Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Dreamer Shrine - Tando Creative

Dreamer Butterfly Crown Shrine by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative
Hi! I'm sharing the Shrine I altered for the Spray Ink theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I started this project by priming both sides of all the pieces of the shrine with a white spray primer. Next, I spread DecoArt White Modelling Paste over the stencil from the Nathalie Kalbach Fashion Dame Rubber Stamp Set onto the outer sides and roof of the shrine. Once the paste was dry, I sprayed the same pieces with a silver mist. Finally, I inked the edges with several colors of chalk ink and assembled walls of the shrine, holding the pieces together with hot glue.

Dreamer Butterfly Shrine Closeup by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

Next, I spritzed the inside of the shrine with yellow mist. I used hot glue to attach a weathered metal butterfly, ornate metal oval, and blue gemstone to the back wall of the shrine. I added some silver rhinestone trim and a sticker to the base of the shrine.

Dreamer Shrine Textured Finish by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

I finished this piece by gluing on the roof pieces and topping it with a metal crown.

You can find the products I used for this project in the Tando Creative Retail Store. We'd love to see your creativity! Share your work with us in Tando's Creative Zone on Facebook.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Sunbeam Mixed Media Board - Tando Creative

Sunbeam Mixed Media Board by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

Hi! I'm sharing the Mixed Media Board I altered for the Anything Goes theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I primed my board with DecoArt White Gesso. Once that was dry, I used a spatula to spread on blue, silver, and pink paint that was very close to being dried up completely. This old paint was a fun way to not let my supplies go to waste and also create some cool texture at the same time!

Next, I spread more chunky paint over the Kaz Boughton Dotted Star Mask. I topped the sun with a chipboard circle from the Andy Skinner Industrial Elements Set that I colored with liquid inks. I finished this board with some black and white doodles and a hand-written quote.

You can find the products I used for this project in the Tando Creative Retail Store. We'd love to see your creativity! Share your work with us in Tando's Creative Zone on Facebook.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Be Yourself Poured Ink ATC - ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez



Hi! I'm sharing an artist trading card today that I created using ColorBox ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez. I used a poured ink technique to create the embellishment on the center of this card. Unlike other poured ink techniques, this process only requires ONE product! I only used ColoriQue to create the circle sticker on this piece. I also used ColoriQue to color the cardstock, chipboard frame, glass gems, and decorative brass piece on this project. ColoriQue is so versatile!

I have a quick video that shares this easy 2-step process.



The embellishment on this artist trading card is the first poured ink piece from the video.



If you'd like to create a similar trading card, follow these instructions.

Step 1: Use a paintbrush to apply Grape Vine ColoriQue to a blank artist trading card base. Apply ColorBox Black Crafter's Ink to a citrus slice stamp. Repeatedly stamp the card base until covered.

Step 2: Use an Art Dauber to apply Pacific Ocean ColoriQue to a chipboard artist trading card frame. Apply ColorBox Berry Crafter's Ink to a small polka dot banner stamp. Repeatedly stamp the chipboard frame until covered. Glue the chipboard frame onto the stamped artist trading card base.

Step 3: Clean a decorative brass piece with rubbing alcohol. Use a paintbrush to apply Poppy ColoriQue to the brass piece. Let dry. Sand the brass piece to highlight the raised areas. Cut a piece of burlap the same size as the brass piece. Glue the burlap to the back of the brass piece. Glue the brass piece onto the center of the trading card.

Step 4: Use the poured ink technique to create an embellishment for the center of the card. I used a blank foam sticker for this piece. Add several drops of Snow Summit, Poppy, Pacific Ocean, and Frisco Bay ColoriQue to a small plastic cup. Slowly pour the ink onto the sticker. Let the embellishment dry overnight. Apply a layer ColoriQue Sealant for a dimensional gloss finish. Glue the sticker onto the center of the card.

Step 5: Paint 4 small glass gems with Pacific Ocean ColoriQue. Once the gems are dry, glue one gems onto each corner of the card.

