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Freitag, 1. August 2014

Stampendous - Stack Art - Petrifaction



Happy friday my crafty friends
Today is the final day of Stampendous Stack Art blog challenge inspiration week.
Generously sponsored by Stampendous with the Stack Art products, some Mixed Media Artist's and the Stampendous Design Team shared their talent and ideas during the week.

The Stack Art Kraftboard Kits are interchangeable and you get 4 stacked cards (atc size) from each kit. You can combine the Kraftboard Kits with the corresponding Stack Art Stamps Sets and the Stack Art Elements Kits to decorate the cards with glitter, fragments and flock

The Stack Art Kraftboard is even strong enough to stand up to the weight of mixed media layering and wet mediums.


The petrifaction of the fish is simulated by stamping into epoxy putty with layers of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics on top. The Stampendous Stack Art Kraftboard was painted with Gesso first followed by DecoArt Media Crackle Paste, a lot layers of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, Media Antiquing Creams and Media Crackle Glaze


I've created the main focus of my artwork with the Stampendous Kraftboard which was then layered on cardboard and foamboard. The main focus has the most layers of mediums which needs a strong base to avoid warping.


Maybe it looks difficult to create for non mixed media crafters, but it's simply layering of DecoArt Media Line products with some techniques i've learned with Andy Skinner Online Workshops


Here's a shot of the first cardboard base how i started.
Cold embossed cardstock ripped and glued to cardboard with a layer of black acrylic paint


Washes of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, drybrushing and DecoArt Media Antiquing Creams


A shot of the second cardboard base and how i started


DecoArt Media Modeling Paste, Gesso, Media Fluid Acrylics, Cheesecloth
You can even see a Stampendous border stamp from the Stack Art *Royal Heart* stamp set at the background on the painted foamboard


If you are interested how the new DecoArt Media Line works i recomment these Media Product Line Tutorials


Well that was a looooong post with a lot information you hopefully enjoyed.
Please hop over to Stampendous and take a look at the amazing creations of my team mates. By leaving appreciated comments on the designer's blogs you get the chance to win one of three Stack Art prize packages.
I want to say *Thank YOU!" for your patience with my mostly a bit longer postings, your support and your overwhelming comments. I love every single one ♥
Thank's to Stampendous for the trust and the unstinting support of their products.

Good luck for the prize
♥ ♥ ♥
Elly

Donnerstag, 31. Juli 2014

Stampendous - Stack Art - Triptych


Welcome to day 4 of Stampendous Stack Art blog challenge inspiration week
If you're just joining, don't miss the great inspiration from Monday's Post, Tuesday's Post and Wednesday's Post. Stampendous is giving away three Stack Art prize packages this week. Each package will contain one Stack Art Kraftboard Kit, one Stack Art Stamp Set and one Stack art Elements Kit. Your comments on the designer's blogs are very much appreciated and your entry into the drawing.

Stampendous introduced Stack Art in January 2014. It's a terrific product for beginning crafters through advanced mixed media artists. They are great for making tags, shrines, books, art dolls, jewelry etc. They are ATC size and very easy to use and work with.

Trading ATC's ( Artist Trading Cards) are very popular in Germany. Every crafting forum is hosting an ATC challenge. It can be a bit tricky to work with this small size but the Stack Art Kraftboard makes it very easy to start even more with the corresponding Stack Art Stamp Sets and Element Kits.

Today i want to share a Stack Art ATC - Triptych with you and how you can use your own stamps with it. You get 4 pieces of Kraftboard with each Kit and i've already used 3 of them. The last one of my kit i'll show you tomorrow.
To create the triptych i've used the biggest leftover template which has atc size

Here's the construction


I'm using medium weight cardboard and i'm tracing the contour 6 times with a pencil. Cut out and glued two pieces together. You have three sturdy cardboard pieces now


Next i've created a background with Distress Inks *vintage photo* and *walnut stain*. I used two giant manila tags "12 size


I stamped on top with Distress Ink *walnut stain* and used the text stamps from the Stampendous Stack Art *Royal Heart* Stamp Set.


Next i've used the template again to cut 6 front and back pieces and glued them to the cardboard pieces.


