To make the Memory Collage, Bekah used a canvas, collage medium, and synthetic fiber brushes..
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Last week for Demo, Bekah taught us about making a Memory Collage!
This is a fun activity if you have ticket stubs or old pamphlets or flyer from an event you might have attended... Those items are GREAT for starting a collage to create a single piece of art to display!!
To make the Memory Collage, Bekah used a canvas, collage medium, and synthetic fiber brushes..
Bekah started out by using a wooden canvas.. we carry wooden canvases in a variety of sizes!
When starting the collage, Bekah used the new Distress Collage Medium, Matte and the Distress Brush Set... they work PERFECTLY for this project!!
Bekah first put down a light layer of the Distress Collage Medium and then placed her ticket stubs down and then did another layer of the Distress Collage Medium... this glues the ticket in place while also giving it a nice finish over the top
She cut up the pamphlet she got from her event and used bits and pieces to create a collage!!
I love how she used the metal charms we carry to add extra embellishment.. she used The Ultimate Glue to adhere the metal pieces
We love the finish of the Distress Collage Medium!! It really adheres the papers and tickets nicely to the canvas and gives a smooth finish that really leaves the artist with a completed piece of art!
If you want to make your own Memory Collage, stop by the store to pick up your own materials and to get inspired!!
See you soon!!
A couple weeks ago for Demo, we showed how to make a Wine Cork Wreath!!
This is easy to create and is a GREAT gift idea!!!
Denise showed us how to start.. just use a piece of Foam Core as the base!
Denise decided to decorate her wreath for Spring and Summer... to do this she just cut out some of the die-cuts from Susan's Garden and used a straight pin in each flower to stick them into the wreath!! **This makes it so she can switch out the flowers for leaves in the Fall and snowflakes in the Winter!**
You can finish off your wreath with some fun ribbons as embellishements!!
It's always fun when you can make a GREAT gift for someone (and they actually get to use it year around!!) AND you can recycle!!
... Now to work on getting more wine corks! ;-)
Yes, it may only be August... but we are ALREADY thinking about Halloween!!!
For those of us who love to make cards... this is a fun idea that can be given as a gift, part of a Halloween gift basket, or made into a sweet card!!
Check out this fun idea!!
You will need:
We started out by choosing 3 sheets of paper from the Echo Park halloween line, Bewitched as well as a sheet of metallic card stock
To make the Shadow Box
To Decorate the Shadow Box
Now the FUN PART!!!!!
You can make your Halloween Shadow Box as simple or complex as you'd like!!
Isn't this Halloween Shadow Box SO MUCH FUN!!!!?!?!?!
With some fun stickers, candies, and a little bit of Halloween Spooki-ness.. you can create fun little gift for your grandkids or just for a friend!!
Even better? It fits into a standard size A7 envelope
Stop by to see us soon to get the new Halloween Papers to make your very own Halloween Shadow Box!!!
See you soon!!!
This week at Demo, Elli was the demonstrator for one of our favorite new products, Apoxie Clay!
We learned all about this *fantastic* new product and saw how it can be used in a variety of ways!!
What is Apoxie Clay??
Apoxie Clay (or Apoxie Sculpt) is a 2 part clay. You take equal parts of PART A and PART B and knead them together (It is EXCEPTIONALLY IMPORTANT that you wear gloves during this part of the process!) for about 3 minutes. After the clay is mixed, remove your gloves and work with the clay like you normally would. You have 1-3 hours to work with the clay before it starts to harden. The clay dries to *HARD AS A ROCK* in just 24 hours and requires NO HEAT or baking to finalize the hardening.
That being said, check out all the fun things you can do with the clay!!
You can take any old box and add embellishments with the clay!! Use any Silicone Mold to shape the clay. The clay bonds *beautifully* to the surface of this box we made using Thin Chipboard. You can color the clay after it is dried with Acrylic Paints
You can even make jewelry with Apoxie Clay! This miraculous clay bonds to rocks, precious stones, metal, and MORE!! This necklace (shown below) was created using NO GLUE... The bond is incredible, durable, and long lasting!!!
You can also use Gold Leafing (aka Composition Metal) to add color to the Apoxie Clay...
Here we took an old pen and added the Apoxie Clay and then rolled it through Gold Leafing... WOW what an incredible effect!!!
