There's lots of information and an introduction video on the Paperartsy blog with Kay's gorgeous samples and Helen Chilton's beautiful designs as well. I hope you'll pop over and take a look.
Hi everyone, I hope you've had a good weekend. I'm sharing the oil bottles that we'll be hand painting tomorrow at The Craft Barn, I like it when ŵe make something that's useful as well as decorative.
All the painting is done using DecoArts range of frosted enamel paints. The chilli's and garlic bulbs are hand painted with these same paints with a bit of black permanent pen to help with definition.
The tags are cut from hessian sheet and the paints work very well over that even with the open weave.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow as its been a while and seeing all the variations that I know there'll be.
Hi everyone and Happy Valentine's Day! I've made a collage style card with 'the kiss' stamp from the Artistic Stamper that I won last week and I love it, it's perfect for Today but other occasions too. Thanks very much Jennie!
I used paper from a very old book for the collages text and also for stamping onto, it was interesting that the paper was very absorbent and sucked in the ink so it appears quite black. I've added zinc white acrylic paint together with red, yellow and blue Fresco Finish paint.
I doodled some hearts, strings and dots with a zig watercolour brush pen and black and white sharpies and added the message top right freehand. There's also some shading with charcoal for a bit of definition. My base is a Ranger extra large Kraft tag, they make great cards when folded in half.
I'm entering my card into the Artistic Stamper February challenge 'Love Hearts'.
Hope you had lots of cards today ;-D
Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend. I finished a tag today with more of the Stampendous Laurel Burch stamps and this set is blossoming woman. A great set which has the woman, separate flowers and a couple of styles of earrings so there are lots of options to give her different looks.
I've coloured entirely with pencils and masked the flowers around the top and bottom before stamping the woman.
A nice relaxing colouring playtime and these stamps are lovely to colour as they have a simple folk art style that lends itself to easy colouring.
Hi everyone, I hope you've had a good weekend. I've popped on to share a postcard I made today with a gorgeous new stamp set from Stampendous by the artist Lauren Burch famous for her brightly coloured folk art style paintings of people, animals, birds and flowers. I've admired her art since discovering her art on notebooks so I was very happy to see that Stampendous has licensed them for stamps.
I used the Indigo Cats Set which has three separate cat stamps that I masked together and there are two styles of butterfly as well. I was pleased to find that included in the set is stencil which I used over my distress ink background. I stamped over the background and then added pencil colouring to the cats and butterflies. I've used a rough surface watercolour card postcard from a pad which is nice and heavyweight to take the water used on the inks.
I'm looking forward to making some more with the other stamps From this line. My lovely friend Carole sent me an absolutely gorgeous card using one of the other cat stamps in the line and you can see it in Carole's post here, we are both fans of Laurel's work.
Hi everyone, I'm delighted to have a project on the PaperArtsy blog today and the above picture is a taster of a small step by step I've done for the current topic of bleach. I've used a lovely PaperArtsy Christmas stamp set by Claire Lloyd with bleach techniques for her clothes and also for the background pieces and stars.
If you haven't seen any of the guest posts on this topic so far I highly recommend you have a look as there are some very interesting ideas and beautiful projects.
Hi everyone, hope you're all well and are looking forward to the weekend. It's the start of another challenge at Paperbabe Stamps blog and this time it's everyone's favourite of 'Anything Goes'!
I made a Christmas Tree decoration using one of favourite Paperbabe stamp sets 'Bottle Brush Trees', I love the little fir trees that make such a great scene when stamped next to each other. I stamped them in Brilliance Ivy ink which has a slight gold sheen to it over white paint and versamagic chalk ink background then I stamped the snowflakes in white and silver brilliance ink. I used an Artcuts birch heart which are the perfect size for hanging on the tree and I gave it some sparkle with Cosmic Shimmer glitter jewels and tinsel trim for hanging it up.
I hope you' ll join us in the challenge and you don't need to use Paperbabe stamps in order to join in.
Hi everyone, I hope you've had a good weekend. I was able to get out and about for a while to take in some gorgeous autumn colour at a local national trust garden, I've posted a photo further down that was almost unbelievably red....people were queuing up to photo it or be photographed with it.
We're transforming a little wooden box at next Monday's Mixing Media class at the Craft Barn with the aide of Kim Dellow's gorgeous stamps for Paperartsy, Paperartsy Fresco Finish paints and some tissue. I like all the possibilities of the stamps with lots of sweet images in both sets.
All the details are on the Craft Barn website.
Here's the tree photo I mentioned with it's fiery leaves.