I can’t believe I didn’t post this card yet!

This poor card, I stamped and colored the image ages ago, all it really needed was to be adhered to a cardbase but it sat neglected on my shelf for months until, during a cleanup, I tossed it in to my “papercraft UFO (that’s un-finished object by the way)” drawer and I discovered it during the lonely crop last month. I needed a card so I finished it up, it really only needed 5 minutes of work, and the recipient loved it!

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I was thinking about what project to share tonight and it hit me, share the forgotten flower fairy, the image has been waiting on my computer Long enough I think! Here are the details: The stamp was one of the amazing flower fairy sets I got at Custom Crops when they first came out (so glad I did because now they are hard to find) they are manufactured by Crafter’s Companion but they did not have this one anymore on their website either.

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I stamped with waterproof black ink and colored with inktense pencils and a blender pen. I stamped some of the individual flowers from the set, colored and cut them out and adhered them with hot glue for dimension.

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I’m not sure why it took me so long to post this, I think it is like clutter, you see a pile of paper on the coffee table, at first you think, “I need to take care of that” a week later it’s like “I really should deal with those papers” and in a month you’re all “what papers?” because you get so used to seeing something that you don’t notice it. That is my theory, it explains why my coffee table is a cluttered mess too! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Video Tutorial by Request: Making Rubber Stamps with Bake & Bend Clay!

Howdy folks! Woah Nellie is it cold today! Looks like it will warm up a bit tomorrow just in time to get 1 or 2 feet of snow, ahhh, Maine weather, I think I will stay inside and craft! Here is a box I painted a while back and then stamped with a homemade honeycomb stamp I made with Sculpey bake and bend clay. I used it last week to create flexible molds with and I have to say my mind is spinning with all of the creative possibilities of this stuff.

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Here’s how I painted the box with acrylic paint:

  1. Paint the box light green. Let dry
  2. Mix cream with glazing medium and paint over the green then press plastic wrap in the wet glaze and smoosh the wrap around to create cool texture. Let dry.
  3. Tear some paper and tape it to the box to mask off an area that will be honeycomb.
  4. Use a sponge to dab yellow ocher, cream and brown in the masked off areas. Let dry.
  5. Use a sponge brush or make-up wedge to apply brown paint to the rubber stamp (watch the video to learn how to make the stamp) and stamp in the yellow areas.
  6. Remove the paper mask and use a small round brush to outline the yellow honeycomb sections.
  7. Use a liner brush and watery brown paint to paint the lettering on the box. Let dry.
  8. Mix some brown with glaze medium and sponge around the edges and corners to antique it.
  9. Cut bees (Anna Griffin I think) from pattern paper and decoupage on with water-based varnish or decoupage medium and give the whole box a coat of varnish while you are at it.
  10. Don’t forget to paint the inside of the box for a professional look!

Tip: Lay a piece of waxed paper between the top and bottom of the box when closed for the first week after it is painted so they won’t stick together, this gives the paint a chance to fully cure.

Now, on to the stamp making video!

If you have any questions just leave a comment and I will get right back to you! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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