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Love is in the Air for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Watercolor, Watercolor circles, Watercolor pencils | 14 comments

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop – our first hop of 2017!  Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take “Love is in the Air”.  This is the best time of year to start planning your Valentine’s Day projects.  There are amazing, new products in Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog – and NOW is the best time to get them.  We are excited to share our projects with you and hope they inspire you!  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.  

Last night when i went to bed i was thinking about what I wanted to share with you guys.  I decided on a watercolor background with beautiful circles.  Then I would add a heart that was a balloon. Well, that was the Idea…I was happy, I would get the chance to play with the new watercolor pencils. Yeppie ūüėĀ  I even knew what I was going to use to make the circles with…

So tonight when I got home from work, I started on my card. The first step was to tape down some watercolor paper on a board.  I use an old wood clip bard.  Then I used my layering circles dies and traced some circles with a light-colored prismacolor pencil. (ginger root was the color)  And so then the fun began.  Using my new Stampin’ Up! watercolor pencils, a paint brush, and some water I painted the circles.  Dried them and painted some more.  This process is not fast!  It took me about an hour.  Witch, I was not fully expecting. And is really what caused the next event.  Not, that the process was hard.  I was just being slow and carefull!  Trying my best to be like K. Warner Designs……Anyhow, I went and cut down the paper into two small squares.  Stamped love on the card.  And slapped it on a 4 by 4 card base.  Just like I know what I was doing!!!!! Woops…Where did the heart go that was suppose to be a balloon.  Anyway, I love the end results balloon or no balloon.  

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,  Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery.  There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  • Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  • Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  • Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  • Natalie Lapakko at Stamp Witch Blog
  • Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  • Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  • Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  • Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  • Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  • Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  • Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  • Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  • Here is my supply list:

    Stamp Set: Jar’s of love

    Paper :  Watercolor Paper and Mellon Mambo

    Other: Layering Circles, Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor brush (love my black sliver brushes), and a small water bowl

     

    I love blog hop days because I love seeing what all my friends are making.  I hope you will hop along with us and leave some blog love (comments) along the way!

    Much Love,

    Jennifer

    Winter Wishes

    Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Christmas, Christmas Pines, Hang Your Stockings, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Mixed Media, Star of Light | 7 comments

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    Welcome to InKing Royalty’s December Blog Hop!¬† While Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are actively ordering from the 2017 Occasions Catalog and earning products from the 2017 Sale-a-Bration brochure, we are also getting ready for the upcoming holidays.¬† We are excited to share some fun winter-themed projects with you!¬† Today’s Winter Wishes Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take on Winter.¬† After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

    Recently I was scrolling though Instagram, as I often do, and discovered a great post by Fox and Hazel where she used acrylic paint to decorate her envelopes. ¬†So, I pulled out my paints and got to work. ¬†When I finished the envelope I decided that I liked them so much that I would make matching cards. ¬† The supplies I used are Decorative Mask (aka stencils) acrylic Paint in various colors, a palette knife, a paint splatter, Stampin’ Up sponges and Stamps, and a pint pin to address the envelopes.

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    The first envelopes I made I simply scraped the paint across the envelope or card layer using the palette knife.  If you do not have a palette knife you could use an old gift card for this.   At this point, I also added splatters of paint using the funny looking splatter tool and my finger.

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    I started off by testing several colors but settled on this variety of paint colors.  Copper, Pewter, light Gold, White, Hookers Green, Cadmium Red dark, and ocean blue/green

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    The next step was to add stamping to the envelopes and the cards. ¬†I used a variety of stamps mostly current stamps by Stampin’ Up! ¬†A few tips. ¬†The photopolymer¬†stamps¬†seem to slide around a little on the paint. ¬†So you just have to be careful stamping over the paint.

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    Then I decided to pull out the Decorative mask and the sponges.  I first tried to do this with the palette knife, but the effect was quite bold.  And more in your face than what I was looking for.  So the sponge was the way to go.  The sponge and paint added a soft look that is pleasing to the eye!

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    There are several ways to make matching cards!  Different stamps and colors add a whole new feel to basically the same design.

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    The deer antler card is one of the cards that I tried the palette knife with the Decorative Mask.  You can see how much bolder it is compared to the envelope below it.

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    The Noel card did not photograph very well.  But, it is truly gorgeous.  I love the paint on the crumb cake base combined with the gold heat embossing!

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    All that is left is to address the envelopes with your paint pen.  The Gold and Sliver gel pins would look wonderful with the stenciled envelopes.

    P.S. The address below is made up. ¬†I just wanted you to know what the envelopes look like finished. (even with my crappy handwriting) ¬†How cool would it be to live on Stampin’ Ave.

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    I made a video for y’ll, so that you can see the process of making the ¬†cards! ¬†I hope you enjoy it :>

    Thank you for stopping by today.¬† I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,¬†Becky Volpp at InkBlossom with Becky.¬† There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it! ¬†Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

    1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
    2. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
    3. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
    4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
    6. Becky Volpp at InkBlossom with Becky
    7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
    8. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
    9. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
    10. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps

     

    Supplies:

    • Stamp Sets: Christmas Pines, Hang Your Stockings, Star of Light
    • Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versa Mark, and ¬†Basic Black
    • Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Craft Sheet
    • Paint and other Paint supplies.

     

    I hope you will hop along with all the Royal’s today! ¬†I am sure you will find lots to love along the way! ¬†Have a great Tuesday.

    Much Love,

    Jennifer

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