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House-Mouse® Star Spangled Mice Celebrate Wreath by Monika Thomas

Supplies: HMW01_SSC1172_Patriotic Wreath_MT_800

From Stampendous:
HMW01 Star Spangled Mice

Luv Heart sign by Suzanne Czosek

Supplies: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

From Stampendous:

P218 Luv Heart
H289 Follow Art
SSC1186 Coffee Mug Perfectly Clear Stamps™

Plus:

Archival Jet Black Ink by Ranger
Hanging Sign
Sky Blue, Lavender Fields, & Apple Green Americana Paint by DecoArt
Gloss Finish & Dimensional Effects by DecoArt
Signo Uni-Ball White Gel Pen by Sanford
Watercolor Markers
Tissue Paper
White Acrylic Paint

Instructions:

1.     Paint board with white acrylic paint. Add a mix of lavender, Green, and blue acrylic paint.
2.     Lay circle stencil across surface and apply dimensional effect over stencil. Scrape off excess. Repeat as desired.
3.     Stamp all images onto tissue paper using black archival ink.  Apply images  to canvas using decoupage on reverse side and to seal onto surface.
4.     Paint around images using white acrylic paint. Highlight around image using blue watercolor marker.
5.     Add details and highlights to images using white gel pen.
6.     Attach eye hooks to top of hanging and attach chain with jump rings.

Penguin Snow Candle Box by Debbie Cole

Cling Jumbo Penguin Snow Candle Box by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
CRS5055 Cling Jumbo Penguin Snow
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear 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 by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
Matte Varnish by DuraClear
Paintbrushes
Sponge Wedges
Sanding Disc
Plastic Palette
Paper Palette
Paper Towl
Removable Tape
Cheese Cloth
Wood Candle Box

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the box with sealer, sand, then wipe with 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 penguins referring to the photo. Lay the penguin template into position and secure with removable tape. Dampen a 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 to basecoat the entire penguin with the White Wash paint. Repeat until an even coverage is achieved. Remove template and clean. Apply one coat of matte varnish. Using the same sponge, reload with additional White Wash. Now quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the entire lettering stamp and stamp it on 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 stamp. 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. Pour out a puddle of Lamp Black paint. Load a new sponge in the same manner as stated above. Place stamp on large acrylic handle. Quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the entire penguin stamp , align the stamp, and stamp it on the surface. The black on the penguin should look smooth and even. If it is not, apply a another coat of Lamp Black over these areas using a brush.
  4. Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Cherry Red, Golden Straw, Whispering Turquoise (hat bands), 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 green 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, and the white areas with Whispering Turquoise. The white areas of the penguins are shaded with Blue Chiffon. The black areas are highlighted with floats of White Wash. Dry brush additional highlights to the hats and around the box’s snowflake cut outs with White Wash, using a #1 Cole Dry Brush. Fill dots on green hat with Cherry Red. Using thinned White Wash, pull lines to create fur on the hats bands. Pull lines on top of the striped hat with Holly Green and on top of the green hat with Cherry Red to create the tassels.
  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. Float White Wash below the penguins to create snow. Apply glitter by applying matte varnish in areas where the glitter is desired, then sprinkle with glitter. Use a dry brush to remove any unwanted glitter. Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the box.

 

I hope you enjoyed this box and that it will make a your holidays a little brighter!

Damask Bats Pumpkin by Kristine Reynolds

Damask Bats Pumpkin by Kristine ReynoldsSupplies:

From Stampendous:
R206 Damask Bats
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
EJS03 Spoonful of Midnight

Plus:
Tulle
Paper Mache Pumpkin
Leaf Ribbon by May Arts
Tissue Paper
Orange Green Acrylic Paint by DecoArts®
Fast Finish™ Decoupage by Beacon Adhesives
Heat Tool

Instructions:

  1. Paint pumpkin and allow to dry.
  2. Stamp Damask Bats Background on tissue paper and apply to pumpkin with Fast Finish Decoupage.
  3. Sprinkle pumpkin with Spoonful of Midnight and heat to melt.
  4. Tie tulle and ribbon around pumpkin.

Moray Dahlia Plaque by Debbie Cole

Cling Jumbo Moray Dahlia Plaque by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
CRS5063 Cling Jumbo Moray Dahlia
SAS03 Stack Art Stamps Royal Heart
SSH57 Perfectly Clear Acrylic Jumbo Handle

Plus:
Americana Cocoa, Golden Straw, Lilac, Light Avocado, Light Buttermilk, Orchid, Royal Purple, White Wash, & Wild Orchid Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Lattice Plaque by Painter’s Paradise
Sponge Wedges
Sanding Disc
Paper Palette
Paper Towels

Instructions:

  1. 1.Sand in between the lattice cutting a sanding disc to fit in between the lattice openings. Apply a thin coat of sealer to the entire plaque, sand lightly, then wipe with dampened cheese cloth. Basecoat with Light Buttermilk. Apply a coat of matte varnish to the plaque.
  2. Place the Hand Writing stamp onto a medium acrylic handle. Dampen cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of Fawn 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 and apply to the Hand Writing stamp. Stamp it onto the top of the plaque beginning in the upper right hand corner. Reload the stamp and continue stamping all over the background. 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 dampened paper towel. The matte varnish will allow easy clean up.
  3. Place the Moray Dahlia stamp onto the Jumbo Acrylic Handle. Pour a puddle of Wild Orchid out on the palette paper. Load the sponge and quickly pounce the loaded sponge onto the Moray Dahlia stamp. Stamp it into the center of the plaque. In the same manner load the leaf stamp with Light Avocado + Fawn + Light Buttermilk (1:1:1). Wash over the large petals of the flowers with thinned Orchid, the small petals with Cocoa, and the leaves with thinned Light Avocado + Fawn + Light Buttermilk (1:1:1). Float to shade the large petals with Orchid, the small petals with Cocoa, and the leaves with the Light Avocado + Fawn + Light Buttermilk (1:1:1). Dry brush the highlights to the large petals with Lilac, the small petals with Light Buttermilk, and the leaves with Light Avocado + Fawn + Light Buttermilk (1:1:3).
  4. The second shades are floated with Wild Orchid to the large petals, Light Avocado + Cocoa (1:1) to the small petals, and Light Avocado to the leaves. The second highlights are dry brushed with Light Buttermilk to the large petals and White Wash to the small petals. The darkest areas and accents are glazed with a transparent float of color.
  5. The scrolls were stamped onto the background in the same manner above, with the exception that two colors were applied to the stamp. Load the scroll stamp with Wild Orchid, then quickly load the same sponge with a little Fawn and randomly pounce it on the stamp. Stamp onto the left side of the plaque center. Repeat to finish left side. In the same manner stamp the bottom of the  right side. Quickly wash away some of the scrolls with a clean dampened paint brush.
  6. The centers are created by pulling lines and tapping in Cocoa. Tap in highlights with Golden Straw and Golden Straw + Light Buttermilk (1:1). The darkest areas and accents are glazed with a transparent float of color. The petals are glazed with Royal Purple, the accents are glazed with Avocado in the centers, and Cocoa randomly around the flowers. These colors are also glazed on the outer perimeter of the plaque center by the scrolls.
  7. Apply multiple coast of  DuraClear Matte Varnish to protect the lid.