Stampotique Originals

Looking for stamps to express your unique style? Check out Stampotique! 

Opening 1996 in Phoenix, Arizona, Stampotique has an extensive line of stamps including text, image and texture stamps.

We love to showcase stamp companies. Click the link below and check out Stampotique’s stamps along with some great project ideas!

Stampotique.com

#Stampotique#Stampotiqueoriginals#handmadecards#rubberstamps

Stampendous Stylized Whale Card

This stamp is on its way to becoming one of my favorites: Stylized Whale by Stampendous.

The background was created using Ranger Distress Oxides. I stamped the image once, directly on the background with archival ink. 

Then I stamped the image again on a white sheet of paper and colored with Tombow markers. After giving it a good fussy cut, I glued it to the background. Sentiment (from Hampton Arts) added and done!

If you want this stamp for yourself, here is the link to Stampendous Stampendous Stylized Whale Stamp Be sure to check out all their other stamps while you are there!

Scrapbook Expo, Duluth, Georgia

https://www.facebook.com/events/786416431514577/?ti=as

If you are in the Southeastern US, consider attending the Scrapbook Expo Show in Duluth, Georgia (north of Atlanta) on Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, 2017. This is a large show with obviously an emphasis on scrapbooking. 

I don’t scrapbook, yet I go every year because they have stamp and mixed media resource vendors. The show also hosts multiple workshops. THIS IS A GREAT SHOW!

Parking is a breeze. No matter how far away you have to park, they have a shuttle running constantly so you can save your energy for shopping!

Click the link to pre-register for discounted tickets, the vendor list, workshop schedule and more! Hope to see you there!

Sweet Collage Bird by Miriam Elder

FB_IMG_1498790830955-1[1]

Shared with permission from Miriam Elder

Don’t you just love this collage bird!  He looks as if he could just hop off the page!

Created by Miriam Elder (from Scotland originally but now residing in England), this piece was crafted with lots of interesting layers.  The canvas base is sheet music overlaid with colored tissue paper that bled as she glued it down.  Miriam used PVA Glue which did a great job of keeping everything from wrinkling as she glued down the layers.

She traced the bird shape (using an original photo as a guide) and then filled it in with collage materials, in this case, torn and cut magazine pages.  When the bird shape is applied over the background, it all comes together as a beautiful piece of art! Thanks to Miriam for sharing this with us!

Does this give you some ideas and inspiration?  Maybe I need to look over those old magazines before I throw them out……

 

LINDY’S MAGICALS

I’ve seen a lot about Lindy’s Magicals lately. Magicals are powdered, dye based pigments that come in flat (matte) or shimmer.

These powders are highly concentrated and are used with another medium such as water or transparent gel medium. Their site states to use them with a transparent medium since an opaque medium greatly diminishes the visibility of the Magicals.

Lindy’s Gang also has coordinated sprays (used in the tag below).

These powders and sprays are a mixed media artist’s dream!

https://www.lindysgang.com/

torn-tag-7