Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Stenciled Canvas


Today is the start of the new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.  Jenny is our hostess for this one and she is calling it Stencilmania.  Here is how she describes it:

Stencils are such versatile tools - you can add colour through them, add texture and patterns with them, draw with them, emboss with them, print with them and so much more. So for this challenge we want you to get creative with your stencils, adding as many layers as you dare to create a vintage or shabby chic project to share with us all.

I thought it might be fun to make a mixed media canvas this time and here is how it came together.

I started with a round canvas that is 7 3/4" in diameter and was cut by my husband from the heavy chipboard that you find inside the vinyl covers of three ring binders - crafter's recycling at its finest.



Next I gave both sides a good coat of White Gesso (Dina Wakley) and then added some stenciling with Texture Paste (Ranger). I used the Bubble and Burlap stencils (Tim Holtz) and one I call Cracks that my husband made for me.


The canvas was covered with Aloe Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) and then using my ratty bristle brush I added some Sand Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley).


I added lots of colour next using Burnt Orange and Roast Chestnut IZink Pigment Inks (Seth Apter) and Umber, Cheddar and Sedona Scribble Sticks(Dina Wakley)

Using a Sizzix Circles Die Set I cut a couple of circles from cracker boxes, coated them with White Gesso on the plain side and then painted the larger one with Umber Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) and the smaller one with Sand Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley).


I wanted a bit of interest on the larger circle so I thought maybe I could get a wet or tone on tone pattern look by adding some Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz) through the burlap stencil (Tim Holtz). It did look wet but wasn't very visible. I took my heat gun to it to set it and was surprised but happy to see the stenciling turn a lighter colour and pop against the dark brown.


The next step was to colour the butterfly, which is a die cut from the Tattered Butterflies set (Tim Holtz). I used the Burnt Orange and Roast Chestnut IZink Pigment Inks and then coloured the body with Umber Acrylic Paint.


Embellishments were prepared next. A strip of French Design Tape (Tim Holtz) was added to a piece of card stock. Some drywall tape was painted with Sand Acrylic Paint and a Small Talk Sticker (Tim Holtz) was inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).

To assemble the canvas, I layered each circle on dimensional foam, and then added the butterfly to the top circle along with some thread. Each embellishment strip was added next and finally I removed the backs from some brads and added them to the drywall tape.

I hope you will join us. The challenge runs until 11:55 pm EDT, Tuesday, August 18th. One randomly chosen winner wilkl receive a gift certificate to shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and the Design Team will choose their 4 top picks with the overall winner receiving an opportunity to be a Guest Designer at a future date.

Dina Wakley Media Mediums - White Gesso MDM41689
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Paint - Aloe - 1oz Bottle
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - Sand - 1oz Bottle
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - Umber, 1 oz Bottle
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Bubble THS002
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Burlap THS007
Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste 3oz Crackle TDA71303
Seth Apter Izink Pigment - Burnt Orange 80640
Seth Apter Izink Pigment - Roast Chestnut 80638
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Pad - Walnut Stain
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Antique Linen TIM19497
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks MDA54733
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks 2
Tim Holtz Idea-ology French Design Tape
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Die - Tattered Butterfly by Tim Holtz
Scor Tape Tim Holtz Small Talk Idea-ology Stickers
Making Memories Brads
Gutterman Black Thread
Drywall Tape
Sizzix Circles Framelits Die Set
Handmade Cracks Stencil

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Shabby Floral Wedding Card


It is time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and this time Suzz is our hostess and is calling it With This Ring.  Here is how she describes it:

Summer is a traditional time for weddings. This year we have seen many of the celebrations become virtual, rescheduled or limited to few people participating. We as craft makers can still share our art with the happy couples by creating something beautiful to celebrate their special occasion. I challenge you to create something celebrating a wedding, it can be anything including: layout, card, decor, or gift.

I have created a shabby card with lots of flowers and two hearts that speaks to the romantic nature of a wedding.


