Thursday, January 30, 2014

Flutterby Manequin Tag (Sharon Jeffs)

Flutterby Manequin Tag
by Sharon Jeffs

I think I've said before that I've never really made a lot of tags, that was until I heard a well known artist explain how she uses tags as a place to experiment with new techniques and ideas!  Since then, Ive come around to this idea and this tag was created as a result of that.

To create the background of my tag I began by die cutting it from a piece of Watercolor paper then completely wetting it with a spritzer.  Once wet, I daubed the Distress stain in the centre and held the tag up to allow the water to mix and blend the stains.  Once dry, I stamped the text sections of the Chat Noir stamp in sections of the tags.

The butterfly wings were die cut from mouldable plastic sheets that I coated with Frosted film then heated and moulded to the way I wanted them to sit before attaching them to a mannequin and then my tag!

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Papers on the Way from CHA

Today's CHA was again quite hectic, but we did want to take the time to share a few photos of some wonderful paper products and accessories we have ordered for you. Here are some great new products from Graphic 45, showcased in absolutely fabulous projects!

Next up we have some great products from BoBunny. We think you will love the new lines of paper, and we hope you will enjoy seeing some of the fabulous project BoBunny shared with us!

And lastly we'd love to share some of the papers from Kaisercraft that will be on their way to our store throughout the next several months (some of the papers have later release dates)

These papers and projects are just a part of those that FranticStamper is going to have for you! Be sure to check the site starting next week to see the new products and their pre-order information.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

MIxed Media at CHA

Today FranticStamper reps got to meet Andy Skinner who demoed his wonderful line of mixed media paints, mediums, and finishes. Of course, we had to pick up the whole range as well as a variety of stencils. Here are some of his fabulous works.

We'll have all the materials available for presale on the web site soon.

Also in the mixed media world, from Stampers Annonymous, were the new Dylusions Stamps, Dina Wakely stamps and Tim Holtz stamps available February through April (on different release dates.

The Tim Holtz stamps are already available for pre-order on our site, and the others will be available for pre-order next week.

It was a long day today and we are really tired, but we are also really excited about all the great new products we saw and that we are ordering for you! More tomorrow...