Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fun Stampers Journey Product Spotlight Videos on YouTube - Worth Watching


With our Media Mix Promotion in full swing, don't miss out on this fabulous 20% off opportunity of these select products.  If you would like to see the PDF File that lists all of these items on sale, please CLICK HERE.

Fun Stampers Journey has added in some Product Spotlight videos during the month of September to help you learn more about our Mixed Media products and how they are used.

Product Spotlight Videos - September 2017 - Fun Stampers Journey


PanPastels 101
PanPastels and Sparkle Silk
PanPastels and Stencils
PanPastels and Clear Pigment Ink
Journey Gel Press Care and Storage
Journey Gel Press and Stencil

There are many more Product Spotlight Videos posted on YouTube by Fun Stampers Journey.  It's a great way to learn more about our products too.  

YouTube Channel for Fun Stampers Journey




Media Mix Promotion for September 2017:  Select items on sale for 20% off


YES, the Gel Press is part of this sale!!!!


If you would like to see the PDF File that lists all of these items on sale, please CLICK HERE.

There are so many wonderful items on sale:   stencils, wood media, acrylic paint, PanPastels, Journey Gel Press and Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate, Brayer, and brushes.

This is a great way to stock up on your mixed media products while they are on sale during the month of September 2017.

Recruiting Promotion for September 2017:

 

Sign up to become a Journey Coach in September 2017.   Submit your first qualifying order of $150 or more and Fun Stampers Journey will ship this Media Mix Bundle to you (over a $100 value) for FREE! (Qualifying orders must be placed before October 31, 2017).

I would love to have you on my team.   Let me know if you have questions.


Please click here to view the PDF file that shows all the items by name/item number in this bundle.  Such an amazing offer. 


If you would like to place an order or sign up to become a Fun Stampers Journey Coach, here is the link to my business website:
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach Manager 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

My YouTube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/kreateskards

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pocket Pup Was The Perfect Addition For This Get Well Card - Fun Stampers Journey Products


The other night I wanted to make a Get Well card for a young man.   His favorite color is red so I used the color as my starting point.

Card base is Candy Apple card stock.   Then I layered on a red/white/blue print I made on my Gel Press.  The cute little puppy was stamped on Whip Cream Card Stock and then colored in using Journey Color Burst Pencils.  

I couldn't help but smile when I added the Wiggle Eyes to the puppy's face.  I think they really added to the look of the card, don't you agree!

Fun Stampers Journey Products Used:


Pocket Pup Stamp Set AT-0204  Set of 3 stamps
Get Well Stamp Set SS-0331 Set of 11 stamps
Candy Apple Red Card Stock CS-0007
Whip Cream Card Stock CS-0041
Candy Apple Ink Pad IP-0017
Denim Days Ink Pad IP-0010
Journey Gel Press JM-0107
Brayer TO-0087
Heart You Embossing Folder EF-0003
Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner AD-0081
Journey Foam Squares AD-0085 Medium 
Journey Color Burst Pencils JM-0077
Journey Twine Candy Apple AC-0266
Wiggle Eyes AC-0173  45 pieces -- three sizes with 15 of each size
Journey Platinum Machine (die cutting) TO-0090
OR
Amaze Die Cutting Machine TO-0134


Media Mix Promotion for September 2017:  Select items on sale for 20% off


YES, the Gel Press is part of this sale!!!!


If you would like to see the PDF File that lists all of these items on sale, please CLICK HERE.

There are so many wonderful items on sale:   stencils, wood media, acrylic paint, PanPastels, Journey Gel Press and Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate, Brayer, and brushes.

This is a great way to stock up on your mixed media products while they are on sale during the month of September 2017.

Recruiting Promotion for September 2017:

 

Sign up to become a Journey Coach in September 2017.   Submit your first qualifying order of $150 or more and Fun Stampers Journey will ship this Media Mix Bundle to you (over a $100 value) for FREE! (Qualifying orders must be placed before October 31, 2017).

I would love to have you on my team.   Let me know if you have questions.


Please click here to view the PDF file that shows all the items by name/item number in this bundle.  Such an amazing offer. 


If you would like to place an order or sign up to become a Fun Stampers Journey Coach, here is the link to my business website:
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach Manager 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

My YouTube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/kreateskards

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mixed Media Project Tutorial - WOW - Fun Stampers Journey Products

Here are 3 versions of the same tree.   The 2nd and 3rd were created using the Gel Press and our Fun Stampers Journey Acrylic Paints.   The first one is the stamped image using Fresh Forest Ink Pad. 

Inspiration hit the other night and I couldn't wait to see if my idea would work.   I had done a technique using mirrored words on the Gel Press the other day, and began to wonder if I did something similar with a stamped image if it would work.


