Sunday, April 6, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
I got some new toys in the mail today. I preordered these awhile ago so I could not wait to play. The black thing is made by Tim Holtz to use with Distress Markers like an airbrush.
I created this card. Stamp is by Memory Box. Inks are Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink by Ranger. Marker airbrush tool and stencil are by Tim Holtz.
I created the 3D flower using embossing paste by Viva Decor. I mixed it with a little Primary Red Americana craft paint. To create the flower I used an old metal stencil by Me and My Big Ideas. I then heated it to make it puffy. I added highlights with Pan Pastels and Faber Castell Big Brush markers.
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Monday, January 13, 2014
I am having so much fun with these Faber Castell Gel Sticks. They are the kids version of the scrumptious Gelatos by Faber Castell. Today I made a super quick card. I applied Gel Sticks in three colors on the Kraft Resist pattern paper by Tim Holtz. Then gently rubbed to blend. I then applied a little moisture with a wet paper towel to blend further and remove some of the color from the resist areas. I used my new memory box stencil to add brown dots to the corner of the card to simulate tread marks. I stamped the Happy Birthday on the card and added the image with foam tape. The Harley image is from Clearly Vintage.
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Sunday, January 5, 2014
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Saturday, January 4, 2014
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Sunday, December 15, 2013
Here is how the pencil looks. It will take me some time to get the pressure right so I can control the line thickness.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
This is a handmade book I made this weekend. I used Arches 300lb watercolor paper for the cover. The inside papers are made with Stonehenge white paper. I love the consistency of the Stonehenge paper. It is a wonderful paper for mixed media projects. You can use it with pen, ink, watercolors, acrylics and many other media types.
I used Distress Paints and inks to stencil the cover. The stencil is by Michelle Ward.
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Sunday, October 13, 2013
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Saturday, October 12, 2013
I am taking the Chemistry 102 class from Tim Holtz this week. This is a quick card I was inspired to make using metal tape from Home Depot. I attached it to card stock before embossing. This is a new embossing folder I just purchased by Couture Creations called Sugarplum Ball. The paints are Distress Paint by Tim Holtz. They work extremely well on metal. The stamp is by Penny Black. I punched the leaves from a Martha Stewart punch and dripped Stickles on the leaves.
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Sunday, September 22, 2013
Yesterday I got my shipment of the new Distress Paint colors from Marco Paper. There are six yummy colors in total. I decided to try all of them on a tag. At first I was not sure how they would look all together but in the end they definitely spoke to me.
Tim Holtz Distress Paints; Ripe Persimmon, Scattered Straw, Gathered Twig, Pumice Stone, Dusty Concord, Crushed Olive,
Studio 490 Stamps; Well Worn Art,
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils; Dot Fade, Honeycomb,
Tim Holtz Distress Markers; Mowed Lawn, Picket Fence,
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink; Potting Soil,
VersaColor Ink Cube; Pinecone,
Ranger Nonstick Craft Sheet
Natural Jute Cord
Heat Embossing Gun
Using the Honeycomb stencil lay down each color of Distress Paint. About an inch of each color. Gently dab so that the paint does not run under the stencil. Gently mist with water. Quickly remove stencil and dry with a heat gun.