Altered Mug with Marabu Paints

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Hi everyone, I am participating in the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop.  This month we are working with porcelain and glass paints from Marabu.

I used a Stencilgirl stencil with paints and a paint pen from Marabu.

Using Etchall Stencil Spray on the back of the stencil allowed the stencil to easily adhere to the mug.  Then I simply added paint using a finger dauber.

Finally, I used a paint marker to add a simple design around the stenciled image.

Marabu will give away (US only) a nice random assortment of products (approx retail value $75) in a Facebook prize drawing that will be posted on the DCC facebook page.  All you need to do is comment to enter!!


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Proxxon Mixed Media Sign

Hi everyone, I have a new mixed media sign on the Proxxon blog.

I've used the Proxxon Delta Sander and Proxxon Bench Drill Press along with Plaid paints.

I've used an assortment of left over embellishments - chipboard, buttons, keys, clocks and flowers created with Makin's Clay.

Stop by the Proxxon blog for full details.

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Jug of Flowers

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea blog with a floral canvas.  Did you know that Rinea has a set of dies for making their stars?  Read on to see how I used the star dies.

Using the Rinea Star Dies, I die cut dies #1 and dies #2 from the new Love Foiled Paper Variety Pack-Glossy Blush/Gold, Glossy Fucshia/Gold and Starstruck Fuschia.  I rolled edges of the dies and glued them together with Helmar Glue.  Then I added Flower Soft in the centers of each flower. 

I die cut the jug from Silver/Silver Glossy Foiled Paper using my Cricut.  I had the pressure setting on medium and the speed setting on high.

I inked around the canvas panel with Delicate Rose Gold Ink.  Using Spellbinders dies, I die cut leaf flourishes from  Jade/Glossy Gold Foiled Papers and Emerald/Emerald Starstruck Foiled Papers.

I embossed the jug with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, then adhered the jug to the canvas with foam adhesives for dimension.   I glued the leaf flourishes around the jug using Helmar glue.

I folded some of the leaves down so they covered the jug.

Then I placed the flowers over the leaves.  Finally, I added additional leaves around the jug to fill in the empty spaces.

What do you think?  This is another way to use the Star Dies in a different manner.  Don't they make wonderful flowers?  I hope you give them a try.

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Need a Hug? with Imagine

Hi everyone, I've got a new post on the Imagine blog.

I started with VersaFine Clair Ink.

Then colored the image with assorted colors of VersaFine Clair.

For complete details and supplies, stop by the Imagine blog.

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Happy Valentine's Day

Hi everyone, my newest post on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamp blog uses this amazing
Valentine Background stamp.

The stamp is 5" x 3 3/4" and is perfect for making a statement on your card.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, I stamped the background on white cardstock.  Next, I die cut it with Spellbinders die and inked the edges with .  Then I matted the oval with a red scalloped oval.
Isn't this a wonderful stamp?  So many possibilities.

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Valentine's Day Tags with RInea Foils

Hi everyone, Happy Valentine's Day!

Rinea Foiled Papers are amazing foils that hold up to embossing, die cutting and punching.

What do you think of details achieved with this embossing folder?

And this one?

The foils can be punched easily for stunning results too.

For more stability, I matted the tags with cardstock, then added ribbons, flowers and stamps.

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Valentine's Day Mini Album - ClearScraps

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog today with a mini album.  Clear Scraps exhibited new wood albums at Creativation and this Heart album was one of them.

I painted each panel with Plaid Dye Ink.

Then I covered each panel with Papers from Photoplay's Vintage Girl collection.

Finally, I decorated with stickers, photo mats and pocket pages.  I used twine to tie the pages together.

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Love Wreath - ClearScraps

Hi everyone, I'm on the ClearScraps blog with a rustic wreath just in time for Valentine's Day.

The kit this month included this XL Love word which can be inked, painted or stenciled.

I began by spritzing the word with several colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, letting each color dry before adding the next color.

Then I used the 6" Fern Stencil and 6" Swirl Pumpkin Stencil from ClearScraps to add details to the word with molding paste.

After wrapping a grapevine wreath with tulle, I tied red ribbon around the wreath.  LOVE was then adhered to the wreath.

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Steampunk Heart

Hi everyone, my newest post on the Proxxon blog is a steampunk Valentine's Day project.

This project uses the Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter, Smooothfoam foam sheets and foam balls and Plaid paints.

Stop by the Proxxon blog for complete details.

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Bowdabra Valentine's Bow

I'm on the Bowdabra blog with a Valentine's Hair Bow.

Did you know you could create hairbows with the Bowdabra?  They are so much fun to create and the little princesses in your life would love them.

Stop by the Bowdabra blog for supplies and directions.

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