Sparkle Trim Stamp Set SS-0495 Set of 7 stamps

I stamped my image on Whip Cream Card Stock CS-0040 using Fresh Forest Stamp Pad IP-0013.

After stamping the image, I placed it "underneath" the Gel Press JM-0107.  Because the Gel Press is clear, the image shows through extremely well.

I used Green Olive Acrylic Paint JM-0021 to create my tree on top of the Gel Press.  I was careful not to get it too thick.   Also did not completely fill in the tree, just tried to cover the same green areas seen in the stamped image underneath the Gel Press.    After painting the tree, I allowed it to dry (maybe 5 minutes - it was dry to the touch).

Then I started adding different colors of acrylic paint and using the brayer to add them in.  Any color will work, just stayed away from using the Green Olive as that would blend into my tree.    When my colors were in place, I then put a piece ow Whip Cream Card Stock over the Gel Press.  Pressing firmly over the card stock.   I let it dry for a while (maybe 5 to 8 minutes) and this was the result when I did the pull:

As you can tell not all of the tree pulled up.  I hadn't waited long enough for the paint to dry.  I still like the print, but know if I had waited just a bit longer more of the tree would be in the pull.

There was still quite a bit of paint left on my Gel Press.   So I decided to let that dry on the Gel Press (no card stock at this point).  Once dry, I covered the complete area with White Acrylic Paint and immediately covered that with Whip Cream Card Stock.   I pressed firmly a number of times so that the card stock and the paint all came into contact with each other.   I walked away from my project and let it dry for 15 minutes.   This time I wanted to be sure most of the paint would come up with this pull.   This is called "let it ride" technique.    When I went back, I gently pulled my card stock off of the gel press.    This is the result:


Do you see how the rest of the tree came off with this pull, and textures from earlier are showing too!   It is so amazing what you can create.   I now have 2 beautiful card fronts to use and inspiration to make many more.

Yes, this took quite a bit of my time, and they are card fronts (or pieces of art) that I won't mass produce at any time.   But it was so worth my time and effort.  It allowed me to go outside of my comfort zone, and try.   With crafting ... with using the Gel Press ... with using Mixed Media, there is NO right or wrong in the outcome of your designs.  If something doesn't look the way you want it to, add to it.   Don't be afraid.   I could of stopped after my first pull.  I'm so glad I did the 2nd pull.  

The Gel Press, the Brayer, our Acrylic Paints AND MORE are on sale this month for 20% off.  See flyer below.   Here's a list of our acrylic paints:

    Candy Apple Red Acrylic Paint JM-0100
     Bubble Gum Acrylic Paint JM-0104
     Citrus Cooler Acrylic Paint  JM-0099
     Lemon Drop Acrylic Paint JM-0103
     Limeade Splash Acrylic Paint JM-0101
     Beach Ball Acrylic Paint JM-0102
     Whip Cream  Acrylic Paint JM-0106
     Black Licorice Acrylic Paint JM-0105
     Blue Lagoon Acrylic Paint JM-0018
     Cool Pool Acrylic Paint  JM-0020
     Sweet Berry Acrylic Paint JM-0025
     Oatmeal Cookie Acrylic Paint JM-0022
     Pineapple Smoothie Acrylic Paint  JM-0023
     Butter Cream Acrylic Paint JM-0019
     Riverstone Acrylic Paint JM-0024
     Green Olive Acrylic Paint JM-0021

Media Mix Promotion for September 2017:  Select items on sale for 20% off


YES, the Gel Press is part of this sale!!!!


If you would like to see the PDF File that lists all of these items on sale, please CLICK HERE.

There are so many wonderful items on sale:   stencils, wood media, acrylic paint, PanPastels, Journey Gel Press and Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate, Brayer, and brushes.

This is a great way to stock up on your mixed media products while they are on sale during the month of September 2017.

Recruiting Promotion for September 2017:

 

Sign up to become a Journey Coach in September 2017.   Submit your first qualifying order of $150 or more and Fun Stampers Journey will ship this Media Mix Bundle to you (over a $100 value) for FREE! (Qualifying orders must be placed before October 31, 2017).

I would love to have you on my team.   Let me know if you have questions.


Please click here to view the PDF file that shows all the items by name/item number in this bundle.  Such an amazing offer. 


If you would like to place an order or sign up to become a Fun Stampers Journey Coach, here is the link to my business website:
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector

Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach Manager 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

My YouTube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/kreateskards

Monday, September 18, 2017

Let's Talk Mixed Media - Fun Stampers Journey Products

Thought it would be great today to share information with you about some of the Fun Stampers Journey Mixed Media Products.  This type of information helps each of us in choosing the perfect product for our projects.





