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House-Mouse® Painting Pals Box by Debbie Cole

Supplies:

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

Plus:
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

Instructions:

  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.

HMR22_DC_800

Nature Easel by Pam Hornschu

Supplies:ASCRS01_ASCRS03_EJS05_easel_PH_800

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

Plus:
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
Waterbrush
Zip Dry from Beacon Adhesives®
3M foam tape

Instructions:

  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

Supplies:CRS7005_CP811_N253_PH_800

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®

Plus:
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

Instructions:

  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.

Bird Gears Box by Kristine Reynolds

Supplies:R222_ASCRS02_KR_800

From Stampendous:
R222 Bird Gears
ASCRS02 Cling Steampunk Set
VM01 VersaMark™ ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
EP104 Penny Copper Embossing Powder
DP102 Detail Gold Embossing Powder
DP111 Detail Black Embossing Powder
Spoonful of Gold Dust

Plus:
Paper Mache Box by Darice
Raw Sienna Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Gold Rush Metallic & Silver Spark Lustre Wax
Sprockets by Eyelet Outlet
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Quick Dry Decopage by Beacon Adhesives

Instructions:

  1. Paint box with Raw Sienna paint and allow to dry.
  2. Stamp images on tissue paper with VersaMark ink and emboss with various embossing powders.
  3. Color bird with colored pencils.
  4. Adhere tissue to box with Quick Dry Decopage.
  5. Apply wax paint to box with fingers.
  6. Adhere Gears to box with Zip Dry Adhesive.

Bird Gears Lantern by Debbie Cole

Supplies:R222_ASCRS02_DC_800

From Stampendous:
R222 Bird Gears
ASCRS02 Cling Steampunk Set
SAS03 Royal Heart Stack Art Kit
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana® Fawn & Lamp Black Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Shimmering Silver, Copper, Rich Espresso, & Royal Ruby Dazzling Metallic Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Paint Adhesion Medium by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Rectangle Lamp with Chimney and Shade by Della and Co.
Metal cogs & Gears
Cosmetic Sponges
Matte Medium Paper
Paper Palette
Paper Towel
All Purpose Glue

Instructions:

  1. The prep for the metal is time consuming, but the metal must be prepped properly so the paint will not come off. Clean the black tin with vinegar and water, wipe dry with cheesecloth. Apply one thin coat of Paint Adhesion medium over the entire surface with a large brush. Clean brush immediately with soap and water. Allow to completely dry. Mix together equal parts of the basecoat color, Fawn, with the Paint Adhesion Medium. Basecoat the entire surface using a large 1″ brush. Allow this to completely dry. It will take longer because of the medium. Do not rush this step. Apply the basecoat color again. Allow to dry and apply two more time.
  1. Randomly drybrush Shimmering Silver, Rich Espresso, and Copper to the base and shade. This will completely cover the original Fawn base. Base 2/3 of a sheet of mixed media paper with Shimmering Silver and the other 1/3 with Royal Ruby.
  1. Place the text 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 onto the surface. Reload and continue stamping the entire surface.
  1. Load the clock stamp onto a handle. Load with Lamp Black and stamp onto silver section of the paper twice with this stamp, reloading between impressions. Reload and stamp onto the shade three times, spacing it equally around the shade. Cut out the clocks then cut about 1/3 off the top of them and set to the side. Stamp the architectural stamp three times on the silver section. Stamp the Bird Gears once on the silver section and once on the ruby section. Cut out all images and set to the side.
  1. Stamp the Bird Gears onto two wide sections of the base with Lamp Black.
  2. In this order, glue the paper clock pieces to the narrow sides of the base, the architectural elements to the base and shade, gears and cogs overlapping some of the paper pieces, and finally the geared bird over one of the original impressions. Add the silver wing and eye to this bird.
  1. Allow to cure 24 hours and then coat with matte varnish.