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House-Mouse® Christmas Story Frame by Debbie Cole

Supplies:HMR15_DC_800

From Stampendous:
HMR15 Christmas Story
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana® Avocado, Country Red, Irish Moss, Lamp Black, Leaf Green, Light Buttermilk, Light Cinnamon, Light French Grey Blue, Marigold, Napa Red, Plantation Pine, Traditional Burnt Umber, & White Wash Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Scrolled Frame
Smooth Cardboard
Cosmetics Sponge Wedges
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Paper Towel
Sanding Disc

Instructions:

  1. 1. Prepare the frame with sealer, sand, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Basecoat entire surface along with cardboard cut to fit the frame with Light Buttermilk. Apply multiple coats until smooth and even. Coat the cardboard with one coat of matte varnish.
  2.  Place stamp onto 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 onto the cardboard. 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 stamps with soap and water. If any has dried use an old tooth brush to clean.
  3.  Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Country Red, Leaf Green, 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. Note the evergreen is not painted with washes.
  4.  Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush. Apply a second shade using Light Cinnamon in the brown areas and Napa Red in the red areas. The mice have a third transparent shade of Traditional Burnt Umber and Country Red to their cheeks and ears. To create a transparent float, simply work the loaded brush on the paper palette until the paint becomes transparent. Add White Wash glints to the bulb and ornament with White Wash.
  5.  Using a liner brush pull lines of Plantation Pine, Avocado, and Irish Moss to create the pine needles. Wash over the entire frame with Light French Grey Blue. When dry, drybrush Avocado, the Country red to the scroll areas of the frame.
  6.  Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the surface.

Top Hat Candy Cane Snowman by Debbie Cole

SuppliesCRS5070_CRS5056_SSC57_DC_800

from Stampendous:

CRS5070 Jumbo Cling Woodland Snowman
CRS5056 Jumbo Cling Top Hat Snowman text and snowflake
Stampendous®  Acrylic Handles – plus Jumbo Acrylic Handle to paint on

plus:
DecoArt  Americana® Acrylic Paint -  Grey Sky, Lamp Black, Marigold , Santa Red, Snow White
Americana Multi-Surface Satin, Cottontail, Black Tie
DecoArt DuraClear Matte Varnish
Americana Decou-Page

Silver Brush Ltd. Brushes- Golden Natural brushes, 2008S Square Wash, size ½”, 2002S Shader, size #4 and #6, 2000S Round, size #3,  Series 2007S Liner, size #00

Red card Stock
Cosmetic Sponge Wedges ( without oils or lotions)
Paper Palette or Stampendous Creative Palette
Small red buttons

Instructions:

1. Drill holes with a drill press. Two on the top and three on the bottom equally spaced. cut a 12″ doll rod into three 4 inch sections.

2. Lay the clear handle surface on top of the Country Snowman, centering the stamp. Base the snowman with Americana Multi-Surface Satin, Cottontail directly onto the acrylic handle using the stamp below as the guide.  Add snow with same paint. Apply multiple coats until smooth and even.  Add one coat of Snow White over the based areas. Base doll rods with Snow White. Add the snowflake to a small handle and load with Santa Red. Stamp the snowflakes around the snowman three times. draw a circle around the snowflakes and base around them with Snow White.

3. Apply the stamp to an acrylic handle. Load  cosmetic sponge with Black Tie. 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 Carefully align the stamp and stamp over the based area. Immediately wash the stamp with soap and water. If any has dried use an old tooth brush to clean.  Apply the text stamp onto a handle and stamp the red cardstock to cover the card stock. Decoupage the cardstock to the back of the handle. Trim with X-Acto knife when dry.

4. Float to shade the snowman and wash over the hat band and tassel with Grey Sky. Base in the red areas and add red stripes with Santa Red. The stripes on the doll rod are simply angled stripes of Santa Red.  Base in the nose with Marigold.

