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Dreamy Mixed Media Canvas

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Hi readers! Thanks for stopping by our blog today! We’re hoping it gives you good inspiration! We’re thrilled to welcome back special guest designer Emma Williams to our blog! Did you know? She’s also one of our design team members on our Monday Challenge blog? Be sure to give her blog a good peruse for lots more inspiration! (Once you’re done reading this, that is. ;))

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Hello everyone, it’s Emma here!

Today, I’m thrilled to have been invited back to the Simon Says Stamp blog to share a summery home decor project that showcases some wonderful Penny Black dies and stamps. This canvas panel that I’ve created for you, is packed full of ideas that can also be used to make special cards to send to loved ones or even a matching gift tag, if you choose…

1. I started by cutting a mixed media board to measure 8” square. The boards from this pack are already pre-gessoed so you can start applying your paints to these straightaway.

2. To create the background on the canvas, I began by using a paint brush to apply Spun Sugar Distress Paint to the background and once dry, I then added a small amount of Picket Fence Distress Paint to the centre, spritzed it with water and allowed the paint to run and form drips across the canvas. Heat dry the paint thoroughly before moving onto the next stage.

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3. Tear off strips of Tim Holtz tissue tape, (I used Symphony and Sketchbook) and using a small amount of collage medium, attach these across the centre of the painted surface.

4. Lay down the Tim Holtz Blocks Layering Stencil, placing it over the top of the tape and apply Ranger Texture Paste through the stencil using a palette knife.

5. Once the paste is dry, use a dry paintbrush to apply some Prima Metallique Gold Rush Alchemy Paint over the top of the stencilled area, highlighting the gorgeous detail of the raised surface. Once again, thoroughly dry the paint before applying the next layer, otherwise you’ll end up with a muddy mess of colour.

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6. Next, I used Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Crayons and added a small amount of color to random areas of the pasted area, I then used a semi-dry baby wipe to gently blend the colors over the top of the gold paint and I also used my fingertip to take the color from the crayons and extend it over the areas of tissue tape that were still showing.

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7. Once I was happy with my background, I then added flicks of the Gold Rush Alchemy Paint, Picket Fence and Ground Espresso Distress Paint over the entire surface. After heat drying the background thoroughly, I then attached a border strip across the centre and added a small amount of Black Soot and Spiced Marmalade Distress crayon around the edge of the canvas, smudging and blending the colours to create a framed border.

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8. Now you have your background, it’s time to move onto creating that burst of flowers and for this I began by applying a small amount of each of the following Distress Stains to a craft sheet: Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet. Spritz the stains with water and swipe your watercolor card through the stains, picking up all the color of the ink. Heat dry the card.

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9. Using all three sizes of flowers from the Layered Flower Penny Black Flower Die, die cut the stained card ~ you will need 7 of each size, 21 pieces in total. I spritzed the individual die cuts with Wendy Vecchi’s Pearl Mica Spray for an added shimmer and dried these thoroughly before layering the flowers to create 7 dimensional blooms, attaching each section with a foam pad for added dimension.

10. Add sequins and pearls from the Sunshine 28 Lilac Lane Embellishment Kit to the center of each flower, attaching them with a small dot of Glossy Accents.

11. Tear a strip of corrugated card taken from the Textured Surfaces Pack and apply a light covering of Picket Fence Distress Paint over the top. Once dry, I arranged and stuck the flowers onto the card using foam pads and a hot glue gun to secure.

12. Die cut some leaves and stems from watercolour card, using the Layered Flower die. I then lightly spritzed the die cuts with water before spraying Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stain over the top. Dry the foliage pieces thoroughly and then place them into your flower arrangement, tucking them underneath the flowers. At this stage, I also tucked small pieces of cheesecloth into the arrangement.

13. To complete the arrangement, I used the Flower Frolic die to die cut Gold Metallic Kraft Core Card Stock and placed these die cuts, at the top and bottom my cluster of flowers.

14. I wrapped some twine vertically around my painted canvas and secured the ends with a knot at the back before attaching the flower arrangement over the top of the twine, using foam pads on the back of the corrugated card.

15. Cut a small piece of white card and ink the card with Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.

16. I inked up the “Let Your Dreams Take Flight” quote from the Snippets Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival Ink and stamp the message onto the card, before matting and layering the message onto a piece of burlap from the Textured Surfaces pack and attaching this with foam pads to the left hand side of my flower arrangement.

17. As a finishing touch, I shaped the wings of a Finnabair Grungy Butterfly and added this to the flower arrangement, attaching it with hot glue and placing it over the top of the flowers and also three small Prima crystals, which I placed onto the background. I really hope you’ve enjoyed the creative process for this project and that some of the techniques I’ve used will inspire you to create projects of your own using these gorgeous products from Penny Black!

Thank you so much for stopping by today…

Happy Crafting!

Emma

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

New Art Journaling Inspiration from Vicky Papaioannou!

