|See the music pages behind the paint.|
Friday, May 31, 2013
My friend Donna is a bit of a hippie. She loves peace signs and plays guitars. I was inspired by her loves to make a mixed media piece for her birthday. I bought an old music encyclopedia at a used book sale and used some of the pages for the background. Then I used some TCW stencils and Dylusion sprays to make the background. Next I printed an guitar image on a piece of copy paper and pasted it on some foam core. I cut is out and started layering crumpled pieces of tissue...about 6 layers. Next I sprayed it with orange and brown Dylusion sprays. The edges of the guitar was edged with Distress Ink (vintage photo). After it was dry, I made the neck and string pieces with grunge board and black glitter paper.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I am addicted to mixed media and I couldn't think of a better addiction. Can you? I came up for the idea for this piece as a friend was sharing her story with me. At the end of our conversation, I asked if I could make somthing for her and this is what resulted. I just love it and I hope she finds it inspirational. It is now hanging in her office.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
For the May Technique Time class at the Hen House, students made the card below. They used a bunch of Tim Holtz products (Kraft Resist Paper, Distress Stain, Kraft Glassine Paper, Mini Blueprints stamps, tiny attacher, and Distress inks.)
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I was finally able to go to swap club again. I have been so busy that I had to whip out some cards at the last minute. Thank goodness for "card maps" and all my supplies on hand. I used some Prima wooden flowers that I colored with Distress Stain. Take a peek.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
· Cardstock: Nena white ( 5 ½ x 8 ½ ; 3 x 3; ½ x 4 ¼ ); black (4 ¼ x 5 ½ )
· Stamps: Paper Smooches " Sentiment Sampler " stamp set;
· Ink: Versafine “onyx black”;
· Pens/Pencils: white crayons
· Adhesives: foam dots; scotch tape
· Embellishments: The Twinery pink/white bakers twine (20”); adhesive rhinestones; Goosebumps clear texture spray
· Tools: : Die cut machine; Lifestyle Crafts Genius Ultimate Platform and nesting eyelet rectangles die cut set; circle die cut
· Paint: Splash Ink
· Other: paint pots; medium paint brushes; Tim Holtz waterbrush
1. On the 3 x 3 white cardstock, draw a design using the white crayon.
2. Mix three complementary colors of Splash ink. Use the Splash Ink Color Recipes chart to mix the reds and pinks. If you label them A-J across and 1-10 down, I used A1, F9, and G4. You can multiple the recipes to make as much as you want and then store in a paint pot or waterbrush.
3. Paint the three colors over the crayon design. Heat set to dry. Use the circle die to cut a circle from the colored design. Spray with Goosebumps clear texture spray. Set aside to dry or heat set.
4. Run your black cardstock through the diecut machie to cut out the scalloped background layer. Lace the twine through the holes and tie a bow on one of the corners. Adhere to card front as shown.
5. Attach the circle with double-sided tape on top of the scalloped rectangle.
6. Stamp “happy birthday” on white strip of paper and adhere two rhinestones on opposite sides of the sentiment. Adhere sentiment strip as shown above with foam dots.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
- · Cardstock: white (5 ½ x 8 ½ ; 3 x 3 3 ½ ) purple (4 x 5 ¼)
- · Specialty Paper: watercolor paper (2 ½ x 3 ½ )
- · Stamps: Paper Smooches " Sentiment Sampler " stamp set; Stampbotique Daniel Torrente horned monster stamp
- · Ink: Versafine “onyx black”; Distress “dusty concord” ink pad
- · Pens/Pencils/Markers: Prismacolor (Scarlet lake; white, ultramarine”)
- · Adhesives: foam dots;
- · Embellishments: The Twinery yellow/white bakers twine (8”)
- · Tools: Die cut machine; Lifestyle Crafts Genius Ultimate Platform and die set; Lifestyle Crafts “Sketchbook” Embossing Folder
- · Paint: Splash Ink
- · Other: paint pots; thin and medium paint brushes; Tim Holtz waterbrush
1. Run your purple cardstock through the die cut machine using the “Stetchbook” embossing folder. Adhere to card front.
2. Using the Genius Platform, die cut the white cardstock using the curvey label die. Stamp sentiment on one of the edges using the purple ink pad. Set aside.
3. Stamp the horned monster with Versafine ink on the watercolor paper.
4. Use the Splash Ink Color Recipes chart to mix the green, blue and yellow to paint the monster. If you label them A-J across and 1-10 down, I used C8 for the green, G7 for the yellow, and C6 for the blue. You can multiple the recipes to make as much as you want and then store in a paint pot or waterbrush.
5. Use the medium paint brush to paint the blue background. Use the medium and thin brush to paint the monster. You will need a thin brush to paint his thin legs/arms and toes/fingers.
6. Use the waterbrush filled with yellow paint to color the horns.
7. Use the white pencil to color the eyes just in case a little of the green got in there.
8. Use the blue pencil to color the eyeballs. Use the red pencil to color the nose.
9. Adhere sentiment piece to back of monster piece. Adhere to front of card with foam squares.
10. Tie yellow and white twine around sentiment in a bow.