Hello everyone, it´s my turn to share another mixed media tutorial over at the STAMPlorations blog today. It´s so good to be back after the summer break! Today I´d like to share my take on artist trading coins – here are the finished coins:
Now to the steps:
Step 1: Die cut 2,5 inch sized circles from kraft cardstock. Next take border stickers (from older stash) and adhere onto the circles – position as you prefer. Now take the „Barley“ stencil and apply iridescent medium thru the stencil onto the circles. Let dry properly before moving over to the next step.
Step 2: Spray golden spray pink (preferedably with a little glimme in it for a nice shine) onto the circles and after the spray ink has dried, apply brown ink ont the stenciled areas with a foam. This way the stenciled pattern shows thru much better. Next fussy cut suitable paper pieces and adhere onto the coins with a paper glue. I used handmade paper with leaf patterns for this purpose.
Step 3: Now add a stemped sentiment. I used the „Woodland friends“ stamp set for this purpose. Stamping onto a irregular surface using a stamping tool like Misti or similar, will help to create a perfect stamp image.
Step 4: Decorate with additional border sticker pieces, glitter glue dots, fussy cut pieces of old book pages and white gel pen. Add as many little details as you.
I hope you have enjoyed my take on Artist Trading Coins. See you with another tutorial next month! Until then, happy crafting!!!
Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your Saturday. There´s one post that totally slipped my mind and I forgot to post it here. Mother´s Day is a while back already, but I´m still going to share this little card step-by-step idea here today with you.
I´ve used quite a big selection of Tattered Angels spray inks on this card. Mainly to color the Krumspring Stamps heart stamp with them (all tone in tone, except for the bright blue tone). For even more spray ink tones check the Canvas Corp Brands store 😉 …
This is a very monochromatic card and I could not resist adding a layer of iridescent creative medium on top of the misted background. This gives the background nice dimention and adds a beautiful shine to the card when you tilt it.
Then a selection of pink/purple stay ink tones to color the heart adds a really nice centerpiece for the card. I still love using wood veneer on my projects. I am sadly slowly but surely running out of the Studio Calico figures – they are/were really great and work on so many projects. Too bad I didn´t buy more back in the day ;-).
I´ll leave you with a short start-to-finish video to go with the card – hope you enjoy it!
Wishing you a lovely, relaxing weekend!!!
Hello there, everyone! Another month, another new challenge!!! Did you have a good time with the February Mixed Media Card Challenge? I did! Now off to yet another fun and interesting challenge! This months challenge is all about TREES and as an optional element you should use BIRDS!
At first I thought it would be a hard one to do, but then I was going thru my stencil stash from The Crafter´s Workshop and there it was, the perfect tree stencil (well, it´s more of a tree trunk actually). I immediately got inspired to use it for this challenge. Here is how my card turned out:
Again I used a piece of white cardstock as a starting point. I first added a stamped border onto the left side of the card. Stamped with black Archival Ink by Ranger. Next I placed the tree trunk stencil onto the paper and using a palette knive applied Turquoise Iridescent Creative Medium by Imagine Crafts onto the paper. Because the background is white, the turquoise iridescent tone will only lightly show, so it is more a resist area in the end.
Next I added a layer Glimmer Mist onto the background. I used Sun Sisters, Kiwi and Tea Cup tones by Tattered Angels. I let the spray ink dry for a while, then I wiped with a damp cloth over the tree to remove the spray ink from those areas. Since the ink soaks into the paper a bit, the tree turns lightly „toned“ in the process, which I a very cool effect, actually. Totally accidental, but I really like the 3-toned trunk image!
I however wanted the background to be much bolder, so I went and sprayed some Marmalede Glimmer Mist over the paper as a second spray ink layer. I only left the green area as it was. Now you could actually see the tree in there. Next I used a Finnabair sentiment stamp from the „Don´t forget to fly“ cling stamp set and stamped onto a strip of white paper with black ink. Then I glued the sentiment on it´s place with Aleene´s Tacky Glue. I then added some Studio Calico wood veneer pieces – incl. birds – all over the tree. There is also some stamping on the background – the stamp is from the same set like the sentiment. Finally I added „artistical“ leaves – created with green Glimmer Glaze droplets here and there next to the tree branches. Oh, and I also added some doodling around the edges. This is how the finished card looks like:
I hope you will find time to join in with us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog for this months fun challenge! See you there! Remember, you will need to create a card (the rules are at the right side bar on the MMCC blog). Now hop over to see what my design team colleagues created!!!
See you at MMCC,
Hello there! Time to share some extra inspiration for the Mixed Media Card Challenge blogs January challenge with you. This month you are requested to create a CARD with the theme beginnings and as an optional element you should use sequins.
I first added spray ink (green, pink and yellow by Tattered Angels) onto a piece of watercolor paper and let it dry.
Next all I needed to do was to stamp a sentiment. I chose to use a Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz set called Crazy Talk. I used a black Distress Ink for stamping.
Finally I also added some random wood veneer pieces here and there for addtional detail and also added some black pen outlining to the sentiment and the stars to make them stand out more from the background.
I hope you will find time to join in on this months challenge with us! I love the MMCC blog´s challenges as you have lots of creative freedom in what way use decide to use the theme and optional elements. As long as it is a mixed media card, you are good to go! Have fun!
See you at MMCC,
Hello everyone, sharing my second to last post over at The Crafter´s Workshop blog today (where has the time gone!? – I sure will miss this team…) I have a new addiction and that is the Imagine Crafts iridescent paste!! I just love it! It is absolutely gorgous against a black background. And needless to say The Crafter´s Workshop stencils and that paste are a match made in heaven!
Here are four cards I created using the paste with stencils and I am totally in love with how the backgrounds turned out:
Just look at that fabulous shine when light hits the dry pasted surface!!!
And creating the backgrounds is super easy! You just grab the tones you like, place a stencil of your choice over the black cardstock and apply the paste:
I used the iridescent green, pink, blue and purple on my cards. The paste is white when applied, but already has a little shine/shimmer to it. The whole beauty of it will show after it has dried up. And just look at the new stencils in combination with these pastes, aren´t they just gorgeous?
After removing the stencils (remember to clean them after using them with the paste) leave the paper to dry and when it´s all dry, you can go and finish the cards or whatever projects you were planning on creating. This is what I did:
I kept each card in one color tone (monochromatic) to make the paste stand out more. Only the white texture spray adds a little color contrast. I also did some serious stash busting by using older flowers and embellishments on the embellishment clusters.
Wishing you a lovely day,
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member
Believe Script – The Crafters Workshop 6×6
Mini Stepping Stones – The Crafters Workshop 6×6
Mini Rug – The Crafters Workshop 6×6
Mini Tiled Flower – The Crafters Workshop 6×6
Iridescent Creative Medium (pink, green, blue, purple) – Imagine Crafts
Colored Texture Spray (Wedding Dress) – Imagine Crafts
Black cardstock – Bazzill
White Cardstock – American Crafts
Other – Flowers, Rhinestones, Stamps, Stickers, Wood veneer, Chipboard, Buttons