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Masterpieces with Mimi: Stamped Lace Curtains

May 23, 2015

Happy Saturday! Welcome to our next edition of “Masterpieces with Mimi.” Join us once a month as the talented Micheline “Mimi” Jourdain shares a beautiful card along with her creative process.



Today Mimi shares with us how she created the beautiful stamped lace curtains on this special card.


This background design idea would look beautiful with so many of our floral stamps including 40-388 Centerpiece or 40-384 Fragrant.


MATERIALS NEEDED: Penny Black Stamps 40-388 Centerpiece and 40-169 Diamond Pattern, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Reinkers (Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans, Rusty Hinge, Stormy Sky), Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stamp Pad (Stormy Sky), Tombow Dual Brush Pen (126), Ranger Glossy Accents, Fine Line Pen, Computer/Printer Paper.


STEP 1: With the Distress Ink pad Stormy Sky, ink Centerpiece stamp and stamp as shown below. Use a ruler to draw the window. The measurements are on the card but you can use your own measurements, too.


STEP 2: Lightly draw the curtain with the ruler.


STEP 3: Mask the curtain contours along the outer edge. For her masks, Mimi prefers using printer paper because of the thinness of the paper. This leaves no space (or almost no space) along the edge between the stamped image and the mask.


STEP 4: Ink the stamp Diamond Pattern with Distress Ink pad Stormy Sky. Lightly stamp Diamond Pattern. We’re printing “lace” here. Make sure to center the stamp in order to have a nice pattern on the curtain.


STEP 5: Remove the masks and repeat for the other side of the window.


STEP 6: Paint the window frame and the cross members on each side of the curtain, but paint nothing in the middle.


STEP 7: With an extra fine pen (Mimi has used a Pilot Hi-Tecpoint V5), highlight the curtains’ contours and draw the fringe. The lines are not straight nor are they the same length in order to show the lightness of the lace material. Add shading to the window by painting Stormy Sky ink on to the window. Let dry and then add Faded Jeans ink.


STEP 8: With Stormy Sky ink and lots of water, paint/draw the window’s crossmember on the curtain. Be sure this is VERY light and faded— almost a shadow as it being seen through the lace.


STEP 9: Proceed to paint the flowers using Mimi’s painting techniques as shown HERE. Draw flower stems in the vase. Use Glossy Accents to make a waterline in vase. Using only water, with a paint brush, draw shadows on the window sill.




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20 Comments leave one →
  1. Holly Saveur permalink
    May 23, 2015 12:12 am

    Such a stunning gorgeous!

  2. Carla Hundley permalink
    May 23, 2015 12:20 am

    Wonderful work on
    Carla from Utah

  3. May 23, 2015 3:15 am

    Love your card it’s beautiful and lovely bright colourw.
    Ei B.

  4. Deb H. permalink
    May 23, 2015 6:08 am

    Thank you for sharing how to make such a beautiful card. It looks like a painting.

  5. Carole Richardson permalink
    May 23, 2015 8:27 am

    Wow! I love all of these tutorial! Beautiful card!

  6. Dolly LaBelle permalink
    May 23, 2015 9:09 am

    I am almost speechless. This is absolutely wonderful!

  7. May 23, 2015 9:09 am

    Oh, my, this is gorgeous, and I am thrilled to see how Micheline (Mimi) has done this amazing card! I’ve so loved it on her Facebook page! Thank you, Mimi! You are so beautiful and an amazing artist!! Hugs!

  8. Linda S. in NE permalink
    May 23, 2015 10:49 am

    Wow! And the fact that you shared how you created this masterpiece,…Wow again!

  9. judka permalink
    May 23, 2015 10:55 am

    Amazing! Wonderful to see how this was done.

  10. Sheri K permalink
    May 23, 2015 11:21 am

    Absolutely gorgeous–thanks for sharing this great card and tutorial.

  11. barbara lassiter permalink
    May 23, 2015 12:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing how this was created! It’s beautiful and unique.

  12. May 23, 2015 12:35 pm

    THIS is “ART!!!!!” BEAUTIFUL!!!! 😉

  13. May 23, 2015 1:50 pm

    Beautiful card–love the curtains!

  14. May 24, 2015 1:44 am

    Gorgeous and so clever xxx

  15. Dianne Crowe permalink
    May 25, 2015 9:32 am

    Lovely card very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Maye M.L permalink
    May 25, 2015 4:27 pm

    Spectacular card design. Fantastic idea to emulate. Thanks for sharing. Cheers

  17. May 26, 2015 4:53 am

    Beautiful card!

  18. Anne Sweeney permalink
    May 26, 2015 8:24 am


  19. Kathi permalink
    May 26, 2015 9:10 am

    This is just amazing – thank you for showing us how to create a masterpiece!

  20. tish rowe permalink
    June 3, 2015 2:08 pm

    You are so incredible. Your work in Flickr is so extraordinary that it looks like a photograph. You promised a tutorial for the one with water and birds..but your latest with the houses and barbed wire is also incredible. Can’t wait to see how you do the cards and what colors you use.

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