Posts Tagged ‘Alcohol Inks’
Good afternoon everyone! Happy Friday! Today, I will announce the winner of a $30 gift card. Winner has until next Friday April 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm CST to claim their gift card. Winner must email me at email@example.com. Be sure to include which store you would like a gift card to as well as your mailing address. Winner gets their choice of gift card from one of the following stores: Archiver’s, Joann’s, or Michael’s.
I used Random.org for the first time in order to determine the winner. I followed their instructions. and Random.org performed the official, random drawing.
Drumroll please……………………………..the winner is:
The winner of your drawing is…
Congratulations on the drawing! It was completed on Friday, 12 April 2013 at 13:01:24 UTC The winner was drawn from a list of 12 entrants using true randomness, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs. You will find the permanent record of the drawing here: http://www.random.org/draws/details/?draw=14402.
CONGRATULATIONS Liz!!!!! Be sure to email me with your information as noted above before next Friday 11:59pm CST.
I also have some nature inspired picture frames to share with you today.
I made each of these frames as part of an ongoing online class I am taking called VerDay. The class is completely online and is being taught by the owners of Ten Seconds Studio, Cheryl and Megan Darrow. The class has been so much fun! Out of respect for us that are taking the class, I will not provide technique details, but I will provide details about the finishing touches following each picture frame. Click here for class information.
Picture frame purchased unfinished from Michael’s. Dragonfly is rustic tin from my stash and the bottle cap and letter type embellishments are from Darice . Image is a piece of decorative card stock from stash.
Picture frame purchased unfinished from Michael’s. Faucet knobs/handles are from Tim Holtz’s Ideaology line. Rain boot image is a decorative piece of card stock from scrap stash. Stamped sentiment is from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous. Sentiment was embossed with Versamark and Ranger Superfine Detail black embossing powder.
Picture frame purchased from Michael’s. Songbird image and sentiment are both from Stampendous. Songbird is colored with Distress Ink markers from Ranger. Dogwood twigs are from my garden. Bird nest and eggs are from Michael’s. Eggs were colored blue with Alcohol Ink Fillable Pen and Stream Alcohol Ink, both products are from Ranger Ink.
Picture frame purchased unfinished from Michael’s. Watering can is rusted tin shape is from my stash. I punched a hole using a Crop O Dile in the watering can and attached via a jump ring a Teresa Collins facet. I used Sail Boat Blue Alcohol ink by Ranger Ink to custom color the facet. Focal image is a Stampendous background stamp stamped with Sepia Archival ink by Ranger.
Picture frame purchased unfinished from Michael’s. Butterfly embellishments are Vintaj brass blanks. Butterflies were embossed with a Vintaj Deco Etch embossing folder and painted afterwards with Vintaj Patina paint. Once dry, butterflies were sanded and painted with an acrylic brown paint and rubbed off before dry to create an aged appearance. Butterfly bodies are made from dark annealed stove pipe wire from stash and adhered with E6000 adhesive purchased from Michael’s. Focal image is a Tim Holtz stamp from his Stampers Anonymous line. Image is stamp onto Kraft card stock with Sepia Archival ink from Ranger.
I hope you enjoyed today’s picture frames. They were so much fun to make. I would highly recommend Ten Seconds Studio to anyone interested in creating patina finishes for their art. The possibilities are endless. Have a great weekend.
Good afternoon everyone. I am back today as promised to share a Paperie In Bloom bonus, a potted poinsettia, in honor of National Poinsettia Day. Paperie In Bloom is an ongoing monthly feature here at Scrap N Grow. Each month on or about the first, I feature a different paper bloom. Then throughout the month, I sprinkle in additional ideas and projects that highlight or showcase the chosen bloom of the month. This month’s featured bloom is the amaryllis. Click here to view. Pictured below is this month’s Paperie In Bloom bonus feature, a potted poinsettia.
Bazzill Classic Red and Green Card Stock
Aged Mahogany and Forest Moss Distress Ink by Ranger
Inkessential Ink Blending Tool
Spellbinders Poinsettia Shapeabilities Set
Stampin Up Pearls
Black Pop Dots
Butterscotch Alcohol Ink by Ranger
McGill Molding Mat and 8mm Ball Stylus Tool
18 Gauge Craft Wire and Wire Cutter
Green Floral Tape
Hot Glue Gun
Inkessentials Glossy Accents
Ideaology Hinge Clips
1. Die cut and emboss desired quantity of poinsettia bracts. I cut 9 of the largest 3 bracts and die cut 2 foliage leaves for each stem.
