Sunday, February 5, 2017

Mojo Monday Card Sketch challenge

Good morning cyberworld!!  Since I got tired of shoveling snow - we have 22 inches of it - I measured it with a yard stick - I decided to take a break and head down to my scrap shack and play along with Mojo Monday card sketch challenge.  Here is the card i made - I used Club Scrap's Literature kit for the card stock and Paris flea Market for the rubberstamp images.


The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Rocks - Gel medium

Rocks - Gel Medium


Supplies:
Rocks
Matte Spray Paint - white
Laser printed images/sentiments from ClubScrap UM stamps Transparencies
Gel Medium
Polycrylic protective coating spray

Instructions:
1.  Spray rocks with MATTE white spray paint.  Let dry.  Repeat 2 more times.  Flip rock and repeat 3 times on back side of rock.

2.  Print out sentiments or images with a laser printer the size of the rocks.  If you are printing a sentiment, make sure you print the MIRROR image of it.  Trim out closely around print.

3.  Use a foam paint brush and paint a layer of gel medium onto rock, immediately place image onto rock and press any air bubbles out of it.  DO NOT put any gel medium onto the paper.  LET DRY JUST LIKE THIS FOR 24 HOURS.

4.  Once dry, place rock (paper side down) into a small bowl of water.  Let sit for a few minutes. Take rock and carefully start rubbing in circles and the paper will start coming off of the rock.  I generally run the water and do it under the water, these way it washes the paper away.  If you rub too hard, you might rub the images away, so do it carefully.  If you do happen to rub part away, just grab a black paint pen (or brush and acrylic paint) and fill in the missing bit.  Let the rock dry.

5.  If you want to add some color to your rocks, you can embellish with paint pens or similar.

6.  Spray clear polycrylic aerosol spray onto the rocks.  Let dry.  Repeat 2 more times.  Repeat on back side.




The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January Artist Team Challenge

January Artist Team Challenge
Faux Batik  - Two Techniques

Good morning dear friends - Hope your new year is going well!  Not much going on here but a lot of snow and cold!!  Thank heavens for crafting and Netflix to survive these long cold winters!!

This month's Artist challenge was to create Faux Batik.  Here are my examples of the two different techniques I decided to try out this month for this Challenge.  These are 5x7 canvases I painted.


Supplies:
5x7 Canvas panels
Rubberstamps/Ink
Watercolor paints
Masking fluid (Technique 1)
Bookbinding glue (Technique 2)

Technique 1 - Masking fluid

Believe it or not this is/was my first time using a liquid masking fluid.  I bought this a decade ago - or so it seems - and had a heck of a time getting it to work properly as it had some lumps in it and kept clogging my nozzle....note to self - order a new one!!

Stamp images with black ink.
 Using masking fluid - draw around the images, around different elements within the images, and in the white space around the images as shown.  Let this fully dry, before proceeding:

Using watercolor paint - color in the images:

Here is the final colored in image - let it dry completely before proceeding.

Now - the easiest method I found - was using an eraser to remove the dry masking fluid, leaving white space as shown:

Technique 2 - Glue pen resist

Temporarily mask off a grid and rubberstamp images in sections as shown:

I filled one of the tiny applicators full of book binding glue and drew panels and designs on the panel, I also outlined the images.  Let dry completely.

Once glue is dry, use watercolor paints and fill in images.  You can use a wet q-tip and remove any paint that gets onto the glue.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Check back soon for more fun stuff!

Now go check out LILIAN's project next!!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Clubscrap "Color Me Happy" Blog Hop

Color Me Happy Blog Hop!!