You can also shape and sculpt miniature pieces of art!!!
We shaped the covers of this mini book and let it dry on a Silicone Craft Mat (Parchment Paper also works). *we made the holes for the book before the clay dried by using the tip of a small skewer*
You can add details into the book cover by using the tip of an X-acto Knife to create designs, or bits of lace or ribbon to add texture.
After the clay dried, we added paper to the inside and attached the book using 3 small rings we made using bits of wire.
The Ball Chain is from Tim Holtz
One of the coolest things to do with the Apoxie Clay is make leaf impressions.. you can use fresh leaves from your garden!!!
Just use an X-acto Knife to shape the piece of clay to be "leaf-shaped" and then lightly press the leaf down onto the clay.. VEIN SIDE DOWN. The veins of the leaf with give the best impression in the clay.
*Don't forget to create a hole if you are planning to make it a pendant*
After you make the leaf impression into the clay, you can colorize the image using Pearl-ex Powders.
*the Pearl-ex Powders will only stick to the clay when the clay is wet*
To apply Pearl-ex powders AFTER the clay has hardened, you will need Versamark ink and a Low Odor Spray Finish
We love playing around with all these new products we've been getting in... stop by to see us 7 days to see what's new!!
See you soon!!!
This week for our Free Demonstration, we showed some different ideas for using glitter!! Elli was the demonstrator this week.. and there was glitter EVERYWHERE.. so you know we had a good time!
There were lots of ideas to share.. from ideas for kids, to party ideas, to card making.
This first idea is SO CUTE!! With a little bit of Double Tack (or 2" Wide Double Sided Tape), glitter, some card stock, and the Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies from Hero Arts, you can make these popsicles too!!
Or how about this sweet idea?! This Metallic Butterfly Paper really inspired a fun card.. just some glitter and Diamond Glaze between 2 pieces of Acetate really brings this card to life!!
This Gate Fold idea is sweet.. just a bit of Double Tack, Gold glitter, and a die-cut.. you can really make a unique card that still looks elegant
If you already have a Sakura Glaze Pen, then you are going to LOVE this idea!!
Write your word, then sprinkle on some Multi Super Fine Glitter and watch the sparkle bring your writing to life!!
An easy way to make a border on a card.. some 1/4" Double Sided tape, buff-in some glitter and you have a quick card!
We played around with the new Glitter Paint.. try using a Palette Knife and a stencil with your new Glitter Paint.. finish it off with Super Fine Glitter and bring your project to the next level!!
Join us for Demo next week!! The theme is "Marbling Ideas."
Demo is offered every Wednesday from Noon to 1pm and is located here at the store in the Atrium
This week for Wendy's card making class, it was all about using stencils!!
We have been getting in a lot of new stencils recently.. so for class Wendy designed 3 cards using the stencils in different ways.
Check out how fun the cards are this week!!
To start, the first card is made using this new leaf stamp from Fred B. Mullett, Salal Lines, the Tim Holtz String Stencil, and the ALL NEW Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors
To make the card:
Check out how fun this card is!!
This next card was an easy one to make and is a lovely card for a friend!
Wendy used the new Tim Holtz Stencil, Code and the new Altenew stamp set, Simple Flowers
To make the card:
What a BEAUTIFUL card!!
The last card in the series was made using the new Impression Obsession stamp, Elephant Scene and 2 ATC Stencils from Joggles, Dot-Dash and Daggers
To make the card:
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!! The movement and textures just make it POP!!
Give us a call if you would like to sign up for the NEXT card making class with Wendy! It will be offered on Tuesday, April 24th.
Here at the store we are ALWAYS playing and experimenting with new ideas in the world of Art.. and the Queen of Creativity around here is our own Wendy Schwartz!
This week for Demo, it was all about What's Wendy Up To?
Check out ALL THE COOL THINGS she has been making!!!
Above we have a Banner Wendy did for a Banner Project that Judith Bishop asked us to participate in... Wendy used Prismacolor pencils and one of our favorite pens.. the Sakura Black Glaze Pen!
This next piece is one of my FAVORITES!! It ALSO uses the same technique as above..On a Wooden Canvas, Wendy colored with the wax-based Prismacolor Pencils. Then, FREE HAND, Wendy went in and drew on top of the color with the Glaze Pen.. WOW!!! How stunning is this?!?!!?
