Tuesday, 4 February 2014

More Stencils and Distress Inks

Over at the Artistic Stamper their Challenge this week is to use Distress inks.

Over at the Pan Pastel UK Blog their challenge is to use a Stencil.

Made two things which i needed, a card and envelope to send to a friend as a thank you and some storage for my pens and paint brushes.

The Card





The card stock is from stash, it was from Kanban. Took an A4 sheet cut in half, folded and washed with a little Haystack Fresco Paint. Used a piece of round sequin waste, Peacock Feather and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks to lightly cover the card.

Ooops forgot to say glued some old book paper to the front of the card before starting the stencilling. Decorated the border of the inside of the card too.

Cut three stars from foil card and glued them into place. Stamped O Joy from Stampotique onto tissue paper and then coloured with Distress Inks Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves, attached him to the card with PVA glue.

Added some doodle circles and stamped the words ‘I Believe’ in Black Soot Distress ink.

Took an A5 envelope used stamps from Chocolate Baroque and Crafty Individuals, birdcage stencil i made and the sequin waste. Used the same inks as above to colour.

Attached one of the Project Life pocket pages i made using CAP2, made a few of them in 3x4 and 4x6 inch sizes.  Stamped with Black Soot Distress and have used a cartoon image to cover the address.

Upcycled Pringles Tube

Asked my OH to chop down a Pringles crisp tube as i wanted some smaller containers, this time to house paint brushes and pens.



Made my own masking tape to go around the top of the canisters. Used Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks (can you tell i really like these two colours together!)Then i took the stencil Splats and Swirls from the Artistic Stamper, a baby wipe and rubbed through the stencil to remove the ink.



Covered the canisters in old book pages and a couple of pieces of ink mopping up paper, adhered it to the can using watered down PVA glue. Then applied Pan Pastels Turquoise Shade, Red Iron Oxide Shade and Red Iron Oxide Extra dark, love this combination.

Took the Swirls, Splats and Dots stamp plate from the Artistic Stamper, inked them up by hand and then stamped onto the canister. Used the matching stencil to add some splats using Peacock Feathers Distress ink.


Added the masking tape around the tops of the canisters,  sprayed with a fixative so the Pan Pastels don’t come off, added the brushes and pens, don’t they look fab.  Really pleased with them.

Looking forward to reading your comments which are always appreciated.



  1. Gosh, you've been busy, must be perking up. Fabulous stuff. Colours are lush. Brilliant!

    1. Not really, just trying to fight it by keeping busy. Thanks for your lovely comment Hazel :-) xxx

  2. Ooooh lots of fab things to look at on this post, gorgeous projects

    Sam xx

  3. Lots of wonderful projects. Hugs Annette x

  4. Really like the colours you have used in both projects they work so well. The card is really fab with the fun stamp and your pots are smashing and so functional xx

  5. Fab Upcycling :) Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month :)

  6. That's such a cool bit of upcycling - they look fab! Love the splats and swirls, and I'm happy to say I have some Extra Darks on the way, which I believe includes the Red Iron Oxide! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison x
    (oh, and I've joined up so as not to miss cool PPs stuff in the future!!)