Clarity Stamps - Time Flies - August 29 2017

Clarity Stamps 

Hochanda August 29 2017 

How Time Flies

Hello, welcome to my blog and thank you for looking. Below are a number of examples I made for Maria's fabulous show on Hochanda. Cannot quite work out my favourite yet - I do like the one immediately below, 'Ding! Dong! and 'A Matching Pair' although the other two follow closely. 

       Hold On Tight!

·         Stamps:- Carpe Diem, Girl and Butterflies
·         Stencils:- Clockwork
·         Ink Pads:- Lime Kiss, Morning Dew, Tenacious Teal; Archival Black
·         Card:- Stencil Card 7ins x 7ins
1.       Using Archival Black, stamp Carpe Diem centrally on card.
2.       Ink Girl only and stamp onto the edge of the ‘M.’
3.       Ink Butterflies only and stamp onto top of ‘C.’
4.       ‘Smoosh’ over Lime Kiss, Morning Dew and Tenacious Teal. Spritz with water and mop.
5.       Attach stencil to reverse of card and emboss using a die-cutting machine.
6.       Colour letters with Polychromos.

2.       Love You

·         Stamps:- Cogs, Big Ben, Word Chains – 6, 11
·         Stencil:- American Love
·         Ink Pads:- Archival – Watering Can; Artistry – Blushing Rose, Aged Stucco, Moon Crater
·         Card:- Clarity Card
1.       Mask stencil to leave heart only exposed.
2.       Sweep over Moon Crater then Blushing Rose with stencil brushes.
3.       Using 1st and 2nd generation ink from Aged Stucco pad, stamp a variety of cogs. Allow to dry then polish with kitchen roll.
4.       Scribble an outline using a fine Micron pen.
5.       Cut a frame to fit using another sheet of Clarity card.
6.       Add some Blushing Rose and Moon Crater to craft sheet; stamp cogs around frame edge.
7.       Glue frame in place.
8.       Stamp sentiment using ‘Watering Can.’

3.       Ding! Dong!

·         Stamps:- Big Ben, Hats 1 & 2, Alphabet Chain
·         Indian Summer paper
·         Ink Pads:- Archival - Watering Can, Black
1.       Stamp three ladies from Hats 1 & 2 onto Theuva card using Archival Black, masking to suit. Keeping the mask in place on central lady, stamp Big Ben with Archival Black.
2.       Colour hair and faces with Polychromos.
3.       Stamp each lady onto chosen sheet of Indian Summer paper twice. Add Clarity double sided sticky sheet to reverse and cut out hats. Add onto stamped images.
4.       Stamp ‘Ding! Dong!’ using Archival Watering Can.

4.       Matching Pair!

·         Stamps:- Cogs from Time Flies set, bag from Handbags set, boots from Shoes set.
·         Ink Pads:- Archival Black
·         Card/Paper:- Indian Summer
1.       Stamp bag and boots twice onto chosen Indian Summer sheet. Stamp chosen cog over both boots and bag images.
2.       Add Clarity double-sided sticky to reverse of all images.
3.       Cut out boots, omitting heels. Without removing backing, place boots onto chosen background sheet to suit and lightly mark where heels should be. Stamp a small cog and the hour hand to create heels. Remove sticky backing and place boot images on background.
4.       Apply one stamped bag to the background by removing backing paper. Cut out the front handle and ‘flap’ from one handbag image. Apply cut out over main image.
5.       Stamp a medium cog three times onto boot paper remnant and repeat with a smaller one.
6.       Cut out and scrunch up all cogs; add to boots and bag as decoration.

5.       Clockwork Canvas

·         Canvas:- 4 x mini canvasses, 1 Clarity 8ins by 8ins canvas
·         Stamps:- Cogs
·         Stencil:- Clockwork
·         Ink Pads:- Silver
·         Paint:- Fresco Finish - Honeydew, Nougat, Snowflake, Sherbet, Vintage Lace
·         Misc:- Black gesso, Texture Paste, Clarity double-sided sticky sheets, gilding wax – gold and silver
1.       Tape all four mini canvasses securely together on the reverse.
2.       Attach Clockwork stencil to front. Sweep through moulding/texture paste. Allow to dry. (Overnight is preferable.)
3.       When dry, separate then apply black gesso over all four mini canvasses. Allow to dry. (No heat guns unless you require this effect – application of fierce heat bubbles the paste.
4.       Dry-brush paint using the stated colours.
5.       Add gilding wax to suit.
6.       Stamp interlocking cogs onto 8 x 8 canvas using silver ink pad or Versamark and silver embossing powder. Add some gilding wax around edges.
7.       Place squares of double-sided sticky onto reverse of mini canvasses and add to larger canvas to suit.

. . . . .And there we have my selection of examples for Maria's shows on Hochanda.
Hope the details help.

Thank you for your visit. 

Happy crafting,

Best wishes,

'The Making Lady'