Sunday, July 23, 2017

Gelatos and Stamping!

I love using Gelatos  as a background for stamping. I am so glad Altered Pages had the opportunity to partner with Lost Coast Design, I have had a great time stamping this month!  Today I am sharing a third technique using Gelatos the other two were direct to paper.  This time I am taking the paper to the Gelatos.
 
Today I am using the unmounted Grunge Tree from  Lost Coast Designs stamps. It is a background stamp, measuring 4 x 5 1/4.

and the Silhouette of Bird on Bike stamp, which is 3 inches tall. 
 
 
SuppliesLost Coast Designs Stamps -Grunge Tree and Bird on Bike
Craft Mat
Black ink
Embossing Powder
Cardstock
Water -spray bottle
 
Using random colors rub Gelatos on the craft mat.

Mist the Gelatos with water.  You may need to use the waterbrush to full color coverage on the craft mat. Don't mix the colors too much or they will muddy!

Once you are happy with the colors on the craft mat the lay the paper on it. 

Gently lift paper from craft mat, if need cover white areas by patting the paper face down on color still on the craft mat.  Do this until you have your desired results, being careful not to muddy the colors. Let dry or use heat gun to dry.
 

When the paper is dry you are ready to stamp.  Mount the Grunge Tree from  Lost Coast Designs stamp on an Acrylic Block with Double Sided Tape.  Gently ink the stamp on the raised areas with a dark gray ink!

Let the ink and the Gelatos totally dry before stamping the Bird on the Bike.
 
With black ink stamp the Bird on Bike.  Then heat emboss with embossing powder. Trim the sides and punt on card stock.  On metal foil dry emboss the word "JOURNEY" with a stamp.

 
I really love how the background turned out on this card. I wanted a stormy sunset.... I think I got it. What do you think?
 

 


 
 
 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Home is where the heart is!!!

As promised yesterday, I said I would share the other side of HOME TWEET from Foundations Décor products. 
 
I have added a clothespin to this side of the house to make it a bit more functional.
 
Supplies:
Foundations Décor Sweet Heart House
Dixie Belle Paint Butter Creamy
Dixie Belle Van Dyke Glaze
Sunshine in my Soul 8x8  Paper Pad
Adhesive - Glue
Charms and Dog from old Monopoly game
Flowers
Metallic Luster Wax
Clothes Pin
Chipboard
Image of door

 

I love working on both sides of my Foundations Décor products.  My project today is the backside of my HOME TWEET HOME (above) that was shared on the Altered Pages blog yesterday.  You can see how I painted the house and created it HERE on the blog!


 
First, all sides of the Foundations Décor Sweet Heart House were painted with Dixie Belle Paint Butter Creamy! Let it dry, then trace the house onto the Sunshine in my Soul 8x8  Paper Pad. Apply a thin layer of glue to the house, then carefully attach the paper.  Let dry!   
 
 
Before attaching the roof to the front side I traced it onto chipboard, I wanted the house to have the same roof line on the back side. I painted the chipboard and a clothespin with Dixie Belle Paint Butter Creamy after they dried I paint then with Dixie Belle Van Dyke Glaze  removing the excess to get a distressed look.
 


The heart was painted  with Dixie Belle Paint Butter Creamy then distressed with  Metallic Luster Wax
 
I found an image of a door in my photos that was perfect for the house.  If you have been to Fort Worden you may recognize it.  The image was printed on copy paper and cut out.

Adhere the door, heart, roof, charm, flower and clothes pin with glue.
Add the final touches: the little key and dog a from an old Monopoly game!


 
I sure hope you have enjoyed the month with us!
 
 
Look for more projects using Foundations Décor products later this summer when we will be sharing some fun Fall projects.
 
 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Home Tweet Home

I  loved working with my Foundations Décor wood objects.  Here is one of the projects I created last month, today you will see side one.  Tomorrow I will share the back.  I enjoy creating two different themes on each side of my Foundation Décor projects!



Supplies:
Foundations Décor Sweet Heart House
Dixie Belle Paint Butter Creamy
Dixie Belle Van Dyke Glaze
Sunshine in my Soul 8x8  Paper Pad
Adhesive - Glue
Sheet Music
Flowers
Metallic Luster Wax


This house is Foundations Décor Sweet Heart House.  I decided to give the first side a bird theme and call it "Home Tweet Home."
Foundations Décor Sweet Heart House comes with the three pieces pictured above.
First, I painted the all sides of the Foundations Décor Sweet Heart House with Dixie Belle Paint Butter Creamy! Let it dry, then traced the house onto the Sunshine in my Soul 8x8  Paper Pad 
Apply a thin layer of glue to the house, then carefully attach the paper.  Let dry!  
Once it is dry sand the edges of the paper.

Paint the sides of the house with Dixie Belle Van Dyke Glaze and wipe off the excess.

 From the Sheet Music tear a small piece of music, distress with  Metallic Luster Wax

With glue adhere the piece of Sheet Music to the house!
 
Add additional embellishments: flowers, charms etc.  Home Tweet Home has a small metal plate that says:

Love
Joy
Peace
Patience
 

 
Hope you have enjoyed this little bird house!
 


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lost Coast Designs ~ Winged Girl!

WOW!!!  Time flies when you are having fun stamping!  We are half way through the month at Altered Pages using the amazing stamps from Lost Coast Designs.  We hope you have enjoyed the projects so far!  If you have missed any of them check out the posts this month at AlteredPages.com
 
I am using the unmounted Winged Girl from  
 

Supplies:
Lost Coast Designs Winged Girl Stamp
Acrylic Block
Black Ink
Embossing Powder
Watercolor Paper
Cardstock for mat
Waterbrush
Gelatos assorted colors
Spray Mist
Double-sided Tape
Niji Paints
Gold Pen
Flowers

 To start wet a piece of watercolor paper using a Waterbrush.

Scribble Gelaltos on a craft mat using it as a paint pallet.  With a waterbrush apply Gelatos to the wet paper, as pictured above.  Blend the colors as desired.  Let dry!
 
 
Once it is dry gently mist with a coordinating color.
 

Mount the Winged Girl stamp on an Acrylic Block with Double Sided Tape. 

 
Paint the Winged Girl with Niji Paints using a Water Brush. Being careful not to saturate the paper with water. Let the paints dry.

With gold pen trim the edge of the card. Mount the dry image on coordinating cardstock with Double Sided Tape. 
 
Mount stamped image on the card base.

Add flowers as desired.
 

 
Hope you have been inspired.
Please visit each day to see what the design team has created!