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Flamerick Art Blog

Art blog for Flamerick Art on Youtube. This will track daily musings of Goh Daolin and his art works and review current trends and new scrapbooking and mixed media products. 

 

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Made With Love Design Team Project - Fall/Autumn Junk Journal

Daolin Goh

All materials used can be found at Made With Love.

Materials used:
Paper:
Bo Bunny Dreams of Autumn Ephemera
Bo Bunny 12"by 12"Dreams of Autumn collection: Pines Cones, Autumn Foxes and Autumn Sweater Weather
Carta Bella 12"by 12" Hello Fall - Fall Forest and Falling Leaves
Graphic45 12"by 12" Vintage Hollywood Tinseltown

Mixed Media Products:
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Reinker Ground Espresso and Fossilized Amber
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Fired Brick

Dies:
Maya Road Steel Dies (Doilies)
Sizzix Thinlets Tim Holtz Travelers Words

Stamps:
Stampers Anonymous Tiny Things 2 and Noble Gentlemen

Others:
Red and Cream Ribbon
Red waxed cord

Sometimes, I get inspiration from a product kit with all its eclectic element and build upon it. And one of my favorite products out there is the Bo Bunny Ephemera Kits which are often a fun mish-mash of past collection that works well with the color palette of the current collection. 

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Although we don't have fall/autumn in Singapore (we are on the equator!), the colors have always fascinated me and one day I do hope to travel somewhere during their fall season to experience the browns, reds, yellows and oranges. 

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The junk journal is done together simply with a pamphlet stitch. Do take Stacy's class which is available at Made With Love which shows the different ways to bind pages to form a book. 

The focus however of today is on the dyed paper. These are copy paper, white cardstock, and note cards that I have dyed with Ground Espresso and Fossilized Amber Distress ink and then subsequently, swiped it against the Barn Door distress oxide smooshed onto the non-stick craft mat spritzed with water. 

DYEING THE PAPER:
Step 1: Take a food zip lock bag and fill it with a small amount of water (make sure it is not leaking!)
Step 2: Drop in 2 dropper load full of Tim Holtz' Ground Espresso Re-inker solution into the bag and mix it well. 
Step 3: Put the papers into the bag and let it soak for a few minutes after sealing the zip lock bag.
Step 4: Fill a spritzer bottle with 1 dropper load full of Tim Holtz' Fossilized Amber Re-inker solution and fill the rest of the bottle with water.
Step 5: Take the paper out of the bag and spritz the areas where the dye didn't fill up with the Fossilized Amber solution. 
Step 6: Take Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink pad and smoosh onto a Ranger non-stick craft mat and spritz water over it. This activates the Distress Oxide. 
Step 7: Use the Ranger Heating Tool and proceed to dry each piece of paper and dab gently onto the Barn Door Distress Oxide halfway through drying process and continue to apply heat until it is completely dry. Watch the oxide magic happen!

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I chose some fall papers that I've cut down to 6" by 9" and selected some of the 6" by 9" papers from the ephemera kit. With the dyed paper and the fall themed papers, I folded them into four signatures to be sewed into the book. 

Embellishment
I made little tabs from the die cut circle pieces from the ephemera kit as well as die cut doilies that were also dyed in the same way. I also fussy cut around some of the design paper for the autumn leaves medallions. I took the die cuts from the kit as well as cut outs from Graphic45's Tinseltown 12" by 12" paper from the Vintage Hollywood collection to fill the book with photomats, embellishments and mini cards. Some of the left over dyed paper I cut into smaller pieces and stamped Stampers Anonymous' images from the Noble Gentleman and Tiny Things 2 collection. 

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Enjoy! 

