Thursday 29 March 2018

Star Card By Gemma

 I love this card and tag, it combines everything I like, stamping, stenciling, Distress Inks, Stars and using Gesso to mask/ push back areas.


 1- Pick three colours of Distress Ink, Spread each colour on a mat separately and spray with water, press the card stock into the ink. Dry each colour before adding the next.

2- Using the same colours of ink stamp different sized star stamps over the card. 
3- Using a star stamp add a couple of dark brown or black stars. 

4- Using a star mask and a white pen draw in stars.
5- Paint over the rest of the piece of card with a thin layer of Gesso carefully painting around the stars that have drawn in with the white pen.

6- Doodle around the edge of the card and the stars with a black pen and glue to a card blank.
7- Draw and cut a star from the leftover card, stamp a word onto the star and glue it to the card over a strip of black cardstock and inked paper. 

xx Gemma xx

Saturday 24 March 2018

Sketchbook Stencilling with Lisa

Hello folks, Lisa here and welcome to my post for The Artistic Stamper. This month our theme is Stencils.

I managed to get my hands on some wonderful stencils at The Artistic Stamper and I had a right good play.
I have been persuading myself for the past couple of years now to try scrapbooking. And with multiple sketchbooks piling up I though lets try it....

And here is the result...

The sketchbook I used has thick textured white pages.

The selection of stencils I used from The Artistic Stamper were the 3 x 3 Harlequin, 3 x 3 chevron, 3 x 3 sequin waste, 6 x 6 random dots and 6 x 6 honeycomb.

The Artistic Stamper Mask Harlequin 3" X 3"  The Artistic Stamper Mask Chevron 3" X 3"  The Artistic Stamper Mask Sequin Waste 3" X 3"   The Artistic Stamper Mask- Random Dots 6" x 6"  The Artistic Stamper mask-Honeycomb 6" x 6"  

I used a selection of Distress Oxide Inks to ink through the stencils.

I added some stamping over the stencilled background and used The Artistic Stamper Artifacts Funky Fairy stamp and Artifacts Shooting Stars stamp.

Artifacts - Funky Fairy          Artifacts - Shooting Stars   

To finish I added some handwritten words. 

From taking the plunge in to scrapbooking, finally... I have realised it comes in the form of inspiration and creativity, not perfection. It doesn't have to be perfect, over the top and overly thought out to get it down on paper. 

I hope you like what I have done with The Artistic Stencils.
If you would like to leave a comment please do so, I love to hear your thoughts. 
If you like to pop by my blog for a toot at my other projects - the link is here.
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx

Wednesday 21 March 2018

More Of Jane's Gelli Fun

 Hi Guys!!.. here is my next card for this months "stencils and masks" challenge...

If Like me, any of you have been following the fabulously talented Birgit Koopsen's 31 days of Gelli printing challenge, which is all about getting out your gelli plate and experimenting with different techniques, each day you are given a new subject to interpret as you wish, day 14 was all about tissue paper, so I got out my gelli plate, my ARTISTIC STAMPER MASKS AND STENCILS, and some tissue paper, and started making prints using the CHEVRON MASK, the LARGE SEQUIN WASTE MASK, the SMALL DOTS MASK, the HARLEQUIN MASK, and the ZIG ZAG MASK.

I then tore the pieces up into smaller pieces and glued them randomly onto my card...

Then I stencilled some glitter texture paste through the gorgeous DOG ROSE stencil...(no I haven't got tired of using it yet!!!,,lol)..then added some cerne relief as an ouline, and finally I heat embossed the word "Beauty" taken from the NUDES stamp set.

I do hope you will join in our challenge for this month which is all about "Stencils and Masks".

Monday 19 March 2018

Canvas by Titbelsoeur

Hello everyone,
To make this altered canvas, I  first cut and corrugated cardboard pieces, then I applied gesso with my fingers, sprayed some ink and stamped Ephemera 1 A5 with black ink :

Then I added some ink on pieces of fabric and stamped garden tools, bees, butterfly and mushroom with black Archival ink. I also glued tissue paper on to my canvas and added some white gesso on it. Then sticked fabric on to cardboards and cardboards on to the canvas. 
Snapshots :

Here is the finished piece :

You will find the stamps I used here :
Ephemera 1 A5 Butterflies 2 size A5Honeycomb Background & Free Bees Garden #2 size A6Mushrooms A5 Plate © Tit Belsoeur 

Do not forget that you can win these fabulous stamps, just participating in our March challenge :  Stencils & Masks

 for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog
Bye for now and happy creating. 


