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.
First off the page project for Me, September and Challenges ...
Hello my lovely friends and
visitors, I hope your week is going well.
I really hope I'm not going
to bore you lovely lot as I am stepping up my production line of off the page
projects. I purchased the last Crafters
Companion inspiration magazine: although calling it a magazine doesn't seem
quite enough lol! I'm hoping to purchase
them again. It was my first time and I
was completely stunned by the amount of ‘goodies’ that were in the pack. Today’s creation came about by me wanting to
use one of my older stamps with the new stamp and die set in the magazine. We love this and may not give this one away. Anyway, enough of my rabbit here it is …
The front view straight on, then sideways
That lovely super soft braid and the lovely stamped detail
This stamp and die is going to be used a lot!
The back/inside of the box, and close up of that lovely detail
Close up of the vellum poppies on the inside
A final look at the inside
I love it! Hope you all love it too!
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
did the normal stamping and colouring of the poppy stamps onto a C6’ish piece
of card, snippets of card, SU DP, and vellum.
Once I had coloured the poppies I left them overnight to completely dry
because I wanted to experiment with how the stamped and coloured card looked
but I didn’t want to ruin the layers of poppies that I had stamped and
coloured. I grabbed some left over/rejects
from a previous project and played.
recently learnt from Becca that if I ‘seal/set’ the colour/ink/paint with a
layer of matt medium gel the colour/ink/paint will never move. I tried this out on some reject/left over
pieces and loved the look. I covered the
poppy base layer and individual flowers with the matt medium.
back and experimenting with the left over pieces I’ve found that adding a layer
of matt medium strengthens the card before fussy cutting it. I’ve had regular cases where the skinny parts
of the fussy cut images fall off: that did not happen so will be doing that again! I’ve also found that by adding the layer of
matt medium then your project is protected from any water/spray accident and
you can clean/dust the object too, thanks Becca for sharing your findings with
us your tutorial has saved me a lot of practice finding out what works and why
the card parts were stamped, coloured, protected and fussy cut I layered them
up onto the outside of the box. I
applied the base layer with Collall extra sticky glue and ‘clear’ foam pieces
for the decoupage flowers.
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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 soonttfn Karen x
Tools & Supplies
Douglass A6 A Little Bit Sketchy Daisies & Poppies stamp set; poppy stamp
from Crafters Companion Inspiration Issue 7
Die Cutting Machine &
Dies: Poppy die from Crafters
Companion Inspiration Issue 7
Miscellaneous Tools: paint brushes & pipettes from Spectrum Noir
Perfectly Primary; pot of water; cutting knife and mat
Card Paper: snippets of Crafters Companion A4 Centura Pearl snow
white accents; SU DP #; vellum snippets #
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours: Spectrum Noir AquaTints Perfectly Primary; Ranger
Archival Jet Black IP; The Works Gold Acrylic Paint
Embellishments: snippets lace #; WOC rose & leaf; self adhesive
ribbon from Country View Crafts
Adhesives/Mediums: Pebeo Matt Medium gel; Collall sticky glue; clear
foam pads #
Other: wooden box that held wooden laser cut embellishments
VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 4 years