Welcome Home ArtFoamies by Barbara Vaccari
I am really excited today to present my project to you. The idea came to me as I was approaching my Artfoamies and having lots of fun. I have to tell you that these play tools are addictive. The more you play the more you want to explore them. So let me guide you through my simple practice and all together we’ll discover their infinitive possibilities.
I am a fan of the “make it easy” theory but at the same time, I love to end with something to keep in my hand for daily use specially when it comes to a journal. I never have enough.
This is a very easy project to make and you’ll enjoy your finished mini booklet to customize, journal on, doodle or even as happy mail to send to a special friend.
I hope you’ll love this project as much as I enjoyed creating it and had fun with it. Feel free to send me a message or comment if you have questions or doubt into the making.
Below my supply list, I use a A3 piece of paper to work with but you can use whatever size of paper you have handy.
You’re going to need few supplies to start:
- Balzer Designs | Dotted Circle | Foam Stamp
- Balzer Designs | Big Numbers | Foam Stamp
- Cat Kerr | Inchworm | Foam Stamp
- Patti Tolley Parrish | Pictograph 2.0 | Foam Stamp
- A3 piece of paper
- Scissors or exacto knife
- Bone folder or you can use your fingers or ruler for the creases on edges
- Distress Oxides -- mine were: Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, and Seedless Preserves. Feel free to use your favorite colors !
- Palette paper, spray bottle with clean water, Scribble sticks or any other watercolor crayons you already have.
- Finishing: washi tape, scraps from leftovers (even from fabric), fine tip marker in black or favorite color, glue stick.
1. You'll need an A3 size sheet of paper, folded in half lengthwise (horizontally). Make sure all corners meet up. Fold in half again and then fold once more.
I worked as wet on wet technique to enhance the watercolor effect. I continued spritzing with water on foam stamps on each step, taking advantage on all residual color with no waste at all.
Last from me: I keep a Marsiglia bar of soap to wash and clean my foam stamps. They remain soft and sweetly scented 😉
I hope you’ll enjoy my project and can’t wait to see your results. You can reach me at:
I’ll be very happy to meet you there!!!