Monday, 19 March 2018

Canvas by Titbelsoeur

Hello everyone,
To make this altered canvas, I  first cut and corrugated cardboard pieces, then I applied gesso with my fingers, sprayed some ink and stamped Ephemera 1 A5 with black ink :

Then I added some ink on pieces of fabric and stamped garden tools, bees, butterfly and mushroom with black Archival ink. I also glued tissue paper on to my canvas and added some white gesso on it. Then sticked fabric on to cardboards and cardboards on to the canvas. 
Snapshots :

Here is the finished piece :

You will find the stamps I used here :
Ephemera 1 A5 Butterflies 2 size A5Honeycomb Background & Free Bees Garden #2 size A6Mushrooms A5 Plate © Tit Belsoeur 

Do not forget that you can win these fabulous stamps, just participating in our March challenge :  Stencils & Masks

 for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog
Bye for now and happy creating. 


Friday, 16 March 2018

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star By Gemma

I am loving all Jennies star themed stanps at the moment and am having so much fun playing with them, I just had to have a messy play in my journal, it really was a must do :-) 


1- Using Gesso as a glue apply a sheet of crumpled up tissue paper to a journal page.
2- Using gel medium attach some torn book page paper, I really liked the little girl I found on the corner of a page and I just had to keep her.

3- Spread some Distress Inks onto a glass mat and spritzs with water, press the page into the ink allowing the colours to pool into each other and mix. Keeping some white space dry between layers untill happy. 

4- Using a long detailed stamp, stamp along one of the top corners and the opposite bottom corner.

5- Add some random stamping with a background stamp and one of the Distress Inks used for the first layer. 

  6- Spread some ink onto your glass mat and mix with texture paste, apply this to the page through a mask.

7- Doodle over some of the stamping and around the edge of the page.

xx Gemma xx

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Tiles by Angie Coomber

Hello everyone!

I was looking through my stencils for this month's challenge and came across this lovely pattern stencil by Lesley Matthewson which reminded me of the gorgeous floor tiles you see in medieval palaces and churches.

First of all I used texture paste and the stencil to create the pattern on the back of a piece of cereal box.

Once the texture paste had dried I covered everything in white gesso.

Next I used acrylic paints (shades of red/dark pink as well as yellow and a tiny bit of pale blue) to paint a background.

I added some stamping,

and then applied glue through the stencil onto the raised area, followed by gold foil. I also added a little bit of white splatter.

I cut out the whole design and split it into quarters, then embossed the edges of each quarter with white embossing powder.
I adhered the 4 quarters to a white piece of card and added some wire so it can be hung on the wall.

Hope you like it!x

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Bloom with Lisa

Hi folks, Lisa here and welcome to my blog post for The Artist Stamper. 
This week the theme puts The Artistic Stamper stencils in the spotlight. 
I chose the 6 x 6 random dots stencil to use for this project.

I used Distress Oxide inks to colour a piece of card along with the Random Dots stencil and some texture paste.

I coloured some flowers with the Oxide Inks 

I stamped the word 'bloom' with the decay alphabet stamp set.

Thanks for popping by. If you would like to pop over to my blog - here is the link
Leave a comment if you wish, I love to hear your thoughts. 
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx 

Here are The Artistic Stamper products I used... which are available on the website.

The Artistic Stamper Mask- Random Dots 6" x 6"     Decay Alphabet lower case size A5 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Sunflower card by Titbelsoeur

Hello everyone, today I want to show you how I have coloured this sunflower and then stamped it so that the stamp is not hidden under the paint and it is very neat, using my home-made precision press.

I have chosen the Sunflowers © Lesley Matthewson  to make my focal point
Sorry I have not taken a picture from the first step : stamp the sunflower to the paper with black archival ink and do not remove stamp nor paper from their place during the whole process.
Then, paint your image with whatever paint you choose : acrylic, watercolor...

Here is how it looks like once painted and before stamping again : 

After you stamped it again (and again if needed), you may hide the image with paper and sprinkle paint with a brush to have dots here and there.

Do not forget that you can win these fabulous stamps, just participating in our challenge 


 for 3 chances to win !

