Monday, May 29, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} ARtplorations Stencils Storage Folder - Part 1 by Monika

Hello Crafty Friends! It's Monika here today inviting you to some playtime. I acquired some old ring binders for free the other day and thought I'd get messy with one of them.
In today's tutorial I share the messy outer cover for what will eventually be the new storage for my ARTplorations stencils. The old box they are in is bursting at the seams.

To start with, I gathered some supplies.

Daisy PlayDropletsPrisms and Forest Of Leaves stencils
Where Troubles Melt mask
Trendy Spring Blooms dies

I also picked up various other bits such as Caribbean, Lavender and Pink acrylic mousse, acrylic medium, various spritzing inks, distress Oxides, gesso and pens for doodling.

The original black folder was given a couple of messy coats of gesso.

With the mask in place, I spritzed and brushed with Mallow Misting ink.

Next I added some Clover Misting ink to lay down some base colour.

I added some pink mousse through the Daisy Play stencil, some Caribbean mousse through the Forest Of Leaves stencil and some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide through the Prisms stencil.

Next I added the ARTplorations Stencils logo and die cut flowers using acrylic medium and spritzed again with both Misting Inks.

I added the Lavender mousse around my mask, removed the mask and allowed the mousse to set.

I placed the mask over the words and spritzed with Pink, Mallow Clover and Gold before removing the mask again.

Next I used my gold alcohol marker to fill in the lettering.

I added some Droplets using Wilted Violet and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxides and added a white outline to some of them, spritzed with a little more gold, added some white doodles and edged the cover using my gold alcohol marker.

I then added some sequins to finish. The cover will take a while now to dry properly before I can fully finish with a protective coat of Mod Podge and start on the inside of course.

That's it from me for now. Next month I shall share the inside including the storage pockets.
Have a lovely week!
Monika xxx

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Stencil Sunday #98

Hey there, fellow creatives! We've got a new edition of Stencil Sunday,  a weekly feature brought to you by the STAMPlorations girls in the Mixed Media design team. Every Sunday, they share their mixed media projects showcasing ARTplorations stencils and STAMPlorations stamps. Today, SusanneSanna and Asmah are sharing their mixed media projects. You'll find more information about their projects by visiting their blogs -- do check them out!


Friday, May 26, 2017

{MEMORIAL DAY CLEARANCE SALE} 250+ Stamps are 40% off + $3 flat rate worldwide shipping!

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! We're having a huge clearance sale on stamps for three reasons: (1) it's the hubby's (Mr. STAMPlorations) birthday on Sunday; (2) it's Memorial Day on Monday (the unofficial start of summer in the US); and (3) we have 30+ new products coming to the store in June and I gotta make a little room for them! 

Over 250 stamps in the store are a whopping 40% off starting today until the end of the month. So if you've had your eye on some of our previously released stamps, now's the perfect time to snap them up :o)

use coupon code MEMDAY2017
no minimum purchase
$3 flat rate worldwide shipping on all orders (shipping is free on orders $75 and up)

*Discount does not apply to 5x7 stamp club sets and stamps in the new release category. Code can be used only once per customer/shipping address. Code cannot be combined with other codes.

Have another code you want to use? To use it on other items (dies, stencils, and/or stamp club stamp sets and newly released stamps), please place a separate order. (When applicable, you'll be refunded any shipping cost paid.)

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Altered Clothes Tag by Sanna

 Hello everyone, Sanna here again today with yet another Mixed Media tutorial. Quite a while back I shared a clothes tag tutorial with you and today I´d like to share a second one. I always keep nice clothes tags and incorporate those in various projects. They are great to alter and work perfect as as starting point for a mixed media project. Here is what I created this time:

Thursday, May 25, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Faux Cut-Across Die Cutting

Hi, Cornelia here today. You may have seen those word dies where you can cut across the entire card and add different types of paper either on top or at the bottom and have the word in a contrasting color in between. I thought I can re-create that with a regular word die.

My stamp supplies:
preview-SheryRuss_TrendySpringBlooms  birthday-worddie

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

{Inspiration Project Post #135}

Hello STAMPlorations Friends! This week the Inspiration girls are showcasing stamps designed by STAMPlorations owner Shery under her label Shery Russ Designs.

To get your creative juices flowing, the girls made a variety of projects using stamps, stencils and dies designed by Shery.

All of Shery's stamp sets will be on sale for the week - no coupon needed; the discount is automatically applied. And if you happen to have a coupon code, such as a personal discount code for being a stamp club subscriber, you can use the code to get an even better deal.

All of Shery's stamp sets will be reduced by 10% except for A Cup Of Roses and Many Blessings Stamps & Coordinating Die Set both of which will be 20% off until May 29.

We'll still randomly draw a winner from all the comments left on our Inspiration Posts, so have a look and leave a comment for your entry to win a $10 gift certificate to the store.