Step 6: Apply "Be Yourself" epoxy word stickers along the bottom of the brass piece.

Step 7: Attach a dark blue gemstone to the bottom of the card.

Supplies:
ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez: Grape Vine, Pacific Ocean, Poppy, Snow Summit, Frisco Bay
ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez Sealant
ColorBox Crafter's Ink: Berry, Black
3D Adhesive Sticker: 7gypsies
Fancy ATC Frame: UmWow Studio
Acrylic Stamp Set: Pretty Little Studio Hello Heather Summer Vibes Stamp Set
Decorative Brass Embellishment: Lisa Marie Jimenez Etsy Shop
Burlap Paper: DCWV
Be Yourself Epoxy Word Stickers: Glitz Design
Dark Blue Gemstone: Recollections
Miscellaneous: Glass Gems 




Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Cuppa Love Tag Set - FabScraps

Cuppa Love Shabby Chic Tag Set by Dana Tatar for FabScraps

Hi! I'm sharing a tag set that I created for FabScraps using the C95 For the Love of Tea Collection today. I had a lot of fun with both color and texture for this tag duo. One of my favorite products by FabScraps is the amazing collection of coordinating chipboard that comes with each line. They really make designing fun as the options to personalize the raw chipboard are endless. I didn't use any fancy techniques to alter the chipboard for these tags, but rather focused on bold color.

Distressed Mixed Media Chipboard Embellishment by Dana Tatar for FabScraps

To begin, I brushed a layer of gesso over two tags. Next, I placeed the Parasol stencil over the tags and spread molding paste over the top. While the paste was still wet, I sprayed the tags with pink, blue, and gray mist. Once the tags were dry, I glued torn pieces of Social Tea patterned paper blue lace side up to the tags and then added flower clusters cut from the Prepare for Tea patterned paper, flowers and leaves, stick pins, and cheesecloth onto the center of the tags.

Distressed Mixed Media Chipboard Tag by Dana Tatar for FabScraps

I built a layered chipboard embellishment for the center of each tag with three pieces of chipboard; a tag that I covered with High Tea patterned paper, a chipboard Heart Teacup with Saucers, and a chipboard word (either Cuppa or Love, which is sold as one set). I colored the tea cups and words with pigment ink and then brushed the edges of the chipboard cups and words with brown dye ink. I add a mini clothespin to the top of each chipboard tag.

For the Love of Tag Cuppa Love Tag Set by Dana Tatar for FabScraps

I colored the edges of each tag with pink watercolor paint and then dry brushed gesso over each tag for a shabby look. I finished each tag by using white twine to attach seam binding bows to the top for a pop of color.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Rolled Magazine Card Set - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Guest Designer


Go Girl Rolled Magazine Butterfly Card by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I'm sharing my last project as a Guest Designer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L on their blog today. I created a fun and colorful card set using rolled magazine pages. I took a break from the Summer heat and used up some of my stash to create these funky cards. The selection of dry adhesives is amazing and I used 4 different types here to create dimension all while keeping my hands clean and avoiding drying time. I'd love to have you click over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog for more details, a look at the second card, and a full supply list.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Tropical Birch Round Wall Sconce - Walnut Hollow

Tropical Birch Round Wall Sconce by Dana Tatar for Walnut Hollow

Hi! I'm sharing how to create a tropical wall sconce from Birch Rounds on the Walnut Hollow blog today. I'm all about adding color to my backyard oasis this Summer and I'm just thrilled with this new piece of d├ęcor. I used a FREE coloring book page from Alisa Burke, a Walnut Hollow Creative Versa-Tool, Walnut Hollow Birch Rounds, DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Paint, and Aleene's Wood Glue to create this project. I share my full supply list and tutorial, as well as my tips for carbon paper transfers and wood burning, on the Walnut Hollow blog. I'd love to have to click over for a more in-depth look.


If you'd like to create this project yourself, or pick up some fantastic wood supplies or wood burning tools, absolutely everything is 20% in the Walnut Hollow Store!



