Sunday, January 27, 2013

Non Traditional Valentines

I previously posted (click HERE to view post) pictures of some of my deli paper backgrounds I made. I'm often asked (not sure why) what I do with the backgrounds, so I thought I'd show you just one of many ways I use them.  Some other ways are in journals, on canvases, wood ATBs, and as wrapping paper the possibilities are endless!
(Click Pictures to enlarge)
Here is the deli paper background I started with.  It measures 11"x 11"
I folded it as small as I could to fit the heart shape die
I was going to use.
pc3 Here you can see the Spellbinder heart die I used with my Sizzix BigKick.  FYI: You do not need a die cut machine just free hand cut or use a cookie cutter and trace around the shape you want. pc4
I can't remember for sure, but I believe I counted 16 hearts I cut out of this one piece of deli paper just by folding it.
I wrote on the paint chip with a plain white gel pen.
For my base I used a Valspar color paint chip sample from Lowes.  This particular brand is the only one I've come across that is this large.
pc6 I hit the gel pen with my heat gun just to make sure it was dry then I adhered my two deli paper hearts with some semi gloss gel medium.  You can use what suits you. I prefer matte or semi gloss over gloss just because I don't like how the gloss makes things stick to it.
pc7 On another card I stamped some white gesso with a rubber and foam stamp both. pc8
Once the gesso was dry I spritz it with some of my Color Mists and dried it again with the heat gun.  I then adhered the hearts and wording to the card.
Finished Postcard 1.Here you can see that
I added some edging around the hearts with  black Pitt pen and the white gel pen.
pc10Finished Postcard 2. 
pc11 Finished Postcard 3. pc12 Finished Postcard 4.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Background Bonanza

I had fun playing the other day 
creating backgrounds using
White & Black Gesso
Foam & Rubber Stamps

Click HERE for a link to  some 
other deli paper backgrounds
and a how to

Here's an up close shot where I used black 
gesso.  I think it has a sort of batik look to it.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Altered Wooden Spools

I recently finished up a couple of
altered wooden spools
for a swap I'm participating in.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Science Cake

Beaker Flask Cake

For my chemistry major son.
inverted.  I then cut it to taper and added 
2 cupcakes on a lollipop stick stick into the middle.
Once everything was lined up I added a thin crumb 
coat of frosting then added the white fondant.
The blue was painted on using food coloring and 
small paint brush.  The bubbling over was malted
balls dipped into melted frosting.
This was definitely one of my more
creative cakes I've made!