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Stack Art Mosaic by Debbie Cole

Stack Art Mosaic by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
SAS01 Stack Art Stamps Angel Wings
SAS02 Stack Art Stamps Regal Bird
SAS03 Stack Art Stamps Royal Heart
R190 Baroque Cross
EP218 Sapphire PEARLustre Embossing Powder
EP219 Amethyst PEARLustre Embossing Powder
EP223 Moonstone PEARLustre Embossing Powder
EP216 Garnet PEARLustre Embossing Powder
EP112 Starry Night Sparkly Embossing Powder
FRG13 Royal Blue Crushed Glass Glitter
SSH46 Large Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana Blue Violet, Burnt Umber, Dioxazine Purple, Lamp Black, & Victorian Blue Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Dazzling Metallic Glorious Gold & Rich Espresso Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
ICE® Resin
Art Mechanic Rectangle Bezel
White Polymer Clay
9″ x 12″ Wood Plaque by Walnut Hollow®
Crystyler Crystals by Walnut Hollow®
Craft Sticks
Glue
Stylus
Oval Bezel
Clay Blade
X-Acto® Knife
Large Paintbrush
Metal or Glass Tray
Cardstock

Instructions:

  1. Knead the clay so that it is soft and workable. Roll in a ball and roll the clay out using a rolling pin or acrylic roller to 1/4 inch in depth. Spray the rubber stamps with a light mist of water and press firmly into the clay. Lift the stamp off the clay. Select areas of the stamped patterns and cut in squares and rectangles to fit onto the wooden plaque. Stamp two of the Baroque Cross stamp. Cut one as a rectangle and the other cut the cross out with an X-Acto Knife. The wings and face were also cut out using an X-Acto Knife. Dry brush highlights of Glorious Gold on the Wings and cross. Roll small balls of clay and press with text stamp to make the circles in each corner.
  2. Using a stylus, press deeper holes into the circle areas on the cross. Press the rectangle bezel into a large clay rectangle, then cut out the area for the bezel an place into the clay. Lay all the clay on a metal or glass tray and bake according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Allow to completely cool. 
  3. Create a wash for each of the acrylic colors Blue Violet,  Burnt Umber, Dioxazine Purple, and Victorian Blue by thinning them with water. Apply to tiles referring to the photo for color placement. Lightly wipe with paper towel to allow white to show through. Paint the wood plaque with a combination of Glorious Gold and Rich Espresso.
  4. Lightly sprinkle purple tiles with Amethyst, Garnet, and Starry night embossing powders Blue tiles are sprinkled with  Sapphire and brown tiles with Moonstone. Place back into oven until the embossing powders melt onto the tiles. Allow to cool and glue onto the plaque. Glue all elements onto plaque.
  5. Coat white card stock with a wash of Victorian Blue. Cut and glue into place in the bezel. Mix a small amount of Ice Resin following manufacturer’s instructions. Pour so the bezel is filled half full. Sprinkle with blue glitter. Allow to dry overnight. Stamp letters and place onto hardened resin gluing them into place. Mix more resin. Fill bezel and coat entire mosaic plaque with resin as a varnish.

Cardinal Elements by Debbie Cole

Cardinal Elements by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
W135 Cardinal Elements
EP112 Starry Night Sparkly Embossing Powder
VP001 VersaMarker™ Watermark Pen by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana Avocado, Lamp Black, Light Buttermilk, Tomato Red, & Traditional Raw Sienna Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Scrolled Plaque
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Instructions:

  1. Seal the surface and sand lightly. Basecoat the entire base with Light Buttermilk and the scrolls with Lamp Black. Apply one coat of matter varnish to entire surface.
  2. Place the stamp onto an 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 onto 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.
  3. Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Avocado, Tomato Red,  and Traditional Raw Sienna 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 large brush for the background, wash in Traditional Raw Sienna. Using a #4 shader brush wash in all the remaining colors referring to the photo for placement.
  4. Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush. Apply a second shade to the outer edge of the surface with a light float of Tomato Red.
  5. Apply  the VersaMarkerover all the black scrolls. Sprinkle with Starry Night Embossing Powder and heat set.
  6. Add varnish to the surface without covering the embossing.

Stack Art Angel Wings Royal Heart by Debbie Cole

Stack Art Angel Wings Royal Heart by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
SAK01 Stack Art Kraftboard Angel Wings
SAS01 Stack Art Stamps Angel Wings
SAS03 Stack Art Stamps Royal Heart
SSCC1195 Steampunk Shoes Perfectly Clear Stamps
EP222 Carnelian PEARLustre Embossing Powder
DP102 Detail Gold Metallic Embossing Powder
SSH46 Large Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana Country Red Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Dazzling Metallics Glorious Gold Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
ICE® Resin
Bronze Polymer Clay
Red & Gold Rhinestones
Clay Blade or X-Acto® Knife
Glue

Instructions:

  1. Knead the clay so that it is soft and workable. Roll in a ball and roll the clay out using a rolling pin or acrylic roller to 1/4 inch in depth. Apply pattern stamp onto an acrylic handle. Spray the stamp with a light mist of water and press firmly into the clay. Lift the stamp off the clay. Remove the large stack art kraftboard.  Use the negative space as a template to cut out the clay shape with an X-Acto Knife. In the same manner create the middle section using the scroll stamp. Stamp the scroll twice into the clay and then cut out. Cut a small rectangle out of the center of this piece using the negative space from the kraftboard as a guide. Cut the wings in the same manner. Roll a small ball of clay and form into a heart. Bake all shapes in a toaster oven according to manufacturer’s instructions. Allow to cool.
  2. Paint the background  and heart with Country Red, wiping off the paint to reveal the clay underneath. Dry brush highlights to background, middle section, heart, and wings with Glorious Gold.  Glue all the middle section to the background. Fill the rectangle with embossing posers. Bake in oven until they completely melt. Allow to cool. Glue wings, heart, and gems onto the ATC.
  3. Mix Ice Resin according to manufacturer’s instructions. Brush ATC as a varnish with a disposable brush. Allow to harden overnight.

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.

Stack Art Angel Wings Follow Your Heart by Debbie Cole

Stack Art Angel Wings Follow Your Heart by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
SAK01 Stack Art Kraftboard Angel Wings
SAS01 Stack Art Stamps Angel Wings
SSC1193 Charmed Art Perfectly Clear Stamps
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
SSH46 Large Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana Desert Turquoise, Lamp Black, Margarita, Sea Breeze, Turquoise Blue, Vivid Violet, & White Wash Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Modeling Paste by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Sponge Wedgs
Paper Palette
Paper Towels

Instructions:

  1. Paint the kraftboard base, wings and heart with White Wash. Using a large brush apply Margarita and Desert Turquoise, to large kraftboard in a painterly method. Loosely add Sea Breeze and Turquoise Blue. Allow to dry.
  2. Apply handwriting stamp onto an acrylic handle. Dampen cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of Vivid Violet 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 over the kraftboard. 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. Using a palette knife apply Modeling Paste in the lower left and upper right corners of the kraftboard and allow to “set up”. Place scroll stamp on an acrylic handle. Stamp into modeling paste and lift up. Sprinkle lightly with glitter.
  4. Loosely paint the heart with Vivid Violet and Margarita. Create a wash of thee colors and apply to wings very lightly. Stamp the heart with “follow you art” text using Lamp Black. Place wing stamp on acrylic handle and stamp the wing kraftboard using Lamp Black. In the same manner stamp the paint brushes to the lower right and upper left sections of the base kraftboard.