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Fiesta Plate & Kaffee Klatsch Bowl by NK Studios


From Stampendous:
NKCRS05 Cling Kaffee KlatschUntitled-1
NKCRS04 Cling Fiesta

Creative Paperclay®  Modeling Material
Brilliant Blue, Brilliant Yellow Green, & Raw Umber Acrylic Paint by Liquitex®
Pouring Medium by Liquitex®
Fan Brush by Liquitex®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. For this bowl I rolled a piece of Paper Clay into a little ball and then rolled it out with a rolling pin to a flat wonky circle.
  2. I then stamped into the clay with some of my Kaffee Klatsch Stamps. You don’t need to press to hard to get a nice sharp impression. I found a bowl where I liked the shape on the bottom as a guide – since I wanted mine to be not a high bowl and a bit quirky – and pressed the top onto the clay to cut out a nice circle.
  3. Next I formed the clay circle into the bottom of the bowl. I let everything in the bowl dry for 12 hours and then carefully took the new paper clay bowl out. Since the moisture in the paper clay mostly is evaporated by then it shrinks a bit so that it is easy to get it out of the template bowl. It was still a bit moist on the bottom since now air could get there so I just put the paper clay bowl upside down and let it dry for another 12 hours.
    I did the same steps with the plate – just using a plate as a template and the Fiesta Stamp set for the Impressions.
  4. Once they both were dry I used Liquitex Soft Body paint thinly over the surfaces, waited a couple seconds and then using a paper towel rubbed some of the paint off again, so that the impressions were more colored and more prominent. That way the texture really popped off. For the plate I used two colors to and blended them. I painted outside of the bowl and the bottom of the plate and then everything dry again. I applied some Liquitex Transparent Raw Amber Acrylic Ink over the circle impression of the bowl to have it pop up even more and to give it some patina and let that dry again.
  5. To finish everything off I coated the bowl and plate with Liquitex Pouring Medium which gave it a nice shiny glossy and glass like look and feel. I coated it twice leaving a couple hours in between for curing.

PenPattern Petal Cube by Kristine Reynolds


From Stampendous:
Q211 PenPattern Petal
Q212 PenPattern Flutter
MPW811 Fran’s Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
EJS07 Spoonful of Confetti
EJS06 Spoonful of Pixie Dust
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Sizzix Artist Trading Block die
Sizzix Little Sizzles Double-sided Mat Board
Radiant Neon Pigment Ink (Electric Purple-Electric Coral-Electric Pink-Electric Blue-Electric Yellow-Electric Green-Electric Coral)
Imagine Ink blusher sponges
Robin’s Egg Dew Drops
Copic .7 Multi Liner
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Die cut a Little Sizzles Double-sided Mat Board using the Sizzix Artist Trading Block die
  2. Sponge Radiant Neon Pigment Ink all over the die cut box
  3. Stamp the Pen Pattern Flutter and Petal image on various sides of the box with black ink
  4. Color parts of the image with the multi liner
  5. Stamp the Flutter and Petal on white cardstock several times
  6. color parts of the images with the multi liner and then cut out
  7. Adhere the layers to the box with 3D foam squares
  8. Adhere dew drops to the center of the flowers
  9. Sprinkle Spoonful of pixie dust and confetti on the box and heat until melted
  10. Assemble box

House-Mouse® Painting Pals Box by Debbie Cole


From Stampendous:
HMR22 HMR22_DC_2_800Painting Pals
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Americana® Alizarin Crimson, Baby Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Dioxazine Purple, Lamp Black, Mistletoe, Snow White, Tangelo Orange, Traditional Raw Sienna, True Blue, & True Red Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Black Microperm 01 Marker Sakura®
Wooden Cigar Box by Viking Wood Crafts
Cosmetic Sponges
Sanding Disc
Paper Palette
Paper Towel
All-Purpose Glue
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Prepare the surface with sealer, sand, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Note, it is important that there are not any areas with high wood grain. Sand until smooth. Basecoat entire surface with Snow White. Apply multiple coats until smooth and even. Pull a curvy line appx 1 inch from the sides to create a frame. Draw ameba shapes as paint puddles in the outer frame. Base the outer edges of the lid (going around the shapes) and the remaining box with Lamp Black. Apply a thin coat of matte varnish to the entire box. This will protect the work you have already done plus allow for easy clean-up for the next step.
  1. Place the mouse 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 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.
  1. Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Alizarin Crimson, Tangelo Orange, Cadmium Yellow, Baby Blue, True Blue, True Red 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 and/or #3 round brush to wash in the background with Baby Blue, then apply the remaining colors referring to the photo.
  1. Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush, with the exception that the leaf and stem are not shaded. Apply a second shade to the yellow areas Traditional Raw Sienna.
  1. Float a transparent shade of True Blue to the ground and True Red to the cheeks of the mice.
  1. Create mice tracks using the marker forming a “Y” with a third line in the center.
  1. Allow to cure 24 hours and then coat with matte varnish.


