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    Shadow man

    Hi crafters. I had a second go at the magazine image lifting with the gel press and didn’t do as well. ( For a tutorial go here or other YouTube videos). You could see a faint man on this one. I decided to persevere with him. I outlined him with a Pitt pen. I then started adding bits to the background with:Stamplorations Art Marks; Rubber Moon- Library card, Random number texture bits. The sentiment is from Rubber Moon. I tried stamping it with Staz On but it was a bit lost so I white heat embossed over the top. I trimmed the piece and added Washi tape. I am entering…

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    Ochre

    Hi crafters. Today I experimented with taking a print from a magazine picture with the gel press. Great fun. One tip- I discovered that I needed to use the same line of paints on the top and bottom layers, otherwise the image didn’t lift well – just experiment. Maybe the firmer paints do better as the second layer, than the more liquid ones. This is from a magazine photo, where I used ochre and either Payne’s Grey or white paints. I didn’t get the paper straight so I used ochre paint to cover any white at the edges. I tried out Andy Skinner Stampendous Textures stamps around the edge also…

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    Boy bling.

    Hi crafters. I wanted to do a Neat and Tangled card with the tiny triangles stamp. I stamped it twice on watercolour paper. I heat embossed them with SSS gold embossing powder. I then started painting triangles with tea dye, gathered twigs and brushed corduroy distress stains. I left some triangles white. I then coated all the open triangles with heavy gel gloss medium ( basically clear acrylic paint). I was thinking this would act as a resist. I then sprayed the panel with water and started adding ground expresso, walnut stain, black soot and forest moss stains (all daubers). If the paper was a bit dry I misted it…

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    Peaceful green.

    Hi crafters. I’m not at peace. I don’t want to see green for a few hours! 😕 I wanted to create an Asian themed card. I wanted an olive green but I didn’t have any. I cut a smaller rectangle out of a 5×7 piece of green card with the Waffleflower lacy layers 5×7 dies. I stamped the Impression Obsession bamboo stamp on the middle piece in mowed lawn distress ink. I had to stamp a few times as the card is textured and then the stamping was darker than I hoped. If I was starting again I would try just watermark ink. I stamped the outside with the Kaisercraft…

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    It’s a wrap 5

    Hi crafters. Still doing wrapping, but now it’s a bag. Was going to do tags but running out of time. Sprayed bag with acrylic paints. Then Kaisercraft triangles template with white paint. Then Kaisercraft sprays in green and blue. Then put stencil back on for a gold acrylic spray. It’s a wrap for the Simon says stamp Monday challenge: it’s a wrap.

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    It’s a wrap 3

    Hi crafters. I’m using another piece of brown paper which had been in a package. I ironed it then sprayed it with acrylic paint sprays. I then placed the Triangles template from Kaisercraft on and rolled white poster paint on with a foam roller. I then sprayed with picked raspberry distress stain, Heidi Swapp coral color shine and red and orange Kaisercraft sprays. The white paint helps the colours show on the brown paper. I am entering this wrapping paper in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: it’s a wrap!

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    It’s a wrap 2

    Hi crafters. This one is pretty simple. I used packaging to make wrapping paper. The brown stiff paper is from the inside of a roll of wrapping paper. I ironed , then stamped it with a firm, foam circle from some packaging. I stamped it with firm acrylic paints. I then used a Judikins spot designers block to add a mod blob of gold in the centre. I then scribbled outlines with a Pitt artist marker. Simple, but it makes nice, bright, sturdy wrapping paper. I am entering this in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: It’s a wrap.

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    It’s a wrap 1.

    Hi crafters. I love the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge. It’s about wrapping. I started with an old yellowing roll of ikea children’s paper. I took the nozzle off a hair treatment bottle and put it on white and black poster paint bottles, and used it like a pen. I then used a small foam roller to apply green paint with stencils from Urban artist and Kaisercraft. I tried to mix a coral colour but didn’t quite get it. I used this with stencils from the Paper Mill and the Merry Christmas stencil by Tim Holtz. Next I added stamping with Impression Obsession ‘Twas the night Stamp in black archival…

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    Full bling

    Hi crafters. This card has been developing in my head for a little while and I was spurred into action by the CAS-ual Fridays and Simon says Stamp current challenges. The tulle and the flat rose gold sequins are from a sequinned top I found secondhand. The sequins had been sewn onto the tulle. When I unpicked the sequins, I thought the tulle and rose gold would be great for the colour scheme for this card. The paper is from Craft stall. I cut that with the MFT single stitch line oval frames die. I kept the rest of the paper to add inside and outside. I cut lots of…

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    Papaya plenty

    Hi crafters. Sorry, last one! (for this challenge anyway). 🙂 I took a gel print and brushed over the embossing from the Cuttlebug Papaya halves embossing folder with Versafine Clair Monarch, Warm breeze and Green oasis inks. I edged the inside of the pattern in gold gel pen. I added a gold and teal stacked sentiment from Tim Holtz Sizzix Shadow script dies. The gold echoes the gold glitter in the gel print. Stencils used in print: Dylusions: squares small Stamplorations: stained glass Kaisercraft: grid I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Use more than 1 stencil.