Last December I ordered a new table and chairs for my Studio and they finally arrived! I have always wanted a wood top table! I love this one because you can see the knots and the imperfections of the wood. I choose Eiffel Chairs. They come in so many great colours, so instead of choosing 1 colours, I chose 4! I love the brightness it adds to the room. I then found that lighting fixture on Thursday. Luckily they had the one I wanted in stock. Mark installed it on Sunday and now I have a great new work space.
I removed the craft mat from my old table and adhered a piece of it to a piece of foam core. This will be my work surface. I also bought an inexpensive table cloth – like the ones you use at a party – to protect the table while I work. Then once I am done I can remove it and have a great table to eat dinner at! In a small space we are always giving our furniture numerous jobs!!
The May Step By Step Art Journaling Class is now open for Registration! This class features 5 videos in real time showing you how I created my Art Journal Page! This class cost $8 or you can sign up for the Year Pass for $80 (you get 2 months FREE).
Today I am showing you the Waffle Flower – Flower Circle Stamps and Dies. I started with the Watercolour Tags and sprayed them with the Distress Spray Stains I showed you last week. I die-cut the Flowers from Specialty Stamping Paper and inked them using Distress Inks. I stamped some of the Flower Circle Stamps on a few of the pieces to add texture. I then stamped my stem and leaves onto the tag and glued on my flower. I used the half circle stamp along the bottom of the tag for a scallop border and stamped the greeting. You can layer the dies while cutting to get a variety of die cut shapes that you can layer on your flower.
On these tags I started with the same Distress Spray Stain Background. On the tag on the left I stamped the flowers with Black Archival Ink and used the Distress Spray Stain to paint them. I used the small stamp with 3 dots – in both sizes, to add the texture around the top of the tag. I then used the small line stamp to add a border along the bottom.
On the tag on the right I used the various circle stamps on the background of my tag. I then used some leftover die cuts for the little flower.
Today I am showing you the Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains by Ranger. I love my Distress Ink Pads, but was excited when the Distress Stains were introduced. Now I could cover an art journal page that much quicker. But when the Distress Spray Stains were announced I knew I needed these! All of the great Distress Colours and qualities, now in a spray!!
I made the backgrounds by spraying 3 colours of Distress Spray Stains onto my card. I then dried the stains and added droplets of water to add some texture. The Spray Stains work the same way as the other Distress products. The Spray Stains are also available in the Metallic Colours, so I splattered some metallic onto the card.
Next I stamped a bird from the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamp set using Black Archival Ink. I painted around the image with Gesso. This highlights the stamped image. If I went over any of the stamp with the paint, I just traced over using a fine tip Sharpie. Once the Gesso was dry I stamped a sentiment using the Tim Holtz Hashtag stamp set!
You can do the same technique in your art journal. Here I sprayed the background using the Distress Spray Stains. I drew the princesses and then went around them with the Gesso.
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On the next episode I am showing you stamps and dies from Waffle Flower!
This week I am brainstorming ideas for the May Step By Step class. Each month I want to feature different products and show you different ways to use them. I test out my ideas on Watercolour cards to see if I like the final result. We will be filming the class on Saturday and registration will open next week!
Or you can sign up for the Year Pass – $80 for 12 months (You get 2 months FREE), and enjoy the 4 classes that have already been posted!