5. Mix Santa Red with Snow White and drybrush cheeks to snowman. Float to shade nose with Santa Red.  Pull lines of Snow White over the hat band and tassel. Glue buttons to snowman.

6. Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish just over the painted areas. Add handle and rods to handle with red ribbon.

Tricky Words Gum Ball Machine by Debbie Cole

Tricky Words Gum Ball Machine by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
Q203 Witchy Dance
SSC1208 Tricky Words Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
EP111 Midnight Black Embossing Powder
VP001 VersaMarker™ Watermark Pen by Tsukineko®
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana Ebony Blac, Jack-O-Lantern Orange, Primary Yellow, & White Wash Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Americana School Bus Multi-Surface Satin Paint by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Gum Ball Machine by Viking Woodcrafts
Orange Cardstock
Heat Tool
Black Fine Point Sharpie®

Instructions:

  1. Seal the base and sand lightly. Basecoat the entire base of the gumball machine with White Wash. Basecoat the orange areas with Jack-O-Lantern Orange, the yellow areas with Primary Yellow, and the black areas with Ebony Black. Basecoat the lid to the jar with Americana Multi-Surface, School bus.
  2. Using the candy and Trick or Treat stamps from the charm grouping, load the stamps with Ebony Black paint and stamp around the center of the base. Stamp the orange card stock in the same manner. Refer to photo for placement.
  3. The candy and lettering are washed with thinned Jack-O-Lantern Orange and Primary Yellow. Add a few yellow and orange dots along the top and bottom of the base. Outline with a black fine point marker.
  4. Using a ruler run the VersaMarker on the top and bottom edge of the orange card stock. Sprinkle with Black embossing powder and heat set.
  5. Screw the lid onto the wood base. Add the jar to the lid. Glue the card stock to the jar with the Witch Dance figures in the center from of the jar. Add varnish to the base and over the card stock.

Punkin Ghouls Box 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.

Blossom Beauty by Janelle Stollfus

Supplies:

CRS7004_JS

From Stampendous:
CRS7004 Cling Blossom Beauty

Plus:
Tuxedo Black ink by Tsukineko
Black Detail Pen (Optional)
Acrylic Paints by DecoArt
White Gesso by DecoArt
Metallic Lustre by DecoArt
Dimensional Effects by DecoArt
Decou-Page by DecoArt
Square plaque
White tissue paper
Paper scraps
Fabric scraps (i.e. Muslin, cheesecloth)
Lace
Buttons, decorative eyelets
Self adhesive rhinestones
Hemp cord
Paint brush
Sponge
Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol (optional)
Cleaning cloth
Heavy Medium Gel

Instructions:

  1. Prepare plaque with white gesso.
  2. Glue down scraps of paper, cheesecloth and/or lace onto surface with Decou-Page and dry.
  3. Cover with a coat of white gesso and dry.
  4. Stamp face image onto tissue paper that has a piece of scrap paper underneath if ink should bleed through the tissue paper.
  5. Glue face to plaque and color with watered down paint being careful not to over wet the tissue paper and tear it with the bristles of the brush.
  6. Create locks of hair using strips of solid color fabrics and lace with a layer Dimensional Effects medium. Crumple paper or foil to use as a form for creating dimensional twirls of hair.
  7. Glue hair in place with Dimensional Effects and coat hair with a layer of white gesso. Paint if desired.
  8. Paint background carefully around face and hair in layers either letting them dry completely or rubbing away some layers while wet to show color underneath. 
  9. Add flat adhesive rhinestones around face.
  10. Tip: If you add layers of paint over rhinestones or any non-porous findings, use rubbing alcohol on a cleaning cloth to rub away paint.
  11. Glue cord, buttons and eyelets or whatever findings you choose into the hair for flair. Paint them and add flat adhesive rhinestones to cover holes on buttons.
  12. Add Metallic Lustre Medium around the outer edge of the plaque with a clean cloth.
  13. Go over any stamped lines with a black permanent detail pen to make contrast.