I started with some paper from the Pretty Mosaics collection (Prima) and toned the colour down by using my ratty bristle brush to add some White Gesso. The panel was distressed on the edges and then added to my card blank.


The next panel was created by brushing Blushing and Carnation Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) onto a piece of white card stock.



Once the paint was dry, I added some stenciling with a Flourish stencil (Tim Holtz) and Watering Can Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi). This was followed with some White Gesso to tone it down. It was still too bold for me so I crumpled up some white tissue paper (Dollarama), opened it back up and glued it over the panel, making sure to pat it down so it didn't tear while it was still wet. Finally I distressed the edges and layered it on top of the background panel.


Next I worked on the embellishments.  I covered a chipboard heart cut by my husband with White Gesso and then added some Texture Paste Crackle (Tim Holtz) using a stipple brush. When it was dry I painted the heart with Elephant Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) and then rubbed some Pearl Perfect Pearl (Ranger) over the heart to add some shimmer to the high areas.


The word love is a wooden piece my husband made for me and it also has been covered with the Texture Paste Crackle and White Gesso. The little heart charm came from my stash and has been coated with White Gesso and then sanded for an aged look. A string of teeny seed beads have been added to the charm. Both the charm and word were then added to the large heart, which was then adhered to the card.


A strip of venise lace was added near the bottom.  I used the Skeleton Leaves and the Garden Greens die sets (Tim Holtz) to cut some leaves from scraps of white shimmer card stock. Seam binding was dyed with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) and created a loopy bow to which I added a pearl cluster.


To create the large white flower I tore a strip of sheer drapery fabric from my sewing stash,folded it in half on the long side and using a running stitch on the side opposite the fold I ruffled it forming it into a flower shape and then added a paper flower to the centre. The rest of the flowers are a variety of paper flowers singles from my stash that have been layered with either paper roses or adhesive pearls added to the centres.

I finished the inside of the card by creating a second panel exactly like the background panel and then added a white panel with a sentiment.

I hope you will join us for this challenge.  One randomly chosen winner will receive a gift certificate to shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and the Design Team will choose their top four picks with the overall winner receiving an opportunity to guest design with us at a future date.  The challenge can be found HERE and runs until 11:55 pm on Tuesday, August 4th.

Supplies list:

Prima Marketing Pretty Mosaic - A4 Paper Pad 642181
Dina Wakley Media Mediums - White Gesso MDM41689
Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste 3oz Crackle TDA71303
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - Elephant, 1oz Bottle
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - Blushing, 1oz Bottle
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - Carnation - 1oz Bottle
Rayon Seam Binding
15 Piece Ivory Acrylic Imitation Pearl Clusters
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Flourish THS032
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Pad - Watering Can AID39006
KAISERCRAFT Pearls - Self Adhesive - Pearl
Scor Tape
Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Paper Distresser 370E
Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves Die Set
Tim Holtz Garden Greens Die Set
Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls
White Adhesive Pearls
Venise Lace
Sheer Fabric
Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections Paper Flowers
Seed Beads
Heart Charm

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Christmas Card in July


It is time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and this time I am the hostess.  I am calling this one Christmas Cards in July and here is how I describe it:

If you are like me, you are anxious for 2020 to be over and done with. To speed things up let's pretend Christmas is around the corner even though it is only July and get a start on creating shabby chic or vintage inspired cards. This challenge is all about cards so please save other Christmas creations for later.

When I chose this theme I didn't realize that it would be appropriate for another reason. Where I live is is freaking hot right now and expected to be so until at least July 20th. When I say hot it is running about 93F - 95F every day with a humidex that is higher. Thinking Christmas helps to makes it feel a wee bit cooler - or maybe it is the air conditioning. 😄

This very shabby card was super easy to make and here is how I went about it:

I first found a freebie vintage image online and printed it.


Next I found a variety of papers I thought would compliment the photo.  For this card I used papers from the Flower Alphabet and Alchemy collections (Stamperia).  Don't be afraid to check out all your paper collections for papers that might work and not just Christmas themed papers.


