Friday, 26 June 2015

Altered Art Journal Cover

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

I love to play in my art journal and every now and then I start new journal with different sizes. 
Today, I've altered the journal cover which had black cover, I turned it into Shabby chic.
Let's have a look...

I've used Artistic Stamper Blossoms Large stamp.

I first adhered Ranger Sticky back canvas to my art journal cover. Next I applied Spun sugar and Victorian Velvet distress paints on the surface. I dried it completely with Heat Tool. For text in the background I used  Artistic stamper Calligraphy Mat 13 and Tea Rose Archival Ink.

I created layers with Doily, Tag, lace, gauze and design paper.

At the right bottom corner I added ribbon bow and flowers.

I stamped this beautiful Blossoms large on watercolor paper with Coffee Archival ink and colored with Distress Paints and inks.

Hope you liked my today's Pink project!! Do let me know... :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Products used from Artistic stamper:
Debbi Cotton-  blossoms Large stamp
Calligraphy Mat 13
Ranger Sticky Back Canvas
 Distress Paints- Spun sugar, Victorian Velvet
Archival Inks- Jet black, Coffee

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Not Just An Ordinary Jam Jar by Debs

Hi All

Hope you are all enjoying the sun.  I thought I would show you a stamped and decorated Jam Jar for this post

I started by pouring some Fresco Finish paint into the jam jar, i used two colours (vanilla and tangerine) and swilled it around until the inside was completely covered. With the paint that was left over after tipping out the excess.  I painted the lid and two journal pages - think I may have put a tad too much in!!

Once the jar was dry inside, I inked up The Artistic Stamper swirls stamp with Teal Stazon.  I then  rolled the jar across the stamp,  rather than stamping onto the jar, this way it eliminated any slippage.  Whilst Stazon does dry quickly I did leave it to dry properly, so that it wouldn't smudge.  When it was dry I then took The Artistic Stamper daisy stencil and wrapped it around the jar, holding it as tightly as I could, I pushed grunge paste through and left it to dry.  Whilst waiting for it to dry I stamped butterflies from the butterfly set that was recently released onto shrink plastic with teal Stazon. I stamped four different ones for the middle and then three all of the same for the lid, coloured them in, cut them out and then heated the shrink plastic with heat gun to shrink.

To get the butterflies to stick together on the lid once they were coloured and shrunk I re-heated the edges and once warmed up added glossy accents and held until they fused together.  Whilst waiting for the butterflies to fuse I painted the grunge paste daisies orange around the jar and on the lid. 
Close up of lid
Thanks for joining in the fun and don't forget there is still a few days left to show us your creations.  We really would love to see them.

Thanks for looking

Products used

Monday, 22 June 2015

A Swirl Of Colour

Hi everyone I feel like summer is here as I have just returned from Corfu.
I must say I fell in love with it and would Love to live 
there  (a dream me thinks!!!).
Back to the real world I have for you today a
butterfly and texture plaque.

I started by colouring a tag with Adirondack colour
wash which I then sprayed with water.

I put clear texture paste through the Swirl mask.

Once dry I cut out a strip and placed it across the middle
I sealed the whole thing with Matt sealer. 

Next I used antiquing cream to highlight the swirls or you could use
acrylic paint and just before its dry knock 
it back with a baby wipe.

A close up 

I stamped the butterfly x2 off the insect plate onto some extra card
 that had been coloured the same way as the main plaque.

I used versa fine black ink and clear embossed the butterfly
this got antiquated as well

Round the edges I used crackle paste and allowed to dry.

I used a torn page to go across the middle strip which 
i coloured with spiced marmalade distress ink.

The crackle paste was painted with acrylic paint to match it in.
I triple embossed create stamp and cut out
 the letters to form the art.

To finish off I highlighted it all with gilding wax.
Thank you for popping by & don't forget to
let me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x

Products used
  1. Adirondack Colour Wash in the following colours Butterscotch, Stream & Sunset Orange.
  2. Artistic Stamper stamps butterfly off the insects plate and creative stamp.
  3. Artistic stamper swirl mask.
  4. Texture paste, crackle paste, clear embossing powder, versa fine black onyx ink pad.
  5. Gilding wax. 

Friday, 19 June 2015

Hello Mr Postman !

And hello you Happy Crafters !
Since Summer is still on its way, I have made my second project for June to help you participate in the June challenge if you miss inspiration... and at the same time make your postman's day !

Always have 2 or 3 blank envelopes on your craft table to wipe your leftover paint or ink on stencils or stamps.

After using the Marbled 2 Background stamp with Broken China Distress ink, spray it up with water and wipe it on your envelope :

This will create a blurred wavy background. Let it dry.

Then you can stamp the Cogs Background here and there on the edges to leave room for the name and address, with Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire  

And stamp the wheel from the Seaside No. 1 # 018 plate with Cobalt Archival

Also you may stamp the tag from the Labels A6 plate just to help write name and address.

The Special Delivery stamp comes from the Carte Postale size A5 © Katy Fox plate
the seashell stamps come from the  Seaside No. 1 # 018 plate

Thanks so much for stopping by,
your comments are very much appreciated.
I hope you will participate in our June challenge
 to win some fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps.


Saturday, 13 June 2015


Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

Artistic Stamper has this awesome Vintage Car stamp designed by Debbie cotton. I created masculine mixed media today.

I started off the texture background with steam punk diecuts and texture paste. 

I've used Distress paints in various colors. For texture stamping in the background Artistic Stamper Cogs border stamp was perfect.

I've added some metal charms.

Vintage Car is stamped with Black Archival ink and colored with Distress inks- Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock feathers, Iced spruce 

I tried something new here.....
you will  also find something adventurous to create with at Artistic stamper store today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

A Quick Card by Debs

Hi All, Debs here with a quick card for you.

This was all done with the new Dylusions paint, which is like using melted chocolate, it really is that yummy!  The hearts were embossed after the paint had dried to give it a bit of a sheen,  I was hoping to have done it with Glossy Accents but was running out of time.

Products used:
Stitchels Dashy Dot A6
Jouraling mini words #1
6x6 Word Mask
Dylusions paints - Vibrant Turquoise, Fresh Lime and Squeezed Orange
Archival Black ink
Wow embossing powder - clear gloss
Distress embossing dabber
Full Instructions on how i made this can be found on my blog

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Summer time !

Hello happy crafters !
Summer is on its way, and it feels good ! and it is the theme of this month challenge !
For those who are looking for inspiration to play with us, I have made this card

using the following Artistic Stamper's stuff :

First I have colored the background with acrylic paint and distress ink through
the Flowers & Leaves long mask
When I felt it was colored enough, I have stamped
flowers from Encyclopaedia Botanica and Botanical 2 
and then the sentiment from Journaling Words 3
And at the end I have bordered butterflies, words and some flowers with white gel pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
your comments are very much appreciated.
I hope you will participate in our June challenge
 to win some fabulous Artistic Stamper stamps.