Original – STAMPlorations March challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! It´s again time for the STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge reveal over at the STAMPlorations blog. I´ve created a canvas for this months challenge reveal.

Here is what my canvas looks like:

It´s the second piece of a series that I started a while back white holding a class. This particular piece is the second part of the set of canvases and it basically says: „We are all originals, there is no second person just like me“.

For this canvas I used plenty of gesso, modeling paste, tinted rope and ribbons, tinted canvas, spray inks, glass beads, black paint splatters and my stencils from the STAMPlorations line. I also added some Tim Holtz deco pieces onto the canvas as well as old book pages.

I really like how this page turned out. Now´s your turn to get crafty and create something featuring a stencil. Also remember to link back to the STAMPlorations reveal post, when posting your project and also feature their challenge image on your blog. Have fun crafting!!! Cannot wait to see what you create!

Have a great start into the month and happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Theia – Mixed Media Lamp Art Doll – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello everyone! As you might have noticed, I´ve met quite a few of my international scrappy friends this year (it´s been a good year – meeting creative friends is the best!!!). Some of them I met at various events/fairs and some of them I visited or they visited me. The latest visitor came a long way across the big ocean and stayed a few days at my place. We had been talking about this get-together for a loooong time and it was so great we could finally make it work!

(click the photo ABOVE to see the person I am talking about 🙂 :-)…)

SAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollBesides doing sightseeing and eating lots, we also took some time to get creative together! I really enjoyed having Tina around and I wish she could have stayed longer. BUT there is always next time, isn´t there!!! So we naturally went looking for fun junk to alter. Part of it was sponsored by my lovely husband – thanks for the great old bicycle lamps, honey!! AND part of the treasures were found at the Naschmarkt Flea Market. After having gathered all kinds of pieces together, our hands were itching for some creative time. We both altered a bicycle lamp to a mixed media art doll. Both in our own way. Today I´m sharing my creation here with a little tutorial to go with it and Tina will share her´s on her blog (follow this link). This is how I created my „Theia“:

SAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollStep 1 – First, attach the lamp and the podium together with screws and make sure the parts do not move around. Without sanding or pre-treating the surface, start applying the Black Decor & DIY paint onto the lamp surface. Let dry and then apply a layer of Crackle Medium. It is best to let it dry over night. Repeat the same procedure on the podium, but this time using the Decor & DIY and paint in the color Mankato.

SAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollSAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollStep 2 – If the Crackle Medium is strong like mine and the cracks are too wide/big, apply another layer of paint. I needed to do this.

SAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollSAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollStep 3 – Take 4 sheets of old book paper and fold them into a fan. Glue together with hot glue to create a circle. Attach it to the “doll head” with hot glue. Add vintage photo  distress ink around the edges and spray with water mist to get the ink to react and spread. Dry with a heat gun. Then apply silver glitter glue for interest. Let dry.

SAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollSAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollStep 4 – Attach a brass crown on top of the “doll head” with hot glue. Add some Mankato toned paint on top to alter it. Attach half pearls on top. Next attach a piece of lace as a “hair band” and create a bow. Glue down with hot glue (but don’t burn your fingers!). Decorate with half pearls. Attach jump rings as earrings to both sides of the head.

SAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollStep 5 – Create a sentiment sign (mine says: ‘Explore Life’, and is made out of a piece of old book paper with a rub-on statement). Glue it in place with hot glue. Paint chipboard stars with Decor & DIY Paint in Black, and attach around the podium. Wrap a strip of silver yard on top and attach a half pearl on top of each star. Alter some brass pieces and attach with heat glue. I used various brass leaves for decoration. One on front and two as wings on both sides.

SAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollSAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollStep 6 – Finally use hot glue to glue down false eyelashes and attach a row of small half pearls on top. You can add more decorations to it if you would like, but I only added a little DIY lace flower on the back of the folded paper piece. That way the back of the doll also looks more interesting. The doll now decorates my studio area. The doll reminds me a bit of the Pixar lamp, but also has elements of a frilled-neck lizard, a gypsy princess and even Achilles. How’s that for a junk lamp art doll?

SAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollSAnna Lippert, mixed media art dollI hope you get inspired to take a second look at junk lying around your house and create a fun decoration out of it!! Have fun!!!

