Mailart Monday - Art Specially inspiration

Every year I look forward to this event, the Art Specially weekend, and this year it was on April 9th-10th. We went on saturday and it was fantastic! So much to see (and buy) and to do!!
I didn't have time for a lot of make and takes, but this one given by the people at "leuke stempels" booth was a lot of fun and inspiring. A very easy step by step tutorial was given and very easy to make.

A very fun and easy make and take at Art Specially - Leuke Stempels booth. Darkroom door and indigo blu stamps colored with the new distress crayons! #artspecially2016 #leukestempels #rubberstamps #tutorial #mailart #timholtz #distresscrayons #darkroomdoo

Stamps used here are from Darkroom Door postcard and and Indigo Blu peony and Butterfly. After stamping with staz-on the flower/butterfly was colored with distress crayons. Then matted with gel medium to protect the color. The rest of the color was also added with the crayon and because the surface is smooth after the gel medium layer, you can dip your fingers in a baby wipe cloth and blend the colors together more smoothly.

Art Specially event 2016 was really inspiring! Had only time for these 3 make and takes. Learned fun new tchniques with new materials. Can't wait for next year! #artspecially2016 #demo #makeandtake #workshop #artfoamies #distresscrayons #unitystampco #dar
You can see the card I made on the top left. After blending the crayons together I overlayed a stencil and added some color off with a babywipe. Definitely creates a fun effect. I will be making some more to send out to my mail art friends!

The other two make and takes were at the Craftorij stand, on the right Art Foamies with mexed media by Marieke Blokland (blokenote) and the Tag on the bottom by Marleen whom designed some new stamps at Unity. These were all so fun to make! I especially loved the mixed media art flower piece, learned a lot on how to combine certain products like oil pastels over paint. Very useful!

The day left me inspired to create and I definitely got a whole lot of supplies to play with! I got these distress crayons at Leuke Stempels booth
So I went a bit of Cray Cray yesterday at the #artspecially2016 event yesterday. This is part of the loot. And yes had to get the full set. #distresscrayons #timholtz #artsupplies #craftygoodness #colorful #craftygirl #craftyendeavors
Beautiful bright colors, in the color line as all the other distress products, they are so fun to work with!

And this is the loot I brought home:
The loot #artspecially2016 #rubberstamps #stampinup #lostcoastdesigns #carabelle #carmensveranda #stampotique #dylusions #timholtz #katzelkraft #graphic45 #vivadecor #craftsupplies #craftyendeavors #craftygoodness #craftygirl
Stamps from so many companies, but definitely from my favorites Lost Coast Designs, Carmen's Veranda, Katzelkraft, Stampotique, Tim Holtz, Dylusions, Image tree... Looking forward to use these in future projects!

Have a wonderful and creative week!
Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Wow, jij hebt lekker geshopt !!! Ik heb de Distress Crayons ook maar ben er niet echt kapot van ! :O(
    Veel plezier met je aankopen !
    Corrie x

    1. haha, dank je! ik heb echt te veel gekocht, maar in sale bakken bij de craftorij en scrapbook depot zaten echt hele leuke dingen zaterdag! ah jammer dat je de crayons niet geweldig vindt, over gladde oppervlakten willen ze wel een wegvegen, dus het werkt het beste op wat poreus materiaal. misschien later nog een kans geven?

  2. Zo jij kan echt een hele tijd vooruit! Wat een hoop...dat worden een hoop mooie dingen!
    Ik heb de crayons niet gekocht, omdat ik een goedkope soort uit de speelgoedwinkel en de NeocolourII al heb en gebruik...je kan niet aan de gang blijven...en er zijn nog zoveel mooie stempels:) Fijn je gezien te hebben en dat je zo goed geslaagd bent! Groetjes, Gerrina

    1. haha, ik geef de sale bakken bij craftorij en scrapbook depot de schuld! en ja als je al iets vergelijkbaars hebt, hoef je inderdaad niet nog een product dat er op lijkt aan te schaffen. Ik heb nooit crayons gebruikt, dus voor mij is dit iets nieuws (en werd verleid na de make en take) Was heel gezellig je gesproken te hebben en zie ook graag je creaties op je blog :)

  3. Wat leuk dat je zo geïnspireerd bent. Heerlijk zo veel nieuwe spullen

  4. Leuk dat ze hebt genoten bij onze demo en de rest van het AS. wat een geweldig evenement toch! Mooie aankopen! Heel veel plezier ermee.


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