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Please note that the journal featured in this post was gifted to me by Resketch. I’m also a columnist for the StencilGirl® Talk Blog, so though I did not receive any compensation for participating in this collaboration, the majority of the stencils I used to fill the pages were previously given to me or purchased with a discount!
And if that’s not enough, a little birdie told me that WOW! is going to give away a couple of goodies ALL the WOW! products I used in my video (!!!) to a lucky commenter, so definitely make sure to leave a comment whilst you’re over there!
Hi there! Welcome to the Nathalie Kalbach and Friends Summer Hop!
If you would like to start at the beginning of this hop, then please check out the Stampendous Blog. They’ve started hopping on Monday, so there is loads to discover there!
I’m sharing this iconesque Fashion Dame today:
Here’s how I created her:
1 | Cut a sheet of grey board into four 4″ x 6″ pieces.
2 | Set two cards aside. Cut a rectangle window in one of the remaining cards and a Gothic arch in the other.
3 | Use Archival Ink to stamp the Fashion Dame and her attire on one of the plain cards. Cut the Fashion Dame pieces out.
4 | Give the Fashion Dame pieces a coat of gesso and the other cards a coat of gold acrylic paint. Leave to dry.
5 | Use the Art Deco Wallpaper Stencil to stencil the background card in turquoise and dark blue. Use embossing ink to stamp a halo with the smallest of the Kaffee Klatch Cling Stamps, sprinkle on some Vintage Jade embossing glitter and heat set the powder with a heat tool.
6 | Take the Gothic window card. Use an old plastic (credit) card to apply gold paint to the card through the stencil that comes with the Elephant Foam and Cling Stamp Set. This will create a nice raised texture. Leave to dry completely.
7 | Take the rectangle window card. Use embossing ink to stamp with one of the stamps of the Fiesta Cling Stamp Set. Sprinkle with Blueberry Cheesecake embossing powder and heat set the powder with a heat tool. Use your finger to apply a bit of pink, blue and gold paint on top of the embossed frame.
8 | Adhere the Gothic frame to the background card and the rectangle frame to the front of the Gothic frame.
9 | Apply colour to the hands and face of the Fashion Dame with Neocolor II’s and a watercolour brush. Use acrylic paint to paint the lips and clothing.
Use one of the Fiesta Cling Stamps to stamp on top of the cardboard pants with embossing ink, sprinkle with Blueberry Cheesecake embossing powder and heat set to create the patterned pants. Stamp over it once more with the pants stamp and Archival Ink.
Stamp and emboss the jacket with embossing ink and Mint Macaroon embossing powder. Add black dots with a Posca marker.
10 | Adhere the Dame to the icon frame and add small turquoise dots with a Pearl Pen.
11 | Leave the card as is, or paint an old frame pink, apply gold stencilling with the Art Deco Wallpaper Stencil and adhere the Fashion Dame icon to the front of the frame.
For more inspiration, featuring Nathalie’s fabulous stamp sets check out all the wonderful projects in this Summer Hop!
Here are the links to the other designers participating in the hop today:
Stampendous is kindly giving away three prize packages of Nat’s foam stamp sets. So don’t forget to comment for a chance to win and be sure to check out the Stampendous Blog to find out more! The give-away is closed! Winners are announced here!
Ooooh… and before you leave! My post for the n*Studio Creative Squad is coming up on Tuesday, so be sure to check out Nathalie’s blog next week to see the spin off project I created with these leftover pieces:
Hi there! Welcome to the Nathalie Kalbach and Friends Blog Hop!
The n*Studio Creative Squad is joining the Stampendous Design Team today for a blog hop focusing on Nathalie’s awesome foam stamp sets!
If you would like to start at the beginning of this hop, then please check out n*Studio. Or go over to the Stampendous Blog: They have been hopping there all week, so there is loads to discover there!
I’m sharing this art journal page, featuring Nat’s Elephant Foam Stamp, Cling Rubber and Stencil Set:
The idea came to me when I was flicking through an old Flow magazine and found the image of two acrobats, doing a stunt on a couple of horses. They were just made for Nat’s Elephant!
Here’s how I created my art journal page:
Print | Monoprint a background with a Gelli Plate. I started by pulling a print of just plain red paint. Then I covered the Gelli Plate with rows of ultramarine, light blue and white paint, put the Lily Wallpaper stencil on top and pulled a print on top of the red layer.
