Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Clearsnap and VLVS

This is Day 3 with Clearsnap and VLVS Challenge on

 VLVS and Clearsnap is having a Challenge 

I had so much fun using these supplies I made two tags! 
I was supplied Clearsnap Archival Dye in these colors; Glacier Lake and Wicked Black with Smooch pearlized accent ink; Pumpkin and Sassy Pink 
and from my stash: Smooch Gold Lame.

Additional supplies: May Arts ribbon, Paper Studio ribbon, Ultra Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing folder and TH tissue tape.

This is CLearsnap's blog:

Leave a comment each day for a chance to win a plate of stamps on VLVS blog. Come back Thursday and Friday for more inspiring projects using Clearsnap and VLVS images. 
Clearsnap is giving away supplies too! 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Gelatin Printing

I'm having a blast making my own masks, stencils and playing with my own homemade gelatin plate. Yes, someday I want to purchase the real Gelli Arts Plate, but right now, I'm having fun with this one. 

I made my gelatin plate about three weeks ago using 8 packages of Knox unflavored gelatin with 1 1/2 cups of cold water and 1 1/2 cups of boiling water. My printing plate was made with two boxes. Each box cost $1.25 + taxes at Walmart. 
I followed Linda Germain instructions:
I've used my gelatin plate almost everyday for the past 3 weeks. When I'm ready to paint, I place my gelatin plate on an 8 x 10" piece of plated glass, when I'm thru painting, I remove the paint with baby wipes and then store it covered in refrigerator in the container I molded it in. 
I found the perfect size, it's a plastic lid with 1" side, 6.5" x 8.5." I love this size, it makes the gel plate 3/4" thick. It comes out of the lid with ease. 
For best results used a shallow pan that has straight sides. 

My gelatin plate has been remelted 4 times before finding the right side of mold. You can tear the gelatin into chunk into a glass pyrex bowl and microwave for one minute full power and then slowly pour back into the container. It must be on a leave surface and left until set and then place into the refrigerator over night or until firm. 

Do not try to move liquid gelatin. 

I'm using my Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter with .007 film or white card stock to make my own mask and stencils. Both work perfect.

The paint I've use; Eco Green or Golden Liquid acrylics. 
I didn't care for the bottle type of acrylic paints. I found out today, some tube paints will stain the gelatin plate.
When I took my gelatin plate to my mothers we used her Liquitex acrylic paint. It did real well but requires a lot of cleaning to remove the paint from the plate. 

You'll find many youtube videos and Pinterest tutorials on Gelli Arts and Gelatin Printing.

 Yesterday I posted a tag I made using one of the papers for my 12 tags of 2013 March #2. 

Note: on Facebook they say if you have a real Gelli Plate don't use glossy paper because it will damage your Gelli Plate. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 March #2

This is my second 12 tags of 2013 for March, I made this tag using Tim's mini bunny, tag and labels dies.
Glitter piece in the cut-out. Grass from my Silhouette. Flowers from Tim's idea-ology were painted with acrylic paints, Zots to raise the labels die, stamps and ribbons from stash.
I had fun making the background using eco green paints with my homemade gelatin printing plate.

You can view Tim's gorgeous tag here:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 ~ MARCH

  I'm submitting this tag for my 12 Tags of 2013 for March. 

I used a regular pair of scissors to cut my grass. I used inked and stamped eggs, rabbit and quote from my mothers stash of supplies. 
I used Tim's distress inks along with Smooch ink on rabbits bow. 

You can view Tim's gorgeous tag here:

Monday, March 4, 2013

Mixed Collage

Just playing around on this piece, I used stamps I haven't touched in months along with Dyan's spray in, stencils and Tim's cupid mini die cut with gold embossing. Smooch pearlized ink was used on some of the flowers. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Scribble Drawing

On OWSE chat Thursday night, Robyn ask us to close our eyes, and with a pencil, scribble on our paper without lifting our pencil off the paper while scribbling. 

Robyn said some of the lines could be erased or added. I added a balloon. From my drawing I saw a bird.

I was about ready to tear out this page and throw in the trash after spending two hours trying to remove the masking fluid but I liked the background.
We had to use at least 3 paints, I used; pyrrole red, permanent violet dark, cobalt teal, ultramarine blue, raw sienna, yellow ochre, hansa yellow medium, iridescent bronze (fine), white, micaceous iron oxide and jenkins green Golden Fluid Paints.

 I know it needs more to fill in but I'm calling this piece finished for now. I'm going to sit back and look at it and decide was else it needs. 
Journal page: 6 1/2" x 10"

I would love to hear your comments about my scribble drawing!