Saturday, February 22, 2020

Saturday Showcase - AALL & Create Blossomed Numbers

Hi there.  It is Cec here to bring you the Saturday Showcase this week.  When you have been checking out all the wonderful new products that are coming to The Funkie Junkie Boutique you will notice that the shop will be carrying some of the AALL & Create line of stamps so since I have a couple of them I thought I would show you what a treat you are in for.  I have made a canvas using the Blossomed Numbers stamp set.

The AALL & Create stamps are clear stamps made of photopolymer and this one is an A4 size - that is one big stamp 8.27" × 11.69" - but it has two distinct images so the first thing I did was cut them apart to make them a little easier to use.

I would recommend that you condition your AALL & Create stamps before you use them for the first time.  I did not do that with one of the pieces and didn't get as great an image as I wanted so I did the smaller section (the one I used for this project) and was much happier with the result. I will follow up with the other image.

Also, in case you are more used to using red rubber stamps and Archival Ink like I was, don't panic when you notice that the Archival Ink tends to really stain the clear stamp but it doesn't harm it.  Just make sure you have some stamp cleaner available to clean your stamps.

OK, so now that the technical stuff is out of the way, here is how to create this canvas:

  • Stamp the smaller image on a piece of good tissue paper (I used Memento Tuxedo Black to ink it this time)

  • Crumple up some inexpensive (a.k.a. cheap) tissue (Dollarama), flatten it back out and glue to the canvas
  • Tear the tissue around the image and glue on next
  • Use Texture Paste (Ranger) through a Checkered Dots stencil (Dylusions) to add texture on opposite corners
  • Cover the canvas top and sides with White Gesso (Dina Wakley)

  • Paint the canvas completely with Lime Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley)
  • Add a few second generation stamp markings using Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger)
  • and a number stamp from the Ultimate Grunge set (Tim Holtz)
  • Use a scruffy paint brush to add Evergreen and Peacock Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) randomly 
  • Add more marks with Peat Moss Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi) and a Bubbles stencil (Tim Holtz)

  • Use Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp the flower portion of the stamp twice onto card stock

  • Ink both flower images with Scattered Straw, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Go back and add some Fired Brick DI (not shown in process photo)
  • Fussy cut both flowers

  • Using a Micron Pigma Pen and the Dylusions stencil, draw some circles on card stock and give them some markings
  • Ink the circles with Scattered Straw and Wild Honey DI and then fussy cut them
  • Ink some card stock with Forest Moss DI and then cut numbers using an Alphanumeric Die Set (Tim Holtz)
  • Use some Wild Honey DI to ink a piece of drywall mesh tape
  • Create computer-generated text for a sentiment and ink the pieces with Wild Honey and Fired Brick DI
  • Add some lengths of raffia on top of the stem area of the stamped image
  • Add both flowers popping each of them up with some dimensional foam
If you want to play with these great stamps run over to the shop and get your pre-order in and you should be ready to go soon since February is almost over.

Supplies List:

(FEBRUARY PRE-ORDER) AALL & Create A4 Stamp Set - Blossomed Numbers #109
Dina Wakley Media Mediums - White Gesso MDM41689
Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Matte INK44444
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Bubble THS002
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Forest Moss
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints - Lime, Evergreen, Peacock
Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black AIP31468
Scor Tape
Ranger ADHESIVE - WHITE FOAM ROLL 1/2" X 1/16"x 2 YDS. IWT40514
Ranger Inkssentials Mini Ink Blending Tool - With 4 Blending Foams IBT40965
Wendy Becchi Peat Moss Archival Ink Pad
8" x 8" Deep Stretched Canvas
Dylusiona Checkered Dots Stencil
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Mesh Drywall Tape
Pigma Micron Pen
Tim Holtz Alpha Numeric Die Set 660056


  1. Cec I LOVE it! You've inspired me to play x

  2. Cec this is so vibrant and striking! Beautiful design and thanks for the wonderful instructions on how to create depth!