Hi everyone, I'm been teaching several classes this month using Rinea Foiled Papers. Specifically, I've used the Love Foiled Paper Variety Pack. The colors in this collection include Glossy Ruby/Gold, Glossy Blush/Gold, Glossy Fuchsia/Gold , Starstruck Ruby, Starstruck Blush and Starstruck Fuchsia, and they are perfect for all your Valentine's creations.
Aren't they sweet?
And you know you still have time to get these cards ready for Valentine's Day.
Using the Brushed Wildflowers stamp, I inked it with several colors of ink, then lightly spritzed the stamp with water as I wanted a water colored effect. Stamping the image on cardstock, I had a fun effect. This stamp was perfect for this technique. I then matted the panel on 3 layers of cardstock sto emphasize the colors in the image.
Happy Whatever from the Sentiments 1 stamp set, was stamped in black ink and matted with 2 layers of cardstock before being added across the stamped image.
Hi everyone, I'm on the Makin's Clay blog with a fun winter project. With winter upon us that means snow will be here shortly. Since it can be a little too cold outside to make snowmen, why not create your own snowmen from the comfort of your home.
Start by creating the snowman using tinfoil which has been tightly rolled into 3 balls. Continue adding tinfoil until you have 3 different sized shapes. Place toothpicks between the balls and glue in place to hold the shape. Put aside to dry.
Condition white clay for the outer layer.
Using the clay machine, roll each piece of clay starting at the highest setting.
Continue putting the sheets of clay through the clay machine reducing the setting each time until the panels are the thickness desired.
Wrap the clay around the snowman, folding and pinching where necessary to achieve a desirable snowman. Since snowmen are not always smooth, don't worry about the lumps and bumps that show as a result of the underlying tinfoil.
Allow the snowman to dry 24 hours, then paint with white paint.
Roll out terracotta clay to create the arms. Allow the edges to be a little raggedy so they look like tree limbs. Adhere to the sides of the snowman.
I had no black clay handy so I rolled out 3 little balls of terracotta clay for his buttons and his hat. Then I spritzed them with Tattered Angels Lava mist to change the color of the clay.
I placed the hat on his head and added leaves to the side. Finally I tied ribbon around his neck.
Standing about 7" tall, he is a reminder of the winter weather that is to come.
Hi everyone, this is my newest etchall project. I found this amazing bottle and knew that etching it would really bring out the design in the glass.
Place the weighted glass bottle in a plastic container then add etchall dip 'n etch liquid. I only wanted a portion of the bottle to be etched so I added dip 'n etch liquid to the top of the pattern on the bottle. Allow the bottle to sit 15 minutes.
Remove the bottle and pour the dip 'n etch liquid back into the original container. Since dip 'n etch is reusable, there is no waste. Rinse the bottle and pat dry.
Create wings using a Prima mold with Makin'sⓇ white clay. To coordinate with the selected ribbons, I painted the wings with pink acrylic paint.
Create a bow using tulle and ribbon with the Bowdabra. Using bow wire, tie the bow to the bottle then bring the bow wire to the front and tie again. Use a craft pick to twirl the bow wire.
Adhere the clay wings behind the bow.
Love how dip 'n etch emphasizes the pattern on the bottle.
Wouldn't this make a sweet gift for someone special?
Are you aware just how easy it is to create handmade paper? It's even easier to die cut the papers into a variety of shapes. Selecting papers from my stash of handmade papers, I couldn't find any that were pink enough for Valentine's Day. Easy enough to remedy though - I just spritzed the paper with Imagine's Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray in Angel Pink. Let the paper dry thoroughly.
Create cards from brown cardstock. Die cut 2 layers of handmade papers using Lawn Fawn dies. Adhere the larger layers to the cards then wrap the cards with Whisker Graphic's Divine Twine in Lite Pink. Mat the smaller layers with brown cardstock, then add to the cards with foam adhesives for dimension.
Die cut hearts from the same paper, then die cut the centers. Adhere the large hearts to the right corners of each card. Take the smaller hearts and add them back to the larger hearts with foam adhesives so they stand out.
Die cut Love from brown cardstock and add to the cards.
Hi everyone I'm sharing a new card using some great stamps available from the store to create my cards.
The new lighthouse stamps are amazing. I chose to color one lighthouse with shades of blue, adding it to a coordinating blue card. The sentiment is from Sentiments 3 which was stamped on the same background panel.
.My second lighthouse is colored with shades of red and the red panel was added to a blue card. The sentiment is from Sentiments 1.