2. Using Inkessentials Ink Blending tool, apply ink to both sides of each die cut. I used Aged Mahogany for the bracts and Forest Green for the foliage.
3. Gently mold bracts and foliage leaves as desired using McGill 8mm Ball Stylus and McGill Molding Mat.
4. Color Stampin’ Up Pearls using Butterscotch Alcohol Ink and set aside to dry. If you have yellow or gold pearls on hand, then you can omit this step.
5. Begin to assemble each bloom. I placed a tiny black pop dot between each bract layer for added dimension.
6. Once bract layers are assembled, adhere 6 colored pearls to the center of the top bract for each bloom.
7. Cut a piece of craft wire to desired length and wrap with green floral tape.
8. For each stem, bend the top 1/4 inch over and adhere flower using a hot glue gun. Repeat for desired number of blooms.
9. Next, adhere foliage parallel to each other using Inkessentials Glossy Accents.
10. Lastly, place completed blooms into decorative container and enjoy.
PS. To clarify my usage of terms above, I thought I had better provide this useful tidbit from the University of Illinois Extension Service. The showy colored parts of Poinsettias that most people think of as the flowers are actually colored bracts (modified leaves). The yellow flowers, or cyathia, are in the center of the colorful bracts.
Below is a close up of my poinsettia.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today’s bonus Paperie In Bloom poinsettia. I have some exciting news to share with you tomorrow. Have a great day!
Good Monday morning to everyone. How was your weekend? Our’s was a mixed bag of good things. We finalized our initial plans with our contractor so he can begin framing our unfinished basement, I finished up last minute fall chores, and stocked up on holiday colored card stock at Archiver’s buy one get one incredible sale. I must admit, I have never seen so many people crammed into a little 2 foot wide aisle before. Fellow shoppers were pleasant and we all walked away with a great deal. I also had time to catch up on my Compendium of Curiosities II challenges. This week’s challenge entry includes this week’s and last week’s techniques rolled into one fun tag. Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3 is the host. This week’s sponsor is The Funkie Junkie boutique.
This tag was so much fun to make. For this tag, I followed the instructions for two techniques in Tim Holtz’s book, Compendium of Curiosities Volume II. The first technique (last week’s technique) is called Krumpled Kraft Suede. Instructions are on page 40. This was a completely new technique for me and boy what an amazing technique it is. It was so much fun. I kept doing it over and over for a total of four times, each time in a different color. Colors used for the tags were Mustard Seed/Crushed Olive, Broken China, Vintage Photo, and Picket Fence. I love the resulting feel of the tags afterwards. It is hard to believe it is paper and not suede.
Afterwards, I picked out various stamps to create a collage. Stamps are Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous and were stamped with Ranger’s Jet Black Archival Ink. I added several Idealogy embellishments: Pen Nib, Films Strip, Tissue Tape, Muse Tokens, Mini Paper Clip, and a Plaquette. The optical lens in the center is from Red Lead. The second technique (this week’s technique) is called Alcohol Ink Palette, page 52. I applied various colors of Alcohol Ink to the filmstrip, optical lens, and the plaquette. This gave each of the elements a vintage, aged feel.
I am pleased with the results and love the eclectic elements included in this tag. I hope you do too. I am glad that I could catch up on my challenges. Each technique is fun as well as a great learning experience. I encourage you to enter yourself, entry deadline is Thursday evening. Come join the fun. Have a great day everyone! Thank you for stopping by.
Welcome to week 5 of Compendium of Curiosities II challenge hosted by the lovely Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3. This week’s challenge is being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. The technique for this week can be found on page 48 of Compendium of Curiosities Volume II and is called Shattered Stains.
To begin, I applied the new Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink to the left side of a manila tag. Accidentally, my tag picked up a tinge of the Postmark Red Dylusions spray that I used previously on my non stick craft sheet. OOPs! It ended up being a happy accident though as it intensified the yellow to emulate a warm sunny look. I then took another tag and applied Symphony tissue tape horizontally across the tag covering the entire surface and die cut the word Journey along the left side of the tag using Tim’s mover and shapers die. Afterwards, I used the new Peacock Feathers Distress ink to apply to color to the background. Next, I used foam tape and adhered the two tags together so that the yellow tag shadowed the word journey underneath. I feel the foam tape provided added depth and dimension.
