Had so much fun making a card using the Unused bits technique, I decided to make an ATC to add to my technique notebook, so I'll have a record of it. This time, I'd adhered torn pink & red unused papers from previous techniques & projects. Used a thick coating of gold acrylic paint to the torn edges and ATC edges.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
U is for Unused bits. This is a fun way to use up left over papers you have made or bought. On my counter is a few of the papers I have from experimenting with background techniques and papers used to soak up excess inks and/or paints. I will often grab dictionary pages and music sheets to stamp off extra paint/ink, or wipe off a brush or brayer or whatever.......
For this card, I tore two pieces of paper that I had rolled over excess acrylic paints from my brayer. I adhered these to the card front, overlapping the edges.
For the heart, I cut a heart shape out of a used envelope and ran through a Xyron to cover in adhesive. Tore bits of papers I had made or colored with extra inks in other projects, began to overlap the papers over the heart shape.
Adhered the heart to the card front. Colored the edges of the card front with the same purple acrylic paint. Stamped a saying with deep purple StazOn ink on paper and adhered to card. Added some copper colored circles to the card & heart.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I haven't spent much time playing with my Gelli Plate, but I saw this video on YouTube on using Texture Fades (embossing folders) with the Gelli Plate. Watch the video!!!!
I brayered green acrylic paint on the Gelli Plate and pressed two embossing folders into the paint and ran the brayer over them.The paper on the left is the first paper I pressed onto the Gelli Plate and ran the brayer over it. The paper on the right is the second paper (often called the "ghost sheet").
Brayered red on the Gelli Plate and place down these two embossing folders.
Gelli Arts Blog.
I'm participating in the fourth round of Sudoku Swap with the Wisconsin Stamp Camp Group. Mary made these beautiful backgrounds:
Sunday, January 20, 2013
This week, I received Lynn's Round Robin Journal in the mail from the Kindred Souls Art Group. Her theme is Vintage Paris White/Ivory.
Lynn provided thick cardboard pages she had painted white. For the front, I started with a French themed printed fabric (thanks Margaret!). I embossed an image of Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower with white embossing powder on a paper printed in french, sewed these on the main fabric and added some lace. Sewed on a vintage image that was printed on a transparency sheet (again Thank you Margaret) along with more lace. Made a large lace & paper flower with some sparkly beads. Colored in one of the printed images on the fabric with white Enamel Accents (it really wanted to soak into the fabric) Also added a metal number plate with silver brads, a large decorative silver brad and some small beads. Frayed the edges of the fabric and adhered it to the cardboard with red liner tape.
I made some more Vaseline Resist pieces and added them with ribbon and/or background papers to make quick cards:
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The markings on the hearts didn't show up well, so I drew over them with a black sharpie and pounded them with the texture hammer.
Monday, January 14, 2013
This month's theme on the 9ATC group is "Altered Surface". I adhered piece of a music sheet over card stock. Used metallic copper embossing paste over a geometric stencil to "alter" my surface. I like how you can still tell it's a music sheet.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
In one of my local stamp clubs, we are passing around journals. This year we are to write a story or poem, or for those like me who think writing is an accomplishment for very competent authors, we can stamp in quotes or sayings, whew!!!!
For some reason, the blank page is giving me creative block. So for these two journals, I started with background papers from a preprinted stack.
For Sandy's journal: I loved the negative frames on these pages, so filled them with stamped sayings and added a couple of extra ones. Adhered some angel ink jet image transfers I'd done earlier. The one on the left is over a dictionary page and the one on the rich is done over a preprinted background page. Also added some purchased images on clear sheets and some purple "pearls".deli wrap transfer I did in October. Also added a chipboard clock with some flourishes as "hands" and added a black rhinestone brad to the center. The butterflies are preprinted images I purchased. I stamped the word "moments" on the larger one on on the left.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
tap transfer technique. Also stamped a saying by Victor Hugo with black India Ink. This page is inspired by seeing Les Miz recently.
On the front, adhered torn music sheet paper, netting and lace with matte gel medium. I hope it all stays on.chipped enamel flower to the center. Also added some "pearls" to the page.
I signed up for a Round Robin Journal Swap on Kindred Souls Art Group. We pick our own theme, size (between 6x6 - 10x10 or so). I decided on a theme of Inspirational Quotes Illustrated in a Shabby Chic style. I decided to make my journal covers out of fabric and lace and bits of stuff I have laying around. The main part is white satin over batting over cardboard. I printed out vintage photos and stamped on some words with silver StazOn metallic ink. Sewed on lots of lace
The pages inside the journal are 6x6 grungeboard pieces bound together with large rings. To hide the rings on the outside, I tied on lots of lovely fibers. For the front & back outside covers sewed on a layer of fine mesh fabric with micro beads in it. To the front, also added lots of various laces. Added a large metal butterfly piece with some light green beads sewn on, a door charm tied on with fibers and sewed a few beads near the bottom.
fragment charm I'd made earlier.
Excited to see the pages the members create to add to my journal!!!
Sunday, January 6, 2013
I can't believe this is the final Challenge from Tim Holtz's book "Compendium of Curiosities 2" on Linda's blog. This week is to make Tim a birthday card using our favorite technique from the Compendium series, any technique from either book. My all time favorite technique from Tim is the Wrinkle Free Distress technique from the first A Compendium of Curiosities book on pg. 33.
I made this background on a cut out piece of a Manila folder using the Wrinkle Free Distress technique and colored the edges with faded jeans Distress inks. Then stamped various phrases with black Archival ink.