Thursday, April 22, 2021

Beach Scene Canvas for Earth Day!

It's Earth Day and what better way to commemorate it than with a beach scene. Stampendous!® has recently released some more fabulous Slim Cling Rubber Stamps that are wonderfully versatile. My favorite one is the Slim Cling Woodgrain Rubber Stamp which I've used for my canvas. 

Here it is!

Stampendous!® Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Desert Storm Smooth Cardstock from the Environment® Papers Collection by Neenah Papers
Jet Black Archival™ Ink by Ranger Ink
Copic® Markers:
   Conch: RV000, RV00, RV21, RV32, RV91, RV93, E50, E51, E53, E55
   Starfish: YR14, YR24, YR27, E55, E57
   Ton Shell: BV00, BV000, RV32, RV93, E50, E51, E53
Picket Fence Distress® Stain by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Tumbled Glass and Brushed Corduroy Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress® Reinker by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink.
Media® Sand Paste by DecoArt®
Stick It Adhesive Sheets
Black/Kraft Cardstock from the Core'dinations Nostalgic Collection of Kraft Core™ by Tim Holtz® 
Black Chipboard
3D Foam Squares Black Mix by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L
Stamping Platform

  1. Cut a piece of  Desert Storm cardstock to 8.5" square.
  2. Use magnets to secure the cardstock to the base of the stamping platform.
  3. Position the Woodgrain Stamp facedown horizontally onto the paper. 
  4. Press the lid of the platform onto the stamp, lift, ink with Archival ink, and stamp. Repeat if necessary. 
  5. Remove the stamp, clean well, and dry it.
  6. Flip the stamp, position it facedown above the stamped impression.
  7. Repeat Step #4.
  8. Apply Picket Fence Distress Stain over the stamped woodgrain to create a white-washed look. Heat set.
  9. Repeat Step #8.
  10. Liberally apply Tumbled Glass Distress reinker to the ink pad, then sponge over the white washed wood grain until you're happy with the appearance. Heat set. 
  11. Trim the background panel to 7.75". Set aside.
  12. Re-do Steps#2 - 10 to create an additional piece of wood stamped stained cardstock to be used to mat the sentiments and/or for use on another project.
  13. Use a palette knife to apply Media Sand Paste to an 7.75" x 1.375" piece of heavy cardstock. Set aside to dry, preferably overnight. If I had been smart, I would have done this first. Alas.
  14. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the shells.
  15. Color the shells with Copic markers, fussy-cut them, and edge them with a dark marker.
  16. Use Archival ink to stamp the sentiments onto Desert Storm cardstock. 
  17. Trim the sentiments and edge with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. Smudge a little ink onto them to to age them.
  18. Mat the sentiments with the stained-woodgrained cardstock created in Step #12.
  19. Mat again with Black Kraft Core cardstock. 
  20. Lightly sand the edges of the Black Kraft Core cardstock to reveal the core.
  21. By now, the Sand Pasted strip of cardstock should be mostly dry. Blast it with a heat gun to ensure that it's totally dry.
  22. Add some details to the sand with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. Heat dry again.
  23. Adhere the Sand Pasted strip to the base of the background panel.
  24. Edge the entire piece with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink.
  25. Use Dimensional Foam Adhesive Squares and strong glue to adhere the shells as shown.
  26. Adhere the matted sentiments.
  27. Use Stick-It to adhere Black Kraft-Core cardstock to black chipboard.
  28. Sand the edges to reveal the kraft.
  29. Use strong adhesive to adhere the image panel to the Kraft-Core/Chipboard base.
Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE this, Kathi!! What a great Earth Day Post!!! Thank you so much for sharing. Just love what you've done with the woodgrain, isn't it just the most fun?! Perfect for the shells! Great wall hanging!!