When Tina doodles….

When Tina doodles….

Hi there

Thanks for popping in. Been revving up for Mixed Media Friday this afternoon. Every last Friday of the month, we showcase arty, mixed media stamps and stencils on HOCHANDA. And at 9am and 1pm this coming Friday, wait till you see the new Mandala stamps that Tina Cox has designed for us. She calls them doodles – I call them masterpieces! Absolutely superb, they are. I cannot believe the detail of the patterns.

These large images make for brilliant what I want to call PARTIAL ART. When you just use part of the image, part of the stamp.

Here’s a very simple little step by step, where I have chopped up one of them. No no, not the stamp! Also, I must tell you that it is HOCHANDA’s Birthday weekend ! So we – CLARITY – are giving away a cool gift with every purchase during those 2 hours. A double pack of my favourite papers..

Right. Here goes…

Stamp one of the beautiful Mandalas onto a piece of the Designer paper using black Archival

Here we have Strength.

While the black ink is still wet (it dries quickly though), sprinkle a little mica powder over it. I went with Perfect Pearl (white)

Distribute with a little paintbrush, then buff with a tissue. The black Archival buffs up metallic and silver!

Trim back the paper around the design to 6”x6”. Then cut that piece into 4 equal quarters. ie. 3”x3” Voila. FOUR fabulously arty little toppers for notelets or greeting card sets. What a super little gift.

Needs an edge. Mmm, I thought. Perhaps the Mica powder will stick to the black Sharpie pen too…

It does. So you get a fab matching border as well. Mount on a 4”x4” white piece of card (that’s just our 8×8 stencil card cut into quarters). Then mount on a 5×5 black card blank. Add one of our new Feel Good Factor stickers, to give the little art meaning

Done. Tina’s Mandala shimmers in the light, but none of the fine detail is lost.

Wonderful stamps by Tina. Wonderful woman.

Love and Hugs

Barb xxx

25 thoughts on “When Tina doodles….

  1. Looking forward to Friday but in no hurry for it to arrive as I have to start back to work!! However, I am still off so it is all good for now! Great demo. Hx

  2. Ohh my. These are gorgeous
    Are they going to be Groovi too?
    You make it look so so easy to create a masterpiece

  3. They are beautiful. Another thing to fall into my basket. Im sitting with few things waiting on a refund to arrive before I’m able to complete the purchase, these are stunning. What a lovely quick way to do batches with this stamp. Happy Clarity Birthday!

  4. Just WOW!

    Mandalas are so special to me. I love all Tina’s designs but these are super amazing! I love them sooooo much!

  5. These designs from Tina are absolutely amazing, she is wonderfully talented! And Barbara your step-by steps and demos on Friday are going to showcase them beautifully – as will the awesome Design Team! I love your idea of “Partial Art”, I have always liked the idea of the art “flowing out of the frame” or hinting at “more to see”!
    Really looking forward to Friday’s shows – Happy Birthday Hochanda!

  6. So many lovely things to buy. Barbara Gray you are keeping me poor LOL. Thank you for all you do for us xx

  7. Oh wow those stamps are gorgeous. They are masterpieces. What a talent. Have a great evening. Take care. Hugs xxx

  8. Tina’s designs are stunning as always, but I think she has surpassed herself this time. I don’t stamp, but will be watching the Friday shows to see the beautiful work. Hugs. Annette X

  9. Hi Barbara
    I totally agree, Tina is such a talented designer. She has such a wonderful eye for detail.
    I’m really looking forward to your shows on Friday. I remember watching Jayne Nestorenko do some amazing things with mandalas.
    Love & Hugs

  10. They look amazing, Tina is so clever, I’m sure they’ll sell out really quickly. The detail is fantastic.xxx

  11. Hello Barb, and Tina wows us yet again with her beautiful designs, love the way you have used this one with the mica powder. I think Friday is going to be very busy and probably very expensive for many people! Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

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