Here are some Close-Up photos.. just amazing work! And I LOVE how vibrant it is!
Following that same vein of art... check out this idea! On Book Board.. she did it again!! But this time these boards were bound together with pages in between to create a book!
This next group of photos was all done using a printing press with leaves and oil-based inks.. THESE ARE STUNNING!!!
When Wendy was making these she said she tried to use ink colors that mimicked what the actual leaf coloring might be.. and she did a great job!
Now.. my FAVORITE part about Demo this week was... NEW CLAY!!!!
This is Apoxie Clay! And if you just heard a scream across town THAT WAS ME!!
Why do we love this clay so much?!?! Well, it is a 2 part mix that DRIES AT ROOM TEMPERATURE in 24 hours, bonds to almost ANY SURFACE and is extremely hard so you can even work it with a lathe!!
Check out what Wendy created!!
Using metal powders, seed beads, and Swarovski Crystals, Wendy made these STUNNING works of art!!
This one here is bonded to a ROCK!!
We were SO impressed with all that Wendy has been working on!!
Keep an eye out in the store for the Apoxie Clay!
Also, Wendy will be offering a class on how to do the Prismacolor and Glaze Pen art in April!
Give us a call if you have any questions!!
Last week at Demo, Bekah showed us all how to make Magnetic Cards!
Check out these fantastic ideas!!
Bekah used the magnetic sheets that come in the Tonic Storage Binder REFILL folders. She was very impressed with the strength of the magnetic sheet that they provide in the package.
Bekah says that the magnetic sheets can even be cut in a standard DIE-CUT MACHINE!!
she put a sheet of magnet in between her card base and the front of the card...
Then Bekah cut out these adorable images from some of our new paper, Sun Kissed by Graphic 45!! There is a piece of magnet on the back of each image which makes it easy to move the little shapes on and off the card!
This makes for a GREAT car activity for the kids!!
I love how you can arrange the images in whatever way you'd like!! What a sweet idea..
With the second card, Bekah used the Crazy Birds stamp set and matching die-cut set...
...and used the magnetic sheet on the backside of each image..
SO YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH!!!
The best way to make all the shapes magnetic is to attach the paper to the magnet sheet FIRST and THEN cut out the shapes using scissors or a home die-cut machine. That way each image is a FULL magnet!
The magnet sheet is behind the background that Bekah created using the Nuvo Blending Sponges and Distress Ink.
All the magnet pieces stick together fantastically!! I also love how she stamped the images on sticker paper with the idea that the person receiving the card can color in the images themselves!!
If you would like to order some of these WONDERFUL magnetic sheets, give us a call!!
All 3 cards this week were just FANTASTIC!!!
Wendy used all new products to make these 3 cards.. and she did not disappoint! They are vibrant, fun, and unique!!
The first card from the series was made using:
Rolling Wave Collage die-cut from Memory Box
Starling on Branch stamp from Impression Obsession
I love how each one of these cards looks a little different!!
This next card was made using these 3 stamps from Impression Obsession: Mushroom, Happy Trails and Simple Things
This last card was BY FAR one of the most incredible.. and the technique is just grand!! Wendy used this new stamp from Penny Black, In Paris
To make the card:
One of our FAVORITE parts about card class is that even with the same technique.. EVERY CARD WAS DIFFERENT!! Check out some of these other beautiful Paris cards... WOW!!!
Join us for the NEXT Tuesday with Wendy class!! It will be on March 27th! Give us a call to sign up! 360-647-9663
Remember last week for Demo when Wendy made all those fun Collage Papers?!?
If you missed it, you can view it here: http://www.stampadoodle.com/stampadoodle-blog/collage-papers-demo-part1
Wendy had designed so many papers.. in a variety of color patterns.
Well, then this week for Demo, she made an art piece! Check out how beautiful it is...
I love her movement in this piece!!
She cut up some of the papers and arranged them in this fun geometric shape...
I love Wendy's use of fibers... and when it is all in this beautiful purple, blue and black tones the piece really comes together!!
Check out all this FUN TEXTURE!!!
Stop by the store to see the art piece in person!! Wendy will have it displayed once it is *completely* finished!!
Last weekend, Wendy taught a class on Gel Plate Explorations... and it was so much fun seeing these students at work!!!
