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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Remember When – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies! I love up-cycling old items and as I recently got some old kitchen items gifted to me by a family friend, I immediately knew I wanted to alter them to various types of home and/or wall art items. So let´s start with the first object – a kind of grating aid, I suppose. It is build out of wood, so it must be quite old and has metal pins sticking out  of the middle to maybe hold a piece of vegetable still when grating. Hard to tell, as I haven´t seen such a piece in action, but that is what I supposed it to be. And here is what I ended up creating out of it:

I first painted the base with Tattered Angels Color Wash paints in Latte and Old Bronze tones. After the paint was dry, I started adding details to the piece.

I added some embossing ink stripes here and there on the very top and bottom of the wooden piece and applied some turquoise ultra thick embossing powder to the areas. Then I wiped the embossing ink around the edges of the piece and added golden embossing powder to the areas. After that I took out some stencils and added Nuvo Mousse thru the stencils to create a leafy pattern.

Next I started building layers. I weaved a hemp cord across the metal pin area and then added some glass beads onto the top and bottom areas to keep the cord on place. Next I took some Paper Whimsy wooden alterable elements and painted those with white paint and golden Nuvo Mousse. The bigger piece also got some 7gypsies rubons added onto the surface. The white pieces have a very thin layer of glitter glue on top of the paint for additional shine.

Creating this type of pieces is very intuitional for me. I go with what feels good for me at the moment, just picking a color combination I want to use and then I just let the piece guide me. I wanted to add wings to the piece, so I embossed Paper Whimsy wings with thick turquoise embossing powder and also added some embossing enamels on top for a more interesting look.

I added some Dresden Paper „rays“ under the wings for an additional detail and poured blue glitter onto the areas in between the rays. And also added some white embossing enamel here and there to better combine the bottom piece with the wings. On the very top there is a resin flower I created with molds a while back. I´ve used golden Glimmer Mist to alter the colour of the flower – you can see that done on this particular video of my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist video series.

I have used gel medium for adhering all pieces on place as I really want them to stay put, since this piece is designed to be hung on a wall. The remember when chipboard piece really fits this project perfectly in my opinion and adds a nice details to the altered item.

Next time when you are junking, take a second look at those small kitchen items you can find at a garage sale or junk store. You never know what you might find! I really like how this piece turned out.

I hope I could inspire you to take a second look at items you would have otherwise threwn away! It can be so much fun giving them a new life as a piece of altered art!!
Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Memories Tag – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! Time for another fun little stencil project for this weeks STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday. This time I created a doodled background tag with lots of droplets on it.

Well, it has sure been raining here this summer, so why not go with the flow (haha!) and use some water droplets. Here is what I did:

Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagThis tag is really easy to make, but the effect is pretty cool:

Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagStep 1: Take a black tag, white gel pen, a stencil of your choice (mine is by STAMPlorations: Droplets Mini) and place the stencil over the tag and start tracing along the droplet patterns thru the stencil with the white pen. More the stencil as you proceed with the doodling. Finally add some details to the droplets to make them look more „real“. Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagStep 2: Gather all kinds of embellishments you have in your stash and start adding those in layers. I used some mold to create my own embellishments (by Mold Muse) out of gypsum. Then I misted them (Tattered Angels) in green and blue. The buttons are actually rubber buttosn. They add a fun feel to the project. Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagStep 3: Keep on adding layers until you are satisfied with the end result. I added some book paper, buttons, gypsum mold images, some lace, ribbon and golden yarn. Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagStep 4: Add faux stitching along the edges with the white gel pen. Attach some enamel dots on top of the buttons for interest. Stamp a sentiment (STAMPlorations Create stamp set) with black ink onto a piece of old book paper, fussy cut and glue onto the tag. Attach a white lace on top and the tag is finished. Here is the finished result (and some details shots):

Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tag Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tag Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tag Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagDon´t forget that there is a nice challenge going on over at the STAMPlorations blog. You can win some goodies from the store, but you need to play by the rules. Have fun!!! Hope to see you join in!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations stencil – Droplets Mini
STAMPlorations stamp – Create

ATC set Vol. 3 – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies! In my two previous posts I´ve shared my first and second set of 4 ATC cards. These were all part of the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew ATC swap. I didn´t want to create 12 similar ATC´s, so I made sets of 4. Now afterwords, when I think of it, I should have made sets of 5, that way there would have been one of each for me, but too late now :-). This is my starting point for the third set:

Sanna LippertI again used the ATC kraft card bases for these four ATC cards. Then I chose a totally gorgeous piece of paper from the 7gypsies Ordre Du Jour collection (love that paper pack!!!) to go with the kraft bases. Isn´t this particular paper just amazing??!!! Love it!

I first started by adhering the in size cut patterned paper pieces onto the kraft base. Then i applied some Imagine Crafts pearlescent Creative Medium onto the patterned paper thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil.

Sanna LippertNext some random Glimmer Mist splatters – tone: Rosey. I also fussy cut some sentiments from the paper and added them on top of the paper. Then I created clusters with sewing yarn, misted & punched little stars and some transparent resin buttons (those I made a while back as an experiment with my Mold Muse molds). Finalyl some outlining with a black pen and white ink splatter details here and there.

Sanna LippertThis is how the finished 4 ATC´s look like:

Sanna Lippertand some detail photos:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertHere are all 3 sets I sent on their way to my swap partners. I really do hope they liked their ATC´s! I have enjoyed receiving REAL MAIL from all around the world!! This has been such a fun thing to do. I sure hope there will be a possibility to do another swap of some kind soon. Sanna LippertThere is still one more ATC I need to share, so if you are still interested, come back soon to take a look at that one :). Oh, and in that post I might also share the ones I received, so far there are 10 out of 12 that arrived, so I still need to wait for the last ones to arrive, before sharing them (and how I store them) with you.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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