Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mixed Media Girls trio

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome!
Irit is here again and this is my second February tutorial for you.

Today I am going to share small art pieces made with small  boards using 3 similar but totally different Sin City stamps in 3 different color schemes.
The only paint I used here are mists and  I wanted to show you my most favorite way to add stamped images to textured surfaces.

Product list:
Sin City stamps
Face profile line art
Classic face 3/4 view line art
Face 3/4 view strand of hair
Natural Beauty word phrase
Happy Birthday phrase
Old style key Dream word

Other products:
Mixed Media boards- chipboards or sturdy cardboard.
Texture paste Clear
Crackle paste
Black permanent ink
Color ink mists
Tissue paper
Ribbon, wool, yarn
White gesso
Gel medium

Step by step instructions:
1. Cover three boards with white gesso and let it dry.

2. Add a thick layer of Clear texture paste using three different small stencils. Use a different stencil on each board.

3. Remove the stencils. The paste becomes clear when dry.

4. Cover the edges of each board with white crackle paste. Again, the magic word: Let it dry!
You see the crackles when it's dry, not before.

5. Stamp all three face stamps using permanent black ink onto white tissue paper.

6. Tear each stamped image apart and glue over the boards as shown with Gel medium over and under the stamped piece.

7. Glue the " hair" to each image: the ribbon, yarn and the natural wool . The colors don't  matter as we cover the hair with a thick layer of white gesso.

8. Mist each board with different colors. Pick the colors that fit the stamped image mood. For this pretty, but angry lady, a vintage mix of colors was the best choice.

9. Mist the second board with some shabby, dreamy colors.

 10. Mist the last board with a mix of lovely pastel colors.

11.Stamp the sentiments for each board in the same  black ink and tissue way.
Natural beauty was the best sentiment for the "angry" lady.
Dream key was the choice for the second one.
For the bright board stamp " Happy Birthday" sentiment and tear the word Happy.
Glue all words with Gel Medium.

I really hope that you liked my small art pieces (bigger than ATC, but not the card size).
You can also buy almost all of the stamps in this Natural Beauty sheet of rubber.
 See you again next month!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Beautiful Dreamer Mixed Media Wall Art

Hi everyone!
Jenn here with you today to share my latest project using beautiful stamps from Sin City Stamps!

For this wall hanging I used the following supplies:
Sin City Stamps Love of Butterflies
8X12 art board
Heavy black gesso
Crackle paste
Spray inks in shades of teal, purple, and gold
3D Matte gel
Hot Glue
Embossing powders
Micro beads
bits and baubles...(stash)

So here is how it was done...!

1. Start by covering your surface with black gesso and let dry.
Using an old credit card or spatula scrape on the crackle paste in different levels, (thin in some thicker in others)
Let this dry.
Keep in mind that if you are using a heat tool that the crackle paste will bubble if you hold heat in one area for too long so be sure to move it constantly around your surface.

2. Using the stamps and black archival ink randomly stamp onto the white crackle paste and let dry. Now you can spray on some color!

3.While you are waiting for the colors to dry, start to prepare your stamped butterflies.
Use a ink color of your choice and embossing powder in either clear or an iridescent such as I did. Dry with heat tool and cut out. Set these aside.

4. Now for some real fun!! 
Gather up all of the bits, baubles and flowers you have chosen and lay them out how you want them on your piece. Once you do this and get the look you want I recommend you snap a quick photo to refer as you glue it all down.

5. Glue everything in place and then let dry. Once it dries cover all of the bits with black gesso but do not paint the crackle space.

6. Now lightly brush a mixture of white gesso and crackle paste on the bits but do not cover all of the black. Once you have let it dry and then spray your ink colors one at a time drying in between until you achieve the desired look. I also used a brush to apply some gold I added at the end as well as with the teal in some areas. Finish it all off with micro beads for texture. Place the beautiful butterflies where you like to finish!

 I hope you find inspiration in this project and that it guides you to make one of your own! 
Remember to go to Sin City Stamps to purchase these any many other beautiful stamps!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tag, You're It!!

Hi Everyone!

Here I am again to share my latest creations with you using more of the amazing stamps available at the Sin City Store! I've created some tags for my post today - I love to alter and decorate tags - any size with any images! Hope you like them!

