Posts Tagged ‘Concord & 9th’

MFT Floral Blooms

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Hello Crafty friends, Nancy F here today to share on the Scrap’n Stamp blog. I decided to do something a little different, yet still playing along with the monthly challenge. I am doing an all mixed media style card, from used books pages to gel pressing. So grab your favorite beverage and sit back and enjoy it.

mixed media pages, stamped the floral  blooms on to pages of an old book and heat set it with some embossing powder. I then added gesso around the flowers

I started by stamping out these beautiful Flowers in bloom set from My Favorite things on to the pages of the book using my stamping tool and Versa Clair nocturn ink .  Then I heat set with clear embossing powder to help the image stand out from the writing, then repeated this process four times. 

I also had too many ideas flowing through my head by this point, from art journaling layouts to more cards. So stay tuned for more projects.

adding colour to the flowers with distress crayons and Dina Wakley paints


Now that all the stamping and embossing was completed it was time for the fun messy part, getting in with the paints and gesso. This is always my favorite part. 

To bring the focus more to the flowers I decided to add Dina Wakley media white gesso to the book pages, carefully going around the flowers. This really helped to mute the print down some and allow the flowers to pop. I decided to actually add some gel medium to the petals of the flowers, I felt this would seal the paper and allow me to wipe any mistakes away easily.

finishing off the edges of the book page with some ground espresso, and black soot

 I created three styles of cards with three versions of the painting. 

For the above, I would add my paint in and then wipe it away allowing it to stain the paper and give it a night tinted look. Once I was happy with how it looked I decided to distress the edges of the paper, using distress oxides and regular inks.

adding the flowers too some previously created gel pressed backgrounds

The cards themselves were larger than normal, cards measured 5 ½ X 7 ¾. I used some of my previously created gel backgrounds and really did not want to trim much off of them, thus keeping as much of the detail as possible. I chose the background to match or enhance the flowers.

A close up of one of the finished cards,

  Each gel pressed backgrounds were added to the card flat using a liquid adhesive. For a little dimension popped up the painted flowers using some foam tape. To complete the card I used a simple hello die and layered a few of them together to create dimension also adding a mirror layer to the mix.

I hope you were able to get some inspiration from the above and welcome your comments. Please also make sure to use the links below for your crafting needs. 

Have a Great Week! 



Create a Distress Oxide Watercolour Background

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Happy Monday! I hope you’re all rested and ready to try something new today! At least, this technique was new to me; perhaps you’ve already tried it & love it. It’s Deb here today, and I’m continuing on with the Scrap ‘N Stamp blog hop theme of Distress Oxide inks for my card today.  I’m here to share with you how to create a Distress Oxide watercolour background.

WINTER TREE

This card is easily done, and doesn’t take long. That meets my criteria for a holiday card that I can mass produce!

The colours I used create an easy ‘northern lights’ effect. You can switch up the colours to create a ‘regular’ night sky, if you prefer.

CARD DETAILS

Start with a panel of watercolour paper. Next, apply the Distress Oxide inks directly to the paper – no blending tool needed! Start with Cracked Pistachio at the top, then Chipped Sapphire in the middle, and finally Blueprint Sketch at the bottom. Spray the entire panel with water, and then spread the colours across the panels, for full coverage. You just want to spread the colour – not work it into the paper. Now, prop your panel up against something, so that it’s at a slant. Allow the piece to dry, so that the water & colours move downwards as it’s drying.

Once your panel is dry, set it  up in your stamping platform, with the Penny Black Winter Tree stamp. Cover the stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and stamp onto the panel. Because of the texture of the watercolour paper, you’ll probably need to ink & stamp twice – that’s why you’re using your stamp platform!

After stamping, use a white gel pen to add snow to the tree, the ground and snowflakes. Stamp the sentiment from the Concord & 9th Mistletoe Messages stamp set in Tuxedo Black onto a strip of white cardstock, and trim to size.

Layer your stamped panel onto a dark blue card base with foam tape. Finally, attach the sentiment strip across the bottom third of the front, with more foam tape.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed our month of Distress Oxide projects, and are inspired to try out at least some of the different ways to use them. It’s not just stamping anymore! If you need some supplies, I’ve included links below for online shopping.

Have fun stamping – and getting creative!

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Sweet Peas Hello Friend

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Hello crafters! Kia here today to share this stencil card using distress oxide inks and a another great way to use your stencils.

Using The Crafters Workshop Sweet Peas on the back side of my 110lb cardstock I ran the stencil through my Gemini along with 2 shims and the embossing mat in place of the magnetic mat.

This leaves a beautiful impression on the front of the card, as shown below. This view is the back of the cardstock.

On the front of the card the embossing is raised. I placed the stencil over the front of the stencil embossing and brushed the flowers with distress oxides in Squeezed Lemonade and Ripe Persimmon, and the leaves in Twisted Citron.

For a bit of contrast I added Mowed Lawn to a few leaves and stems.

I trimmed my piece to 4 x 5.25 and brushed around the edges with Mustard Seed, then attached the piece to a orange card base.

The sentiment is stamped using VersaFine Clair Ink in Tulip Red and matted with the orange cardstock then applied with foam squares.

And to finish I added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops Glossy to the card.

Following is a close up of the card front, followed by Affiliate links to the products I have used for today’s card. Thank you for joining me today.