Saturday 27 April 2013

To Write A Secret Into A Memory By Sara Naumann ....

In the last of our 'spesh sleb' appearances this week, its the lovely Sara Naumann.

You may have seen Sara's work in various UK magazines, she features regularly in Craft Stamper, and Crafts Beautiful. She has a very versatile style, and today we are going to see just one of the many possible ways you could use stamps from her Eclectica³ series of eight A5 stamps plates. Check out Sara's blog here, she is one international girl who travels quite a lot, and yet still juggles family life too. She is teaching classes online too these days, so there is no excuse not to hook up with her somehow!

Let's hear from Sara herself: 

I like stashing my journaling in small pockets and envelopes—and this coin envie is the perfect place to store notes, ephemera and other treasures, ideal for “hidden” journaling. You can easily add it to an art journal, gluing it to your page so the charm dangles out from the bottom of the book.

(A coin envelope is also a fun way to give small presents, like gift cards or money—or to tuck in a favorite recipe or message for a friend.)

I love this stamp set for the collection of small words, which can be used as fragments and backgrounds, or stamped, cut apart and re-arranged to create found poetry.

Eclectica Stamps: ESN06
Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye Honey 6”x6” paper pack
Coin envelope (9cm x 16.5cm)
Card: Red, cream
White acrylic paint
Ink: Adirondack Espresso, Black StazOn
Diamond Glaze
Watch face pendant bezel
Brown ribbon, twine
Clear glitter
1 3/8” circle punch

1) Cover the coin envelope with flower paper. Add a narrow strip of grey/white flower paper at the bottom. Cover the envelope flap with grey/white flower paper and add a button.

2) Paint a white square on the patterned paper. When dry, stamp your words in brown. 

3) Stamp “today” from ESN06 with brown ink onto cream card, tear the bottom edge and mount on red. Glue across the envelope.

4) For the watch face pendant: Stamp “today” in brown on cream card. Punch into a circle and glue inside the pendant. Fill the pendant bezel halfway with Diamond Glaze, then sprinkle in glitter. Fill the pendant bezel the rest of the way with Diamond Glaze. 

5) When dry, sand the Diamond Glaze lightly and apply white acrylic paint. Let dry, then stamp “be visible” with StazOn

6) Tie the bezel through the hole in the coin envelope to attach as an embellishment.

Want to see more of how Sara's creative mind works then watch this space .... From the 15th of May, Sara will be launching her own weeky show on YouTube called Studio SN.  

A little snippet of what's to come ....
"I have yet to decide which segment I’ll air first, but so far topics include alcohol ink resist, packing tape transfers, oil pastel crayons, stamping with Distress Paint, punchinella, washi tape, Gelatos, Shimmer Sheetz and a 3-part series on stenciling. Each segment is 5-10 minutes long, so it’s a quick way to get a weekly dose of inspiration".

You can follow Sara HERE 

There's still time to join in with our GD challenges, be inspired by any of our GD this week, click HERE to upload/share your creativity.


Helen said...

Oh, a Saturday treat from Paperartsy... loving the sound of the Sara channel, lol!!

Miriam said...

I like this - alot!! Love those stamps!

Unknown said...

Now I know what to use the 3 packets of those envelopes I got "just in case" lol this is a fab projects

Anonymous said...

That is a lovely project, the pendant is terrific.

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous and an amazing idea. Happy Crafting :-) Kezzy xxx

Julie Lee said...

I love this idea and I shall be saving up for those stamps! Julie Ann x.

Words and Pictures said...

Very cool... love the whiteout over the patterned paper for the stamping!
Alison x