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

Supplies:


Altered mobile phone cover – Canvas Corp Brands

I bet we all have been there… who doesn´t know the problem with mobile phone covers? They tend to start looking „old and used“ at some point. No matter how high quality they are, they still tend to get cracks and loose color.

I had a yellow leather mobile cover that was not that yellow anymore. I had taken the cover off my mobile phone and was just about to toss is and then I got the idea to alter it. Why not apply some Decor & DIY Saffron paint onto the surface and just see what happens!!! And so I did!! This is a result of that experiment. I had fun dabbing bright yellow paint onto the cover and then of course had to add ink splatters too. I am now excited to see how long this surface lasts. Should it not work, I´ve got nothing to loose, since it was in poor condition anyway and if it lasts, I´ll be happy to use this cover for a long time!

Tattered Angels PaintsHere is  what I used for the cover:
1. Tattered Angels – Decors & DIY paint, Saffron
2. Tattered Angels – Chalkboard Glimmer Mist, Inchworm
3. Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist, Turquoise blue
4. Black and white texture spray
5. Clear stamps
6. Old book paper
7. Black stamp ink
8. Matte medium
9. Foam brush
10. Spray varnish
11. Resin

DIY Cell Phone CoverSince the old mobile phone cover was leather based, I directly added the DECOR & DIY paint (Saffron) onto the cover. I dabbed two layers with a foam brush and let the surface dry in between layers. Painted Cell Phone Cover

When the paint was relatively dry, I added some black and white texture spray splatters as well as green and blue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard ink splatters.
glimmer mist paint
Since those are water based, I had to add a layer of spray varnish on top to keep the splatters from bleeding.

create cell phone coverFinally I took a piece of old book paper and stamped a light bulb and a word “create” with black ink onto that paper. Next I fussy cut the pieces and adhered to the mobile phone cover with Matte Medium. I finished the cover with a second layer of spray varnish and let if to dry properly before using it.

After waiting for the varnish to dry over 24 hours, I noticed that it got relatively sticky, so I went and applied a thin layer of resin on top of the cover with a paint brush and let that layer dry overnight. That helped alot and now all the ink splatters and layers are covered under resin and I have a feeling this will hold well in day to day use.

Have fun creating!!!
xxx, Sanna
ps. for more inspiration, check out the following sites:

Starting from the Same Place Artist Collab

Hello lovelies!!! Remember my talented, lovely crafty friend Tina? She came up with the idea to gather together a group of crafty peeps and create something together. The challenge was to create with the same materials. We all received a very generous package of goodies to use as our starting point – thus the name: Starting From the Same Place! This is what we received in the mail:

Starting from the SAme Place Artist Collab

The kits were all pretty much the same, except for the resin pieces, they are a bit different from kit to kit. The Fabric-Tac (a fabric glue) was generously sponsored by Beacon Adhesives, and Amazing Casting supported the challenge with resin pieces created with their fab mold making goodies. Other than that we had some eco dyed fabric, twine, a view-master and a Stencil girl stencil in the kit, just to mention a few.

We were a big group of participants (over 60 peeps!!!)  from all over the world!! To take a look at the participants creations, visit the Amazing Casting blog and/or Tina´s blog or Susan´s blog.  They have links to most/all participants projects at their blogs. I am sooo excited to see what everyone created! I´ve only seen small sneaks so far, so I am as excited as you..

And finally – what did I create??? Recently I have been eating lots of japanese/chinese food at work and it has become a running gag, me saving all the fortune cookie quotes. They used to hang on my pinboard in the office, now most of them are gathered together into the minibook I created for this collaboration. Yes, a minibook :). Haven´t done one in ages. Tina might have something to do with the fact I went for a minibook. I admire her work very much. Here is my „book of good fortune“:

Starting from the same place artist collab

This is the cover, I´ve layered the velvety green fabric piece with the mechanic parts – both in the kit – (no idea how those little blue things are called…got to ask hubs..), then added some golden yarn from my stash and layered that under the resin butterfly which was in the kit. The butterfly has some gesso, glitter and paint on it. The transistor piece (also in the kit) creates the body for the butterfly. Before I glued all pieces with the Beacon Adhesive Fabri-Tac glue on their places, I adhered the twine underneath. That way it is sure to stay put on it´s place. Some plastic buttons and a few enamel dots from my stash decorate the cover. The minibook itself is built from greyboard and an eco dyed piece of fabric that came with the kit. I didn´t use a sewing machine once when creating the mini. The Fabri-Tac is a high quality adhesive and perfect for this purpose!! I was not familiar with the product, but I can say I really liked it.

Starting from the same place artist collab

Here you can see the backside of my mini – I can close the minibook (which is quite bulky!) with the twine piece this way.

Starting from the same place artist collab

Here is a little overview of the finished mini. Starting from the same place artist collab Starting from the same place artist collab

The pages inside the book are either fabric (some are my own eco dyed pieces from the time when Tina visited me this summer) and some were in the kit. The paper pages are also from my stash and went thru an eco dying process too. They therefore look very worn out and even a bit damaged. But that adds a nice touch to the book, I think. Starting from the same place artist collab

Here you can see some resin pieces (created with Amazing Casting product) that were in the kit. I´ve added a chipboard butterfly from my stash on top. Also the cord is from my stash as is the heart ribbon. I stenciled some vintage photo Distress Ink thru the Stencil Girl stencil onto the pages and misted all the fortune cookie quotes with a Tattered Angels light orange toned Glimmer Mist before adhering them into the book.

Starting from the same place artist collab

The thicker cardboard pieces were first covered with transparent texture paste which I applied thru the Stencil Girl stencil onto the paper. Next I colored the cardboard with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. This created a nice resist effect.