We had a lot of beginners, but we also had some old students return to take the class AGAIN!
Wendy prefers to use Pebeo Acrylic Paints for doing any Gel Plate work!
Here, students printed similar images on white AND black papers!!
What a neat effect!!
These were really fun to see come together...
Keep an eye out for future Gel Plate classes taught by Wendy!!
Last week at Demo, Wendy showed us how to make papers for Paper Collage art!!
Now, this is a 2 part Demo. The first Demo, Wendy created the papers!!
Check out HOW AMAZING these papers are!!!
To make this paper, Wendy used Light Molding Paste, Embossing Powder, and the Spider Web Spray paint!!
I LOVE this paper!! The layers of texture are just STUNNING!!
These next few papers where made using similar techniques..
I love how Wendy used a combination of mediums to create these papers.. many of them are beautifully textured and the pop of metallic is JUST WONDERFUL!!
This paper is made using Spray Inks on Handmade Paper... These tones of purples and blues are GORGEOUS!!
These are some more of the papers Wendy will be using to make a piece of Collage Art..
The white splatter that you see above is the Bleed Proof White (this is our FAVORITE white ink to do art with... ask us about it we would LOVE to show you!!)
Join us for Demo TOMORROW to see Part 2 of how Wendy will use these papers to create a work of art!
Demo is free to attend and is offered EVERY Wednesday from Noon to 1pm. We can't wait to see you for all the fun!!
The cards from Wendy's card making class this week were just FANTASTIC!!
(though.. who are we kidding.. they are ALWAYS fantastic!)
As a grouping.. I am just LOVING these colors!!
The first card from class was made using this wonderful, BRAND NEW set from Lawn Fawn, Toadally Awesome
This card is very easy to make..
We used the Tim Holtz Platform to stamp these images!
-Stamp the lily pad and cat tails on the piece of white card stock, color with Prismacolor pencils
-Layer the Green Plaid Paper (new from Lawn Fawn, Perfectly Plaid), yellow paper, and light green paper underneath the white paper where your lily pad is stamped
-Stamp the frog on a separate piece of white card stock, color with Prismacolor pencils, and fussy-cut the frog
-Use a pop-dot to attach the frog to the front of the card
-Use the Copper Penny Nuvo Crystal Drops to add dimension onto the cat tails!
I love how sweet this card is!!
The next card, and possibly my favorite of the series, was made using this die-cut from Memory Box, Cheery Flower Collage and Distress Oxide inks
To make this card:
-Die-cut the Cheery Flower Collage (using a home die-cut machine) out of black card stock
-Use the Distress Oxide inks and press the ink-pads DIRECTLY onto the black card stock shape. Once you have applied a generous amount of ink in whatever colors you'd like, spritz the black card stock with water to activate the Oxide Inks
-Die-cut a circle that is just the same size as the circle in the Cheery Flower Collage so they match up (Wendy used the Circle Die Layering Basics by Tonic). Again, take the Oxide Inks and APPLY DIRECTLY to the white card stock. After you have applied a generous amount of ink, spritz the white card stock with water to activate the Oxide Inks
-Now, layer the card together! Wendy used a beautiful grey mesh Handmade Paper, a bit of ribbon with a purple stripe, and some textured paper at the bottom.
Not only was this card AMAZING, every student left with a slightly-different card!!
Check out some of these other ones students made...
This last card was really fun to see come together..
Wendy used this new stamp set from Altenew, Henna Elements
This card was created using standard Acrylic Stamping Blocks
-Stamp the sprigs and leaves on the card base FIRST, arranging them in a beautiful mandala-shape
-Stamp and emboss the Flowers with White Embossing Powder on Vellum
-Color the flowers on the BACKSIDE of the Vellum using Prismacolor pencils
-Attach the flowers using pop-dots
-Ink the edge of the paper by rubbing the edge with the Nuvo Blending Sponges and new Clair Ink!
-Finish off the card with a bit of Handmade Floral Paper at the bottom of the card
I just LOVED card class this week!!
It always makes us SO HAPPY to see our students and customers come back to show us what they learned in class.. and everyone's cards always turn out so WONDERFUL!!
Thanks for joining us for class this week!
The next Tuesday with Wendy Class will be on March 13th! Give us a call to sign up!