Each panel of paper was heavily distressed on the edges and then I rubbed the edges with Old White Matte Wax (Prima).  Once that was dry I used a palette knife to spread some Distress Texture Paste Crackle (Tim Holtz) thickly in random spots on the edges.  This was done to each panel.


The next step was to grab some scraps of white card stock and cut a number of poinsettias and greens from the Holiday Greens and Festive Greens die sets (Tim Holtz).  Note:  I will link a substitute for the Festive Greens since I couldn't find that one in the store anymore.


Using a stencil brush I held the brush vertically and very lightly pounced some of the Distress Texture Paste onto all the poinsettia and greens pieces.  Because I did it so lightly, it didn't show a lot of cracking but gave it the desired texture.  If you click on the photo of the focal image to bring up a larger size, you should see the crackle on the bits I added to the edges.

The final step was to assemble the card.  I added the panels of paper first using some dimensional foam between the two large panels and also under the focal image.  Next I layered two of the poinsettia petals to make each flower and added them along with the greens.

I hope you will join us for the challenge.  It runs until 11:55 pm EDT on Tuesday, July 21st so you have lots of time to create.  One randomly chosen winner will receive a gift certificate to shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  The Design Team will choose their top picks with the overall winner receiving an opportunity to be a Guest Designer at a future date.

Supplies list with links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Stamperia - Flower Alphabet 12x12 Paper Pack SBBL30
Stamperia - Alchemy 12x12 Paper Pack SBBL34
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Wax Paste - Old White 967857
Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste 3oz Crackle TDA71303
Sizzix Alternations Tim Holtz Thinlits Dies - Holiday Greens 658759
Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits Die Set - Funky Festive Florals 66422
Scor Tape
Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Paper Distresser 370E
TIM HOLTZ 5 INCH/ 12.3CM TITANIUM BLACK SNIP 816E

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Saturday Showcase at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog - Big Flower Tag


This week all the gals on the Design Team are sharing the Saturday Showcase at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and creating tags with a flower theme for your inspiration.

I have made a tag with a BIG pink flower and here is how to create one like it:

  • Cover both sides of a large tag with White Gesso (Dina Wakley).


  • With a cheap bristle brush add lots of rough brush strokes using Peacock, Tangerine, Lime, Lemon and Magenta Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley).


  • Add markings in random areas using Watering Can Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi) and Border Lines and Faded Fragments stamp sets (Seth Apter) and #THMM101 set (Tim Holtz).


  • In random areas add Crackled Texture Paste (Wendy Vecchi) through a Harlequin stencil (Tim Holtz)
  • Once dry, replace the stencil and dry brush more Lime, Peacock and Magenta Acrylic Paint over top


  • Using Jet Black Archival Ink, stamp the large flower from the Daisy Elegance set (AALL & Create) onto some card stock three times
  • Fussy cut all three images and then remove a few outer petals from one of the images
  • Ink both sides of each image with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Use a fine brush and Carnation Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) paint the inside of the petals on the smaller image


  • Colour the centre of the smaller image with a White Gelly Roll pen (Sakura) followed by a Yellow Glaze Pen (Sakura)


  • Ink the edges of the tag with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Mount a Small Talk sticker (Tim Holtz) on a scrap of card stock, fussy cut and ink with Cracked Pistachio DI
  • Dye a piece of seam binding with Picked Raspberry DI


  • Use the Detailed Butterflies Mini die set (Tim Holtz) and cut a butterfly from scrap paper - I used some leftover paper that was made with Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint (Tim Holtz) on my gel plate
  • Punch some tiny butterflies from more of that leftover paper
  • Layer the three flower images using dimensional foam between the layers and add to the card
  • Glue some little dewdrops on the flower
  • Adhere the butterflies and then add the seam binding to the top
Please check out all the wonderful tags from the rest of the Design Team.  There is an abundance of lovely flowers.

