Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I started with a plain piece of white card stock. I used embossing paste through a diamond stencil, then immediately sprinkled pink, purple, and orange embossing powder on it. Then I heated it until the powder was completely melted and the embossing paste was nice and puffy. As it dried and cooled the embossing paste shrunk back down some, but it leaves it with a cool squishy texture. I then sprinkled Raspberry infusions on the ATC and sprayed it with water, dried and blotted until I liked it. I was actually very shocked at how cool it turned out. Then I layered it up on a piece of orange card stock. Then I went to my dylusions stamps and found the perfect one. I stamped the phrase on a piece of pink spotty paper, cut it out, then stuck it to white card stock and cut it out again. Then I stuck it on the ATC. Simple but very fun ATC!!
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Decided to do another ATC for Simon Says Monday challenge. This one is inspired by a technique I learned over the weekend with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. So I started with Tim Holtz Collage Medium, made a quick layer of that and dried it. Then I used the Distress Crayons and colored in circles, yellow in the middle, then orange and finally pink. Then using my finger i worked from the middle out blending it all together.
I then took a Mandala stencil and laid it over the crayon, used a blending tool dampened with water and brushed it back and forth over the surface, taking off the crayon through the stencil. I loved what I was left with.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Artist Trading Card. It has been a fun filled but crazy couple of weeks. Got to go to a couple of stamp conventions, and came home with lots of new stuff to play with. So I thought I would break some of it out for the challenge. Hope you all enjoy, cause I had a blast!!
I started with a scrap of gray card stock. I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, Broken China, Frayed Burlap, and Iced Spruce. Inked up my craft sheet, sprayed it with water and started working my colors. Once I liked it I dried it thoroughly.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
After a couple months of chaos I was finally able to work on some art stuff. Deciding to get back to my weekly challenges with my mom I looked up the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, this weeks theme, food or drink. I briefly panicked cause I knew I didn't really have anything laying around that fit that theme to work with. So I decided to peruse the nearest art store and see if anything spoke to me, and something did, well a few somethings, but I only ended up using one. I decided to use a 5x7 canvas I had laying around, and began the process of the background. Layers of gesso, spray stains, mulberry paper, modeling paste, and glitter glue. I loved it more and more after each layer. Once I was satisfied with how it looked and the way the colors matched to the awesome coffee cup I found I decided to stop before I over did it lol. I added two layers of foam mounting tape and glue and placed the coffee cup where I wanted it. Overall I love how it turned out!!