Welcome to the Home Décor SU Style July Blog Hop, featuring demonstrators from all over the world, sharing their home décor projects. You may have just visited Libby's blog and been inspired by her wonderful ideas. I hope that you will enjoy this amazing blog hop and that it will inspire you to explore creating your own home décor projects.
I love exploring new projects featuring items you can find at hardware store. Today I decided to play with some tiles that I found that were inexpensive to create coasters. I love the texture of these tiles and wanted to create something with an organic feel to it using the new Blended Seasons stamp set (available to customers for a limited time in August 2018) and Stampin' Blends.
The first tile features the wonderful leaves image and I stamped it onto the tile with Stazon Jet Black ink. Stazon is the perfect ink for non-porous surfaces and has a relatively quick drying time. It is solvent based so you do have to be careful when using the alcohol based Stampin' Blends when coloring, as they can pick up the Stazon ink on the tips. To clean the tips of your Stampin' Blend markers, simply color lightly on a scrap piece of paper to remove any trace of the Stazon ink and they will be ready to use for your next project. For the leaves, I used the Light and Dark Old Olive and Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Markers. As you can see, it is possible to blend them a little but not as much as you can on paper. I like the way I was able to get multiple colors on each leaf. Two of the leaves I added a touch of Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend to get a darker Fall color to provide a bit more contrast.
The second tile has a Christmas theme and I stamped the holly bough image twice to create a border for the top and bottom of the tile. I then stamped the sentiment in the center to create a traditional look to the tile. All images were once again stamped with Stazon Jet Black ink. This time I chose the new Call Me Clover Light and Dark Stampin' Blends markers to color the leaves and the Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends markers for the berries. I layered the lighter colors first and then added the darker shade to create shadows and dimension. I really loved the way these colors worked together.
I am looking forward to exploring more design ideas featuring a variety of stamped images colored with the Stampin' Blends markers. A quick tip that I will pass along is to use the brush tip of the marker and using the side of the brush tip, lightly add color to the stamped image on the tile. This way you can control the amount of color you add and not damage the tip of the marker.
The Blended Season stamp set is part of an limited time Promotion beginning August 1st. Stay tuned for more details to learn how you can take advantage of this wonderful promotion.
I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and I hope that it will encourage you to try different surfaces for your stamping projects. There are so many wonderful surfaces to be found around the home and at your local hardware store. Now it's time to visit Andrea's blog and see what she has to share this month. I hope you enjoy your time on our blog hop. Please leave us a comment letting us know what you enjoyed about our projects. Your feedback is appreciated.
Until Next Time.
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