Friday, August 3, 2012

Hopping with Susan K. Weckesser, Unity Stamps & Helmar!

Often we create with products & designs from other artists and never get to meet them. This time I can say that I have met the fabulous Susan K. Weckesser, worked along side her and actually took a class with Susan at Summer CHA.  She is one of the sweetest person’s I’ve met…and it’s real! So I’m definitely excited to share a project with you today created with Susan’s recently released stamp line from the incredible UNITY Stamp Company.

The mini class that was offered at Helmar’s booth at CHA included a mini version of the stamp that I would choose to work with. Here is a photo of the finished class project that I created along with CatherineMatthews-Scanlon {somehow her banner got in my suitcase…wink…wink}.

 Here is my project created specifically for the Helmar~Unity Stamps~Susan K Weckesser blog hop.  It makes my heart sing with the colors, the stamps and final appearance.

I started the project by stamping 2 different house stamps and a tree on Susan’s new paper line from Want 2 Scrap. This became the basis for my background created on an 8”x10” canvas using several layers of paper, paint, rub-ons, background stamps, washi tape and Ranger stickles. 

 The stamped paper was adhered to the completed background using Helmar’s Professional Acid Free Glue. It was an experiment to see if the paper would adhere to a painted background since it’s considered paper-to-paper glue…I was so pleased to see that it worked exactly the same way.

Materials used:
Helmar ~ Professional ACID FREE Glue
Colorburst Paper Susan K. Weckesser ~ Want 2 Scrap
Unity Stamp Co. ~ Heartfelt Warmth, Le Mason, St Ground Level
Martha Stewart paints ~ Beach Glass, Pea Shot, Aquarium
Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist
Jenni Bowlin Dabbers ~ Malted Milk, Seed Packet
Ranger Dabbers ~ Snow Cap, Mountain Rose
Misc. ~ 8x10” canvas, washi tape, rub-ons

I can’t express to you how much I enjoyed working with Susan’s products and I encourage you to utilize the sale being conducted over at Unity Stamp Company to buy some for your stash…oops…I mean collection! There still is time to take advantage:


  1. ha ha, I was looking for that! LOVE the two banners together -- and your canvas is amazing! Have a great day. THANKS for the discount Susan!

  2. Those banners are just gorgeous!! Lucky girl that Catherine's jumped into your suitcase lol

  3. I love banners and I love little houses. What a treat for the eyes this project is!

  4. These are GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and the textures!!!!

  5. great projects Martha, like the way you blend color over texture


Thanks I he{ART} hearing from you!