Archive for Mixed Media – Page 2

Dress Form Canvas by Debbie Cole

Dress Form Canvas by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
SAS03 Stack Art Stamps Royal Heart
CRS7002 Cling Jumbo Dress Form
CRS5044 Cling Jumbo Butterfly Trio
SSC1143 Steampunk Gears Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC028 Butterflies Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle

Americana Cocoa & Lamp Black Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Dazzling Metallics Bronze, Glorious Gold, Purple Pearl, Shimmering Silver, & Worn Penny Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Acrylic Gesso by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
12″ Square Wood Canvas by Walnut Hallow
Ultra Light Oven Bake Clay by Sculpey®
ICE Resin®
Sponge Wedges
Printer Paper
Metal Key
Paper Palette
Paper Towels
Palette Knife
Black Mesh
Plastic Garbage Bag
X-Acto® Knife


  1. Apply Text stamp onto an acrylic handle. 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 entire Text stamp. Stamp it to the upper right corner of the wood canvas. Repeat and stamp entire canvas including the sides. When using paint on stamps it is important that you do not overload the image. Immediately wash the stamp with soap and water. If any has dried use an old tooth brush to clean. The sponge can also be washed and reused.
  2. Using a palette knife spread gesso randomly around the wood canvas. Allow to dry. Using your hands, pull off small amounts of the Ultra Light clay and press onto the canvas randomly. Smooth it out so that it is never more than 1/4″ deep. If necessary use water to make it move. Using the Text stamp press into the clay turning it with each impression. In the upper right hand corner of the canvas press the large gear with numbers from the Steampunk Gears collection. Select more gears from this collection and impress randomly into clay. Roll out a separate piece of clay to approx 1/4 inch deep. Trace around it with the dress form stamp. Cut out with X-Acto knife excluding the stand. Bake in oven following manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Use a large paint brush to paint the entire wood canvas with washes of Cocoa. Allow to dry and wash with thinned Lamp Black. Wipe extra paint off so the black is mainly the textured areas. Dry brush the raised areas of the clay randomly with Dazzling Metallics in Bronze, Glorious Gold, Purple Pearl, Shimmering Silver, and Worn Penny. The large chip board cog, wood cog, and clay dress form were painted with the metallics. Stamp individual cog stamps randomly with Lamp Black around the canvas on any remaining flat areas. Paint card stock with Glorious Gold and allow to dry. Stamp the dress form using Lamp Black onto card stock. Trace the baked clay dress form around card stock and cut out.
  4. The wings and a variety of items were created with resin paper. Using a variety of cogs, watch parts, and hands from Steampunk Gears collection, butterflies from the Butterflies collection, and the small butterfly from the Jumbo Butterfly Trio, stamp onto plain paper using Lamp Black. Lay paper on garbage bag pulled tight. Mix Ice Resin® according to the manufacturer’s instructions and cover both sides of the paper using a sponge. Allow to harden overnight.
  5. Apply one coat of matte varnish over the entire canvas. Allow to dry. Glue cogs into place. Cut out all of the gears, watches, watch hands, and wings from the resin paper. Glue items into place onto wood canvas. To add the wings and key to the dress form, create a slit into the clay using the X-Acto Knife, then glue into place. Cut out the center of the large gear and glue into it’s impression. Add resin paper watches and hands on top of gears. Mix additional Ice Resin and poor over these items. Allow to harden overnight.


Winged Cross Canvas by Wendy Price

Winged Cross Canvas by Wendy PriceSupplies

From Stampendous:
R189 Winged Cross
FREG023 Aged Silver Embossing Powder
FRG10 Shaved Ice
VM001 VersaMark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®

Archival Jet black Ink by Ranger®
Plum Crazy, Purple Passion, Blue Hawaiian, & Baja Blue Powder Puff Ink by Quick Quotes
White Acrylic Paint


  1. Swipe Powder Puff inks across canvas and brush with a damp paintbrush to blend the colors on the canvas.
  2. Stamp Winged Cross on canvas.
  3. Sprinkle Silver EP on canvas and heat.
  4. Ink scrap of cardstock with Versamark and emboss with Silver EP. Repeat until you have a thick enough surface to stamp into.
  5. Ink stamp with Archival Jet Black and stamp into the molten Silver EP. Trim out cross image.
  6. Adhere Shaved Ice and Cross image to canvas.
  7. Add highlights of white acrylic paint.

Hummingbirds by Debi Hammons


From Stampendous:
CRS5072 Cling Hummingbirds
DCS5072 Hummingbird Dies
CP811 Creative Palette
FREG024 Aged Gold Embossing Enamel
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
White Cardstock
Americana Acrylic Paints by DecoArt
Rubber Brayer by Speedball
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Embossing Heat Tool
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L


  1. Create several panels of background paper using the Creative Palette and DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints. Allow to dry.
  2. Cut a  4″ X 5-1/4″ panel from the dry Creative Palette paper to use for card.
  3. Stamp Flower branch directly on to a second generation Creative Palette paper print with black ink.
  4. Adhere stamped paper to a 5-1/2″ X 8-1/2″ panel of lavender cardstock folded in half to form card base.
  5. Stamp Hummingbird in black right on top of flower, overlapping his beak and the flower bud.
  6. Stamp Hummingbird again in black along with flower branch on areas of first generation Creative Palette paper with desired colors.
  7. Color Hummingbird and flowers as desired with colored pencils.
  8. Die cut hummingbird and flowers and layer on card front with 3D foam squares.
  9. Sprinkle Aged Gold Embossing Enamel on card front and heat from underneath to set.

Glance by Jennifer Dove

Glance by Jennifer DoveSupplies

From Stampendous:
CRR200 Glance
DP100 Detailed white Embossing Powder
FRC06 Ochre Color Fragments
FRG03 Chiffon Color Fragments

Watercolor crayon – white
Black chalk
DecoArt Dimensional effects
DecoArt black paint
DecoArt silver luster
DecoArt green luster
lots of misc. flowers
Dreamweaver Stencil – fern


  1. Emboss image using detailed white on black cardstock. 
  2. Watercolor using white watercolor crayon. 
  3. Layer onto chipboard. 
  4. Paint paper box with black paint. 
  5. Using dimensional paste and stencil place ferns on box. 
  6. Let dry. 
  7. Paint with black paint, let dry. 
  8. Rub with metallic luster and green luster. 
  9. Let dry. 
  10. Place image on box. 
  11. Cluster flowers. 
  12. Add coffee dyed cheese cloth. 
  13. Using liquid glue, add fragments.


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

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®
Viking Woodcrafts Notions Tote
Sponge Wedges
Sanding Disc
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Paper Towels


  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.