Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wonderful Things Keepsake



Hi there,

Today, I am sharing a little Keepsake that I created with Rtia Barakat's Fairy Magic stamp set and oxide inks. I absolutely love this stamp set.  It's perfect for all types of projects of all sizes. This keepsake measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. It's a great gift giving idea and always perfect for art d├ęcor in your crafty space too. The base of this project is a shadow box that I found clearanced at a local craft store.


I began this keepsake with inking some watercolor paper with various oxide inks and water. I used oxide colors: broken china, fossilized amber and spiced marmalade.  I trimmed my watercolor paper down to a layering size.

 
Using black ink, I stamped fairies and sentiments onto the inked watercolor paper and then heat set the ink. I stamped multiple fairies and sentiments to be used in other projects. A fairy and sentiment were then cut out with scissors.

 
Next, I distressed the edges of the watercolor paper, fairy and sentiment with coordinating oxide ink.

 
Next, I applied oxide inks to resin embellishments using a paint brush.

 
Then, I adhered some jeweled adhesive paper to the shadow box as the base layer of the keepsake.

 
Next, I adhered the inked watercolor paper layer and resin embellishments to the keepsake.

 
I then added the “Wonderful Things” sentiment and fairy to the keepsake using 3D tape.


Lastly, I adhered coordinating flowers, clear beaded spray stems and a crystal charm.


This was a super easy and fun project that came together very quickly.  The use of the fairy and sentiment added just the right touch to make this gift special.  The stamp set can be found using the link below:


Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Imagine Mixed Media Journal




Hi there,

Today I'm sharing a journal created with Rita Barakat's Heart Wing Artfoamie stamp. The stamp measures 5 ¾ x 3 ½. The size of the stamp was perfect for this journal.  I coordinated this fun stamp with some oxide inks, dyed cheesecloth and dyed ribbon. The journal measures 7 3/4 x 5 ½.

I began this journal by inking some watercolor paper with various oxide inks and water. I used oxide colors: worn lipstick, wilted violet, and fossilized amber.  These colors complimented each other well.









After inking the watercolor paper, I resprayed the remaining loose ink with water and inked the Heart Wing stamp with the ink. I heat set the inked watercolor papers and continued adding inks until I was happy with the end result. Then I stamped onto some blank watercolor paper. I created several stampings of the Heart Wing to create several color variations.





I also used the remaining loose ink to coordinate ribbon and cheesecloth to be used on the journal.


Next, I trimmed the inked watercolor paper down to layering size and tapped some cracked pistachio oxide ink onto the inked watercolor paper. I adhered the inked watercolor paper to a coordinating layer of cardstock. I also cut the Heart Wing stampings out and inked the edges with cracked pistachio ink.



Next, I added dyed honey comb die cuts and cheesecloth to the journal. I then layered 2 Heart Wing stamping together with 3D tape and adhered the Heart Wing layer to the journal.



I applied some wilted violet ink to wooden words and adhered them to the journal.  I added dyed ribbon and a crystal charm to finish the journal.




I really enjoyed using the Heart Wing stamp on this journal. The stamp measures 5.75” x 3.5” and can be found using the link below:


Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Fairy Tags











Hi there,
Today, I'm sharing some Fairy Tags that I created using stamps from Rita Barakat's Fairy Magic stamp set and canister lids. Who knew that canister lids could be used in your crafty space to create fun tags?? The 3 ¼ size lids are the perfect size to play with and can be conveniently found in local stores. They provide just the right depth, dimension and base to enhance tags.  I coordinated the stamps and lids with some Tim Holtz Oxide inks, charms, and dyed ribbon.

I began these fun tags with inking some watercolor paper with various oxide inks and water. I used oxide colors: broken china, fossilized amber and spiced marmalade.  I loved the color combination.











I inked 2 sheets of watercolor paper. I also used the remaining loose ink to coordinate ribbon for the tags. I heat set the inked watercolor papers and continued adding inks until I was happy with the end result.











Using black ink, I stamped fairies onto the inked watercolor paper and then heat set the ink. The fairies were then cut out, edges distressed with coordinating oxide ink and set aside.


































Next, I applied gesso to the canister lids and let them dry. I added oxide ink to the edges of the canister lids and dipped the tags in clear embossing powder. Then I heat set the edges- creating this fun bubbled texture on the edges.
















Next, I created some circle die cuts using the inked watercolor paper, stamped a fairy and sentiment on to the circle using black ink and distressed the edges with coordinating oxide ink.













