The most wonderful time…

This week I thought we could revisit some holiday themed Vera Lane Studio digistamp sets.

Tree Gal on 4×6 watercolor paper is definitely ready for Christmas! She has quickly became one of my holiday favorites! Her expression and that amazing head full of tree hair…or is it a hat? And she’s a FAIRY!!! I love fairies! I painted her with Brea Reese Glitter Inks. She has a friend in the same set named Countdown that will probably show up here sometime in December.

This warm toned beauty above is part of the Oaxacan Angels digistamp set. I normally work with much cooler colors but truly enjoyed all the warm tones in this beauty. She will warm the heart of whoever receives her. She is painted with Brea Reese Glitter Inks and accented with a white gel pen. I added some fun art fibers for the tassel.

December, this classy candy cane inspired cutie is decked out in her holiday best and ready to celebrate. She is a member of the Vera Lane Studio Birthday Club Collection. The trees are from the Tree Lot set. There are 11 trees in that set! 11! So many ways to mix and match them up with other Vera Lane Studio digis! I kept this 4×6 card pretty simple and felt the white space was perfect for a snow scene. Just a little silver glitter shadow under the trees and December to give the illusion of snow 🙂 This card was painted with Brea Reese inks as well.

I hope you enjoyed traveling back in time with Vera Lane Studio digis today. I know I did. I love VLS and can’t wait to share more goodies next week!

Until next time…

stephanie🐙

Ornament Tutorial | Oddball Art Stamps

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Hello!

Today I’m gonna show you how to transfer an image  to a premade ornament.

Items Needed:

  • Premade unfinished ceramic ornament (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Laser Printer (this is a must)
  • QOR Watercolor Ground
  • AD Marker Blender Pen
  • Paintbrush
  • Oddball Art Stamps A Christmas Wish Image #408
  • Watercolor Inks or Paint – I use Brea Reese Glitter Inks
  • Waterbrush
  • Various Art Fibers or Ribbon for hanging

 

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Allow to dry completely. Sometimes takes up to 24 hours.

Step 2:

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Step 3:

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Step 4:

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Allow transferred image to dry completely before moving to step 5.

Step 5:

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Finished Ornament:

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You may want to spray with a fixative and add a clear coat to protect the ornament. I added some white accents with Uniball Signo white gel pen.  Add ribbon and display.

Hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial. Check back next week for more watercolor goodness!

Visit the Oddball Art Stamps Blog for updates, inspiration and everything ODDBALL! Don’t forget to join in our monthly always anything goes blog challenges as well!

stephanie

 

 

Have I Gone Mad?

This month over in the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group our monthly swap theme is Wonderland. I created three ATCs but can only share one with you today. I’ll post the others in the VLS group and on my Instagram later in the week.

Products used:

  • VLS Wonderland Set 1 – Mad Hatter
  • Fabriano Hot Press Watercolor Paper trimmed to 2.5 x 3.5 inches
  • Uniball Signo white gel pen
  • Violet Pearl accents
  • Filbert Brush
  • Waterbrush

Brea Reese Products used:

  • Fine Liner Pens – Prussian Blue, Violet
  • Watercolor marker – violet
  • Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Writer – violet, lake blue, ocean green, silver (applied with brush)
  • Metallic Pens – silver, mars black
  • Prefilled Glitter Ink Brush Pen – mars black
  • Glitter Inks – lake Blue, crimson, cadmium yellow, violet, neutral grey, raw umber

Come join the fun!

Until next time…

stephanie 🐙

All the Brains!

Good morning!

Today I bring you my Oddball Art Stamp Design Team two week reminder post for the Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge. I used the beautiful Oddball Art Stamp Wendy Walker – image #29 The theme this month is MOTHER LOVE! Wendy’s mom always told her she was the one with all the brains 😉

The products I used for this journal layout are:

  • Delusions Art Journal
  • Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks
  • Caron d’Ache Neocolor ii
  • Tim Holtz
    • distress oxide inks
    • stencils
  • waterbrush

 

You should come over and join in the challenge! All the details are in the link above! Oh and don’t forget to use the code DTSTEPHANIE10 to save 10% at Oddball Art Co Etsy Store

Hope you have a wonderful day,

stephanie🐙

 

I Love You Pocketletter 

This week I’d like to share a pocket letter I made for the Vera Lane Studio Design Team. Pocket letters got me back into papercrafting after a very long time away, I truly love making art with paper, paints and all kinds of mixed media stuffs. I have uploaded a video on my YouTube channel showing my entire process. The video can be found right here.

          https://www.etsy.com/listing/262525725/lil-love-whimsical-girl-with-heart-and            
You can purchase the digistamps I used by clicking the images above.
Products used:

  • Tim Holtz distress ink pads & markers
  • Tim Holtz stamps
  • Ranger Black Waterproof ink pad
  • Dylusions paints
  • Bullet Pencil made by @metalshopct
  • Circle stencil (usually found in the drafting section)
  • Faber Castell white India ink pen
  • Sakura Gelli Roll pen
  • Spectrum Noir sparkle pen
  • Handcarved stamp from last weeks post
  • Heart washi tape from Target Dollar Spot
  • Plastic 9 card sleeve (can find these where you buy baseball or Pokémon cards)
  • Heart and love confetti from JoAnn Fabric & Craft

I hope you enjoy and I can’t wait to share new  and exciting VLS goodies with everyone! I encourage any comments and questions.

Stephanie 🐙