Girly colored tiny mixed media canvas – Tattered Angels

Hi there everyone! Today I´m sharing a really girly colored, fun and different kind of mixed media canvas over at Canvas Crop Brands blog. Well, different to what I usually make, that is. This one is full of pink and yellow tones!!! Are you ready?

This tiny piece is full of PINK and ribbon and hearts and glitter and just everything I am usually not using :). And you know what, I loved creating it :). The butterfly metal piece in the middle was already pre-treated with Glimmer Mists, when I started with this canvas. That again is one of those pieces I used for filming the Tattared Angels Glimmer Mist video series last year. See those videos here.

I´ve again recorded a process video on how I did the canvas, so hop over to my YouTube channel to see it (go here!). Also if you are interesting on seeing more photos and reading more details, hop over to the Canvas Corp Brands blog (here) to take a look! Hope you like it!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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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,
xxx
Sanna

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DIY Christmas ornament – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there lovelies! Today I´m sharing a fun and easy to do DIY Christmas Ornament idea with you. You can make ornaments yourself and add them to a present to surprise someone you love or just make your own tree decorations. You don´t always have to buy the ornaments from the store. Besides, if you make them yourself, they will be unique!

Here is the finished ornament:     I´ve created a very short video – the steps are really easy to do! – for you to watch, to give you an idea what I did. And the best part is, you are done in no time! So if you are looking for a last minute idea for stocking stuffers or to add to a Christmas present, maybe this DIY Ornament will do the trick?

 

I hope I could inspire you with this idea and hope you get inspired to play a little with paints, glitter and sequins.

I´ve used two pieces on this artwork, that were pre-treated with Glimmer Mist. One is the pearl and the second one is the button in the middle. If you are interested on seeing how I altered the color of those items, do see this and this video on my YouTube channel for more information.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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DIY home decor woodblock with Tattered Angels mists

Hello everyone, today I would like to share a DIY woodblock home decor piece with you. For this piece  I have gathered several misted parts and elements together that I have been working with and on during my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist video series. In that video series I played with Glimmer Mists on various materials, like: paper, fabric, wood, metal, glass, stones and many more. This woodblock features a selection of those materials and shows how much fun it can be to combine these random misted objects to create a home decor piece fro them.  On this blog post I will share the steps on how to create a woodblock decor piece like this – should you be interested in finding out more about the video series, you will find additional links to the ones featured on this project later in this post.

Let start with the steps:

1) Take a wood block and apply Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint (I used the tone Mankato) onto the wood block and let air dry. This paint can be applied directly onto the wood surface, no pre-treating or sanding necessary! Also only one layer was enough for a proper coverage.

2) After the paint layer has dried, take a piece of patterened paper – I used one by 7gypsies – and cut into a slightly smaller size than the wood block and adhere on place with a regular fluid paper glue. They usually dry clear and are strong enough to hold the paper in place. After that add a Glimmer Mist misted piece of tulle on top and then take a with Glimmer Mist misted piece of twine (see the video about fabrics and Glimmer Mist here and here) and wrap around the wood block in random manner several times. Add a few glue drops on top of the twine in the center area to keep the twine from moving.

3) Next start layering random objects to build a focal point onto the woodblock.  I started with a canned corn can lid that was misted with Glimmer Mists. See the full video on Glimmer Mists with Metal part I and part II on the Tattered Angels YouTube Channel. I attached the can lid onto the woodblock with a layer of gel medium. It does take a while to dry properly, but once it is dry, nothing will fall off anymore. Therefore it´s the perfect adhesive for this kind of projects. Above the lid there is a DIY gypsum crown that also got a layer of Glimmer Mist on it. You can alter and tint all kinds of objects with Glimmer Mists to make them match you projects (to see this particular video, go here).  The crown is also adhered to the surface with gel medium. Be sure to let the pieces dry properly before you display the decor piece in your home, otherwise they can still start moving and sliding around on the surface.
4) The woodblock has an inspirational word added to it and builds a set of three block in total. I wanted to create a similar tone to the chipboard piece, so I gently rubbed some Aquamarine Glimmer Mist with my finger onto the surface and let it air dry. Totally simple and easy! For adhering heavier pieces I always use the gel medium as my go-to adhesive.

5) The can lid on it´s own would look a little bit strange, so it still needed a few more decorational layers on top. I added a scallop metal cap (also misted with Glimmer Mist) and a mini compass into the middle of it. They were adhered with gel medium again and were left to set abit before adding the next decorational element around the compass. This way the compass would not move around anymore, when adding the tiny art stones.

6) While recording the Glimmer Mist series, I also had misted these tiny art stones with the spray colors and they were the perfect addition around the compass. I poured some glossy accents onto the empty area before adding the stones one by one. This way they will stick to the bottom without falling off when put on display. All these steps take a little drying time in between steps, so you might want to create this project over several days to make sure the layers have anough time to air dry.

7) For finishing touches I added a misted wood veneer gear and a misted  emphemera paper butterfly from my older stash to create wings for the project. There are also tiny glass beads on each corner adhered with gel medium to add more interest to the project and also to keep the corners of the tulle from moving around, since I could not adhere the tulle onto the woodblock with a heavy adhesive. So the beads do the trick. They, by the way, are out of glass and I misted them with Glimmer Mist and it worked out quite well (see the video here).

