I will be posting the link to the new mini very soon.
Friday, 1 April 2011
Yes I am back, yes I have managed to create enough room in my studio to do some creative things, no it is not completely tidy but it is sufficient for now. Last Sunday Linda Baldock came back to Perth for her 40th b'day as well as to take us in a wonderful class, in which I actually learnt a new technique, and rehashed some old ones. The main body of the class was making this book. I asked my Aunt to come with me for some company, and she jumped at the chance. We told everyone that she hadn't done anything like this before (not even cards or scrapbooking). Well no one believed her, because she did such a good job. I don't have photo's of her book but will endeavour to get some. This is mine. We did dry embossing using the cuttlebug and we used rub and buff, along with micr sprays and what ever we could get our hands on. This is the back page. I just love the texture, and the colour worked out beautifully to. This is the new technique I used. I spread glue over the paper and then used the stick end of a paintbrush to draw "wood grain" type lines in it. You can use a spritzer under it for a subtle colour, or over top for a more prominent colour. Then use your heat gun to dry it fast ... NO HAIRDRYER HANDS right Linda! Anyway thick areas of the glue will bubble and the result is below. I just love it. What I have done in error many times can actually be a technique. The new Stampin' Up mini is out today. Below is for an SU swap I am involved in. I have used the new Nature Walk and Strength and Hope stamp sets. I just love them. They are so versatile. The leaves were cut using Little Leaves sizzlet die. The lace is hand died in one of the new colours and the frame is an el cheapo from Crazy Clarks.