Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Updated Domino Tutorial + How To Use Water Based Markers on Dominoes

Rubber stamping on dominoes tutorial
page has gotten a major update!

I've cleaned things up, reorganized by coloring media and ease of project. There is a brand new tutorial in it covering the usage of water based markers (such as Marvy LePlume II or Tombow) on domino pendants.

The chalk coloring tutorial section has also gotten an update using both stick form soft pastels, and the palettes of chalks common in rubber stamping.

Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Fairy Rubber Stamps

New rubber stamp sheet at The Enchanted Gallery featuring feminine vintage story book illustrations.

Here are some domino pendants I made using these rubber stamps with alcohol inks and StazOn.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

In Crafting News- No More KrystalKraft Acrylic Shapes

I received word today that "Sunday International", a rubber stamping and craft supplies company that I have purchased from for many years, has been purchased by / merged with the "Crafters Companion" company. Unfortunately this means a lot of their products I have grown to love are being discontinued.

The biggest change that this brings to The Enchanted Gallery is that the KrystalKraft Clear Acrylic Shapes page will be going away soon. I am selling the last remaining stock I have of these shapes before shutting that section down.

Farewell KrystalKraft acrylic, it has been fun crafting with you all these years!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Blog Candy - Free Christmas Tree Fairy Rubber Stamps Giveaway

I'm giving away an unmounted rubber stamp set by Crafter's Companion. A random winner will be chosen and announced here on Thu. 12/01/2011.

All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment on this blog post telling me what sort of craft supplies you are looking for, having a hard time finding, or suggestions on items to add to

Note: This prize ships to USA mailing addresses only.

Please leave an E-Mail address in your comment if you would like to be notified if you are the winner, or you can just leave your name and check back after December 1st to see if you won.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Contest has ended.

Thank you to everyone who entered. I'm sorry that a few of you seemed to get an error from blogger preventing you from leaving your email address or comment. I have received your emails and entered you in the give away. I appreciate the extra effort and am going to give a set to 2 winners:

Phylis Denton and Kathleen!

I will email you both shortly to get your mailing address to send the stamps.

Happy Crafting

Monday, October 31, 2011

Art Nouveau Rubber Stamped Birthday Celebration Card

Alphonse Mucha Art Nouveau rubber stamp from The Enchanted Gallery
, paper by K&Co., EK Success and Punch Bunch paper punches, glitter glue, memento ink and colored with Copic markers.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

How to make miniature food with polymer clay - Bread boule and baguette tutorial

I've recently discovered the joy of recreating food and other real life items in miniature using polymer clay. I have started a tutorial page for my miniature projects on my website. Here are some instructions from that page:

After making your miniature items you could turn them into jewelry, or use them in your doll house settings. If you or your child have a favorite doll or toy set, you can easily make accessories to fit them.

Here is my bread boule, baguette and muffins with my Calico Critters Buttercup Cat family :)

I hope you have found this tutorial entertaining and I'll let you know when I've added new miniature projects to The Enchanted Gallery.

I have also recently expanded my website to carry a variety of polymer clay tools and supplies. New rubber stamp designs and other products are coming soon.

Happy crafting,

Friday, July 29, 2011

Easy How-To Make Glass And Paper Jewelry Using A Bail Or Pendant Blank

I recently added more items to the Jewelry Making Supplies Page

When the new glass shapes and blank pendants arrived I tested out the pendant making process. This is super quick and easy!

Here's a little tutorial on making pendants with paper and glass:

1) Apply a generous layer of clear glue (I used Glossy Accents) to the flat side of your glass piece. Lay it gently down onto your paper artwork (scrapbooking paper, rubber stamp art, prints, drawings etc.) Allow to dry.

2) Cut around the edges of your artwork. Use a file to sand down any areas that are too close to the edge to cut with scissors.

3) Hanging options: You could wrap the edges with copper tape and solder around it. You could seal the back of the paper with your clear glue or spray sealer, then add a pendant bail on it for hanging. Or you could glue it into a pendant blank as I have done here:

I plan on experimenting with soldering jewelry using glass and rubber stamped art soon. I'll post a tutorial as soon as I do :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rubber Stamping On Wood - Charms Pendants & Magnets

It's almost back to school time again! Time has been flying by so fast. Here are some rubber stamped wood charms I have made using Stazon ink and markers. I use a small drill bit in my dremel to make the holes and attach a jump ring for hanging.

Alphabet learning charms using 1" circle shape wood:

Back side:

Tree pendant 1.5":

I will be stocking various wood shapes for jewelry and magnet making soon, but for now you can find these at your local Michaels craft store. The wood shapes are Lara's Crafts brand from The New Image Group.

Heart shape wood with magnet back:

Here I used Lumiere metallic acrylic paint to cover the wood surface. I then rubber stamped my image using Stazon black ink. Apply your choice of sealer, here I have used Glossy Accents (for fridge magnets) but you could use a clear acrylic spray coat, resin or epoxy sealer for jewelry items.

This one is coated with a clear glitter paint as a sealer:

I am working on a TON of new rubber stamp designs and will be blogging about the new releases soon :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Vintage Mermaid Fairytale Story Book Rubber Stamps

One of the four new rubber stamp sheets that have recently been added to The Enchanted Gallery!

Example art using these rubber stamps and Copic markers for coloring:

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Kitty Cat Rubber Stamps Fairy Mermaid Angel Kittens

One of the four new rubber stamp sheets that have recently been added to The Enchanted Gallery!

I made the following cards using these rubber stamps along with paper by K&Company, Punch Bunch and EKSuccess/Martha Stewart paper punches, Nestabilities Die Cuts, Copic markers, Stickles glitter glue.

Domino (1"x2") size game pieces rubber stamped with Stazon Black ink pad, sealed with Mod Podge, colored with Copic markers:

Stazon black over Alcohol Inks: