Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Gelli Printing on Fabric

I found blue denim jeans and jumpers for 25 cents in clearance isle at my local thrift store.
After running the clothing through the washing machine and dryer the zippers, trim, buttons and bottom hem were trimmed off. The pockets were saved. I left the pieces large to use in a patch quilt for camping or at the bench.
I used my Gelli plate, acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium and my stencils on denim. It took some adjustment to see what acrylic colors would show on the denim.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Experimenting with Paper

Example #1
It all started with Tim Holtz Lost and Found double sided designer paper.

Dry brush Liquitex iridescent pearlescent paint over the blue designer paper.
White gesso over the iridescent paint.
This was done with a hit and miss technique with semi-dry brush of white gesso. Let dry.
Apply Distress Gathered Twig ink over the gesso,
with an inked foam blending tool, then spray with water and heat set to dry.
Apply Distress RipePersimmon ink over the gathered twig inked piece with an inked
foam blending tool, then spray with water and heat set to dry.
Apply Distress Aged Mahogany ink with an
inked foam blending tool, then spray with water and then heat set to dry.
I love the results of this and would never dream
 it all started as Tim Holtz scrapbook paper if I hadn't done it myself.
(the color has not be enhanced)
Example #2
Example #3

In example #3; I sprayed Perfect Pearls Mist (Heirloon Gold) over example #2 tag and then heat set to dry.

This morning, I made this example using white card stock and supplies listed above!
Example #4
The possibilities are endless what you can do with your stamping supplies!
Do you love to play with ink and paper?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Spiral Love Booklet

Spiral Love Booklet 
by Judy Cantrell 
I made this booklet over two years ago, although it was never shared on this blog. 
The inspiration came to me when I saw a book that spelled out words in my local craft store. 
Each cover letter has its own pages behind it for jotting down notes or thoughts. I made this heart's gift using a variety of tools and supplies from my stash.

Finished size: 4” x 8”
Cuttlebug heart embossing folder
Base Camp Font Cartridge
Cricut Electronic cutter
Zutter Bind-it-All
Zutter Red Owires; ¾”
Zutter Wire cutter
Perfect Pearl pigment powder
Perfect Medium pad
Detail and dusting brush
Red, black and white cardstock
White copy paper
Paper flower punch
Paper trimmer
Clear Gel tacky glue

1)    This small booklet comes together using four separate sections. Each letter has its on white pages. 
2)    Cut 8 precise pieces of red cardstock
a)    2 - 2 x 4,”
b)    2 – 4 x 4,”
c)     2 – 6 x 4,” 
d)    2 – 8 x 4.”
3)    Cut white pages slightly small for each 4 sets of red cardstock. I used 10 pages for each section.
4)    Emboss front sections of each red cardstock with heart embossing folder. 
Designers Note: Emboss the red front sections V and E twice.
5)    Use detail brush to apply Perfect Pearl pigment powder to each embossed red cardstock. Use dusting brush to remove excess powder.
Designers Note: Perfect Pearls come in many fabulous colors; I used Perfect Pearl color for this project. Its luster was perfect for this project and doesn’t rub off because it has a binder in it.
6) Arrange red embossed front, white paper and red cardstock for each section.
7) Use Bind-it-All tool to cut holes in each section per instructions of this tool.
8) Use wire cutter to cut desired Owires. Apply per instructions of Owires to bind the booklet.
9) Cricut electronic machine and Base Camp font cartridge was used to cut the word “LOVE” 2 ½.” Adhere the L to the 2 x 4” piece, O to 4 x 4,” V to 6 x 4” and E to 8 x 4” piece. These can be straight across or graduated as I did on this project.
10) Use white cardstock to punch 3 flowers. Adhere to the letter O.
11) I hope you’ll enjoy making this project. Other words and names could be made with a little adjustment.

Friday, January 17, 2014

She Loves Flowers

When I placed my paper doll image on the tag, I didn't like the floral background paper around her face, I was pleasantly surprised how well it looked when I turned the tag upside down!
I used 3D dots to add my Julie Nutting stamped image to my tag. She was stamped on 140 lb.  Strathmore watercolor paper, painted with Niji watercolor crayons, cut out and then dressed in scrapbook paper from my stash; the background portion of tag was made with Prima paper. The sticker flourish is from Prima, flower embellishment from Michaels and tissue tape from Paper Studio. 
Oh, I forgot, I used a water brush with watercolor crayons to color the flowers and leaves on Prima paper. 
Comments appreciated and always read! 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Life Is Good

Here is another tag using one of the fabulous stamp images by Julie Nutting, papers, flower and trim all by Prima. 
Tim Holtz "life is good" from #155 was inked and added to trim. 
Archival black ink by Ranger was used on all stamped images. 
The finished tag 4 x 8.5" 
Wishing the dress didn't look so pale, it's a lovely green.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Life Moments

My tag was made with one of the cute little girl stamps from Julie Nutting, two of Tim's strip die cuts and one of his stamps. Other images from Prima 6x6" paper pads. Julie Nutting image was stamped on watercolor paper using Archival black ink. Scrapbook paper from my stash was used for her dress. 
Thanks for Looking and have a nice day!

Monday, January 6, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 ~ January ~ Happy Birthday Tim

Happy Birthday Tim! 

I used many of Tim's supplies on my January tag. 

After viewing Tim's blog post I proceeded making my tag. I had the texture fade embossing folder Tim used but chose to use another texture fade embossing folder. 
Vintage Photo stain was used on background since I didn't have pumice stone. I used mini clip to hold my type charm with the number 7 cut from tickets for Tim's Birthday. 
 Archival black ink was used with image from /CMS#132 on fabric trimming from my sewing stash. 

Click on this link to view Tim's blog post: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-january/

distress paint/black soot, distress stain/vintage photo. distress ink/black soot, ink blending tool, metal foil tape, archival ink/jet black. glossy accents, craft sheet, heat tool, grungeboard, chit chat stickers, tiny attacher, sanding grip, scissors, journaling tickets, type charm, sprocket gear, mini paper clip, stamp/CMS#132 and CMS#058, bigs die/pocket watch frame, movers & shapers die/sized circles, vagabond, #8 manila tag made with bookplate die.

Additional supplies: gears from hardware, and fabric trim.