Thursday, August 09, 2018

DIY Fall/Winter Trays | Mixed Media | FSJ

I'm always excited when Fun Stampers Journey has promotions going on, especially this one.  It is all about some of my favorite goodies.  The promotion is called Prepped to Play!  With his promotion, think all things DIY, Artsy, Mixed Media, things to as the promotion says...PLAY!  And play I did today using the Scenic Trays.  They come in a pack of 3 and are ADORABLE!!  I had used one last year, so I only had two to play with (boo), otherwise I would have done Fall, Halloween, and Winter trays.

For my trays I wanted to focus on one stencil and one stamp set, so that Coaches and customers could see the versatility of them for both seasons and maybe even do a class.  And I do think the Martha's Pumpkins stamp and die sets are a must have...GORGEOUS!!  The stamp has four designs for any occasion and one that has spider webs for Halloween, so extremely useable and a good buy.  That is a brand new set available in our new Journey Holidays mini catalog.  Look through the new holiday catalog here!  Shop for them here!

After painting the tray with Oatmeal Cookie acrylic paint, I spread Oatmeal Cookie acrylic paint over the new Buffalo Check 6x6 stencil onto the Journey Gel Press using the brayer.  So my stencil is placed onto the gel press, then the paint spread with the brayer.

I lift the stencil and then press our new Haystack cardstock into it.  A soft contrast and beautiful for Fall.  For my pops of color, I used our dark Pretty Pansy cardstock to stamp the pumpkins using clear pigment ink, then used the Whip Cream PanPastel to blend over it.  Next, I used the Citrus Cooler PanPastel to apply to parts of the pumpkin.  And last, I used the Journey Colorless Blender PanPastel to blend that all created almost the same Oatmeal Cookie color.

Then covered the pumpkins with Journey Glaze.  To dress up the rest of the tray, I love doilies, so used our doily die to cut out a lighter shade of our purple cardstock.  Like that hay?!  That is our Spring Crepes.  I just cut a piece, used our Fringe Shears, rolled it and adhered it.

For the Winter tray, I went with a more bold contrast in background then softer colors to decorate.  Opposite of the Fall tray.

After painting the tray with Whip Cream acrylic paint, I used Whip Cream paint again with the same stencil with Black Licorice cardstock.  See that little bit of paint that oozed out from the stencil in photo above at the bottom under the is going to happen sometimes.  Those slates take a little more pressure from the brayer to get the paint in there, but too much paint will sneak out.

I used lots of new goodies from both the Journey Holidays Mini Catalog and the 2018-2019 Inspiration Book & Catalog to dress this up.  The soft color of the Fresh Sage cardstock with the Rustic Rose rose is just gorgeous...and those stickers and gems!!!

So for this pumpkin, I used another stamp from the set, and embossed with our new Rose Gold embossing powder onto our new Tin Pail cardstock.  OMG, so beautiful!!!

So same pumpkin stamp and die set and stencil for two different looks.  I also used the Snapshot Frames die set on both of these.

So now I have two pretty trays to display in my scrapbook room.  Now I just need to order another set of trays in time to do another tray for Halloween...if I get it made in time, will share!  These would be great personalized with photos for a shadow box look...GORG!  Great for beach and vacation memories.  Take advantage of the promotion and stock up and PLAY!!!

Supplies Used:
Martha's Pumpkins Stamp Set / SS-0587
Martha's Pumpkins Die Set / DI-0451
Snapshot Frames Die Set / DI-0045
Doily Die Set / DI-0105
Branch & Cone Die Set / DI-0470
Spring Crepes / ST-0128
Journey Gel Press / JM-0107
Buffalo Check Stencil / JM-0119
Clear Pigment Ink Pad / IP-0102
Journey Rose Gold Embossing Powder / IP-0147
Haystack Cardstock / CS-0146
Fresh Sage Cardstock / CS-0143
Black Licorice Cardstock / CS-0003
Tin Pail Cardstock / CS-0147
Pretty Pansy Cardstock / CS-0029
Lavender Fusion Cardstock / CS-0017
Rich Coral Cardstock / CS-0093
Lemon Drop Cardstock / CS-0018
Sweet Berry Cardstock / CS-0034
Oatmeal Cookie Acrylic Paint / JM-0022
Whip Cream Acrylic Paint / JM-0106
Party Pop PanPastels / JM-0081
Journey Colorless Blender / JM-0095
Pumpkin Patch Bows / AC-0332
Fashion Gold / AC-0292
Summer Fun Chips / AC-0214
Frosted Friends / AC-0368
Frosted Forest / AC-0367 (Host Exclusive)
Cottage Flower / AC-0405
Foiled Frames / AC-0323
Journey Sofft Tools / JM-0098
Journey Glaze 2 oz / AD-0003
Brayer / TO-0087
Fringe Shears / TO-0081

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  1. The Joy pumpkin one is my favorite! Love the inspiration!!


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