Welcome to my blog! I am a stamp addict who has become obsessed with Mixed Media techniques and learning new techniques! I’m trying to learn how to draw and paint using books and social media. I love creating cards and mixed media projects for others and my family. I blog to keep a record of my progress.
An off the page experiment with old and new stamps ...``
Hello my lovely friends and
visitors, I hope your week is going well.
I have been playing again, I’ve been having so much fun too. Some of my experiments have worked and some
have not, but it was good to play and create a couple of off the page projects
and a tutorial for House of Cards. Today
I have my summer colours project to share with you and here it is …
was very lucky to win the July candy at Country View Crafts blog and challenge
and I was sent some lovely lush goodies, one of which is A4 bare chipboard
sheets: I love bare chipboard because of what I can create with it J. I cut my
chipboard into A5 size and die cut a large circle. Then I did the following steps:
1. Added a layer of white gesso and left to dry;.
2. Painted the circle in DecoArt Americana Buff
acrylic paint and left to dry.
a lot of white card snippets from my DT creations at the beginning of the
month. I keep a bag for the snippets on
my desk and I check it before I start a new project. Then I followed these steps:
3. I stamped the Sheena Douglass flowers with black
Staz On ink onto the snippets;
4. I used Perfectly Primary SNAT’s to create a peachy/orange
shade in my paint pallette.
next step was when I decided to experiment with an idea I had a couple of
months ago. I like/love glazes but I’m trying
to use the last of my old colouring supplies.
I have inks that are 10+ year’s old, pots of Pebeo acrylics that are
about 3-5 years old, a watercolour pallette, 10+ years, and they will not be
replaced. I would love to have more SNAT’s
and H2Os (I’ve heavily used H2Os this summer), but I am sticking to my pledge
of now colour purchases until the old are gone.
I have mixed my SNAT’s with white acrylic paint but the end result was
not nice, to put it mildly lol!
5. I added a small blob of glossy gel in my paint
palette and blended the peach ink until I was happy with the colour.
6. The mix was a little too thick so I added water
to loosen the mix.
7. I started to colour my stamped poppies and
left to dry.
8. I added more red to the glaze to create a
darker orange and I added depth and shadow and left to dry.
9. I created a lime green glaze in the same way.
Once the flowers were dry I fussy cut the poppies out and stuck those and
decoupaged some of them too to my chipboard circle.
11. I made a little blend of red and yellow and
coloured up some more snippets that I stamped with orange Staz On and I fussy
cut them too and framed the circle.
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is open world wide to new and old Followers. I would love it if my
current Followers were to add their name too, for the post with the link you
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Thank you so much for taking
the time to visit and comment. I really
do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this
week ttfn Karen x
Tools & Supplies
Sheena Douglass A6 A Little
Bit Sketchy: Poppies and Daisies stamp set
PaperArtsy JOFY Mini 34 Stamp
Die Cutting Machine &
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Spellbinders Large Classic
Paint pallette; paintbrushes;
pot of water; pallette knife
Country View Crafts Chipboard
Snippets of Crafters
Companion A4 Centura Pearl Snow White Accents card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Staz On IP: Jet Black #
DecoArt Americana Acrylic
Spectrum Noir AquaTints:
The Works self adhesive gems
Glossy Gel Medium
all purpose glue; foam pads
VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 5 years