Monday, 5 August 2019

Have A Wonderful Time | DecoArt | Monoprint Monday

Welcome back to another Monoprint Monday!
                           
Yes, it's another card!  What can I say, I'm currently trying to build up my stash of cards.
                            
Gel Printed Heart Easel Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Monoprint Monday | DecoArt
             
This card was inspired by Gemma Hynes, and her awesome cards that she shared on her Facebook Page in June (HERE).
             
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MATERIALS
              
PAPER & CARDSTOCK
                        
Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
Black Cardstock
                                  
STAMPS
                            
"Simply Scriptly" by Crafter's Companion
            
STICKERS
                            
"Chit Chat" by Tim Holtz
          
PAINT & INK
                 
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints:
Bahama Blue
Primary Yellow
Pumpkin
True Red
                     
Posca Paint Marker PC-1MR - White
                    
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE
   
Gel Printed Heart Easel Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Monoprint Monday | DecoArt
         
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Monday, 29 July 2019

Don't Forget To Be Owlsome | Monoprint Monday | DecoArt

Firstly, my apologies for missing Monoprint Monday last week!  I'm hoping to continue this series for a good few weeks at least, so watch this space!
         
This week is a card featuring my favourite paints by DecoArt, the Americana range.
                            
Owl themed Gel Printed card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | DecoArt
                    
MATERIALS
              
PAPER & CARDSTOCK
                        
Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
Black Cardstock
8" x 8" Card Blank 
                                  
STENCILS
                            
Alphabet Stencil by That Craft Place
            
DIES
                  
"Twit Twoo" Mixed Media Die Set by Die'Sire
            
PAINT & INK
                 
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints:
Bahama Blue
Primary Yellow
True Red

Posca Paint Marker PC-1MR - White
UniPin Fine Line Pens - Black
                         
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE
                 
Owl themed Gel Printed card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | DecoArt

         
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Monday, 15 July 2019

Gel Printing using Leaves | DecoArt Americana

I recently treated myself to a gel printing plate, something I've had on my Amazon wishlist for a long time.
                          
Oh boy was this a good purchase! So much fun has been had just getting used to using the gel plate! 

This brings us to today's blog post, and a new series for this blog: 

MONOPRINT MONDAY
                            
Gel Printing using Leaves by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | DecoArt
             
This technique is not a new one, indeed it was discovered on and inspired by many wonderful creators on YouTube, so thanks go to them.
                                
Gel Printing using Leaves by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | DecoArt

Gel Printing using Leaves by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | DecoArt

Gel Printing using Leaves by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | DecoArt

Gel Printing using Leaves by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | DecoArt

Gel Printing using Leaves by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | DecoArt
                           
MATERIALS
              
PAPER & CARDSTOCK
                        
Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
6"x6" White Card Blanks
Coordinating Coloured Card from my stash
Black Cardstock
                                  
STAMPS
                            
Tim Holtz "Simple Sayings CMS155"
            
DIES
                  
First Edition - Varsity Alphabet
            
PAINT & INK
                 
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint:
Primary Yellow
Bright Orange
Royal Fuchsia
Purple Rain
Margarita
Bright Green
Turquoise Blue
Desert Turquoise
Bahama Blue
                         
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE
             
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Thank you as always for popping by. Don't forget to return each Monday for a new gel printing project. 
          
xxSAMxx
   

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Butterfly Greeting Card | Distress Ink

Following on from yesterday's post featuring the Cube Clamshell Gift Box, I often have scraps of inked or painted backgrounds left from such projects. 
              
I try to make use of these, usually turning them into greeting cards.
                            
Butterfly Acetate Front Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Distress Ink
               
This card features a favourite technique of mine, using acetate as the card front.
                   
Butterfly Acetate Front Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Distress Ink
       
MATERIALS
                                     
For most of the supplies used, visit yesterday's post HERE.
                                                          
OTHER MATERIALS
                  
Dark Brown Cardstock
A5 Card Blank
Heavyweight Acetate
"True Colours" A5 Stamp Set by Sheena Douglass
Arteza Oil-based Paint Marker (white)
       
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE
                 
Butterfly Acetate Front Card by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter | Distress Ink
           
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx
   

Friday, 12 July 2019

Cube Clamshell Gift Box | Distress Ink

Hello and welcome. I do hope you have a nice weekend planned.
                            
Cube Clamshell Gift Box by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
               
Some readers may recognise this style of box from THIS 2017 POST. It's a favourite style for me and I should make more!
                       
      This time the box pattern was scaled up to fit a mug and required the best part of two A3 pieces of Centura Pearl Cardstock to make the main box, rather than one 12" x 12" piece.
                       
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MATERIALS
              
PAPER & CARDSTOCK
                        
Centura Pearl A3 Cardstock
Watercolour Card
                                  
STAMPS
                            
Butterfly Stamps by Cherry Green

Various background stamps by Tim Holtz and Crafter's Companion

                                             
PAINT & INK
                  
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Tim Holtz Distress Inks:
Antique Linen
Gathered Twigs
Cracked Pistachio
Evergreen Bough
Lucky Clover

Ranger Archival Ink:
Potting Soil
                         
COMMONLY USED TOOLS AND ADHESIVES
ARE LISTED ON THE SUPPLIES PAGE 
FOUND HERE
          
Cube Clamshell Gift Box by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter

Cube Clamshell Gift Box by Sam Lewis AKA The Crippled Crafter
           
Thank you as always for popping by.
          
xxSAMxx