Sunday, November 17, 2013

What fun I had this weekend!

This page started out by playing with the Tim Holtz Jalopy die.  The jalopy on the right was the first one that I did and was a total experiment.  It was cut using white card stock.  I tried an inking method that I learned from taking the Creative Chemestry 101 class by Tim Holtz.  I used Recollections Aged Silver embossing powder on the fenders, wheels, and license plate.  I used Stampendous Aged Teal on the piece by the door above the fender.  I used my finger to rub black Archival ink from my ink pad over all the metal embossed areas.  It turned out cool but not what I had imagined.

The second attempt, on the left, I cut out of chip board.  I used the same inking method but I went over the whole car.  It came out much darker.  I'm guessing because of the darkness of the chip board. Again, I used Recollections Aged Silver embossing powder on the fenders and wheels.  I painted the license plate with Peeled Paint Distress Crackle paint.  I used some letter stamps to print some numbers on it.

Then I cut out people from "Timeless Type" stack paper and put them in the windows.  I added some acetate from packaging for the windows.  I don't think it shows in the picture

Now I had two jalopies but what was I going to do with them.  I have never done a two page journal spread sooooooo, I thought I would give it a try.

I started out by using a blending tool with Tea Dye ink.  I soon learned that the page on the left had been Gessoed and the page on the right had not.  Ugh, this affected my colors.  Oh well, I wasn't about to start over.  So I kept going.  I used a "chicken wire" stencil with Vintage Photo Distress in random spots.  I used Walnut Stain around the border of the pages.  Then I imagined the cars on a bumpy gravel/dirt road.  I did a little Zentangle dirt road and added some tufts of grass here and there, which I colored with Peeled Paint Distress markers.  I glued my cars in place and thought about what to do next.

I went through some of my stash and found a grunge board oval that I painted with Antique Linen Distress Crackle paint.  Once it dried, I stamped the saying on it and went over it with Vintage Photo and rubbed that into the cracks of the crackle paint.  I went around the edges with Walnut Stain.  I added two brads and glued the sign in place.  I cut the post card and the photo from the same "Timeless Type" stack paper.  I cut the camera and the arrow from Mover and shaper dies,  I painted the camera with Acyrilc paint daubers.  I added the Navigation stamp, star stamps, luggage, bird and bee stamp.  I added some other doodles and now that I'm looking at it I could probably add some to the right side of the page for balance.

There is my page.  Mistakes and all.  It is not perfect but I still love the way it turned out.

This was a Doodle assignment from Joanne Sharpe's Doodle Arts and Letters Class.  I drew this a while ago but I spent a couple hours coloring it in with water color pencils and then going over it with a water brush.

This isn't finished but it is as far as I have gotten and I'm not sure what else I am going to do with it.  I collaged the background with scrapbook paper  Then I cut out a house shape and added cabinet doors and a drawer that are attached using foam core tape.  I added a brad to the drawer for a knob and another brad in the shape of a key hole to the door.  I cut out a clock face from Tim Holtz Ideaology paper.  I attached the clock face to the clock and put some game spinners on for the hands of the clock.

Not sure if I will add a saying or something else to finish this off.  It will come to me and when it does....that is when it will get completed!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

This was so cool, I had to blog twice in one day!

 Soooo, I bought the Sizzix Apothecary Bottles die this week end.  Once I got it home and cut some out of card stock, I had no idea how to make them look like the picture on the package.  So I thought about it and had an idea.  I tried it tonight and it worked great!  So happy with the results.

First I distressed the bottle withe vintage photo using the blending tool.

Then I took my embossing ink pad ad dabbed it on the bottle until the whole bottle was covered with embossing ink.

Then I covered the bottle with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamal)

I heated this with my heat gun until it all melted.

And here are the results.  The first bottle was a first attempt error but I still like the way it turned out.  The middle bottle I distressed using "Peeled Paint" and covering the edge with "Tea Dye".  The last bottle was distressed using "Stormy Sky". 

On one of the bottles, I didn't get enough embossing ink on it the first time. After it cooled I had to redo the emboss inking and covering it with the UTEE and reheating it and it came out great.

Nooooow, how to do the corks and the labels......hmmmmmm.

This Turned Out Really Cute!

 When I started out with this page I had no idea what I was going to do.  I bought some new stencils and some Tim Holtz paint daubers and I wanted to use them and it just evolved!

I started out using Weathered Wood, and blended in some Chipped Sapphire and Broken China acrylic paint daubers.  I helped blend them by adding water with a paint brush. This gave me the base for my background.

 I stamped the background using Stampabilities, Vintage Compass stamp with black archival ink.  I used Dusty Concord (not shown) with a blending tool through the Tim Holtz, Burlap stencil and Wild Honey with the Prima Crackle stencil.  I also used Picket Fence Distress Paint through a stencil of circles (not shown).

Then I stamped the fish on a sheet of copy paper.  I colored the fish using Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed and Fired Brick Distress markers by rubbing them on my craft mat and picking up the color with a water brush.  After it was colored I cut the fish out.  When I placed it on the page it was swallowed up by the background.  That is when I decided to Paint a layer of Gesso, Stamp it with one of Tim Holtz Phrases stamps and glue the fish in place.  He was still a little lost so I traced around him with a Pitt Pen.

The page still looked like it needed "something".  That is when I thought about a technique I had seen on the Internet and it was perfect for using my new "Rain Drop" Stencil.  I used my "embossing dauber" through the rain drop stencil.  I covered it with Recollections, "Sapphire", embossing powder.  I heated it with a heat gun and had my rain.  I drew around each drop with a Pitt pen and added a white highlight with my Signo pen.  I added some swirls using ColorBox, "Royal Blue" (not shown) on a rubber texture sheet (found in the candle making section).

As I wrote this, I noticed that I didn't take a picture of some of the supplies I used ... oops.  I did include the name of them in the description.

For not having any idea of what I was going to do, I REALLY like this page!  The quote is perfect for it too.