Archive for Mixed Media

Artist Trading Block Collaboration

In March 2015 we hosted a collaboration between our fantastic Design Team and the Inspiration Team over at Sizzix Die Designer Eileen Hull’s website.
We were so thrilled with the results that we thought we’d make a “forever” page of the projects.
You can view that page HERE and click on each one to be taken to that designers tutorial or blog post on the block she made.

The die we used makes a block like this –  (you can buy it online by clicking on the picture) –
It also has a magnetic opening in it so you can use any of your Movers and Shapers dies to cut out peek holes
in one or two sides of your cube. Super versatile!

Sizzix Score Boards Block Die

Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die – Block Cube Bank – 3D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We used the BEAUTIFUL Sizzix Matboard to create our blocks. It takes all kinds of stamping and ink just beautifully.
Our team used the cream (linked to the picture so you can buy online), but it also comes in white and black!
It’s sized perfectly to fit through your Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.

Sizzix Mat Board - Cream

Little Sizzles 6″ X 13″ Mat Board Pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope you’ll try creating some amazing Artist Trading Blocks!
Be sure to visit our gallery for tons of inspiration on these unique and “out of the box” adventures in stamping and stenciling!!
Stampendous Artist Trading Blocks Collaboration Gallery

PenPattern Butterflies Vintage Contract by Fran Seiford

Supplies:

From Stampendous:CRS5071_FS_800
CRS5071 Cling PenPattern Butterflies
W142 Vintage Contract
EJS07 Spoonful of Confetti
DCS5071 Butterflies Die Set
CP811 Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Radiant Neon Ink Refills by Imagine Crafts
Delicata Silver Ink Refills by Imagine Crafts
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Fantastix by Imagine Crafts
Scalloped Edge Die
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Magnetic Platform for Big Shot
Brayer

Instructions:

Follow along with Fran in this easy YouTube video!


 

 

PenPattern Butterflies Filigree by Fran Seiford

Supplies:CRS5071_FS_2_800

From Stampendous:
CRS5071 Cling PenPattern Butterflies
CRS5073 Cling Filigree
DCS5071 Butterflies Die Set
CP811 Creative Palette Rounds
EP102 Gold Embossing Powder
VM001 VersaMark™ Watermark ink by Tsukineko®
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Plus:
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Radiant Neon Ink Refills by Imagine Crafts
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Brayer
Decorative edge die
Big Shot die cutting machine by Sizzix
Magnetic Platform for Big Shot by Sizzix
Colored Pencils by Faber-Castell

Instructions:

Create background paper using the Stampendous Creative Palette and Imagine Crafts Radiant Neon Inks.
Allow to Dry. Here’s a video on how we did that:

  1. Cut background paper to desired size for card, use decorative die to trim edge.
  2. Emboss filigree near top of card with VersaMark ink and Gold Embossing Powder.
  3. Stamp PenPattern Butterfly on white cardstock and color with colored pencil.
  4. Use matching die to cut out butterfly and adhere to card front by applying Zip Dry to Butterfly Body
  5. Glue to card base.

 

 

Fiesta Plate & Kaffee Klatsch Bowl by NK Studios

Supplies:

From Stampendous:
NKCRS05 Cling Kaffee KlatschUntitled-1
NKCRS04 Cling Fiesta

Plus:
Creative Paperclay®  Modeling Material
Brilliant Blue, Brilliant Yellow Green, & Raw Umber Acrylic Paint by Liquitex®
Pouring Medium by Liquitex®
Fan Brush by Liquitex®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Instructions:

  1. For this bowl I rolled a piece of Paper Clay into a little ball and then rolled it out with a rolling pin to a flat wonky circle.
  2. I then stamped into the clay with some of my Kaffee Klatsch Stamps. You don’t need to press to hard to get a nice sharp impression. I found a bowl where I liked the shape on the bottom as a guide – since I wanted mine to be not a high bowl and a bit quirky – and pressed the top onto the clay to cut out a nice circle.
  3. Next I formed the clay circle into the bottom of the bowl. I let everything in the bowl dry for 12 hours and then carefully took the new paper clay bowl out. Since the moisture in the paper clay mostly is evaporated by then it shrinks a bit so that it is easy to get it out of the template bowl. It was still a bit moist on the bottom since now air could get there so I just put the paper clay bowl upside down and let it dry for another 12 hours.
    I did the same steps with the plate – just using a plate as a template and the Fiesta Stamp set for the Impressions.
  4. Once they both were dry I used Liquitex Soft Body paint thinly over the surfaces, waited a couple seconds and then using a paper towel rubbed some of the paint off again, so that the impressions were more colored and more prominent. That way the texture really popped off. For the plate I used two colors to and blended them. I painted outside of the bowl and the bottom of the plate and then everything dry again. I applied some Liquitex Transparent Raw Amber Acrylic Ink over the circle impression of the bowl to have it pop up even more and to give it some patina and let that dry again.
  5. To finish everything off I coated the bowl and plate with Liquitex Pouring Medium which gave it a nice shiny glossy and glass like look and feel. I coated it twice leaving a couple hours in between for curing.

Marks Canvas by NK Studios

Supplies:MarkMakerCanvas_NathalieKalbach01_01_800

From Stampendous:
NKCRS06 Cling Marks Set
FREG043 Aged Green Embossing Enamel
FREG024 Aged Gold Embossing Enamel
VM001 Versamark Watermark Ink by Tsukineko

Plus:
Canvas
Soft Body Acrylics by Liquitex®
Matte Gel Medium by Liquitex®
Nails and zinc washers
Paintbrushes
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Hammer

Instructions:

  1. For texture use Marks stamps with Versamark Watermark ink onto canvas and heat emboss with Aged Embossing Enamels.
  2. Paint base color on canvas.
  3. Splatter thinned paint around canvas and let dry or use heat tool.
  4. Use a makeup sponge to load paint onto Marks stamps and stamp onto canvas.
  5. Sprinkle Aged Gold embossing enamel in a circle on canvas and heat set from the back side.
  6. Paint red circle over glass bead medium adding more if desired.
  7. Hammer a row of nail with a washer across bottom of canvas.
  8. Ink nail and washers with Versamark Watermark ink and emboss with Aged Embossing Enamel.

Watch Nathalie creating with n*Studio Stamps here —