Friday, August 17, 2018

And Now for Something Completely Different!!!

Hi Blank Page Muse Stamp Fans!!
Are you ready for something totally different today?
We are using Blank Page Muse BUT not any Blank Page Muse stamps you have!!!???!!!
Confused?
We are using Blank Page Muse "RUBBER"
BUT.....
We are using "OFFCUTS" of the stamps and stamp sets we have from Blank Page Muse!!!
If you are like me and hate to throw anything away you will relate to my thought process on today's tutorial and getting the most from your Blank Page Muse Stamps!!!
Hope you enjoy!
Supplies:
  • Blank Page Muse "Rubber" - "off cuts" from trimming the stamps, "border" pieces from around the stamp sets
  • Collage Elements and Wording - Art Tea Life used for these coins
  • White Card
  • ATCoin 2.5" die or circle punch
  • Acrylic Blocks or Wood Blocks or Foam Blocks
  • Distress Inks, Distress Oxides, Archival Inks
  • Embossing Ink, Embossing Powders & Heat Gun
  • General supplies: sponges, scissors, double sided tape, glue, scraps cloth or any other embellishments
Instructions:
Add double sided tape to your acrylic mount blocks. you could also use wood blocks or thick foam blocks and have these made up permanently.

This next photo will look familiar - off cuts and bits and pieces that are left over when you have finished cutting out your new Blank Page Muse Stamps.


Cut the border pieces into strips of varying lengths. As you can see below your can simply line up strips on the mount or make a criss-cross pattern. Endless options - just have some fun and experiment!


Use the larger pieces from between stamped images to cut into mosaic like tiles and create a pattern on your acrylic block!


This really looks so effective!

Once you have your "recycled" stamps ready you need to prepare your ATCoins. If you have a 2.5" die cut some circles from your white card using a Big Kick machine or the like. Alternatively use a 2.5" circle punch. Or if you do not have any of these draw a circle and cut out with scissors!

For the first ATCoin use Distress Oxide inks and a sponge and cover the entire coin.


Spritz the "mosaic" stamp and stamp onto the inked coin. You will get a mottled look which adds some interest to the coin. Play around and see what effects you can get! Allow to dry.


Using archival ink stamp the "criss-cross" pattern stamp over the background. Edge around the coin with the same colour ink. Coin is ready for embellishing!

For the second coin use a sponge and cover the background with vintage coloured Distress Inks.

Stamp the "lines" stamp with a darker brown coloured Distress Ink across the coin.


Use your embossing ink pad and stamp the same stamp on an angle as shown below and add embossing powder and heat emboss. An effective look with some sparkle! If you want to add distress ink around the edge of the coin to finish off you can.


And finally for the third coin stamp with embossing ink and the mosaic background stamp and emboss with white embossing powder. White always looks so stark and effective!


Use some pastel colour Distress Inks and sponge the background to fill the gaps between the mosaic shapes!


You have three different "look" ATCoins ready to decorate and embellish!

To finish the coins use collage elements or fussy cut stamps, wording and bits of muslin cloth or other embellishments of your choice.


Don't forget to stamp out backings for trading your coins using any of the three backing stamps available in the store!!!!! Cut them out by hand or use your die cut/punch and adhere to the backs of the coins. Who wants to trade???


Thank you so much for joining me today - hope you feel inspired to get creating.
LOL I hope I haven't added to your "hoarding" issues!!!
See you again later in the month!
Sharon

**Don't forget to check out Blank Page Muse all over Social Media for even more Inspiration!!!**
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3 comments:

  1. OH SUPER WOW Sharon this is so cool and so exciting!! I love this technique.
    mega hugs thanks so much!
    Kim

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  2. Kim had posted a share of this on Facebook and I had to come see more. This is brilliant and I love the contrast and visual texture it gave.

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