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Your comments are very much appreciated here, on my blog
Bye for now and happy creating. 


Sunday, 4 March 2018

Stencilled Gelli Flower by Jane

Eeeeeekkk!!!...I was sooo happy when I found out that this months challenge is all about stencils!!!..I mean, who doesn't love using stencils, they are so versatile, I have trillions...(well..a bit of an exaggeration)..of them, so I combined my Artistic Stamper stencils and masks with my other love...the gelli plate!!!, boy oh boy, you can spend a whole day just throwing things on that fabulous lump of gelatine and always be surprised with the outcome.

As usual, I forgot to take photos of the process of this card, but it started off as a gelli print similar to this one...using the A4 SWIRL MASK

I then brayered several colours of blue paint on the gelli plate, added the DOG ROSE STENCIL, and blotted the paint off from the cutouts so that it left the negative impression when I put the swirl gelli print back on the plate. I then went round the flower shapes with a charcoal pencil to accentuate it, then matted and layered onto a card base, waiting for the appropriate sentiment to add at a later date. 
I am so eager to see your creations using stencils, so I hope you will join in this months challenge.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Winner of February's Creative Challenge.

We are just experiencing some of the worst weather we have had in the UK for several years, and I am writing this post in the warmth of my studio, while the snow lays outside...Perfect weather for crafting I think! Happy Spring to you! lol
Thank you to everyone who joined in. 
As always choosing the winner of one of The Artistic Stamper stamps from your entries into our Creative Challenge fills me with pleasure. I have let Mr. choose this month's winner, and this month,
Annie G is the winner with this gorgeous piece. 

Congratulations and please email me so we can arrange your prize.
This month's challenge is Stencils & Masks, and you can find the post explaining all here.
We look forward to seeing your creations
Have a Happy and Creative March
Jennie and the team

Thursday, 1 March 2018

March Creative Challenge - Stencils & Masks

Welcome from a snowy Kent, and this is the first day of Spring!  A Big thank you to everyone who joined in last month's challenge.We always appreciate it when you join in , and the entries were fabulous.
March's challenge is Stencils & Masks, and can be interpreted any way you like, as long as it has a stencil or mask in it.

To join in with this challenge (we are limiting the challenge entries to 3 per person), is simple; all we would like you to do is, make a piece of artwork, making sure that you include the theme and some rubber stamping. Pop back here to link up using the Inklinkz at the bottom of this post, so that we can see what you've made and then, leave us a comment to let us know you have joined in with the challenge.
 As always, there will be candy for one randomly picked entrant - the winner will receive a stamp of their choice from The Artistic Stamper .
In addition, you can enter the same challenge on Facebook!
To join us on just go to our new Facebook group, and send us a request to join..  There will be a prize for the Facebook challenge, as well as the blog challenge!
And don't forget....if you use The Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry, you will entered into the draw, twice! To get you started here are creations from some of the team...

Well....I have just had too much fun playing with my stencils, my gelli plate, and my glass paints, to create this card. I started with a gelli plate print using several stencils, then used the HARLEQUIN MASK and the SMALL DOTS MASK on the top layer with gesso and added a bit of doodling with a white posca pen, then added the sentiment.
For the top layer I traced the outline of the flower from the fabulous A4 DOG ROSE STENCIL onto a piece of white paper, then traced it with cerne relief onto a piece of acetate, I then used the pebeo vittrail glass paints to colour in the flower to give a stained glass effect, I attached it to my card by folding the top part of the acetate over the top of the card and attaching it with red tape. 

 I used the Daffodils stencil from Lesley Matthewson, as my main stencil. Colour the tag with Distress oxides, and use the Small Dots stencil to add texture to the background. I then used the daffodil stencil, coloured it in with yellow shades of Distress Oxides, and added clear modelling paste through it. As it goes on it draws the oxides through it to colour it.  Photographed in the snow just because I could!
We hope that you will join in this month's challenge, and also join us on Facebook too.

We look forward to seeing your creations. Don't forget to add a comment when you have posted your entry.

Have a very creative  month

Jennie xx