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Christmas Cottage Pail by Debbie Cole

Supplies:R214_SSC1068_pail_DC_800

From Stampendous:
R214 Christmas Cottage
SSC1068 Christmas Wishes Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana® Avocado, Country Red, Lamp Black, Light Buttermilk, Light Cinnamon, Light French Grey Blue, Marigold, Plantation Pine, Traditional Burnt Umber, White Wash, & Williamsburg Blue Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Metal Container
Cosmetics Sponge Wedges
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Paper Towel
Sanding Disc
Magic Tape

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the container with sealer, sand, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Tape over the brown rims, then basecoat body of the surface with Light Buttermilk. 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.  Place cottage stamp onto a large 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 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. Place a holly stamp onto a small acrylic handle. Stamp randomly around the container.
  3.  Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Avocado, Country Red, Light Cinnamon, Light French Grey Blue, and Marigold 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 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 using Williamsburg Blue in the blue areas, Plantation Pine in the green areas, and Traditional Burnt Umber in the Brown areas. Pull lines of the greens and Marigold to create pine needles. Float Snow White for the snow.
  5.  Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the tote.

 

Moray Dahlia Plaque by Debbie Cole

Cling Jumbo Moray Dahlia Plaque by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
CRS5063 Cling Jumbo Moray Dahlia
SAS03 Stack Art Stamps Royal Heart
SSH57 Perfectly Clear Acrylic Jumbo Handle

Plus:
Americana Cocoa, Golden Straw, Lilac, Light Avocado, Light Buttermilk, Orchid, Royal Purple, White Wash, & Wild Orchid Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Lattice Plaque by Painter’s Paradise
Sponge Wedges
Sanding Disc
Paper Palette
Paper Towels

Instructions:

  1. 1.Sand in between the lattice cutting a sanding disc to fit in between the lattice openings. Apply a thin coat of sealer to the entire plaque, sand lightly, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Basecoat with Light Buttermilk. Apply a coat of matte varnish to the plaque.
  2. Place the Hand Writing stamp onto a medium acrylic handle. Dampen cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of Fawn 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 and apply to the Hand Writing stamp. Stamp it onto the top of the plaque beginning in the upper right hand corner. Reload the stamp and continue stamping all over the background. When using paint on stamps it is important that you do not overload the image. If you don’t like what you have stamped simply wipe it off with dampened paper towel. The matte varnish will allow easy clean up.
  3. Place the Moray Dahlia stamp onto the Jumbo Acrylic Handle. Pour a puddle of Wild Orchid out on the palette paper. Load the sponge and quickly pounce the loaded sponge onto the Moray Dahlia stamp. Stamp it into the center of the plaque. In the same manner load the leaf stamp with Light Avocado + Fawn + Light Buttermilk (1:1:1). Wash over the large petals of the flowers with thinned Orchid, the small petals with Cocoa, and the leaves with thinned Light Avocado + Fawn + Light Buttermilk (1:1:1). Float to shade the large petals with Orchid, the small petals with Cocoa, and the leaves with the Light Avocado + Fawn + Light Buttermilk (1:1:1). Dry brush the highlights to the large petals with Lilac, the small petals with Light Buttermilk, and the leaves with Light Avocado + Fawn + Light Buttermilk (1:1:3).
  4. The second shades are floated with Wild Orchid to the large petals, Light Avocado + Cocoa (1:1) to the small petals, and Light Avocado to the leaves. The second highlights are dry brushed with Light Buttermilk to the large petals and White Wash to the small petals. The darkest areas and accents are glazed with a transparent float of color.
  5. The scrolls were stamped onto the background in the same manner above, with the exception that two colors were applied to the stamp. Load the scroll stamp with Wild Orchid, then quickly load the same sponge with a little Fawn and randomly pounce it on the stamp. Stamp onto the left side of the plaque center. Repeat to finish left side. In the same manner stamp the bottom of the  right side. Quickly wash away some of the scrolls with a clean dampened paint brush.
  6. The centers are created by pulling lines and tapping in Cocoa. Tap in highlights with Golden Straw and Golden Straw + Light Buttermilk (1:1). The darkest areas and accents are glazed with a transparent float of color. The petals are glazed with Royal Purple, the accents are glazed with Avocado in the centers, and Cocoa randomly around the flowers. These colors are also glazed on the outer perimeter of the plaque center by the scrolls.
  7. Apply multiple coast of  DuraClear Matte Varnish to protect the lid.