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Hi readers! Happy Friday! Please welcome back the amazing Vicky Papaioannou as a guest on our blog today! The texture on the page and the shading on the flowers on this page just make them look like they’re going to pop off the page!  If you’re new to Paper Artsy’s infusions colored stains, this is definitely a good video to check out! Dyan Reaveley’s Small Creative Journal is a great size to keep with you on the go! Be sure to watch Vicky’s video for a full tutorial of these pages and extra tips and tricks!

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Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Encouragement Cards for Kids

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Hi friends! Thanks for tuning into week 3 of the Studio Monday with Nina-Marie feature! This week Nina is back with three adorable encouragement cards. I think they could also be great cards to give to teachers! Read on, and enjoy!

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Hi everyone it’s Nina-Marie here today…welcome back to Studio Monday! For today’s video tutorial, I’m going to be sharing some inspiration on pairing the new Better Together and Scandinavian Prints stamp sets from Neat & Tangled to create fun encouragement cards for kids!

The adorable children images from Better Together are so sweet, and I love how each kid is holding their own little furry friend. I did all the coloring of these images using Copic markers, which I will be walking you through on the video. For reference, you can see the colors broken down below:

Girl with dog: RV10, RV23, R27, R46, R59, E33, E37, E47, R20, C3, C5, C7, 100, E0000, E51,E21

Girl with owl: E0000, E00, E21, E23, E17, E18, E37, E47, E84, RV00, R20, RV52, Y00, Y11,Y06, BG0000, BG01

Boy with fox: E00, E21, E57, E47, E49, Y38, YR15, YR68, R46, R59, R89, YR20, YR82, YR12

I also did some watercoloring using Prima’s Watercolor Confections (the Classics set) and a Penny Black Inc. stencil to create a whimsical background for these little kids. I love the uneven texture of the dots, as it matches perfectly with the style of the children.

I’ll be walking you through how I created this background -as well as the entire set of cards- in the video! Be sure to give it a “thumbs up” if you enjoy and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more weekly inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a happy week of creating! :)
xoxo, Nina-Marie

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Watercoloring with Colored Pencils

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Hi readers! Happy Leap Day! I hope your week is starting off GREAT! We are honored to have the fabulous Peet Roeven on our blog as a guest today! She has whipped up a floral masterpiece that doesn’t lose any luster on the inside! Read on and enjoy!

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1. Adhere black cardstock to a square cardbase.

2. On top of the black cardstock, layer the stitched and die cut frames as well as white cardstock panel embossed with the Polka Dots embossing folder. When adhering the frames, use dimensional adhesive/foam dots.

3. Stamp Penny Black 40-447 Poppy Gems onto watercolor paper using Ranger Archival Ink. Paint with Derwent Inktense Pencils. Fussy cut the flowers, stems, and leaves. Embellish the centers of the flowers with Glossy Accents and small beads. Adhere to card using dimensional adhesive. Tuck some portions of the flowers inside of the frames and allow some to extend outside of the frames.

4. Die cut small tag using Penny Black 51-191 Gift Card Pocket. Stamp “hugs” sentiment, Penny Black 30-324 Love & Hugs, using black ink. Add to card using thread.

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1. Stamp sentiment, Penny Black 30-350 Sentiment Collection, onto white cardstock using black ink. Mount onto small piece of black cardstock and adhere to inside of card.

2. Embellish the sentiment panel with Penny Black 51-196 Geometric Borders, die cut from white cardstock.

3. Stamp Penny Black 40-447 Poppy Gems onto watercolor paper using Ranger Archival Ink. Paint with Derwent Inktense Pencils. Fussy cut a portion of the image and adhere to interior of card. Embellish flower centers with Glossy Accents and small beads.

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Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

STAMPtember® Feature: Penny Black

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Hi readers! Welcome to DAY 7 of STAMPtember®! We hope you’re having LOTS of fun so far!! We’d like to welcome you to our first brand feature of the month! Today we are featuring Penny Black! This brand has been around for many years and with good reason! The designs boast not only a variety of style but high quality design of clear, cling, and even mounted rubber stamps! They also have expanded over the years to also include stickers, dies, and more!

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We want everyone to pick a favorite Penny Black item and try it, so in the spirit of that, we are offering a limited time 20% discount off all Penny Black products when you use code PENNY2S. Please know that this code is not valid with other codes, nor can it be used for previous purchases.

In addition to their blog and online shop, follow along with Penny Black on  Twitter and Facebook.

Explore the creative world of Penny Black and see for yourself why our rubber stamps, stickers, beautiful papers for Scrapbooking, Cardmaking and Stamp Crafting are everyone’s favorites.

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I reached out to Penny Black designer Alexandra Sirugue-Mac Leod to make a card showcasing this fabulous brand in celebration of this feature and boy oh, boy did she deliver! Don’t these festive little critters look ready to party? This stamp is appropriately titled “Let’s Party“. Be sure to check out Alexandra’s blog Art Scrap & More for lots of inspiration!

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