8) Finally I added some Nuvo Glitter Drops for additional interest and decortion onto the crown, the butterfly wings and the scalloped bottle cap. This is totally optional, but I do like a hint of glitter here and there on my projects.
Here is the finished piece:


I must say I really like the misted can lid as the focal point of this decor piece. How about that? Using trash to create treasure!! I hope you have enjoyed this home decor project and get inspired to gather some junk from around the house to create a decor piece of your own. Remember also to try out some of the misting ideas shered on the video series on your junk pieces to alter the objects – you´ll be amazed what can lids, stones, brick pieces et cetera can look like when they get a Glimmer Mist coating!! And while you are at it, make a decor piece set, it will look great when put on display at your home. Have fun!!!

Wishing you a great time crafting,
Sanna

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STAMPlorations 5th birthday celebration

STAMPlorations has been and is celebrating all along the month of June on their blog and for today´s post, it´s my turn to share some of my very favorite projects, created with and for STAMPlorations products.

But first let me wish STAMPlorations all the best for their 5th Birthday!!! I wish there will be many, many more to come!!!

And now to my projects: It was so hard for me to pick 3 of my favorite older projects, so I chose to pick various project types; one art journal page, one tag and one ATC project from the past. Here is the art journal page:

This art journal page is also very special, because it features one of my very first stencil designs on it too. Hadn´t there been STAMPlorations, there might not be Sanna Lippert Designs either. So there, I am very, very thankful for being on this team and having such an amazing boss like Shery, who is the nicest and kindest and most supportive boss one could wish for. If you are interested in reading the original blog post about this page – go here.  Also, I did a second page with the same technique, but that one features a how-to video too, so if you want to take a better look, on how I create this type of pages, see this video.

As my second „fave from the past“ project I picked a tag. It was for a TAGplorations challenge and is one of my favorite tags. I played with Distress Inks and ARTplorations stencils on this one and added some embossing around the leaves for a golden accent. Go here to read the original blog post.

And finally, here is my 3rd fave project from the past – a pocket ATC. This is also one of my first projects, created as a STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge Team member. I just love the bird stencils and stamps!!! I find myself using them ALL THE TIME in various projects. And this little pocket ATC also comes with an original post  (here) and a video tutorial (go here). Hope you liked my „project blasts from the past“ 🙂 annndd.. now for something new. And since I chose to share one project per project type, my new, last project share is a mixed media art piece/home decor piece (with a photo tutorial). So let´s start with the step-by-step:

I chose to use a resin piece by Relics & Artifacts called Rising Spirit and to build my art piece around it. There is a little empty space inside the heart piece and I measured a small white cardstock piece to fit inside that space and applied some pink Nuvo thru a STAMPlorations stencil onto it. 

Next I treated the resin pieces with some golden and pearl toned Nuvo Mousse to give them some additional sparkle and shine. I used a small foam piece to apply the mousse.

After the stenciled dots were relatively dry, I took a water tank brush and „painted“ the open areas with water diluted mousse and also added the same pink tone to the chipboard sentiment I had chosen to use on my project.

But I also wanted to add some additional color to the resin pieces, so I treted the flame with Glimmer Mist Vanilla Breeze tone and let it air dry on it´s own.

The heart piece got a layer of Tutti Frutti Glimmer Mist tone onto it. As you can see, I sprayed lots of mist onto it and it still only got a slight shimmer on the surface. I let this piece air dry on it´s own too and moved over to the next step.

I then took a sheet of Canvas Corp Brands tissue paper and  sprayed some Nuvo Antique Gold Mica Mist onto it. This time I dried the tissue paper with a heat tool. Because I needed it to be completely dry for my next step.

I then placed one of the Sanna Lippert Designs stencils on top of the paper and applied Nuvo Mother of Pearl mousse thru the stencil with a palette knife onto the paper.

Here you can see the pattern, still moist, after removing the stencil. I left the piece to dry on it´s own and then adhered it with decoupage glue onto a woodblock I had chosen.

Here you can see the wood block „in treatment“ with some Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint in „Tan“ tone. It´s a great paint for such projects, as the surface does not need to be pre-treated with anything and the first layer (I did only one layer of paint here!!!) gives full coverage!!! Treat the wood block at the beginning of your project, this saves you waiting time, even though this paint dries quite fast, but it is annoying to wait for something to dry, when you are in the creative flow 🙂 …

After the paint had dried, I adhered the tissue paper with the decoupage glue onto it and started assembling all the bits and pieces on top. I adhered the resin pieces with gel medium (takes a bit longer to dry, but will never come off). Then I placed the small stenciled paper piece into the middle of the heart (adhered with regular glue) and added a small heart pearl into the middle. The heart got treated with some Nuvo Glitter Drops as did the area around the hole.

Then I took some glimmer misted  (blue) nails/screws and attached them to the heart piece with gel medium. The chipboard piece got a burlap mat underneath it – I had misted that with glimmer mists earlier. And then I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops onto each corner of the wooden block and placed a small red confetti piece into each center for an additional detail. This was very tricky, as the confetti is really tiny. Here are some photos of the finished project:  

As you can see, I also added some Nuvo Drops onto the „neck areas“ of the resin pieces for interest. Also the carved pattern on the heart is treated with golden Nuvo Mousse and some Nuvo Glitter Drops for a fu detail. And the nails are attached to the heart with adhesive, but afterwards I added some  Glitter Drops around the nails to make it look like they burst out of the heart, leaving marks on the surface. Well, at least that was the effect I tried to create here.

This is my newest project with STAMPlorations product. I chose to use only stencils on this project, as I love using them on anything and everything. I hope you made it all the way to the end of this very long post – thank you for visiting and taking a look at my favorite projects. Now is your turn to join in on the birthday celebration – read all about it over here at the STAMPlorations blog!!!

Now is your turn: it would be fun to see your takes on some of my projects!!! So go and  case any of these featured projects and link your project to the STAMPlorations blog birthday blog post HERE , I´d love to see what you cased!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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