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Michelle Perkett Studio

One of my favorite digi designers is Michelle Perkett. Her images are so unique, detailed and just plain beautiful! Here’s the Faith Angel in purple for a dear friend’s Thank You card.

I used the sketch from Cardabilities #63, Flutter By Wednesday #214 and Stamptacular Sunday’s Recipe Challenge #190.

I used Copic markers to color her but didn’t write down the colors that I used, sorry! The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up!

Michelle Perkett Studio

It’s almost 1/2 way through the year and here’s my first Christmas card! Usually I try to make a couple holiday cards every month, but I haven’t been able to do that this year. I’ll just have to do a marathon session in July or whenever I can get some time to crank out some cards. I love making holiday cards, so it shouldn’t be difficult!

Don’t forget this week’s challenge at Michelle Perkett’s Challenge blog – Flowers Galore!

(click for a larger view)

Michelle Perkett Studio

Supplies:

Michelle Perkett Studio rubber stamp available at Faerie Song Art Stamps

P K Glitz glitter and embossing powder

Tacky Tape

Clean & Simple Stamping sketch FTL140

There are so many great winter digital stamps out there that it’s hard to pick! I’m partial to Michelle Perkett’s stamps (ok, I’m on her DT, but there is a very good reason for that – I LOVE her stamps!) for their great detail and whimsiness!

There’s a challenge going on at Michelle’s Challenge blog. It’s to use a holiday stamp from Michelle! Easy to do for sure! Don’t forget to enter – you have until Monday afternoon.

I’ll be showing you 3 different ones today that I’ve colored with glitter! Yes, you can color with glitter! All you need is an adhesive to hold the glitter and acetate.

Here are the steps:

  • Select digital stamp
  • Print it on acetate. I use laser printer transparencies from Home Depot.
  • Select glitter colors and get them out ready to use.
  • Open a bottle of Crystal Lacquer and attach needle tip.
  • Usually it is best to “color” on the dull side of the print. If there is writing in the image, you can print a in “mirror” like a t-shirt print. This isn’t a hard and fast rule, but if there are large solid areas that are black, it will look dull from the printing. When turned over, the printing looks really sharp and detailed. Your choice.
  • “Color” areas with the Crystal Lacquer that you would like to use the darkest glitters colors on first. Through experience, I’ve found dark to light works the best.
  • Sprinkle on 1st glitter color and shake off excess. Tap back into the jar, coffee filter, glitter tray – whatever works for you.
  • Repeat until the image is colored in.
  • Set aside to dry in a safe place, lacquer up (like away from prying paws or excess fan breeze).

After you add each glitter color, flip the image over and see what it looks like. If you happen to go out of the lines (we all do, it’s ok), use needle tip tweezers or some other pointy object to nudge the glitter and lacquer back into the right spots. Try to do this very soon after adding the glitter as it hasn’t dried yet and is easy to move.

So you’ve got this beautiful glittery image, how do you attach it to your project? There are many ways!

  • Dot some Crystal Lacquer on the back of the dried glitter areas on the image. Be careful as the lacquer spreads very easy and you don’t want extra lacquer peeking out from behind your image!
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Staples
  • Eyelets
  • Brads
  • Double-sided tape then hide from the front with a paper flap or other embellishment
  • Decorative corners that the trimmed image can get tucked under to be secured
  • Stitch it down

Ok, are you ready to see her? A lot of the mumbo jumbo above will make sense when you see the card. Remember to click on the card to see a larger version of it for the detail.

P K Glitz

Supplies:

Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamp

P K Glitz glitter

Crystal Lacquer

Acetate, silk flowers, ribbon, eyelets and tiles

Mojo Monday sketch #166

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #12

Here’s a picture in the sunlight!

Michelle Perkett Studio

This is your friendly reminder to play along in this week’s challenge #52 at Michelle Perkett Studio’s blog.

The theme is “Under the Sea”, so take out your “sea” worthy images from Michelle or go pick some up at her Etsy store.

You have until Monday night!

Here’s one to hopefully inspire you to create a project:

Faerie Song Art Stamps

Supplies:

Michelle Perkett Rubber Stamp available at Faerie Song Art Stamps

Copic Markers

Tsukineko ink

Spellbinder dies

Border punch

Crafter’s Workshop stencil

P K Glitz Ritzy Ditzy Glitz

Bling

Sketch from Creative Sketches for CS05 challenge

Not only have I been having fun recently with digital stamps, but I’ve found Artists whose work is both in digital stamps and rubber stamps! Isn’t that the best of both worlds?? 🙂

I’ve been making projects for Heather at Faerie Song Art Stamps for 3 yrs this month (wow) using many of the stamps she offers from different Designers. Michelle Perkett is one of those Designers. I’ve seen a glimpse of other images from her here and there on Paper Craft Planet and wondered where they were offered. Well, she has her own Etsy store and blog with a ton of images!

How exciting! More than just faerie creatures and all in that great artist stroke! She recently gave away this neat cake image AND is having a DT call! I thought this image would look GREAT printed on acetate and colored in with glitter – well, cakes with candles are for celebrating right? I kept the card design on the simple side because the image is so nice on a larger card. I hope you like it!

Michelle Perkett Studio

Supplies:
Michelle Perkett Studio cake digi stamp
P K Glitz glitter
Crystal Lacquer
Office Depot acetate
Spellbinders Impressabilities circle texture
Corner punch
Clearsnap ink

Click on the card for a bigger version to view. I printed the image on acetate, colored in the different portions of the cake with Crystal Lacquer one at a time and added the color glitter that I wanted. This is all done on the back of the image so that the detail is nice and clear when you flip it over. The letters were traced with Crystal Lacquer and sprinkled with all of the glitter colors for a rainbow effect. The ink on the embossed background design was done using a DTP technique.

Enjoy your afternoon!

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