Monday, August 15, 2016

Texana Designs Water Color Stamps & Samples

The August 2016 release of stamps from Texana Designs includes some of the older stamps miniaturized and some new designs by Karen Lambert.  By using watercolor markers and watercolor paper these stamps take creativity to a new level.

Below are several samples by Jimmye Sue Mitchell using the new stamps.

Janet created the following cards and tag using the existing Texana stamps.  Many of the stamps work great as the containers and props.  Many of the mini flowers can be used in part to create the floral arrangement.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 with a Texana Flair

This is sample from the Creative Chemistry 103 Day 1 Distress Micro-Glaze Resist Technique.

Check out these new summer stamps created by Design Team Member, Karen Lambert.  Janet used them on the Day 2 Distress Marker Spritzed Watercolor Technique.

Day 3 was all about Distress Collage Mediums and Texture Pastes.  Halloween stamps created by Jillian O'Diorne.  Tags created by Design Team Member, Janet Bradshaw, using Texture Paste Embossing Technique and Texture Paste Coloring Techniques.
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Monday, August 1, 2016

August 2016 Stamps of the Month - Beach Scenes

Updated 8/15/16 to add more samples

Sea grass can be so much more.  How about prairie grass?

Karen Lambert's Supply list
TD stamps.  Fence, Sea Grass, Bluebonnet Trio
Zig Clean Color Markers
Water Color Paint Brush 
Bristol Paper

Karen Lambert's Beach Scene

This was a make n take that Karen designed.  It featured various forms of masking and resist.  A white crayon was used as a resist on the birds before the background was colored.  Post-It Notes were used to mask the sailboat.

Jimmye Sue Mitchell's Sample

Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze
Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol
Wink of Stella Pens Green and Gold
White Prismacolor Pencil  on Birds

Megan Bickers' Driftwood, shells, seagulls cards
Texana Designs Stamps: Driftwood, Mini Shells, Seagulls
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
DMD Inc: Kraft Cardstock
Crate Paper: Acorn Avenue (Peanut Deli Pattern paper)
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
Letraset: Promarkers (Cinnamon, Tan, Cappuccino, Sandstone, Cool Grey 1,
Cool Grey 2, Cool Grey 4, Blue Grey 3, Grey Squirrel)

I tore the edge of the blue watercolor pattern paper to make it look like
ocean whitecaps on waves. I stamped the driftwood on white cardstock, then
colored tan markers below it for a beach sand look. The mini seashells and
the seagulls were stamped, colored with alcohol markers, and fussy cut
before adding to the card.  The sentiment was stamped either directly on the
blue pattern paper (if the torn piece was wide enough for the full
sentiment) or stamped on white cardstock and cut to customize/shorten the
sentiment so it would fit. 

Megan Bickers' Dolphin Spinner Card

Texana Designs stamps: Dolphin, Seagrass
Georgia Pacific: White Cardstock
Crate Paper: Acorn Avenue (Peanut Deli Pattern Paper- Blue watercolor design)
TPC Studio/ANW Crestwood: Black D-Stress Pattern Paper (Grey)
Tsukineko: Memento Inkpad (Tuxedo Black)
EK Success: Punches (1” Circle, Word Window Punch)
Pentel: Aquash Waterbrush
Ranger: Distress Inkpads (Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood)
Akashiya Sai: Watercolor Markers (Green, Brown)
3M Foam Tape
2 Pennies

I stamped the dolphins on white cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers, and fussy cut them. I used three dolphins for each card. The white circle the dolphins are glued to was a white piece of cardstock that was punched into a circle shape, then watercolored with distress markers to match the watercolored pattern paper. I used the Watercolor Brush markers to ink up the seagrass stamp (brown and green) and stamped it directly on the watercolored pattern paper twice without reinking the stamp (this gives it a faded, dimensional look).  To create the spinner aspect of the card, I lined up the word window punch in the center of the card, then moved it to the right and left to create a larger channel for the spinner to rotate in.  I adhered one penny to the back of the dolphin circle, then sandwiched the other penny to it with a piece of fun foam (cut in a rounded shape). The spinner part just tucks into the channel and will spin as you tilt the card right and left.

Janet Bradshaw's Pop Up Card Front

For this pop up card I created a sunset scene by painting the sun, then stamping the grass and cranes in black ink for a silhouette.  The gulls were cut out and adhered to the image.

Janet created this tag in Creative Chemistry 103 using the Marker Spritzing Technique.
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