Category Archives: fresco finish paints, Paperartsy

Coins for the UK stampers forum swap

I have another set of coins made from scraps. This time for my UK Stampers Forum swap.

I used gelli prints left from the Russian art dolls project. I covered the background entirely with one print and then stamped the letter and number stamp (from Craft stamper magazine) onto the whole base to make them all similar.

I then added the canvas heart sticker and took some other scraps and embossed the flower stamp (another Craft Stamper stamp) and fussy cut them out.

I added the paint dried up bit off the top of the bottles and a gem to the centre of the flowers.

I then used a Darcy stamp for the sentiment embossed on black card.

Love how they came out.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Russian art dolls swap

Yesterday I shared the “scraps” from this project… Today I share the actual project.

My friend Chris who runs the Mini Marvels group suggested something a bit different for a swap… we were to make Russian art dolls which was inspired by some thing she saw on Instagram.

I knew I wanted to join in immediately! I started by creating a batch of gelli prints at random … no rhyme nor reason to the colours or patterns I used. Just played!

Some of the papers I chose were plain paper, some were book print or patterned.

I then created a template for the base and cut them from mountboard.

My mountboard cutting skills are not good so each one ended up as an individual but hey ho! They were roughly the same size and shape so they would do! I decided to paint them with black gesso front and black.

Next I decided to add stamping and mark making to the gelli prints before I cut into them. A relaxing 30 mins went by in no time just doodling and adding random additional patterns with posca pens in pink, blue, white and black.

Next I decided to make one doll as a trial… and I needed to decide on a face. I tried a few different ones but settled on this one from my Badass artchick stamps. Love the funky look!

So first one made it was time to cover the other dolls in prints and start layering up.

I also added more stamping and doodling. The stamp set the face was taken from also included a stamp with the words

Empowered women

Empower women

I decided this would be added to each of the dolls as well as used on the back of each doll in some way. Wondering if you can spot it on all the dolls?

I then gave each doll a coat of glossy mod podge to seal and protect the papers and the doodles and added the pearl gem to the hair flower to finish off!

Once they were dry I added black gesso to the edge and covered any messes I created on the back with more gesso before I added stamping and details to the backs of the dolls.

Done!

The dolls have now been split into three pairs. One pair for me to keep, and two pairs have gone to their new homes.

Loved this challenge. Well done Chris on suggesting it and of course credit to @catherinescraftcorner on Instagram for the inspiration.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Use up scraps AT Coins swap

Today I’ve got the coins I made for the Facebook swap group I run. Each month we do a swap with a theme. This month the theme I chose was “use your scraps”.

I chose this as I had lots of mini scraps on my desk of gelli prints and wanted to use them.

So I collaged the scraps onto coin bases and then mod podged them to give them a glossy finish.

I then embossed the Tim Holtz butterflies onto other scraps and fussy cut them out.

I then added gems and the sentiment which I embossed onto black card. I edged the coins with black gesso and called them done!

Love them!

And the project that I made to create the scraps … well I will be sharing that in another blog! Consider this a sneak peek!

Here are the daylight pics to show the colours better!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Tag for UK Stampers Forum swap

Today I’ve got a tag I made for the UK stampers forum swap. I actually created this using the basket goodies I have been sharing the cards I made.

I started by using the gelli plate mop up as a background start. I then started adding some stamping using some old stamps and the Badass artchick number background stamp.

I added some torn bookprint down one side. Then I added more ink using a blending tool.

Next I worked on the focal point. A stamped fabric piece, a frame I painted and stamped. Then I added the butterfly embellishment to which I had added paint and embossing powder to.

Quite a grungy tag and a bit different from my usual style.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mini marvels… Crafting from a basket part 6

Final two cards made from the basket challenge… yes I managed 12 in total!

This one took a bit of time to make as I used glossy texture paste over the inking and that takes a while to dry. I started with a mop up piece of card from spritzing the gelli plate. Then I added the stencil and added more ink before then adding the paste over the top.

I then decided to use the small Jofy flower stamp onto bookprint and used brusho to add colour.

I added gems to the centre of the flowers. Love how the stencilling is all glossy and raised.

This one is a simple case of paint added to the background, onto which I had added a strip of bookprint, and then some stencilling. I then added the stamping to the front and used the white embossing powder.

I added some pink and white posca pen doodling too!

So that’s the 12 cards I made…

… not bad considering they were all made in the course of one afternoon!

Loved this challenge… and ended up with a smaller pile of stuff on the desk at the end. (See below). It was much easier to tidy up as I hadn’t been getting lots out and so could easily put it back so will definitely have another go at this again in future.

With a reduced amount of supplies or colours you have to just get on with the creating. It really helps!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mini marvels… Crafting from a basket part 5

Two more cards to share tonight…

This was a piece of book print on which I added lots of distress oxides keeping to the lime and the blue. I really love twisted citron.

I used stamping and added water to blend the colours.

I then added the stamped floral image from Alpaca Pals. I used a Pitt pen in grey to add shading to the image which gave it some more emphasis. I then added the sentiment to the card blank and some gems for added bling.

This is also using the twisted citron distress oxide for the background. I added stencilling and stamping.

I then added the stamped fabric panel, a painted canvas tag and the embossed butterfly embellishment.

Love these two twisted oxide dominated cards.

And here are the daylight photos to show the colours properly…

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Mini marvels… Crafting from a basket part 4

Ooops… I forgot to finish off sharing the cards I made when following the basket challenge back in February… so I have a couple more to share today.

This one I started with the purple brushos which I applied to a wet piece of card. I then added two layers of music print, one of which I added paint to, and both I edged with black.

Next I added a fabric stamped element from the stash of embellishments I had placed in the basket. I also decided to alter the canvas sticker heart with embossing using the baked texture embossing powder. After adding a couple of layers, I then stamped the text stamp and added white embossing powder. This created an interesting effect when heated as it absorbed into the Deep Sea one.

I also added the white embossed sentiment.

Love how it came out.

This next one is completely different but also uses one of the canvas sticker hearts.

The background I stamped the Gummiapan text stamp in paint but made sure I only stamped part of the image. I then edged the panel with the same paint.

Next I used a piece of book print which I had used to remove some ink from a gelli plate when creating a previously shared card. I added this to a tag and then edged it with a posca pen.

The heart I coloured with the blue paint and then added the posca outline. Once again I added the white embossed sentiment and then some gems to finish off.

Love these Hearts… so versatile.

Photos didn’t show off the colours properly… so here are daylight photos…

Happy crafting!

Catherine