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Bird Gears Lantern by Debbie Cole


From Stampendous:
R222 Bird Gears
ASCRS02 Cling Steampunk Set
SAS03 Royal Heart Stack Art Kit
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Americana® Fawn & Lamp Black Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Shimmering Silver, Copper, Rich Espresso, & Royal Ruby Dazzling Metallic Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Paint Adhesion Medium by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Rectangle Lamp with Chimney and Shade by Della and Co.
Metal cogs & Gears
Cosmetic Sponges
Matte Medium Paper
Paper Palette
Paper Towel
All Purpose Glue


  1. The prep for the metal is time consuming, but the metal must be prepped properly so the paint will not come off. Clean the black tin with vinegar and water, wipe dry with cheesecloth. Apply one thin coat of Paint Adhesion medium over the entire surface with a large brush. Clean brush immediately with soap and water. Allow to completely dry. Mix together equal parts of the basecoat color, Fawn, with the Paint Adhesion Medium. Basecoat the entire surface using a large 1″ brush. Allow this to completely dry. It will take longer because of the medium. Do not rush this step. Apply the basecoat color again. Allow to dry and apply two more time.
  1. Randomly drybrush Shimmering Silver, Rich Espresso, and Copper to the base and shade. This will completely cover the original Fawn base. Base 2/3 of a sheet of mixed media paper with Shimmering Silver and the other 1/3 with Royal Ruby.
  1. Place the text 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 over the entire image and stamp it onto the surface. Reload and continue stamping the entire surface.
  1. Load the clock stamp onto a handle. Load with Lamp Black and stamp onto silver section of the paper twice with this stamp, reloading between impressions. Reload and stamp onto the shade three times, spacing it equally around the shade. Cut out the clocks then cut about 1/3 off the top of them and set to the side. Stamp the architectural stamp three times on the silver section. Stamp the Bird Gears once on the silver section and once on the ruby section. Cut out all images and set to the side.
  1. Stamp the Bird Gears onto two wide sections of the base with Lamp Black.
  2. In this order, glue the paper clock pieces to the narrow sides of the base, the architectural elements to the base and shade, gears and cogs overlapping some of the paper pieces, and finally the geared bird over one of the original impressions. Add the silver wing and eye to this bird.
  1. Allow to cure 24 hours and then coat with matte varnish.

Frantage Flowers Blue Necklace by Debbie Cole


From Stampendous:
SSC1198 Frantage Flowers Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSC1177 Butterfly Charms Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
FRG13 Royal Blue Glass Glitter
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Americana® Cool Neutral, Lamp Black, Primary Blue, & True Blue Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
Large Square Bezel by Art Mechanique
Two Part Resin by ICE Resin®
Mixed Media Paper
Cosmetics Sponge Wedges
All Purpose Glue
Chain Necklace
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Paper Towel
Jump Rings
Rhinestone Chain
Beads of Choice
Craft Sticks
Disposable Measuring Cups
Detail Scissors


  1. The stamping and painting will need to be done twice since this necklace is completed with the layered technique. Basecoat the paper with Cool Neutral. Place the postage stamp onto an acrylic handle. Dampen a cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of Lamp Black + Primary Blue (1:5) 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 onto the stamp and stamp onto the mixed media paper. The details should be easily seen and not be too dark. Then put of Lamp Black and stamp the flowers and butterfly.
  2.  Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of True Blue into individual bubble. Create a mixture of three parts water and one part Easy Float. Mix one part paint with three parts water or enough water to make the paint transparent. Completely mix the paint in the bubble palette so there is no solid pigment. Using a #2 round wash in the flower and butterfly. Float to shade with True Blue, then Primary Blue.
  3.  When dry, cut the square to fit into the bezel. If you have the die, you can run it through your machine. Manually cut out the flower and butterfly from second image.
  4.  Sprinkle glitter randomly around the flowers. Mix Ice Resin according to manufacturer’s instruction and pour it in to fill half of the bezel. Allow to harden overnight. Glue cut items into position. Add watch gears and glue in place. Allow to dry. Mix additional Ice Resin and fill the bezel. Allow to harden overnight. Add charms, beads, and chain of choice using jump rings.


Christmas Charms box by Debi Hammons

Supplies  SSC1183_Christmas_Charms_Box_DH_800

From Stampendous:
SSC1183 Christmas Charms Perfectly Clear Stamp set by Stampendous
VersaFine Black Onyx ink by Tsukineko

Zip Dry Paper glue by Beacon Adhesives
Colored Pencils by PrismaColor
Red, Light Blue and White card stock
Red String
1/16” hole punch


  1. Cut light blue cardstock to 3-1/2” x 3-1/4”
  2. Score on all sides at 1/2”
  3. Fold on score lines
  4. Cut from the edge to the score line on just the longer ends
  5. apply glue to the the flap and glue to the inside of the sides to form the box top
  6. Cut light blue cardstock 4-1/2” x 4-1/4”
  7. Score all sides at a tiny bit more than 1”
  8. Fold and glue as before to form the box bottom
  9. Stamp the bird image from the set on 1-3/4” x 1-7/8” white cardstock
  10. Color as desired
  11. Glue to 2” x 2-1/8” red cardstock
  12. Glue to the box top
  13. Pock a hole in the top on each side of the red panel at the bottom
  14. Put 7” of red string through the front and tie on the inside of the box top
  15. Stamp the tag and To / From on a scrap of white cardstock
  16. Cut it out
  17. Glue to a scrap of red cardstock and trim the edge to leave just a small edge of red showing
  18. Punch a hole in the tag, put string through the hole and tie on the string on the box with a knot
  19. Trim string


Baby Balloon by Stephanie Lee

Supplies: SSC1187_SL_800

From Stampendous:

SSC1187 Baby Balloon Perfectly Clear Stamps


Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko
Copic MarkersCardstock
Pattered Paper by Momenta
Border & Circle Punch by Fiskars
Buttons & Twine
Washi Tape
ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


1. Make door hanger with circle punch and border punch. Add twine bows.
2. Stamp the hot air balloon and a coordinating sentiment onto cardstock and color.
3. Mat colored image on pattern paper.
4. Add washi tape at bottom on image and rows of button at top of image. Hang it on a door!

Square Illusion Bezel Ring by Stephanie Lee

Supplies: W121_FRG12C_FRG16C_FRG15C_SL_800

From Stampendous:
CRW121 Square Illusion
FRG16C Fuschia glass glitter
FRG12C Green glass glitter
FRG 15C Oceanic glass glitter

ICE Resin
Bezel ring


  1. Stamp image and trim to size.
  2. Adhere inside bezel, sprinkle with glitter and add resin.