Supplies list with links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

AALL & Create A4 Stamp Set - Daisy Elegance #266
Tim Holtz Etcetera Small Tag Thickboards THETC-003
Dina Wakley Media Mediums - White Gesso MDM41689
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - Carnation - 1oz Bottle
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - Lemon, 1oz Bottle
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - Lime, 1oz Bottle
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - Magenta, 1oz Bottle
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - Tangerine, 1oz Bottle
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - Peacock
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Cracked Pistachio TIM43218
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Picked Raspberry TIM34995
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black AIP31468
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Pad - Watering Can AID39006
Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Texture Paste - Crackled WVPASTECRA
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Harlequin THS016
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Detailed Butterflies, Mini by Tim Holtz
Seth Apter Faded Fragments Stamp Set
Scor Tape
TIM HOLTZ 5 INCH/ 12.3CM TITANIUM BLACK SNIP 816E
Rayon Seam Binding
Seth Apter Border Lines Stamps
Tim Holtz #THMM101 Stamps
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk Sickers
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Sakura Yellow Glaze Pen
Marvy Uchida Mini Butterfly Punch
Dew Drops

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Cattywampus?


It is time for the new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and Sara Emily, who is our hostess for this challenge is calling it Cattywampus.  I am sure you are thinking what the heck is that so here is how she describes it:

Cattywampus is a funny sounding southern slag term I hear a lot around the house. According to the On Line Slang Dictionary it has several meanings including "appearing off center, diagonal from, crooked or not level, appearing askew, tilted or lopsided". Taking inspiration from any one of these definitions, include something cattywampus in your vintage or shabby chic project. Be sure to tell us what that cattywampus thing is; we might miss it!

I have a 13 year-old Granddaughter who is graduating from elementary school this week (albeit a virtual event because of the virus) so I thought I would make a card for her.  She takes after her Grandma and isn't into girly, girly things but loves more contemporary looks.  I loved the Alchemy paper collection from Stamperia and decided to use it for her card and include both frilly and industrial elements.


I started by distressing one panel of black patterned paper, inking the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) and added it to a card blank.  Next I cut two more panels from different papers and cut the opposite corners on an angle.  Both were distressed and inked before they were adhered on top of the black panel.

I cut a narrow strip of yet another paper on a different angle than the two corners, distressed and inked it and added it to the bottom paper.  The different angles created on these three pieces of paper are part of my attempt at cattywampus.  Of course I then proceeded to cover most of it up.


The clock face was cut by my husband from a cracker box and I gave it a coat of White Gesso (Dina Wakley) and then tapped Versamark (Tsukineko) on it so it could be embossed with Aegean Sea Baked Velvet, Patina Oxide Baked Texture and Chunky Rust Baked Texture (Seth Apter).  An element from the paper collection was fussy cut and glued to the inside of the clock face.  I decided not to cover this element with clock hands.


A square element was fussy cut, distressed and inked and added on an angle - another example of cattywampus.  I chose this particular element because it describes my Granddaughter.  She is a competitive synchronized swimmer, bakes like a professional and has been accepted into the Advanced Visual Arts program for high school (one of 28 out of 70 applicants).  I am creative but can't draw at all or paint much but she is fantastic at both.  The key was altered with Versamark and Chunky Rust Baked Texture embossing powder.

I rubbed a bit of Old White Matte Wax (Prima Marketing) on the edges of the large turquoise flower and then all the flowers were inked with Vintage Photo DI  before they were added to the card.  Two are from the Pretty Mosaic sets (Prima Marketing) and the cream rose is from my stash.  I used the Garden Greens die set (Tim Holtz) and some Kraft Core Shattered paper (Tim Holtz) to make the leaves.


The bookmark from the paper collection was mounted on heavy card stock, fussy cut and dyed seam binding added to the top.  I had the seam binding in my stash and I think I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) to dye it but it was a while ago so don't hold me to that colour.

I added a distressed and inked panel of patterned paper on the inside and created a pocket to hold the bookmark and a gift card from the book store.

