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Monday, June 6, 2022

June My Monthly Hero Release!

Hello! Today I'm joining the release blog hop for the June My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts! I am so in love with this beautiful mermaid-themed kit. The images are large and fun to color, and the artwork is spectacular!

For my project, I created a mini flat-lay art journal! If you're interested to learn how I made the actual journal, leave a comment and let me know. Maybe I'll pull together a video - I've been wanting to get back into video making.


But for my project today, I'm sharing the art journal spread I created using the kit.


I used some old acrylic paints from my stash to create the background. Texture was layered on with Abstract Waves and Tile Pattern stencils using more paint and Glitter Hero Paste. White bubbles were adding by painting white paint onto bubble wrap and pressing it gently onto the page.


For the ocean floor, I added one of my very favorite things - Sand Embossing Powder!


The mermaid and seaweed were stamped onto Dina Wakley Collage Tissue Paper with Intens-ified Black Ink, colored lightly with Copics and added with matte medium. Once the glue was dry, I added Stabilo pencil - blue and green to the seaweed, and some black around the images. I used a water brush to smear it a bit.


To finish up the page, I added some White Hero Wax around the edges for some extra shine. The mermaid has a lot of texture under her, since I added her over top of my stenciling. If I were to redo it, I would probably add her first, and then add the stenciling. Live and learn. 🙂

Here's a look at this beautiful kit:

Now it's time to hop! Visit these amazing artists and see what they've created today. Every comment you leave along the way gets you in the running for a $50 gift card to the Hero Arts store, drawn randomly from the comments. You have until Sunday, June 12th at 11:59pm Pacific to enter, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.


Thanks for stopping by,

Here's a look at the products included in this release. I don't use affiliate links, this is only for information. If you're going to click to shop, please considering supporting one of the other artists in the blog hop.
June 2022 My Monthly Hero
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Get Them All June Add-ons
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CG883 Dark Sea Bold Prints
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CG884 Antique Hero Map Bold Prints
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CM625 Mermaid Wishes
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DF061 Mermaid Wishes Frame Cuts (D)
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SB318 Mermaid Wishes Bundle
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CM626 Jawsome Sharks
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DF062 Jawsome Sharks Frame Cuts (C)
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SB319 Jawsome Sharks Bundle
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CM627 Message in a Bottle
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DF065 Message in a Bottle Frame Cuts (D)
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SB320 Message in a Bottle Bundle
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CM630 Mermaid Cove
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DF063 Lighthouse & Sailboat Cover...
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DF064 Looking Glass Pearl (E)
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SA197 Tide Stencil
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26 comments:

  1. Beautiful art journal pages! I especially love the stenciling with the Abstract Waves stencil and the sand embossing powder. They add such pop! Also, I would love to see a "how to" on your art journal and how you create it to keep each page layout laying flat. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Oh wow!! I am so loving the pages you created! Beautiful!

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  3. Wow! Would like to see a vid of how you made the art journal layout.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  4. OMG this is awesome! It has so much detail and texture. The mermaid is gorgeous. She really does look like she's under water.

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  5. I really like all of the texture and extra details!
    Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  6. Beautiful journal page! I love the way that you made the mermaid look as if she is underwater! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Ohhhh Libby, I love the sand. This is such a cool beginning to a book.....

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  8. Marisela Delgado said: So lovely. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  9. Absolutely beautiful artwork!

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  10. Beautiful mixed media creation! I actually like the texture under the tissue mermaid, before I read how you did it I was wondering how you got it to look like you were looking through ripple water at the mermaids.

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  11. She is such an inspiration to your journal! She looks great with mixed media!

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  12. OMG your pages are fabulous - love all the yummy texture on them

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  13. Love the addition of the air bubbles around
    the mermaid. Wonderful journal cover.
    thanks for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Your background is amazing and so is that beautiful mermaid.

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  15. Fabulous mermaid journal cover, Libby! Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Fantastic journal page! I love the texture you added!

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  17. Gorgeous journal page! Love all colors and textures.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Beautiful colors and texture on your pages.

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  19. Wow! Your project is gorgeous! I love the texture!

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  20. I love the texture in your art journal page! The spread just takes me away. It's so vibrant and relaxing.

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  21. What a great scene! Such fun seeing how you used the stamps and the other HA supplies!

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  22. Such an interesting scene! Nice to see how to make images on things other than just cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Love the cool effect with the tissue and stenciled texture

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