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Friday, March 13, 2020

Rainy Season and a Challenge

V300 Puddles Boots (Stampendous)

Hello! It's been a very long time since I've been at a place to make cards and photograph them plus make a post about them!

I hope all of you are staying healthy and having some wonderful creative crafty times!

V329 Cute Boots (Stampendous)

I'm posting about my hostess gig on Splitcoaststampers that's happening today! It's a supply dash challenge, super easy, and can go with any of your other challenges or ideas. Just grab what you can in under a minute and then create away!


MIX372: Supply Dash Challenge

If you are a member of Splitcoaststampers, upload your project in the member gallery and use the keyword "MIX372" so I can find it and comment in your gallery! If you aren't a member it's free to join, stop by and get started in a wonderful community of papercrafting friends!

Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session, a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Featured Product(s):
  • Puddles Boots (AZ, STM)
  • Cute Boots (AZ, STM)
  • Fitted Frames A Set (STM)
Plus:
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (AZ, STM)
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (STM)
  • 8 x 8-inch Resist Paper (Pink Paislee- retired) - use a background stamp, and white emboss on paper!
  • Watercolors (Sakura Koi) - (AZ)
  • Sketch Markers (Copic) - I didn't make a list of colors, so sorry.
Instructions:

Puddle Boots Card
  1. Stamp Puddles Boots with Tuxedo Black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Watercolor resist background paper, let dry.
  3. Glue resist paper to Mixed Media Paper card base (5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch cardstock, folded)
  4. Glue Puddle Boots onto the card front.
Cute Boots Card
  1. Stamp Cute Boots with Clair Nocturne ink onto Mixed Media White Paper.
  2. Trim the sentiment using Q size Fitted Frame die and glue to watercolored outer Q size Fitted Frame die.
  3. Watercolor the resist background paper, dry and glue to Mixed Media Paper card base (5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch cardstock, folded).
  4. Glue sentiment onto the card front.
Thank you for stopping by today! Stay healthy and have fun crafting soon!

I'm a maker who receives goodies chosen by myself for design-team work. To see a list of these companies, just scroll to the bottom of my blog under FTC Declaration.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Paste Not Waste Your Way to Crafting Time


In a time before kids, I would look for something out of my regular routine to do. My mother-in-law mentioned that a few teacher friends were going to take a bookbinding class she thought I would be interested in also taking so I jumped at the chance and was delighted by it. Not only did I learn a few small bookbinding techniques, but I was also fascinated by the paste paper process.

Trying to be creative with what we have for the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability challenge, I decided to combine the technique of paste paper and unused stamped rejects. No matter how hard I try these days I'm always making a mistake stamping, I will inevitably smudge or blur the stamped image... yes, even with a stamp positioner. 



Here's my process as best I could photograph it out, but first tips on the paste making process. Links are at the end of this post for credits, recipes, and other tutorials.

I searched the internet, and here are a few thoughts:
  • Cooked paste is smoother than raw (think paper mache recipes), but nowhere did it say that one is better than another for the end result.
  • Start with a thicker ratio of starch to water like 1:6 respectively, then if you want a little bit more fluid paste, add more water in the temperature the recipe calls out. (See photo 1)
  • Use a binder of some sort. The recipe I used at Lil Bookbinder (link below in credits) had ground alum and an acrylic medium which is supposed to help bind the colorant to the starch. (Photo 2)
  • Use a plastic table cover. I have a thick clear table vinyl on my work table, so it was easy to clean up.

Photo 1

Photo 2
  • Catalyst Tools (a.k.a. tools that make designs) - use whatever you have on hand. In a pinch, you can cut designs out of plastic loyalty cards and even chipboard. Here are the tools I used (Photo 3).

Photo 3
Let's get started!
  • I started with one page that I had a hard time stamping a full image and just kept stamping in all angles until it was filled up.
  • For this post, I did other pages so you can see that any stamp will work, whether it is a background stamp or a few single stamps. (Photo 4)

Photo 4
  • After the stamping is done, start making paste paper. With a clean brush, apply a layer of water on the backside and then the front  (Photo 5)
Photo 5
  • While the paper is damp, paint the paste onto the paper (Photo 6). You can use just one color or two or three, just keep in mind that mixing complementary colors will result in browns and dull colors (Photo 7). If that occurs lightly swipe it up with a wet paper towel.

Photo 6

Photo 7
  • Use your mark, making tools to create designs in the wet paste. See the next five photos for marking ideas and click on them to see in the original size.






  • Let the paper dry and begin using it for a super start on your project backgrounds or bookmaking endeavors. 

 Credits:



I'm a maker who receives goodies chosen by myself for design team work. To see a list of these companies just scroll to the bottom of my blog under FTC Declaration.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

July Brings New Stamps from Technique Junkies


Wow! It's July and time for new stamps from Technique Junkies! Stop by the beginning of the list below and get oodles of inspiration with all the new goodies!

Get 15% off until July 8th on the new release...
add an additional 10% off using my code 
TJ10Janelle

Ready for my sneak peeks and some new stamps? I can't wait to show you!

Strong, Brave Humble Stamp
with Shimmering Bliss Sprays


Pelican Stamp
one part of Ropes Stamps

Both cards are colored with Copic markers just waiting to put a smile on someone's face! What do you think? Need a little more inspiration to decide on your favorites? Follow the links below!!!!

Janelle Stollfus - you're here  

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Newly Released Stamps with Technique Junkies

School's out in my kid's district and it means SUMMER is HERE! So while we celebrate the start of our adventures at home enjoy some fantastic NEW stamps by Technique Junkies!

Stamps are 15% off until June 8th
PLUS use code TJ10Janelle 
at checkout for an additional 10% off!


Here is my sneak peeks at some of the new stamps!

Eat Play Love Stamp
For this playful and CAS card, I used Color Burst Powders by Ken Oliver, Brights to add a splash of color on the new Eat Play Love stamp!

Underwater Borders PLUS Enjoy Every Moment Stamps
Enjoy Every Moment sentiment is framed with an Underwater Border and colored with Copic markers.

That's it for my sneak peeks, now it's time to drop by these other blogs to see more of all the new products available in the Technique Junkies store!


Janelle Stollfus - you are here!




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