Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lindy's Stamp Gang July Color Challenge -- OOPS!!!

Hey Peeps, 

I thought I'd try something different and jump into Lindy's Stamp Gang's Challenge this month. I've done a couple special projects last month and used quite a bit of Lindy's products in them. Check out their blog for further details. Here are their colors for July. 


Well, after rereading the instructions, I have to use the specific colors above, not just similar ones. Oh well. Maybe another time, but since I wanted to share the projects I did, I'll keep going and link up their products anyway since I really love them. 

You may have heard me speak of two weddings this past June. My niece Chelsea and her husband Pete got married on the 21st at a gorgeous church with a really fun reception that followed at the Baltimore Yacht Club. The following weekend, my good friend Kacie married her fiancee Rick in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in the Poconos. I made similar projects for each couple using their wedding colors. Chelsea's colors were turquoise and pale yellow. Kacie's colors were grey and yellow. 

This is Chelsea and Pete...I used several Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays in the background of this project -- Delphinium Turquoise, Frozen Jack Frost, Tibetan Poppy Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal, Tainted Love Teal, Tiffany Lou Blue, Time Travel Teal, and California Poppy Gold

And for Kacie and Rick's canvas, I used -- Starburst Colors were California Poppy Gold, Frozen Jack Frost, Creme Brûlée Cream, Gag Me With A Spoon Gray, plus a Flat Fabio called Pineapple Paradise

Maybe I'll get this right in August! LOL 

Happy Arting! 


Patina Gelli Prints & NEW PTP Elements Rubber Stamps Coming Soon!

Hello Everyone! 

Quick blog post today to share my YouTube video tutorial on making what I call my Patina Gelli Prints. They really look like old weathered metals that have that lovely patina that's hard to replicate otherwise. This is pretty close for a faux patina look: 

You know I'm usually drawn to bright colors, but these have been catching my eye lately and I've received a lot of questions over on my Facebook art page Inky Obsessions, so I thought it was time for a YouTube demo. This is also a good page for you to 'like' if you want to keep up with what I'm doing. I usually post to this FB page first. 

I'll be packing up over the weekend for my jaunt to Somerset, NJ for this year's Create Art Retreat! I can't wait to see some old friends and make some new ones. What a great time we have there. Lots of really fun classes with Interweave's top name instructors. Its fun to stay at the event hotel and get to have meals with everyone and the instructors too. We usually spend the evenings hanging out at the hotel bar to mix and mingle. is sponsoring a table for me to sell my Patti Tolley Parrish Stencils at the Create Vendor Night on Friday 11 July. I will also be selling my PTP Elements Rubber Stamp Sheets and will be introducing my 3rd set at Create! Once I return, these will be for sale in my Etsy Shop -- Inky ObsessionsThis set features a couple of my hand drawn designs -- the poppies and the pictographs. Here's a peek: 

Matching iStencils will be coming out sometime in the late summer, so stay tuned for that big release and sale! 

For now, 

Happy Arting! 


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Playing with PTP Stencils & PTP Elements Stamps

Hey all! 

I've been prepping for my upcoming project in Cloth Paper Scissors later this year and making gelli prints to beat the band. I think I actually witnessed sparks flying off my brayer! LOL  I thought I'd share some of the prints I've recently made using my Patti Tolley Parrish Stencils along with my PTP Elements Red Rubber Stamps.  I really do like the layering effect you get when you use the stamps over a gelli print using the same design elements. You can see examples scattered thru the following piles of prints. These are all double sided by the way. They will become pages in my Gelli JumpStart Journals for CPS. 


The next three pics are a technique I'm calling Patina prints. They remind me of the natural patina that develops on metals exposed to the elements over time. Close up, these really do look like that. 

The next two prints I'm including just because I like them! The first is an example of the Gelli Arts wipe out technique, and the last one is just showing why I love Pebeo Studio Acrylics. This print has Pebeo Green Yellow mixed in with other green acrylics . 


Happy Arting!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Introducing PTP Elements -- Sheets of Deep Etched Red Rubber Stamps!!!

Soooooooooo much going on these days! I can hardly keep up at this rate, but I'm trying like hell! LOL 

First -- I've recently introduced my own line of stamps...  

PTP Elements !!!

I named the line elements because I'm using the same design elements that I used creating my line of Patti Tolley Parrish Stencils. I'm sure I'm not the first person to come up with this idea, but you know how us mixed media folks love to layer, right? So I thought about layering the same design elements in different sizes with different tools, and each of the tools can be used with a variety of mediums -- that's MIXED MEDIA! 

I currently have two different sets available for pre-order on my Etsy Shop -- InkyObsessions. My stamp designs are sold on deeply etched red rubber sheets. This is a lot more economical for you and a lot more storage-friendly than wood mounted individual stamps -- however -- if you are a die hard fan of wood mounted stamps, I can get these for you on a special order for one or all of the designs. Just let me know which design(s) you'd like mounted on wood blocks and I'll get you a quote. Another point to mention -- you will see some designs here and not find matching stencils -- YET! These stencils will be available in future releases. So here are the designs on my first two sets:  

SET #1

SET #2

And here are some examples I made on my Ustream the other night playing with the stamps and stencils together. That Ustream is now viewable on YouTube if you are interested in watching. 


  I LOVE this print. I used the Orbit stencil and this print was picked up with the paint left on the back of the stencil, you can see the shimmer of the Pebeo paint! Yum. Then I stamped using the Orbit stamp on a rainbow in pad I had for years and never opened. I'll be opening that ink pad more! ;o)

I will be playing with my stencils and stamps every chance I get to see what other really cool combos I can come up with! And all the prints I collect from this playing will come in handy -- why you ask???  


I'll be published in their Nov/Dec issue! Soooo excited. I'm really thrilled with this especially since this was one of my goals for my art this year and I squeaked in just under the wire!

I told you there was a lot going on! So if you are a stamper or mixed media artist and would like to try out my stamps, you can pre-order them here and I'll ship as soon as they arrive. 

Thanks so much for your continued support! 

Happy Arting!