Friday, August 22, 2014
Well, most who know me would no doubt have told you I was "certifiable". As you might have noticed up on the right side of the blog, now it is official thanks to Dreamweaver! So, in appreciation for their certification, I am posting one of my favorite stencils by them. This is the wheat sheaves (and words) both done with copper embossing paste. Seemed appropriate to do a "thank you" card. I am working on two classes on paste for the fall highlighting techniques I learned during my training for my certification. Will be posting pictures soon of cards for those classes.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I wanted to highlight these words on this stamp. How to do it so the words don't bleed? First I stamped with Archival black ink. This is an India ink which doesn't bleed. The I used Faber Castel's Big Pens in these three colors. It worked great! An embossing folder was used to emboss the red paper. The paper was mounted onto the card with foam tape as was the word piece. Definate dimension to this card in a nice way. Come make this card for free at Angela's Happy Stamper Store today. It 's our Make It Take It for the week.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
WPlus9 is in the store and this was one of the new sets that came. I really liked it. Thought some bright yellow Wow embossing would go well with it. You do need to start with the embossing, since the Wow interacts with colors. If you put it down first, the yellow stays nice and bright. Once the stars were embossed, then two Dylusional sprays were used (after first spraying just water on the paper) More water was sprayed over the blue. Then the words were stamped. This paper was then mounted onto a white card.
Monday, August 18, 2014
I placed a very large order with Dreamweaver over the weekend. Lots of paste, and stencils for the fall and up coming holidays. I made sure to order in this stencil. With the glitter on top of the this flower, there is a lot of "wow" factor to the card. I'm working on two classes using paste. One for September, and one for October. Will post samples as I get them ready. But for now, I'm off to take Dad to the Dr. today.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Turns out the class I gave this month was such a hit, I am offering it again in September. Here are some of the pages that we made. There is so much fun to doing Gelli prints. We did something different with each print, and folks were having such a creative outburst I just let them "have at it" for the last half hour. I have already posted this month some of the card samples that I showed as ways to put the prints into card form. Feel free to look back if you are curious.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Here is the second part to the Art Journal for September. Here there is a larger use of negative space as the "neutral" components. The paints and stamps have a lot going on, but with the negative space, it all comes together. Have a favorite between the two? I'd love to hear your comments.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I'm getting classes ready for September which I teach at Angela's Happy Stamper store in Reston. We have the Art Journal coming up in September and we'll be doing a compare and contrast of styles using Dina Wakely's paints. On this page the paint was spread all over the page using several colors. It creates a very busy surface. To help "neutralize" some of the business, The Stencil Girl stencil was done in solid colors and added to the page. The butterfly is by Kaiser and was done the same way. Once applied and dry, Lines and words were added with the Fudi Pen by Ranger.