Nature Easel by Pam Hornschu


From Stampendous:
ASCRS01 Nature Jumbo Cling
ASCRS03 Industrial Jumbo Cling
EJS05 Spoonful of Rust
EP111 Midnight Black Embossing Powder
VM001 Versamark Ink from Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
SSH34 Medium Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Rich Cocoa Memento ink from Tsukineko®
Burnt Sugar Vintage cardstock from Core’dinations®
Green and tan cardstock from Bazzill Basics®
Sanding block from Core’dinations®
Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils
Zip Dry from Beacon Adhesives®
3M foam tape


  1. Apply sanding block to areas of 6” square panel of Vintage cardstock where tree and barn will be stamped.
  2. Stamp tree, barn, fencing, and birds on panel with VersaMark ink and emboss with black embossing powder.
  3. Stamp second tree and emboss in black on green cardstock.
  4. Color and shade all pieces with watercolor pencils. Use waterbrush to spread color as desired. Let dry.
  5. Sprinkle bottom edge of square panel with Spoonful of Rust, and heat from underneath until melded together.
  6. Adhere second tree over top of first, slightly offset, with foam tape. Leave part of tree overhanging right edge.
  7. Mat panel with 6 ¼” square panel of tan cardstock.
  8. Stamp around edge of large green cardstock mat cut 7 ½” square with peeled paint background stamp (from Industrial set) and brown ink. Adhere focal panel over green panel.

The Look Canvas by Pam Hornschu


From Stampendous:
CRS7005 Cling The Look
CRN253 Cling Color Outside
CP750 Circles Creative Palette
EJS07 Spoonful of Confetti
GS400 Spray/Splatter Bottle
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle
VM001 Versamark from Tsukineko®

Electric Yellow, Electric Orange, and Electric Pink Radiant Neon Reinkers from Tsukineko®
Rich Cocoa Memento from Tsukineko®
Sponge Dauber from Tsukineko®
Vellum from Core’dinations
Fast Finish Decoupage and Zip Dry from Beacon Adhesives®
Copic Sketch Markers
Gesso from Grumbacher
8 “ square canvas
Poetry page
¾” flat paint brush
Can of air
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Brush a coat of gesso over entire canvas and poetry page. Let dry.
  2. Place drops of Radiant Neon Reinkers on Creative Palette. Spritz with water. Apply can of air over inks to move colors to cover entire circle palette.
  3. Place canvas slightly off center on top of inked palette. Lift straight up, and set aside to dry.
  4. Use sponge dauber to apply Versamark randomly over colored area and off towards the edges. Sprinkle with Spoonful of Confetti. Heat from underneath for a few seconds before transferring to the top of canvas, until all elements are melded into each other.
  5. Stamp image with cocoa ink on poetry page. Color and shade with markers. Tear around edges.
  6. Ink small dots image from Creative Palette set with cocoa ink, and stamp onto canvas randomly. Hint: Place a thick acrylic block behind canvas for more stability when stamping.
  7. Brush a small amount of Fast Finish over canvas, moving quickly to keep from smearing inks. Place torn colored image on top of wet Fast Finish. Brush more over the surface, and set aside to dry.
  8. Stamp flower image in cocoa ink three times on vellum. Turn over, and color loosely on the back. Cut out, cutting into some petals and spiraling into the center on one. Brush flowers with Fast Finish. As they start to curl, encourage the curling by shaping them into a stack with plenty of dimension. Adhere to canvas.