Posts Tagged ‘paint’

June 2012 CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop – using stamps to create your own patterned paper

Welcome to the June 2012 Close to My Heart Spotlight Blog Hop!  This month we will be showing you examples of how you can use your stamps to crate your very own personalized and unique patterend papers.  This is such a great use for your stamps and a great way to customize your layouts.

This blog hop is a circle so if you are just starting, continue until you make your way back here.  If you are coming from Haley D.’s Blog, you are on the right track!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: American Celebration Stamp Set, Wings Stamp Set (retired), Black ink, Lagoon ink, Cotton Candy ink, Lagoon CardstockCotton Candy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, White Daisy CardstockVineyard Berry Reinker, Create-a-Shade Paint, Spray Pen, Art Philosophy Cricut Collection stamp set, Ranger Liquid Pearls, and DCWV vellum quote.

Tip: To create my background I chose 1 large, 1 medium, and 1 small stamp.  I random stamped with Lagoon (second generation), Cotton Candy, and Black (second generation).  Second generation stamping is when you ink your image, stamp first on scrap paper, and then without reinking stamp on your project.  It gives you a shade lighter than the original color.  To soften the bright white, I sprayed with a mixture of Vineyard Berry reinker, Create-a-Shade Paint, and water in a Spray Pen.  Last I added some stamped words.  A few more tips: when creating backgrounds like this is to stamp off the edge of the page and start by first stamping the largest image and then fill in from there with the smaller images.

Closeup of stamping:

With the June Buy 2 Get 1 FREE special now is the best time to purchase those stamp sets on your wishlist !  Check it out on my website!

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop is Carol Horton’s Blog!

For a list of all the blog hop participants, go to the previous post.

 

Typeset Workshop Bonus Project – Cards

The Typeset Workshop on the Go Kit includes:

Typeset Level 2 Paper Packet ($9.95)
My Acrylix® Typeset Workshop ($13.95) (stamp set is exclusive to this workshop)
Milepost Shapes ($3.95)
Create-a-Shade® Pearl Paint ($2.95)
Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets) ($.98)
Workshop Guide ($1.00)

Scroll down to yesterday’s post to see the layouts that I made with this workshop kit.

Here are the Bonus Project cards:

 

I switched out the wooden buttons and used regular basic colored buttons.  I used a mix of hemp and waxy flax.

Add these items to your order to create the workshop bonus project:

Dark Neutral Cardstock Shade Pack
Wooden Designer Buttons3

You can order this workshop kit on my CTMH Website through February 29, 2012 (while supplies last).

Typeset Workshop – Volleyball & Science Fair Layouts

The Typeset Workshop on the Go Kit includes:

Typeset Level 2 Paper Packet ($9.95)
My Acrylix® Typeset Workshop ($13.95) (stamp set is exclusive to this workshop)
Milepost Shapes ($3.95)
Create-a-Shade® Pearl Paint ($2.95)
Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets) ($.98)
Workshop Guide ($1.00)

 

Here are my pages:

Come back tomorrow to see the Bonus Project (cards) for this workshop.

You can order this workshop kit on my CTMH Website through February 29, 2012 (while supplies last).

 

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Masking

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 12 of us highlighting the Masking Technique as shown on page 15 in the 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book!  Masking is when you use a piece of scrap paper to cover an image (or part of an image) so you can stamp around the original image.  Click here to watch a video that explains and shows masking in full detail.

This blog hop is a circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from Bethany’s Blog, you are on the right track!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Cricut Art Philosophy Collection, Lagoon ink, Sunkiss Yellow ink, Blush ink, rubber brayerBaby Pink reinker, Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint, Ribbon Rounds – Blush Collection, White Daisy Cardstock, DCWV Alphabet Stickers, Studio18 Rhinestone Stickers, and Kaisercraft Rhinestones.  Layout is loosely based on a March 2008 Page Map sketch.

I used the Cricut to cut an image for my masking.  I used a brayer to apply ink over the mask to create my background.  Then, I misted with a spray pen filled with water, Baby Pink reinker, and Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint to add to my final background.  The accent flowers are scraps from the mask I used and they are inked with Sunkiss Yellow, Blush, and Lagoon.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue on to Judy’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

For a list of all the blog hop participants, go here.

 

CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop – Reinkers

Welcome to the October 2011 Close to My Heart Spotlight Blog Hop!  This month we are using reinkers.  If you are thinking to yourself “what else are reinkers for besides actually re-inking your stamp pads” then this is the hop for you!  As you hop through you will find a variety of ideas that I hope you will try.  If you are like me it will be a good challenge!

This blog hop is a circle so if you are just starting, continue until you make your way back here.  If you are coming from Adeline’s Blog, you are on the right track!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Amethyst, Heavenly Blue, Sweet Leaf, and Baby Pink reinkers, Prisma Glitter, Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint, Spray Pen, White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Blooms Flowers (link is not exactly what I used but similar), White Daisy Cardstock.  DCWV Alphabet Stickers, and Lavender Magic Mesh.  Based on a June 2011 Page Maps sketch.

This closeup really shows all the glittery shine!  Notice the Pearl Paint on the flowers, background paper, and title paper as well as the Prisma Glitter on the butterfly.  Scroll down for full details.

I first used reinkers to create my background paper.  I put the reinker on a paper plate and then dipped a crumpled up napkin into it and dabbed color onto my paper.  Next, I mixed Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint and water in a spray pen and sprayed on the background to add a bit of glitz.

While this was drying, I used the Heavenly Blue reinker to dye some White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon and Amethyst reinker to dye butterflies from the Just Blooms Paper Shapes Flutter Shapes.  I also sprinkled the wet butterflies with some Prisma Glitter.  The new tweezers worked great for dipping.  This is the first time I have played with reinkers and one thing I have learned is that the color is darker than you would think when you use straight reinker for dying.  Next time I will mix with water to get a lighter color.  Another thing I learned…make sure things are completely dry before adding them to your layout.  I didn’t realize my ribbon was still wet and over time the dye soaked into the surrounding paper.  Luckily it’s not very noticeable because of the background I chose.

I used reinker to color my flowers.  I used a waterbrush dipped in reinker to color the petals from the outside inward, then I sprayed them with the same paint/water mixture that I used for my background paper.

I mixed Baby Pink reinker with Create-a-Shade Paint and painted paper that I used for the base of my title.

Other ideas for reinkers are:

mix with Liquid Glass
mix with Liquid Applique
paint with the reinker using brushes
mix reinker and water in a spray pen
use in glass ornaments to color

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop is Elizabeth’s Blog!

For a list of all the blog hop participants, go here.