Monday, February 06, 2023

Impression Obsession product focus: Patterned Papers

The Impression Obsession team has some projects to share today featuring our paper packs! It has been fun to see this product line grow, and to be a designer of papers you can use on your own projects! 

Here's a quick lineup of the paper packs that I've designed - if you have any of these in your stash I'd love to see the projects you've made! You can click on any of these images to go to the product page for lots of inspiration.


Pooh - my favorite, of course! Some of these designs are available as fabric now too!


Some seasonal packs for fall and winter....




A Halloween pack with some vintage images and themes...


Lots of art and craft supplies, especially for scrapbook pages or cards for creative friends. You might recognize some of the artwork from other stamp designs! Great for coordinating images on a card.


A valentine pack, with lots of hearts and florals.


And just for fun, here is a sneak peek at some designs from a pack that will release next week! I know some of you are very excited about this theme!

Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration - see the I.O. blog for all the details


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Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Impression Obsession February Red Rubber Kit

The design team is sharing projects today using this month's stamp kit from Impression Obsession! This kit will be available through February-March, with some sweet florals, eggs and chicks for your spring and Easter cards!


I thought a monochromatic color scheme would be a fun pairing with paper from one of the new "Basics" pads - coloring here is done with Copic markers and a few added details with colored pencils and a paint marker.

I used a pointillism technique on the chick, to give him a little texture - this type of coloring is done with lots of little layered dots! So fun.

We will be giving away TWO Impression Obsession Grab Bags for the event so the more you comment through our blog hop the more chances you'll have to win! All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday February 7th at 8pm CT and winners will be announced on Wednesday February 8th on the Impression Obsession Blog. Good luck! 

February 1st and 2nd the IO Team will be sharing new projects with the February Limited Edition red rubber stamp set. You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event.


Here's today's hop list:
Dina Kowal <<<< you're here!

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Monday, January 30, 2023

Impression Obsession - January Team Favorites

The IO Team is back today to share a favorite card from this month's release, so here's mine! Head over to the Impression Obsession Blog for all the links so you don't miss anything.

I didn't get to share this card or collection yet - you might remember these designs from a release that came out just before we made the decision to discontinue individual rubber stamps last year, so in case you missed those, they'll come back little by little as clear sets. I think that collection of art and crafting supplies is so fun. If you haven't seen the Art Supplies paper pack yet, be sure to check that out too! It turned out beautifully.

The paint set has 2 different tubes, with solid stamps you can use to fill in the swatch area or create a funky abstract pattern. The Cover-a-Card has the same designs in a smaller repeat, and they're fun to coordinate. I used the same Oxide ink here to stamp the swatches and brush the background panel.


IO Products: 


Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for more inspiration from our January releases - see the I.O. blog for all the details!

I hope your week is off to a good start! I am still recovering from several draining events last week, but I got some of my upcycled shoulder bags uploaded to my Etsy store - if you love Pooh, you'll want to see those! Working this week on commissions and all the other usual things. 

Take care!

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Monday, January 23, 2023

Impression Obsession DT Theme - Hearts

The Impression Obsession team has some projects to share today featuring hearts - we'd love for you to play along with us! 


I love the loose watercolor on this heart wreath from the January red rubber kit - this one began with some misted water, in a technique I shared here. I love the vintage look that happens with splattering too - I can't help myself! The watercolor panel is backed with one of my paper designs - I love that damask texture - I should probably design a whole pad of that in all my favorite colors! 


A little closer - I love the way the magenta bled upward in the top right!

IO Products: 

Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration - see the I.O. blog for all the details

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Winnie-the-Pooh fabric - new Spoonflower shop!

I've had a goal since last year of getting some of my designs onto fabric and I'm happy to finally be able to direct you to my Spoonflower shop! I've started with a Winnie the Pooh design that you've seen in my Classic Pooh paper pack, in several different colors and scales for a variety of projects. 


I'll build up my design collection as I'm able! I have a lot of art to work with. To assure quality, Spoonflower requires their artists to print and approve a proof of each design, and I love that extra layer of field testing and sense of investment. That also means I have a swatch for all 33 of these items! If you're unfamiliar with Spoonflower, they have a huge variety of fabric types to choose from, from lightweight cotton to soft fluffy fleece, as well as wallpapers and some other different substrates. You can also choose a design to be used on premade home decor items, like pillows, blankets, tea towels and more. (Click here for examples of all that can be made with one of the designs.)


