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House-Mouse® Knit Chick Purl 2 Box by Debbie Cole

House-Mouse® Knit Chick Purl 2 Box by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
HHP03 Knit Chick Purl 2
HMP12 Knit Gift
HMQ06 Pincushion
SAS01 Stack Art Stamps Angel Wings
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana Golden Straw, Indian Turqoise, Lamp Black, Royal Purple, Traditional Burnt Umber, True Ochre, Wedgewood Blue, White Wash, & Wild Orchid Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Viking Woodcrafts Notions Tote
Sponge Wedges
Sanding Disc
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Buttons
Paper Towels
Glue
Ruler

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the tote with sealer, sand, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Note, it is important that there is not any areas with high wood grain. Sand until smooth. Basecoat entire surface with White Wash. Apply multiple coats until smooth and even.  Apply a coat of matte varnish. This will protect the work you have already done plus allow for easy clean-up for the next step.
  2. Determine placement of stamps on tote referring to the photos. Place stamps onto acrylic handles. Dampen sponge and remove as much water as possible. Load with Lamp Black. When using paint on stamps it is important that you do not overload the image. Pour a puddle of paint out on the palette. Pounce the sponge into the paint and then on a clean area of the palette. When you look at the bottom of the sponge it should be covered by paint but you should still be able to see the texture of the sponge. Now quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the entire image and stamp it on the surface. If you don’t like what you have stamped simply wipe it off with a wet wipe! Since you already have a coat of varnish on the surface, it will clean up easily. Stamp all the images around the tote. Immediately wash the stamps with soap and water. If any has dried use an old tooth brush to clean. Use a see thru ruler and a light pencil to mark off approx one inch squares on the top and sides of the tote.
  3. Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Golden Straw, Indian Turquoise, and Wild Orchid in individual bubbles. Mix one part paint with approx three parts water mixed with Easy Float. Completely mix the paint until it becomes transparent. Using a flat shader brush wash in all the colors referring to the photo for placement.
  4. Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush including the squares. Apply a second shade to the mouse designs using Royal Purple in the orchid areas, True Ochre in the yellow areas, and Wedgewood Blue in the turquoise areas. The mice have a third transparent shade of Traditional Burnt Umber and the bunnies have third transparent shades of Lamp Black. To create a transparent float, simply work the loaded brush on the paper palette until the paint becomes transparent.
  5. To create the patterns in the white squares, use a stylus to apply dots randomly with the first shade colors. The orchid areas have curvy lines of White Wash. Apply a coat of matte varnish over all the squares. Stamp the yellow squares with Indian Turquoise using the top of the Scroll stamp.  Wipe away any excess paint using a damp paint brush. In the same manner stamp Wild Orchid onto the turquoise squares using the bottom of the  Scroll stamp. Add Lamp Black stitches with a liner brush around the tote. Glue buttons onto tote.
  6. Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the tote.

 

Christmas Diamonds Necklace by Debbie Cole

Christmas Diamonds Necklace by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
SSC1210 Christmas Diamonds Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSH34 Medium Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana Cherry Red, Lamp Black, & Mistletoe Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Triple Thick by DecoArt®
White Polymer Clay
Eye Hooks & Jump Rings
Black Bead Necklace
Tear Drop Bead

Instructions:

  1. Knead the clay so that it is soft and workable. Roll in a ball and roll the clay out using a rolling pin or acrylic roller  to 1/4 inch depth. Cut into a diamond shape to fit the stamps. Clip two eye hoops to about 1/2 inch long and add  one to each end of the diamond. Bake according to manufacturer’s instructions. Allow to cool.
  2. Place the Santa stamp onto an acrylic handle. Dampen sponge and remove as much water as possible. Load with Lamp Black. When using paint on stamps it is important that you do not overload the image. Pour a puddle of paint out on the palette. Pounce the sponge into the paint and then on a clean area of the palette. When you look at the bottom of the sponge it should be covered by paint but you should still be able to see the texture of the sponge. Now quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the entire image and stamp it onto the surface. Now stamp the reverse side with the text diamond in Lamp Black.
  3. Base the background around the Santa with Lamp Black. Base the red areas with Cherry Red, and the green areas with Mistletoe.
  4. Apply mulitple coats of Triple Thick follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

 

Cherry Print Mirror by Debbie Cole

Cherry Print Mirror by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
R201 Cherry Print

Plus:
Cherry Red & Lamp Black Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Dazzling Metallics Glorious Gold Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
10″ Wood Frame Mirror
Paintbrushes
Sponge Wedges
Paper Palette
Paper Towels

