Today on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog, we’re continuing our weekly featured artist spotlight whereby each week we spotlight a different artist/designer in the paper crafting & mixed media world and introduce you to their fabulous work. Today we’re thrilled to welcome Michelle Lupton.

Before we show you Michelle’s project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…

MichelleLupton-05082014-250WHi, my name is Michelle Lupton.  I’ve been crafty for many years (including painting, bead jewellery making, calligraphy, toy making and sewing), but only really got serious about stamps, inks and papers for cards about 4 years ago.  I started my blog, in 2011.  I post many of my cards on Pinterest, and I also have albums on my Facebook Page, Handmade by Michelle.  I am very lucky to be on three challenge blog design teams – A Blog Named HeroFUSION and Addicted to CAS.   I live in Melbourne, Australia and I work as a university Biology tutor and a Science Education Officer, and I also sing in numerous choirs.

I’m so very happy and honoured to be here with you at Paper Crafter’s Library today.  I have 3 cards to share with you today, all using the same technique with watercolour paper and Distress Inks, some Hero Arts image stamps and sentiments from Avery Elle.  This is not a new technique, but it is one of my favourites.

For You Card

This is the first card I made.



With Sympathy Card


For this card, I took some pics as I went so you could see what I did to make the coloured panel.







I wanted some solid images as well as outlines, but I didn’t have a matching stamp (like I did for the first card), so I just turned the clear stamp over and mounted it on my acrylic block upside down!  Ready made solid image!



I flicked some Perfect Pearls Mist onto the finished panel to give it some shimmer.



Thank You Card

Just because I felt like it, I made a 3rd card!



Thanks so much for having me as your guest at Paper Crafter’s Library!


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Paper Basics in white.
Stamps: Hero Arts “Small Solid Flower”, “Small Open Flower”, “Antique Engravings”,”Flower Flourish”; Avery Elle “Oh Happy Day”.
Inks: Hero Arts Hero Hues in Black, Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Wet Cement; Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Worn Lipstick;  Perfect Pearls mists in Perfect Pearl.
Other: Stampin’ Up Stampin Dimensionals;  Balune Glue Tape;  Ranger Inkssentials mister bottle with water; The Stampers Heat Tool; Ranger Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Sheet; Fiskars Surecut paper trimmer.

We hope you have enjoyed today’s projects courtesy of Michelle.  Also, be sure to stop by Michelle’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you).


7 replies on “Featured Artist/Designer: Michelle Lupton”

  1. I love the cards and the technique. I’m going to give it a try with watercolourpaper. I’ve used this technique on regular paper already but never on watercolourpaper. Thankx for sharing. Love Inge.

  2. Beautiful cards Michelle! Thank you so much for sharing and showing the pics in sequence. This way I won’t be so afraid to re-try this on my own and I have a quick guidance reference. I highly recommend water color paper, since it is the proper thickness and won’t curl if you get too exuberant with the water or the misting spray. It also dries up very nicely with your heat gun and you won’t burn your fingers.

  3. These are beautiful cards by Michelle! I love that she showed a bit of her process too – I have to try to make a background image like that soon!

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