Good afternoon. A couple of weeks ago I was on the Deco Art Facebook page and an artist had made some beautiful cell phone stands. So, I inquired where to get the blanks, and ordered a few to make for my girls for Christmas. I will put the link here, but they are now more than double what I paid for mine...just so you know. Creative Arts Lifestyle
So, they came, and I got out the acrylic paints, some stamps, and some ink. I painted mine so they are double sided...gives you two surfaces you can interchange.
My granddaughter likes camo and cats, so that was easy. I chose 3 pinks, a gray, and some silver foil and made some camo. I stamped her name using a Stampin' Up alphabet and Gina K Amalgam ink. I love this ink and used it on all the images. When dry, it doesn't smear or bleed, so it's great for coloring with alcohol ink markers or watercoloring. It's my new go-to ink.
For the other side, I painted bright colors and stamped one of the Tim Holtz Crazy Cats along with the fish bones, milk and ball of yarn. I used a stamp positioner to stamp the images, then I painted them with acrylic ink, then stamped them again to make them pop.
The white part can be removed and the back turned around, which is why I left it white.
For the next holder, I used a Stampin' Up mermaid stamp and free-handed the fish and kelp. Again, I used a stamp positioner to stamp the mermaid, painted her with acrylic paint, then stamped her again, for a crisp image.
There is glitter on the mermaid tail, and glitter on the bubbles.
The other side of the holder I painted white, then stamped the flowers (Gina K, I think), dragonfly (Stampin' Up), and leaves (Ranger Dylusions).
I painted the images with acrylic paint and then stamped again when it was dry. I put glitter on the dragonfly for some sparkle.
I'm not a great artist, but I am happy with the way they turned out. I have a couple more to make and will share them at a later date.
Hope you are staying cool. It's still hot as blazes here. I am waiting for late October for some relief from the heat.