Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Craft Stamper Magazine, DecoArt, Stamps & Me!




 Wow...such a treat to see a bit of my creativity in the June 2017, Issue 205 of Craft Stamper Magazine


Inchies! 
I didn't think I could do them well at all, but you know what... it was really a fun time for me. I created a bit of a story about a plain and simple gal who changed her life by believing she could! My inchies ended up as a bit of a story board!!! 

Once upon a time.... 

She was a quiet, plain, simple gal. 
One day...
 she finally knew in her heart that she was worthy. 
And became content with who she was.
 Her metamorphosis encouraged her to follow her dreams...
 AND....
Did you know... 
this could be my story when it comes to my artwork?

I would never have had the courage to dream of being in Craft Stamper Magazine!

Here is how I did the little story!

I began with papers that I created with my left over paint. I do not like to waste anything. So when I am painting I always dry up my left over colors with piece of mixed media paper. 


I cut these down to their "inchie" format. 


After I cut the first squares I decided they needed more color so I pulled out my favorite hues - oranges - and began cutting all over again.


I felt better about the 'look' then. 


For all my tiny bits and pieces...
I used the following stamp sets: 

Journal Doodles with a Heart
Unity Stamps/Susan Weckesser

Love Ya Whole Bunches
Jullian/Susan Weckesser

Victoria
Kaisercraft ClearStamps

Finnabair ClearStamps
Prima



I stamped multiples of each image in different colors. Some of the designs I fussy cut out just the flowers or the circles. I did this so I could pick and choose which ones to add during in the creative process. 
StazOn: Jet Black, Teal Blue
Ranger Archival Ink: Sepia



Here are more of the products used.
The DecoArt products added lots of glitz and shimmer to the little inchies.  


DecoArt Media:
Tinting Base
Shimmer Mister - Turquoise
Cobalt Turquoise Hue Fluid Acrylics
Green Gold Fluid Acrylics
Metallic Gold Fluid Acrylics
DecoArt Metallic Lustre: 
Copper Kettle
Polished Coral
Iced Espresso
Brilliant Turquoise
Lavish Green
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics: 
Bronze

Thanks bunches for sharing my story and my excitement about the inchies in Craft Stamper Magazine. Xj.
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