Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Star Shine with AALL & Create!

It's Tuesday which means it's my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. This week my teammates and I are showcasing products by AALL and Create. I recently realized that most of my backgrounds are blue and fairly orderly. I decided that I'd try something different this week.

Topflight Stamps Products Used: 
Washi Tape #6  by Autour de Mwa for AALL and Create

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Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
140 Lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore®
Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper Company®
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Bubblegum and Limelight Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints by PaperArtsy
Charming Pink and Verdant VersaFine Clair™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Buttercup, Pink Peony, Magenta Hue, and Jet Black Archival™ Ink by Ranger Ink
Copic® Markers: 
   Skin: BV0000, BV000, E50, E21, E11, E00
   Cheeks: R20
   Lips: E04, R22
   Hair: Y26, Y23, Y11
   Dresses: RV52, RV63, RV93; B60, B63
Clear and Rose Stardust® Glitter Gel Pens by Sakura® of America
Black Soot Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

  1. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp both Marilyn images onto white cardstock
  2. Color the Marilyns with Copic markers, fussy-cut them, and edge them with a dark marker. Set them aside while you create a background for them. Don't worry that they'll be bored. They have each other for company.
  3. Use a brayer to apply HaystackPeach Nectar,  and Taro Milk Tea Fresco Finish Chalk Paints, which are all lighter opaque colors, onto a 9" x 12" piece of heavy cardstock. 
  4. Use make-up blending foams to apply Banana,Tango,  and Bougainvillea Fresco Finish Chalk Paint overtop. 
  5. Use Charming Pink VersaFine Clair ink to stamp Reverse Stars Clear Stamp Set #485 repeatedly over the image panel, then heat set. 
  6. Use Verdant VersaFine Clair ink to stamp Newsprint Numbers Clear Stamp Set #434 randomly onto the panel. Heat set. 
  7. Cut the background panel in half. Reserve the other half for another day.
  8. Use magnets to secure the background panel to the STAY-tion.
  9. Release your inner control freak and determine the center of the panel. Align the largest star on the  the Smitten with Stars Stencil #121 with this point and use more magnets to secure the stencil to the background panel. 
  10. Use Post-It Notes or scrap paper to cover everything but that star!
  11. Brush Buttercup, Pink Peony, and Magenta Hue Archival Inks over the star.
  12. Remove the stencil and heat set.
  13. Use magnets to adhere the image panel to the base of the stamping platform. 
  14. Position the sentiment stamp from the Marilyn Clear Stamp Set #475 facedown on the star. 
  15. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp, lift the lid, and ink the stamp with Onyx Black VersaFine ink. Stamp. Repeat inking and stamping if necessary. 
  16. Remove the panel from the stamp platform and heat set the sentiment.
  17. Adhere the Marilyns as desired and add two pieces of Washi Tape #6 to ground them. 
  18. Edge the image panel with black Archival ink and adhere it to a black A6 card.
*Note:  In an effort to embrace imprecision and uncertainty, I (mostly) put aside my stamping platform and acrylic blocks while stamping on the background. Instead, I placed the stamp onto the palm of my hand, inked the stamp, and randomly stamped. I was pleased to discover that the stamp stuck to my hand and that I'd get various looks by applying different amounts of pressure to the stamp while inking and stamping. Cool!

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