Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Studio 490 Art School

As you know I am more than a little fond of Wendy Vecchi's wonderful Studio 490 stamps and Art Parts but have been so busy with workshops at Snazzys recently I have been collecting rather than using them, an entirely unsatisfactory state of affairs lol!

So, I have decided I need to make something with every Studio 490 plate I have bought - 'tis all right I haven't got all of them. Yet.

I managed to use four of my stamp plates - Rubber Stamp Art (65), Art By Hand (68), Supplies for Art (74) and Art School (85) in this project. So I then needed a whole host of Art Parts, from Art Frames, Supplies for Art Co-ordinates, Art School Co-ordinates and Tools for Art to use with the stamps. The Art Parts were a huge extravagance but I have absolutely loads of leftovers which I will use in future projects. 

I created the tub to hold all my pencils,brushes and paint from a rectangular Art Part piece cut in two to fit with the stamp end of the rubber stamp Art Part with the joins hidden under twine. I added a layer of  Picket Fence Distress Stain with some more stain in Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans on top before the Picket Fence layer had completely dried so some of it would lift and give the effect of being worn at the edges. I used Picket Fence as the base for the bottles too with some colour on top to represent the ink and paint, this time once it had dried, then I Triple Layer Enbossed both to give the appearance of glass - in the right light and at a distance maybe but hey ho!

The ruler and stamp also got the Picket Fence treatment with Wild Honey Distress Stain over the top then both were stamped with Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee and Jet Black respectively. The stain remover container got more of the same treatment this time with just the blackened cap Triple Layer Embossed.

Same old, same old with the pencils and brush and the tube of paint got the Triple Layer Embossed treatment too, except the cap which got a smidge of Paint Dabber in Silver instead.

I painted the inset with Ranger Adirondack Paint Dabber in Pitch Black then stamped the disclaimer in Versamark and embossed with WOW Bright White EP...... before the paint was properly dry! No patience, hence the messy speckles which I decided to live with. The pen nib is of course Tim Holtz Ideaology.

The outer frame was covered in Vintage Photo Distress Stain and over stamped with Jet Black Archival ink, all the labels were similarly stamped onto Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Back Canvas with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink applied to the edges.

I wish I had taken the time to distress the edges of more pieces before I stuck it all together (with Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue) as it is all a bit too clean for my taste - but I did finish it lol!

Thanks for stopping by, more soon xx


  1. Totally loving your art part creation, very cool indeed, glad you found time to play, now get back to sorting that online shop...lol

  2. i say you've graduated from Art School with flying colours.

  3. Oh this was worth the tease yesterday! I absolutely love it! And as a fully paid up Wendy-file (is there such a thing?!) I too appreciate that we hoard her stamps and Art Parts when we should really set them free! you'll be able to admire this on your wall for years to come! Truly gorgeous!

  4. Yay, this is great but Oh No! you're persuading me that I do need these particular sets after all! I've been trying to kid myself that they weren't really my 'style' (if I have one that is) but Oh, I do like them and your project is fab and yup, I'm sold! Thanks for sharing how you did it Val.

    Lesley Xx