Saturday, November 20, 2021

StencilGirl: Mushroom Gills Cloud Canvas

Hello Friends! Wonderful mixed media artist friend, Tina Walker, called out to makers interested in contributing to her article over at StencilGirl earlier this year. Well, I ended up creating two projects. One for Tina's article, Woodland Mushroom Canvas, and this one, Mushroom Gills Cloud Canvas. As a fan girl of Debi Adams' style and design, I had to showcase this stencil because I LOVE how it turned out! LOL! 

When I researched more about mushrooms, I had no idea the different colors there are! Inspired by the unique coloring, I grabbed my Gelatos and stencil paste to go to work! What do you think?

**I receive products from Faber-Castell for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**

Making the Background

I used a piece of 2.5 x 3.5-inch mixed media paper to create my ATC. The background was colored with three Gelatos and then blended with a baby wipe. Keep layering colors until you get the desired look. Let dry.

The Focal Point

Using wide washi tape, I centered and secured the Mushroom Gills Stencil to the painted canvas. Apply the modeling paste across the stencil for full coverage. I let it sit for a moment and then gently took off the stencil.

LOVE! I could've left it the way it was - black and white are always stunning! LOL! But it's fall and I want color! Let this dry completely.

Adding Colors

Before adding colors, I placed the Mushroom Gills Stencil back on the dried paste. It would serve as a guide when I wanted precise coloring. 

Using the same wide washi tape, I secured the stencil. There are three full mushrooms in the center. I concentrated on those as my focal shapes. 

The first one, I colored with Strawberry Gelatos which I knew had a more creamy consistency so I taped around the mushroom to control the coloring. I used my fingers to spread the need for anything else.

For the other two mushrooms, I had help with coloring using water and a paintbrush. There are signs of seepage but I didn't care - it's mixed media! LOL! Color the rest of the mushroom designs.

I hope you enjoyed this Mushroom Gills Cloud Canvas. Would love it if you follow me on the blog or my ILscraps Instagram!

Thanks for stopping by!

Skill Level: Intermediate
Creative Time: 40 minutes

Materials Needed:
Stencil: StencilGirl (Mushroom Gills 6 x 6 Stencil by Debi Adams)
Colors: Faber-Castell (Gelatos: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Tanzanite, Red Cherry, Orange Soda, and Earl Grey)
Molding Paste: Golden
Other: Canvas; Black Acrylic Paint; Foam Brush; Paint Brush; Baby Wipe; Washi Tape

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Craft Fancy: Wickerwork Hello Card

Hello! What I created with this wonderful background die from Craft Fancy. I've always wanted a plaid-inspired design and this contemporary motif fits the bill! Let me show you how I made this card so you can recreate one too!

**I receive products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**

Wickerwork Card Panel

For the card panel, I cut a black, red, and white cardstock with the Wickerwork die to make the background. Slightly shift each color to peek through for interest. Secure each layer with the Dual Tip Glue Pen.

Place 3D Foam Strips on each side, and adhere to an A2 (4.25 x 5.5-inch) Kraft card base.

Hello Sentiment

Stamp the HELLO sentiment from the Sentiments #1 Stamp Set with black ink on vellum paper. Then cut into a double ribbon tail banner. Mat a piece of red cardstock, adhere with E-Z Runner Permanent Fine and cut the red cardstock in the same banner shape with a 1/8-inch border. Adhere the sentiment on to the card front.

Butterfly Embellishments

Lastly, I added butterflies on the sentiment banner by die-cutting the Butterfly Triptych dies with white cardstock. Then centered Crystal Glass Rhinestones with the Adhesive Dots Micro on the butterfly for sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed this project. If you haven't already, please follow me on the blog or my ILscraps Instagram.

I appreciate you stopping by! Thank You!

Creative Time: 40 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed:
Crafty Fancy:

Sentiments #1 Stamp Set
Butterfly Triptych
Crystal Glass Rhinestones
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine, 3D Foam Strips White, Adhesive Dots Micro and Home Hobby by 3L® Dual Tip Glue Pen
Other: Black Permanent Ink: Hero Arts; My Sweet Petunia (MISTI); Vellum; Scissors; Die-Cutting Machine

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Amazing Paper Grace: November Die of the Month with Christmas Tree Gatefold Card

Although there are many ways to create with this wonderful Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree set, I made mine as a gatefold card with the split between the two larger trees. This was so much FUN to create especially using papers like silver mirror cardstock and red glitter paper, and the perfect bling (Christmas Lights Bling) to decorate the tree! Let's get started.

Dies for my creations today were supplied by Amazing Paper Grace.

There are 21 dies included in the Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree.

My Project Today using Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree.
On a piece of 8.5 x 5.5-inch cream cardstock, score on the long side at 2 1/8-inch and 6 3/8-inch and burnish the score lines to create your A2-size (4.25 x 5.5-inch) gatefold card base.

Cut two pieces of 2 1/8 x 5.5-inches patterned paper and cover/adhere it to each side of the gatefold panels with the E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong adhesive. Set Aside.

Let's work on the embellishments. Die-cut the smallest tree in green for the outline die and nest with the insert die to cut the silver mirror cardstock. Die-cut the medium tree in silver mirror cardstock for the outline die and nest the insert die to cut the green cardstock. You should have a total of four tree shapes. Adhere the matching shapes together to form two trees.

For the base of the presents and bows, I die-cut with silver mirror cardstock. Using various scraps of patterned paper, I die-cut the different boxes and lids. Not shown here but I die-cut the ornaments in cream cardstock and red glitter paper. Assemble everything together and set aside to work on the sentiment.

I decided to place the sentiment over the pile of presents. With the busy patterns, I chose to use cream cardstock for my sentiment strip, nest the banner, and insert dies together to die-cut. Then die-cut the banner outline die in silver mirror cardstock. Add bling to accent. Use 3D Foam Strips to adhere it on top of the presents.

Assemble the card front with all the embellishments, starting with the trees. The medium tree goes on the right gatefold panel. Use the other tree and present sentiment as a guide when determining placement. Both trees overhung the middle edge (mark with a pencil, if needed as you can erase later). I used the E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong adhesive. It is perfect for paper construction projects like this.

Lastly, I added the Christmas Lights Bling, it was perfect for my tree because it needed something! LOL! It is self-adhesive and easy to cut so I can place them where I wanted.

And that's it! All done and ready to send out. I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Tree Gatefold Card tutorial.

Thanks for stopping in!

Supplies:Amazing Paper Grace November 2021 Die of the Month – Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree; Patterned Papers: Kraft 'n Creativity (Colors of Life Collection), Bling: Want2Scrap© Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra, E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots, 3D Foam Strips, and Adhesive Dots Small); Silver Mirror, Green and Cream Cardstock

The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts until November 24, 2021. Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree at the special kit club price, along with other membership perks.

View this month's Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month!

Would love to hear from you! Comment on how will you use the dies - a card, home decor, mixed media piece?!