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Witchy Dance Box by Kristine Reynolds

Witchy Dance Box by Kristine ReynoldsSupplies:

From Stampendous:
Q203 Witchy Dance
Y029 Tangled Border
EJS03 Spoonful of Midnight
EP111 Detail Black Embossing Powder
VM001 Versamark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Silver Tin
Orange Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Tissue Paper
Fast Finsh™ Decoupage by Beacon Adhesives
Heat Tool
Paint Brush

Instructions:

  1. Paint tin with acrylic paint and allow to dry.
  2. Stamp Tangled Border on a strip of tissue and add to tin with Fast Finish Decoupage.
  3. Stamp Witchy Dance image on top of tin with VersaMark ink and heat emboss with Midnight Black embossing powder.
  4. Add Spoonful of Midnight And heat to melt.

Top Hat Snowman Box by Debbie Cole

Cling Jumbo Top Hat Snowman Box by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
CRS5056 Cling Jumbo Top Hat Snowman
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana Alizarin Crimson, Black Forest Green, Blue Chiffon, Cherry Red, Espresso, Holly Green, Lamp Black, Mistletoe, Traditional Raw Sienna, Turquoise Blue, White Wash, & Whispering Turquoise Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Wood Candle  B ox
Paintbrushes
Sponge Wedges
Sanding Disc
Bubble Palette
Paper Palette
Paper Towel
Removable Tape

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the box with sealer, sand lightly, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Basecoat the box with Turquoise Blue. 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 the snowman and tree referring to the photo. Lay the snowman template into position and secure with removable tape. Dampen cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of White Wash 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 with the White Wash to basecoat the entire snowman . Allow to dry. Repeat until an even coverage is achieved. Remove the template and clean. Place the lettering stamp onto a clear acrylic handle. Using the same sponge, reload with additional White Wash. Quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the entire lettering stamp. Stamp it to the bottom of the box. Repeat to the other three sides of the box. 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 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. The sponges can also be washed and reused.
  3. Pour out a puddle of Lamp Black. Load a new sponge in the same manner as stated above. Now quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the entire snowman image. Align the stamp over the snowman and stamp it on the surface. Stamp the tree in the same manner.
  4. Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Cherry Red, Golden Straw, Lamp Black, Traditional Raw Sienna, and  Holly Green 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 round brush for small areas and a #10 shader for the hat, wash in all the colors referring to the photo for placement.
  5. Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush varying the size to the area being painted. Apply a second shade to the green areas with Mistletoe, the red areas with Alizarin Crimson, the yellow areas with Traditional Raw Sienna, the brown areas with Espresso, and the white areas with Whispering Turquoise. The snowman is shaded with Blue Chiffon. Dry brush Cherry Red to the snowman cheeks. Add red stripes to his hatband with lines of Cherry Red. Dry brush White Wash around the box’s snowflake cut out.
  6. Load a sponge with White Wash and stamp the snowflakes onto the box. Use a stylus to apply dots randomly around the box for additional flakes. Use a #3 round to apply full strength to  add snow to the tree. Float White  Wash below the snowman and tree to create snow. Apply glitter by applying matte varnish in areas where the glitter is desired, then sprinkle with glitter. Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the plate.

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.

 

Penguin Snow Candle Box by Debbie Cole

Cling Jumbo Penguin Snow Candle Box by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
CRS5055 Cling Jumbo Penguin Snow
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle

Plus:
Americana Alizarin Crimson, Black Forest Green, Blue Chiffon, Cherry Red, Espresso, Holly Green, Lamp Black, Mistletoe, Traditional Raw Sienna, Turquoise Blue, White Wash, & Whispering Turquoise Acrylic by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
Matte Varnish by DuraClear
Paintbrushes
Sponge Wedges
Sanding Disc
Plastic Palette
Paper Palette
Paper Towl
Removable Tape
Cheese Cloth
Wood Candle Box

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the box with sealer, sand, then wipe with cheese cloth. Basecoat the box with Turquoise Blue. 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 the penguins referring to the photo. Lay the penguin template into position and secure with removable tape. Dampen a cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of White Wash 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 to basecoat the entire penguin with the White Wash paint. Repeat until an even coverage is achieved. Remove template and clean. Apply one coat of matte varnish. Using the same sponge, reload with additional White Wash. Now quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the entire lettering stamp and stamp it on the bottom of the box. Repeat to the other three sides of the box. When using paint on stamps it is important that you do not overload the stamp. 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. Pour out a puddle of Lamp Black paint. Load a new sponge in the same manner as stated above. Place stamp on large acrylic handle. Quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the entire penguin stamp , align the stamp, and stamp it on the surface. The black on the penguin should look smooth and even. If it is not, apply a another coat of Lamp Black over these areas using a brush.
  4. Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Cherry Red, Golden Straw, Whispering Turquoise (hat bands), and Holly Green 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 round brush for small areas and a #10 shader for the green hat, wash in all the colors referring to the photo for placement.
  5. Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush varying the size to the area being painted. Apply a second shade to the green areas with Mistletoe, the red areas with Alizarin Crimson, the yellow areas with Traditional Raw Sienna, and the white areas with Whispering Turquoise. The white areas of the penguins are shaded with Blue Chiffon. The black areas are highlighted with floats of White Wash. Dry brush additional highlights to the hats and around the box’s snowflake cut outs with White Wash, using a #1 Cole Dry Brush. Fill dots on green hat with Cherry Red. Using thinned White Wash, pull lines to create fur on the hats bands. Pull lines on top of the striped hat with Holly Green and on top of the green hat with Cherry Red to create the tassels.
  6.  Load a sponge with White Wash and stamp the snowflakes onto the box. Use a stylus to apply dots randomly around the box for additional flakes. Float White Wash below the penguins to create snow. Apply glitter by applying matte varnish in areas where the glitter is desired, then sprinkle with glitter. Use a dry brush to remove any unwanted glitter. Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the box.

 

I hope you enjoyed this box and that it will make a your holidays a little brighter!

Snowman Banners Box by Kristine Reynolds

Supplies: SSC1185_box_KR_800

From Stampendous:

SSC1185 Snowman Banners
FRG10C Shaved Ice
SSC219 Small Typewriter Alphabet Perfectly Clear Stamps

Plus:

Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Blue Ink
Copic® Markers
Cloud Stencil
Ribbon by May Arts
Box Die
ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®

Instructions:

  1. Create clouds with Copic Markers on Paper Bag template.
  2. Stamp snowman and banner with black ink.
  3. Stamp “For U” in banner flags.
  4. Color as desired.
  5. Embellish with Shaved Ice applied with glue and ribbon.