Supplies List:
  • Sin City Stamps: Flower and Bird Sketches (Bird & Flowers) & Dandelion Wishes with Butterflies (Butterfly)
  • Paper Towel - a great way to use your "mop up" roll from excess ink sprays etc. - "recycling"!!
  • Matt Medium
  • Hole Punch
  • Kraft Colored Paper/Card
  • Black ink pad
  • String
  • Cardboard scrabble tile "words"
  • Embellishments: scraps of muslin, feathers, paper flowers & leaves, pearls etc.
  • General craft items: scissors, glue

Let's start - these are relatively quick to make so it's something that can be achieved in a sitting and give you the satisfaction of creating something in a few hours or less!

1. As always gather your supplies so everything is close by to grab as you go! Start with your "mop up" roll of paper towel - you can also use tissue paper or deli paper or even gelli plate prints for covering your tags if you don't have a "mop up" ink spray roll. I love the texture of the paper towel which is why I have chosen to use it for these tags!

2. Using any type of Matt Medium smother the tags with this adhesive and lay down flat on your paper towel. Note: the tags will want to curl so place an old book or something heavy over them to keep them flat and to make sure they adhere to the paper towel evenly.

3. Once the matt medium is dry you can trim around your tags and grab a hole punch to put the hole "back" into the top of the tag!

4. Next step is to stamp your gorgeous Sin City Stamps! The aim of these tags is to make them quick and simple using black ink stamp onto the Kraft colored paper or card and then cut out.
 I used one image per tag.

5. The last step is to play around with your chosen embellishments and start to lay out everything on your tags until you achieve the look you are happy with! I'm not a "arranger" so I tend to procrastinate and change my mind a lot LOL!!!
Use whatever you have in your stash - you don't need a lot - the idea is not to cover the entire tag - we want to see those gorgeous colors on the background!
To finish attach string to the tops.

6. And the finished tags!

Hope you feel inspired to create!
This technique is one that can be used over again with any images!
 Perfect for gift tags!!

Here's all the quick links you need to get creating with "Sin City":
Sin City Stamps Store
Sin City Stamps Facebook Group

Have a great day and happy creating!


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Seaside In Your Pocket Match Box Shrine

Hi all

Today I am going to show you how to create this nautical matchbox shrine.

Close up of completed project

Close up of full shrine

You will need

Match Box
Decoupage glue
Blue paint and dark blue ink
Paint brush
Clear drying adhesive
White cardstock
Wood grain patterned paper or tissue
Seaside embelleshments

Close up of products used on project
1. Paint the white cardstock blue, then once the paint has dried, stamp with the spiral shell.
Close up of covered match box
2. Adhere the wood grain print to the matchbox bottom with the decoupage glue.

close up of match box insode
3. Cut the netting to cover the top of the matchbox. Use the clear drying glue to hold it in place.

Match box with net on top
4. Stamp out the anchor from the Nautical 2 set onto white cardstock and color in with a marker.
decorated match box
5. Cut out the anchor and wrap a bit of twine around it before attaching to the front of the matchbox. 
Adhere any other sea side embellishments to the anchor.
Close up inside of shrine

6.Stamp onto a scrap of cardstock one of the small fish from the Nautical 2 stamp set and color in with a marker before gluing to the inside of the matchbox.

Add a few more shells inside.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Cheery Greetings Card

Hi Chris here and today I am excited to share this bright and cheery card I created with Sin City Stamps!

Sin City Stamps Supplies 

Other Supplies
Burlap, Patterned paper, Cording, markers or watercolors, water brush, Archival Ink, cardstock

To create this card start by stamping the script from Art Journaling #2  onto cardstock. 
 I did stamp the stamp twice since it only covered half of the paper.
Don't worry if you don't get the script exactly aligned, it won't show in the end product! 

Stamp the tree rings from the Knock on Wood Stamp Set  over the script.

Mat onto patterned paper and wrap a coordinating cord or fiber around the edge and attach to card 
On another piece of cardstock stamp the flower bunch from Flower & Bird Sketches Stamp Set

Color your image using markers or watercolors. 

Mat flower image onto burlap then attach to your card.

Here is the finished project again! Hope you are inspired to get stamping!