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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!

Filly Sketch Canvas by Debbie Cole

Filly Sketch Canvas by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
W116 Filly Sketch
SAS03 Stack Art Stamps Royal Heart
SAS02 Stack Art Stamps Regal Bird
CP811 Creative Palette
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
SSH46 Large Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana Lamp Black, Purple Cow, True Blue, Ultra Deep Blue, & White Wash Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Traditions Glazing Medium by DecoArt®
6″ Square Wood Canvas by Viking Woodcrafts
Paintbrushes
Sponge Wedges
Brayer
Sanding Disc
Paper Palette
Paper Towel

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the wood canvas with sealer, sand lightly, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Basecoat the wood canvas with White Wash. Apply Gazing Medium to Creative Palette along with some drops of Ultra Blue Deep, True Blue, and Purple Cow. Do not put too much paint on the Creative Palette otherwise it will over blend. Gently roll the brayer over the paints until the desired effect is achieved. Press the wood canvas onto the Creative Palette and lift up. Press the sides of the wood canvas into the paint, also. Splatter the canvas with thinned Purple Cow. Allow to dry. Apply a coat of matt varnish to the surface.
  2. Apply handwriting stamp onto an acrylic handle. Dampen cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of Purple Cow 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 entire hand writing stamp. Stamp it to the lower left and upper right of the wood canvas. 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 damp paper towel! 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. Place scroll stamp on an acrylic handle. 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 scroll stamp. Stamp it in the upper left and lower right corners of the canvas. Thin some of the black paint to an ink consistency and drip over the scrolls.
  4. In the same manner as above, stamp the horse onto the center of the canvas using White Wash paint. Drybrush and float highlights with White Wash to the horse. The hair is created by pulling floats and then lines of White Wash. The eye and nostrils are filled with Lamp Black.
  5. Float transparent shades with Ultra Blue Deep and Lamp Black. In the Same manner float transparent accents with Purple Cow.
  6. Apply one coat of matte varnish over the entire canvas. Allow to dry. Apply a second coat and sprinkle glitter very lightly around the horse.

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.