Next, I used a scrap piece of cardboard and die cut “grass” using Tim’s on the edge Twigs die. Afterwards, I carefully peeled the top paper layer away to expose the corrugated appearance. I felt that the vertical lines emulated grass. I then painted the grass with Adirondack Lettuce paint dabber and sprayed Sour Apple Perfect Pearl’s mist afterwards for added shimmer. Next, I chose to add some flowers in the grass using assorted flowers from Tim’s Ideaology line. I adhered these flowers to the grass stems using Glossy Accents.
Moving on, the butterflies which were die cut and colored following the Shattered Stains technique in Tim’s book. I embellished each butterfly with a Ideaology Game Spinner colored with Pitch Black alcohol ink. I shaped butterflies and adhered to tag using a back pop dot.
Lastly, I dyed Stampin Up’s Vanilla seam binding ribbon using Peeled Paint Distress Stain and threaded the tag’s hole for a nice finish. This tag came together pretty quickly to my amazement. It was a fun technique and really pushed me to use what I had in my stash already.
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Welcome. Today I have another journal to share. The featured cover technique follows along with the faux patina technique featured on page 58 of Tim Holtz’s Volume 2, A Compendium of Curiosities. Linda Ledbetter over at Studio L3 is hosting a weekly challenge with a chance to win a cool prize just for participating and my entry is pictured below.
For today’s journal, I again started with a blank notebook from the dollar spot at Michael’s. I rummaged through my stash of scrap metal (Ten Seconds Studio) and found a metal sheet previously embossed that fit would adequately cover my journal. I used a brayer and paper stump to smooth out embossing the best I could. I did not mind the remaining texture and thought that the remaining texture would add additional interest for this week’s technique, faux patina. Next, I followed Tim’s technique found on page 58 using several colors of alcohol inks in order to create my faux patina background and am pleased with the results. It was a lot of fun.
After a bit of brainstorming, I came up with the idea to have an idea notebook. I then remembered a blog post a while back on Wendy Vecchi’s blog using a phrenology stamp. I thought the idea of a head for an idea notebook would be perfect. I referenced the post on Wendy’s blog and totally forgot that Wendy had created an coordinating art part for the stamp. I quickly dug through my stash and was pleased that I found I had the coordinating phrenology art part. I also liked how Wendy had adorned the phrenology head with flowers. So to personalize my art part head, I had the “bright idea” to embellish the flower’s centers with a light bulb from Tim Holtz’s Ideology line.
I first stamped the Stamper’s Anonymous phrenology head stamp onto Wendy Vecchi’s Studio 490 coordinating art part using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Afterwards, I used Faber Castell Pitt pens to color the eyes and lips. I added glossy accents to her lips for an added touch and applied Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to her cheeks for blush.
The flowers are also from Wendy Vecchi’s art parts collection. I used Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink to stamp the flowers with Studio 490 background stamps. Next, came the tricky part. I enlisted help from my fiancé to help drill a hole through the art part layers in order to accommodate the light bulb. He was a good sport and did a great job! Afterwards, I continued to assemble and adhere the art parts together.
Prior to adhering the head to the cover, I felt that her neck needed a little something….perhaps a necklace or ribbon?….or both? I decided to use Tim Holtz Type Charms to spell “Ideas”. I then drilled small holes along the edge and used jump rings to attach charms and embellished the charms with Webster’s purple ribbon. I felt this mimicked a necklace of sorts. I then proceeded to apply pop dots to the backside of the head and applied to cover of notebook. This project was a lot of fun and I now have a handy notebook to jot down my future ideas.
Thanks for taking the time to read this very long, detailed post. I hope that you will come back again soon for additional inspiration.
Welcome. In celebration of Earth Day tomorrow, I am highlighting a project that encompasses the principles commonly associated with Earth Day: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Today’s project is a repurposed garden journal.
The cover is from an old Prairie Restorations catalog.
The actual notebook is from the dollar spot at Michael’s. I purchased several of the notebooks despite that I disliked the exterior colors and graphics. I knew they would be great altered. I liked the fact that the interior pages are lined and are kraft colored.
I printed my title on cardstock scrap and colored a Tim Holtz Ideology ornate frame using Tim Holtz’s faux patina technique as featured in his latest book release, Compendium of Curiosities II.
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