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Cherry Print Mirror by Debbie Cole

Cherry Print Mirror by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
R201 Cherry Print

Plus:
Cherry Red & Lamp Black Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Dazzling Metallics Glorious Gold Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
10″ Wood Frame Mirror
Paintbrushes
Sponge Wedges
Paper Palette
Paper Towels

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the frame with sealer, sand, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Basecoat the red areas of the frame with Cherry Red and the black areas with Lamp Black. Coat the 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 stamps on mirror referring to the photo. Dampen a cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Place the stamp on the large acrylic handle. Load the sponge with Lamp Black. Apply the paint to the stamp and apply to frame. Repeat the same process in all four corners of the frame. Use a damped paint brush to remove unwanted paint for black areas. 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. Immediately wash the stamp with soap and water. If any has dried use an old tooth brush to clean.
  3. Shade the outside the flower lines and around the center by floating Lamp Black.  Keep these floats very soft by blending it out on the palette paper. Float the highlights to the flowers with Glorious Gold on the inside of the lines. Fill in the circles and add centers with Glorious Gold using a #3 round brush.
  4. Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the frame.   

Blossom Beauty Journal by Fran Seiford

Supplies: CRS5067_CRS7004_SSC1200_FS_800

From Stampendous:
CRS7004 Blossom Beauty
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Top Hat Snowman Box by Debbie Cole

Cling Jumbo Top Hat Snowman Box by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
CRS5056 Cling Jumbo Top Hat Snowman
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic 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 Paint by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Wood Candle  B ox
Paintbrushes
Sponge Wedges
Sanding Disc
Bubble Palette
Paper Palette
Paper Towel
Removable Tape

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the box with sealer, sand lightly, then wipe with dampened 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 snowman and tree referring to the photo. Lay the snowman template into position and secure with removable tape. Dampen 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 with the White Wash to basecoat the entire snowman . Allow to dry. Repeat until an even coverage is achieved. Remove the template and clean. Place the lettering stamp onto a clear acrylic handle. Using the same sponge, reload with additional White Wash. Quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the entire lettering stamp. Stamp it to 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 image. 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. The sponges can also be washed and reused.
  3. 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 entire snowman image. Align the stamp over the snowman and stamp it on the surface. Stamp the tree in the same manner.
  4. Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Cherry Red, Golden Straw, Lamp Black, Traditional Raw Sienna, 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 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, the brown areas with Espresso, and the white areas with Whispering Turquoise. The snowman is shaded with Blue Chiffon. Dry brush Cherry Red to the snowman cheeks. Add red stripes to his hatband with lines of Cherry Red. Dry brush White Wash around the box’s snowflake cut out.
  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. Use a #3 round to apply full strength to  add snow to the tree. Float White  Wash below the snowman and tree to create snow. Apply glitter by applying matte varnish in areas where the glitter is desired, then sprinkle with glitter. Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the plate.

Snowman Friends Basket by Debbie Cole

Supplies:P235_Wood_Basket_DC_800

From Stampendous:
P235 Snowman Friends
P234 Snowy Sled
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana® Antique Gold, Baby Blue, Berry Red, Festive Green, Holly Green, Lamp Black, Napa Red, Traditional Raw Sienna, True Blue, & Snow White Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Circle Template
Basket by Viking WoodCrafts
Cosmetics Sponge Wedges
Sanding Disc
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Paper Towel
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 are not any areas with high wood grain. Sand until smooth. Basecoat entire surface with Snow White. Base rims, handle, and bottom of basket with True Blue. 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 stamps on the surface referring to the photos. Place stamps 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. Stamp all the images onto the surface.Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Antique Gold, Berry Red, Festive Green, and True Blue 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 all the colors referring to the photo for placement. Create a wash of Baby Blue in the same manner and wash the entire background.
  3.  Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush. Apply a second shade using Traditional Raw Sienna in the golden areas, Napa Red in the red areas, and Holly Green in the green areas. Float Snow White as the snow. Accent lines and dots are Snow White.
  4.  Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the tote.

 

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.