Friday, May 31, 2013

54 Card

My husband's 54th birthday is this weekend so I made him this quick card. For the background I embossed a thin foil sheet with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. I then added some Ranger Vintaj Patina metal paint in various colors using a paper towel as an applicator. I dried the surface with a heat gun then gently sanded the surface to reveal the metal again in the raised areas. I stamped the paper with a word stamp by Clearly Vintage. The paper was a scrap from my scrap envelope. The clocks were already on it. The embellishments are all Tim Holtz I believe. I lucked out and found the safety pin with 54 on it. I gently rolled the edges of the paper for a more distressed look before applying it to the metal background.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Flowers for Inspiration

Our garden is in full spring bloom. I hope these inspire you to create.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Two Birthday Cards

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.


Monday, May 27, 2013

9 Drawer Jewelry Box

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.


Sunday, May 26, 2013

I Just Love Stencils

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.


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Logo Journal Rehab

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.



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

More Gelli Prints

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.