We offer FREE DEMO on Wednesdays!! A couple weeks ago, we had Helen Campbell come out and teach us all about making things with Recycled Cardboard!!
Right off the bat, I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!
If you are like many of us, you may have a bit of twine or ribbon that you just have a *little bit* left.. certainly not enough to fill an entire spool...
Take a piece of cardboard or chipboard, cut it into a cute shape and TA-DA!! .. an adorable way to spool some twine!!
You may have seen this idea before.. but it is just so darn cute I HAVE TO SHARE!!
Corrugated Cardboard is a great way to add texture!!
Helen just cut out some simple shapes, used some buttons as eyes.... and with a bit of effort.. made a cute Owl!!
*great as a Christmas Ornament or as a quick gift!!
I also love how she used a "cut-out" here on these next pieces...
To do that she just cut-out the front bit to make a quick "reveal" of the Corrugated Cardboard hiding underneath.
These next ones are a bit more "Multi-media" where she used paint, lace, paper, embellishments, and cardboard to make some ATC's (Artist Trading Cards)
Here we have another art piece using Recycled Cardboard as the base and a Multi-Media collage on the top!
This idea is so sweet and easy..
Using the Recycled Cardboard as the base, Helen used some die-cuts to finish it off..
I absolutely LOVE how simple this is...
Thank you SO MUCH Helen for coming out to do Demo this week!! We really enjoyed your creative ideas!!
We offer a FREE DEMO every Wednesday from Noon to 1pm! Each week we offer a different theme.
This last week we all learned about Shadow Box cards from Bekah!
A Shadow Box is just a dimensional rectangle or square that can be ANY size. You may have heard of Shadow Box Frames before.. same idea!
Shadow Boxes are great for creating dimension. Bekah showed us how to make a small Shadow Box Card and explained how they fold COMPLETELY FLAT to fit inside a standard envelope!!
These cards are SO CUTE!!
This little one was created using the Lawn Fawn set, Lovable Legends.. and it has Big Foot!!
I love how she used the rest of the stamps from the set to add even more sayings and embellishments along the edge..
This next card uses 3 die-cuts from Memory Box, Deer Family Circle, Stitched Circle Cabin, and Stitched Circle Trees
These die-cuts are meant to layer together and they are SO PERFECT together in this Shadow Box card!!
It is VERY EASY to make a Shadow Box card.. as long as your base is "Box Shaped" the little in-between papers just tuck right in with a tab on either side to attach them to the base!
The Shadow Box cards can be any size you'd like!!
You can use patterned paper, die-cuts, or invent your own Shadow Box!!
If you would like some help creating a Shadow Box Card, come in and we can help you!! We have LOTS of paper and die-cuts to help inspire you.. the possibilities are endless!!
See you soon!!
Check out the cards from the last Tuesday with Wendy card making class!!
This week was all about cards for SPRING!!
Wendy used several new products to make these cards...
Let's start with MY FAVORITE CARD!!
This Bee-themed card is one of my favorites this week because it is JUST SO COOL!!
Wendy used a couple different products to create this card..
Tim Holtz Stencil, Honeycomb
Memory Box Die-cut, Intricate Bee
Taylored Expressions Embossing Folder, Honeycomb
Wendy chose this beautiful brown and yellow color palette to work with and I just LOVE it!!
This card has a combination of wonderful textures to it..
This next card is easy to create, perfect for spring, and absolutely ADORABLE
Wendy used the Memory Box die-cut Grass Stitched Circle Frame and the Stampendous stamp Puddle Ducks
This card is very easy to create, as long as you have a home die-cut machine!
Stamp the Puddle Ducks image on a piece of white paper, and then cut-out the Grass Stitched Circle Frame out of a piece of patterned paper
You'll notice that only part of the duck image can be seen below...
Wendy cut-out the little duck (the one that was on the far right of the image) and put him on the INSIDE of the card inside the little grass circle!! SO CUTE!!
This last card is really sweet, and just perfect for anyone who loves Hummingbirds or Spring time!!
Wendy just used this stamp set from Hero Arts, Hummingbirds
First, Wendy created the background by using the Nuvo Blending Sponges and 3 colors of Distress Ink, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citrone, and Mermaid Lagoon
You end up with this STUNNING card with a nice, crisp black outline of the sweet hummingbirds..
