This month on 9ATC Group, the theme is the Sea or things related to water. I chose a vintage mermaid image, printed it to 2-1/2" x 3-1/2", and picked out some sea looking fabrics.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
I was asked to make another quilted stuff animal for the nursery. I'm headed out soon and didn't have a pattern, so I altered the patterns I had and came up with this Hippo. I think he will look good with the lion, elephant and giraffe I made a couple of years ago.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
Decided to try the Thick & Thin Paint Technique on the Gelli Plate with metallic Distress Paints over black paper. First, used the brushed pewter Distress paint and brayered over the Gelli Plate.
Then brayered white acrylic paint over the metallic paint.
I pressed black paper and pressed down on the paints of the Gelli Plate, this is the first print:
This is the fourth printing I got off the same batch of paint:
Then I brayered tarnished brass Distress Paint over the Gelli Paint
then brayered white acrylic paint over the metallic paint and pressed black paper down on the paints, here is the first printing:
This is the fourth printing from the same batch of paints:
Sunday, March 16, 2014
I wanted to try some more techniques with the Gelli Plate, since the challenge this month on Next-Generation-Stampers is to use the Gelli Plate. I decided to use stencils with the Gelli Plate.
I brayered purple acrylic paint over the Gelli Plate.
Removed some of the paint by pressing two stencils into the paint and lifting off.
Pressed paper onto the paint and lifted off to make this purple mono print:
Pressed paper onto the Gelli Plate and lifted off:
Love having fun backgrounds available to use at a later date!
On Next-Generation-Stampers Group, the challenge this month is use a Gelli Plate. I decided trying the technique of using thin and thick paints together.
For the thin paint layer, I used a pink Distress Paint, and spread the paint with a brayer. The paint started to bead up, and I re-brayered it.
Nest, removed some of the paint with a texture tool.
Then brayered over with a thicker paint, a light blue acrylic paint.
Then pressed a sheet of paper over the paint on the Gelli Plate and lifted off. Here's the result:
There was still a lot of paint on the Gelli Plate, so pressed down another sheet of paper for the ghost print:
Monday, March 10, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
This month's theme on the 9ATC group is Crackle….. I made wrinkle free distress background using Distress inks, Distress paint & Distress Stain.
Cut the background into 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" cards, stamped a collage image with black India Ink. Next, covered half the card with sequin waste and applied Crackle Paste over the sequin waste, then let it dry or "cure" for three days.
After the crackle paste had completely dried, I found it had no cracks in it. Maybe that was because I used a thin layer of the crackle paste, I'm not sure. Well, I was going to try to color the crackle paste after it dried, so I decided to paint over the paste with tarnished brass Distress Crackle Paste and let it dry. Success! Lots of lovely fine crackles.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Next Generation Stampers Group is having a group challenge: use gesso and use a brayer in making a piece of art and post your creation on the group site. I decided to make an ATC.
First, taped down a tree stencil over manilla card stock and sponge gesso over the stencil. (remember to wash off the stencil right away)
Saturday, March 1, 2014
White is the color for the Color Perceptions ATC Swap at ArtVentures Group in March. The ATC is to be primarily white and the the theme is how white makes us feel. White makes me feel "fresh". How new snow looks when it covers everything, and how a white lacy wedding gown looks on a bride.
I started with white cardboard, covered it with a patterned white netting, then layered on a transparent white fabric with beads and metal in it. Then added two different white lacy ribbons.