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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.

Dress Form Canvas by Debbie Cole

Dress Form Canvas by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
SAS03 Stack Art Stamps Royal Heart
CRS7002 Cling Jumbo Dress Form
CRS5044 Cling Jumbo Butterfly Trio
SSC1143 Steampunk Gears Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC028 Butterflies Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana Cocoa & Lamp Black Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Dazzling Metallics Bronze, Glorious Gold, Purple Pearl, Shimmering Silver, & Worn Penny Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Acrylic Gesso by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
12″ Square Wood Canvas by Walnut Hallow
Paintbrshes
Ultra Light Oven Bake Clay by Sculpey®
ICE Resin®
Sponge Wedges
Printer Paper
Cogs
Metal Key
Paper Palette
Cardstock
Paper Towels
Palette Knife
Black Mesh
Plastic Garbage Bag
X-Acto® Knife
Glue
Sponge

Instructions:

  1. Apply Text stamp onto an acrylic handle. Dampen cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of Lamp Black 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 Text stamp. Stamp it to the upper right corner of the wood canvas. Repeat and stamp entire canvas including the sides. When using paint on stamps it is important that you do not overload the image. Immediately wash the stamp with soap and water. If any has dried use an old tooth brush to clean. The sponge can also be washed and reused.
  2. Using a palette knife spread gesso randomly around the wood canvas. Allow to dry. Using your hands, pull off small amounts of the Ultra Light clay and press onto the canvas randomly. Smooth it out so that it is never more than 1/4″ deep. If necessary use water to make it move. Using the Text stamp press into the clay turning it with each impression. In the upper right hand corner of the canvas press the large gear with numbers from the Steampunk Gears collection. Select more gears from this collection and impress randomly into clay. Roll out a separate piece of clay to approx 1/4 inch deep. Trace around it with the dress form stamp. Cut out with X-Acto knife excluding the stand. Bake in oven following manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Use a large paint brush to paint the entire wood canvas with washes of Cocoa. Allow to dry and wash with thinned Lamp Black. Wipe extra paint off so the black is mainly the textured areas. Dry brush the raised areas of the clay randomly with Dazzling Metallics in Bronze, Glorious Gold, Purple Pearl, Shimmering Silver, and Worn Penny. The large chip board cog, wood cog, and clay dress form were painted with the metallics. Stamp individual cog stamps randomly with Lamp Black around the canvas on any remaining flat areas. Paint card stock with Glorious Gold and allow to dry. Stamp the dress form using Lamp Black onto card stock. Trace the baked clay dress form around card stock and cut out.
  4. The wings and a variety of items were created with resin paper. Using a variety of cogs, watch parts, and hands from Steampunk Gears collection, butterflies from the Butterflies collection, and the small butterfly from the Jumbo Butterfly Trio, stamp onto plain paper using Lamp Black. Lay paper on garbage bag pulled tight. Mix Ice Resin® according to the manufacturer’s instructions and cover both sides of the paper using a sponge. Allow to harden overnight.
  5. Apply one coat of matte varnish over the entire canvas. Allow to dry. Glue cogs into place. Cut out all of the gears, watches, watch hands, and wings from the resin paper. Glue items into place onto wood canvas. To add the wings and key to the dress form, create a slit into the clay using the X-Acto Knife, then glue into place. Cut out the center of the large gear and glue into it’s impression. Add resin paper watches and hands on top of gears. Mix additional Ice Resin and poor over these items. Allow to harden overnight.

 

Damask Bats Candle by Kristine Reynolds

Damask Bats Candle by Kristine ReynoldsSupplies:

From Stampendous:
R206 Damask Bats
FX71 Sticky Panels
MG06 Lavender Micro Glitter
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
White Candle
Tissue Paper
Wax Paper
Heat Tool

Instructions:

  1. Measure a piece of tissue paper to fit around the candle.
  2. Stamp Damask Bats 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.

House-Mouse® Knit Chick Purl 2 Box by Debbie Cole

House-Mouse® Knit Chick Purl 2 Box by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
HHP03 Knit Chick Purl 2
HMP12 Knit Gift
HMQ06 Pincushion
SAS01 Stack Art Stamps Angel Wings
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana Golden Straw, Indian Turqoise, Lamp Black, Royal Purple, Traditional Burnt Umber, True Ochre, Wedgewood Blue, White Wash, & Wild Orchid Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Viking Woodcrafts Notions Tote
Sponge Wedges
Sanding Disc
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Buttons
Paper Towels
Glue
Ruler

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the tote with sealer, sand, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Note, it is important that there is not any areas with high wood grain. Sand until smooth. Basecoat entire surface with White Wash. 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 tote 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 around the tote. Immediately wash the stamps with soap and water. If any has dried use an old tooth brush to clean. Use a see thru ruler and a light pencil to mark off approx one inch squares on the top and sides of the tote.
  3. Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Golden Straw, Indian Turquoise, and Wild Orchid in individual bubbles. Mix one part paint with approx 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 to the mouse designs using Royal Purple in the orchid areas, True Ochre in the yellow areas, and Wedgewood Blue in the turquoise areas. The mice have a third transparent shade of Traditional Burnt Umber and the bunnies have third transparent shades of Lamp Black. To create a transparent float, simply work the loaded brush on the paper palette until the paint becomes transparent.
  5. To create the patterns in the white squares, use a stylus to apply dots randomly with the first shade colors. The orchid areas have curvy lines of White Wash. Apply a coat of matte varnish over all the squares. Stamp the yellow squares with Indian Turquoise using the top of the Scroll stamp.  Wipe away any excess paint using a damp paint brush. In the same manner stamp Wild Orchid onto the turquoise squares using the bottom of the  Scroll stamp. Add Lamp Black stitches with a liner brush around the tote. Glue buttons onto tote.
  6. 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.