Friday 16 March 2018

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star By Gemma

I am loving all Jennies star themed stanps at the moment and am having so much fun playing with them, I just had to have a messy play in my journal, it really was a must do :-) 


1- Using Gesso as a glue apply a sheet of crumpled up tissue paper to a journal page.
2- Using gel medium attach some torn book page paper, I really liked the little girl I found on the corner of a page and I just had to keep her.

3- Spread some Distress Inks onto a glass mat and spritzs with water, press the page into the ink allowing the colours to pool into each other and mix. Keeping some white space dry between layers untill happy. 

4- Using a long detailed stamp, stamp along one of the top corners and the opposite bottom corner.

5- Add some random stamping with a background stamp and one of the Distress Inks used for the first layer. 

  6- Spread some ink onto your glass mat and mix with texture paste, apply this to the page through a mask.

7- Doodle over some of the stamping and around the edge of the page.

xx Gemma xx

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Tiles by Angie Coomber

Hello everyone!

I was looking through my stencils for this month's challenge and came across this lovely pattern stencil by Lesley Matthewson which reminded me of the gorgeous floor tiles you see in medieval palaces and churches.

First of all I used texture paste and the stencil to create the pattern on the back of a piece of cereal box.

Once the texture paste had dried I covered everything in white gesso.

Next I used acrylic paints (shades of red/dark pink as well as yellow and a tiny bit of pale blue) to paint a background.

I added some stamping,

and then applied glue through the stencil onto the raised area, followed by gold foil. I also added a little bit of white splatter.

I cut out the whole design and split it into quarters, then embossed the edges of each quarter with white embossing powder.
I adhered the 4 quarters to a white piece of card and added some wire so it can be hung on the wall.

Hope you like it!x

Saturday 10 March 2018

Bloom with Lisa

Hi folks, Lisa here and welcome to my blog post for The Artist Stamper. 
This week the theme puts The Artistic Stamper stencils in the spotlight. 
I chose the 6 x 6 random dots stencil to use for this project.

I used Distress Oxide inks to colour a piece of card along with the Random Dots stencil and some texture paste.

I coloured some flowers with the Oxide Inks 

I stamped the word 'bloom' with the decay alphabet stamp set.

Thanks for popping by. If you would like to pop over to my blog - here is the link
Leave a comment if you wish, I love to hear your thoughts. 
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx 

Here are The Artistic Stamper products I used... which are available on the website.

The Artistic Stamper Mask- Random Dots 6" x 6"     Decay Alphabet lower case size A5 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Sunflower card by Titbelsoeur

Hello everyone, today I want to show you how I have coloured this sunflower and then stamped it so that the stamp is not hidden under the paint and it is very neat, using my home-made precision press.

I have chosen the Sunflowers © Lesley Matthewson  to make my focal point
Sorry I have not taken a picture from the first step : stamp the sunflower to the paper with black archival ink and do not remove stamp nor paper from their place during the whole process.
Then, paint your image with whatever paint you choose : acrylic, watercolor...

Here is how it looks like once painted and before stamping again : 

After you stamped it again (and again if needed), you may hide the image with paper and sprinkle paint with a brush to have dots here and there.

Do not forget that you can win these fabulous stamps, just participating in our challenge 


 for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog
Bye for now and happy creating. 


Sunday 4 March 2018

Stencilled Gelli Flower by Jane

Eeeeeekkk!!!...I was sooo happy when I found out that this months challenge is all about stencils!!!..I mean, who doesn't love using stencils, they are so versatile, I have trillions...(well..a bit of an exaggeration)..of them, so I combined my Artistic Stamper stencils and masks with my other love...the gelli plate!!!, boy oh boy, you can spend a whole day just throwing things on that fabulous lump of gelatine and always be surprised with the outcome.

As usual, I forgot to take photos of the process of this card, but it started off as a gelli print similar to this one...using the A4 SWIRL MASK

I then brayered several colours of blue paint on the gelli plate, added the DOG ROSE STENCIL, and blotted the paint off from the cutouts so that it left the negative impression when I put the swirl gelli print back on the plate. I then went round the flower shapes with a charcoal pencil to accentuate it, then matted and layered onto a card base, waiting for the appropriate sentiment to add at a later date. 
I am so eager to see your creations using stencils, so I hope you will join in this months challenge.