Tell The Story

March 31, 2019 — 5 Comments

After a wee break from these, and bearing in mind how much I have been waffling about new stuff recently, I thought that this one was a perfect finale to March.

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The stamps that I used were from Creative Stamping magazine and the sentiments again from that handy Small Talk set from Tim Holtz.

The brown was an accident, but I think that it worked well in the end.

Tell The Story Artist Trading Coin

Ok, let’s tell the story of how it was made.

Here is what was used.

And here is how it was made.

  1. I first cut two 2.5 inch circles from the greyboard and glued them together with the tacky glue.
  2. A coat of white gesso was then applied and allowed to dry.
  3. I then spritzed with water and dropped on a single drop of watercolour ink – this stuff goes a long way! This was allowed to dry and then I spritzed again and left to dry again.
  4. Brown archival ink was then used to stamp the background script text and the foreground fountain pen nibs.
  5. The nibs were then coated with Dimensional Magic.
  6. A single sentiment was cut down into parts and stuck in place.
  7. Finally, I used a tiny amount of interference gold fluid paint to add excitement to the outer edges.

Masculine, classic, stylish … ?

What do you think?

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

Bye for now.

J :)

5 responses to Tell The Story


    I really like how this turned out. Very masculine and elegant. Love it.

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    I love them John. Immediately when I saw them I thought they would be great for my daughter, she writes, creates beautiful journaling pages and loves her life as a teacher. So for me it isn’t masculine. Thank you for sharing.

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    Please ignore my cry for help above!! Ive been trying for 2 days without success and this morning it worked the first time!

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    Jackie Ashdown March 31, 2019 at 9:15 am

    I like this very much. Nice to see a more masculine one. The brown background was a happy accident I think. XX

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    Hi John, I am very new to all this even though my machine stayed in its box for the first year! I have learned lots from your great course. I am trying to convert an SVG file to fcm, and all the instructions and information I can find seem to be for a different version of Canvas Workspace, mine is v2.1.0. Each time I think I have managed it and click Draw, the image disappears from my mat. Can you help please or point me in the right direction for instructions. Thank you.


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