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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.

Country Snowman Ornament by Debbie Cole

M318_snowflake_ornament_DC_800Supplies:

From Stampendous:
M318 Country Snowman
EJK08 White Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit
GX230M Multi Crystal Medium Glitter
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana® Country Red, Deep Burgundy, Forest Green, Lamp Black, Marigold, Mistletoe, Traditional Burnt Umber, 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®
Paintbrushes
Box by Viking WoodCrafts
Cosmetic Sponge Wedges
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Sanding Disc
Paper Towels
All Purpose Glue
Clear Ruler

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the surface 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 stamp referring to the photo. Place stamp 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. Basecoat around the stamped areas with turquoise Blue.
  3.  Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Marigold, Country Red, Raw Sienna, and Mistletoe 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 or #3 round 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 golden areas with Traditional Raw Sienna, red areas with Deep Burgundy, brown areas with Traditional Burnt Umber, and green areas with Forest Green.
  5.  Drybrush the outer edge of the snowflake with Whispering Turquoise, reinforce with White Wash. Add glue to the edges and sprinkle with glitter.
  6.  Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the tote.

 

Bundle Penguins Ornament by Debi Hammons

Supplies Q206_Bundled_Penguins_Ornament_DH_800

From Stampendous:
Q206 Bundle Penguins Wood Stamp by Stampendous
EJK06 Encrusted Jewel Teal kit by Stampendous
VersaFine Black Onyx ink by Tsukineko

Plus:
Zip Dry Paper glue by Beacon Adhesives
Colored Pencils by PrismaColor
Kraft card stock
Paper Star SKU#260878

Instructions

  1. Trace Star onto kraft card stock with a pencil
  2. Cut out the star inside the lines
  3. Stamp the Penguins on the star with black ink
  4. Color as desired
  5. Glue the Kraft star to the Star Ornament
  6. Apply glue to the sides of the star
  7. Pour on the Teal Color flakes from the kit and push them into the glue
  8. Keep applying until it’s all covered

Snowflake Tree by Tenia Nelson

Snowflake Tree by Tenia NelsonSupplies:

From Stampendous:
R212 Snowflake Tree
SSC1209 Holiday Words Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
EJS02 Spoonful of Snow
BM001 Versamark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Kraft Cardstock
Pop Up Dots
Signo Broad White Gel Pen by Uni-Ball
Gold Embossing Powder by IMAGINE Crafts
Heat Tool

Instructions:

  1. Create card from Kraft cardstock.
  2. Stamp Tree onto Kraft cardstock using Versamark Watermark Ink and add Gold Embossing Powder and heat emboss.
  3. Add Glue Gloss and add Spoonful of Snow onto card.
  4. Stamp “Joy” sentiment onto a piece of Kraft cardstock using Versamark Watermark Ink, Gold Embossing Powder and heat emboss.
  5. Adhere sentiment panel onto imagine panel and adhere image panel onto card panel using pop up dots.
  6. Color in snowflakes using gel pen.

Winter Delivery by Suzanne Czosek

Winter Delivery by Suzanne CzosekSupplies:

From Stampendous:
W136 Winter Delivery
GX220 Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Watercolor Pencils
Waterbrush
White Gel Pen
Glue Pen
Patterned Paper
Buttons
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Instructions:

  1. Stamp image using water resistant ink. Color with watercolor pencils and waterbrush.
  2. Add accents with white gel pen.
  3. Frost image and buttons using glue pen and Ultra-Fine Crystal glitter.
  4. Distress edges of stamped panel.
  5. Layer pattern paper and brown cardstock onto brown card base.
  6. Attach stamped panel to card.
  7. Attach buttons.