Birthday Card

May 19, 2011

This is a birthday card for a friend of mine at work.  I got the inspiration from this StampTV video on using a brayer with rubber bands.  On the video, she brayered the rubber band marks onto the cardstock with Versamark and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  When I was all enthused to try this technique, I could only find one rubber band in our house!!  So, I dug up a stamp I have that looks like rubber band marks and used that instead.  The stamp is from Rough Lines from JudiKins.  I used coppper embossing powder instead of gold just to see what it would be like.  After the heat embossing, the color is added with Distress Inks.  I used nestibilities to make the scalloped and unscalloped circles.  One of the circles is also embossed with copper embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Inkadinkado.

I’ve also made a set of ATCs with the rubber band technique (actually my substitute stamp).

Thanks for looking!

I’m in an ATC technique swap at RubberStampChat.  On StampTV, I found a technique I wanted to try using Perfect Pearls and gel pens.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t get my gel pens to work very well,  They were too streaky.  So, I substituted H20s, which I liked very much.  For the ATC, I stamped the flower (StampinUp) and the dots ( My Sentiments Exactly) with Versamark and then applied gold Perfect Pearls with a small brush.  After the Perfect Pearls had set into the Versamark, I wiped off the cardstock with a tissue.  (Great thing about PP.  They have their own binder, so you don’t have to heat set, spray or anything else.)  Then I colored the images with iridescent blue, violet or red H20s.  The sentiment is a 2000 stamp from the now-defunct PSX stamp company.

Thanks for looking!

Wintery Nights

February 25, 2011

I’m doing an ATC technique swap at Rubberstampchat.  I used the Glossy Gesso technique from the Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011 Technique Junkies Newsletter.   Stamp is Penny Black.  I used white acrylic paint instead of gesso.  Mist is Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Old Lace.  Hope you enjoy!

Been a long time…

February 2, 2011

I haven’t felt much like blogging – or creating – recently.  My muse was on a long vacation.  Since the beginning of the year, though, I have felt the call of the paper, ink, stamps and glue.  So, here is an ATC I made for an arttechniques swap.  I colored a paper towel with H2Os and Radiant Rain.  Added sentiment and hearts with Stazon.  Then I covered the whole thing with Versamark ink and Amazing Glaze.  I only used one coat so the bumpy texture of the paper towel would still show.  Thanks for looking!!  More to come.