Sunday, July 27, 2014

July Spotlight Artist on Unruly PaperArts


Be sure to check out my Spotlight Artist interview on Unruly PaperArts this month!!! 
You will find my interview HERE!!!

Just a sneak peak!!!

Today my Layered Art Doll is being featured on the Unruly PaperArts site!!!! 
See the how she was created here!!!!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Flight in Paris



What an AWESOME MONTH of inspiration from both the Altered Pages and Leaky Shed Studio Design Teams! Just a few more days left of art.  Be sure to stop by the Altered Pages blog and comment each day for a chance to win the prize package this month! 


Working in my Leaky Shed Bracket Book 
I created a Flight In Paris!




This is the technique I use to cover odd shaped pages.  The Bracket book is 6X6.  I used 6x6 sheet from the Glitz Paper Pad.  First, apply adhesive to one side of the chipboard, the lay it on the paper carefully centering it.  


Gently cut away excess paper.  Use an emery board (or sand paper if you prefer) to sand the edges with paper side up use strokes in a downward motion.   

With a file, poke holes where the ring holes are, then file down the paper to create nice round holes. 

Now repeat the process on the other side of the page.  Be sure to do both sides before you add any embellishments as it is difficult to work with the page once one side is finished. 

After the paper is on the page, edge with Delicata Golden Glitz. Cut the Eiffel Tower and Butterfly postcard from collage sheets Altered Pages, adhere to the page. Paint the Leaky Shed Paris chipboard with Art Anthology Acrylic and spritz with Shimmer Mist let dry and adhere to the page.

Add finishing embellishments:Petaloo FlowersGlitz Rhinestones and Ribbon!

Supplies:
Leaky Shed 6x6 Bracket Album
Ribbon on the rings


Monday, July 21, 2014

Steampunk Ornithoper

This month Altered Pages is Partnering with Leaky Shed Studio.  Our theme for the month is "FLY".

 FLYING STEMAPUNK CANVAS

Today I have for you a Steampunk Canvas Board.  The image I used for the background is from the Altered Pages Steampunk & Science Collage Sheet.

The Canvas Board was covered with a generous coat of Art Anthology Acrylic Paint. 

Once the Art Anthology Acrylic Paint was dry, it was sprayed with Dylusion Spray Ink. After drying ink edges with StazOn Midi Spiced Chai ink.

The Altered Pages Steampunk & Science Collage Sheet was coated with IMAGINE CRAFTS Creative Medium. Using a paper towel Dylusion Spray Ink was wiped over the image to distress. Finally it was lightly sprayed with   IMAGINE CRAFTS GooseBumps.

The Leaky Shed Ornithoper Was inked with StazOn Jet Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder several times. 

The Leaky Shed Chipboard Gears were inked with Delicata Golden Glitz the edges were gently distressed with StazOn Jet Black. Adhere to the canvas board and you have an AWESOME STEAMPUNK Canvas!

Supplies:
Leaky Shed Ornithoper
StazOn Jet Black
StazOn Midi Spiced Chai
IMAGINE CRAFTS GooseBumps
IMAGINE CRAFTS Creative Medium

From stash: Gears, Clear Embossing Powder


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Beautiful handmade note cards!

I love making handmade papers from the shredder. In previous posts I have shared how easy it is to make paper with the Arnold Grummer Paper Making Mill, if you don't believe me, watch the video on Basic Paper Making HERE.  

Personal notecards are the best to receive, also great gifts to give as a notecard gift set.  For the cards below I made handmade sheets of paper with my Arnold Grummer Paper Making Mill. Almost all of my papers are made with papers from my shredder.  The color is added with scrap cardstock. 
Here are the papers I made using my Arnold Grummer's Paper Making Mill. .  
The base card was made from shredded papers from my shredder.
The papers above were made from scraps of leftover papers that were any shade of green and any shade of purple.  These are the results I got. On some bits of  Arnold Grummer's Iridescent Flakes and Arnold Grummer's Gold Dust were added.

Paper pulp can be cast in clay molds, acrylic, molds for polymer clay, cookie cutters and more. Today I am using clay molds that I had in my kitchen.  They were given to me as a gift a while back and I never used them much in the kitchen.  Now they will be part of my paper making supplies!

Here you see the paper pulp in some of my clay molds.  Press the pulp into the mold and use a sponge and then use a paper towel to get out the excess water.  The more water you remove the faster it will dry!
Once they are dry you can gently ease the paper casts out of clay form.

