Saturday, March 10, 2018

Winnie & Walter Spotlight #2

Hello!  I am so happy to be back with all of you again!  If you were able to catch my first Winnie & Walter Leading Lady post here, then you might remember that I am planning on having a theme for each of my posts through the month of March.  Today's post I am titling "Off the Page",  and I am going to focus on various mediums you can stamp on besides paper.  Don't get me wrong I love paper, and my collection can totally attest to that (as can my husband! lol), but there are lots of mediums out there that give beautiful and unique results that you may not have considered using.

For my first off the page project I'm going to share stamping on cork.  This tends to be a more common medium when stamping, and with good reason as it is easy to come by, gives great results, and adds fun texture...


 For this card I stamped this coffee cup and steam from the Warm Wishes to You Stamp Set right onto a piece of adhesive backed cork.  I then die cut both with the coordinating Cutaways.  I then added this onto a few sheets of patterned paper.  As a final touch I added glossy accents to represent the liquid in the cup, and I love the touch of shine too!


For the next medium I chose to work with adhesive Wood Veneer.  I love the look of wood and woodgrains on projects, and so I decided to see what else this medium had to offer in two very unique ways.  First, I wanted to stamp so sweet little critters and color them in. Here is what I came up with...


Isn't she too much fun?!  This image comes from the Purrfect with Evelin T Designs, and I've used the matching Cutaways too.  My cat is always trying to fit in the smallest boxes, or game boxes when we have them out, it's just too funny!  Now I knew I wanted to color my images in, but I also knew that wood soaks and spreads with the touch of inks so markers were out.  The same went for watercolors, obviously they would spread as well and I wanted a nice clean image.  That's when I looked over and saw my Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils, and I have to say I'm hooked!  I was surprised at how easy it was to blend my colors as well.  After creating this card I already have all kinds of plans on coloring in some of those larger floral images onto this Wood Veneer, doesn't that just sound lovely?

As I stated before I knew that inks would spread easily on the Wood Veneer so I wanted to give it a little test.  Alcohol inks are all the rage right now, so I thought why not start there?  And friends I LOVE it!  They blend and spread like butter...


 For this card I started by blending purple and pink alcohol ink colors over an entire piece of Wood Veneer.  Since the ink dries quickly I was able to die cut my hearts from the True Dotty Heart Cutaways right away.  And of course I had to fill all of those little dots with a fun mix of flat back gems.  While these were drying, I created my background panel by stamping various sentiments from the Sentimental Love Stamp Set.  And viola!

I have one final card for today that mixes the Wood Veneer with a new medium: Craft Metal.  I have used Craft Metal before to emboss and die cut with, but I had never tried stamping on it so I gave it a go... and it worked!


I wanted to color my stamped flowers in with Alcohol Markers so I used a Alcohol friendly ink and set it to dry for a bit before working with it.  If I were to stamp onto this Craft Metal and try to color on it right away it would do nothing but smear the images.  I also heat set the images just to make sure they were fully dry (make sure you use tweezers or something besides your hand to hold it when you are heating it up, or the metal may burn your hands).    While you may not be able to layer your coloring on Craft Metal or blend colors, it will give you a watercolor look as the coloring dried, and I love it!  For this card I used the In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans, and it's coordinating cutaways, as well as left over Wood Veneer heart from the True Dotty Heart Cutaways.  I then finished it off with the Hugs and Kisses Cutaway layered in black and silver.

Whew!  And there you have it!  Lots of ways for you to go off the page with your crafting.  Do you have a favorite medium other than paper to work with?  Thanks so much for stopping by today, the amazingly sweet Shay is letting me do a $30 giveaway to one of my readers! Yay!!!  So leave a comment below telling me something you enjoy stamping on besides paper and you'll be entered to win.  Also, if you would like to follow me on my Instagram page, or if you already do leave me a little love to the corresponding Instagram picture and I'll give you an extra entry! :)
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

26 comments:

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Great tips! I have never stamped on any of these materials.
I've only stamped on canvas and paper. I do have some wood
pieces; I'll have to take another look at them! All of your
projects are lovely. I especially love the cat & birdie card.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome group of cards! I love the Warn Wishes card... great color combo and one of my favorite sets!
I usually just stamp on paper, but I did a couple of cards with the thin wood pieces before too. I remember I stamped a wooden fence on one piece of the wood veneer and on the other I used a barrel stamp. I bent it slightly after dampening the wood to make it curved and then filled the barrel with some flowers. Have not tried cork yet!

Janis said...

Such adorable cards, Lisa!!! I esp love what you did with the wood veneer. Thanks for the tip about using the blendable colored pencils on it. Lately, I have been eyeing my sadly neglected craft metal, which has been sitting unloved in my stash for at least a couple of years. You have inspired me to get it out and play with it again!
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Mirella said...

Wow these are really cool and so creative! I’ve not been so adventurous so far, so the only other thing than paper that I stamp on is vellum and acetate... I’ll need to try out other options!

ionabunny said...

Some lovely ideas here. Love the texture with the wood and the cork. Stamping on metal is always fun. Hugz

Greta said...

Your creativity is over the top--love these projects! My favorite surface other than paper is felt & I have stamped on it. However, I prefer using it for die cut flowers & leaves without any stamping.

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are all so cute, but I love the purr-ty kitty! Hehehe, love that sentiment! Also the bejeweled heart is fabulous! As for stamping on something other than paper, I've stamped on acetate a few times, and cork once or twice. I tried stamping on a wooden piece once but it didn't work out. The ink bled so I probably needed to either use a different ink or perhaps seal the wood, who knows, I never tried it again after that! Paper works best for me!

Celeste Goff said...

Wow, you have been one creative crafter Lisa! Love all of the amazing alternative materials you used on these gorgeous cards! So beautiful and creative!

Trina P. said...

Whoa! Four fun cards. Creative and bright colour palettes. Great ideas.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the creativity on your cards - thanks for sharing

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Four gorgeous, very creative cards !! Congratulations !!
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Sue D said...

Fabulous cards. Love how you used cork, wood veneer and craft metal.
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F. Andre said...

I've never been adventurous enough to try other materials, but I love your results and tips. The cards using the craft metal and wood veneer are my favourite. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Annette Gordon said...

Love all the different materials you used on the cards. Really made the cards unique and oh so pretty.

pcm said...

never would have thought to use alcohol inks on wood veneer!

Maryam said...

Wow, I never tried stamp and them cut them on wood.. I tried stamping and colouring them few times.. but your creation is so unique.. I love using vellum in my cards..

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Gorgeous set of cards!!! I love to use wood for some of my projects!

Karenladd said...

These are so creative and beautiful Lisa! I have to say that I have never tried stamping on cork or wood venee, but the results are impressive. That kitty squeezed into the tiny cardboard box is hilarious, and so cat-like!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the variety of cards and textures.

SHartl said...

These are just awesome and the cork looks like fun. My favorite is that cat but they are all beautiful.

Anushree Vaish said...

Oh I am simply loving ur creative ideas...so unique in their own way...thanks for inspiration...waiting for ur another takes..hugs

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love the hearts! Two of my favourite things to stamp on are glass and acetate - love both materials.

mandalj said...

I love the look of the stamping on wood - I'll have to try to find some to try it out! I usually stamp on paper but have tried plastic, glass and fabric as well.

BethW said...

I Immediately fell in love with I'm so purdy. The subject matter and fabulous wood technique are both winners. Definitely book marking for future reference.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Wow>.. beautiful set of cards Lisa..Love the idea so much.. Hugsxx

Rachel Vass said...

Beautiful cards, especially love the coffee one and the last gold dots card.

 
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