Sunday, July 16, 2017

Majestic Mountain Frame ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Hello! I hope you're enjoying the rest of the weekend. I'm back to share my mixed media frame featuring the Majestic Mountain, All Things of Nature, and Hope Perches Unmounted Rubber Stamps from Red Rubber Designs.

     Since the pizza box that I made the frame from already had a tab on it, I centered it on top with a grommet though it, tearing the top layer to reveal the corrugated cardboard. Then I covered it with Prima Heavy White Gesso to mimic the waterfalls in the stamp. Once dry, I colored it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals. which completely soaked and warped the frame. But as it started to dry it went back into place with the help of some heavy books placed on top. The water did remove the backing though, making it flimsy, so I mounted it onto heavy black matte board. 

     The Majestic Mountain stamp was the perfect image for me to try reflective stamping for the first time. After stamping the image onto white cardstock, I stamped it again onto acetate, and flipped the design underneath, rubbing it onto the paper. It took a few tries, but is something I'll definitely be doing again. Then I colored it with the same Magicals that I used on the frame and to color the flowers. 

     Although the Magicals themselves have lots of shimmer, I also added Clear Wink of Stella to the birds and water. The birds were stamped with the All Things of Nature stamp, popped up, and finished with a dot of black puffy paint on their eyes.

     Finally, the sentiment was done with the Hope Perches Unmounted Stamp, stamped with two different purple inks. 

     Thanks for looking, and go to Red Rubber Designs to shop these featured stamps and more!



Mixed Media Place (I was inspired by the colors, trees, and bird)

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge (I altered my aqua Kaisercraft flowers by coloring them with Magicals, scrunching them up for texture, and layering them.) 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Majestic Mountain Mixed Media Frame (Sneak Peek) ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     Happy Thursday! I'm up on today's Red Rubber Designs Blog with a mixed media frame that I made from a pizza box, featuring the Majestic Mountain Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!

      I also used the All Things of Nature Stamp for the birds, and the Hope Perches Stamp for the sentiment.

      To view the whole project and learn how it was made, please visit the Red Rubber Designs Blog. Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Stamperia Around the World ATC Set ~ FotoBella DT

     I've always admired ATC's (Artists' Trading Cards) but had never made my own, until now! With just one sheet of paper from Stamperia's Around the World 12 X 12 Paper Pad from, I was able to create this set mounted onto cardboard.

     The cardboard measures 3 1/2" X 5", and I started by tearing the top layer off about 1/2" around the edges. Then I mixed some paint with Prima Marketing's Heavy White Gesso, and applied it to the cardboard edges with my Bo Bunny Palette Knife. I worked quickly so I could immediately sprinkle it with small beads before the gesso dried.

     Once the gesso did dry, I arranged and adhered my fussy-cut pieces, inked along the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and my Blending Tool

     Of course I had to add some vintage buttons, along with the shells that I added to this one! 

     Finally, I finished them up with some sparkly fiber. Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July! ~ FotoBella DT

     Happy 4th of July! I had a blast making this page in my art journal for the FotoBella Design Team, using Dyan Reaveley's Dylusion's Paints from!

     I started by masking the stripes with some Artist Tape, and applied Postbox Red with my Mini Blending Tool. Then I went over them again with the same color using the Tim Holtz Stripes Stencil
The next step was the zigzags created with the Tim Holtz Zigzag Stencil and After Midnight. To fill in the background, I used my fingers to apply a layer of London Blue followed by After Midnight. Finally the stars were done with an old stencil and White Linen, before adding the title done with the Tim Holtz Alphabet Mask and Cargo Stencil.

     These fireworks photos taken a few years ago over Lake Tahoe, were cut with the same star stencil.

     For some sparkle, I outlined them with Christmas Red, Blue Bayou, and Sea Spray Stickles.

     Thanks for looking, and have a fun and safe 4th of July from all of us at FotoBella!


Emerald Creek Dares ~ Fireworks and Sparks (Special day is 4th of July)