Thursday, May 23, 2019

Vision Art Tag

Our DT Sharon has a quick make tag for you today!
Yes - we know she has a slight obsession with making art tags but she does share lots of ideas for using all of our fabulous range of stamps!

Sharon's tag background was made using chalk paints "finger painted" on and the wording stamp from the "Correspondence" Stamp Set which she embossed with gold powder.

She used one of the fab stamps designed by Rick St Dennis "French Pierrot" as the focal image which was stamped onto kraft card with brown ink and fussy cut.

To finish she added some braid to the top of the tag along with a mask charm and "vision" wording.
We love the soft tones of this tag!

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Alcohol Ink Panels

 Hi everyone! Charlotte here, and today I am sharing a card using alcohol ink paneling. My aim was to make a clean and simple design with a slight steampunk feel.

Blank Page Muse products used:
Ribbon Lacing Corset 

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Other materials:
White card base
Black card
Alcohol ink card
Alcohol inks in Coral and Sunset Orange
Alcohol blending solution
Air puffer
Gold foil
Paper trimmer
Embossing ink
Black embossing powder
Stamp positioned or acrylic block
Heat gun
Liquid glue
Foam tape or squares, preferably black


Begin by sprinkling Coral alcohol ink randomly onto the alcohol-ink cardstock. Add drops of Sunset Orange sparingly, and alcohol ink blending solution as required. Use an air puffer to move the ink around as desired. Continue working in layers until the preferred look is achieved.

Allow the ink panel to dry for a moment until there are no wet areas but still some tacky areas. Press a piece of gold foil onto the panel, and gently rub.

Carefully peel up the foil. If any areas appear tacky but have not taken the foil, press it back down and tub into those areas. Once the panel is ready, use a paper trimmer to trim three narrow rectangles from the panel. Keep the remains of the panel for a future project. Mat each of the rectangles onto some black card.

Using embossing ink stamp the ribbon laced corset onto a piece of vellum. Coat with black embossing powder and heat set. Fussy cut the stamped image out. Place very narrow pieces of foam tape behind the embossed areas of the corset.
Use liquid glue to adhere each of the matted alcohol ink panels to the card base, slightly staggering them to create flow across the card. Remove the backing from the foam tape on the corset and pop it up overlapping two panels.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post! Alcohol inks are really fun to create with and can give some really stunning backgrounds, especially when combined with foil. I hope you'll give it a try, and I'd love to see what you make!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Free Your Mind Art Journal

Hello all

I have a quick make to share !!
I made this steampunk themed art journal page using stamps by the Blank Page Muse.

To create the background, apply a stencil mask to part of the page and then add the inks. Once dry, Add a few layers of background stamps.

Stamp the Alice stamp onto old music sheet and then colour with inks. Repeat this step with the octopus stamp and then cut them out. Place the images onto the journal page, then gather up any odd alphabet stickers and use them to create a title.

Products used.
 Steampunk Wonderland
Octopus Time Steampunk Art Stamps
Background Grunge 
Lindy's Magicals Oktoberfest Orange, Oom Pah Pah Pink, Time Travel Teal and California Poppy Gold.
random letter stickers
Ranger Archival ink in Navy Blue and Hot Fuchsia 

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Angel in Blue Jeans

Hello Blank Page Muse fans.  Gail here today.
I absolutely adore this Angel of Time Pocket Watch Hourglass Collage stamp.  I decided to vintage her up and give her some blue jeans.

Blank Page Muse Stamps used:
Angel of Time Pocket Watch Hourglass Collage

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Other Supplies Used:
Bazzill Lima Bean card
White Card
Black Archival Ink
Brusho Powders, brown, black and violet
Distress Inks
WOW gold Embossing Powder

I started by stamping Angel of Time Pocket Watch Hourglass Collage on Lima Bean Bazzill and embossing with gold powder.

I did a background wash using Brown Brusho powder in water.  I used Violet Brusho for the clock and Black Brusho for the frame. 

Using my craft knife I distressed the edge of the panel to expose the original Lima Bean colour.  Faux layer!!!

Then I stamped the angel again on white card using black and blue ink and fussy cut the bits I wanted to use.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope you get the chance to stamp something fun today!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

ATCoins Fly It To The End

Hello Crafty friends,

Look at these spring and pastel ATCoins Marie-Christine created!

