Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Hello Sunshine

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again dreaming of hot summer days.



Supplies:

Blank Page Must Stamps - Beach style umbrella
Cardstock
Glitter Glue



Cut cardstock 5" x 5" and stamp the umbrella in the center using several colors of ink.  Add color to the background with Distress Oxide Inks creating a small sandy section to break up the card.   Make the top portion of the panel a little darker than the bottom portion.



Mat the panel with blue cardstock before adding to a card base.  Stamp the phrase and place it on the left side with foam adhesives for dimension.


Use Stickles to add some sparkled to the umbrella and add a little to the sand.


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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Spring Floral Cart

 This month the design team was challenged to create projects with a nature theme. So, today I am super excited to share this stunning flower cart card I created using one of my favorites stamps  Flower Cart Line Art Style Rubber Stamp for cards by Rick St Dennis.  I just love coloring this image and bringing it to life! I just love all the details in this stamp. 

 

Supplies needed: 

Blank Page Muse Flower Cart Line Art Style Rubber Stamp for cards by Rick St Dennis

Mixed Media Paper,  Water Color markers, water brush, card stock, archival ink


Start by stamping your Blank Page Muse Flower Cart Line Art Style Rubber Stamp for cards by Rick St Dennis onto mixed media paper. Using watercolor markers, trace lines of your stamp 



Using a water-brush, spread watercolor ink out to color your cart. I added a few touches of the golden brown ink to give my cart a even more weathered look.  
 
Continue coloring your image.  It helps to color different flower areas and then move to a different area so your colors don't mix. 



Continue coloring and bringing your image to life. 


Once completed and dry, mat your image onto car stock and then again onto mixed media papers. Cut corners of you mixed media paper and then mat onto card stock again and add to your card base. 


I hope you are inspired to try coloring these images! 

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Collage Art Journal Page

Hello, Monique here, today I have made an art journal page.

Lately I am very much into putting collage pieces on my art work.  It's a great way to use up some of you old papers you have laying around. They don't always have to stay the way they are, you can use Gesso or paint to make them match your page. This page has a bit of a vintage look but of course you can go for any look and colors you like. Remember there are no rules or mistakes in art journaling, so go and fun playing in your journal.


Supply List:

Flower & Bird Skeches stamp set SC97

Matte Medium

Gesso

Water Soluble Crayons

Distress Ink (Rusty Hinge)

Paper scraps

Colored pencils



See detailed instructions in video here:





 here some close up photo's





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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Dragonfly Journal Page

 Hello and welcome to another tutorial. I am Suzette, a guest designer here at Blank Page Muse. In today's tutorial, I am going to show you how to make a journal page using the small dragonfly stamp by Pam Bray Designs. The optional theme this month is nature and I think a dragonfly is one of the most beautiful creatures in nature. 

The supplies I used in this project are:


Follow the steps below:


Step one:

Apply the texture paste to the journal page. Work in a random pattern leaving lines and peaks. When the texture paste is dry, add some watercolor paints to the page. Allow that to dry. 


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Step two: 

Stamp the dragonfly onto the white card stock with embossing ink. Sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat until it is melted.

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Step three:

Using watercolor paints, fill in the white areas of the dragonfly. Highlight any areas with a black gel pen or pigment pen. Cut out and set aside.

Step four:
Stamp "Happiness is..." on white cardstock using black pigment ink. Cut off the word happiness, go around the edges with the ink also, and set aside.

Step five:
Gather your dragonfly, corrugated cardboard strip, handmade paper, black card stock, and the word "happiness." Decide how you want to layer them and where you want to glue them. 


Step six:
Attach each layer with glue and use foam tape to attach the dragonfly. Stick it onto your journal page. 

    Your finished page.




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    Happy Crafting,

    Suzette


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    Friday, April 16, 2021

    Art Journal - Nature's Art

    Hello BPM Fans! It's Betty here! My favorite season of the year is Spring. I love how the trees are bare one week then full of leaves the next, the smell of fresh cut grass, and the sound of birds chirping. My husband and I walk every morning and it's been a delight to see all the different flowers blooming everywhere. This inspired me to create my art journal pages called Nature's Art using stamps from Blank Page Muse Art Rubber Stamps (please see supplies list below for list).

    This is the perfect project to make for the BPM monthly challenge for a chance to win a prize! The theme for April is "nature." Here is the link to the challenge: CHALLENGE.


    Supplies:
    • Blank Page Muse Art Rubber Stamps: 
    • Stamping block
    • Washi tape, wax paper, Press and Seal (to protect coils, margins, and other pages)
    • White gesso
    • Paint brush
    • Distress Spray inks: Bundled Sage, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, and Picket Fence
    • Water spray bottle
    • Heat gun (optional)
    • Floral patterned paper of choice
    • White cardstock for stamping images
    • Coloring medium of choice. I used both Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers
    • Scissors
    • Black cardstock
    • Alphabet dies
    • Press and Seal or Transfer tape
    • Liquid glue
    • Distress ink pad: Black Soot
    • Distress ink blender brush/pad
    • Water dropper
    • Collage Medium (I used Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium)
    • Sentiment stickers (I used Tim Holtz - Small Talk stickers)
    Instructions:
    • Prepare the art journal pages by covering the coils with Press and Seal and the margins with washi tape. Add wax paper under the pages. 

