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Dear Santa Glass Block by Debbie Cole

Supplies:

Dear Santa Glass Block by Debbie Cole

From Stampendous:
CRS5058 Jumbo Cling Dear Santa Stamp Set
SSH57 Perfectly Clear Acrylic Jumbo Handle

Plus:
Americana Gloss Enamels® by DecoArt®  (Black, Bright Orange, Dark Chocolate, Hauser Dark Green, Festive Green, Fleshtone, Glorious Gold, Honey Brown, Light Buttermilk, Napa Red, True Red, Saffron Yellow, Slate Grey, White)
Golden Natural Brushes by Silver Brush Ltd® (Square size ½”, Shader size #4 and #6, Round, size #3, Liner, size #00)
Cosmetic Sponge Wedges ( without oils or lotions)
Paper palette
Paper towel
Removable tape
Decorative Rice Lights (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Wash the glass block and wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils.
  2. Place Dear Santa stamp onto a Jumbo acrylic handle. Pounce a cosmetic sponge into black paint poured onto palette paper 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 stamp. Stamp onto the middle of the glass block. Allow it to completely dry.
  3. Undercoat all the elements of the designs with White and allow to dry.
  4. Determine basecoating by referring to the photo.
    Red areas with True Red. White areas with 1:1 mix of Slate Grey and White. Green areas with Hauser Dark Green. Flesh areas with 1:1 mix of Fleshtone and Light Buttermilk. Golden areas with Saffron Yellow. Black areas with black. Brown areas with Honey Brown.
  5. Shade the red areas with Napa Red, reinforce with 1:1 mix of True Red and Black. Highlight with Bright Orange. Highlight the green areas with Festive Green. Shade the beard and fur areas with Slate Grey. Pull heavy curved lines with Light Buttermilk, reinforce with White. Shade the golden areas with 1:1 mix of Saffron Yellow and Honey Brown. Highlight with 1:1 mix of Saffron Yellow and Light Buttermilk. The black areas are highlighted with Slate Grey.
  6. Shade the teddy bear with Chocolate Brown. Highlight with texture lines of Honey Brown + Light Buttermilk (1:1).
  7. Heat set following manufacturer’s directions. Allow to cool and add a ribbon of your choice.

Top Hat Candy Cane Snowman by Debbie Cole

SuppliesCRS5070_CRS5056_SSC57_DC_800

from Stampendous:

CRS5070 Jumbo Cling Woodland Snowman
CRS5056 Jumbo Cling Top Hat Snowman text and snowflake
Stampendous®  Acrylic Handles – plus Jumbo Acrylic Handle to paint on

plus:
DecoArt  Americana® Acrylic Paint –  Grey Sky, Lamp Black, Marigold , Santa Red, Snow White
Americana Multi-Surface Satin, Cottontail, Black Tie
DecoArt DuraClear Matte Varnish
Americana Decou-Page

Silver Brush Ltd. Brushes- Golden Natural brushes, 2008S Square Wash, size ½”, 2002S Shader, size #4 and #6, 2000S Round, size #3,  Series 2007S Liner, size #00

Red card Stock
Cosmetic Sponge Wedges ( without oils or lotions)
Paper Palette or Stampendous Creative Palette
Small red buttons

Instructions:

1. Drill holes with a drill press. Two on the top and three on the bottom equally spaced. cut a 12″ doll rod into three 4 inch sections.

2. Lay the clear handle surface on top of the Country Snowman, centering the stamp. Base the snowman with Americana Multi-Surface Satin, Cottontail directly onto the acrylic handle using the stamp below as the guide.  Add snow with same paint. Apply multiple coats until smooth and even.  Add one coat of Snow White over the based areas. Base doll rods with Snow White. Add the snowflake to a small handle and load with Santa Red. Stamp the snowflakes around the snowman three times. draw a circle around the snowflakes and base around them with Snow White.

3. Apply the stamp to an acrylic handle. Load  cosmetic sponge with Black Tie. 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 Carefully align the stamp and stamp over the based area. Immediately wash the stamp with soap and water. If any has dried use an old tooth brush to clean.  Apply the text stamp onto a handle and stamp the red cardstock to cover the card stock. Decoupage the cardstock to the back of the handle. Trim with X-Acto knife when dry.

4. Float to shade the snowman and wash over the hat band and tassel with Grey Sky. Base in the red areas and add red stripes with Santa Red. The stripes on the doll rod are simply angled stripes of Santa Red.  Base in the nose with Marigold.

5. Mix Santa Red with Snow White and drybrush cheeks to snowman. Float to shade nose with Santa Red.  Pull lines of Snow White over the hat band and tassel. Glue buttons to snowman.

6. Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish just over the painted areas. Add handle and rods to handle with red ribbon.

Stack Art Angel Wings Clay Tag by Debbie Cole

Stack Art Angel Wings Clay Tag by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
SAK01 Stack Art Kraftboard Angel Wings
SAS01 Stack Art Stamps Angel Wings

Plus:
Americana Lamp Black, True Blue, & Ultra Deep Blue Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Dazzling Metallics Glorious Gold Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Bronze Polymer Clay
ICE® Resin
Oval Bezel
Blue Rhinestones
Sponge Wedges
X-Acto® Knife
1″ Square Shape Cutter
Cogs & Watch Parts
Cardstock
Glue

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. Apply Damask stamp onto an acrylic handle. Spray the  stamp with a light mist of water and press firmly into the clay. Lift the stamp off the clay. Remove the large stack art kraftboard.  Use the negative space as a template to cut out the clay shape with an X-Acto Knife. Cut the wings in the same manner. Roll a small ball of clay and place into oval bezel. Bake all shapes in a toaster oven according to manufacturer’s instructions. Allow to cool.
  2. Paint the background with True Blue, wiping off the paint to reveal the clay underneath. Add Ultra Blue Deep only in the deep crevices of the clay using a #3 round brush. Dry brush highlights to background and wings and wash over the face with Glorious Gold.  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 face stamp. Stamp it onto the clay in oval bezel. Glue all elements together adding blue crystals.
  3. Mix Ice Resin according to manufacturer’s instructions. Brush ATC as a varnish with a disposable brush. Allow to harden overnight.

 

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.   

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.