Today I am working with Club Scrap's Color Me Happy.This is such a pretty kit - I really like the dragonfly element - I can't wait for the actual kit to arrive, so I can play with that stamp!!  Since I am here having a very low key day, or maybe its the fact I am trying to avoid 'de-decorating' - I decided to download and play with the Color Me Happy digital kit today.  I know I haven't scrapbooked hardly at all in a very long time.  One of my resolutions this year - is to try and do a bit more digital scrapbooking and get another scrapbook done this year.  In theory I would like to print a digital book a year with a smattering of layouts - I really like the fact that the digital 'coffee table' type books have a very small footprint in my bookcase and they look soooo professional once printed.  Here are the 3 layouts I did today for the blog hop using this fantastic kit:






Thanks for stopping by...now for more great stuff -

go check out Cheryl's blog hop project!!!
Or if you want to start at the beginning,
go check out Club Scrap!!!


The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Clean & Simple Challenge

Dragonfly Cards

Playing along with Clean and Simple Challenge this week.   The challenge is Black & White & One other color of my choice...easy peasy!!

I used Club Scrap's "Color me happy" kit stamps for these cards.



The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dragonfly Melted Crayon art

Melted Crayon Dragonfly art

Well we have tons of snow and ever more coldness here, its been -14 degrees (yes that is a NEGATIVE SIGN) 4 days in a row now.  The boys did finally head up skiing today, so I decided to hit the scrap room and play for a bit!  This project is created using an 8x10 canvas.  This was sort of trial project - I had seen something similar around the web, and when I saw this month's stencil - I totally wanted to try it - well it didn't work out exactly like I though it would as far as the process went - but the final project turned out amazing.  I had to make a few modifications to my thinking along the way and will share with you what I learned!!!

Supplies needed:
Stencil adhesive (optional)
Stencil
Xacto knife
Canvas
Crayons
Heat gun or hair dryer
White paint/brush
Painter's tape

First, I started out spraying the back of my stencil with stencil adhesive and letting it dry.

 Next, I laid out layer after layer of parinters tape onto my glass cutting board as shown and laid down my dragonfly.  Pressed it to the tape to hold it in place.
I used my xacto knife to follow around the stencil and cut out the dragonfly.
 I then took the dragonfly tape stencil off of the glass mat and placed it onto the canvas as shown:
 Then I raided my school supply box and found some crayons - turns out you really don't need this many - I used a total of 4 crayons - 1 in each color and i still had half of each of those crayons left over.
 Remove the wrappers from the crayons.
 Hold a crayon vertical above the edge of the dragonfly and use the heatgun to drop 4-5 drops of crayon onto the canvas/stencil, then set the crayon down and pick up the canvas, turn the canvas, and use heat gun to reheat up the drips and the crayon will flow down the canvas in longer drips.
 Add as many colors as you like:
 Remove the stencil - now this is where I found my main issue - the crayon went under the stencil somehow.  I still don't really see why it did this - but I didn't let that stop me.  And maybe it looks good to you as is, I almost left it as is, because it actually looked pretty good...but a las I didn't...I scraped any chunky bits of crayon that had gone under the stencil away.
 Then I just grabbed my white acrylic paint and painted the dragonfly back to a solid white.  I think this looks nice an clean and the look I was going for...

Hope you have a great day and even a better work week!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
 photo Artistteambadge_rsz_zpsee8cbeff.jpg

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year - Digi Dragonfly Card

Happy New Year blog followers!


Today so far is sort of a kick back relax and drink some coffee kind of a day.  Its super duper cold outside - snowing and wind blowing.  We stayed up till 2am last night playing cards at the neighbors house, we had a great time, I can't believe I actually stayed up that late - that usually only happens at ClubScrap Retreat!!  Anyways hubby has football on, and I am not quite ready to start de-decorating my house, so I decided to play along with the card sketch challenge over at Club Scrap this morning. HERE is the link to the challenge, if you wanna play along too.

I downloaded the digi kit this morning and love the dragonfly - so I wanted to mimik watercoloring but digitally.  So I used a number of watercolor brush strokes to 'paint' the teal and purple colors on the white blocks under the dragonfly.  I also texturized the white blocks/paint and background to look like canvas.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year!!!

The majority of the materials used in this project are from ClubScrap. TFL DebDuzScrappin
 photo Artistteambadge_rsz_zpsee8cbeff.jpg

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