Stamp | Cover the solid Elephant foam stamp with white paint and stamp the Elephant onto the page. Once that’s dry, stamp over it with the Elephant cling stamp using black ink.
Collage | Stamp another Elephant (cling) image onto a sheet of copy paper using neon pink ink. Cut out the elephant’s cloth and collage it over the stamped image on the page. Cut out the acrobats and collage them on top of the elephant. The guy was missing part of his legs, so I sketched them back in.
Stamp some more | Use the Fiesta Cling Rubber Stamp Set and the stencil that comes with the Elephant Foam Stamp Set with white paint to create curtains for the ‘circus tent’.
Glaze | Darken the area under the curtain with a glaze. This is a thin layer of translucent paint that I created by mixing black paint with a glazing medium.
Doodle | Add details with paint markers, pencils and gel pens.
Finish | Add more stamping, more stencilling and splatter paint until you feel the page is done!
For more foam stamp inspiration, check out all the wonderful projects in this Blog Hop!
Here are the links to the other designers participating in the hop today:
Stampendous is also kindly giving away three prize packages of Nat’s foam stamp collection. That’s three x three foam stamp sets with a foam stamp, a cling stamp and a stencil each!!! So don’t forget to comment for a chance to win and be sure to check out the Stampendous Blog to find out more! The give-away is closed! Winners are announced here!
Canson Mixed Media Imagine (8.3 x 11.7 inches, 120 lb.)
Gelli Arts Gelli Plate
Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Hero Arts Neon (Neon Pink)
Liquitex Soft Body and Heavy Body Paint
Liquitex Matte Medium
Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
Stabilo Write 4 All (Black)
StazOn (Black Cherry)
Charcoal pencil (Black and white)
Hello! It’s the 10th today… and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for Inspired by!
Inspired by is a blog series by my friend Riikka and I. We decide on a theme (and that theme can be anything from a film, a book, a painting, to an item, colour scheme or material) and then we create something with that theme or thing in mind.
We keep what we’re making a secret until reveal day on the 10th, when we show you and each other our creations.
This was again one of those ‘one + one = two’ themes. We were discussing this month’s theme (IRL!!!) whilst at CreativeWorld in Frankfurt, right after we had visited our friend Tania at the WOW! booth. We both have WOW! products in our stash, I know I was excited about some of the new products they had on display and I think we were both inspired to use embossing powders, so… WOW! it was!
Disclaimer: I’m not affiliated with WOW! I do own quite a few of their products and so does Riikka. I’ve purchased most of my WOW! Embossing Powders and Fab Foil myself, but it’s only fair to say that I was also sent some in order to do a blog post for Scrap365 back in 2014 and that I’ve won some of the products at an event once.
I didn’t have a plan and I didn’t want one either. I had been painting and sketching in my art journal only days before, doing some of the LoveArtHappyLife E-course lessons. Most of my supplies were still on the table and it felt natural to continue where I had left off.
So I took one of my art journals and messed around with a stencil, VersaMark ink, embossing powder and embossing glitter. My watercolours were still out on the table too, so I decided to add some colour with those… But that had to dry and I went on to another spread in another art journal. And that… became this:
It was good to just play. Combining colours, adding a little this, wiping some of that, adding a little more… I feel I overworked it in the end in an attempt to fix something I had messed up. But that’s OK. It’s just an art journal spread in an old book. No harm done!
It also felt good to be able to use a product that I felt I hadn’t used in a while!
Now… before you head over to Riikka’s blog to see what she has created… Would you like to try WOW! yourself?! WOW! Embossing Powders UK has kindly offered us a case of 6 jars of embossing powder to give to one of our readers!!! So we’re having a little giveaway!
You can take part by commenting on this post and double your chances by commenting on Riikka’s post as well. Comments will close at noon of March 20th 2016. Good luck!!!Comments are closed!
WOW! products used:
Embossing Glitter Persian Indigo
Embossing Glitter Vintage Jade
Embossing Powder Brass Regular
Embossing Powder Ebony Superfine
Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White Regular
Fab Foil Dark Blue
Circle And Dots by Birgit Koopsen (Carabelle Studio)
Embossing ink and embossing ink marker (Tsukineko VersaMark)
Watercolours (Winsor & Newton)
Watercolour pencils (Derwent Inktense)