These Miss Anya stamps I got from Paper Garden Projects are sheer bliss to colour. I never used to really like colouring all that much (as a rule), but with these lil' ladies I can't get enough of it! Seriously I can't stop wanting to add another little touch. They're too cute! :O)
-1-Colour Miss Anya & add fun fashion details to her
-2-Create custom embossed vellum sentiment (Coloured)
-3-Make & embellish homemade label shapes
-4-Imitate the embossing paste style of the fabulous E.T. (Glitter!) :O)
-5-Make a beaded flower stem & Embossed vellum glass flower
-6-Dye thread with markers
I'm no colouring pro, but I am enjoying it more & more. I thought these two things were something that might be handy for somebody somewhere ;O)...
- Neenah White Cardstock &
- Beginners Copic marker colouring with only a couple of markers
Copics idea for beginners: I only have just under 2 dozen copic markers, so I need to do weird things when it comes to colouring. I colour with another favourite medium (like watercolour pencils & then add Copics to deepen the colour. You're not limited to the colours you have in Copics since you can use your other colouring tools.
To mix it up with Copics:
Step 1) Pick your colours for your image from your Copic selection (if you buy a few Copics in your favourite shades it's handy to pick from them first and match your other medium to them)
Step 2) Match up with other colours of colouring media that you have: watercolour pencils, painting with reinkers or markers using blender pens or brushes....
Step 3) Colour as you normally would
Step 4) Add Copic marker details to deepen the shaded areas
- Sakura Souffle pens
- Red seed beads, needle & red thread
- Red & turquoise thread, Black embroidery thread
- Oh So Sticky tape
- Sakura Souffle pens
- Copic Multiliner
- Exacto knife/hobby blade
- Sharp scissors
Adding hair baubles made this my favourite stamp of all time. I giggle everytime I look at them. Weirdly fun how perfect the scale of seed beads are for her hair ties, teeheehee
I also had fun stitching a quick line of red thread along her headband...
click the pic if you'd like a closer look:
To make her purse (to match a purse box I've made)...
(box coming soon to a blog post near you) ;O)
Step 1) Stamp image, colour & cut it out (with a band around it to of about 2/8")
To colour her purse (to match the fabric I made the box with), I filled it in with black, & added details with Sakura Souffle pens, then went over top of the pastel souffle pen with a Copic Multiliner to make the fine fine lines. (I also stitched around the purse in turquoise before cutting out...)
Step 2) Cut a slit at the bottom of the purse (with an exacto knife/hobby blade) Step 3) On the back of Miss Anya, stick a piece of Oh So Sticky tape
Step 3) Stick black embroidery thread on the tape
Step 4) Trim the ends of the fringe
- Vellum Cardstock
- Sentiment printed from computer & embossed (or stamped)
- Double-sided tape
- Copic markers (and/or other markers)
Step 1) Print a sentiment on Vellum Cardstock & emboss it with clear embossing powder (or stamp on vellum and emboss or not, may require Stazon or other solvent ink.)
Step 2) Cut the words out of your sentiment (or leave it in one piece, if you like)
Step 3) Add a strip of good double-sided tape to the back of your mat/image
Step 4) Adhere the words to the tape (facing front-ways of course; hey, I've done stupider things, hehe)
Step 5) Flip the sentiment over & colour the backs of the vellum words (Copics will not make the vellum curl; water-based markers will give you a bit of curl but should flatten out--going easy with water-based markers helps) :O)
- Any shape template
- Paper piercer
- Needle & thread
- Copic or other markers
Step 1) Create shape by tracing a template on back of patterned paper.
Step 2) To make piercing line, shift & trace it anew.
the papers I used are Patterned paper from Basic Grey Urban Prairie 6x6 Paper Pack and a black & white patterned paper from sweet Maria (sorry not sure of name, but I love it!)
Step 3) Pierce from the back, following your 2nd line. If the holes are raised on the front (and that bothers ya), you can flatten them with a bone folder; I like to use my Scor-Pal tool since it leaves no shine but my bonefolder does.)
Step 4) Embellish
The pic above shows omitting the edge with a black marker (outside of stitches or beading):
I beaded and stitched this, nothin' new (red beads & red thread alternated with white stitches) but the thing I can't stop doing lately is omitting the area outside stitches with a marker. I used a black Copic marker here, trying to draw your eye to the stitches & finish off the look a lil' bit
Erum (a.k.a. E.T.) was my inspiration for this detail. She is one incredible card artist! Erum draws the greater part of her gorgeous creations and adds so many intricate creative details. One of her signature elements is gorgeous embossing paste. I wanted to try and caputure the glittery natural lines she achieves, so I tried this technique below. (Now I just wish I could draw like her, and cut swirls like her, and use sequins the way she does... and...and....)
- Tombow Monomulti
The look of two kinds of cuttlebug embossing is so cute. I'd never tried it before, and I wanted to break up the embossing (Swiss dots & Birds n Swirls) with something kinda different, so enter this beaded flower stem. Here's how it was made...
- Cuttlebug embossing folders
- Neenah White Cardstock
- Paper piercer
- Thread & needle
- Copic marker (if you want to tint beads)
Step 2) Pierce along the line where you want your stem & pierce the shape of your leaf (and in the leaf center
Step 3) Stitch & add a bead to each stitch
Step 4) If you want to tint the beads (I wanted them more green) you can use Copic markers.
Step 1) Punch, die cut, or free hand cut a flower. This is from SU's Sizzix "birds & blooms" die cut & trimmed to separate the petals more
Step 2) Deboss the flower to shape it (I use a fun foam mat --with 4 layers--and a stylus. For how to shape vellum flowers, please see Valita's fabulous tutorial.
Step 3) Emboss the flower in a Cuttlebug folder (or other dry embossing method)
Step 4) Reshape it gently by debossing (but not enough to get rid of your Cuttlebug pattern.)
Step 5) Use as is or cover with Crystal Lacquer to make it look like glass (you can tint the embossing with a Copic marker if you like. I've tinted this with Skin White E00
Step 6) Use Tombow to glue beads in the center (or gems, or glitter, or....)
You can find some templates in this post:
Thank you so very much for stoppin in
& I hope life is treating you most wonderfully.
Hope to see you Saturday,
P.S. Want to see some REALLY creative Anya creations? Check out the Club Anya Blog.