Hi, been a while again, there is no excuse. Well a few people know the reason!! I follow lady called Kristina Werner, she does some great stuff and posts loads on to You tube. This is a link to her blog.... get it here. The card I have made is a pretty much a straight copy of a card she has done.
This is the back of the card. Thought I could stamp handmade in here.
Thought I would try out a Christmas card today. I need to make them simple for mass production if I am going to sell them. BUT is this too simple? The tree is thick aluminium which has been inked up with Ranger alcohol inks and then run through the crimper. The back ground is made using a stampin' up stamp ( By Definition).
I have bought a Ranger Melting Pot. I love it, these are the first five items I have made.
These first three were made using black Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). I dipped a piece of cardboard into the Ranger melting pot and then allowed it to cool. The next step was to dust various areas with different colours of perfect pearls. It was the reheated with a heat gun, a stamp was inked up with Lime ColorBox Pigment Cat's Eyes ink and pressed into the UTEE before it cooled( this was for the leaf one) the other two were with gold pigment ink. The last example was reheated again so the whole thing became smooth. It is rather hard to see where the stamp was but is has a nice gold streak through it. These two were made using clear UTEE. A piece of pattered paper was cut and dipped in to the UTEE. On the first example Ranger alcohol inks was dripped on before the UTEE cooled. Do not try and reheat the UTEE as the inks burn... this can be seen in the top left hand corner. The second example was made by pressing lace into the hot UTEE and reheating with the heat gun.
I have a long way to go, but is great fun experimenting.
I think I am becoming addicted to car boot sales!! I am so please with the things I managed to pick up today BUT I did nearly throw up when I opened the bag of lace bits (£2). The SMELL, stale cigarette smoke with a waft of dirty dogs and old ladies knickers!!! Hence I washed it straight away see photo below.
This started as a piece of cardboard from the recycling bin- to be exact an Amazon box. I was just playing not really sure what I was doing or what I was making. I stamped, inked, embossed and I ended up with this. Supplies:-
Tester pot of paint
Adirondak alcohol inks fot the metal flower and leaf (Latte,Ginger and Oregano)
These are one of the things I got from the car boot sale the other day. They can not be used as conventional stamps but if you ink them up and rubber brayer over them the images come out ok. Not bad for £4
This is a small 9" x7" canvas that I bought from the pound shop.
a) I painted a base coat of white gesso down first and whilst it was still wet added a small ammount of Earthtones Adirondak acrylic paint. I did not brush it on I stippled it to create a slightly raised texture.
b)Whilst the paint was still wet I sprayed some Coffee shop glimmer mists all over and again stippled the surface.
c)I tore some pages from an old book and adhered them to the canvas, painted a bit of white gesso over the top and then stamped some flower images over the whole thing( I sprayed my stamp with the glimmer mists and mixed a bit of the white gesso with it.
d)The photos were printed off and the edges sanded and the stuck onto the canvas
e) The chipboard shape was covered and a small amount of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pears by Ranger was added.
f) Th back of the bird brooch was removed and the bird stuck down and the the Cluster Faisceaux (crystal stickers) by Mark Richards were added.
Firstly once again I have not managed to take any photos, not because of the lack of light tent- I got that back! Thanks!!! But my camera ran out of charge so I am afraid that it is going to have to be tomorrow.
I have created another altered canvas. I love the idea of altering items to make something completely different to the original. However from reading and trawling though magazines I have become slightly disturbed by the whole altering idea. Why is it so many altered items have to include strange Victorian children wearing clowns hats? I think it is a case of you either love this style of stamp or you hate it. In my case I don't hate them I find them rather freaky. I am sure I may be able to over come my problem with time, but for now none of my altered stuff is going to contain freaky looking children- it creeps my out!!
I did manage to do something!! However, due to the lack of my mini light tent which my sister has borrowed!!!! I will have to do photo's another day. I went to a car boot today and picked up some bargains, again I will have to share another day.
It has been a while since I created anything.... I am really struggling to feel motivated. I look around the Internet and see such fantastic ideas, I wish I could come up with something. I am determined that tonight I am going to do something.