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Faux Wood Embellishments - A la Michelle Zerull
Everyone loves embellishments. But buying them? That’s a different story. I used the 100 Proof Press WOOD GRAIN RECTANGLE (#1550) to create some fun and trendy embellishments that were both easy and affordable.
The stamp is deeply etched so you’ll get a lot of detail with your stamping. My goal is to create an embellishment that looks like a thin shaving of wood veneer. To create this, I used tissue paper and Distress Inks in Wild Honey and Vintage Photo.
1. Start by stamping in Vintage Photo on a plain sheet of tissue. Stamp consecutively seven or eight times. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but you will want to get the images very close to each other. Try turning the stamp upside on occasion to create wood variations.
2. Using a cosmetic sponge or an ink blending tool, apply generous amounts of wild honey over the stamped image.
3.Using deckle scissors, cut the top and bottom of the strip. (Or use regular scissors and cut jagged edges.) do you recall the look of pencil shavings? That is what you’ll be imitating. After cutting, you’ll have a nice strip. Turn it over and repeat steps 1 &2.
4. Gently pleat the strip back and forth to create ridges. It’s looking good! You can stop now and use it as it is, or continue on and create wood grain shapes.
5. Want to make some fun veneer shapes? Easy! Cut some shapes out of cardboard or use “pop-dots” or other found objects. Adhere with a strong glue stick. Note, if you use wet glue, the distress inks will react and you’ll get a smeared mess. If you use glue dots or other dry adhesives you will not get as good of results.
6. Before glue dries, flip the embellishments over and gently form the tissue around the shape. Be gentle! Tissue rips easily. But it molds easily too, so your edges will be smooth. You know have “wooden” shapes. How cool is that?
Thanks Michelle for a wonderful tutorial.
Michelle Zerull is crafty like a fox -she has combined the Fox Girl stamp and the Profit and Loss stamp twice to create two very special cards. She also used this unique stamp on an adorable"scrapling." You'll see how her work inspired me to make a foxy little ornament & I hope she inspires you too. I'll be sharing more of her work on the blog this coming week, and well as a tutorial on how you can make your own woodsy embellishments .
Fox Girl Valentine
Fox Card : Profit and Loss Sheet & Fox Girl
(my little wood ornament inspired by Michelle's card)
Here's another card by Michelle Zerull. She is this month's guest designer. I featured a few of her creations in our newsletter, and later on in the month I will be sending out another newsletter with even more of her dazeling projects. This card is a uses two 100 Proof Press stamps, the snowmen block, and "perishable keep frozen." I love how she paired them together! Stay tuned for more from Michelle.
This card is perfect for this time of year. Guest designer, Michelle Zerull made this card using three stamps. I love the black, white, and red simplicity of it. Looks like she added a touch of glitter snow to some of the tree branches before adding a heart-shaped brad. I hope you are keeping warm!
I truly enjoy holiday crafting. This year I found some time to spend working on holiday tags for gifts I was sending out, and I actually did it! Here is the tag I created. For the background first I painted a tag with a little bit of white paint then I used one of my favorite images, the zodiac tabula. I stamped that in grey and then added a layer of red, the gray paper. Then I used some metal tape to attach the strips of paper to the tag. After that I stamped the santa holding a tree with black ink, colored the tree in a little bit, and then cut it out and attached it. These ended up being a pretty quick and easy tags to make - which is why I actually got it done! Hope you're getting your holiday crafting done!
Amy has created a wonderfully creative set of holiday tags. She didn't use your typical Christmas Tree or Santa, but the tags are a perfectly festive way to dress up a holiday package. In addition to using 100 Proof Press stamps she has used Christmas Paper Cut Words by Retro Cafe ART Gallery, and collage images by TumblefishStudio. I hope you enjoy Amy's creativity and holiday wishes!
I hope you've enjoyed all the of stamp art Dana Tatar has created. If you've missed it, you might want to check out the previous posts from this week. Dana created a tutorial for a Fall card, made two very sweet cards, a series of ATCs, and today I'm sharing some stamped jewelry. Dana has made a cutest charm bracelet that uses several of our stamps and shrink-plastic. If you have never tried the shrink plastic you should, it is fun for all ages.
And here's a set of earrings Dana made with the squiggle. Cute, stuff, right?
Here's the supplies she used:
Christmas Charm Bracelet: Snowflake 3 (#6309), Santa Moon (#3411); The Three of Us (#6468); Flourish Bird Large (#3208)
Supplies: Shrinky Dinks Crystal Clear Sheets: K & B Innovations; Stamps: 100 Proof Press; Pearl: Tim Holtz; Trinket; Prima; Mini Ornaments: Michael's Stores; ink: Tsukineko; Markers: Faber-Castell, Sharpie; Other: Charm Bracelet
Squiggle Earrings: Squiggle with Tail (#5676)
Supplies: Shrinky Dinks Crystal Clear Sheets: K & B Innovations; Stamp: 100 Proof Press; Earwires: Martha Stewart; Pearls: Tim Holtz; Ink: Tsukineko
Sometimes it's fun to get an idea for a background going and then try to make more than one piece with the same background. Then the challenge is how to get each one in the series to match, but be individual at the same time. Today I have three fun ATCs created by Dana Tatar. You'll notice the backgrounds match, but each card has its' own idea going on.
Tomorrow I will share two Jewelry pieces Dana made - a pair of earrings and a charm bracelet.
Dana has created several wonderful projects as a guest designer for 100 Proof Press. Today I'm going to share two very adorable cards. The first card she dressed up with a cute pink bow to accompany the little girl stamp, she also turned the Thinking of You stamp on its' side along with a doily and other layers for added interest.
I just LOVE this stamp, and I frequently share the cards that designers and customers make with this Snow Globe Girl. Here Dana put the Snow Globe Girl into a snowglobe and stamped Hugs & Kisses at the top. So sweet.
Incase you missed yesterday's post, you should check it out, Dana made a complete tutorial about how you can make a very festive fall card.