Neutral Shadows one for the swap on ArtVentures group. Of course, once I had the backgrounds done, I realized I didn't have enough of the silver heart brads or the boxy heart charm. Oh, well, I was sure I'd find something just as good.
I used jewelry bits for the body over a Prima butterfly (I love the script and color of this butterfly) and used a heart shaped charm in the girl's hand. Another change was to stamp the saying both on the ATC background and on a piece of bamboo colored paper, then cut out the WISH & HEART bits and adhere them in the appropriate place. I also colored the edges of the background with a bamboo colored marker (Same ink as used to create the background) and mounted the ATCs on black card stock. I like this better than the original one I did. Hope the swap participants like it as well!
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Wanted to do something different for my Doodled "D" ATC for the swap on ArtVentures group. Thinking something "harder" (not meaning more difficult lol, but not as soft and flowing as the ones I've done so far). Started with a picture I took of some steel doors and printed on matte paper. Drew a thick D with a red dye ink marker. Outlined the D and wrote words with a silver metallic Sharpie marker.
Dion Dior's blog for a chance to win her new online class with these amazing shimmering acrylics and a $40 gift certificate to buy them!!!! These is a peek of what you'll see on Dion's blog, isn't it fabulous!!!!! And the art you'll see on her video is amazing. Hope I win as I'm currently enjoying her Mastering Twinks class. Dion is a wonderful teacher.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Today, Linda posted the 3rd challenge from Tim Holtz's book "Compendium of Curiosities 2", the Marbled Stains technique on p.46. For participants in the challenge, there is a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from eclectic Paperie. Fun!!!
I used picket fence, broken china and aged mahogany Distress Stains for my colors on Manila card stock, following the instructions in the book. I'm not sure what I'm not doing, as my background doesn't look marbled, but I like it.
Linda's blog and play along!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
More fun from the Technique Junkie Newsletter, for members, the deluxe version of this technique is shown on video on the website.
Using cheap white glue, glue torn newsprint over a light colored card stock. Make sure to get edges glued down. Use brayer to flatten down the newsprint. Tear or trim off the excess newsprint.
Another fun technique from the technique Junkies Newsletter. If you have a subscription to this newsletter, there are fabulous step by step photos of the techniques and lots of artwork samples.
Stamp a detailed image that covers the entire card stock with permanent ink.
For stamp club this month, we're to make a card with the theme of Tim Holtz, meaning use his products, or technique or style. I'm using several of Tim's products and am doing the Kissed Impression technique. Inked the front of one of Tim's embossing folders with tea dye Distress Ink and stamped on some flourishes on the same side with vintage photo Distress Ink, then ran it through a Cuttlebug.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Turning more of the "M" background techniques I've done into ATCs to add to my ABCs of Techniques Album. Started with a marbled rainbow background, stamped on a flourish with picket fence Distress Stain, let dry, then sponged on diluted white acrylic paint over the same stamp, slightly off set and stamped on to same background, let dry.
Metallic Alcohol Roll background and let dry.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
I'm turning the various backgrounds I've been making into ATCs to add to my ABCs of Techniques Book. This one uses the Metallic Echo background.Misted Stencils background.
Friday, April 20, 2012
This week's challenge on Linda's blog is the Faux Patina technique from Tim Holtz's book Compendium of Curiosities 2. You can learn how to do this technique in his book on page 58.
The background is the Lapis Lazuli background. I also added a vintage image with dimensional foam tape, metallic border stickers and the word "imagine" is a rub on.
Find out about this challenge and a chance to win a beautiful Idea-ology messenger bag, autographed by Tim, that is being donated by Angie (and more important see the fabulous art piece she created using this faux patina technique to inspire us)!!!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Another fun technique from the Technique Junkies Newsletter.
Stamp image with embossing ink or Versamark on white card stock, cover with white embossing powder and heat set.
A fun technique for the Technique Junkies Newsletter. I think it gets its name for applying the colored ink to the non-stick craft sheet.
Press four colors of Distress Ink on a non-stick craft sheet so the four colors are touching in a 4 block square shape.
Monday, April 16, 2012
I needed to make another book to hold the ATCs from the 9ATC group. Great time to experiment. Started with four 12" x 12" worksheets. Sprayed coordinating colors of colors spray and let dry.
Placed a large 12" x 12" paper doily over two pieces and sprayed with bronze Perfect Pearls mist, then flipped the doily over on the two other pieces and pressed down.As the paper on the covers wasn't flat, some areas didn't show off the stenciled design very well.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Linda is hosting a challenge on the techniques from Tim Holtz's book "A Compendium of Curiosities 2". Simon Says Stamps is sponsoring this week's challenge. This week is making and using custom foam stamps. I made an ATC, the custom foam stamp was made from the row house on the edge die cut.
To make the ATC, I cut some of the paper made with the glimmering rainbows technique, a stamped a Tim Holtz ATC stamp for the background with ripe persimmon Distress Ink.
To complete the ATC, stamped a saying with black Archival Ink. Inked the edges of the card with sepia Archival Ink. Stamped on birds in flight, coated with detail gold embossing powder and heat set. And added a gold bird charm to the top.Linda's blog to join in the fun!