Wednesday, 28 February 2007
Tuesday, 27 February 2007
So this is our ARTCALL for some Summer themed projects, but apart from that go with the flow...atc's, cards, scrapbook layouts, altered art projects, etc. Just ensure that it contains stamping, LOL!
Please do not submit anything that has been published previously, or shown on blogs or galleries, and ensure that your work is of a good standard.
It would be nice to have one stamp three looks type artwork as well, and Inchies are proving really popular at the moment was well.
In the first instance please forward possible submissions to email@example.com by way of jpeg. At the same time we'll also require a list of products used and brief description of how the project was done.
There going to be a "Little Maid says" section for hints and tips, so we would also welcome tips for that section.
Closing date for submissions for Issue 1 is 30th April 2007.
Closing date for submissions forIssue 2 is 30th June 2007 - details of theme to follow.
If you've never been published before, now's the time to grasp the nettle and submit!!!
did my own simple variation of this class - have never used Modge Podge before and now I'm in lurve!!! These are for my Inchies on UKS and UKStampers (used Flo's wonderful header but it doesn't show up too well).
The insides are a bit naff - poured in glossy accents and THEN decided to move to a level place, beads went all over the place! Just used PVA in the other one.
I'm covered in ink, paint and gluey stuff - wonderful!!! Great class, thank you x
Monday, 26 February 2007
Sunday, 25 February 2007
Here's another example of some of the chip brooches I made yesterday. I hadn't quite finished them last night which is why I did not post them. They are made with chips this time and rather than gold embossing, I have just added a small beaded edging to each one.
I thoroughly enjoyed this class Kristy - the only one I had time to do on the day. Unfortunately I don't own a crop-a-dile so mine is beadless (but there is one on the way thanks to this class)!! I have a few more on the go and intend to make one to go along with a Mother's Day card!
Saturday, 24 February 2007
Then around the outside edge of the lid, I ran a bead of Glossy Accents and then applied some of the Art Insitute Glass Glitter.
I have got to finish off the whole thing by giving it a coat of acrylic sealer for toughness, but thought I would wait til I could leave it to cure after this class was done.
Hope you all had fun, and I can't wait to see your finished tins.
Next pick a small embellishment stamp and heat emboss the image on your piece in a metallic embossing powder. Try to make the image overlap the edge of the piece.
At this stage you need to decide if you are going to add beads to the piece or not. If you are not going to bead then apply a layer of varnish/mod podge or any kind of sealant and set aside to dry. If you are going to add beads then punch the hole/s into your piece at the points where you want the beads suspended. After doing this, then you add your sealant and allow to dry
Next stamp your chosen image on paper and colour it in with coloured pencils. Cut the image out ans stick it to your covered bazzill chip/puzzle piece. If you have chosen an image that is bigger than the piece, trim away the excess and sand the edges again for a smooth finish.
then I used my new Crop a dile to make 7 holes along the bottom, and two at the top.
Attached green ribbon from the top to hang it up, and Junkitz Ringz (Banana) to the bottom to hang off some shell hearts and circles.
Then I ran a bead of Glossy Accents around and between the holes at the bottom, and sprinkled on some micro beads.
I have actually done two clips - one with "AM" and the other with "PM" for her to clip on when she needs to let us know when we need to feed the fish for her.
then carefully add some to the reverse side of your image.
again, this one is in negative mode, so it looks blue and pink, but actually it's in greens and yellows.
This is the prepared Bazzill Chip background, stamped up with the Clarity Stamps Bubbles and the leafy stamp from the Hero Arts Wavy Graphic Borders set (LL028).
You will be able to see a better image for colour in a minute, as I'm just about to take some more pictrues, with my camera. LOL!
Now turn your attention to the inside of the lid.
I stamped out the relevant letters to spell "MY INCHIES", and one flower and leaf on tissue, coloured them in and then collaged them on with Golden Gel.
I then applied a layer of Glossy Accents - make sure you don't take the Glossy Accents all the way to the edge, otherwise the lid won't shut.
Tip: make sure you actually have all the letters - as you can see from my example, I'd forgotten an "h" along the way, and had to squeeze it in. Wasn't too much of a problem as it happens, as I stamped on top of the Glossy Accents with Staz-on!