Friday, 19 December 2014

Sleeve Protectors {with Jofy Stamps by Sue Carrington}

Hello, it's Sue here and tonight I have a simple project to share with you that's also very practical !
I was all set to do something for Christmas when the light bulb came on and I changed my mind completely ! I'm a very messy crafter and as it's getting colder now crafting in short sleeves (which is what I normally do) is becoming less appealing. So, I thought I need some sleeve protectors and that lead to why not make them myself !

I started with some cotton fabric, which is a really fine weave, this makes it easier to stamp onto. I didn't measure the fabric just held it around my arm to get a rough idea of the size I needed.

I quickly ironed it and then used the JOFY 22 and JOFY 21 sets to stamp all over it using black Archival ink and heat set it. I didn't stamp right up to the bottom edge as I knew I'd need to have a hem.
JOFY 21
JOFY 22


I then painted all of the flowers, leaves and grass using watered down Tango, Yellow Submarine, Autumn Fire, Chartreuse, Hey Pesto and a little Claret on the dots on the border. It's best to have your heat gun in one hand as you paint as the fabric loves to suck up the liquid and if you dry it quickly it stops any leaks outside of your stamped image.



I lined both of them with a second piece of cotton fabric and threaded elastic through the top and bottom. So now I can wear long sleeves and not worry about what happens them !


Hope you've enjoyed tonight's project see you again soon !

Sue
x


A huge thanks to Sue from PaperArtsy for this fabulous project. What a genius idea! How many of us have ruined sleeves with paint? These would make perfect Christmas gifts for the creative people in our lives. 

We would love you to join in with the challenge. If you are inspired to action by any of this month's guests who have blogged in December 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You might win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 17:00 (London time) Dec 31st 2014, the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00, Dec 31st, 2014.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Wintery Journalling {with LPC Stamps by Alison Bomber}

Hello everyone, Alison (butterfly) here again from Words and Pictures, and delighted to be back with you here at PaperArtsy with some Wintry Journalling today.
This page is created using Lynne Perrella stamps and the colours from the JOFY Limited Edition Set 2 Fresco paint set, with just a couple of extra colours taking part.  The Chalk, Slate and Turquoise combination from the set has a really fresh wintry feel to me - and I even managed to find a place for the Cherry Red in the end!


Let me take you through the stages...  As you know, I'm a texture lover, so the whole thing started from there.  I took a piece of cheesecloth to fit the page, and created a couple of tears within it.  I Gesso'd the page first and pressed the cheesecloth down into that layer rather than use any glue or medium.  And while it was all still wet, I used a natural sponge to apply Grunge Paste.  The sponging creates lots of random texture, with lovely variation and detail.


Over that I applied the Chalk and Slate from the JOFY Limited Edition set, with a hit of Taupe too, to create some shading and shadowing.  I stamped the fabulous postage stamp images from Lynne Perrella 030 onto some of the Waxed Tissue Paper in white.  I blended Watering Can and Coffee Archival inks directly onto the stamp, so that both the Slate and the Taupe were echoed in the stamping.
Lynne Perrella 030
I then tore the image to create pieces that would fit into the cheesecloth "frames", as well as adding some of the remaining stamped elements around the edges.  I spritzed the leftover paint on my craft mat with some water and used the wrong end of a paintbrush to splatter it across the page.


At this point, I was sort of thinking of sticking to the neutrals, but somehow it looked unfinished.  So out came the Turquoise to create another layer of framing, this time in colour.  In the long run I added just a touch of Inky Pool to give even more depth of colour in certain places.


The Cherry Red adds a hit of contrasting colour: full-on colour in the lips of both women (which have even had a drop of Glossy Accents for added gloss and dimension), and a subtle blush on the cheeks.


The Word Band has Chalk paint filling the lettering, and a sweep of Silver Treasure Gold around the edges, so that it really blends with everything else going on on the page.


In fact, the frosty wintry look is highlighted with Silver Treasure Gold throughout the page, applied with my finger, to give just a hint of icy shimmer over all that Grunge Paste and cheesecloth texture. And there's just a few more splatters of paint - Slate, Turquoise and Chalk - to finish the whole thing off.


So that's my Wintry Journalling for you.  I hope you like it.  Thanks so much for stopping by today - it's always lovely to hear what you think, and I'm so grateful to all of you for your generous comments and feedback here.  See you soon!
Alison. 

A huge thanks to Alison from all at PaperArtsy for this great page bursting with texture. So many fabulous mediums brought together with grunge paste,paints and stamps. 

We would love you to join in with the challenge. If you are inspired to action by any of this month's guests who have blogged in December 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You might win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 17:00 (London time) Dec 31st 2014, the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00, Dec 31st, 2014.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

GD: Anneke De Clerck Project #3 Precious Hanging Board

"Good evening, Anneke here. This is my final project as guest designer for semester 3 here at the PaperArtsy blog. It has been a pleasure to be part of the team! For this project I decorated a large box canvas with a 3D flower. I worked with the EEV09 stamp set by Ellen Vargo and Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints. The background of the canvas is build up by many layers. When it comes to layers I'm often inspired by the work of Donna Downey. In my opinion she's a  master in adding layers". Let's get started.


I randomly stuck some tags (I bought these at that well known swedish store) to the canvas. I used a 6 x 16" PaperArtsy Box Canvas (15 x 40 cm). 


I spread an uneven coat of PaperArtsy Grunge Paste over the canvas and tags. I used a palette knife. As you can see on the picture this creates lots of texture.


I painted a thin coat of gesso over the backgroud to further embed the tags.


