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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 —

Grunge by Suzanne Czosek

Supplies: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

From Stampendous:
NKCRS03 NK Studio Grunge Cling Rubber Stamps
SSC1190 Say It Today Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSC1192 Vintage Press Perfectly Clear Stamps
CP811 Creative Palette

Plus:
Americana Acrylic Paints by DecoArt– Green, Blue, Yellow
VersFine ink by Tsukineko – Majestic Blue
White, Blue Cardstock
Star Chipboard
Brad
Yellow Spool Ribbon

Instructions:

  1. Apply a mix of blue, green and yellow paint on palette.
  2. Stamp into palette and stamp onto white cardstock. Repeat until cardstock is covered.
  3. Paint star with white paint.
  4. Stamp telephone dial onto star using blue ink. Accent with brad.
  5. Stamp sentiment using blue ink on white cardstock. Cut into banner.
  6. Cut ribbon in pieces.
  7. Assemble card.