Between the cardboard pieces, i've adhered two small hinges you'll see on the next picture. Normaly i would hide the hinges under the background paper, but i've glued them on top to show you the construction


For the London theme i've used a Tim Holtz stamp set, Personal Impressions and Docrafts. I stamped with StazOn red the London script to the background. I stamped with Archival black on Kraft Cardstock for the elements ( enjoyed fuzzy cutting) and used a red felt pen. I also applied a crown from the Stampendous Stack Art Kraftboard Kit.


For the Paris theme i've used the Tim Holtz stamp set again, Stampin' Up! and one from Rayher. I stamped some script on the background again with StazOn red and the elements are stamped on Kraft Cardstock with Archival black. Again some fuzzy cutting and embellished with Stickles *Diamond*

Some close up's



A piece of washi tape behind the guard






I hope you had fun and feel inspired (:o)
Feel free to hop over to Stampendous and have a look at the fantastic creations of my team mates.
Thanks so much for your appreciated comments.
Hope to see you tomorrow for the final day again

xoxo
Elly





Mittwoch, 30. Juli 2014

Stampendous - Stack Art - Statement


Happy wednesday dear crafters (:o)

It's day 3 of Stampendous Stack Art blog challenge inspiration week.
If you're just joining, don't miss the great inspiration from Monday's Post and Tuesday's Post.
Stampendous is giving away three Stack Art prize packages this week. Each package will contain one Stack Art Kraftboard Kit, one Stack Art Stamp Set and one Stack Art Elements Kit. Your comments on the designer's blogs are very much appreciated and your entry into the drawing.

Today i make a clear statement


I thought this would be fun to wear at the next craft fair i'm visiting.

Supplies: Stampendous Stack Art Kraftboard *Royal Heart*, The corresponding Stampendous Stack Art Stamp Set *Royal Heart*, DecoArt Media Gesso, Media Fluid Acrylics Cadmium Orange Hue, Vermilion, Yellow Green Light and Interference Gold. DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream black, Media Crackle Glaze and Traditions Artist Acrylic Quinacridone Violet. From my stash: Specialty stamping paper, Utee and two free stamps from the CraftStamper Magazin ( wings, pocket watch)


All Kraftboard pieces had a layer of Gesso and the base was painted with Media Fluid Acrylics Yellow Light Green. I stamped on top with the border and text stamps from the *Royal Heart* Stamp Set and applied a layer of Media Crackle Glaze. Finished with Media Antiquing Cream *black*


The next Kraftboard piece was painted with Media Fluid Acrylics Vermilion and Cadmium Orange Hue. I stamped on top with the second text stamp from the *Royal Heart* Stamp Set. The round Kraftboard piece  was painted with Traditions Artist Acrylic Quinacridone Violett and both pieces had a top coat of Media Fluid Acrylics Interference Gold.


The tiny heart is a bit tricky to explain because it was a go with the flow. I applied Gesso and as it was touch dry i started carving with a toothpick. As the Gesso was completely dry i've painted the heart with black acrylic paint. Next was drybrushing with white acrylic paint then more painting with blue colours and drybrushing again. You continue painting and drybrushing and you stop when you like it.


I stamped the face from the *Royal Heart* Stamp Set with Archival black on specialty stamping paper. Masking the face, stamped the pocket watch on top and heat embossed with Utee. I did the same with the wings. The Utee is ultra thick embossing enamel and gives a sturdy base that i can use it as a pendant on a necklace. Everything is glued together with Glossy Accents. I think an eyelet will fit on top of the stamped pocket watch, too

Well, that's my inspiration for today. Feel free to hop over to Stampendous and take a look at the amazing creations of my team mates.
Thanks for your appreciated comments
By tomorrow
♥ ♥ ♥
Elly


Montag, 28. Juli 2014

Stampendous - Stack Art - Art Dolls



Happy monday my crafty friends and welcome to a new blog challenge week with Stampendous / Stack Art.
I'm the early bird at this challenge because the time difference to Germany is 9 hours ahead. To avoid irregular links the Stampendous post will appear monday afternoon US time. Please check out the Stampendous blog
for the rules to get your hands on one of three prize packages. Your comments on the designer's blogs are appreciated and your entry into the drawing.

Stampendous introduced Stack Art in January 2014. It's a terrific product for beginning crafters through very advanced mixed media artists. They're great for making tags, shrines, books, art dolls, jewelry etc. They are ATC sized and very easy to use and work with.