I hope you will join us for this fun challenge, which runs until 11:55 pm EDT on Tuesday, July 7th,  One randomly chosen winner will receive a gift certificate to shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and the Design Team will choose their top picks with the overall winner receiving an opportunity to be a Guest Designer at a future date.

Supplies list with links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Stamperia - Alchemy 12x12 Paper Pack SBBL34
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo TIM19527
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Tumbled Glass TIM27188
VersaMark Watermark Ink Stamp Pad
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Wax Paste - Old White 967857
Seth Apter Baked Texture - Chunky Rust 15g
Seth Apter Baked Texture - Patina Oxide 17g
Seth Apter Baked Velvet - Mediterranean Kit
Keys
Prima Marketing Pretty Mosaic Flowers - Emerald Dream 646905
Prima Marketing Pretty Mosaic Flowers - Turquoise 646936
Rayon Seam Binding
Scor Tape
Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Paper Distresser 370E
Ranger Inkssentials Mini Ink Blending Tool - With 4 Blending Foams IBT40965
Tim Holtz Garden Greens Die Set
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Paper

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Love Words


It is time for the new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. Suzz is the hostess for this one and calls it Positively Pensive.  Here is how she describes it:

Today is Ballpoint Pen day! The challenge is to thoughtfully use a ballpoint pen on your project. You can doodle, journal, sketch or trace an outline using any color ballpoint pen on your art. Create a vintage or shabby chic project with some form of ink from a ballpoint pen and if it isn't obvious how it was used make sure to tell us in your post!

I thought it would be fun for a change to do an art journal page and since it is June, which is traditionally wedding month (except in the middle of a pandemic) I chose wedding as the theme for this very neutral, vintage page.

I apologize for the lack of process photos but after close to 3 months in lock down, my mind has gone to mush and I simply forgot but here is how you can create a page like mine:

  • Coat page with White Gesso (Dina Wakley)
  • Cover page with Sand Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley)
  • Use a palette knife to add  Crackled Texture Paste (Wendy Vecchi) through the Flourish stencil (Tim Holtz) in random areas
  • Using Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger) and a Harlequin stencil (Tim Holtz) add some stenciling
  • Brush White Gesso over the page using a ratty old brush so you can see brush strokes
  • Spray Gathered Twigs Distress Spray Stain over the page and blot some off with a paper towel
  • Spray White Linen Ink Spray (Dylusions) on page
  • Splatter White Gesso over page
  • Cut leaves and branches from scraps of Kraft Core Shattered card stock (Tim Holtz) using the Garden Greens die set (Tim Holtz)
  • Punch some flowers from the Printery and Vintage Emporium paper pads (Prima) and add flowers to the centres from the Wild & Free Collection (Prima)
  • Hand cut a heart from white corrugated cardboard, coat with Sand Acrylic Paint and rub with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Adhere a piece of lace to the page followed by the wedding couple Paper Doll (Tim Holtz), the heart, a piece of ephemera (Tim Holtz), the leaves, flowers and buttons
  • Hand print the text using a black ball point pen

Please join us for the challenge, which runs until 11:55 pm EDT on Tuesday, June 23rd. One randomly chosen winner will receive a gift certificate to go shopping at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and the Design Team will choose their 4 top picks with the overall winner receiving an invitation to be a Guest Designer at a future date.

Supplies list with links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Dina Wakley Media Mediums - White Gesso MDM41689
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - Sand - 1oz Bottle
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Stain Spray - Gathered Twigs TSS42310
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Gathered Twigs TIM32823
Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Ink Spray - White Linen DYC37873
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black AIP31468
Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Texture Paste - Crackled WVPASTECRA
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Flourish THS032
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Harlequin THS016
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack, Keepsakes TH93958
Scor Tape
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls
White Corrugated Cardboard
Tim Holtz Garden Greens Die
Prima Marketing Printery Paper
Peima Marketing Vintage Emporium Paper
Prima Marketing Flowers
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Paper
EK Success Flower Punch
Venise Lace & Buttons