We all make mistakes,
right? I made a whopper last weekend when I sent an incorrect wmail
announcing the May release. Since the orignal email stated
that the March release stamps were 15% off, and I INTENDED for the
May stamps to be 15% off, I threw caution to the wind and
discounted both months. My error is your gain!
Make sure you keep
checking the Design Team Blog
this week to see how the May stamps are used by our designers, too.
Pre-order before a show
If you are coming to a show that is on
my schedule, and you would like me to bring products for you (so
you save shipping!) email me at email@example.com
and I will bring and hold it for you.
No need to pay me before
the show (this will allow you to shop in the booth, too). Just let
me know which show and which day you are attending. I will hold
your items until 2:30 pm the day you are scheduled to come in.
Come shop, play and
make some art - we would love to meet you!
Did you ever sit down to create something that
evolved into something else altogether? That's what happened to me
this week. I started with a flat piece of paper and ended up with 3
I love these little canvases.I think they are
wonderful on window sills,and in all kinds of little spaces.
I plan on giving one of each of these to 3 specials moms I
know. I hope they like them!
One more thing...it's time for Spring Cleaning. As I
add new images each week, I am running out of space! I have added
hundreds of stamps to the Spring
Cleaning Clearance section. They are all
unmounted, unpackaged stamps, and most of them have never been on
the Technique Junkies site. They
range from $.50 to $6.50.
in mind that the May AND March
release stamps are both 15% off also (at least through 5-8-16),
so this is a good time to check out all three areas on
the site and save on shipping costs when things are purchased
For the first canvas, the Fairest
of them All stamp (May release) was stamped twice in
StazOn; first on a shimmering white cardstock, then on a brushed
silver piece. The center of the mirror was cut out of the brushed
silver, and pasted over the oval in the white cardstock mirror. The
image was colored with permanent markers. Then the canvas was
painted with the Persimmon
Velvet Dimensional medium.
To finish the canvas, the cardstock was cut down to
size and adhered to the canvas using plain Gel Medium (painted on
the back of the paper, then over the top and around the edges. When
the paper was drried onto the piece, I brushed the Mayan
Gold Dimensional Medium over edges of the paper piece.
For the second canvas, I stamped one of the Whimsical
Crowns onto pink cardstock, and painted it with the
persimmon and Mayan Gold paints. Note that I painted outside of the
stamped lines so that when the piece was cut out, every area was
painted (trust me, cutting out those little stars on the crown
was NOT for the faint of heart!).
To add some interest to the canvas, I inked the Vintage Music stamp
with StazOn and pressed the canvas into the stamp.
One the image was stamped, the edges were painted with Persimmon
and the top painted with Mayan Gold. Note that I started to paint
persimmon on the canvas, then decided to add stars with the Twilight
Stencil using Persimmon and a stencil brush.
After removing the stencil and allowing the paint to dry, I
outlined some of the stars with a black marker. To attach the
cut-out crown, I used pop-dots to add height.
I popped the image to set it off from the base;
before it was popped, the crown was lost on the canvas.
For the final canvas, the Dogwood Branch
was stamped onto whte cardstock and painted with the
Persimmon and Mayan Gold paint. The canvas edges were painted with
Persimmon and the center with Mayan Gold.
The Dogwood was then cut out, then covered on the back with Gel
Medium, then adhered to the prepared canvas.
Once adhered, the word Beautiful (from the Beautiful
Faces Set) was adhered with Gel Medium to finish the
I hope you are a little inkspired by today's issue.
See you next week!
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