Sunday, 1 March 2015

Spring art journal pages with Rubber Dance

 This is my second journal page- double spread- made in my first ever art journal.
I made it solo with stencils, paints, embossing powders and one single stamp  from Rubber Dance company. The sentiment is a part of Think again gorgeus stamp set that I use again and again.
 I also used RD March challenge colors for this project.
 I stamped over tissue paper as this rich texture made a regular stamping mission impossible.
I also added a few doodling strokes with white pen all over the page.
The " hard" texture was made with tons of embossing powders.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Let it be- or making over embossed tags with Rubber Dance stamps

This is a tag I made with 4-5 layers of heat embossing just to try this technique and it WORKS!

 I used Rubber Dance gorgeous stamp from Celestian images set and added this Let it be sentiment  over my heat embossed surface.  Some leaves fromTwiggy  leaves were also stamped around the focal image.Then I covered it all with another layer of clear embossing powder and embellished with a few pearls.I also used some vintage  book  pages that Bibi from Rubber Dance sent me as one of the inside layers and they are still seen.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Maculine card with Inspired by Stamping

Hello my dear crafty friends! This is my masculine new card made with Inspired by Stamping gorgeous masculine stamp sets.
Masculine cards are very hard to make. You should use  special colors, not to add too many embellishments and to have good stamps.
I think the main point is GOOD STAMPS! And those two sets from IBS are just the best!
I stamped a scene using Masculine tags 2 set with brown ink and clear embossing powder over it and die cut it with IBS Fancy  Labels 2 die set.
Then I added another die cut- bigger - to make the stamped image matting.
Then I stamped the sentiment in the same way using Guy Sentiments set and hand cut the shape. Some wooden buttons are the only embellishments on this card.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Art journal with Ann Butler's products

Art journal pages tutorial made with Ann Butler's products and much more... and posted today in
Bella Crafts Quarterly  blog.

Please visit the blog for the full step by step insructions and a lot of photos.
Here is small piece of the project in Bella blog for you!

I liked the result of this mess very much and already made another double journal spread with the very same techniques and I will share it some day next month as I don't want be too boring with any very similar projects.
Hope you liked this post.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Got candy? Here is a jar for you

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my last February post made for Two Paper Divas  company.
This time (after I made a wooden coaster, layout and a journal spread) I am going to show you my altered candy jar.

It's a used Jelly jar that was up cycled to this fancy candy one.
I stamped Got Candy? sentiment using TPD Sweet Sentiments set with white heat embossing over the vinyl sticker and added a lot of shiny paint splashes over it. But then I stamped the Candy Jar over the clear transparency with Lollipops stamped over it and painted with the same paints. The whole clear piece was hand cut and glued over the back side of the jar.

A fancy flower, ribbon and white fabric were added to the top and my jar was done.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Cruise Adventures

  My new lo made for PHP CORK STICKERS WEEK:

Product list:
Paper House Productions:
Beach paper pix
Cruise 3d Stickers
Sea cork stickers
Other products:
Stamps, dies: Die-Versions
Inks: Ranger
Mist: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Other: lace, ribbon, buttons
Sketch: SG Create
Step by step instructions:
1.Use paper with birds as your layout base. Cut the beach paper to 8*8'' square and adhere it over the basic paper as shown.
2.Cut a strip of a " wood like " paper from the same pad and punch it with circled punch. Adhere the punched strip vertically as shown. Add a strip of a blue lace tape and a piece of blue ribbon near the punched strip.
3. Glue the main photo. Make tag from another photo and mat it with the light blue paper left from the strip cut.
4. Stamp the sayings and make a hand made tickets from the stamped sayings. Adhere all three tickets as shown. Glue the 3d title  over the photos.
5. Make 2 embellishments clusters with stamped and die cut sea images. Add cork stickers over both clusters.

6. Stamp birds around the page with blue ink and doodle inside the stamped birds with white pen. Add random blue mists around the page. Glue a few buttons as shown.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Make your own print plate with ETI

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my post and this time we will make a tool for our future crafting.
So here we go!
For a long time I wanted to buy a printing plate (aka Gelli Plate). I got one, but it's too big for my small experiments as I am very new to this mono printing skill. So when I first saw ETI Easy Mold Silicone Rubber and understood that it's kind of a soft one after hardening, I thought that it can be a perfect product for a small home made printing plate. 
I picked the ETI mold that was a good size for ATC/TAG projects; covered it with a thin layer of Mold Release Conditioner  and let it dry. (Not shown  here as it's a very easy step)
Then I made a mix of both equal parts of Silicone Rubber using ETI measure glass and wooden mixture device. I thought about 3/4'' high plate when it's done and with a help of DH  we picked 100 ml  of each product  for the mix. Bingo! The thickness of a finished plate is just perfect! 

After this beauty had a good overnight rest I made small cuts of extras inside the mold with my favorite clay blade. The extras were really minimal and easy to manage.

And with a small help of the same blade- keep your fingers of the blade side- my blue beauty was out.

Now  this was a time to check if it works. As am a new to this mono printing I am sure my prints are totally " out of the blue". But then it WORKS!
And I don't really have good acrylics or  right tools.

Here are some samples of my so called prints.
It's not the plate problem; the plate works great. It's just me waiting too long, not using good paints or good printing paper (I just don't have it yet)

So as you can see we can make our own printing plates with ETI Easy Mold Silicone Rubber. Go for it! Try to make your own plate that fits your art.
I want to thank ETI  and Ann Butler , who made those guest blog post possible!

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