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Hummingbirds by Asia King

Hummingbirds 3D Bird Nest by Asia KingSupplies:

From Stampendous:

CRS5072 Hummingbirds
DCS5072 Hummingbirds Dies Set
CRS5071 PenPattern Butterflies
DCS5071 Butterflies Dies Set
FREG038 Aged Hunter Embossing Enamel
VP001 VersaMarker™ Watermark Pen by Tsukineko®
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
3D Foam Pennants by Scrapbook Adhesives™ by 3L
3D Foam Squares Regular & Small – white by Scrapbook Adhesives™ by 3L
DODZ 3D by Scrapbook Adhesives™ by 3L
Inktense™ Watercolor Pencils by Derwent
Liquid Pearls™ by Ranger
Plastic florist stand
Various Yarn and Threads
Ribbon
Cheesecloth
Acrylic Paint – watered down in a spray bottle,
Feathers and craft eggs
Embossing Heat Tool

Instructions:

  1. Weave the yarns & threads through the gaps of a florist stand, leaving one gap open to create a nest’s entrance.
  2. Spray generously with watered down acrylic to tone down the bright colours. Repeat until you are happy with the result.
  3. Wrap around with hand died cheesecloth and secure with matching threads.
  4. Stamp the Hummingbirds and PenPattern Butterflies and colour them in. Die cut the images.
  5. Add some Aged Hunter enamel to the birds’ wings with VersaMarker.
  6. Stamp the flowers, colour in with pencils and fussy cut.
  7. Start layering the images over the nest as shown, securing them with DODZ and Foam Squares.
  8. Embellish further with feathers and flowers. Add little eggs inside the nest.

House-Mouse® Christmas Story Frame by Debbie Cole

Supplies:HMR15_DC_800

From Stampendous:
HMR15 Christmas Story
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana® Avocado, Country Red, Irish Moss, Lamp Black, Leaf Green, Light Buttermilk, Light Cinnamon, Light French Grey Blue, Marigold, Napa Red, Plantation Pine, Traditional Burnt Umber, & White Wash Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Scrolled Frame
Smooth Cardboard
Cosmetics Sponge Wedges
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Paper Towel
Sanding Disc

Instructions:

  1. 1. Prepare the frame with sealer, sand, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Basecoat entire surface along with cardboard cut to fit the frame with Light Buttermilk. Apply multiple coats until smooth and even. Coat the cardboard with one coat of matte varnish.
  2.  Place 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 onto the cardboard. 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.  Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Country Red, Leaf Green, 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. Note the evergreen is not painted with washes.
  4.  Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush. Apply a second shade using Light Cinnamon in the brown areas and Napa Red in the red areas. The mice have a third transparent shade of Traditional Burnt Umber and Country Red to their cheeks and ears. To create a transparent float, simply work the loaded brush on the paper palette until the paint becomes transparent. Add White Wash glints to the bulb and ornament with White Wash.
  5.  Using a liner brush pull lines of Plantation Pine, Avocado, and Irish Moss to create the pine needles. Wash over the entire frame with Light French Grey Blue. When dry, drybrush Avocado, the Country red to the scroll areas of the frame.
  6.  Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the surface.

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.

 

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.

 

Skull Stack Candle by Kristine Reynolds

Skull Stack Candle by Kristine ReynoldsSupplies:

From Stampendous:
R207 Skull Stack
FX71 Sticky Panels
MG05 Orange Micro Glitter
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Candle
Tissue Paper
Wax Paper
Heat Tool

Instructions:

  1. Measure a piece of tissue paper to fit around the candle.
  2. Stamp Skull Stack Background on tissue paper with Tuxedo Black ink.
  3. Wrap stamped tissue around the candle.
  4. Cover with wax paper with wax side against tissue and heat entire surface till tissue melts on the candle.
  5. wrap a thin strip of sticky panel around the top and bottom of the candle and roll in glitter.