Saturday, May 23, 2020

Guest Designer Samantha with Dandelion Wishes! Stamping and Watercolor Tips & Tricks!

Hello, hello! Samantha Ziegenfuss here. I'm so happy to be back on the blog sharing another tutorial with you today.

I have many favorite stamps Blank Page Muse stamps and one of them is the Dandelion Wishes with Butterflies set by Terri Sproul. I love it for both its beauty and versatility; I've used it to create everything from sympathy cards to gift tags. 

Today I'm using it along with a new passion of mine, watercolor painting, to create a clean and simple card set that is very easy to make. This would be a wonderful gift for any occasion; Mother's Day, a birthday, graduation, etc.

Let me show you!

To begin you will need the following:
The dandelion images, make a wish, and may all your weeds be wildflowers sentiments from the Dandelion Wishes with Butterflies Art Rubber Stamp Sheet by Terri Sproul



The You Are My Sunshine Sentiment Art Rubber Stamp



The Thanks sentiment from the Fall Rubber Stamp Sheet by Pam Bray



Four 4-bar cards (finished size is 3.5" x 5")

Four pieces of watercolor paper cut to 3.25" x 4.75" (I used 140lb cold pressed)

Four pieces of colored cardstock for matting cut to 3 3/8" x 4 7/8"

Waterproof ink (I used Versafine in Onyx Black)

Watercolor paints (I used a palette but you can use any kind; tubes, brush pens, Distress Inks, etc)

A watercolor paintbrush (I used a number 6 round)



First stamp your dandelions and sentiments to your watercolor paper. 




Here's a trick for lining up your sentiments as it can be a little tricky to get rubber stamps 100% straight.

What you can do is take a piece of acetate (In this photo I'm actually just using some plastic packaging from a box),lay it over your project, and stamp onto it. 

This will help you to determine if your stamp needs to be adjusted at all.

The ink can be cleaned from the acetate with water.






Now for the best part! 





Take your stamped watercolor panels and paint them by adding one color at a time. I did wet to dry; this is where you take wet paint and brush it onto dry paper.



When your first color is dry add a second. When the second is dry add a third and so on until you've achieved the look you want.



While you wait for your paper to dry adhere your colored cardstock to your cards. 




Once dry add your watercolor panels to your matted card bases and add a few sequins to each if you'd like.

That's all. 






Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my tutorial. I hope you have the best day. 

Until next time,
Samantha



Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Guest Designer Vicki Stencil It May! Peek & Link!

Welcome back!
Wow!! Where has the month gone???!!!?! I know many people are staying safer by staying home and still the time is flying and the days are blending. Thanks for coming by and we all hope you are safe and well and please find a little stamping and stencil fun as a colorful diversion!

Today we have a little cheer to share from our Guest Designer Vicki!

Here is a sneak peek and please do hop over to Vicki's blog to see more. Then come back and link up your stencil and hand stamped project, we LOVE to see what you create!





Find our link up at the top and the side of the blog.
Have an inky day!
Kim



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Monday, May 18, 2020

Little Boy Imagination - Colorful Crowns and Pet Dragons

Greetings Chris here and I am excited to share this imaginative card I created using Blank Page Muse Stamps and stencils.  



I used the Crown Stencil to create a resist background.  When I added the watercolor mists, they bled into my watercolor paper softening all the crown edges!  When I looked at the crowns they reminded me of "crown" clouds and of a little boy sitting back and dreaming that each cloud looked like a crown and imagining himself as king!  and just like that I decided to add the pet dragon on a leash!   what little boy (or girl) doesn't dream of having a pet dragon on a leash????

BLANK PAGE MUSE SUPPLIES


Other Supplies
Watercolor Paper
Mixed Media Gloss
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists 
Ink
Alcohol Markers
Chipboard Paper Doll
Sentiment Stickers
thread
Adhesive

Start by securing your stencil onto watercolor paper.



 Layer stencil with Mixed Media Gloss and let dry.  Any inks you add now should wipe right off the crowns.



Mist the background with Glimmer Mists.






You can see that the crowns show up really well.   Because I used the watercolor paper, some of the mists bled under the edges and softened the edges.  Once your background is dry, mat onto card stock and adhere to Card. 

Stamp baby dragon from Anime Fairies & Baby Dragons Fantasy Art Rubber Stamp Sheet Set .   Fussy cut dragon.  Color dragon as desired.



 Add dragon to background.  Add you little boy (or girl) and leash.  Add sentiment to finish you card!




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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Guest Designer Tracy Ware~ Sunflowers & Stencils!

Hi Blank Page Muse fans!  

How’s everyone doing?  How’s everyone holding up during this unprecedented time?  I will admit that I’m an introvert, so being at home has been great for me!  Our May challenge is Stencil It!.  So let’s take a look at my project.


So for my Sparkle and Shine, I opted to go with DecoFoil Metallix through a stencil.  It gives it great texture, and I love texture!
My main focal point of this card is a beautiful Sunflower Blossom.  I stamped the image with dye ink, and I colored the flower with Copic markers and Copic fine detail black markers.



When I was ready to assemble my card, I decided that I would like some black leaves.  I know this type of leaf is not a sunflower leaf, but that’s the beauty of art!  You can make it what you want it to be!
I glued the black leaves to the card panel while holding the sunflower in place so that I could get the leaf placement correct.


I used foam tape for the Sunflower Blossom to give it some dimension.  I hardly ever make cards 
without sentiments, so this was a challenge for me.  But leaving the sentiment off lends itself to using this 
card for whatever occasion might pop up.  I’m trying to make more “art” related cards without 
sentiments to add to my stash.


I hope you guys have enjoyed this project!  Thanks for joining me on the Blank Page Muse blog.  
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 You can also find me on Instagram.  

