Monday, September 21, 2020

Vintage Couple on a Steampunk Stroll

Greetings, Chris here and today I am excited to share this art-sy page I created to play with this month's Steampunk challenge at Blank Page Muse. My vision was to imitate  a romantic looking "art" piece except using steampunk images, all while playing with my new watercolor markers. 



This project features


Other supplies need to re-create this project:
Mixed media paper, card stock, alcohol markers, water brush, archival ink

  • Stamp images onto mixed media paper with archival ink.
    I chose mixed media paper (instead of watercolor papers) for this project because the images have fine detail that tends to get muddied when stamping on textured watercolor paper. 
  • When stamping the Blank Page Muse Zebra towing an Airship Steampunk Art Rubber Stamp,    I masked off the zebra because I wasn't sure where my horizon line was going to end up. 


  • Using watercolor markers, draw in your "lane".  I did end up expanding my lane to the horizon. 

  • Draw in hills and add ink to grassy areas. Blend with a water brush. 



  • You can see the blended finished look.  


  • Color in your couple as desired. 

  • Color in and blend you sky and flying vehicles.
    Add dots of red ink and soften by dabbing with a waterbrush to imitate the look of field of flowers. 


I hope you are inspired to get creative with you stamps! 




Sunday, September 20, 2020

Guest Designer Vicki~ Wickedly Steampunk

 Hello!

Welcome back!

Today Vicki is back with a wickedly wonder stamped project. Hop to her blog to see more!

Your transport is here...



Have an amazing day, come back and play in our steampunk challenge!

Friday, September 18, 2020

Celebrate Today Card

Hi everyone! It's me, Tonya and I am here to share a quick and easy card I create using the Aster Creepy Cute Kid and Life is Short Rubber Stamps and leftover scraps from previous projects. 
I started by cutting and folding a piece of kraft cardstock, 4 1/4"x5" to create the base for the card. I layered and adhered scraps of patterned cardstock to the base. From my stash of diecuts I glued on top of each other added Foam Pop Dots to the back before placing on the card.


I printed from my computer the "celebrate today" sentiment. I cut out a banner, adhered the sentiment on top and added to the card.  I stamped the Aster Creepy Cute Kid and Life is Short Rubber Stamps onto a piece of watercolor paper. I watercolored, used colored pencils on the girl and fussy cut the girl out. I cut a party hat from a piece of scrap cardstock, adhered to the stamped image along with trim and a sequin to the hat. I also added googly eyes and mini gems to the eyes and the dress before adding foam pop dots and placing on the card.


I finished the card by gluing several thread bows to the underside of the diecut. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know. If you aren't following Blank Page Muse on their social medias you can find them at the links below.


Watercolor Paper
Watercolors
Paint Brush
Black Ink
Colored Pencils
MISTI Stamping Tool
Kraft Cardstock
Paper Cutter
Scissors
Gems
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Googlie Eyes, Trim, Sequin, Thread
Various Patterned Cardstocks
Foam Pop Dots
Printed Sentiment from Computer


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







 

Steampunk Halloween

Hello Blank Page Muse Fans!

This is my first blog post as a new Design Team Member for BPM. I am so excited to be part of the team and to share my creations using BPM stamps and other products!

Halloween is just around the corner and with the current pandemic, there won’t be too many parties this year. Wouldn’t your friends just love to get a Halloween card from you? Today I am sharing my Happy Halloween steampunk card. This card is perfect for either a male or female friend. I hope this inspires you to join our monthly challenge theme, "Steampunk."


Supplies:

Instructions:

Start by stamping and coloring your pumpkin stamp. I used a stamp positioner and lined the bottom with a piece of craft foam instead of gluing the foam on my stamp. I put a piece of cardstock on the foam to keep the foam clean.


*Place some washi tape on the back of the stamp to adhere it to the cover of the stamp positioner. Most stamp positioners use magnets to hold your paper in place while stamping. By sandwiching them in painters tape, makes for easy placement of the magnets as needed.


Used distress inks to color a piece of white cardstock before cutting out the gears. 
I am using my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the gears, but you can use metal dies or a hand punch.  

Next, cut out two more gears, bigger than the others. 
Then color them in with your distress inks. 



