Happy Thursday Friends! Today I’m bringing another project from Technique Junkies April Release stamps.
My card started by white heat embossing “Life is Tough”. I then colored the background using Mermaid Markers in Coral, Pirates Gold, and Lobster. I colored this beauties skin using Koi black watercolor. I also added the same black to the sentiment to make it pop.
To create the frame, I used the same concept Pat taught in February/March 2013 Subscriber Pages using “Block Fill” technique. Instead of filling the block, I made lines using my T-ruler.
Hope you find some time to get crafty today. We are all over at the Technique Junkies Facebook Page so if you haven’t stopped by, we’d love to see you!
The Crafty Nurse here today with an Art Journal page I made using some of the great April Release stamps from Technique Junkies. The inspiration for this page was from Susanne Rose, mixed media artist.
- Gesso Page
- Create a background using Inktense blocks or pencils
- Mellow out color with white gesso over whole page
- Choose stamps as background base. I used Star Power #S147, Here We Go Round In Circles #SS030 and Age Spots Spots #SD087
- Add depth with texture paste through stencil. I used: Bubble Stencil and Square Fade.
- Color with thinned acrylic paint. I used: Liquitex Fluorescent Pink, Blue & Green.
- Apply Black paint over texture, remove with baby wipe.
- Add additional stencil markings using paint
- Stamp desired image on Tim Holtz tissue tape. I used: Row of Birds #SD788
- Collage image onto page using Matte Medium
- Color image/birds. I started with a base of Pitt Pens, which are an India Ink and permanent when dry. I then used the perfectly transparent Art Anthology Sorbet’s in Baby Blue Eyes, Vegas Gold, and Sunshine. Sorbet’s add such glorious shimmer. Outline image in black pitt pen and smudge to incorporate into the page.
- Stamp Sentiment “Art of God #SD799”. I added some “oomph” by going over sentiment in Sakura Black Glaze.
- Add additional stamping with paint using background stamps, corrugated paper, credit cards, and other mark making tools.
- Finish the page with black and white spatters. I use Liquitex ink.
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I’m here today with an ATC that is sure to put a smile on the face of your swap partner using the February Technique Junkies stamp called, “Pugs & Kiss #SD718”. This stamp is a perfect size for use on your ATC’s and very easy to fussy cut.
After making a standard ATC background which is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, I cut a slightly smaller piece of sticky back canvas and watercolored that with some beautiful Quinacridone Gold. I stamped the sentiment directly on the sticky back canvas and wish I would have used Misty Tool because I wouldn’t have had to put down so much pressure somewhat distorting the stamp. I “fixed” my error by coming back in with a Faber Castell Pitt marker. I love that trick!
My pug was colored using Distress Markers adding depth by using the folds of his skin for where I put in the shadow. I colored his eyes with several colors to give them life. Isn’t he adorable?
Sure hope you find some time to get your fingers inky today and I can’t wait to share the new March Technique Junkies stamps with you on 1st.
See you then!
The Crafty Nurse here sharing more inky goodness with the May Release Beautiful Faces #PS016 from Palettini collection ofTechnique Junkies. I don’t make a lot of ATC’s, but the size of this new set really works for smaller projects.
The background is call “Soused Suede” from the October 2006 Technique Junkies Newsletter. Yes, an oldie but a goodie. I wanted to do some no-line coloring so I began with Antique Linen Distress Ink, then colored this lovely lady with Daniel Smith watercolors in Quinacridone Violet, Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, and Cadmium Red Hue. I took some liberty in putting back some lines with a Pitt Pen.
We are fast closing the chapter on our May release and am looking forward to seeing what the June collection brings Until then, stop by Technique Junkies store to pick up this gorgeous set. See you soon!
It’s the first of the month and that means it’s time for a Technique Junkies Blog Hop showcasing the new March release! The fabulous Technique Junkie Design Team will provide an amazing selection of inspiration for your enjoyment. I know I have said this before, but WOW, this release has got to be one of the best yet. Amazing Pat, you have completely outdone yourself.
Pat is again offering 15% off all March Release Stamps for one week! Also, if you haven’t tried the new Minx Shimmer Ink you are missing out on some fabulous inky goodness. In addition to the Minx, Technique Junkies has other great art supplies like stencils, art anthology colorations, velvets, and sorbets to help you on your creative journey.
The background on my first card uses “180 Degree Stamping from the Bodacious Bacground CD. I stamped the new Palettini image called, Vintage Butterfly Collection #PO35″ using AlteNew dusk and Ocean Waves crisp ink. The focal image is “Veiled Woman #SD658” stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers. I also added “Black Leather Jacket” Dimensional Sorbet to her hat and coat for shine. The sentiment is “Classy & Fabulous SDX070.”
My next card features the new stamp, “Whimsical World #S634” using a version of “Stained Resist Technique in the Artistic Effects CD.” Instead of Distress Stains, I used the new Minx Shimmer Inks I talked about above in Bankroll, Decadent, and Panache. You can’t really appreciate how shimmery they are in real life. I finished the card by die cutting several Lawn Fawn stitched frames and popping them up.
