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I had found at The Ton a download for this two part wave stencil svg. Once cut out I used blue color burst on top of the stencil that was on top of white card stock and spritzed with water. Used an other piece of white cs to press and mop up the excess color and moisture (great fodder for a future project). Once dry I dry embossed with a wave ef. Added sponging in navy ink around edges. Found a coloring book with this mermaid. She was in a scene which I edited out and am providing to you here. Used shimmer water colors after printing on white Text Vellum. Fussy cut then attached around the Silhouette cut seaweed and sentiment. Birthday sentiment was hand stamped in black ink on tissue paper then glued down. Mounted all on white cs base then added glossy accents to lower portion of mermaid.

Free to print and color

Now that she is done, not sure about the all her colors but I guess for an imaginary being she is ok. To get the Wishing You to curve, I used kitchen PRESS’NSEAL to pick up and hold the curve. Added glue while still on the wrap then placed the wrap and sentiment in place, gently peeling away the wrap.

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Sweet Stampin: Not Normal Most people would have this wrap in the kitchen but mine actually lives in the craft-room. I refuse to buy plastic and try very hard to limit what plastics enter our home so now you know how special this wrap is to me. I re-use small pieces till they don’t stick any more. I figure this box will last the rest of my life.

Fun with Stencil, Tissue Paper and Glossy Gel Medium

I had seen a designer do similar with rice paper and color powders. My love affair with tissue paper could not be ignored so I place the white tissue piece on the Make Art Stay-tion. Place harlequin stencil on that and held tight with magnates. Smeared Glossy Gel Medium then removed stencil but left paper to dry. Sprayed with blue and gold shimmer spray while still on the Stay-tion which created this luscious green. Trimmed down then glued to white layering cs. Rubbed edges with gold stencil butter. Once mounted on white cs base added gold braid, printed sentiment with shimmer sprays on it and the Silhouette cut greenery for pop.

Thoughts after done: Love how this turned out. Very easy, messy yet contained (because all products are water based) and repeatable. The Stay-tion and stencil cleaned up with soapy water. When lifting the stencil, the paper wants to sick to stencil and tear so work quickly. Once I had the piece glued to the base I went back with scraps and cover the white bits where holes did tear through.

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As You Like It: Stencil Love all stencils, so favorite is what comes out of the box because it moved me that day

Alphabet: A is for Anniversary

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: ATG

Fantasy Dragon

This is what happens when it is windy and raining and I play with my Stencil Butter. I added the yellow to my gel plate, brayer it around and once dry placed my dragon stencil on top. I then brayer on black acrylic paint. Problems developed when the stencil sprayed with sticky was lifted, it took off some of the yellow. Went with it any way and added the white brayer layer then picked up the colors with white layering weight cs. Sentiment was found on the internet, printed on tissue and attached with white glue. I then added a thin layer of clear gesso to give it an even sheen and seal all the layers. Framed with printed check boarder then all was mounted on white cs base.

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Rainbow Card Challenge: Delightful Daffodil

Mix it up: ATG + No Stamping

Stamping Sensations: Fantasy Pretty big stretch on the stamping part. My dragon was printed from the internet to create the die cut stencil. Plus both the frame and sentiment are basically digis (created on Silhouette then printed).

Messy Foiling

I have recently taken up the habit of linking to my neighbors in the galleries I have posted in to say hi and spread some sunshine on their projects. One new friend, I met this way, commented that she had been using a sponge with Mod Podge on it to stamp with then heat foil. It really does work, not perfect but fun to play and does add foiling. Here my foiling left small dots all over the bg. Not sure why but I decided to embrace the messiness of it all. Once I had water colored the images I used a damp rag to smear the colors around. Added my sentiment strip and some sequins for bling then mounted on white cs base.

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Color Hues: Pink & Green

The Crafter’s Cafe: ATG

Path of Positivity: Smile

Flamingos are birds

Used my new flamingo stencil and Sterling Silver Stencil Butter on Text Vellum after the smooched color burst in pinks and blue had dried. Added stamped birds in upper corner, black splatter on lower portion, drew in a horizon with black pencil then rubbed edges with hot pink ink pad. Added sentiment strips printed on sticker paper that was mounted on black cs layer. All is on white cs base of mini slimline 3×7.

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Challenge up your life: Moodboard

Country View: Birds & Bees