I made a cute little shoulder/crossbody bag with one of my swatches, mixing it up with upcycled and thrifted fabrics as I love to do. I'm excited to make more of these! I had my swatches printed on Spoonflower's Dogwood Denim fabric, which is a beautiful textured heavy weight. 



The other pieces of the bag are salvaged quilt blocks, two pairs of reclaimed pants, upholstery samples, a pillow case, and a thrifted belt.


I've already had inquiries, and worry not - I will make more of these! I had so much fun putting this together.


Hope you're having a great week! 

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Monday, January 16, 2023

Impression Obsession - more January products

We've got more projects from the new release from Impression Obsession today! If you haven't seen the new release, you can find it all HERE - go check it out! 

Some of you have asked if there will be more Pooh sets - OF COURSE there will! For January I have the Valentine Piglet and Eeyore set - these have been Dinafied with sweet little hearts for Valentine's Day and beyond! Lots of tiny sweet sentiments as well. If you caught Sarah's demo from the Paper Cut at the Crafter's Classroom this past weekend, you saw this set in action! 



For my first card I used a new background stamp called Ancient Lace - that image is taken from a very old book about textiles and it makes a really lovely and grungy backdrop. Piglet is colored with markers and pencils, and I used a scrap from one of my Christmas paper pads to paper-piece the heart.


Here's the Eeyore image - it's a nice large one! The background here was done with one of my new stencils, which is called Four Petal - I love dogwood blossoms and this sort of geometric repeat... the base of that panel was a piece of cardstock I used to test a bunch of Copic markers, and I brayered white acrylic paint onto my gel press then laid the stencil down to take a print.




IO Products: 

January 15th and 16th the IO Team will be sharing projects with these and more new products! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances you'll have to win! All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday January 24th at 8pm CT and winners will be announced on Wednesday January 25th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Here are the links for today, and remember you can still comment on yesterday's posts for entries into the drawing! 

IO Stamps Blog
Giovana Smith
Jeanne Streiff
Laura Fulcher
Laura Williams
Angela Bode
Dina Kowal <<<<< last and not least! :)

Note: The original Winnie the Pooh book by A.A. Milne came into the public domain in January 2022. All the images in my Pooh sets use original line art by E.H. Shepard with portions added and/or replaced with my own art. I do my level best to preserve recognizable imagery rather than redrawing my own version out of respect for the artist and characters. Disney does not own rights to the book illustrations, and they have no say over the modifications and derivative workings many stamp companies are producing now. Please enjoy!

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Impression Obsession - new products for January!

It's time for a new monthly release from Impression Obsession, and I'm excited to have quite a few items in this batch! Haven't seen the new products? They're all HERE - go take a peek! I'll wait. 

January releases typically focus on Valentine stamps, so I've got a few products with that theme, and of course they can be used year-round as well (not my favorite holiday, so I have fun making things versatile). If you love roses, get excited - I have 2 rose stencils debuting this month: an outline and a layered set. There is a paper pad to match too, featuring lots of sweet hearts and floral designs.


 I had the house to myself this weekend (rare!) and I got my layered stencil set late, so I had fun experimenting, and made a video for you too! I hadn't tried using layered stencils with a gel press yet, so that's what I did.

Here's the card I made - I couldn't settle on a sentiment, so there's room for that if I change my mind. 


...and here is the video! The key to lining up the layers is lining up the corner of your cardstock with the corner of the stencil each time. Enjoy!


 
One more card using the gel press and the Rose Outline stencil - this was a background I had already started. I brayered a layer of white paint on the gel press then laid the stencil over the paint before taking the print. Easy, and this would work on colored cardstock as well.



IO Products:




January 15th and 16th the IO Team will be sharing projects with these and more new products! You can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day through the event. We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances you'll have to win! All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday January 24th at 8pm CT and winners will be announced on Wednesday January 25th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Links for today: 
IO Stamps Blog
Giovana Smith
Jeanne Streiff
Laura Fulcher
Laura Williams
Angela Bode
Dina Kowal  <<<<< that's me!!

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Monday, January 09, 2023

Impression Obsession product focus: Dies

There are so many amazing dies at Impression Obsession - this special feature lets them have the spotlight. We hope you're inspired! 



I dug this sample out from a release last year - I love these art themed dies! Coloring was done with Copic markers.

IO Products:
Sentiment is discontinued, A22065 Inspiring Me 
(may be available at local or online stores)

Be sure to check out the other designers' blogs for inspiration - see the I.O. blog for all the details!

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