Monday, July 10, 2017

Get Together - FabScraps

Get Together Mixed Media Vintage Wedding Layout by Dana Tatar for FabScraps

Hi! I'm sharing a vintage wedding layout that I created for FabScraps today. The C95 For the Love of Tea Collection is so beautiful. The neutral gray pairs so will with bold bright colors. I had a lot of fun building up the layers on this page to give a bit of a modern twist to an old family wedding photo.

Watercolor Modeling Paste Roses by Dana Tatar for FabScraps

I started this layout by spreading molding paste over the rose portion of the DS 070 Tea Time Stencil to add four roses to the Tea for Three patterned paper; three roses in a cluster left of center and a portion of one rose along the right edge of the paper. Once dry, I colored the roses with watercolor paint.

Shabby Chic Textured Mixed Media Photo Base by Dana Tatar for FabScraps


Next, I tore pieces of 6x6 Prepare for Tea patterned paper into strips and then layered the strips of paper in two columns left of center and between the three stenciled roses on the Tea for Three patterned paper. I cut flower clusters from the Prepare for Tea patterned paper and mixed them with burlap, rope, cheesecloth, flowers, leaves, and pearls to build up a textured focal point where I could secure my photos.

Ice Enamels on Chipboard Title by Dana Tatar for FabScraps

I embossed a chipboard word with Ice Resin Ivory Iced Enamel for the title of this page. Although this product is designed to color metal, I absolutely love how it looks on chipboard. I also added two clear bird stickers to the page.

Watercolor Background Splatter by Dana Tatar for FabScraps

I added a paper flower cluster and Love cupcake, cut from the Sweet Treats patterned paper, to the portion of the stenciled rose along the right edge of the layout. Finally, I splattered the layout with several colors of watercolor paint.


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Paper Sparklers - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Guest Designer

DIY Paper Sparklers by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Hi! I'm up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog today sharing my tutorial for paper sparklers. If you're looking for a fun paper craft to help occupy a group of kids during your Independence Day celebration this is a good one!

DIY Paper Sparklers Top View by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

The supply list is short, the steps are easy to follow, and this project is great for kids of all ages. Maybe more importantly, exposed skin, long flowing hair, and clothing or other flammable fabrics are all safe with this paper version of the festive firework!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Supplies:

Other Supplies: Patterned Paper (Pink Paislee), Paper Straws

Paper Sparklers Tutorial by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

DIY Paper Sparklers Tutorial by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Stampers' Sampler Publication!


I'm absolutely thrilled to have my work published in the July/August/September 2017 issue of The Stampers' Sampler Magazine (affiliate link)! I sent in a canvas with the hopes of being showcased as part of the Frightful and Delightful Challenge and my wait is over!
Ghoulish Greetings Canvas by Dana Tatar Publication in The Stamper' Stampler

You can find my Ghoulish Greetings Canvas on the top of page 78! I used some of my favorite stamps from Paper Wings Productions, a Tando Creative Chipboard Skeleton, and a Canvas Corp Burlap Canvas for this project.

I stamped onto a piece of tissue paper with the Writing Cling Stamp using black archival ink and then sealed it onto the canvas with gel medium. I added color to the edge of the canvas with Banana, Black Cherry, Blood Orange and Iced Chai Gelatos. I stamped a pair of wings using the Butterfly Wings Cling Stamp Set. I colored the wings with Banana and Blood Orange Gelatos. I used a White Stamper's Big Brush Pen to highlight the pattern on the edge of the wings and then added a layer of gold glitter glue for a bit of sparkle. I used the A Banner Day Clear Stamp Set and the Fall Add-Ons Clear Stamp Set and to create the sentiment banner, which I then colored with an Iced Chai Gelato and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I kept the Skeleton simple, coloring him with a coat of white acrylic paint and then drawing on a stitched mouth. I finished this piece with a black rose and some hand-dyed ribbon.

If you too are strange and unusual, I highly recommend this issue! You can pick it up directly from Stampington.com or on newsstands today!