Saturday, June 23, 2018

With That Smile, Choose Joy!

Hi crafty junkies, it's Janelle here for a Saturday project idea!

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Okay, this new June stamp, That Smile, is pure fun! I wasn't sure how I wanted to color it at first, but with a loose line image like this photo style stamp, watercolor is a good match. If you don't want to color, it's just as cool on color cardstock!

My background needed to complement the image, so I grabbed a monoprinting plate (there are a few brands out there now like Gel Press, Gelli Arts, and Speedball), Stencil Rings stamp, plus some acrylic paint. More information will be below.

The last part was matching the image with a sentiment and with so many options at Technique Junkies it was hard to decide, but then I found a great one with Things I Want to Do stamp set.

  • That Smile
  • Stencil Rings
  • Things I Want to Do
  • Nuvo Glitter Marker - Blushing Carmine in Ember Glow Set
  • Gel Printing Plate
  • White and black cardstock
  • Waterproof Black Ink Pad
  • Acrylic Paint - Purple Red, Transparent Red Medium, and Naphthol Crimson
  • Brayer/Rubber Roller
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Glue
  1. Apply a few drops of acrylic paint onto gel plate and roll out with a brayer.
  2. Press white cardstock onto the plate and peel off.
  3. Apply another color of paint onto gel plate, this time stamping off with Stencil Rings, then quickly press the same white paper onto the plate and peel off.
  4. Add more detail by sponging a third paint color on Stencil Rings stamp and stamp directly onto monoprint paper. Set aside to dry.
  5. Stamp That Smile with waterproof ink onto white cardstock and paint with watercolor.
  6. Stamp sentiment next to the image and assemble with a black cardstock layer onto a folded 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inch card base.
  7. Use Blushing Carmine Glitter Marker to draw a frame on the monoprint layer.
That's it from me for today! Go forth and have a crafty me-time!

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