#tuac5minchallenge – Day 4

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today it´s time to share another The Ugly Art Club #tuac5minchallenge with you. Here is my take for today:

Talk about candy colours there. I had a tiny sugar bag from some of my travels in a junk bag and a paperclay DIY frame I did a while back with a mold. And some stenciling on a black piece of cardstock from back in the day testing my STAMPlorations stencil designs on paper. The piece of lace is misted and was also in my junk bag. For the background I added a layer of Distress Stain, then some Dina Wakley crayons in black and the rest I just layered.

The video is again up on my YouTube channel too. Hope you like it. I must say I stopped the timer two times, because my adhesive was stuck in the bottle, so I had to get it running again. I thought that sould be ok, not to count such mishappenings into the total 5 minutes. The sentence “kleine Sünden” means translated: “small sins” and refers to the sugar bag piece in the frame..

See you again tomorrow!!!
xxx, Sanna


Cardboard house-box, altered – STAMPlorations

Hi there everyone, it´s my turn to share another Mixed Media Tutorial over at STAMPlorations blog today. I´ve again prepared another altered cardboard house for today´s post. Here is what the finished project looks like:

Like on my last months post, I altered this tiny house with stencils, adding texture, depth and layers using two different ones. For today´s post, I thought I´d tape a process video for you to watch – hope you like it!! So happy to see my tiny cardboard house collection growing !!

Here are the steps:
1) Apply a layer of gesso onto the cardboard base, let dry properly.
2) Take the “Lupinus” stencil and apply Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel thru the stencil on all four sides and the roof. Leave open, untreated areas on all sides of the house. Let dry.
3) Paint the house with acrylic paint/chalkboard paint in “Tan” tone. Let dry.
4) Rub flower/plant themed black rub-ons onto each side of the house and to the roof areas using an ice-cream stick or a rub-on tool.

5) Mix some Mirrorball glitter with the Glass Bead Glitter Gel together. Apply with a palette knife onto the house walls and the roof areas using the “Barley” stencil. Let dry properly.
6) Add black ink droplets on all stenciled areas. Let dry.
7) Decorate with DIY paperclay and resin flowers and pink misted velvet ribbon.
8) Rub sentiment rub-ons onto white cardstock, mist the cardstock with light green spray ink and fussy cut into banners. Adhere with craft glue onto the roof next to the flowers.

This house is quite tiny indeed, I´ve taken a photo with the flower and the pineapple and the pineapple looks huge next to the house, which only measures 8 cm´s in height (approx. 3,5 inch).

I hope you have enjoyed this month´s tutorial idea and get inspired to play with your stencils and paints. While you are at it, do submit your projects to our mixed media challenge!!

I´m leaving you today with a reminder to remember to take advantage of my personal discount code. Feel free to add “STAMPGIRLSANNA” upon checkout to receive 20% off your order!! It´s valid for regular and sale items :).

See you next month with another mixed media project again,