Thursday, June 6, 2019

Not my Monkeys


Hi! I'm a HUGE fan of the Wizard of Oz, so when I realized I would be able to find many of the original illustration images here at Blank Page Muse, I was ecstatic!

Childhood memories of reading the original books and watching the movie came back to me.
  The Monkeys, as a child, scared me like you wouldn't believe, but these images makes them look so adorable.  I was compelled to make this whimsical card using a saying I tend to fall back on a lot.

Supplies:

Flying Monkey from The Wizard of Oz III Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set SC66

Black Archival Ink
Watercolor Pens in light browns, beige, light pink, red and yellow
Cardstock White 4 x 5 1/4 (A2 envelope)
Cardstock 8.5 X 11" Purple sheet [Will be cut down into an A2 Card, if you already have a Purple cardstock card already made, use that and a small scrap of matching paper]
Bone folder
Corner Rounder
Distress Oxides: Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China and Blueprint
Blending Brush
Label Printer [If you do not have access to a label maker, printer, stencils, etc. you can always hand write the sentiment]
Post-It Notes with adhesive on the entire back or Masking Paper
Scissors
Adhesive
Double-Stock Foam Tape

Instructions:
1. Grab the stamp and ink it up with the black archival ink, stamping near the center of your white card stock and stamp off on a stack (at least 6 small sheets together) of post-it notes.  In this instance, the post-it notes were then fussy cut out once, layered one on top of the other.  Once done, separate the masks.

2. Wait for the ink to completely dry, using one mask, layer it over the center stamped image to completely cover and protect it.  Stamp another of these images just below the first, allowing the stamp to partially cover over the mask.  Once that ink is dry, place the next mask over that one to protect it.  Continue to stamp, wait for ink to dry, then cover that image, layering the Flying Monkey around the card. Fill the card as much as you can.



3.  Taking the Distress Oxides and a blending brush, begin to color the background.  Leave the masks on as you blend, going lightest hue to darkest.  Once the background is completely blended to your satisfaction, allow the ink to completely dry. Once it is dry, remove the masks.



4. Now it's time to color the Flying Monkeys using your watercolor markers!  Do not worry about shadowing or any fancy coloring techniques.  These stamps have a lot of their own details, lines and shadows, so let the stamp do it's thing!

5. Corner punch the corners. Ink the edges with the black ink pad carefully.

6. Cut a card base -- unless you already have one -- our of the purple cardstock at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (for an A2 envelope). Having a bone folder and Score Buddy is handy, but if you have a ruler and some sort of stick (opposite end of a pen, Popsicle stick, etc), you can make the folds as well.


7.  "Not my Circus" and "Not my Monkeys" needs to be printed off.  My old school Dymo Embossing Label Maker is one of my most prized possessions and are still being sold on Amazon (as well as other places) with varying colored tapes.  After printing those off on green tape, a scrap of purple was used to mat them.


8. Center mount the stamped card to the purple card base using adhesive (glue stick, glue dots, whatever you have on hand).  Once glue is dry, cut out several strips of foam tape, layering two on top of each other, then cut and attach to the matted text.  After, arrange "Not My Circus" slightly down from the top and center to the stamped image.  "Not My Monkeys" gets added lower, closer to the bottom of the image, center.


9. Fold over and you're done.

It's ready to be used as a note card and to bring a little attitude to your friends and family.
 No Monkey business here!

More ideas & crafts by Mercy

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1 comment:

  1. Very cute card - perfect sentiment to go with those little monkeys! (I was also terrified of the flying monkeys as a child!)

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