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New Tutorial with The Crafter’s Workshop: Monoprinted and Textured Backgrounds

Today is the beginning of my journey as part of the The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils Design Team and I couldn’t be happier. To celebrate I’m sharing a detailed step by step tutorial on these Tropical themed monoprinted and textured cards on TCW’s blog
Out of all the stencil techniques I’ve tried out, adding texture to stenciled patterns has to be one of my favorite things to do. You’ll find glitter, embossing powder, mica as texture finishes, and it was lots of fun to experiment with all those different mediums. I’m also using one of my favorite stencils: TCW643 Infinite Lace by Rebekah Meier. I used craft paints this time and as you can see I’ve been into bold, Summer colors lately so I had to go for a strong color combo this time also. I used the new Magnolia Dreams flower stamp to finish my cards, some SVG leaf cuts and a word bead colored with alcohol markers.

TUTORIAL

Click here to view the complete step by step tutorial on TCW Stencils blog. This technique makes your backgrounds look so elaborate, especially with this beautiful medallion stencil, but you’ll find that it is not hard to make at all. You will need to get your hands dirty with paints -which is one of the most freeing aspects of mixed media- but other than that, I know you will love making this project.


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Leave me a comment letting me know what you think! It’s my first time posting for TCW so it would be great to hear from you! Thanks so much for stopping by. See you on TCW’s blog!

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Shabby Chic Canvas

Hello and welcome to a new post for Sin City Stamps! This month Sin City Stamps has partnered with Gelli Arts! What a great combination of products! I’ve had a great time creating personalized backgrounds with Gelli Arts’ Gel Plate, and adding details with SCS stamps. It’s almost therapeutic the way the projects come together, and how we have no precise control of the resulting background using the Gel Plate (a truly spontaneous artistic process).

Today I want to show you a 6″x 6″ pink, gold, and silver canvas I made.

Main Supplies
Sin City Stamps:
Butterfly Mask
Chicken Wire with Butterflies Mask
Love of Butterflies Plate of Rubber
Gelli Arts 5″x 7″ Gel Plate
Cotton Wood Arts 6″x 6″ canvas (to be released)
Other
Crackle Embossing Paste
Palette knife
Brush
Baby wipes
Paints: Poster paint in pink and metallic acrylic paints in gold and silver
Embellishments: 2″ lace, 3/8″ gross grain ribbon, gold vintage buttons, Fused string pearl beads, pearls, crystals
Adhesives: Uhu all purpose adhesive, Bazic two sided tape

The background was created with Gelli Arts Gel Plate. I also stenciled with crackle paint, which adds to the shabby chic design. I layered many butterflies that I stamped, heat embossed and fuzzy cut to create a 3D effect.

Tutorial
Come check a step by step tutorial I prepared for you! Click here and start the guide to learn how I made this canvas.

I hope you like my project and tutorial! For more about the products used, click on the links added to the supply list. If you have any questions feel free to leave me a comment.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I’d like to submit my project to:
October Challenge – Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle

(used Gold Detail embossing powder)
Challenge #48 – Add a Little Dazzle

Halloween or Not – Rhedd’s Creative Spirit 
October Challenge – The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge
Layer It – Craft Hoarders Anonymous
Think Pink Blog Hop – Die-Versions Blog 
Newsprint / Wording / Sentiment / Quotation – The Sailing Pineapple (see butterflies)

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One Layer Printing & Stamping with Gelli Plates

Today I’m excited to share a project I made for Sin City Stamps in partnership with Gelli Arts, the makers of Gel Printing Plates. I created a stamped image with an amazing background, all in one layer!

Many possibly know already what a Gelli Plate is, but in case you are not familiar with it I’ll give you a brief intro. A Gel Printing Plate looks and feels like gelatin, but is durable, reusable and stores at room temperature. It’s easy to clean and always ready for printing. Monoprinting on a Gelli plate is simple and fun. You can use it with acrylic or poster paints, and you may combine it with stencils, and masks. You can also create textures and patterns using a wide range of simple materials or tools. Once you press down your cardstock to the plate, you’ll get a great background, which will result different every single time. Warning: It may be addictive!

Supplies
Alice 2 Art Rubber Stamps – Sin City Stamps
5in x 7in Gelli™ Printing Plate – Gelli Arts
Memento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black
Miscelaneous
Paints: acrylic paint in metallic silver, poster paints in blue and yellow
Cardstocks: white linen cardstock, blue and green leather textured cardstock
Embellishments: 1/4″ red satin ribbon, Vynil silver gem
Mounting foam tape

Tutorial
I have a step by step photo tutorial for you at Sin City Stamps’ blog. To view it, please click here and start the guide at the end of my post.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my fun Alice in Wonderland card and it’s tutorial! I truly recommend you try out the Gelli Plates, they are very versatile and easy to use.

If you would like to check out this cute art rubber stamp I used, click on the link added to the supply list or click here to be directed to Sin City Stamps store!

Thanks so much for stopping by.


This card is participating in:
Color Inspiration – Incy Wincy Designs

Make your Own Background Paper – Just Inspirational Monthly Challenge