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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.

 

Snowman Friends Basket by Debbie Cole

Supplies:P235_Wood_Basket_DC_800

From Stampendous:
P235 Snowman Friends
P234 Snowy Sled
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana® Antique Gold, Baby Blue, Berry Red, Festive Green, Holly Green, Lamp Black, Napa Red, Traditional Raw Sienna, True Blue, & Snow White Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Multi-Purpose Sealer by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Circle Template
Basket by Viking WoodCrafts
Cosmetics Sponge Wedges
Sanding Disc
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Paper Towel
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 are not any areas with high wood grain. Sand until smooth. Basecoat entire surface with Snow White. Base rims, handle, and bottom of basket with True Blue. 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 the surface 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 onto the surface.Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Antique Gold, Berry Red, Festive Green, and True Blue 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 and/or #3 round brush to wash in all the colors referring to the photo for placement. Create a wash of Baby Blue in the same manner and wash the entire background.
  3.  Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush. Apply a second shade using Traditional Raw Sienna in the golden areas, Napa Red in the red areas, and Holly Green in the green areas. Float Snow White as the snow. Accent lines and dots are Snow White.
  4.  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.

 

Top Hat Candy Cane Snowman by Debbie Cole

SuppliesCRS5070_CRS5056_SSC57_DC_800

from Stampendous:

CRS5070 Jumbo Cling Woodland Snowman
CRS5056 Jumbo Cling Top Hat Snowman text and snowflake
Stampendous®  Acrylic Handles – plus Jumbo Acrylic Handle to paint on

plus:
DecoArt  Americana® Acrylic Paint -  Grey Sky, Lamp Black, Marigold , Santa Red, Snow White
Americana Multi-Surface Satin, Cottontail, Black Tie
DecoArt DuraClear Matte Varnish
Americana Decou-Page

Silver Brush Ltd. Brushes- Golden Natural brushes, 2008S Square Wash, size ½”, 2002S Shader, size #4 and #6, 2000S Round, size #3,  Series 2007S Liner, size #00

Red card Stock
Cosmetic Sponge Wedges ( without oils or lotions)
Paper Palette or Stampendous Creative Palette
Small red buttons

Instructions:

1. Drill holes with a drill press. Two on the top and three on the bottom equally spaced. cut a 12″ doll rod into three 4 inch sections.

2. Lay the clear handle surface on top of the Country Snowman, centering the stamp. Base the snowman with Americana Multi-Surface Satin, Cottontail directly onto the acrylic handle using the stamp below as the guide.  Add snow with same paint. Apply multiple coats until smooth and even.  Add one coat of Snow White over the based areas. Base doll rods with Snow White. Add the snowflake to a small handle and load with Santa Red. Stamp the snowflakes around the snowman three times. draw a circle around the snowflakes and base around them with Snow White.

3. Apply the stamp to an acrylic handle. Load  cosmetic sponge with Black Tie. 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 Carefully align the stamp and stamp over the based area. Immediately wash the stamp with soap and water. If any has dried use an old tooth brush to clean.  Apply the text stamp onto a handle and stamp the red cardstock to cover the card stock. Decoupage the cardstock to the back of the handle. Trim with X-Acto knife when dry.

4. Float to shade the snowman and wash over the hat band and tassel with Grey Sky. Base in the red areas and add red stripes with Santa Red. The stripes on the doll rod are simply angled stripes of Santa Red.  Base in the nose with Marigold.

5. Mix Santa Red with Snow White and drybrush cheeks to snowman. Float to shade nose with Santa Red.  Pull lines of Snow White over the hat band and tassel. Glue buttons to snowman.

6. Allow to cure for 24 hours. Apply multiple coats of matte varnish just over the painted areas. Add handle and rods to handle with red ribbon.