Lightly coat the casts with a couple of coats of gesso, drying between layers.  

 
After the gesso is completely dry the images were painted with Faber Castell Gelatos.  When painting with Gelatos use water sparingly.

Layer the hand made papers, add a bit of ribbon and adhere the cast to the card base.


Supplies:
Arnold Grummers Paper Making Mill
Pulp
Clay Mold Casts
Ribbon
Faber Castell Gelatos
Double sided Adhesive

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Time Flies - Bracket Album

I am really excited to work with the Bracket Album from Leaky Shed. 


Supplies used to create the Leaky Shed Bracket Album, from Altered Pages and Leaky Shed!

Bracket shaped chipboard 6x6 album with a 3.5" bracket shape cover embellishment.  Cover the 6x6 cover with Glitz Paper 6x6- Hello Friend. Adhere paper with glue, use an emery board to sand any rough edges away.   Cover the 3.5" bracket with Glitz Paper 6x6- French Kiss.  Direct to paper ink the edge with IMGINE Crafts:  Delicata - Golden Glitz and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  
 
Bird Cage 2.50" x 4.50"
Direct ink with Memento LUXE Rhubarb Stalk, then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Add highlights to the cage with StazOn Midi Emerald City and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  
Add all the layers on the bracket album. First the 3.50" bracket embellishment. Attach foil wings to the back of the Kraft Paper Clock and glue to the album cover.  Add the Bird CagePetaloo Flowers and Glitz Large Rhinestone!

Cut several colors of vintage ribbons and tie on to book the rings.

Supplies:
Leaky Shed Studio
Bracket Album
Bird Cage
Clock Works - Hands

Altered Pages
Kraft Paper Clock
Glitz Large Rhinestone
Glitz Paper 6x6- Hello Friend
Glitz Paper 6x6- French Kiss
Petaloo Flowers
Tacky Glue

IMGINE Crafts:
Delicata - Golden Glitz
VersaColor Black
StazOn Midi Emerald City
Memento LUXE Rhubarb Stalk

Stash: Clear embossing powder, ribbons, foil wings

Don't forget to comment each day on the blog to have a chance to win this months drawing!  Each day you comment you have another chance!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!!!

Enjoy a SAFE 4th of July!

Mailed 1909
From Anna of Stanley, Wisconsin
 to Daniel in Everett, Washington


 The Betsy Ross postcards were never mailed.

From my personal collection of vintage postcards!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Flowers Made with Vertigo Film!!!

This is the last post for the month of June.  I had a great time creating with all of the products from IMAGINE Crafts and Altered Pages.  I want to THANK IMAGE Crafts for their generosity.  To John Creighton Peterson and all the Artists in Residence at IMAGINE Crafts for their AWESOME projects... this has been a Wonderful PARTNERSHIP! 

I have one last project I would like to sneak in before the month is over... Have you ever heard of VERTIGO Film!!!!  It is an awesome product you can make do  amazing things.  Today I am making flowers with it!

Now to share my final project! VERTIGO FLOWERS!

First, rub IMAGINE Crafts/Tuskineko: StazOn midi - Orange Zest, Gothic Purple and St. Valentine onto both sides of the sheet of white Vertigo.  Gently heat set.   
Cut the flowers from the inked sheet of Vertigo. (Vertigo is a flexible plastic product that can be cut by scissors or a die cut.) Don't worry about being perfect.  Once the flowers are finished you won't be able to tell you cut one petal larger than another. 

Carefully heat the Vertigo flower with a heat gun, bending the petals of each flower. CAUTION: the Vertigo will get HOT!

Several sizes were cut (six, four and two petals). The smaller ones will be used to create the inside petals.

Glue the centers in the main flower, add Stickles to create the center. Paint Wink of Stella on the petal edges for a little sparkle!
I used three of the flowers to create gift tags.  Using manila tags, inked with IMAGINE Crafts/Tuskineko: StazOn midi - Orange Zest, Gothic Purple, St. Valentine and iRESISTalbe Texture Spray - Bronze.

Add ribbons and Washi Tape and you have great tags to dress up any package or gift bag!


Supplies:
IMAGINE Crafts/Tuskineko: StazOn midi - Orange Zest, Gothic Purple, St. Valentine
IMAGINE Crafts iRESISTalbe Texture Spray - Bronze
IMAGINE Crafts Vertigo
Stickles
Ribbons