Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tin is in! SDC197

I'm hostess this week for the SDC197 challenge.  I am challenging you to use some form of tin in your artwork.  Consider incorporating craft tin, tin tape, an Altoid container, a repurposed tin can or any tin object to incorporate with your stamping.
Put on your "tinking" caps and join us in this challenge to have a chance to win some Stampotique stamps.

 My entry for this tin challenge is an assemblage art doll that I created for a friend.  I've included a variety of tin objects and three Stampotique stamps.

I began with a block of wood.  I cut a paint brush and a couple of chopsticks for limps and painted them accordingly with acrylics.  I added beads and a hand painted tin hand from Oaxaca Mexico.  I applied metal tape to one side of the doll that is buffed with Stazon ink. 

Amy Wilson Wellenstein "Femme Collage"  provides inspiration for the face. The image is glued behind the glass lid of a tin container.   Amy's "wish" stamp is stamped on tin scrap with Stazon and nailed to the wooden base.  A tin heart is glued in place.   My collage definition stamp is used to add a little texture to the doll's edge.  I predrilled small holes to accommodate wire attachments for limbs glued with E600.  I used to make assemblage
dolls with my fifth grade students.  It was fun to revisit this project with the addition of Stampotique stamps.

I hope your enjoy my tinny challenge!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Stencils; SDC194

Corrie is hostess this week at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge and her request is to use stencils.  There are so many fun ones out on the market and I have also enjoyed making my own.

In this sample I used  Crafter's Workshop mini tile stencil and the edge from Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Stencil,  Number Jumble  with acrylic paints on my Gelli Plate® printed onto deli paper.  
I cropped the deli paper and stitched it in place for my background on white cardstock.  I stamped my 2 nuage image and Roc's scalloped lace border on scrapbook paper.   One house of my stitched houses is stamped and colored with Copics. Midge is stamped on paint spattered paper.  Images are mounted with silicone dots. I used Posca and PITT pens to handwrite "hello."

Grab your stencils and join us this week.  Looking forward to seeing your submissions.