Starting from the same place artist collab

The die cut pieces that came with the kit got a layer of various Tattered Angels spray inks on them before becoming part of the minibook decoration. The little glas beads were also part of the kit and add a decorational effect to the die cut pieces. The die cut alphas are from my stash (by Elizabeth Craft Designs).

Starting from the same place artist collab

I´ve also added some stamping here and there for additional decoration. The stamps are by Carabelle Studio. I stamped both on fabric and paper and it worked out really nicely. The leaf pattern is colored with Distress Crayons. Some more stenciling going on on this page and black ink splatters, of course. I just could not resist adding those :).

Starting from the same place artist collab

The View-Master creates an interactive pocket into the book and I´ve added some sticker works on top and inside the pocket for interest and fun detail. When Tina was here, we of course visited a flea market and that playing card is from the flea market. I just had to add it to this project to remind me of the special time with a great crafty friend!

Starting from the same place artist collab

Here you can see some more stamping made with Carabelle Studio stamps, this time on fabric. Stamping really looks good on fabric in my opinion. Also can you see the leaf pattern on the paper piece on the left side? That was one of the amazing results of my first eco dying experiment with Tina. I left some empty space on each page to be able to add some more good fortune cookie quotes to a later time. Starting from the same place artist collab

My mini measures approximately 13cm x 8,5 cm. I have it on display in my craft room.

Starting from the same place artist collab

This has been a fabulous, exciting and very inspiring collaboration. Thanks to everyone who supported with material and thanks for Tina for sending the goodies and coming up with this fun project! It has been pure pleasure!!!  Here is a sneak of some of the projects the participants made:

And now, I don´t know about you, but I am for sure going to check out the Amazing Casting, Tina´s blog and Susan´s blog for the projects the other participants created!!! Please do visit them and leave some love – if you read carefully, you might even find a little giveaway along the way 🙂

Oh what fun it was being part of this collaboration!!
See you soon lovelies! Stay inspired and keep on creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies I used are by:
Amazing Casting Products
Beacon Adhesives
Stencil Girl
Tattered Angels by Canvas Corp Brands
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Ranger Ind. Inc.
Carabelle Studio

Mixed media tag – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! I am very excited to share my first STAMPlorations/ARTplorations mixed media tutorial with you. Tags are so much fun to create and they make a great addition to a nicely wrapped present, for example. They are also very fast to create. So next time you prepare a present for someone, why not add a DIY, personalized tag to it, to give it a very special touch?

This is my tag, and here is what I did:

1. Take a white tag and a piece of old book paper. Apply paper glue onto the tag and adhere the book paper piece onto it. Cut the residue paper off with scissors.

2. Mix transparent embossing paste/texture paste with turquoise acrylic paint and place the ARTplorations „Bold Florals“ stencil on top of the old book paper part. Take a palette knife and apply the paste through the stencil onto the background. Carefully lift the stencil, rinse it with water and leave the surface to dry. You can also use a heat gun to dry the paste, but be careful that it does not overheat as it starts to form bubbles.

3. Take a strip of the leftover book paper and fold it into a fan. Use light blue/turquoise spray ink to color it. Dry with a heat gun.

4. Next adhere a piece of gold doilie onto the background with paper glue. Then adhere the folded „fan“ piece.

5. Now take yet onother piece of old book paper and use the STAMPlorations „CREATE“ stamp to stamp a sentiment with black ink. Fussy cut the words along the edges and glue them onto the tag. Outline the „without fear“ piece with a black pen.

6. Next fussy cut a few to the theme matching words from a patterened paper. I used 7gypsies „Ordre du Jour“ paper for this purpose. The sentiments work great with the CREATE stamp set.

7. Finally, adhere a piece of green felt – cut in a leaf form – on top of the „fan“ piece and then adhere a turquoise resin flower on top. If you don´t have resin flowers, buttons and paper flowers will also do the trick. Whatever you have at hand. Tags are also a good way of using up the stash, by the way.

8. Attach green and blue fiber/ribbon to the tag and put a few enamel dots for additional interest. Now the tag is finished.

I also created a little start-to-finish video for you to watch. Hope you get inspired!!!

Happy crafting!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
STAMPlorations – Create clear stamp

ARTplorations – Bold Florals stencil

You are funky – MMCC #23

Hello there lovelies and happy Sunday!!! I stumbled upon the current The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog´s April challenge and I immediately wanted to create a card for it. I´m joining for the very first time (I think) OR my last submission goes back such a long time, that I cannot even remember… a shame actually. But what can you do – my daily life keeps me very busy and I hardly ever find the time to join in on challenges. Well, at least until today/for now. I´m joining in on the  mixedmediamc #23 challenge with the following card:

Here is how I interpreted the challenge:

Sanna LippertI first cut a piece of watercolor paper that I had colored with Brusho. Next I stamped with a Birgit Koopsen star stamp set onto the background. After that I added strips of clear double sided adhesive tape (treated with microfine glitter) onto the background, then some die cut elements and alphas. I hand draw tiny dots, stars and triangles onto to background. Next I stamped the eyeglasses onto the brushoed paper, added faux stitching with a thick pen, applied silver texture paste thru a stencil, adhered the die cut circle and colored it with acrylic pen, added the puffy silver dots, the DIY resin flowers, the die cut sentiment and word stickers. The Bursho toned piece is adhered with 3D foam which makes it dimensional. Also the roses are very much dimensional as is the paste. So I hope this card fills the requirements :).

Here is a detail shot for a second look (here you can better see the dimensionality):

Sanna LippertI enjoy using strong colors so much at the moment – they immediately make me feel better and smile!!!

Thanks for dropping by <3 !
xxx, Sanna