Cut out the cardstock and patterned paper to fit on a 6” x 6” card.
  My patterned paper already had a sentiment, but you can stamp or write your own. 

Adhere everything to the card with liquid glue and use foam squares to add dimension to the pumpkin. Add a fun charm with a bit of twine.

 

I took the extra gears and I glued them to the inside of the card along with a strip of 
patterned paper. 

Lastly, I added some bats I found in my craft stash to the card and I accented all the gears with a little bit of glitter from the Wink of Stella. 


I hope this card inspires you to make a steampunk card and enter this month’s challenge! Thank you for visiting!  

Betty

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Blank Page Muse Design Team Call

We are seekingExcited stampers! 

  • *No blog experience necessary, just a willingness to create above and beyond 2 projects per month. 
  • Must be willing to create projects that strongly feature the use of our stamps in creative ways.
  • Willingness to support fellow team members by sharing and commenting on blog posts. 
  • Must have the ability and tools to take bright and clear photos.
    Watermarks will be provided.
  • Videos helpful, but not required.
  • Must be active on social media.
* Non-bloggers can message or email the Design Team Leader their monthly creations.
 A couple of photos, a little write up and supply list*

New Team Members will receive:

  • A generous bag of Blank Page Muse stamps!
  • Free stamps on a monthly basis. -These may be new releases or promotional designs. 
  • A 40% DT Team discount to be used at Blankpagemuse.com 




So... if you love to create cards, scrapbook pages, tags, jewelry, home decor, party favors, altered items and other mixed media projects- Then we are looking for you!

This is for a 6 month term, from January 1st, 2021 - June 30th, 2021

How to apply:

Email- 
 Michelle @ michellefraecummings@gmail.com 
and  
Kim @ blankpagemuse@gmail.com 
Include in the subject Line: BPM Design Team Call

Send-
  • new stamped creation. Have fun with this!
  • 2 photos of your favorite projects that best describe your style.
  • Why you want to join our team.
  • A bit about yourself and where you live.
  • Any social media platforms you are currently using.
    Blog, Instagram, Facebook...
  • A list of current and past design teams that you have been on.
    (not required if you are brand new to Design Teams)



Due to current shipping restrictions, this DT call is open to the U.S. only.
The deadline to apply is October 15th, 2021

Best of luck, we look forward to hearing from you soon!



About Blank Page Muse: 
Blank Page Muse is a Manufacturer of deeply etched red rubber stamps, 
made in Southern California.
We are a small family owned and operated company.
Our eclectic rubber stamped are pressed, cut and packaged by ourselves.
We're thrilled to offer so many themes in our stamps,
 from Steampunk to Vintage, Holidays to Whimsical, we have what it takes to break the blank page!



Monday, September 14, 2020

Creepy Cute Kids are Steamy!

Hi BPM Stamping Fans!

Wow it's September already - we are well over half way through the year!
Hope you have all had some time for crafting and playing with you BM Rubber Stamps???

I also hope you are enjoying our monthly theme? 
I love "Steampunk" - the combination of Vintage and Sci-Fi and Fantasy and Technology all rolled into one - great for the imagination!


Today I'm sharing a fun "Steampunk" creation using "non" Steampunk Stamps and turning them into Steampunk!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

September is all about Steampunk!

 You are invited to play along with this months stamping challenge: 

Steampunk!


Steampunk, before it became the full-blown sub-culture it is today, started out as a science-fiction sub-genre in the 1970s. Its fundamental inspirations go all the way back to 19th century Victorian writers, such as Jules Verne (author of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) and H.G. Wells (author of The Time Machine).



Challenge Rules:

  • The Challenge runs from the 10th of the month to the 5th of the following month, midnight Pacific time.
  • Create a new project following the theme. Come back here and add it via the Inlinkz linky tool when the link becomes active on the 10th. Please make sure the link is to your specific project post. If linking to a social media outlet, (Facebook, Instagram) please make sure it is set to Public so it can be seen. Add the #blankpagemuse or #blankpagemusechallenge and let us know the month/theme you are playing.
See more details to the right side of our blog "Creative Challenge". 




We can't wait to see what you create!

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