Join us for the next Tuesday with Wendy class on February 27th!
Give us a call to sign up!
Demo this week was taught by our very own Wendy! She had a lot of fun showing off some new techniques and ideas with Alcohol Inks!
This AMAZING product creates VIBRANT COLORS with just a few drops!!
When using Alcohol Inks, we recommend you use YUPO paper or Kromekote. These 2 kinds of papers have a finish on the surface that is ideal for doing Alcohol Ink concepts without any bleed-through to the other side.
Using just Alcohol Blending Solution on YUPO or Kromekote paper and a few drops of your favorite Alcohol Ink colors you too can create these vibrant works of art!!
Check out this idea... After her Alcohol Ink dried, Wendy went back in with the Sakura Black Glaze Pen and finished off the piece of art.. I LOVE THIS IDEA!! Glaze pens will dry on a variety of surfaces and are currently one of our *ALL TIME FAVORITE PENS*
The combination of the Black Glaze Pen and the Alcohol Inks really makes for a bright and colorful card with great contrast!
Below, Wendy used both the Black Glaze Pen as well as the White Sharpie Paint Pen to highlight areas of the flowers! I LOVE this idea!!
This next idea is done using one of the Joggles Stencils..
This next technique uses the Gel Plate!
*THIS IS IMPORTANT*
Never put Alcohol Ink directly onto your Gel Plate.. ALWAYS USE a barrier such as Hand Sanitizer on your Gel Plate before applying Alcohol Inks
Below, you can see the image almost has a marbled-look to it... this was done by using a wooden skewer to move the colors around and THEN she did the mono-print
This next card was made using the same technique as above. Using the shapes that were created, the Thoughful Faerie die-cut from Poppy works *PERFECTLY* for this card!
To make this next card, Wendy used the Krylon Gold Leafing Pen
There is SO MUCH you can do with Alcohol Inks!!
Join us for Demo next week... the theme is Playtime with Suzie!!
Demo is offered EVERY Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm and is FREE to attend!!
Call us if you have any questions!
We had TONS of fun at Demo this week!! Elli was the demonstrator and we learned all sorts of fun ideas to do with White Embossing Powder and Watercolor Resist.
Stamp an image with Versamark Ink onto white paper, cover the image with White Embossing Powder, shake off the excess, and heat set the image using a Heat Gun.
What you are left with is just a glossy-looking image on white paper.
--NOW THE FUN PART--
You can use a variety of different kinds of watercolor products to "Reveal" the image ..
Below are the most popular watercolor products we carry
Elli pre-stamped and embossed several images and then used a variety of different watercolor techniques to make the images *come to life*
The Distress Watercolor Crayons are a fun one...
How to make the Card:
Stamp and emboss in white on white card stock. Just color across the page, coloring over the embossed image, and then use a wet paper towel or baby wipe to swipe across the paper.. the colors magically blend together and your image appears!
The little Girlie Bot stamp below is from Impression Obsession and is *BRAND NEW*
We carry several sets of Distress Watercolor Crayons.. just pick a stamp and a favorite crayon set and you've got yourself an easy card with a GREAT appearance!
One of our FAVORITE watercolor products to use is Colorburst. This powdered watercolor is activated with water.
To make the card:
Stamp and emboss in white on white card stock. Spritz the paper with water, sprinkle Pthalo Green, Indigo, and Ultramarine Colorburst on the paper, spritz more water, and WATCH THE FEATHERS APPEAR!!
The stamp shown below is Two Feathers and is made by Stampotique
This is one of the easiest ideas for doing watercolor with white emboss resist..
Stamp the image or images on white card stock and emboss with white powder. Then, do a quick "Watercolor Wash" over the entire paper and then, using the SAME COLORS as you used for the wash, color in the image. This will make the image stand out and appear darker while it also matches the background it's on.
If you notice on the heart image above, there is a distressed white border.. this is ALSO done with white embossing powder!
To make the card:
Rub the edge of the Versamark Ink Pad around the edge of the paper. Then, stamp your desired image in the middle. Apply white embossing powder to the entire image and border, then heat-set. Finally, use a standard Watercolor Set, use 2 shades of red to do a light watercolor wash, and then detail watercolor the heart.