Our Journey Mediums can add dimension, tons of texture, and loads of visual interest to your projects. Mix, play, and create! And don’t forget to get a little messy!

JOURNEY GEL MEDIUM (JM-0071)

        Transparent, use as transparent ground instead of Gesso
        Gloss finish
        Tint with acrylic
        Main purpose is to change the properties of acrylic paint:
        Alter the consistency (thin out)
        Add sheen and brilliance
        Extend drying time
        Excellent adhesion for collage and decoupage
        Use for image transfer
        Apply with brush or brayer
        When applying to canvas, use adequate pressure to force medium into canvas (brayer is ideal)
        Use as binder for powdered pigments


JOURNEY GESSO (JM-0072)

        Pronounced jes-oh
        Use on a variety of products such as books, journals, paper of all sorts and canvas pieces
        Flexible, non-cracking (great for die cutting)
        Quick drying
        Water resistant
        Non-yellowing
        Tint with acrylic
        Stamp (brush on rubber stamp)
        Excellent primer for canvas, paper and wood
        Thinner than acrylic paint
        Leaves a slightly textured surface when dry
        One coat coverage
        Apply with brush (or use old gift card to spread thin layers)
        Thin up to 50% with water or mix 50/50 with Gel Medium


JOURNEY MODELING PASTE (JM-0073)

        Water resistant
        Slow drying
        Hardens when dry
        Tint with acrylic
        Use to build texture on rigid surface & creates rigid support
        Mix 50/50 with Gel Medium
        Medium for flexible support 
        Can apply to any absorbent surface

        Can be sanded, sculpted or carved when dry
        Apply with spatula
        To create absorbent surface, mix 1 part Modeling Paste to 3 parts Gesso, apply with brayer
Works beautifully with stencils to give a specific textured design
   
     ACRYLIC PAINTS  
 
        The Fun Stampers Journey acrylic paints are an artist quality, non-toxic, fast-drying pigment paint.  The high concentration of pigment provides a rich color.

        Acrylic paints are water soluble but become water-resistant when dry. They leave a vibrant, smooth, matte finish after completely drying.

        They can be diluted with water or modified with gel medium to ease the spreading ability across your painting surface and change the finished look of your project.

        Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water, or modified with a gel medium, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolor or an oil painting, or have its own unique look.

        Acrylic paints are easy to use and bring another crafting adventure to your creative journey.

·       Get creative by applying your acrylic paints with paint brushes, brayer, sponges and more.

·       Easy clean up with water or mild soap.

·       Apply to many surfaces; paper, wood, canvas, fabric. Permanent on most surfaces.

·        Colors can be mixed to create additional palette offerings
     

    Acrylic Paint Colors Available Are:  

 

     Candy Apple Red Acrylic Paint JM-0100
     Bubble Gum Acrylic Paint JM-0104
     Citrus Cooler Acrylic Paint  JM-0099
     Lemon Drop Acrylic Paint JM-0103
     Limeade Splash Acrylic Paint JM-0101
     Beach Ball Acrylic Paint JM-0102
     Whip Cream  Acrylic Paint JM-0106
     Black Licorice Acrylic Paint JM-0105
     Blue Lagoon Acrylic Paint JM-0018
     Cool Pool Acrylic Paint  JM-0020
     Sweet Berry Acrylic Paint JM-0025
     Oatmeal Cookie Acrylic Paint JM-0022
     Pineapple Smoothie Acrylic Paint  JM-0023
     Butter Cream Acrylic Paint JM-0019
     Riverstone Acrylic Paint JM-0024
     Green Olive Acrylic Paint JM-0021
 
  

Media Mix Promotion for September 2017:  Select items on sale for 20% off


YES, the Gel Press is part of this sale!!!!


If you would like to see the PDF File that lists all of these items on sale, please CLICK HERE.

There are so many wonderful items on sale:   stencils, wood media, acrylic paint, PanPastels, Journey Gel Press and Fluttering Hearts Gel Impressions Plate, Brayer, and brushes.

This is a great way to stock up on your mixed media products while they are on sale during the month of September 2017.


Recruiting Promotion for September 2017:

 

Sign up to become a Journey Coach in September 2017.   Submit your first qualifying order of $150 or more and Fun Stampers Journey will ship this Media Mix Bundle to you (over a $100 value) for FREE! (Qualifying orders must be placed before October 31, 2017).

I would love to have you on my team.   Let me know if you have questions.



Please click here to view the PDF file that shows all the items by name/item number in this bundle.  Such an amazing offer. 


If you would like to place an order or sign up to become a Fun Stampers Journey Coach, here is the link to my business website:
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector


     Mary Director
Fun Stampers Journey Coach Manager 
http://www.funstampersjourney.com/marydirector
24/7 on-line ordering available

     My YouTube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/kreateskards