Monday, August 25, 2014

An ocean tag

To make this tag, I used:
Others: tag, paint brush, stamps, acrylic block, twine

Now, let me walk you through the steps

Brush on gesso to the tag.

Ink up shell stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pen to cover only the areas you want to stamp.

Color the stamped shells with Aquarelle watercolor pencils. Blend colors with wet brush.

Color the background with Gelatos colors and blend with wet brush.

Apply Whipped Spackle through stencil on the tag with palette knife. Add a 3D sticker to embellish the tag.

Tie twine to the tag to finish.
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and would make your own ocean tag. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and Hazel & Ruby Blog hop

This week we'll be pairing with the fabulous Hazel and Ruby! Each day this week, we’ll post a new project on our blogs. Make sure you hop to both blogs and the Facebook page for more chances to win our giveaways!
Leave a comment here and on the Hazel and Ruby blog for a chance to win $50 in product from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and XXXX (Hazel and Ruby is still confirming this! ) from Hazel and Ruby! For another chance to win, leave a comment on our Facebook page and the Hazel and Ruby Facebook page. International participants are welcome.
Here's my project for the hop:

You can find all the details and enter the giveaway here.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

A photo frame with Tim Holtz stamps

Today I'm very excited to bring to you my first tutorial as an official member of the Tim Holtz Media Team.
For this project, while my focus is on stamps, you'll see that I have used various other products like Distress Paints and Distress Ink, Mediums, Texture Paste, Ink, Sizzix die, and even recycled some materials.
So, before I start with the tutorial, let me list the products I used:
Tim Holtz® Distress Paints: Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Dried Marigold, Fired Brick, Seedless Preserves, Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmalade, Weathered Wood, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick 
Others: cardstock, chipboard, craft mat, craft knife, book paper
And now let me walk you through the steps.

Stamp sea shells on white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink.

Cut the images out with Kushgrip Snip scissors.

Cut chipboard to two 6" x 9" pieces. Cut a 3" x 4" opening on one piece. Diecut a small easel back from chipboard using Sizzix diecutting system. These pieces will come together to create the frame structure.

Working on a non-stick craft sheet, wrap book paper around the chipboard pieces using Collage glue stick.

Apply some Texture Paste with palette knife to the frame. Let dry or use the heat tool to speed up the process.

Using Gel Medium, attach the cut out stamped images to the frame. Also add a word band.

With flat waterbrush, apply Distress Paints to the textured frame.
With the fine waterbrush, add colors and details to the stamped images and word band to embellish the frame.

With mini ink blending tool, brush on some Peeled Paint Distress ink to the frame.

Add the easel back and insert photo into the handmade frame.
Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and will have fun playing with the various products.