Stamps from Unity Stamps used: KOTM June 2014 In Love With Love for the Vase of flowers and Basically Said for the sentiment. I used Artist Loft Pearlescent watercolors fround at Michaels to paint the background. Then I stamped the bird and flowers on tissue paper and colored on the back side with Sharpie markers and then covered the bird & leaves on the back with white gesso so that the background colors wouldn’t show through when I applied the tissue to the background with Matte Medium.
SimonSays: (Wed) Color Coordinates (my wall is a light green)
Unity Stamps used: For Background – Stitched Daffodils, Tattered Chicken Wire I Stamped with Versamark & heat embossed with clear EP on white mixed media paper and then sponged over the entire piece with Spiced Marmelade Distress Ink by Ranger. For second layer I stamped the feathers from Imagine, Dream, Fly and the sentiment from Basically Said onto tissue paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Carnelian, Clear Bark, Espresso and Gold embossing powders. Look at the photo on the left to see how I kept the flimsy, lightweight tissue paper from flying around while applying the heat. The little alligator clip held it nicely to a scrap of cardboard & kept my fingers cool! (another tip you can see in that px is that I put my heat gun in a stand designed to hold a hairdryer so you can use it hands free.) I then used Matte Medium to adhere to the background and it’s neat how the pattern shows through the feathers since theunstamped parts of the tissue “disapears” when applied with the matte medium.
UnityStampCompany: Friends With Flair Friday
SimonSays: O is for (Monday Challenge)
MixedMediaMC: Chal.#5 “Ribbons, Twine and Fibers”
For today’s card I used Unity Stamps called “Inspire Words by Donna Downey” after making my watercolor background.
I first sprayed my watercolor paper with water and then touched surface with very wet watercolors and watched it flow! I love this part! When it was dry I took the negative sheet of tissue paper that I had cut my leaves from and applied it over the page with Matte Medium by Claudine Helmuth. then I took the leafs cut out of the tissue & colored them further with Distress inks by Tim Holtz from Ranger and applied them with Matte Medium also. Then I stamped the words from Unity Stamps with Veramark ink & embossed with embossing powders.
SimonSays: (Wed) Watercolors
UnityStamp: Friends With Flair (Fri)
Today’s multi media card started with white cardstock and I spritzed with water then with “Peeled Paint” Tim Holtz Distress re-inker by Ranger. I cut out multiple leaves from tissue paper with the Provocraft leaf dies and laid them on the wet background and sprayed again which left a lighter leaf shape. This technique can be seen in a great video by Shari at Simon Says Stamp this week. After drying I sponged “Mustard Seed” and “Peeled Paint” distress ink in any remaining white areas. Next I sponged around the tiny leaves (across the top and bottom of the card) of the mask with Peeled Paint. Then along the sides I sponged “Mustard Seed” around the smaller mask that is seen on top of the Mustard Seed ink (in the px on the right). Next I stamped the feathers randomly using “Wild Honey” Distress Paint dauber, then dry randomly stamped feathers with “Scattered Straw” Distress Crackle Paint and let it dry and then sponged over the crackle feathers with “Rusty Hinge” Distress Ink. The brighter light feathery feathers that you can see through were stamped with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain.
Finally I took the tissue leaves and added more ink to some and used Claudine Hellmuth matte Multi Medium to adhere.
SimonSays: Falling in love with Fall (Monday)
This is take two for Unity’s Stamp called And For A Moment This time I stamped the horse and girl on white tissue paper, colored with Copics and decopaged it on to the canvas scene. I had to gesso over the horse’s body & color again with Copics Alcohol markers (because the green of the grass showed through when I first glued it onto the background. I stamped the two sentiments (from Unity: KOTM May 2012 Love in an Instant) on tissue & decopaged them onto the sky. I love how the background shows through the tissue paper when glued to the surface. The swirls were made in the same manner as the PREVIOUS POST BELOW. And this one is done on canvas covered board where the previous one was done on a stretched canvas.
SimonSays: Anything Goes
MixedMediaMC: MMMC #4 color Chal.
UnityStamps: Friends With Flair (since I was stuck working in the hospital on call all day & night on Friday last week, I’m entering it this week, Hope that is ok)
Today I used Unity Stamp called And For A Moment, and the sentiment is Imagine Dream Fly I first stamped on white cardstock with Versafine black ink and colored with Copics. Then I brushed Gesso on the canvas and when dry I sprayed with water and then used Tim Holtz Distress Stains to color the background sky and grass: Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar for the sky; Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage for the grass.
I made my own swirly stencil by cutting clear plastic package material with Tim Holtz Alteration Sizzix die called Elegant Flourishes . Then I mixed Lumin Arte Powdered Pigments with Golden Molding Paste and applied to my stencil
to represent swirling wind
in the sky.
After all was dry I gave the entire canvas two coats with Mod Podge.
I’m having fun trying new things.
SimonSays: Stencils and Stamps (Mon.)
MixedMediaMC: MMMC #4 Color Challenge
Today’s card is for my sweet great niece Rach who is studying away at MHBU. She went on a mission trip to India this summer & I couldn’t resist making this removable laminated book mark card for her.
Look at the two yellow ribbons on the front of the card. By removing them you can release the bookmark. See the pictures below of bookmark front & back as well as how the card looks after removing it.
SimonSays: Tag it (Wed) (the bookmark is my tag)
MixedMedia: MMMC #4 Colors
UnityStamp: Unity Be Inspired Chal. 20
Today’s card was stamped with ” Feel The Joy” an Itty Bitty stamp by Unity Stamp Co. I heat embossed the flowers with clear Embossing Powder, cut out with Spellbinders Ovals. Then I experimented with my new Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer with some water based markers that I had on hand, it was a little challenging because they are not the same size as Distress Markers by Ranger, but persistence accomplished the spritzing I wanted. This is a new technique to me & I’ll have to try it again.
UnityStamp: Friends with Flair (Use Unity Stamps)
SimonSays: Rock the Techniques
Today’s card is made with stamps from “Oh Dear” by Kelly Purkey found at Simon Says.
I stamped the buck head with Versamark onto the background stripe paper & heat embossed with clear EP. Then heat embossed with brown on the Spellbinders Labels Eighteen diecuts.
SimonSays: Use Simon Says Stamps or Products
ModSquadChallenge: Simply Stripes
Today’s project is a journal cover using stamps by Donna Downey from Unity Stamp Co. called “Inspire” Words.
SimonSays: J is for