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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.

 

Country Snowman Ornament by Debbie Cole

M318_snowflake_ornament_DC_800Supplies:

From Stampendous:
M318 Country Snowman
EJK08 White Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit
GX230M Multi Crystal Medium Glitter
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana® Country Red, Deep Burgundy, Forest Green, Lamp Black, Marigold, Mistletoe, Traditional Burnt Umber, Traditional Raw Sienna, Turquoise Blue, White Wash, & Whispering Turquoise Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Box by Viking WoodCrafts
Cosmetic Sponge Wedges
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Sanding Disc
Paper Towels
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 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 stamp referring to the photo. Place stamp 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. Basecoat around the stamped areas with turquoise Blue.
  3.  Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Marigold, Country Red, Raw Sienna, and Mistletoe 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 or #3 round 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 golden areas with Traditional Raw Sienna, red areas with Deep Burgundy, brown areas with Traditional Burnt Umber, and green areas with Forest Green.
  5.  Drybrush the outer edge of the snowflake with Whispering Turquoise, reinforce with White Wash. Add glue to the edges and sprinkle with glitter.
  6.  Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish to protect the tote.

 

Snowman Warm Ears by Debi Hammons

Supplies SSC1147_V301_Snowman_DH_800

From Stampendous:
V301 Snowman Warm Ears wood stamp by Stampendous
EP030 Sparkle Glitz Embossing Powder by Stampendous
SSC1147 Tis the Season Perfectly Clear Stamp set by Stampendous
SSC1184 Build a Snowman Perfectly Clear Stamp Set by Stampendous
VersaFine Black Onyx ink by Tsukineko
VersaMark ink by Tsukineko

Plus:
Zip Dry Paper glue by Beacon Adhesives
Colored Pencils by PrismaColor
Light blue, Dark blue and White card stock
White Ribbon
Scrapbook Adhesives Foam squares by 3L

Instructions:

  1. Fold 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”  light blue card stock in half to form the card base
  2. Stamp snowflakes from the build a snowman set all over 4” x 5 1/4” dark blue cardstock
  3. Pour clear sparkle embossing powder on the ink
  4. Tap off excess and return to the jar
  5. Heat with the heat tool, heating slightly more in some areas so that the embossing powder changes colors
  6. Glue to the card front
  7. Stamp the Snow man on 2 5/8” x 3 1/8” white cardstock
  8. Color as desired
  9. Glue to 2 7/8” x 3 3/8” dark blue cardstock
  10. Glue to 3 1/8” x 3 5/8” light blue cardstock
  11. Glue to the card front
  12. Wrap ribbon around the left side of the card and tie in a knot at the top
  13. Stamp the verse on 1 3/4” x 1 1/8′ white cardstock
  14. Glue to 1 7/8” x 1 1/4” dark blue cardstock
  15. Glue to 2” x 1 3/8” light blue cardstock
  16. Attach to the card with dimensional adhesives

 

Jolly Santa Card by Debi Hammons

Supplies R156_Jolly_Santa_DH_800

From Stampendous:
R156 Jolly Santa Wood Stamp by Stampendous
VersaFine Black ink by Tsukineko

Plus:
Red and Kraft Card stock
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Colored Pencils by PrismaColor
Gold Cord
2 tiny gold bells
Corner rounder punch

Instructions

  1. Cut Red card stock 6 1/8” x 4 ¼”
  2. Score at 5 ½” and fold to form card base
  3. Stamp the Jolly Santa Image on 5 3/8” x 4 ¼” kraft card stock with black ink
  4. Color as desired
  5. Glue the kraft panel to the red edge lining up the bottom edges
  6. Round the 2 bottom corners on both layers
  7. Wrap the gold cord twice around the top of the card front and tie in a knot on the right side
  8. Tie a bell to each end and trim off excess cord