Made With Love Design Team Project - A Nature Journal of Quotes

Daolin Goh

*All supplies are available at Made With Love*

Paper:
Vicki Boutin - Watercolor Journaling Pages (they take on water based medium really really well)
American Crafts - Cardstocks
Pink Paislee - Spellcast 12
Graphic45 - Nature Sketchbook's Diary of a botanist

Mediums:
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint Ruby and Night
Distress Paint Evergreen Bough and Mustard Seed
Distress Oxides: Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Fired Brick and Walnut Stain

Stencils:
Tim Holtz Mini Stencils Set 29 and Stencil THS009

Stamps:
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Illustrated Garden

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Sometimes, life can throw many challenges at you all at the same time and one can easily feel overwhelmed. So whenever I can, I take a little trip down to Bedok Reservoir to look at nature and look at the weeping willows, the trees and the water. 

This time, I was very much inspired to do a nature journal but instead of filling it with writings on the object of nature, I filled it instead with my favorite quotes. Some of this quotes are written by a friend (who also provided some of the nice nature sketches too). 

Because I can't draw to save my life, I got a friend who was a sweetheart that could do really nice sketches to add to the quote book. 

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In terms of the creative direction, I wanted the following elements: clean and simple mixed media, minimalism and letting the words speak for themselves.

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A few tips: 
1) Always consider different ways to introduce words into quote books: brush lettering, regular writing, typewriter etc. to add interest and emphasis on the words you want the most attention to be drawn to. It is your book, so you can decide on the sort of focus you want. 
2) Keep it simple and make it about the words and not about the images. They help to frame and tell your stories and not the other way around. Hence I went for a more minimalist approach to the design. 
3) I intend to continue adding new pages along the way so consider a format of a book where pages can be added in easily. 

Hope you enjoyed the project.

Hanami Garden Mini Album and Cards

Daolin Goh

This is one of my favorite things out of Creativation 2017. When I saw it finally at my local scrap booking store, I knew I would need to do a mini album with it. 

And this Japanese themed sort of look has been in trend for quite a while. I used two releases from Hero Arts stamp to add to the image including the layered Koi and the origami from last year's release. 

I even made some cards because the papers were just so pretty. 

I even found some papers in my stash that worked well with it like the scrap piece from Basic Grey. 

The video flip through below. Enjoy!!!

Steampunk Junk Journal

Daolin Goh

So what do you do when you are stuck at home, sick in your *new* craftroom (it was not exactly new like a new location per se, I just cleaned it up and did some furniture changes and am l LURV-ing the new look)... Well, you craft. 

I took out some of my beloved old vintage items, the bo bunny beautiful dreamer's ephemera pack and some scraps I have and voila: a steampunk junk journal. Enjoy!

Absolutely LOVE the cover and the buckle.

Lovely charms eh

The letterpressed image up close. 

5 Questions and Made With Love Design Team Project 12

Daolin Goh

Hey all! Sorry that I have been away! Been too caught up "eating sand" when I was called back for outfield in the Air Force for the entire month of October. 

For my international readers, in Singapore, all healthy men are required to be conscripted into the Army/Air Force/Navy for two years after the age of 16. After that two years, we are still called back annually for training and exercises which sometimes involves going off to deserts or the forests for a short period. 

That aside, it seems that I will be putting up more content from now on since the "dust have settled" so to speak. 

For this round of Design Team, we were given 5 questions to share about ourselves as designers and as people. In between the sharing below, I will be sharing a project I did for the store which are mostly from Safari Adventure Collection from Graphic 45 and is available at Made with Love. 

1) Who am I ?

Probably the hardest question out of the lot! I often pride myself in trading off parts of my identity to discover and learn new things so every attempt to answer this question is merely a snapshot of the person I am at the current moment. I was born and raised in Singapore and I am a Pharmacist by training working in a local government-linked hospital. My role focuses on health bioinformatics, procurement and supply chain.  If I am not crafting, you can find me reading, pondering about life, or working out in a gym.  

2) What is my creative style ?

As a reflection of my desire to explore different facets of life through different lenses, my creative style is often quite varied, allowing different influences, both contemporary and traditional, to inform my works. I have found myself gravitating towards old vintage designs or strong graphical/geometric styles.

3) What inspires me ?

Tactility.

For me, it isn't just the visual components of daily life that inspire me but the ability to feel these things: like a brick wall, a texture of variety of fabrics, and my most favorite is that of paper! I often also turn to the online community through platforms like Pinterest, Youtube and Facebook to allow other works to inspire me from time to time (especially when I am in a state of creative drought!)

