Hello hello hello crafty friends… We have arrived at the end of May! Ready or not, June is coming! Here’s some coffee vibes for you…
Today is my turn to share a mixed media tutorial at STAMPlorations Blog. Over their blog, you can read full tutorial with pictures.
Couple of months ago, a sweet crafty friend sent me a happy box filled with various shaped acrylic, and this acrylic cup is one of them. I had so much fun creating this mixed media tag and exploring the possibilities what mediums to use on these Clear Scraps Acrylics. This time, I use Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Blending Solution on the acrylic.
Here’s what inspire me to create this card: the bird, colors, and layers.
I use stencil to create the background with the Make Marks 2 ARTplorations stencil and added the inks with blending brush on the mixed media paper. After that, I cut it with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. I added the background panel on a white card base with adhesive glue.
I got a negative cut that I saved from last project that I cut a white cardstock with the leaf die from the Trendy Spring Blooms Dies. I added it in the middle of the card with adhesive glue.
For the bird, I added some watercolor paint on a watercolor paper, sprayed with water, and created a watercolored washed. I dried the panel with craft heater and then I cut it with the bird die from For The Birds Dies.
The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Thanks stamp set that I stamped it on a white cardstock with yellow and orange ink pad to create the ombre look on it. I trimmed it into sentiment banner.
I stacked the bird and sentiment banner together with adhesive glue, and I added them on the card with 3D foam adhesive for extra dimension.
I embellished the card with some sequins from my stash.
I hope you like this card today and give you an inspiration to join our May CUTplorations Challenge. And… Before you all go and create projects to play along, check out these TWO Spring Sales at STAMPlorations Store and get 20% off extra by using my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out!!!
I printed the background using the gelli printing technique with the Make Marks 1 ARTplorations, Gelli Art Printing Plate, and Heavybody Acrylic Paints. I used brayer to apply the paint in the plate and pulled the positive and negative prints on mixed media papers.
When the print dried, I cut it with the largest size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies using my Gemini Junior machine. I added the background panel on a white card base with permanent adhesive.
I cut the burlap circle ring using burlap cardstock and 2 sizes of circle dies. I added on the card with permanent adhesive glue. I pressed it down in place with couple acrylic stamping blocks until the glue dried.
I cut out some leaves using green cardstocks and the leaf die from Trendy Spring Blooms Dies.
For the flowers, I stamped some of the printed flowers stamps from the Trendy Spring Blooms stamp set with VersaFine Clair inks on regular white copy paper, and fussy cut them with scissors.
I added some alcohol inks on a piece of glossy photo paper, blended them with blending solution, and before it completely dry, I added some of gold fool transfer sheet on it. After that I cut it with some of the flower dies from the Trendy Spring Bloom Dies. I added the printed flowers behind the die cut flowers with adhesive glue.
I arranged all the flowers and leaves on the burlap wreath circle with adhesive glue and some with 3D foam tape.
The sentiment is from the Trendy Sprung Bloom stamp set that I stamped with VersaFine Clair ink on white cardstock. I trimmed it into sentiment banner and added it on the card with 3D foam tape in the middle, and secure both ends with adhesive.
Hello hello hello everyone… I hope your week started well. Today I have a fun artsy mixed media tags tutorial to share with you all.
I am sharing step-by-step tutorial with picture on STAMPlorations Blog today that you can follow to create these fun, artsy looking mixed media tags using stencils, stamps, dies, gelli printing plate, acrylic paints, markers, and pigment ink pad.
For my tags, I use 8.5″ x 11″ (letter) size, 110 lbs white cardstock and the Manila Tags Nesting Dies. You can also use any heavyweight cardstock or watercolor paper for the tags.
I use all the new released 6 Make Marks Stencils to create the backgrounds with the basic gelli printing technique. This is a super easy and fun technique to do with stencils.
You can leave the tags as they are, or you can also decorate them with stamps, doodling or any embellishments you want to.
I decorate my tags with some doodles and the Life in Full Color Stamp Set and VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad to stamp the images on each tag, color them with acrylic paint and watercolor crayon.
Hello hello hello everyone… Today… I have a very exciting and happy news to share with you all…
My new line of stencils – Helen G. Designs – goes live today at STAMPlorations store today!!! YES… you read it correctly! I am designing stencils and Shery is offering me an a spot at her store. I am overwhelmed with joy and grateful. Here’s a little story about what drives me to start designing:
Designing has been something I’ve been dreaming of doing since I was at middle school when I started with dress sketches. I never thought that this designing dream would come through now. This idea of designing stencils was started with my love for mixed media projects when I joined STAMPlorations team. I love using stencils to create some backgrounds for my projects so I started to make my own. I sketched some shapes on my table using one of the sketch apps, and then I turned them into some stencils that I cut with my electronic cutting machine. I am still at learning stage of designing but I love doing it! I hope that through this opportunity, I can keep learning, growing, and continue designing more.
All of my designs are inspired by drawings that you can do with pencil or makers on projects. The sky is the limit to use these 6 stencils and with them creating backgrounds will be easier!!!
Hope you will like them and enjoy to create with them. Thank you so much for your supports and love. I cannot wait to see your projects!”
To celebrate this new release, STAMPlorations Girls have created projects with the stencils for the new release blog hop. I also have some projects to share with you all…
Technique I used to create the background is called monoprinting with stencil or other will call it stamping with stencil using watercolor paint. After the background dried, I stenciled the x on top of it with Archival black ink and blending brush.
Shery is so kind to host a giveaway for my new stencil release day!!! It is simply to visit and leave comment at STAMPlorations Blog Post and all the STAMPlorations Girls’ blogs where you all will see AMAZING PROJECTS!!!
And here are the Prizes to win:
ONE (1) winner of a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store
TWO (2) winners of their choice of 2 Helen G. Designs stencils.
The Commenting closes on May 8 and the winners will be announced on May 10 in the April winners post at STAMPlorations Blog.
I hope you all be inspired by each project that they shared using my stencils. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your supports and love!