Saturday, December 16, 2017

Peace and Joy


Hi all, Monique here to show  you how to make this tag.
I originally thought this was going to be quick and easy but it turned out to be a lot more work than I thought. Worth it though,  so enjoy!


Sin City stamps: Cherub border background and Vintage wavy banner

Liquid masking fluid
watercolor paint
modelng paste
3 d foam
waterproof stamp ink in black

 1) Stamp the images using waterproof black ink on a tag
 2) Cover the stamps with liquid masking fluid using an old paint brush (the masking liquid dries into a rubber like mask that will resist water color paint)
 3)Mix water and blue and green water color paint on a piece of plastic or acrylic stamping block and press it onto the tag to create the background.
 4) Repeat till you like the result and let dry.
 5) Scrape modeling paste through a stencil and let dry.
 6) Remove the masking fluid (you can rub it off but be careful not to remove the modeling paste too much.)
 7) Colour the modeling paste and the stamp impressions, I used Inktense pencils.
 8) Die cut a swirl and stars , use gilding wax on the swirls and paint the stars yellow.
 9) Adhere the swirl to the center of the rays.

 10) Wrap some wire into a circle like in the photo.
 11) Attach the wire to the swirl and hang a star in the wire circle
12) Use foam tape to adhere the smaller stars and add a sentiment to the banner.
 Here is some closer looks at the stars.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Stamping on Pattern Paper

You will be glad you stopped by for today's "Quick Idea"  This could be a life saver to help you create a last minute Christmas card.  Stamp onto pattern paper incorporating the design of the stamp.  Then to really make the image pop, highlight parts of the design lightly with chalks.  The original paper had the two different words "believe" on a distressed green background of holly & argyle.  I stamped Santa's sleigh off the edge of the paper, added faux stitching with a white gel pen, and matte it with plaid paper.

1. Winter Wonderland Art Rubber Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps)
2. clear acrylic mounting block
3. black ink pad
4. chalk
5. pattern paper
6. white gel pen
7. dimensional clear glaze
8. card base 5x7"

A Closer Look:

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Angel Ornament

Hi gang,

The project for today is a Christmas ornament. Yes I made an ornament using the Phoebe Art Doll Rubber Stamp Set from Sin City Stamps. I knew the moment I saw this stamp that I wanted to make it into an ornament for my tree.


Other Supplies:
  Copic Markers
  Sentiment die cut
  Angel wings die cuts
  Gold twine 

Step 1: Die cut the three layers of the angel wings.

Step 2:  Using Copic markers in shades of gray, I colored the wings.

Step 3:  I assembled the wings using foam tape to add dimension to the wings.

Step 4:  I stamped the Phoebe Art Doll and cut her out.  I colored the stamp using Copic markers.

Step 5:  Next the wings were attached to the back of the angel in a manner to show flight.

Step 6:  The final step was to attach a piece of gold twine to the backside of the ornament for the hanger.

My Christmas Angel using Sin City Stamps!  Isn't she lovely?

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Fabric Angel Christmas Ornament

Happy Holidays from the Sin City Stamps Design Team!

It's Karen's turn to share her fabulous idea for stamping an ornament. Follow along step by step as she shows just how easy it is to make. Try this trendy mixed media idea and stamp directly onto muslin fabric.

1. Cut a rectangle of muslin fabric 4x5" and use black ink to stamp the Phoebe Art Doll image.

2. Cut 2 additional rectangles of muslin fabric to add stability to the finished project. Next, pin the layers together and use a sewing machine to sew a stitch 1/2" around the edge. Trim away the excess to create a 1/4" seam.

3. Remove the nozzle from the bottle of mist and use a paintbrush to color the dress and hair. Apply flesh color chalk to the face and blend pink chalk into the cheeks. 

4. Fray the edges of the muslin fabric by using a pin to carefully loosen the threads. Separate the weave and gently remove rows of thread to create the fringe. Lightly apply a dusting of brown chalk along the edge of the fringed fabric to give it an aged vintage appearance.

5. Embellish the dress with gold beads and adhere a piece of gold trim for her halo. Use gold embossing powder to color the wooden accent word and heat set. Attach it over the lower section of the dress with liquid adhesive.

6. Stamp three pine branches onto muslin fabric, color, and, cut out.

7. Attach a loop of ribbon to the top of the muslin for hanging. Embellish the top of the tag with three pine branches and a wooden snowflake.

8. Finally, carefully slice through the fabric on both sides of the dress. (1 1/2")  Weave a piece of organza fabric (5x7") through the openings.  Adjust the folds of the fabric to create the wings and trim the edges to the desired length and shape.

Sin City Stamps:

Other Supplies:
muslin fabric
black ink pad
sewing machine
mists - maroon, green, brown
paint brush
wooden embellishments
gold beads
organza fabric
gold embossing powder
heat gun
liquid adhesive

A Closer Look:

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Ho Ho Ho, Bah Humbug and all that Xmas Stuff!!!

Hi Sin City Fans!
Today I am sharing my embellished store bought Xmas decoration using a stamp by Sin City which has been "adapted" to be a Xmas stamp LOL!!!
This is a quick and easy but effective little creation!
For those of you who don't know me well I am rather "Bah Humbug" about Xmas so I don't have a lot of Xmas stamps BUT I am also a big believer in using stamps for a purpose other than what they were meant for - I like versatility and good value for money to get the most from your purchases!!
This creation uses inexpensive store bought decorations with minimal supplies but you end up with a fab and unique handmade Xmas ornament!!

  • Sin City Stamp: Small Round Line Art Face
  • Stamp also found in this set: Sunshine Cherub Sun Flowers
  • Collage Xmas Hat: used here by Art Tea Life "Figgy Pudding"
  • Store bought Xmas Decorations
  • White Card
  • Black Archival Ink Pad
  • Coloring markers or pencils
  • Xmas accents ie. holly, berries, cones etc.
  • Scrap muslin cloth
  • General supplies: scissors, glue

Gather your goodies which are minimal and therefore cheap to make - perfect at xmas time when you have other expenses!

Stamp the Sin City "Face" onto white card using your Black Archival ink. Hint: if you want a more sparkly look why not use gold or any sparkly embossing powder to stamp the image! Color with your favorite coloring medium - Copic markers used for this creation.

Print your collage hat and fussy cut and adhere top the fussy cut face.

Grab your purchased ornament (and the hanging twine which came with the pack used here), your scrap of muslin cloth, face with hat and your Xmas accent/embellishment along with your glue.

Start by adhering the muslin cloth to the ornament, scrunch it up for effect and dimension. Add the face and embellishment. Tie the thread to the top ready to hang.

And then you have a finished and very unique ornament for your tree!!

I hope you have enjoyed this quick and easy creation!!
Have a great festive season!
Happy Stamping!
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