Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Teach Me Tuesday - Magic Stamp n' Journal Pages

Hello MBT Fans,
It's Tuesday and you know what that means here at MB's Treasurista, that's right! Another Teach Me Tuesday Tutorial. Today's craft highlights some very unique and imaginative uses of the Magic Stamp? We will also share 2 gorgeous journal pages by Pernilla Svalborg! So we've got journal pages, stamping, the Magic Stamp and a tutorial! Plus we have a winner to announce for this week's blog contest! Could this day get any better?!

And now it's time to announce our contest winner chosen by you...


Congratulations, Lydia! Please send me a confirmation email with your shipping address at mbstreasurista@gmail.com, to claim your prize. 

Here is what Pernilla has to say about how she created these beautiful journal pages:

Today I have a little bit of art journaling to show you - now, I'm a beginner in art journal and mostly admire others' work rather than do my own, but I'm hoping I'm learning. So far, it's mainly been a bit of paint or spray and some stamping. Since the discovery of modeling paste and The crafter's workshop stencils... What can I tell you, it's a whole new world opening. But I wish for the pages to stay flat and less bulky, so I thought why not try to add depth with my new magic stamp from MB's Treasurista. I had the best time trying to come up with impressions and I really liked the chain and the coins. But how would I incorporate those in some art journaling?

Anyhow, without further due - behold the result:)

Now, I stamped the heck out of the poor background. But I just couldn't help myself:)
I was so please with the result, I got so much seemed going on at the same time and still the page is completely flat!
Ink: Adirondack dye ink in espresso, hazelnut and juniper; archival ink in coffee
Stamp: Magic stamp! Vintage finds, Teresa Collins, Kaisercraft old lamppost and butterflies, Tim Holtz red rubber cling

Products from MB's Treasurista store:

But, don't forget that Misty will custom make you an order if you can not find what you're looking for. You might be familiar with the Tim Holtz catalog, where you will find both the ink and the red rubber cling stamp sets. But she is also able to get you Kaisercraft - thus basically able to provide you with every product I used to create this art journal page. I'm sure she can even get you an art journal if you don't have one already - LOL!

Using the Magic Stamp Tutorial:

I'm here to show you how to work the magic stamp.
It may not look much, but it's so versatile:)
The possibilities are endless, you will basically be able to make your own stamp with what ever you're in the mood for... or what ever material you have available.

Let me tell you how it works:

Heat - The first thing you must do is to heat the foam. You will see the foam react to the warmth and be more porous.

Press - after it's heated, gently press it to a surface of your choice. But it should have some kind of structure to it. Think beads, coins, linen texture or even cooking rise. You can also try chains or gears, anything that will leave an impression in the foam. Also remember that the stamped image will be reversed.

Stamp - now it works like any foam stamp as usual. Just ink it with your ink of choice, I used dye ink from adirondack. I found that I liked it better to rub or brush the ink pad against the stamp rather than to tap it as I normally do.

Clean - Just as you would with any normal stamp, just clean it - here I used a baby wipe. No either you keep it like this and use it again and again and again or until you wish to make a new stamp.

Heat again - if  you reheat the foam, the stamp will return to it's original shape and you can make another impression. That's the magic!

As it's very inexpensive you could easily afford having a number of your own personal stamps, but also as it's so versatile, the value for money is unbelievable :D

So I hope you give it a try, let me know if you have any questions and I will try my best to help you.

Please visit MB's Treasurista to buy your own magic stamp and more.

What beautiful journal pages and great tutorial. We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's blog! We want to thank Pernilla for her amazing work and tutorial! We would also like to thank Lydia and everyone else who played along with us for the contest. We hope that today's creation will inspire you to create and try out the magic stamp for yourself! Please come back and join us tomorrow for more amazing craft inspirations and fun ideas! 

We always encourage you to post your creations to our Facebook page or Craft Community! We'd love to see what you've been creating with MB's Treasurista! 

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Happy Tuesday,
Your Friends at MB's Treasurista

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Inspire & Believe

Happy Thursday MBT Fans!

There are so many ways to create beautiful layouts. With so many options, it might be hard to decide exactly what to make! Well today's project is all about giving you lots of creative ideas and techniques for creating your own unique work of art! We have a decor layout coupled with the fun story behind it from Rochelle Wilson (Madame Ro). She even has a start to finish at the end of this post, so take a look, some cool techniques!!!

All you Rochelle:

Hello my Crafty Monsters (in my Lady Gaga voice)..lol

I would love to share with you my latest MB Treasurista DT creation, which is a Lady Gaga Mixed Media layout. On this project I channeled my inner Gaga. The concept and story for this particular creation is:

Picture it: Williamsburg Brooklyn (the land of hipsters and art) You're walking down the street feeling the artsy vibes that are coming your way and feeling so inspired by all the art and hipsters that surround you. You look to your left, and lo and behold you see this big colorful, abstract mural of Lady Gaga on the wall of an old building. The mix of bright bold colors, and the circular patterns just blow you away. This is what you see... "Inspire & Believe"

I used one of those corrugated cards by Recollections, that you can get from Micheal's, as the background. I love the texture of those cards. I am currently experimenting with image transfers. I want to explore the possibilities and different mediums that images can be transferred onto. So I transferred this image of Lady Gaga onto the painted background of the corrugated card. I really wanted to capture each ridge coming from out of the photo.