All 3 Stack Art Kraftboard Kit's are containing 4 panels of die - cut kraftboard perfectly designed for layering in dozen of ways. They love paint, ink, papers, clay, embossing powder etc. They're easy to cut, punch and glue.



You can easily combine the Stack Art Kraftboard with one of 6 Stack Art Elements to create sparkly, fuzzy, textured fun in just minutes



And you can also use one of the terrific Stack Art Stamps Sets

I appreciate your patience to stay the curse (:o)
Below you see the Stack Art Kraftboard Kit, Elements and Stamp set i had a play with to inspire you this week


I'm starting this week challenge with two Stack Art dolls


Additional supplies for the Queen: Matchbox, wire, shrink plastic, brads, fibres, clear embossing powder, acrylic paint and doll parts ( arms and legs) printed from the internet


Additional supplies for the King: Wire, handmade paper beads, Stampendous Frantage embossing powder, shrink plastic, aluminium foil, acrylic paint and letter beads.

I hope you have fun and feel inspired with this week challenge. Hop over to Stampendous to read the rules and have a look at the amazing creations of my team mates.
Good luck for the prize
and
thanks so much for your very appreciated comments.
Hope to see you again
♥ ♥ ♥
Elly

Mittwoch, 23. Juli 2014

A simple pattern - Just my style - with DecoArt

Hello my crafty friends (:o)

Today i want to show you how to create a simple pattern


I bought this little dresser to keep some special jewelry which needs a simple *brand recognition* pattern 

The magic paint i used

 Start the pattern with diagonal stripes and let dry


Repeat the process reverse and let dry
Meanwhile the enamel was drying i painted the edges of the dresser with silver acrylic paint


I then used black acrylic paint on top of the enamel and sealed with Duraclear Matt Varnish


The finished dresser

Just my style


 I also glued some rinestone trim around the top edge.
The small book box was my first test object to get an idea. I've also cut old rinestone earrings with the dremel to fit this brand.

Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments

Elly





Mittwoch, 16. Juli 2014

WIP - Preparing Altered Book(s)

Happy wednesday, my crafty friends (:o)

Today i want to share a wip - project with you.
I'm preparing an old book for altered art. Maybe you noticed the majority in my titel and this is because i managed to get a lot more projects from just one book.


First i've cut off the covers and spine. Because the book is quite thick i also removed some.....


..signatures and inside pages. Still quite thick....


...i've cut the book in two parts.
Next i've glued the pages together with matt ModPodge and after this was dry...


..i've cut out the middle sections

Well, what to do with the signatures.....?
I found a tutorial at Tattered Treasures to create a shabby mini album and staining paper with instant coffee


I used Nancy's tips about squeezing to get wrinkled paper...


...baking in the oven...which really goes very quick...


Gathering some pattern papers, too


A nice before and after shot


I also squeezed and stained some packaging paper....but it don't need to soak.
I used a brush, applied the coffee - soup in sections and let this airdry


After the staining paper action, i used the coffee - soup to stain some burlap, lace and trim


Lot's of yummy vintage paper waiting now...


Continue with the signatures now ...which have 3 to 5 pages
They'll be glued together to form one page


I used Distress Ink Vintage Photo around the edges and glued the pages together with Arleen's Tacky Glue adhering one pieces of lace between the pages on both sides


Distress Ink on the packaging paper, too. Two pieces of packaging paper for the inside of one signature....


..and a large piece for the outside


 8 thick pages coming together to form a book


I'm now using Dsitress Ink Walnut Stain to all pages to get a more grungy look


Staining some tags for a later use inside the book, too


This is what i have so far....the stained pages, leftover stained lace, trim and the tags


At this point, i was thinking about the binding.....the spine of the pages are still fragile even with all of layers... if some stained fabric will help...???


Again..staining...strips of cotton fabric with Vintage Photo Reinker and some water...


Drying (and squeezing) with the heat - tool for wrinkles


Stamping with black StazOn


Glued the fabric to spine with Matt Medium


Well, here you see all the prepared projects from one book ready to go creative...
Saved original covers, some nice map papers, a grungy book and two book shrines.

Thanks for your appreciated comments
Happy crafting
xoxo
Elly