Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sin City Scraps Design Team Application

Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog.  Once again, I am throwing my hat in the ring and trying out for the Sin City Scraps Design Team.  I am so excited to be trying out for such a wonderful company because I truly love their stamps and all of their other products. Did you know that some of their stamps are designed to coordinate with select Lifestyle Crafts (aka Quickutz) dies?  Did you also know that Sin City stamps are designed, pressed, and packaged in-house, enabling them to charge less than their competitors.  Isn't that fantastic!  

So, without further adieu, here is the project I made, and how I made it.  It is one of my favorite forms of altered art, a Triptych.

Cut two strips of Tyvek from a postal envelope approximately 2" x 4-1/2" and glue between the three chipboard pennants, forming a hinge.

Leave a gap between the chipboard pennants to allow for hinge movement.

Paint all edges, including the hinges, with black and brown acrylic paint.

Cover each chipboard base with a 4" x 6" piece of the Prima printed paper.

Front side of Triptych

Reverse side of Triptych
Triptych Panel 1

Die cut chipboard dress form, paint with brown and black acrylic paint, then dry brush metallic olive paint over that.  Stamp mannequin onto manilla card stock, color with colored pencils.  Add 3D crystal lacquer to grass and butterfly images.  Let dry.  Attach stamped image to chipboard dress form.  Trim excess chipboard.  Add charms, as shown.

Dust a red velour metal flower with Red Pearl Mixer.  

Glue to Panel 1 over wing charms.  Add Prima Junkyard Findings zipper pull, as shown.

Stamp "Treasure" onto a piece of linen burlap trim.  Attach snap and charm, adhere to panel, as shown.

Triptych Panel 2

Paint a wooden doll house window with brown and black acrylic paint.  Adhere black plastic gutter guard to back of window.  Glue to center panel 2.  

Adhere Prima flower vine and metal bird nest charm, as shown above.

Stamp two bird images onto Specialty Stamping paper using black archival ink.  Add color using both distress inks and colored pencils.  

Cut out each bird and glue to window, as shown.  

Triptych Panel 3

Color wooden flourish with distress inks and glue to panel, as shown above.  Attach metal gear and flower charms to the flourish, as shown.  Mix a tiny amount of 3D crystal lacquer with a smidgen of Red Pearl Mixer to make a paint and apply to edges of metal flower.

Stamp small clock image onto manilla card stock.  Color with distress inks.  Coat with Crackle Accents and let dry.  Adhere to panel, as shown.

Stamp into Creative Paperclay that has been rolled out to approximately 1/4".  Trim around the image with a craft knife, and smooth edges with fingers, if needed.

Poke a hole in the center of the Paperclay, and apply Red Pearl Mixer (powder) to the Paperclay.  Allow the Paperclay to dry. You can use your heat tool, carefully, to speed up the process a bit.   However, the paperclay will probably take 24 hours or more to dry thoroughly.  Apply a coat of Luminarte Metallic Olive Green paint to the Paperclay, and wipe off excess paint with a wet wipe or wet paper towel.  Continue adding and removing paint until you like it. 

Stamp image again onto a piece of specialty stamping paper using black archival ink, dry ink with heat tool.  Add distress ink colors to the image and fussy cut the woman and tiny balloon images.

Adhere to the same areas in the Paperclay.  Insert a brad through the Prima clock hands and through the hole you made earlier in the center of the Paperclay.

Whew!  You're done.  In case you forgot what the finished piece looks like, here it is again.  

Finished triptych laying flat
Products Used:

Paper Accents Arched Chipboard Pennant
Wooden doll house window
Prima Romance Novel papers
Prima Flowers-Pixie Vine-Almanac
Prima Junkyard Findings 
Maya Road Linen Burlap Trim
Creative Paperclay
Terri Sproul Mixers (Red Pearl)
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer
Kaisercraft wooden flourishes
Ranger Crackle Accents
Luminart Metallic Olive Green Paint
Ranger Manilla card stock
Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper
Black Archival Ink
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations die - Sewing Room
Bead Landing Beads and Charms
Black plastic gutter guard
Black and brown acrylic paints
Distress Inks (various colors)
Lyra colored pencils
Tyvek postal envelope

I sure hope you enjoyed my project today.  I had an awful lot of fun making it, and I am very pleased how it turned out.  I absolutely love my stamps from Sin City Scraps, and I encourage you to check out their online store to see for yourself.  Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you will visit often.  


  1. Wow! That is just stunning!!! All the details are just perfect!

  2. Amazing project, thanks for you submission to be apart of the Sincity Scraps DT

  3. Wow, Barbara you project is amaizng, you so deserve to may SinCity DT team, I am so wanting to learn some of these techniques you shared today. Thank you. Pammejo

  4. Thanks ladies, you are all so very kind.