Create something today… – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies! It is agan time for another Stencil Sunday with STAMPlorations! This Sunday´s project is an art journal sheet, a pretty dark one actually. But first, here are the details for this months challenge (just click the image to go to the page). Hope you´ll join in with us!!! There are prizes to be won too *winks*

And now some details on how I created my art journal sheet:

Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

I first gessoed the art journal sheet with white gesso. Then I dabbed some Distress Paint directly to the brayer and applied it with the brayer onto the page. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Next I placed the Bold Florals ARTplorations stencil onto the page and applied modeling paste onto the sheet thru it. I slightly dried the surface with a heat gun, but only for a few seconds. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Then I took the Create STAMPlorations clear stamp set and pressed the word “ART” into the slightly dry modeling paste flowers. It left a mark (almost impossible to see on this picture). Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

I left the paste to dry properly and when I came back to the piece, I didn´t really like the colors I had chosen. They were too soft for my mood that day 🙂 – so I changed them… Some black gesso on top of it all and then I let it to dry again. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

After the black gesso was all dried up, I took the Bundled Sage Distress Paint and dabbed some paint onto my finger. I then carefully wiped/dabbed the paint onto the stenciled, modeling paste flowers. This made them stand out more and if you look closely, you might even see the little words (ART) standing out from some flower petals. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Finally I outlined the flowers with a white Posca pen, added pink, yellow and green details in betweenthe flowers and then took a white gel pen and doodled the branches (colored them in with dark green Posca pen) and added a hand written sentiment. I really, really like how this page turned out. I think I will need to try this technique out a few more times :).

Here is the finished page:Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheetNow is your turn! Join the mixed media challenge at the STAMPlorations blog (remember to follow the rules) and have fun creating!!!

xxx, Sanna

ARTplorations stencil: Bold Florals
STAMPlorations stamp: Create
Posca pens
Black Gesso
Modeling paste
Distress Paints

Gelli plate cards – Frog Dog Studio

Hello there! This is my last project with the May Frog Dog Studio Kit. Remember the gelli prints I created for this canvas? I had only used half of them so I had plenty to create some cards from. If you want to see how I created those backgrounds, go back to this post.

Since the prints were already very bold in colour and pattern, I just glued them down on the card bases and added only a few decorational elements. I also added some crackle paste thru various The Crafter´s Workshop stencils here and there on the cards. Here is what the finished cards look like:

All the additional embellishments are various random pieces from my stash. There are also some resin embellishments on some cards. I created those while I was making my April Frog Dog Studio jewellery projects (see details on this blog post).

I used all kinds of little elements I had at home for creating various molds:

And in the end I had all these forms to play with. On some of the resin embellishments I have used a silver Alumilite metallic powder in combination with the Amazing Clear Cast resin and the Alumilite red or blue dye ink. Other resin pieces I created without the silver powder. I loved creating these molds and my custom resin pieces. Now I have plenty of those ready to be used on some future projects too.

Have fun creating,
xoxo, Sanna

“Dream” canvas and another simply stencils idea – Frog Dog Studio

Hi there! Today I´d like to share with you a little step-by-step tutorial on a canvas I created with the Frog Dog Studio May kit.

I started with the vellum paper and used several tones (check out the store for more colours) of Fresco Finish paints with stencils on my Gelli Plate. I kept on adding different paint colors and stencils over each other and also used one of the stamps by Nathalie Kalbach to create as many layers as possible. These are the finished vellum pieces for my canvas.

Then I went along and added some stamp images (N* Studio stamps from the kit) over the prints. I used a dark grey chalk dye ink for this purpose.

I then cut the pieces in half (I am going to use the other half of the gelli prints on another project later) and teared the vellum paper edges for a more grungy look.

I have to confess that I was so into creating at this point, that I forgot to take another picture of what I did next. But it is pretty simple, so I am sure you will get the idea even though I don´t have a photo. I now cut these pieces in half again and rolled them into tiny vellum rolls (I used a regular glue here). Next I took a piece of thin wire and wrapped some of it around each roll for additional detail. Then I left them to dry.