I adhered the stamped circle die cut to the inside of the canister lid.





















Next, I punched a hole in the canister lids with a Cropadile, added an eyelet to each lid and added a stamped fairy to each tag with 3D tape.












Lastly, I added a ball and chain with coordinating ribbon and charms.














I loved creating these tags. Rita’s fairy stamp set is versatile and fun to use. The stamp images are so crisp, easy to create with and they are perfect for small or larger projects. The stamp set can be found using the link below:


Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Karen Jiles Designs

Friday, July 28, 2017

Free Spirit Insta Album


Hi there,

Today I’m sharing an Altered Insta Album created with Rita Barakat’s Cowboy Boot Artfoamie stamp. I had the most fun with this stamp.  It measures 6 x 4 and perfect for large projects.  I coordinated this fun stamp with some oxide inks, flowers, and dyed ribbon. The album measures 11 x 6.

 


I began the altering of this album by inking some watercolor paper with various oxide inks and water. I used oxide colors: worn lipstick, wilted violet, broken china, and fossilized amber.  These colors complimented each other well.



I inked (2) 12 x 12 sheets of watercolor paper. I also used the remaining loose ink to coordinate ribbon for this album. I heat set the inked watercolor papers and continued adding inks until I was happy with the end result.



Next, I inked the Cowboy Boot foamie with black ink and stamped onto the inked watercolor paper. I love how crisp the stamping came out. The ink colors in the background peek through perfectly. I stamped the boot onto the second ink watercolor paper and then cut the boots out using scissors.

 



Next, I trimmed one of the inked watercolor papers down to layering size and transferred a script to the watercolor paper using a stencil, copic marker and air compressor. I also tapped some broken china oxide ink onto the inked watercolor paper to accent the color combination. I used a heat tool to heat set the additional ink on the watercolor paper.

 


Layer the inked watercolor paper onto coordinating cardstock. Add ribbon and metal charm to the bottom of the watercolor and cardstock layer, and adhere to the front of the Insta Album. Add stamped cowboy boots to the album.




I added coordinating flowers, heart pearl pins, Free Spirit charm and ribbon to the front of the Insta Album.

 I absolutely loved working with the cowboy boot stamp. The 4 x 6 size of the boot was ideal for this altered project. The stamp that I used for this project can be found using the link below:


Thanks so much for visiting today...:)
Karen Jiles Designs

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Fairy Magic Card


Hi there,

I’m super excited to share my first post as a member of Rita Barakat's Design Team. Working with Rita’s products was so much fun. The products are versatile and easy to coordinate with inks and other mediums. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the stamped images come to life as I used inks with them.

Today I’m sharing a card that I created using stamps from Rita’s Collection: Fairy Garden Background stamp and Fairy Magic.  I love these stamps together. They give you an opportunity to just simply play and create some fun artwork. I coordinated the stamps with some Tim Holtz Oxide inks, corrugated board, and jeweled adhesive paper.

 


I began this card with inking some plain manila tags with Tim Holtz’s Oxide inks and water. The use of inks provided a great background layer to build upon.  I used oxide colors: vintage photo, worn lipstick, wilted violet, broken china, cracked pistachio, fossilized amber and spiced marmalade.  I loved these colors together. Inking many tags, gives you additional inked bases for future use. I also used the remaining loose ink from the tags to coordinate ribbon for this project.

 




After my tags were dry, I stamped the Fairy Garden Background stamp and Fairy from the Fairy Magic stamp set onto separate inked manila tags using black ink. The stamped Fairy Garden Background tag was used as the base tag and I cut the fairy out to be used on the base tag.

 


I then created a crackled effect on the tag and fairy by applying Versamark ink to the inked tag and the Fairy. Then I added clear embossing powder to both and heat set them. I gently bent the tag and fairy in various ways, cracking the surface. I added coordinated ribbon that I made after creating the tags. I flattened the tag out and applied adhesive.  The tag was then adhered onto an inked layering size of corrugated board.



I stamped sentiments and another fairy from the Fairy Magic stamp set onto one of the inked tags that I created, cut them out and adhered them to the tag. I added a coordinating jeweled adhesive layer to the green card base that I chose, added some additional inked ribbon and adhered the tag onto the layered card base.

This was a super fun project. The stamps were so easy to use and fun to play with.  I hope that you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed creating it.

The stamp sets that I used can be found using the links below:




Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Karen Jiles Designs