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Monday, August 28, 2017

Art rocks, faux painted rocks to hide

Happy Monday!. My daughter and I faux painted rocks to hide.  The concept of the rocks is to paint rocks and hide them for others to find.

The painted rock craze has just started to show up around our area. I don't paint very well especially on rocks so we decoupaged colored images onto our rocks.

The stamps that I used are Windswept pine, ATC Pansies, and Roaring Tiger and Crescent Moon
The rocks were first completely painted with light colored acrylic paint, then with a natural sponge blue, pink and purple acrylic paint was sponged on each of the painted rocks. My daughter did a great job with the painting of the rocks.

While the rocks were drying I used my stamping tool to stamp each of the images onto white tissue paper with a water proof ink.

Using Prisma colored pencils I colored each image carefully so I didn't rip the tissue paper.
With the coloring complete I carefully tore the extra tissue paper from around the images until they would fit perfectly on the rocks.

Using a matte decoupage glue I glued the images to the rocks adding at least 3 layers of the glue.
I taped a piece of tissue paper onto cardstock which I then ran through my laser printer, printing out this info "This painted rock was hidden for you to find & keep. Painted by Tabitha and Lori. contact us here Stamps used by" I decoupaged this onto the bottom of the rocks.

Once the decoupage glue was dry, I sprayed all the rocks with a waterproof non yellowing lacquer. The rocks are ready for hiding!

I really hope whoever finds these pretty rocks contacts us at the special email I created just for the rocks. For a detailed process video of how I created these rocks click HERE. Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Just relax!

It doesn't get any better then a penguin in a donut floatie, wearing a polka dot bikini, sipping a cool drink!
 This fun interactive action wobble card was created with supplies from Tupelo Designs LLC where U.S. shipping is always free with no minimum purchase and international shipping is discounted.
 I started by stamping the Whimsy Stamps "lazy days of summer" penguin stamp on Neenah cardstock with memento tuxedo black ink. I used my new Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz stamping platform to get a nice crisp image.
 Spectrum noir alcohol markers were used to color this summery stamped image. I then cut out the colored image.
 To create the background I used one of my favorite techniques the "smooshing" technique with distress crayon salty ocean and distress oxide ink broken china and a bit of water.
 Whimsy stamps hand stitched rectangle die was used to cut out a panel from my smooshed background.
 To make my layering card front the background panel was glued onto a 3.75X5 inch blue panel which was then glued onto a standard A2 sized aqua blue card base.
 From my printer I printed the word "relax" from the same smooshed background. Cut that into a banner. with foam tape it was glued onto the card front.
 Application of the action wobbler onto the back of the penguin and card was super easy thanks to the peel and stick that is already on the action wobbler.
 My last finishing touch was 3 blue sequins.
 A great summery card was created!
 I have a detailed process video of this card on my YouTube channel just click HERE to watch the video.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Mail Art! Useable postcard

How fun would it be to make a postcard that you actually can mail to someone as is? No envelope, no layers just a postcard! Personalize it, make your own scene, the possibilities are endless! Plus its cheaper postage then a card!
The supplies I used are from Tupelo Designs LLC they have FREE U.S. shipping with no minimum purchase and International shipping is discounted.
 I used 110Lb water color cardstock sized to 4.25 by 6 inches, I brushed on two different colors of Gansai Tambi water color paint let that dry.
I sprinkled some distress spray abandoned coral over the dried paint.
I used Altennew halftone circles to stamp random circles in three different sizes with distress oxide worn lipstick and Hero arts unicorn white inks.
Using my stamping tool I positioned the Stampendous house mouse coffee crazy stamp in the middle and using Stazon Ganache ink stamped it repeatedly to get a nice dark impression. I did the same with the Hello sentiment from the Altenew set.
On the back of the postcard I used my Memento marker to draw a line in the middle and to write "post card" "to" and "from". Finished! my mail art and its ready to mail. For a complete process video of this project on my YouTube channel CLICK HERE Thanks for stopping by!