I adhered layers of text (anti stress tips from a Dutch Flow magazine :)) and washi tape with gel medium.


 I covered the text and tape with gesso.


I coloured this background as shown with Turquoise, Lake Wanaka, Inky Pool and Chalk. I added some Slate to the edges of the canvas.


To create the flower I coloured scraps of paper with Candy Floss, Plum, Spanish Mulberry and Orchid. Stamped a leave from the EEV09 stamp set multiple times with StazOn Cherry Pink on the paper scraps and cut out. 



I assembled the flower as shown. I added a thin coat of Chalk to the leaves to achieve a distressed look. I attached seed beads to the centre with Ranger Glossy Accents.


This is a close up of the layered background.


I coloured some cheesecloth/gauze with Candy Floss and added it to the canvas. Cut some words out of an old book.  I adhered cord as a stem, coloured the cord with Chalk.


I used the same cheesecloth to add a bit of 'body' to the flower.



At last I want to say thanks to everyone at PaperArtsy for giving me the opportunity to be part of the team, thank you so much and I want to say thanks to all the readers of the PaperArtsy blog * YOU * for the support, the visits, the comments.... during these 4 months. Thank you so much!

I'm wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

~Anneke~

A huge thanks to you Anneke for all the inspiration you have shared with us. We have loved having you and enjoyed your "clean lines" style. This project is so pleasing to the eye and multi textural. Seasons greetings to you and yours.

We would love you to join in with the challenge. If you are inspired to action by any of this month's guests who have blogged in December 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You might win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 17:00 (London time) Dec 31st 2014, the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00, Dec 31st, 2014.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

GD: Anneke De Clerk Project #2 Altered Matchbox

"Hello everyone,Anneke here. Tonight I have another recycling project to share with you. I altered a matchbox  into a gift box. For this Christmas project I used the beautiful ESN05 set by Sara Naumann". 


The size of the matchbox I worked with is 3 x 5" (7,5 x 12,5 cm).


I started by covering the box with PaperArtsy Smoothy 240 gsm Card. I also trimmed a piece of paper to cover the bottom of the inner side element.


I coloured the box with Dina Wakley Media Paint (Sky, Lime & Turquoise). I used an old credit card to put on the paint.


I added white acrylic paint randomly to soften the colours.


I made some dots with a template, used the same colours.


To create the tree I coloured some paper with Dina Wakley Media Paint 'Ruby' the same way. I stamped on it with a stamp from the ESN05 stamp set and StazOn Cherry Pink. I cut a triangle out of the paper for the tree and a rectangle for the tree trunk.



On the matchbox I stamped randomly with stamps from the ESN05 stamp set and StazOn Cactus Green.


With the help of a skewer I made a paper roll and attached it to the bottom of the tree.


I added some cord and a small bell.


A gift box like this is perfect to wrap up small presents/gift certificates/money....


As you see you can easily make Holiday projects without specific Christmas stamps.


I hope this post inspired you to create your own gift box. Easy peasy! Again thanks for stopping by, I'd love to see your own interpretations, so why not link up to this months challenge.

A huge thanks from all at PA HQ Anneke we love how you have created this festive gift idea using non traditional stamps. This is a perfect way to add a touch of festive glamour to those last minute christmas gifts.

We would love you to join in with the challenge. If you are inspired to action by any of this month's guests who have blogged in December 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You might win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 17:00 (London time) Dec 31st 2014, the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00, Dec 31st, 2014.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Welcome Back GD: Anneke De Clerck Project #1 Peace Love Joy

"Good evening everyone, Anneke here. I'm happy to be back on the PaperArtsy blog this week! Tonight I will show you how to make this wooden panel. It is really easy to make and it would look fabulous on your mantelpiece, cabinet, sideboard....this Christmas. For my project I've chosen two Ellen Vargo stamp sets to work with". 


I started by applying a coat of gesso to a 5 x 9" wood block (12,5 X 22,5 cm)


I stamped with a variety of EEV05 stamps on tissue paper with Archival Ink Jet Black.



I glued the tissue paper to the wood block with gel medium.


After drying I added a thin layer of Chalk


I coloured the panel with a mixture of Yellow Submarine, Smoked Paprika and Candy Floss. I applied thin layers of paint and used a flat brush.


After drying I added another thin coat of Chalk to soften the bright colours.


I overstamped the background with stamps from the EEV05 stamp set. I inked up the stamps with Chalk and Candy Floss. I added some Yellow Submarine and Smoked Paprika to the edges with my fingers.


To create the tree I painted some paper scraps with Guacamole, Limelight and Tinned Peas. I stamped 30 circles with a stamp from the EEV09 stampset and punched them out. I assembled the tree as shown in the pictures. I used glue dots and started with the bottom row.



The tissue paper provides a beautiful textured background.


To decorate the tree I looked for matching buttons and sculpture flowers in my stash.


For the pot I used a painted paper scrap. I stamped words from the  ELB11 stamp set.



I attached a screw eye on top and added some matching cord.



I hope I have inspired you with this project. If you're done with the Christmas decorations already this tree could easily be replaced by a flower, bird. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow, so stay tuned :)

~Anneke~

A huge thanks Anneke for this gorgeous alternative festive decoration. The use of EEV09 to create the tree is inspired as is the colour comb you opted to work with. A real pick me up project for those pre festive blues.

 We would love you to join in with the challenge. If you are inspired to action by any of this month's guests who have blogged in December 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You might win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 17:00 (London time) Dec 31st 2014, the winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00, Dec 31st, 2014.

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