First I applied some of my homemade sprays in various bright colors, then I used some Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inks (which I absolutely love) along with the crafters workshop Mini Chicken Wire Stencil that's available at MB Treasurista's store to create some circular patterns onto the card. I then did the image transfer over it so that the colors from the background (along with the ridges) would bleed through the image. I wanted to add a bit of dimensional texture so I found some small black rubber-bands and placed the sporadically on to the layout. To accent the eyes I used some brown tone mulberry leaves from MBT and a black zipper. Attached to the zipper is an art-i-cake charm. And of course no project is complete without some Prima, so I added some orange Prima flowers and "Inspire" & "Believe" light bulbs. I had so much fun experimenting and playing around with the mixture of bright colors. Here are some more photos for ya. I also did a start-to-finish video of me creating this piece so feel free to watch.

I used the clearsnap chalk ink on the rolled flowers, leaves, rubber-bands to create the colorful tie-dyed effect. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Madame Ro

This project is so fun and inspiring! Big thanks to Rochelle for sharing her gorgeous project. We hope you'll stop by and see us again! Thanks for visiting!

We always encourage you to post your creations to our Facebook page or Craft Community! We'd love to see what you've been creating with MB's Treasurista! 

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Happy Thursday,
Your Friends at MB's Treasurista

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Altered Shabby Chic Candle Stick

Hey MBT Fans. We hope you are having a beautiful Wednesday! We have a gorgeous project that will put you in the creative mood and get you over the mid week hump! Deb Edwards shares this incredible project with a detailed video, pictures and supply list below. What an inspiring day on the blog!

Take it away Deb.....

Have added some still pictures so you can have a close up look
I hope you like my project as much as I do!!!

Thank you all so much for watching, As a Designer for MB's Treasurista I wanted to share some of the fabulous products that Misty is carrying in her shop, Also if you are in the market for some of the products you may use my promo code DEB10 and receive a 10% discount on your entire purchase.... So here is a list of the products I used from MBTreasurista

White Floral Loop Venise Lace
Azar Berry Spray (Pink)
Mulberry Hip Rosebuds
White Med Paper Flowers
White Dainty Scallop Lace
Flat Back Pearls
White Tear Drop Pearl Trim
1" Butterfly
Small Mulberry Gardenias.

For more product information check out the link at http://mbtreasurista.com

Just beautiful Deb!!! Make sure to check back tomorrow as we have another gorgeous and creative project by Rochelle (Madame Ro) to share!!!! 

We always encourage you to post your creations to our Facebook page or Craft Community! We'd love to see what you've been creating with MB's Treasurista! 

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"Creating the Crafty Life" Craft Community

Happy Crafting,
Your Friends at MB's Treasurista

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Teach Me Tuesday Presents A Texture Paste & Lindys Stamp Gang Tutorial

Hello MBT Fans,
It's Tuesday and you know what that means here at MB's Treasurista, that's right! Another Teach Me Tuesday Tutorial. Are you ready for some dazzling ideas featuring G45's Place in Time collection and many other wonderful MBT goodies? Now that the sun is shining and the birds are singing, it's a great time to let this beautiful season inspire your creativity! Today we will share a very special bag by Kelly Peters! Her amazing bag makes the perfect gift for someone you love! Kelly even created a fun video tutorial! 

But before we get started we wanted to remind you that you have just under 5 days left to enter our Pin Inspired Creative Contest! Maybe the lucky winner will be you... Here is the fun Graphic 45 Secret Garden prize you could win:

Now onto the fun tutorial! Take it away Kelly....

Hi everyone it's Kelly and I want to share with you my MB's Treasurista project for the Teach me Tuesday tutorial for today.  I have a few little trinkets I want to send to a friend and I decided to alter a beautiful glassine bag from Mbtreasurista.com.  I have a process video to share with you below but I will also list the products and steps I took to create this easy and fun mixed media altered bag. 

1.  Start by mixing Modeling paste with magical mica's whatever color you choose or keep it white.
2.  You will either need to let it air dry or heat set it for a few minutes.
3.  Next adhere paper base, diecuts & embellishments.  I chose rosette trim & flowers.
4.   Spray white lace with Lindys Stamp gang spray
5.  Adhere to package

Super simple and a quick beautiful handmade thoughtful bag for a gift.  Thanks for looking ~ Kelly Walkelmol

Products used were:
Liquitex Modeling Paste
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Micas

What a beautiful bag. We hope you all had a lot of fun on today's blog! We want to thank Kelly Peters  for her amazing work and tutorial! We hope that today's creation will inspire you all to create a special handmade craft for someone special! Please come back and join us tomorrow for more amazing craft inspirations and fun ideas! 

Happy Tuesday,
Your Friends at MB's Treasurista

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Flash Sale, New Items and More...

New Products and New Colors
Now Available

Flat Backs/Cabochons & Sprays

Lace & Trim

Now Carrying the Following Companies

Now Available

Coming Soon 
(these and many more)

Get crafty, creative, and inspired!!! Only 7 days left to enter. Up for grabs is an awesome Graphic 45 Secret Garden Collection Set!!!!

Please visit our blog and check out what our designers Rochelle and Pernilla have whiped up!! Take a peak at a couple teasers below :)

The grand prize winner for the Creating the Crafty Life's Spring Fever Blog Hop is Toneisha B. Congrats! Please contact me at mbstreasurista@gmail.com to claim your prize!

Have a great Day from all of us at MB's Treasurista!!!