 

 

Steampunk Charms Resin Necklace by Debbie Cole

Steampunk Charms Resin Necklace by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
SSC1179 Steampunk Charms
SSC38 Small Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Media Mixage Antique Bronze Medium Rectangle Bezel by Spellbinders
Americana Traditional Raw Sienna & Traditional Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
ICE® Resin
Sponge Wedges
Glue
Bubble Palette
Paper Towel
Cogs & Gears
Antique Bronze Necklace Chain
Antique Bronze Jump Rings
Antique Bronze Lobster Claw Closure
Rhinestones
Craftsticks
Disposable Measuring Cups
Detail Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Place the text stamp onto an acrylic handle. Dampen a cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of Traditional Burnt Umber 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. Pounce the sponge onto the stamp and stamp on the light brown card stock. Using the same sponge, reload with the Traditional Burnt Umber and stamp the remaining images onto the off white card stock.
  2. Cut the stamped text to fit into the bezel. If you have the die, you can run it through your machine. Seal the paper with all purpose glue, allow to dry, and repeat step. Mix Ice Resin according to manufacturer’s instruction and pour small amount into the bezel. It should cover the entire bottom, but only half the depth. Allow to harden.
  3. Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Traditional Raw into an individual bubble. Mix one part paint with approximately three parts water mixed with Easy Float. Completely mix the paint until it becomes transparent. Using #8 shader wash over the remaining images. Cut out when dry. Seal in the same manner as the background. Glue the balloons,and small watch gears into place in the bezel and the man onto a cog. Mix Ice Resin and pour to fill bezel. Pour a small amount over the man on the cog. Allow to set for two hours. Place three rhinestones onto the upper right hand corner of the bezel. They will stick to the resin. Allow to harden over night.Glue man on cog into lower left hand corner. Add charms, cogs, and chain of choice using jump rings.

Frantage Flowers Blue Necklace by Debbie Cole

Supplies:SSC1198_blue_necklace_DC_800

From Stampendous:
SSC1198 Frantage Flowers Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSC1177 Butterfly Charms Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
FRG13 Royal Blue Glass Glitter
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana® Cool Neutral, Lamp Black, Primary Blue, & True Blue Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Large Square Bezel by Art Mechanique
Two Part Resin by ICE Resin®
Mixed Media Paper
Cosmetics Sponge Wedges
All Purpose Glue
Chain Necklace
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Paper Towel
Jump Rings
Rhinestone Chain
Beads of Choice
Craft Sticks
Disposable Measuring Cups
Detail Scissors

Instructions:

  1. The stamping and painting will need to be done twice since this necklace is completed with the layered technique. Basecoat the paper with Cool Neutral. Place the postage stamp onto an acrylic handle. Dampen a cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of Lamp Black + Primary Blue (1:5) 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. Pounce the sponge onto the stamp and stamp onto the mixed media paper. The details should be easily seen and not be too dark. Then put of Lamp Black and stamp the flowers and butterfly.
  2.  Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of True Blue into individual bubble. Create a mixture of three parts water and one part Easy Float. Mix one part paint with three parts water or enough water to make the paint transparent. Completely mix the paint in the bubble palette so there is no solid pigment. Using a #2 round wash in the flower and butterfly. Float to shade with True Blue, then Primary Blue.
  3.  When dry, cut the square to fit into the bezel. If you have the die, you can run it through your machine. Manually cut out the flower and butterfly from second image.
  4.  Sprinkle glitter randomly around the flowers. Mix Ice Resin according to manufacturer’s instruction and pour it in to fill half of the bezel. Allow to harden overnight. Glue cut items into position. Add watch gears and glue in place. Allow to dry. Mix additional Ice Resin and fill the bezel. Allow to harden overnight. Add charms, beads, and chain of choice using jump rings.

 

Asian Umbrella Box by Debbie Cole

Cling Jumbo Asian Umbrella Box by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
CRS5065 Cling Jumbo Asian Umbrella
SSH57 Perfectly Clear Acrylic Jumbo Handle

Plus:
Americana 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 Finish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Stylus
Sponge Wedges
Bubble Palette
Paper Palette
Paper Towel
Bombay  Box

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the box with sealer, sand, then wipe with cheese cloth. Basecoat the red areas of the box with Cherry Red and the black areas with Lamp Black. Apply multiple coats until smooth and even. Coat 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 box referring to the photo. Dampen a cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Place the umbrella stamp on the large acrylic handle. Load the sponge with Lamp Black. Apply the paint to the stamp and apply to box. Repeat the same process with the flower stamps. The butterfly stamps are stamped with Glorious Gold. 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 plate. Immediately wash the stamps with soap and water. If any has dried use an old tooth brush to clean.
  3. Shade the umbrellas with Lamp Black.  Keep these floats very soft by blending it out on the palette paper.
  4. Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Glorious Gold in an individual bubble. Mix one part paint with appx three parts water mixed with Easy Float. Completely mix the paint until it becomes transparent. Using a #4 round brush wash in all the gold areas with the thinned paint. Add Glorious Gold accent lines around the lid of the box using a liner brush.
  5. Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the plate.