Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I am one happy camper with the Ranger Ink "Rock Candy" Distress Crackle. This was one of Tim's techniques for Day 8. This stuff is amazing. The above is a finished butterfly, below is a short progression of the project.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Here is the process, using the Val Spar directly to the background stamp, I used a written words stamp and the Val Spar was a little too runny for this process, so next time I will use a different stamp or figure out a way to get a lighter coat applied. I used the "Tim Holtz" Wild Flower stamp set and I love that sentiment. It was mounted to a Stampin Up punch. I did a very light wash of gesso and then wiped it with a paper towel.
this is a side view so you are able to see the resist. A little tip, you want the Val Spar to dry completely on its own before you heat set it or you will get some bubbling, it really didn't matter on this card, in fact it gave it a little more definition of being antiqued.
Happy Weekend. Hugs
Friday, March 23, 2012
Two posts today, I could not resist sharing my garden bounty. I love love love Camellias and my little tree is just loaded wtih buds, oh yippeee! I always feel so blessed when my garden graces me with blooms, butterflies or dragonflies. I wish I could hand each one of you one of these beauties, but this will have to do. Hugs
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday, you will not see any posts from me til I return from the "Biggest Little City" in America, I am off to Las Vegas on Friday and will back late Monday evening so stay safe and happy and play nice. Hugs
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
|This is the finished card, the Spellbinders plaque is the Kraft Glassine Paper, I printed|
the BasicGrey Digi Paper "Euphora" on it before distressing.
It always starts out so innocently. I have a pot of pinto beans on the stove, getting all food ready for Michael before I leave on trip. I have wash in the washer, getting clothes ready and I have a few extra moments, so I come to the computer to print out my supply list for the Tim Holtz "Creative Chemistry 101" online class starting March 19, if you have not heard of it, you might want to check it out, I love his philosophy, I love his sense of style and I love his abandonment into his art process. One of the items on the supply list is Kraft Glassine paper but when I start looking for it, I don't find it, I can find the 12X12 printed sheets but not the 5X7 plain sheets. So I decide to go to UTube to watch his kraft glassine video, okay here is where the trouble starts, ROFL. As I am watching this, my brain is going okay how do they make that paper, stop video and start it over again, need to pay better attention, I have heard him several times in different videos say that this is not wax paper it is kraft paper, true, but that treatment has to be a wax substance of some kind. Then "soy" wax pops into mind, then "I wonder?" So I go cut a piece of craft paper, I have melted soy on my candle burner already melted down, I grab a plastic scrapper and a foam brush. If you are going to try this, I suggest an 8 1/2 by 11" sheet or 5X7" then after you get it down go larger. Place the sheet of craft paper on a protected area, weight down the 4 corners, then dribble the soy wax over the craft paper as if you are icing cinnamon rolls, covering as much area as possible, but don't sweat the uncovered areas, we will get to that. Now give the soy wax a minute or so to dry, with your plastic scrapper remove the wax from the paper, (don't throw away the residue, put in plastic bag for future use). Now take a heat tool and heat the wax on the paper until it is wet looking and with your foam brush spread it evenly across the entire sheet. While it is still wet take a paper towel and remove the excess, do this process 2 or 3 times (just the heating and wiping part). You are done, now if you do not know how to use the paper, go to UTube and watch his video on it, amazing. I would not suggest you use this hand made paper on scrapbook pages and I am not sure if the store bought is archival safe, you might check that out. I have posted 4 pics, showing the materials and the finished project. Happy Tuesday, must get back to my pinto beans. Hugs
|This is a close up of the plaquard. I distressed with "Lipstick red, green shutters and straw"|
|These are your basic tools, forgot to show the paper towels and heat tool|
|I included the shot so you could see the natural kraft paper and also the transparency of it, all I had was Christmas Kraft Paper, but it worked perfectly.|
Sunday, March 11, 2012
My tip for the day, when I am putting my journals/memory books together, one of the things I fret over is the placement of pages, I punch the pages as they are done and keep them on a 2" binder ring, this way I can move them to and fro until I am satisfied. Did you move those clocks forward? Happy Sunday, Hugs
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
When I started out doing Christy's art journal/smash book I decided I did not want to use double sided papers, after I got them all chosen and cut, I then did not like the stark white. So I decided to airbrush the backs, ROFL, what was I thinking was my first thought, then as I got into it, I LOVED it. It gave me some great time to work on some techniques and has given Christy's journal/smash book that individual look that I was going for. Also once I got into it, it did not take as long as I initially thought it was going to take. All of them are not scenes, some are stamped, some are stenciled. These were done with the Copic Airbrush and markers. I know the top one looks a little unworldly, I have been watching too many Science Documentaries, LOL. And don't forget, when you do do that background paper and you have one that you especially like, remember to scan it in so that when the opportunity arises to use it again, you don't have to re-invent the wheel. Below is a card done with the 2nd background paper.
Hope your Friday is Terrific. Hugs
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Cuddley Buddley" entitled Wee Ones, these papers are fab, in every color imaginable. The ribbon and charm are from my stash. The brown hearts are from her recipe paper "Alonzo's Kitchen"
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
This is a pocket and tag I made for an ongoing project. I promised my friend Christy I would do an art journal/smash book for her. So this is a sneak peeek, so she can see I really am working on it. The art blocks are from "Nice Crane Designs", the pocket is a standard library pocket that was distressed with Tim Holtz distressing inks. The tag was created with washi tape, there used to be a cool UTube demo by Tim on how to do them, it's been awhile so I don't know if it is still there. The lock and key is from an old EKSuccess embellishment I had in my stash. Eyelash cord for the tag and also used an eyelet, wow pulling out all the old tools for this. Nothing like a project to get your supplies out and used. Happy Wednesday, hugs
Monday, March 5, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Now, does this card have photo corners applied? Well yes, but not dimensionally, they were airbrushed in, creating a deep shadow and then the bottoms were line drawn with brown, which creates the illusion that there is another dimension on the paper. So if you ever hear that you see in shadows not color, believe it. Happy Sunday, Hugs
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
cuddlybuddly And that is it, easy, peazy for an elegant note card. Happy Thursday, Hugs