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PaperArtsy's Robot says HELLO - Two Projects
Posted on June 12 2018
PaperArtsy JOFY Stamp Set 44 - Robots
Perfect for that young someone in your life or not so young..these quirky robots will delight and make great addition to your card-making, tags, journaling and mixed media art works. Take look how Jo uses her JOFY44 Stamp Set
Project One: 'Sparky Robot' card using JOFY44 by Jo Firth-Young
I've made a relatively simple card here using the biggest of the robots on JOFY44 as the main image... he's such a happy (if slightly bewildered) little robot.
Step One:First I stamped the robot image towards the top right hand corner of the front of the card. I made light pencil marks top and bottom and along the bottom in readiness for the next step.
Step Two: Next I masked off the main part of card with a post-it-note (the yellow panel in photo) leaving a 4cm strip to the left of the card (marks in the above photo). I painted this in a diluted mix of Slate, Dusty Teal and Chalk Fresco Chalk Acrylic Paint. Once dry I randomly stamped the nuts and washers image all over the panel in black ink.
Step Three: I painted the nuts/bolts and robot in various Fresco paints, finishing with a highlights of metallic glaze for shine - this is my favourite way to create a 'metal' look. I also painted a block of diluted Dusty Teal along the bottom edge and stamped the sentiment on top.
Project Two: 'Wheelie Robot' card using JOFY44 by Jo Firth-Young
On this card I developed layers with paint and stamping - this little guy looks as if he made this painty background himself by whizzing around on his little wheels - probably why he looks a bit dizzy too... couldn't resist adding googly eyes to this robot!
Step One:I roughly painted/colour washed and splashed a panel of kraft card, and dried it.
Step Two:I randomly stamped on washers and nuts across the card, and stamped words around the edges. I painted these in 'metal' colours.
Step Three: I stamped the robot onto a tag. I painted him using Teresa Green, Dusty Teal, Chalk with touches of Taupe and Slate. I added highlight of Metaillic Glaze.
Step Four: I assembled the card creating layers by mounting elements on 3d foam: the tag and several of the big die-cut nuts, and then applied the smaller elements across the top of the tag in the same way.
Even if I do say so myself, I think the girls I've designed for this release are adorable. So cute and I can see them being used in many situations, wearing all variations of dresses. Missy Long Legs (as I call her) on JOFY42 has a slightly defiant stance, and knobbly knees - I like that about her.
'She-bots' shadow box using JOFY44 by Lou Collins
Lou says: I just had so much fun with these cute robot stamps! Not only colouring and personalising them, but layering up elements from the rest of the stamp set too. This dimensional project would be great for any age, and any genre simply by switching up the colours. I added bows, gems and flowers to create my She-Bot project, but the addition of chains, cogs and bolts would bring a perfectly masculine feel to these super cute characters!