Next I decorated the canvas and I first covered it with white gesso, let that layer dry properly and then applied a layer of crackle paste thu a stencil onto the canvas. Then I just let that layer dry a while too.

Next I applied Fresco Finish paints over the crackle paste. I used “Beach Hut”, “Mermaid” and “Guacamole” tones. I used a regular paint brush for applying the paint and when the canvas was all covered I sprayed some water over the surface and then let it dry again.

After the paint was all dry I grabbed some Lindy´s Stamp Gang color sprays and sprayed teal and green tones over the layer of paint. I let the mists drop/run freely across the canvas as I really like this effect. After this layer was dry, I grabbed some golden iZink and white Liquitex Ink and did the same with those. I love the droplet look and white and gold adds a really nice contrast to the background.

Next I just stamped some black patterns – using on of the N* Studio stamps (from the kit) – onto the background around the area where my vellum rolls would later be. There are also some black ink splatters here and there. I made those with Glimmer Glaze. Then I just glued the vellum rolls down onto the canvas and added the decoration. This is how the finished canvas looks like:

and here are some close-up photos for you:

I hope you have enjoyed this little step-by-step. The stencils I used for the Gelli Plate prints are by The Crafter´s Workshop, just in case you were wondering. The embellishments are all from previous Frog Dog Studio kits.

Have fun with your kit!!!
xoxo, Sanna

Enjoy life twenty four seven – Frog Dog Studio

Hello there! Sanna here again with a wall art altered project I made using the April Main Kit and the Add-On Kit. This project is also part of my monthly “simply stencils” series. Hope you like it!

I started by cutting images from the ARTchix Ephemera Sheet (June 2013 Mixed Media Kit). I chose images and colours that would match the blue tissue paper.

I created this art project on a piece of really thick grey cardboard and before gluing anything I gessoed the background and the clipboards.
Next I took the blue piece of dekopatch tissue that was in the Mixed Media Kit and adhered it onto the background with a decopatch glue.
After that I took some tissue tape (from the March Add-On Kit) and adhered it onto the background pretty randomly.

Then I chose two rubber stamps (handwriting and a swirl stamp) and stamped a pattern with the blue and red Staz-On Midi Ink Pad here and there on the background.

After that I adhered the ephemera sheets on the clipboard pieces and directly onto the background. I used a decoupage glue from Marabu for this purpose.
White the clipboard pieces were drying I place the background piece into a cardboard box and added some IZINK gold here and there. After applying the ink I sprayed the areas with water mist. This way the ink spreaded and ran across the background. I really like this effect and the gold shimmers beautifully!
After finishing and drying the layout of golden droplets I also applied some Liquitex Titanium White Ink onto the background using the same technique. I just love the milky look it created onto the surface.

Now it was time for the background to dry, so I went over and mixed some glitter paste with Alumidust Powder (red plum).
Then I applied the paste thru a stencil onto the clipboard pieces for more structure and detail. These now needed to dry properly.

Finally I also added some random black ink splatters to the background. I used a black Glimmer Glaze for this purpose.

Then I went along and adhered the clipboards onto the background and started decorating the artwork.
I had previously made some resin pieces (see the silver Alumilite powder on the bottom of the molds for metallic effects!) from both Amazing Clear Cast and Amazing Casting Resin and I had also added some golden or silvery shine to the pieces. They were nice additional details for the “canvas”.

The chipboard piece (bird) is treated with IZINK gold before adhering it to the clipboard.
The “metal” key is a resin piece I created from with the molds. I first made a bluish clear resin (toned with the Alumilite Blue Dye colour) and before pouring it into the mold, wiped some Alumilite Metallic Powder Silver onto them. As an end result I got this gorgeous key.

The words are from the March Add-On Kit and by Tim Holtz.
I hope you have enjoyed this little project and get inspired to create!

Have a lovely day,