Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tea Pot Gift Box - FabScraps

Tea Pot Gift Box by Dana Tatar for FabScraps

Hi! I'm sharing a gift box that I altered for FabScraps using the C95 For the Love of Tea Collection. I'm currently obsessing over Licorice Spice tea and I thought it would be fun to share the love in a fab altered gift tin.

I started this fun piece by cutting a piece of Elegant Tea patterned paper to cover the top of the box lid. The For the Love of Tea Carder's Pack includes a stack of 6x6 patterned papers, as well as die-cuts that fit over the top of some of the coordinating chipboard in the line. These wonderful products make designing 3-D pieces so much easier for people like me who don't own fancy die-cutting machines. I assembled the die-cut tea pot from the Carder’s Pack, brushed the edges with purple dye ink, and then glued the tea pot to the top of the box lid at an angle. Next, I glued the “You’re my cup of tea” tea cup die-cut from the Carder’s Pack onto a chipboard tea cup and inked the edges of the chipboard with purple dye ink. I repeated the same process for a chipboard tea bag tag. To create one embellishment, I looped a piece of white twine through the hole in the top of the tea bag tag and taped the ends of the twine to the back of the chipboard tea cup to attach the two pieces of chipboard together. Finally, I attached both pieces of chipboard to the front of the die-cut tea pot with adhesive foam for a nice dimensional effect.

I embossed the Just for You chipboard word with Amethyst Iced Enamels and added it to the tea pot.

Tea Pot Gift Box Back View by Dana Tatar for FabScraps

Next, I wrapped the base of the tea pot with lace ribbon and glued flowers, leaves, a ribbon bow, and flower clusters cut from the Prepare for Tea patterned paper around the base of the tea pot. I added a Tea for Two clear sticker to the back of the tea pot. I filled the tea box with my favorite flavor of tea.

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 décor. 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.


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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!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Winged Heart Mixed Media Board - Tando Creative + ColoriQue by LMJ Designs

Winged Heart Mixed Media Board by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

Hi! I'm sharing a Mixed Media Board that I altered for the Antiquing theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I love working with Tando chipboard for many reasons, but today I'm really celebrating the strength of these boards. I added two large pieces of brass, plus other embellishments, to this board without any structural issues like bending, cracking, or breaking! If you're looking for strong bases for your mixed media and assemblage projects I highly recommend Tando Mixed Media Boards. These boards also look fantastic when embossed and they'll hold up to punching.

I applied a base coat of metallic paint to the board and then prepped two brass pieces from the Lisa Marie Jimenez Etsy Store for painting by cleaning with rubbing alcohol. I painted the decorative rectangular brass piece with Pacific Ocean and Verdigris ColoriQue. Once the paint was dry I sanded the brass for a distressed look.

Winged Heart Mixed Media Board Closeup by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

I glued the decorative brass piece to the board and then topped it with the 7gypsies Architextures Findings Angel Wings Embellishments. Next, I painted a decorative brass heart with Ruby Slippers, Avocado, and Wisteria ColoriQue. Once the paint was dry, I sanded the brass for a distressed finish and then glued it down on top of the wings.

To complete these piece I added a metal arrow charm and a twine bow to the center of the heart.

You can find the mixed media board I used for this project in the Tando Creative Retail Store. There are several chipboard sets available with wings that would work great in place of the wings stickers I used for my project. We'd love to see your creativity! Share your work with us in Tando's Creative Zone on Facebook.

ColoriQue is a fabulous ink that brings color to metal, but also so much more. There is absolutely no prep work or special tools required to apply ColoriQue to most metal, raw brass being the exception, which needs a quick cleaning with alcohol before coloring. Blend and layer different shades of ColoriQue for unique effects. Distress dry ColoriQue with sand paper for an aged finish. Also, try adding ColoriQue to clay, ceramic, glass, wood, chipboard, and leather. ColoriQue dries quickly and is studio safe. Visit Lisa Marie’s Shop to purchase ColoriQue.

Friday, June 16, 2017

DIY Hot Stamped Hand Mirrors - Walnut Hollow

DIY Hot Stamped Hand Mirrors by Dana Tatar for Walnut Hollow

Hi! I'm sharing my tutorial for how I turned Walnut Hollow Round Serving Boards into hand mirrors on the Walnut Hollow blog today. You’ll be the fairest of them all with these easy to make and personalize hand mirrors! I adapted this project from a similar design by Martha Stewart, replacing her supplies with some of my favorites to create personalized functional pieces rather than décor items. I used the Creative Versa-Tool with the Mini Lowercase HotStamps Alphabet Set to wood burn names onto each mirror, but the Creative Versa-Tool includes a wonderful selection of tips that are perfect for burning more elaborate designs or hand lettering onto wood.


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DIY Painted and Hot Stamped Hand Mirrors by Dana Tatar for Walnut Hollow