Composimold and SinCity Stamps

Hello! Peggy here to show you how I made this one of a kind card and my favorite stamps. 
Items I used today are:
Polymer Clay
Black cardstock (base of card)
Corrugated paper
Golden Molding Paste
Black and Gold acrylic paint
Perfect Pearls 
Hemp Cord

A couple of weeks ago I showed how to use your stamps with composimold to create your own embellishments.  Here I am to show you what I did with one of the embellishments made. This particular 
stamp can be found here: Steampunk'd. I created a mold out of my balloon stamp from the Steampunk'd line from Sin City Stamps. I pressed my polymer clay into the mold and created a balloon embellishment that I painted with black acrylic paint and let dry. I made a second pass with some gold acrylic paint with my fingers along the top just to catch all the details. I used some black gloss paint for the center hands of my clock.
I created a background with my corrugated card and used molding paste and stencils for texture. I colored my background with perfect pearls. I then created a sentiment with perfect pearls to color.
Easy as that! I love than I can create embellishments with my stamps, it opens up a whole new world!
I hope you enjoyed my card and don't forget to get your own stamps, chipboard and much more from Sin City Stamps!


Mixed Media Canvas

Today I am showing a mixed media on canvas - Gelato's and Acrylic paints and Golden Matte Medium to seal. Great Tutorials on Ustream.. learning every day.


Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge

Hello! today I would like to show you my journal page using Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays, Sin City Stamps stencil, stamps and homemade background stencils. 

 When my spray puddled I blew air at the ink and it gave me really cool effects. 
below is an elephant stencil from Sin City Stamps Stamps colored with perfect pearls. 

Lindy's Stamp Gang has fabulous colors and products to choose from. 
Sin City Stamps has a great selection of mixed media and stamping supplies. 
Thanks for looking!

Paper Mache Dress Form


Arnold Grummer's Spring Mini Album

Hello, Peggy here to show you how I made this wonderful little mini album
to be filled up with some pictures of spring. It's in the air isn't it?
Well, OK, a little early for some but here in British Columbia
on Vancouver Island we are in full bloom!

List of supplies for today's tutorial: 
I made some wonder full paper again with my Arnold Grummer's Paper Making Kit.  This time I made my sheets a bit thinner to be able to manipulate the paper around my chipboard easily.  I also used an iron to dry my sheets as last time I made paper I air dried. They came out much flatter.
I used my chipboard from the sticky notes kit for the front, spine and back covers. I taped my edges with double sided tape to make my handmade paper adhere. This picture below is a bit blurry but I thought I would include it as it shows my placement for the chipboard and the space allowance (1/8th of an inch) for the covers to close.
Below is my paper after being  taped down. 
Next I made four envelopes with my envelope punch board.
These tiny envelopes are perfect for my envelope mini. 
Then I made a hidden hinge system to place my envelopes onto to create pages in my book.
 I adhered the bottom of each envelope to the binding system. I placed a slit in the bottom of each envelope to slide onto the tabs. I ended up cutting off the top of each envelope as well to act as pockets. 
Next I made some tabs for each tag that I wanted to pull out of the envelopes. I used a Tim Holtz Die to cut these and I adhered them to each tag. I lined each tag with a matching cardstock.
On the front of my Mini Album I had made a Magnolia Paper Cast. 
It gave me a lot of texture but I was looking for more definition. 

This photo below shows the hidden hinge system perfectly. 
So in the end I went ahead and made a cast from the same Magnolia Casting 
mold with Polymer Clay. I colored it with acrylic paint.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. I love these products as they are so 
easy to use and easy to follow directions.

You can receive 20% off using this coupon code: EARTH20 for the month of march at checkout on the Arnold Grummer Web Site. 


Sin City Stamps and Composimold Embellishments

Hi! Peggy here with you today and I would like to show you what I did with some great products that I used to create embellishments. Sin City Stamps makes great embellishments when used with Composimold.
Today I used: 
  • Sin City Stamps
  • Composimold 
  • Crystal Lacquer 
  • Sculpy Clay 
  • White Gesso
  • Double sided tape
  • Cooking Oil
  • Acrylic Paints/Pearl Ex
  • Elmer's Glue

The first thing I did was lined my glass and plastic bowls with double sided tape to hold down 
my Sin City Stamps placed face up. I took my  finger and lightly brushed on some cooking oil. 
(I used a paper towel to soak up any excess.) 
I heated my Composimold for two minutes in the microwave and stirred until melted.
I used a paintbrush to cover just the stamps at first layering evenly.
I make sure to have sufficient layers on the top to make a  good impression.
I let it set and pulled off the Composimold. The double sided tape held my stamps in place. 
I wasn't sure at first what I was going to make embellishments out of. The first thing I tried was Crystal Lacquer. I love how it grabbed every detail. I painted them with white gesso and they are ready for coloring. 

Next I wanted to make some embellishments out of polymer clay. The molds were so easy to use. 
I baked as directed and painted with white gesso. 
Before coloring I lightly sanded all the edges. 

Whalla.. instant embellishments with your stamps! The total process took only minutes. 
Check out Sin City Stamps today! 
Below is my finished home made embellies.. :
I  mostly colored with Pearl Ex and Crystal Lacquer. 

 Below I used black acrylic paint as a base and elmer's glue as a second layer and 
acrylic white and pink to create a crackled distressed look. 
Below I used Pearl Ex to color.
 Here is an embelishment made from Crystal Lacquer as my foundation.
Painted with pearl ex and crystal lacquer.

I hope you enjoyed my embellishment project as much as I had fun making them.


Creative Jumpstart 2014

I am so excited to show you a project inspired by Creative Jumpstart 2014. 
My art was created from "things from home". 
I won the most votes for this project using skewers, bottle, pot holders and caps. 
Thank you to the sponsor Tonic Studios


Post It Note Holder

Hello! Peggy here to show you how I put together a post it note holder as a little
gift for my mom who makes lists and I thought she would appreciate a little gift. 
First thing I did was make some wonderful paper with the Arnold Grummers Paper Making kit
I added botanical leaves and flowers. I followed Arnold's directions with his easy to follow instructions.  
I also used some tags template found Here to make the tag.
After making the paper I started with the Sticky Notes Books Starter Kit
 I wrapped my homemade paper around the card stock to create a cover, spine and back cover.
I used double sided tape to adhere my paper to the cover. I placed a liner inside so as not to see the chipboard.
 I hot glued my Post it Notes onto the back inside cover. 

My tag I used a stamp and doodling to create a sentiment. 
I placed a ribbon for closure and adhered that to the spine 
so I doesn't fall off every time you open it. I used a flower embellishment 
 This was such cute little book to make. I am in love with my paper making kit. 
It makes the perfect personal hand made gift. 
You can have your own paper making kit and templates 20% off by using this coupon: 

Thanks for coming by today.