…and now make sure you check out Tina´s creation!!! I love her work, and this piece is no exception!!!! It was such a pleasure having you around Tina, I miss your company very much! We need to do this again very soon – one way or the other 🙂 !!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels – Decor & DIY Paint – Ebony
Tattered Angels – Decor & DIY Paint – Mankato
Crackle Medium – Viva Decor
7gypsies – Jump Rings
7gypsies – Jump Rings – Antique Silver
Silver yarn
Chipboard stars – Wycinanka Scrap & Decou
Half pearls – Zva Creative
Old latin book sheets from a flea market
Vintage photo Distress Ink – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Lace from a junk store
Silver glitter glue
Brass elements – another flea market find
Tim Holtz Rub-Ons
Scissors & Heat glue
Paper glue & Paint brushes

Altered Christmas tree bauble – Ornament No.: 6

Today I will share my sixth and final altered Christmas tree bauble with you:

Sanna LippertStarting point again the same – cover the decoupage bauble with white gesso.

Sanna Lippert Take some lace ribbon, leftover chipboard pieces and some wooden pearls and layer them onto the bauble surface. For adhering I used a regular paper glue. Next cover the whole surface with a layer of gesso. Make sure you get all corners and edges covered. Let dry properly.

Sanna LippertThen place the ornament into a cardboard box for misting. Add several layers of spray ink. I used the Tattered Angels Plain Jane Simply Sheer Matte Mist tone Red Rose. In between layers I always let the surface air dry properly.

Sanna LippertFor the next step I used the High Impact Metallic White paint from Tattered Angels and applied paint droplets on the upper part of the ornament. To keep the paint from dropping all the way down used a heat gun to heat set the paint and keep it from dropping freely. This needs a little patience as you will need to „create“ one droplet at a time and heat set each one separately. But that way the droplets will have a more controlled form.

Sanna LippertFor final touches I again added some shabby white embossing enamel from Stampendous. Here again, like on the second bauble, I applied little areas at once, heat set those and then continued with the next area. Make sure you take enough distance in the beginning to „warm“ the enamel up and first then get close to it with the heat gun. This way it will not blow around, but stick right into the place it was supposed to be on. Finalize the bauble by adding half pearls here and there.

So this were all six altered ornaments I created for this Christmas. They will perfectly match our red and white tree theme and the good thing about these is that they will not break when they accidentally fall onto the floor :).

Like promised, here is the full set of ornaments.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertNumber one:

Sanna LippertNumber two:

Sanna LippertNumber three:

Sanna LippertNumber four:

Sanna LippertNumber five:

Sanna Lippertannddd… Number six:

Sanna LippertI hope you have enjoyed reading these little step-by-step tutorials. If you have been creating your own baubles, leave me a link to this post, I´d like to come and take a look and leave you some love!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

(heart) you & don´t forget to fly – June MMCC, Vol. 3

Hello there, lovelies!!! Time for some more Mixed Media Card Challenge inspiration for the June challenge :).

Here are my two cards:

I have again glued bits and pieces of paper/ribbon and/or washi tape onto a piece of paper, then cut those into a „frame“ form with a die cut die. Next I added some additional layers using a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil with a silvery paste.

Both cards have the same frame form as a base. To the green-yellow toned card I also added some flowers from my stash, some additional enamel dots, a stamped and fussy cut butterfly as well as a stamped sentiment.

For the second card instead of adding flowers I just added a few stickers and enamel dots for decoration and then outlined both the frame and the card with a black pen.

I hope you will find time to play along with this months fun „COLLAGE“ challenge!!! As an optional element use a frame and when finished, go here and add your link! Hope to see you at MMCC,

xxxx, Sanna

Ravishing ribbon – Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Hello there, today I´m sharing a post which I created for the Off The Rails Scrapbooking blog! Not only do I own lots and lots of washi tape, I also have managed to gather and hoard quite a few boxes full of all kinds of ribbons. I have lace, velvet, organza..you name it! I recently had been using netting (like the one that comes with veggies from the grocery store) on a few cards and I used it as a stencil and thought that this technique would probably also work with ribbons. So I went and tried the idea out:

 I first took a piece of blue plain cardstock (also a color I don´t use that often, so good for this kind of experiments) and placed a wide lace ribbon over the paper and protected the rest of the cardstock with a piece of printing paper. I then sprayed the lace with white ink (Dylusions) and then carefully removed the lace after I was done with spraying.

This is the result. A lovely lace pattern. I then added some ink splatters for additional interest. You know me, I just cannot live without ink splatters :).

Next I placed the wet side of the ribbon over/towards the blue cardstock and used a brayer to press the wet ink onto the paper. This now created a really nice opposite image of the ribbon. You have to be fairly quick as the ink soaks into the ribbon and dries up quite fast.

This is how the finished cardstock piece looks like.

And this is what I made out of that paper. I really like the look of these Christmas cards!

I also made a second piece and used it as a layout background. Now just imagine the possibilities here! You can not only use those ribbons, but also find ways to use up your colored cardstock tones you might otherwise not want to use.

Have fun experimenting!!!
Sanna