My next card uses the Vintage Butterfly Collection #P035″ stamp with the background called, Irresistible Rainbow from Bodacious Background CD. The colors used were Blueprint Sketch, Lucky Clover, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, and Candy Apple Red. They appear muted as the paper is glossy. The sentiment is “Kindness Matters SDX026.” In this technique, you should see a ghosting of the initial Versamark stamping, however, my pad was dry, so it isn’t as apparent, but I’m still was happy with the final outcome.
My next card is another Palettini Collection stamp called “French Bicycle Collage #P037.” For this card I used the “Big Bold Blending technique from “Bodacious Background CD.” I then inked around the edges with Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Inks and gave additional texture using the scoring board. My sentiment is Tim Holtz letters edged with distress ink and adhered with Tombo Mono glue.
Now, that I’ve shown you what I have to offer, I don’t want you to miss any of the other design teams creativity so I encourage you to start hopping at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.
If you are arriving from Marilyn’s Blog, you in the right place! Gorgeous project Marilyn!
The next stop is the wildly creative Jane Bosi.
Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:
Kathy Stacy – That’s Me!
I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off March Stamps for the next week only!
Hello Fellow Junkies!
The Crafty Nurse here with a mixed media journal page using some of the new February Technique Junkie Stamps. I hope you’ve had a chance to check out this fabulous release on the Technique Junkie Design Team page, if not, I encourage you to do so. Pat is also offering all February Release stamps at 15% off until February 8th.
I began my page with Tim Holtz tissue paper then applied distress paint in Vintage Photo, Broken China, and Walnut Stain. I then added a watery layer of gesso and wiped that around with a baby wipe. I then took “Houndstooth Check S665” and stamped over the page in Versamark mark ink. So that you don’t get hard edges, just curl your stamp and roll instead of stamping the entire thing. I then added gold perfect pearls for some shimmer. Over that, I stenciled gold ferro paste over a Tim Holtz’s “traveler” stencil.
The numbers, Paris Tower, and tag are all My Favorite Things dies cut from travel themed paper. On the tag, I stamped the couple from “Vintage Travel Cases PS012″ in Sepia archival ink and the sentiment in black archival ink. I like the way the fade off on the bottom.
The suitcases are also from “Vintage Travel Cases PS012.” I began by stamping different suitcases with a variety of inks. I stenciled over them with Art Anthology “Cracked” stencil and then layered that with rock candy distress stickles and let them dry. I then adhered all the elements with matte gel medium and created shading with a Faber Castell Pit pen in brown. To finish I colored up some wooden planes also with the pitt pen and called it a Technique Junkies Vintage Travel Page.
Well, that’s my page for today, I hope you’ve enjoyed a a little inspiration. I’ll see you in a couple weeks for more fun with the February release at Technique Junkies.
As always, Happy Inking
It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means it’s time for a color challenge at The House that Stamps Built. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’ve chosen some traditional colors for the season.
The Challenge is open through Tuesday, February 9th and there is a $25.00 prize for our random winner. You don’t have to use Repeat Impressions stamps, but if you do, an extra entry is waiting for you.
Now let’s get started with the colors we choose this week:
I began by stamping Repeat Impressions “Tumbling Hearts 1210-K” for the background of my card with versamark, then white heat embossed. I die cut a label from My Favorite Things and then stamped “LOVE 1204-I” in black. To jazz it up a bit I then added a pit pen in red around the edges and dotted with the white Uniball Signal White pen. I guess I was in a doodling mood as I added faux stitching and more dots.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with in your color challenge for What If Wednesday at The House that Stamps Built
I’m back with you today with a little more inspiration from Pat’s August release. I had so much fun during our blog hop this past weekend today I’m featuring another card using “Let’s Face It 5” from the Palettini Collection.
The background started with Distress Paint in Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade. Once that dried I applied black paint through a Heidi Swapp Stencil using the “Stencil Turn” Technique on the Sensational Stencil CD.
For my image I stamped “Let’s Face It 5 #P030” on book paper using Adirondack Espresso Ink. Her face is colored with Liquitex Fluid Ink in Burnt Sienna diluted with water, the lips are Twinkling H20’s in Hopeful Honeysuckle, and the Eyes are FW Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic in Genesis Green. Okay, Okay – yes, I have a lot of inks…..
For her headpiece, I stamped it on Amy Tangerine’s Rise & Shine paper and clear embossed. I fussy cut the head piece and applied it back onto the image. Once everything was dry, I applied Tim Holtzs’ “Distress Glaze” because all my mediums were water based and I didn’t want it to run when I applied the Gel Medium.
Once the gel medium dried, I created depth by applying a Pitt Artist Pen in Brown around her head piece. This is a great way to complete your paper piecing so it doesn’t look disconnected or out of place. To finish, I colored the flowers with more FW Pearlescent Paint in Waterfall Green and called her done!
I thrilled you stopped by today and encourage you to subscribe to the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog for tons of inspiration.
I also want to remind you there is still a few days left to take advantage of the 15% off all new August Stamps at the Technique Junkies store.
By for now,
The Crafty Nurse
Here is another Journaling page inspired by the classes at Creative Jump Start 2015. It began with the extra paint left over from my week 2 page. I was in the mood for some stars so I used all kinds, die cuts, cork, fabric, metallic, watercolor, and design paper. I also used stencils, toilet paper tubes, acrylic paint, spray paint, and what ever else I could grab.