PaperArtsy Blog Topic#11 Monotone Yellow


Hi everyone, it's Etsuko (My favorite things) with you today, and I'm here to share with you ATCs and Holder using a selection of stamps designed by favorite artist France Papillon.

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The monthly theme of typography was I selected from two France's stamp set sentiments, when I look at her stamps, I can see that she pays close attention to the words and quotes and it's very abstract. So I decided to create layers and embellishments from them and spread them on the cards. Topic#11 my theme of Monotone Yellow was in addition to the colour wheel paint colour, I added the actual rust color and stamp color to bring variety to the project to keep it from looking monotony.

I tried to collect materials for the project. I used two types of paper for the cards and holders, cloth for the corrosion color, plain tissue paper, I wanted the base color to be rough so I used a brayer, and PaperArtsy's products. The above is roughly as shown in the diagram below.

I made a Monotone Yellow color wheel. I use PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic - Tangerine Twist, Snow flake and Little Black Dress.

First, make a master board for the card. Paste the book papers with random gaps, roughly mix the main ingredients Tangerine Twist and Snow Flake, and use a brayer to apply it on top of the smoothy heavyweight A4 white stamping card. When it dries,  select the PaperArtsy stencil by France Papillon (PS400, PS399,PS379 and ps378) there are marks of different sizes with the mark and add irregularities using Grunge Paste.

Cut the master board into several ATC (3.5" x 2.5") sizes. Here I created images and embellishments that will become layers. I made first layer the image of France Papillon stamp set 035, 036 (FP035, FP036) on tissue paper with Ranger Archival Ink stamped it. I then tore it up and stuck it on top of the card using gel medium. - If the base is uneven, it is convenient to use tissue paper - 

Next, I make a piece of cloth with a rust-colored image printed on it..

Using PS400, PS379 and PS378 stencils, apply VersaMark on the fabric with a sponge, remove the stencil, sprinkle rusting powder on the fabric, spray with vinegar and leave on a warm day for 4 to 5 hours. When the color changes, wash with water and dry. I tried double gauze and calico for the cloth. I mainly used gauze here.

If you leave it on for 4 to 5 hours on a warm day, the color will look like this.

This is the resulting color after washing several times with water to remove rust powder and drying.

I tried to figure out how to use this cloth. 

I made paint papers with brayer using color wheel.

I printed stamps FP035 and FP036 on each piece of paint papers using stamp ink and embossing powder, then cut them to the desired size and laid them out.

Here this is where the layout was decided and each item was installed.

I thought I would just use a dark brown ink pad to border it and complete it, but I added dark brown card stock from the back.

They are all ATCs.

I wanted a little change for these three ATCs, so I added a 3D embellishments.
In the center of the leftmost card, the bezel has a round image of FP035 cut out and a clear pebble inserted from above. In the middle,This pebble sticks out quite a bit, so I was worried about putting it in the holder, but I'm glad I came up with an interesting idea, which I'll write about later. The card in the center is I attached a chain to a rectangular glass and added France's favorite heart from the back. On the left side, I used colored punk studs. 

From here, I made a holder and each ATC bag that goes in it. And this is the bag drafting.

First, I made two shades of colored paper using Tangerine Twist, Sow Flake and Little Black Dress.  I stamped the FP036 stamp on dark paper with even darker paint, also I stamped the quote of FP035 with Tukineko VersaFine Clair - Acorn.  On the light yellow paper, I stamped the image of FP035 with Snow Flake, and stamped the quote and small round pattern of FP036 with the same Tukineko VersaFine Clair - Acorn. This meaning is because I want to arrange dark bags and thin bags alternately.

The top of the bag was cut with a round punch.

At the back of the bag, paste double-sided tape only in the middle as shown in the image below and paste all the bags.For the last bag, paste double-sided tape on the four sides and paste it on the HERE part of the holder that comes out next. There is a tutorial on how to attach this bag on Youtube below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hybj7bALGPc&t=25s

The figure below is a drawing of the holder.

When I set the pebbles inside the bezel, it turned out to be unexpectedly thick, so I cut a round hole so that they could be seen outside the holder.

When the bag mentioned above is set in the holder, the shape of the holder is wide at the top, narrow at the bottom, and trapezoidal when viewed from the side because each ATC has an ember and is thick.

I attached a round child's face lid to the cover of the holder.

As shown in the photo, If opened the round lid that the bezel could be seen.

I will complete my last project of this year by putting all the ATCs in the holder.

This time's Topic #11 Monotone Yellow was very fun and playful as I love yellow. Also, the theme of colour wheel, which spans four seasons, renewed my awareness of color and at the same time, I learned its depth.
I enjoyed adding variations to the card by adding items other than paint to the card, such as chains, wire, studs, gold thread, buttons, and other items that belong to the color yellow. I would like to take this opportunity to play with red, blue, green, and other Monotones, and if you'd like, I'd like to see how you like them too. 
Thank you for stopping by today. I look forward to seeing you again.
Etsuko xx


PaperArtsy Topic3 Art Dolls


Hi everyone. Etsuko ( My favorite thingshere with you today, and with my Art Dolls using lovely Darcy's stampsI have loved making art dolls since I started stamping so far, I have made them using a variety of materials, including boards, fabric, old brush and tin cans. 
First when I  turned over my stash box to see what kind of doll I was going to make, I noticed two small wooden boxes and pieces of copper I had used in solder work. I put them together and decided to make the doll's. I thought of making a doll's face with a bezel and pouring resin into it, then making the lid of the box look like a door, drilling a heart-shaped hole in it, and attaching acetate to it to make a window. I believe that the resins and acetates I use will be our quarterly theme of transparency.