Until next time, stay awesome!


Supplies Used:

Sunflower Blossom from Blank Page Muse designed by Pam Bray
Momenta Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock
Miss Ink stencil
Decofoil Metallix gel from Thermoweb
Black cardstock 110lb
Copic markers
Leaf Canopy from Altenew
Lineco Neutral PH liquid adhesive
Foam tape



Monday, May 11, 2020

Dream Big...

Hi Everyone!

Firstly, I hope that where ever you are in the world today you are staying safe!


I hope that the ideas and tutorials you are seeing here at the Blog are keeping you occupied and feeling creative!

Today I am sharing a simple stenciled card because we have a fun **NEW** challenge this month and you need to grab your stencils to play along!


It's fantastic that there are now stencils available in the Blank Page Muse store so make sure you CLICK HERE and pop over and have a look and support BPM by placing an order!

Supplies:
Blanks Page Muse Stamps: Clara and Dream Big designed by Magda Polakow
Blank Page Muse Stencil: Dream Big designed by Magda Polakow
Plain White Card Base: textured square blank used for this creation
Kraft Card
Ink Pad: red ink used for this card
Sponge, scissors, glue, double sided tape
Extras: washi tape, diamantis, twine or string

Instructions:
Start by stenciling your card background using your stencil, ink pad and sponge.


Next stamp your main images onto Kraft cardstock and fussy cut. Edge your wording with the ink pad.


Add your elements to the card front - washi tape, stamped images and diamantis.


Edge around that card with the ink pad to add a "border". Use black elastic or twine to tied around the spine of the card if you wish.


I think this card is so quick and easy and can be adapted to any stencils and stamps available in the store so no excuses this month for not playing along with our challenge!


Thanks for joining me today! See you later n the month!

Happy Stamping!

Sharon


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Sunday, May 10, 2020

STENCIL IT QUICK IDEA SHARON May Challenge Link is Open

Hello Hello Lovely Stampers!
Our Stencil It Challenge Link is OPEN, Yay!
There is no winner for the April Challenge, we only had 3 players which we adore you for playing along in these challenging days! Contact me for a Stamper's Badge for playing if you like!
hello at blank page (muse) dot com


This month has seen the DT show you how to use the new Blank Page Muse stencils on their creations - such a lot of inspiration!


DT Member Sharon loves to use lots of layers and texture on her creations and today she has a quick idea for using stencils on any bits and pieces you have laying around like paint chip samples, gelli prints, painty pieces, tags - anything at all!
You can use plain white Gesso or coloured texture paste to add more interest to your backgrounds adn then add a main stamped focal image or for a quick creation add some collage characters!
You can have lots of fun playing around with your stencils!


CLICK HERE to see the stencils available now in store!



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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Dream BIG Art Journal Page

Hi everyone! It's me, Tonya and I am here to share my art journal page I created using the Clara and Dream Big StampsHeart Stencil and the feather stamp from the Flower and Bird Sketches Stamp Set.


I started by watering down blue ink, adding a wash of color to the page and letting dry.  I placed the Heart Stencil on top of the page and taped it down with washi tape to hold it in place. Next I inked up several Art Daubers in different shades of blue and inking over the stencil.


I placed the Clara stamp onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked and stamped onto a Watercolor Paper Rectangle Diecut.


I used an assortment of inks that I watered down to watercolor the stamped image and once dry I went back over it with Colored Pencils.


I stamped two feathers from the Flower and Bird Sketches Stamp Set, watercolored and once dry fussy cut both out. I cut a slit on both sides of the image, added a little adhesive and placed the stamped feathers into the slits. 



I adhered the Clara image to the journal page and I placed the "dream BIG" stamp onto the MISTI Stamping Tool and stamped onto the upper journal of the page.  


I finished off the page by adding washi tape under the sentiment and on the Clara diecut. Be sure to stop by Balnk Page Muse to pick up these stamps and stencils which can be found HERE. As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.
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Supplies

Blank Page Muse: Clara and Dream Big Stamps
Blank Page Muse: Heart Stencil
Blank Page Muse: Flower and Bird Sketches Stamp Set
Various Inks
Watercolor Brushes
Colored Pencils
Art Daubers
Watercolor Paper
Art Journal
MISTI Stamping Tool
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Diecut Machine
Nested Borders Rectangles Diecut
Scissors
Washi Tape


Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!






Sunday, May 3, 2020

Big Dreams Canvas

Happy May! 
  Chris here sharing this bright and "dreamy" mini canvas I created.  
I really needed some bright and cheery colors to brighten my desk and home during the "stay at home" orders.  



To recreate this canvas you will need
Other Supplies
4 inch canvas, Embossing ink, distress ink, ink
iridescent embossing powder, alcohol markers

Lay Blank Page Muse Dream Big Stencil designed by Magda Polakow on top of canvas and apply your favorite embossing ink. 

 Add Rock Candy JAVA PLUM Chunky Embossing Powder Pam Bray Designs  over the embossing ink and heat emboss.

 You can see how chunky and fun these embossing powders are.

 Once cooled, apply distress inks over the background and set canvas aside.

Stamp Blank Page Muse Clara & Dream Big Art Rubber Stamps designed by Magda Polakow  and Blank Page Muse Classic Spark Rubber Stamp Set  onto cardstock.

While ink is still wet, add iridescent embossing powder over wings and heat emboss.

 Fussy cut the stamped wings and Clara images.

Bring Clara to life by coloring with your favorite markers. 

 Add wings to Clara and attach both to canvas background to finish your project.
I hope you are inspired to get creative with your Blank Page Muse Stamps.  Don't forget to use our discount code . 
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