Sunday, March 1, 2015

Art Journal Play Time with New TCW Stencils!

My god-daughter, Cassidy, and I had a wonderful weekend playing with The New 2015 Crafter's Workshop Stencils. You can see them all HERE.

The best place to play with new stencils is my art journals.
I have no step by step but I will list all the stencils we used (that I remember) with links at the end.

Here is my journal page.

For the top of her head I used scraps.
I keep all sorts of pieces of paper and I'm trying to get rid of them.
Here is a close up.

The tulips at the top is a photograph I took in Chicago.
The rest are just scraps I keep for that special occasion.

Here is Cassidy's page.

Before you ask, the fairy stencil I bought in Hobby Lobby (Two Fairies).
It was the last one and I gave it to her so I don't know who manufactured it.

Here is the list of new stencils we used from The Crafter's Workshop.

I'm am linking this to Balzer Designs Art Journal Every Day

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, February 27, 2015

TCW Design Team Post: 2-15-15

I just realized I didn't share my last creation for The Crafter's Workshop.

I created this tag with Carmen Medlin's new stencil called Evergreens.

You can read all about how I made it HERE.

Quick post for today. 
Working on lots of creations but nothing I can post yet.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I'm Playing with the SCACD Steampunk Hummingbird and Flower!

I have the wonderful opportunity to play with Susana's Custom Art & Card Design (SCACD) Steampunk Hummingbird and Flower stamps designed by SCACD Stamp Co rubber stamps .

SCACD has a huge selection of digital and red rubber stamps.
Susana's store is full of other products like dies, embossing flowers, paints, stencils, etc.
You have to go over and see it all. 

For my creation I used a 5x5 cradle wood board and created a steampunk base out of metal tape from the hardware store.

For the Steampunk Hummingbird and Flower I stamped them on aluminium sheets and embossed in black.

To add color, I used alcohol inks and silver and gold acrylic inks.

The hardest part was cutting them out of the aluminium.
When I attached the flowers to the piece I cut the petals and shaped them to give them more dimension.

I found these perfect metal flowers in my stash.
I added alcohol inks to the metal flowers.
While the alcohol ink was wet I added the glass beads.
Do you know they stuck there like glue?
I didn't expect that at all.
Everything was attached to the base with heavy gel medium.

Here is my finished piece.
It's so hard to take a picture of something shiny!

I had so much fun making this piece.
My head is spinning with other ideas.
I had to right them down.
So stayed tuned!

Here are the links below to see these steampunk stamps and all the other goodies Susana's Custom Art & Card Designs (SCACD) has to offer.

Don't forget to head over to their Facebook page and like them!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Canvas #4 Donna Downey's Workshop: 10x10x10x10

This weekend my god-daughter, Cassidy, and I worked on canvas number 4 in Donna Downey's 10x10x10x10 online workshop.
It was so much fun working on our pieces together.
So alike but so different.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Cardinals, The Only Red I Use

Weird title for a post, don't you think?
Let me explain.
My mother loved Cardinals. She loved birds.
Every time I see a Cardinal I think of her.
In my art I hardly use the color red.
When I do use it I usually mixed it with pink or orange.
Never alone except for Red Cardinals.
I pulled the Cardinal stamp out and new TCW stencil to use,

Although I used the Pinecones to add the background to my tag, I loved using the branches as embellishments. I used modeling paste with the stencil and then added inks; the paste soaked up the color. 

Attached everything to the tag (paper strips, string, glass beads) and finish it with a little string bow. 

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