Saturday, December 3, 2016

Birds of a Feather

Lost my art journaling mojo, and haven't posted a page in a long time.  Week #46 is to do a page of a favorite Leonard Cohen song. I loved his music, being a teenager in the 60's. My favorite song is Suzanne, but I did Bird on the Wire (which wound up on a tree). I randomly opened one of my journals to a half completed page and went from there.
The birds were die cut from a set called Birds of a Feather from Designer Craft Dies that I cut from some paper I had created a long time ago. I couldn't even remember how I made it, but felt it was in my stash way too long and should be used. I added some enamel eyes with some white paint dots.  The rest of the page just developed from there.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 Day Three - Distress Crayons

Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 103, day three, Distress Crayons. Okay, I have to admit that I jumped ahead of where I was because I just couldn't wait to see what I could do with these crayons! I took a tag and added some texture paste through a wall designed stencil. When dry, I added some gel medium. Then the fun with the crayons began. After smearing around a lot of colors, I did a second paper on white cardstock. I added the crayons directly through a stencil and sprayed with Distress Inks. Then, I die cut out a silhouette from Julie Nutting and edged with Distress Inks. I glued it over the tag, added some MicroGlaze and some string. A short sentiment was added from an Idea-ology Small Talk set.
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Monday, August 8, 2016

Distress Paint Resist Tag

Hopelessly behind on Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 103. This is from day 2, Distress Paint Resist Technique, using Distress Paint, Stain, and Inks. I added some die cuts from a stamp set, Simon Says Nature, that was embossed first on black cardstock. Some Remnant Rubs were added, Washi Tape, and a bit of gold pen.
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry Week Six - Cemetery

Online Card Classes, Summer of Creative Chemistry week 6 of class 102 inspired me to make this tag. I used the ombre technique with alcohol inks, but used Silver Mixative for the top, Slate for the middle, and Black for the bottom. Then I stamped, Cemetery from Stampendous, using Archival Ink. I added two strips of double sided tape and stamped "Smile". Both were embossed with Ranger Silver. I added some Black Soot paint to the top of the manilla tag and added some sparkly ribbon. I also added two small silver brads.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Alcohol Ink Fun with Tim Holtz

When you have three blogs going, sometimes it is difficult to know where to put things. I decided that this one belongs here even though I turned it into a card. This piece was inspired by the Summer of Creative Chemistry with Tim Holtz. This one is for challenge # 7, Alcohol Inks. I dropped inks, mixative, and blender solution on to my craft sheet and swiped some glossy card through. Then I stamped with Archival Ink. I added a brad and some gold string that I knotted in intervals. I put it on to a black card base that I edged in gold to unify the piece.
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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry Promt #6

Today's tag was made following the Summer of Creative Chemistry 102 revisit from Tim Holtz, an Online Classes offering. I used Distress Paints, picked up from my craft sheet, and applied through stencils. I sprayed with inks. Then I added some Distress Inks. Then some stamping. The edges were gone over with some Black Soot. I added more stamping, some white gel pen, and a few words from the Chit Chat set from Tim Holtz Idea-ology. Photo below shows the colors I used.
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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry 102 with Distress Paints

Today's tag was made following the Summer of Creative Chemistry 102 revisit from Tim Holtz, an Online Classes offering. I used Distress Paints, picked up from my craft sheet, and kept spraying with water as it was drying. I did some over coloring with Distress Inks. I added some of Tim Holtz' fun stamps. The edges were gone over with some Black Soot. But the best part was making my own colored ribbon. I used seam binding and sprayed with many colors of Distress Stains to make a one of a kind ribbon.