    • Paint on a layer of gesso and let it completely dry.

    • Place the journal into a box so the over spray is contained in the box. 
    • Spray the Distress Ink onto the pages, but don't overlap too much. Spray water over the ink so the ink will spread. Gently use a paper towel to mop up puddles.  Use a heat gun to quick dry or air dry.


    • Using the Background Grunge stamps, randomly stamp images using a stamp block or without. The entire image of the stamp does not have to stamp to create the background. Select a variety of stamps from the set to use. 


    • Tear patterned paper corners and adhere using collage medium.
    • Stamp and color the butterfly, sunflower (stamp partial or cut flowers in half since they will be placed on edge of journal page), and dragonfly stamps then fussy cut. Use any colors you like, but here's what I used:
      • Butterfly (Copic markers): Y17, B02, RV02
      • Dragonfly (Copic markers): YG11, BV00, BV01
      • Sunflower (Copic markers): Y17, Y35, Y13, E33
    • Stamp and color the Girl with Basket of Flowers. Use any colors you like. Here are my Prismacolor pencil colors:
      • Skin: 116, 018, 019, 020
      • Cheeks: 082
      • Hair: 117, 114, 010
      • Blue: 042, 043
      • Tree & Basket: 114, 116
      • Green for leaves and flowers: 110, 061
      • Pink flowers: 080, 082
      • Grass: 057, 110, 061
      • Sky: 101
      • Walkway: 065
    • Stamp and color the Dragonfly Lady. Use any colors you like. Here are my Copic colors:
      • Hair: E39, YR27, YR24, Y32
      • Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
      • Cheeks: R20
      • Lips: R21
      • Dragonflies: YG11, BV00, BV01
      • Stars: Y24, Y11, Y15
      • Blue background: B00, B000
      • Bubbles: Y00, B000, BV000; plus Castle Arts colored pencil #35 lavender light.
    • Using the Distress Ink in Black Soot, ink the edges of each image. Set aside.
    • Using alphabet dies and black cardstock, cut out the words "nature's art."
    • Using a self-healing mat or surface with grid lines, add a line of removable adhesive onto the mat. Line up the die cuts onto the mat and place a piece of transfer tape or Press and Seal on top to pick up all the letters at once. Use a spatula to help lift the die cuts off the mat.



    • Add liquid glue to the die cuts the place them onto your journal pages.

    • Carefully peel off the transfer tape or Press and Seal.
    • Using the end of the water spray pump, add a few big drops of water onto the journal pages for some texture (optional - this was a last minute, spur of the moment idea).

    • Adhere all the images onto the journal pages using collage medium. Add the sentiment stickers.
    • Lastly, apply a light coat of collage medium all over the pages.
    The art journal page is complete! This was a really fun project to do. Give it a try!


    Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative week! ~Betty~

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    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Make a Wish!

     Hi BPM Fans!

    Hope you are all enjoying the "Nature" theme this month which is just perfect for soooooo many of the fab stamps available at the BPM Store!


    Today I'm sharing some nature/natural feel cards using some of my scraps from my post here at the blog last month along with some new stamps I recently nabbed from the store!
    Click here to see how I made the Floral Patterned Kraft Card used on these cards.



    Supplies:
    Blank Page Muse Stamp: Lady with Butterfly Wings
    Blank Page Muse Stamp: Smile Winged Muse
    Blank Page Muse Stamp: "Make a Wish" & "Butterfly" from the Dandelions Wishes with Butterflies Set
    White Card and Black Ink Pad
    Colouring Mediums ie. Copics or Pencils
    Kraft Card Bases
    Torn Scraps of Stamped Kraft Card
    Embellishments
    General supplies: scissors, tape or glue

    Instructions:
    Start by stamping your Main Winged Ladies and Butterflies on white card with black ink. Colour in and fussy cut. I had fun doing some pretty basic "gawdy" colouring to make the images stand out and look quite bold!


    Stamp the "Make a Wish" sentiment on white card and tear around the stamp.


    Grab some "scraps" of leftover stamped card - link above for how to make patterned paper using BPM stamps!


    Gather your base cards, some hessian or fibre ribbon or the like and any other embellishments you want to use.


    Arrange your coloured stamped images, patterned card strip and embellishments on the card front and adhere. 



    Hope you feel inspired to create your own nature feel cards!
    Remember we always love to see what people are doing with their BPM Stamps - we love to get inspiration from BPM "Fans" as well as sharing our creations with you!

    Happy Stamping!

    Sharon :)


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    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    It's Raining Kitties!

    Hi friends! Teri here with another card using Blank Page Muse products! As soon as I saw this cute kitty and parachuting mice, I knew a scene was in order! The stamps are from the Sending Smiles Whimsical set.


    Here are the steps to create this cute Slimline card!

    Ink blend the sky, sun and an area for grass using distress inks on a slimline white base cut with a stitched die.


    Stamp the Kitty on the grass with two of his mice friends in black ink and color with Copic markers.


    Stamp the mice with parachutes randomly falling from the sky using a Copic friendly black ink. Choose any color scheme you like (I went with primary colors). 


    Stamp the You are my Sunshine Sentiment stamp on a die cut tag and add to the front of the card. Once done coloring, choose a coordinating color to frame the stamped piece!

    I hope you enjoyed this fun whimsical card!
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