She used watercolor paper and Distress Oxide to stamp Artist Trading Coins. 
She stamped the sun on it and the title onto a scrap of paper.
To finish she adhered the bird die cut and the title.

Do you love them?

The back

BPM Stamps used:

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Watercolor paper
Distress Oxide
Bird Die Cut

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Steampunk Hummingbird Card

Hi Friends,
To create more depth for the background I used different color inks with the same stamp. This allowed me to stretch my supplies. Let's create something a bit masculine and get a bit grungy!

BPM Stamps:
Cogs & Gears Steampunk Background Rubber Stamp
Hummingbird Steampunk Cogs Gears Stamp

Chicken Wire Mesh Background Texture Art Rubber Stamp by Pam Bray Designs

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Other Supplies:
ink pads (aqua / silver / black), ink blending tool, card stock (black & aqua), mini brads, black marker, gear embellishment, black twine, clear mounting block, card base (5X7")

1. Selectively apply silver ink to only the corner of the gear background stamp. To avoid leaving a harsh line, blot the edges of the loaded stamp with a tissue to remove some of the ink so that the intensity of the image gradually fades. Stamp the impression onto the corner of black card stock. Repeat process with other corner and set aside to dry.

2. Load the entire gear stamp with aqua ink and stamp directly to aqua paper. Load the same gear stamp with black ink and first stamp onto scrap paper. The first impression will not be used. Stamp the second generation impression in the corner overlapping the first layer of aqua stamping. The image will be lighter and create a more distressed irregular appearance. Add a honeycomb texture stamp randomly to the background using aqua ink.  Create more depth to the design by using more than one color of ink.  Use an ink blending tool to gently apply black ink to the edges to create a misty haze. Set aside to dry.

3. Create the embellishment by stamping the steampunk hummingbird onto white card stock using aqua ink. Reload the stamp with black ink and stamp over the first design doing your best to align the images. A perfect line up is not required because you want some of the aqua impression to peek out adding the appearance of more depth to the gears. Repeat the process to create another wing for the hummingbird.

4.  Carefully, cut out the hummingbirds, assemble the second wing, and add mini brads to some of the gears. Use a black marker to outline the hummingbird and darken any important details.

5. Adhere the black card stock vertically to the right side of the card base. Attach the aqua card stock to the left side of the card base leaving a narrow border of black. Add the completed hummingbird to the center of the card with foam tape.

6. Add a loop of twine to a gear embellishment and hook it around the beak of the hummingbird so that it appears as if the hummingbird is carrying the gear.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Stand for Something Art Journal Page

Hello, hello! Samantha here to share my newest project with you all.
When I was growing up I was fascinated by birds. I loved being able to identify them and was proud to share my knowledge with friends and family.
Those memories were the inspiration behind this art journal page.
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For this art journal page you will need the following:

  • A mixed media art journal
  • Watercolors or distress ink pads
  • Versamark Watermark ink pad
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Black pigment ink pad
  • White embossing powder
  • Green cardstock die cut shape
  • Gems
  • Dimensional foam adhesive
  • Orange marker
  • Glossy Accents
  • The bird, large feather, medium feather, and "stand for something" stamps from the  Flower & Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Sheet set.
First stamp the feathers all over your art journal page with Versamark Watermark ink. Heat emboss using white embossing powder.

Stamp the bird onto white cardstock. Color the beak and legs with your orange marker and fussy cut it out. 
I chose to leave the rest of the bird uncolored because it's such a beautiful, detailed stamp and I didn't want to risk hiding that. Add Glossy Accents to the eye. Optional but it's something I feel adds a bit of a finishing touch is to take a black marker and run it along the edges of the image you've cut out.

Set it aside to let the Glossy Accents dry.

Press one color of your ink pads or watercolors onto the sandwich bag. Spritz with water.

Next, slip your hand into the bag and "smoosh" it onto your page.

You'll have something like this. Repeat using your other colors until you achieve your desired look.

Stamp the "stand for something" sentiment onto your die cut with black pigment ink and heat set with clear embossing powder.

When your journal page is fully dry attach the die cut to the center of it. Place dimensional foam adhesive on the back of the bird and secure at the top of the die cut.
Add a few gems if you'd like.

I hope that you'll try this technique with your Blank Page Muse stamps. Be sure to tag BPM on social media so that we can see what you were inspired to create!

Until next time,

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