This next card is SO EASY to make but looks STUNNING all by itself!! This is done by just using a standard Watercolor Set in rainbow order.
This leaf image is just BEAUTIFUL! I Love this sentiment as well..
Shown are the images Simple Things and Wispy Leaves Large which are both stamps by Impression Obsession
Check out this idea!
Elli wanted to create a crescent moon... easy enough to do if you have a circle punch! Cut out the circle, then scoot it over the cut-out and tape back down! Now you have a crescent moon stencil!
To make the card:
Trace the moon using a Versamark Pen onto white card stock and color in the moon using the same pen. Stamp the Boy Swing image below the moon and then emboss with white embossing powder the entire image.
Use Colorburst to make the background. Once it is dry, flick Bleedproof White ink across the paper to make the appearance of stars in a galaxy!
There are SO MANY THINGS you can do with this technique!!
Valentine's Day ideas!
We offer Free Demo EVERY WEDNESDAY! The theme is always different..
The group of gals who attend each week are such a hoot.. we have a great time EVERY week.. come join us for the NEXT Demo, Wednesday January 24th as we demonstrate ideas with Alcohol Inks!
Questions?!? Give us a call anytime!
Demo this week was really fun!! Denise was the Demonstrator and she showed us how to make really cool Acetate Backgrounds!!
To make these miniature bits of art, you will need:
*We suggest you use a Craft Mat to do this!*
Once the design has had an opportunity to dry overnight, you will see the AMAZING transformation!!!
My FAVORITE part about this is that the design is TRANSLUCENT!!
Once you have created your backgrounds, Denise showed how you can turn the designs into cards!
In this one, if you look closely, you can see the Wandering Jellyfish in this Under the Sea card! Denise used the Coral Collage die-cut from Memory Box
For this card, Denise *EMBOSSED* the words right onto the front of the Acetate and paired it with these *adorable* Ducks die-cut from Impression Obsession, which makes the PERFECT card!!
I just LOVED this one that used one of the Faerie die-cuts from Memory Box!! The added sequins really make this card so magical!!
To see these STUNNING cards in person, swing by the store! We are open EVERY DAY of the week and would LOVE to show you all the newest stuff!!
Call us if you have questions!!
We have been carrying the Chevron Glitter Paper by doodlebug for a number of years now and I just want to take a moment and share with you some *FUN, NEW IDEAS!!*
The Chevron Glitter Paper can be used in LOTS of ways!!
One of the easiest things you can do with this paper is cut along the chevron edge to give your paper a fun border!
Check out this idea where we stamped out a Graduation Background stamp and then framed it out with the Black Chevron Glitter Paper above and below the image!
On the INSIDE of the card, I cut out an extra piece of the chevron and placed a die-cut that says "Party!" on the inside!!
Great card idea to make invitations for a Graduation Party!
If you just want to make a card... just for fun or to give to a friend... this idea is easy to do!!
With a couple stamps, turquoise card stock and Orange Chevron Glitter Paper, you can make this card too!!
Again, we just cut out the edge of the paper, following the chevron design, and it's enough to add a little bit of interest to the bottom of the card!
Here at the store, we have a *Die-cut Machine* that customers get to use! The shapes are fairly basic, but there are some REALLY FUN shapes in there!
One of the shapes is this adorable little mitten!
We cut 2 mittens out of the Purple Chevron Glitter Paper, added some fun ribbon along the base of the mitten, and attached the 2 pieces by creating a "hinge" so it can open up!!
The little mitten shape *fits a gift card perfectly* !!
Another one of the shapes from our store die-cut machine is this adorable Champagne Bottle!!
I wanted to make this a card that you can use for ANY event... New Year's, a Wedding, a Retirement...
So I just did a black and gold color palette and used SHINY RIBBONS as the "champagne!"
To finish off the card, I used this die-cut from Cottage Cutz, Celebrate
If you've ever wanted to make a "gate fold" style card.. make it even MORE SPECTACULAR by adding a heart! Cut your heart in half, add a sentiment, and finish off the card by adding some ribbon!
We also used this Heart Embossing Folder from Taylored Expressions to make this card *even better*
Stop by to see us to see all the colors of Chevron Glitter Paper!
What ideas can you come up with??
To see these ideas in person, stop by the store!
We are open 7 days a week, and we would LOVE to see you!!