Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pigment Scrunch

Good morning everyone!! It's like 5:30am I have had no coffee...and I took my bone supplement pill and can't lay down for an hour. So I though I take this useless brain and try to explain how I made the Pigment Scrunch without Pigment ink. Doesn't make sense already huh?

I don't have any pigment inks but my fav place in the whole cyber space Techniuqe Junkies had a tech using it.

I actually did it two ways one with Gesso and one with Acrylic Paint.


For this you will need

1. Aluminum foil

2. Gesso

3. 2 or 3 dye

4. plastic cover (or wax paper)

5. brayer (with hard rubber roller)

6. card stock

7. spritzer bottle with water

First take your aluminum foil and scrunch it. Re-open it being careful not to tare and flatten but make sure you leave wrinkles in.

Then take your Gesso and put a dab (about the size of a quarter) add reinker a drop at a time. Mix with toothpick to desired color. Do this with all colors and spacing about 2" apart (or length of brayer).

Roll your brayer through all three mixes (being careful not to muddy them) and then onto the aluminum foil leaving enough mix on roller to lightly cover it. Ramdomly roll gently onto card stock. Make sure before you roll the mix onto the card stock that you can see texture on the roller. Repeat until desired look is accomplished.

Acrylic Paint

Put acrylic paint onto plastic cover or wax paper and then just spritz with a little water also spacing the paints.

Repeat with all other steps. I also added a little more green with brayer after, to get more green on the background (the pink one)

I have attached a picture of some of the backgrounds I made.
Leave me a post if you should have any questions or comments.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cards From the Netherlands

Today I wanted to Post some cards received from Hetty Sanders from the Netherlands. She and I met over at Technique Junkies and one thing led to another and we started doing a monthly swap. It has been so much fun getting her cards she is a very artistic lady.
She does a lot of Michael Strong images as seen in the butterflies. I am missing a few of her cards and will have to take some more pictures.
Well have a great day!!! Of course that means to stamp your heart out!!!
; )

Friday, March 13, 2009

more flowers

Good morning. I made some more flowers only this time I did them in two tone like colors. Instead of my punch I used the Lil Sizzix flower template (went much faster). Actually it was another Technique Junkie Judy Cantrell who emailed and said she had made some of these flowers also only she did hers in two tone of like colors. So I had to try some!!

Thanks Judy for sharing this tip with me! I like the way these came out also.
Have a great day and a wonderful weekend and I hope you all stamp, stamp, stamp!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Faux Felt Flowers

I just made these flowers with a Technique from Tjer's. Very simple to do. You take your crimper and run card stock through it. First go one way and then turn and go in opposite direction. Then put it through again on Diagonal first one way then the other. This breaks the paper down and you then can separate it into two pieces by peeling them apart starting at a corner. The inside of the two pieces looks just like felt.

I used two different punches a small flower and a small pinwheel flower. I used Elmer's glue to put them together. I like the white ones the best they remind me of daises. These you just line up the with petals side by each. I 'm sure you can see in the picture. I also made a border by punching the flowers equal distances apart and punched the centers out in between the flowers. Waste not want not!!!
Boy do I ever need to catch up again. I hopefully will get some done tonight or by the weekend!!! Or...................

Have a great stamping day!!!

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