Wednesday, July 8, 2015

I wanted to share with you a technique that gives great results.

It's an embossing resist with acrylic paints.  First paint card stock with Adirondack Lights acrylic Pain Dabber "Sandal" and let it dry completely.

 Next stamp Scroll Work (SE133G), Distressed Lattice (SE505G) and one of the edges from Textured Edges quartet (SE426G) using Embossing Ink from Ranger.  Sprinkle Tsukineko clear embossing powder over clear stamping, tap off extra powder and heat with an embossing tool to melt powder.  Let this sit for a few moments and cool.

 Now paint over the whole surface with your dabber in cranberry.  Let this sit for a couple of moments and start to adhere and dry (but not completely).  Now your going to remove the paint that is over the clear embossing with a baby wipe.  If its still to wet the baby wipe may remove more then you want.  Just wipe it all off and reapply paint.

 The results are so dramatic and layered.  To give another layer of stamping and add color you can stamp over the dried paint ( I used Spread Your Wings TD025F and Ranger Archival Ink in black).

We hope you have fun with this quick technique.  Beverly

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Collaged Butterfly

Collaged Butterfly (FF128F) is a new stamp from the Vintage Spring supplement. Every time I look at it I am inspired to use it in different ways.  One of the things I like about the collage on the butterfly is you can just shade the edges with your distress pad and sponge tool and its ready to go on a project or you can color in one area (like the rose) or color in detail the whole butterfly.  Here are a few ideas

The butterfly makes a perfect pop-up card (there are several youtube videos that will help).  Just add your sentiment.

 Here in tan and light blues is a fun collage background with Collaged Butterfly as the main feature.
Paint card stock with acrylic pain and then wipe off with a baby wipe to expose the tan background paper.  I added a little darker blue and wiped it with a baby wipe as well.  Dry completely and then
stamp background designs to create texture.  In black stamp the quote after checking placement of the butterfly.  Glue on your Collaged Butterfly.
 Tags make great add ons to card fronts, gift tags, a small note for a lunch box or as place cards.
Stamp Collaged Butterfly onto scrapbook paper and cut out.  Decorate your tag with stamps and
a uplifting word.  Apply glue to the back of your butterfly, adhere to tag on front then wrap and adhere to the back.  Add string, ribbon or fibers.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Bird Nest & Egg cube stamp set

VINTAGE SPRING catalog has images that inspire me.  Today its a book using BIRD NEST & EGG CUBE SET FF126G and the bird is from NEST CUBE SET FF714G.  Tim Holtz idea-ology Worn Cover Album TH93097 and idea-ology Metal Ring Binders provide the base for the book.  Hemming tape ribbons are used to attache the ring binders to the album.  The nest, feathers and eggs are stamped on tea bags and color was added with water colors.  The eggs have been glued to white card stock and trimmed.  The great advantage of working with tea bags that have been opened and dried is that you can tear around your stamped image and get a feathered edge.  Little twigs are placed under and on top of the nest.  I hope you are inspired as well.  I would like to recommend Susan Mostek's blog . Susan has beautifully creative samples.  I love her samples with moving butterfly wings.  Hope you have a great Memorial weekend.

Vintage Spring Catalog