Also a simple technique of lifting the base with transparent paint was applied to the box doors using Fresco Paint and Infusion over a base of grunge paste. 

I laid out the products that will be used in this project. And the leading role this time is grunge paste, using stencils and stamping. 

These are  piece of leftovers copper and the bezel is in the process of being made.

Here is a brief description of my bezel and how I used the resin. First, using an appropriate cylindrical rod, we bent the copper cord into an oval shape and made it the size of each face. (I used a rolling pin). Cover them tightly with adhesive copper foil tape on the sides and back, apply flux, and solder them. I painted watercolour with Dracy stamp set 20 (EDY20) for their faces.

This is my resin solution which comes in A and B mix equal amounts of each, and the resin hardens within a day or night, and the small bubbles disappear. Always use anti-soaking gloves for use.
Sara Naumann also explains how to use the resin in detail on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/1306760245/videos/977955970293992/

These are my copper and solder set for the bezels. 

Apply a piece of paper the same size as the bezel to the bottom and attach thin foil tape to the sides and wide tape to the bottom.

Apply flux around the copper foil and solder the entire surface using a soldering iron.

Before pouring resin into the bezel, apply a thin coating of paper sealer to the surface of the face paper. (to prevent the resin from smudging the paper.)

When the sealer dries, put it in the bezel.

The resin solution I use consists of liquid A and liquid B. Gently mix the required amount of resin in a 1:1 ratio of AB solution for 5 minutes. and let it cure for a day and night. At which time the small bubbles disappear. ((Caution - always wear anti-immersion gloves).

Then it is poured into bezels and left to rest for a day and night.

These two wooden boxes were previously made and kept in stock, the thickness and different size, but I thought it would be good for use on dolls. I cut out the shape of an ECY02 hearts to be a window in the lids, which I thought was good.

This is the finished view of the box on the left as you face it.

Both were coated with white gesso and PA Printed tissue on the larger box with Mod Podge.

The larger box proceeded to be finished into a shadow box and I imaged with Steampunk's brother studying inside the box. I applied grunge paste to the left side and stamped EDY02 gears, but left it a little too early, so the pattern was broken up just a little. Then, die-cut leftovers of gear, cogs and doilies were collaged and pasted on the box.

To start on the lid, I tore off a piece of PaperArtsy Printed Tissue, stuck it on using Mod Podge, let it dry, applied Grunge Paste to the left side, let it sit for a while, and then used EDY02 gear stamps. Whenever I use grunge paste for stencils it always comes out beautiful! but stamping doesn't always work. This time stamped beautifully on the prototype but fell apart a bit on the production run, I think because there was too much paste and not enough wait time to accommodate it. Amanda showed good tutorial the PaperArtsy blog here. 

Paintly on the lid with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic - Southern Sky and Blue Lagoon (FF95,FF131), then I the gears were washed with water in black to make them stand out.

Printed tissue and heart stamps were used to create the background for the interior of the box, and the back of the lid was collaged from the remainder of the same die as the front and painted translucent with Pea Coat mixed with Satin Glaze for both sides. This box was a little thicker and the size was just right, so I made a design that looks like the fairy boy ( EDY20 ) peeking out of the  window.  https://shop.paperartsy.co.uk/eclectica-darcy-20-7527-p.asp  I made this fairy's body and wings by stamping EDY20's body and EDY02's butterfly on paper coated with Pewter.

I made this fairy boy and his wings by stamping the body of EDY20 and the butterfly of EDY02 in Versafine Clair - Nocturne on pewter coated paper.

Also the window was made of acetate with brown alcohol ink to give the windows a smoky appearance, The use of acetate is an expression of transparency, which is the this quarter theme.

The frame for the window made in the shape of an EDY02 heart was made by layering several sheets of paper and using the outside of the same stamp, colored with wax, and beads were attached like nuts.

I thought the texture was not enough for the doors, so I added gear and other embellishments and waxed the doors to complete the fairy boy doll.

The journal inside the girl's fairy doll is visible through the big heart window. 

Paper Artsy Stencil by Tracy (PS201) was used with grunge paste and colored with Infusion, then sanded and wax was used to finish the box. 

Die-cut leftovers of hearts to be installed in the windows were soldered and finished with black patina for a vintage color and attached few beads.

Her wings were made by using the same PS201 stencil with grunge paste and coloring it with Infusions - In The Navy and A Bit Jaded while adding water.then stamped and cut out the EDY02 heart from the back.

I used these leftover papers to make box interiors and her small journal.

I had a little trouble matching the color tones to create the box surface and wings using infusion. Since I used grunge paste, I couldn't redo the process many times, so I had to adjust the colors by spraying water or wiping them off with baby wipes.


Color wax was added at the end where the color was missing, but not much else was done. However, the girl's feet came off several times, so I used strong adhesive.

I was puzzled by the stamping on the grunge paste and the color adjustment by Infusions for this project, Many things happen in the process of making things but I am always happy when I get a good finish on my doll making. I hope you are inspired to make one after seeing the Art Dolls theme this time.