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the frame with sealer, sand, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Basecoat the red areas of the frame with Cherry Red and the black areas with Lamp Black. Coat the background with a coat of matte varnish. This will protect the work you have already done plus allow for easy clean-up for the next step.
  2. Determine placement of stamps on mirror referring to the photo. Dampen a cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Place the stamp on the large acrylic handle. Load the sponge with Lamp Black. Apply the paint to the stamp and apply to frame. Repeat the same process in all four corners of the frame. Use a damped paint brush to remove unwanted paint for black areas. When using paint on stamps it is important that you do not overload the image. Pour a puddle of paint out on the palette. Pounce the sponge into the paint and then on a clean area of the palette. When you look at the bottom of the sponge it should be covered by paint but you should still be able to see the texture of the sponge. Now quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the entire image and stamp it on the surface. If you don’t like what you have stamped simply wipe it off with a wet wipe! Since you already have a coat of varnish on the surface, it will clean up easily. Immediately wash the stamp with soap and water. If any has dried use an old tooth brush to clean.
  3. Shade the outside the flower lines and around the center by floating Lamp Black.  Keep these floats very soft by blending it out on the palette paper. Float the highlights to the flowers with Glorious Gold on the inside of the lines. Fill in the circles and add centers with Glorious Gold using a #3 round brush.
  4. Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the frame.   

Punkin Ghouls Votive Holder by Debbie Cole

Punkin Ghouls Box by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
M313 Punkin Ghouls
Q202 Punkin Pals
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana Cadmium Orange, Ebony Black, Irish Moss, Jack-O-Lantern Orange, Marigold, Mistletoe, Primary Yellow, Purple Pizzazz, & White Wash Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Votive Holder by Viking Woodcrafts

Instructions:

  1. Seal the base and sand lightly. Basecoat the entire base with White Wash. Apply one coat of matter varnish to entire surface..
  2. Place the Pumpkin Ghouls stamp onto an acrylic handle. Dampen sponge and remove as much water as possible. Load with Ebony Black. When using paint on stamps it is important that you do not overload the image. Pour a puddle of paint out on the palette. Pounce the sponge into the paint and then on a clean area of the palette. When you look at the bottom of the sponge it should be covered by paint but you should still be able to see the texture of the sponge. Now quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the entire image and stamp it in the middle of the front of the votive holder, the back in the same manner and both sides. Load the stamp each time you make an impression. If you don’t like what you have stamped simply wipe it off with a wet wipe! Since you already have a coat of varnish on the surface, it will clean up easily. Now apply Ebony Black to the Pumpkin Pals stamp and stamp on both sides of the ghouls. Repeat on the back.
  3. Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Irish Moss, Jack-O-Lantern Orange, Marigold, Purple Pizzazz ,and Primary Yellow  in individual bubbles. Mix one part paint with appx three parts water mixed with Easy Float. Completely mix the paint until it becomes transparent. Using a #4 shader brush wash in all the colors referring to the photo for placement. The pumpkins with the green hair are Marigold.
  4. Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush. Apply a second shade to the orange areas with Cadmium Orange, the yellow areas with Marigold, green areas with Mistletoe, and the marigold areas with Jack-O-Lantern Orange.
  5. Apply a border of Jack-O-Lantern Orange along the top of the votive holder. Pull lines of Mistletoe as the grass blades.

Stack Art Angel Wings Clay Tag by Debbie Cole

Stack Art Angel Wings Clay Tag by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
SAK01 Stack Art Kraftboard Angel Wings
SAS01 Stack Art Stamps Angel Wings

Plus:
Americana Lamp Black, True Blue, & Ultra Deep Blue Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Dazzling Metallics Glorious Gold Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Bronze Polymer Clay
ICE® Resin
Oval Bezel
Blue Rhinestones
Sponge Wedges
X-Acto® Knife
1″ Square Shape Cutter
Cogs & Watch Parts
Cardstock
Glue

Instructions:

  1. Knead the clay so that it is soft and workable. Roll in a ball and roll the clay out using a rolling pin or acrylic roller to 1/4 inch in depth. Apply Damask stamp onto an acrylic handle. Spray the  stamp with a light mist of water and press firmly into the clay. Lift the stamp off the clay. Remove the large stack art kraftboard.  Use the negative space as a template to cut out the clay shape with an X-Acto Knife. Cut the wings in the same manner. Roll a small ball of clay and place into oval bezel. Bake all shapes in a toaster oven according to manufacturer’s instructions. Allow to cool.
  2. Paint the background with True Blue, wiping off the paint to reveal the clay underneath. Add Ultra Blue Deep only in the deep crevices of the clay using a #3 round brush. Dry brush highlights to background and wings and wash over the face with Glorious Gold.  Dampen cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of Lamp Black out on the palette paper. Pounce the sponge into the paint and then on a clean area of the palette. When you look at the bottom of the sponge it should be covered by paint but you should still be able to see the texture of the sponge. Quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the face stamp. Stamp it onto the clay in oval bezel. Glue all elements together adding blue crystals.
  3. Mix Ice Resin according to manufacturer’s instructions. Brush ATC as a varnish with a disposable brush. Allow to harden overnight.