Friday, May 31, 2013
Posted by Cora at 6:00 AM
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Yesterday, I got a box of supplies from Artist Cellar and I could not wait to play. So last night I made these two birthday cards. I used stencils by Chris Cozen from the Artist Cellar Playful Pods Series to create the patterns. The acrylic glaze paints are Silks.
The lighter /darker brown on the card below was done but sponging Distress Ink through the stencil.
I outlined the stencils using a Pigma Micron 01.
Posted by Cora at 4:19 AM
Monday, May 27, 2013
My daughter and I made this 9 drawer jewelry box this weekend. She had dozens of earrings she needed to organize. This is a kit by Kaiser Craft. The paper is by Teresa Collins. The buttons are antique. We used a Tim Holtz Paint Dabber to paint the edges.
Posted by Cora at 7:09 AM
Sunday, May 26, 2013
I am just crazy about stencils lately. The pages below are in a journal I made by hand. The paper is extra heavy weight watercolor paper. I randomly painted it first with Tim Holtz and Adirondack Paint Dabbers. Then I took some Golden's Molding Paste and a stencil by Heidi Swapp and created the 3D circle design. After it dried I applied more paint lightly to the surface to color the dots. I dripped Liquitex acrylic inks from the top of the page to create the drips. On the third page panel I used a paint dabber on a stencil by Artist Cellar to create the flower look. The flap in the center of the page is a tag looped between two pages. The flowers are made from stenciled coffee filters which are then ripped and glued to silver foil to create a pattern. I punched out the graduated circles with hand punches from Marvy.
I then painted the stems with a Posca Paint pen and outlined them with a size 2 Sakura Pigma Graphic pen. Unfortunately I am left handed and I smeared some of the outline and lettering. The two butterfly cards (a previous project) are attached to the tag I looped through the pages. The final touches were some Tim Holtz tissue tape stained with Broken China Distress Stain and dabbed with Broken China Distress Paint.
Posted by Cora at 5:47 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Have you ever gone to a conference or event where they give you this great journal or writing tablet and it has a big logo on it? I am not big on logos so I decided this one needed some sprucing up. For some reason when the exterior of a journal is beautiful I long to open it up and add to it.
I used a generic journal with a logo on it. Then I covered the journal using Studio multi medium matte as glue with Idealogy by Tim Holtz tissue wrap. I dried it with a heat gun. Then I randomly added the paint using Ranger Distress Paint. I let everything dry and then stenciled on top using a stencil by Kite and Versafine ink in Pinecone. As a final coating I added Studio multi medium matte.
Posted by Cora at 8:00 AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
On Saturday I spent a few hours playing with my Gelli plate again. I just love the results. I used a variety of acrylic paints from liquitex and turner.
I had the most fun cleaning my stencils off directly into this handmade journal. I also cleaned the brayer off on the pages. Most of the stencils are Crafter's Workshop and Heidi Swapp.
Posted by Cora at 5:53 PM