4 What I love about being Singaporean ?

Friends and family. This is the place where I have met most of the people who are important to me and have made this place home. 

5) What do I wish for ?

I wish for people to extend graciousness rather than selfishness, and embrace an attitude of abundance rather than scarcity. We can all afford to win one less argument, and to share what we have with another. 

Til next time!

Made with Love Design Team Project 11 - Masculine Mini Album

Daolin Goh

The new papers from Kaisercraft called Barber Shoppe is very inspiring and I was so glad I got a chance to make stuff with it. There will be a tutorial coming soon on how I make the cover as well as a video of the flip through of the mini album on my youtube soon. 

Meanwhile, photos below for your enjoyment! All supplies are available at Made With Love!

Interactive feature! The gears move!

Interactive feature! The gears move!

Loads of tags for journalling and small photos!

Loads of tags for journalling and small photos!

Yes! Even a pop up feature!

Yes! Even a pop up feature!

The Maya Road Transparencies work so well in this project!

The Maya Road Transparencies work so well in this project!

Paper Bag Folio Hybrid Mini Album - Made With Love Design Team 3

Daolin Goh

Back to my grungy distressed look, here's a paper bag folio hybrid mini album. 

See video below for a more detailed flip through. Inside the video, I also share the rub-on resist technique I've been using quite recently.

*Supplies are available at Made With Love*

Supplies used:

Papers:
Kaisercraft Art of Life Creative 12 by 12
Kaisercraft Art of Life Always 12 by 12
Kaisercraft Art of Life Everyday 12 by 12
Kaisercraft Art of Life Moments 12 by 12
Kaisercraft Art of Life Acetate Specialty Negative 12 by 12
Kaisercraft Art of Life Brave 12 by 12
Kaisercraft Art of Life Loved 12 by 12
Bazzill Cardstock
American Crafts Dual Tone Glitter Black 12 by 12

Stamps:
Prima Marketing Finnabair Old Town Mixed Media Rubber Stamp Set
7Gypsies Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set
Wendy Vecchi Stampers Anonymous Approved Art SCS121

Stickers, Rub Ons:
Tim Holtz Alpha Parts Arrows and Numbers
Kaisercraft Art of Life Sticker sheet (comes in bonus pack)
Kaisercraft Violet Crush Rub Ons

Mediums:
Distress Stain Blueprint Sketch
Distress Stain Aged Mahogany
Distress Stain Black Soot
DIstress Inks Scattered straw
Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch
Distress Inks Aged Mahogany
Distress Inks Pumice Stone
Beacons 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Punch and Die cuts:
Tim Holtz Sizzix Branch Large Punch
Tim Holtz Sizzix Labels Thinlets
Tim Holtz Sizzix Handwritten Journey Thinlets
Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Gears Bigz Die

Embellishments:
Tim Holtz Ideology Ornate Plates
Tim Holtz Ideology Adage Tickets

Starting a Blog Again. Nature-Themed Coffee-Sleeve Mini Album

Daolin Goh

As with all things in life, sometimes, we try and try again until we succeed and until we make it work for us. My love-hate relationship with the blogosphere is sort of like that. 

To maintain content, to find something to talk about and to always write are skills that I am still learning. However, I find it increasing necessary to maintain a blog rather than just a youtube page because many of us are still readers and many of us still learn and/or are inspired by still pictures rather than moving pictures. 

Therefore, on top of my youtube channel: flamerickart, I have decided to restart a website and a blog as a way to interact with the crafty world once again. A daunting task no doubt, but who learns by being afraid? 

My first post will be of a Nature-themed Starbucks Coffee-sleeve Mini Album. This mini can house those cute mini polaroids. I've taken great care to reproduce backgrounds that represents a contrast between nature and the industrial look. 

The faux patina of the background against a more nature themed florals creates a sweet contrast that should remind one of a scene of an abandoned old volkswagon in the middle of temperate forests. Enjoy the pictures above and video below. Cheers. :D