Received the last set of Sudoku ATCs today. On this one Maggi did the background, Chrissy stamped the flourishes, Kathy stamped the couple, Jan added the umbrella and rain, Margaret added the flowers and Bev stamped "DREAM".
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
And a third set of these Sudoku ATCs arrived. Chrissy made the lovely backgrounds, Kathy stamped the gold diamonds, Jan stamped on the cage, Margaret stamped on the branch and Bev added the jewel to the cage.
Also received these ATCs in progress. Kathy made the luscious backgrounds, Jan stamped the bamboo, Margaret stamped on the number strip and Bev added the pink jeweled centers.
Received these ATCs in progress. Jan made the gorgeous background, Margaret stamped the Umbrella Man and Bev added the "raindrops".
Sunday, February 26, 2012
For the first one I choose a rinse aid background on canvas sheet.
Inked the edges and the lower left corner with black Archival Ink. Added a gold mini heart brad to the upper left corner and three gold mini brads to the lower right side.bird.
Painted black acrylic paint over the bird cage, then thickly coated with brushed pewter Distress crackle paint. While the paint was still wet, used a heat tool to get the bubbly effect.
Double Distress technique. All of the edges were colored with brown Color Box ink.
On NGS group, we're doing a study of Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson's book "Surface Treatment workshop" This week we're looking at the section "water". The water is used as a resist. And is very similar to the soap technique we looked at last week.
This is also a "fussy" technique. The authors say don't let the wet paint get to dry before applying the water or not let the paint dry long enough before blotting off the water.
Painted a watered down yellow acrylic paint over watercolor paper and splattered large drops of water oner the surface.
Decided to do one more layer with blue acrylic paint and splattering on water.
All Purpose White Craft Glue backgrounds I made earlier.
On Mixed Media Misfits, I've signed up for the Bird Ornament Swap. We down loaded the pattern from Vintiquities Workshop blog. Used the pattern to cut out thick cardboard pieces.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
I made this background about 2 years ago as part of the study of Julia Andrus' book "Paper Transformed", and loved it. Decided to make more and use it in the upcoming "L" technique ATC swap.
Julia recommended using 3 shades of blue alcohol ink. I decided to use 4. Squirt the blue alcohol inks on to applicator and pounce over glossy card stock.