Thursday, March 31, 2011
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may you life be filled with Crystal lacquer...
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
This time I just made this 3" x 3" book using Graphic 45 Steampunk Paper, their Tags and some Crystal Lacquer from Sakura.
This whole book is made with 1 sheet of Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Paper,
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Tags,
some eyelet, ribbons
3-D Crystal lacquer..
Cover: Used a Tag from the Graphic 45 "Steampunk Debutante Collection Tags. Added some blue Crystal Lacquer to the flowers... added some ribbon...
Page 1 and page 2: Again just used the tag that are on the Steampunk Tag sheet from Graphic 45. You can get your Graphic 45 paper at Gee Gee Stamp and Stuff in Carlsbad, Ca if you live around here. I do some Design Work for that store. There is a link on by side bar... Cute photo of the store too...
Anyways, check out the small tag on the right hand page. See how I used 3-D Crystal lacquer on the dress form.
Can't really see this - but there are three place where there are pockets for tags and stuff..
Page 3 and page 4: Here I used more 3-D Crystal Lacquer on the butterfly boarder across the bottom. Made a tag pocket and filled with small tags from the Graphic 45 tag sheet.
Pages 5 and Page 6: Used 3-D Crystal Lacquer on all three of the images on the right hand page. Pop up the center imges.. there is a tag coming out of the side pocket there?? hope you can see that..
Page 7 and Page 8 - just some tags from the tag sheet. I did use some of my eyelets I own to embellish the tags...
Page 9 and Page 10 - Love the image on the background paper. so made sure it was showing.
page 10 and Page 11 - OMG, I love the Lightbulb tag. HAD to use my 3-D Crystal Lacquer on just the bulb part. Love the way this came out... just love my crystal lacquer... The look at this product give to each of these simple tags is amazing. If you don't own Crystal Lacquer yet - You need to..
Well that is the end of this Steampunk Book... Hope you enjoy and you tell all your friends about my blog.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Today I have another fun project using Sakura Hobby Craft 3D Crystal Lacquer, acetate, and glitter. I made a tile that I used to embellish the front of a greeting card.
This is an easy technique that delivers results that will have folks asking, "How did you do that?" To start, select the stamp that you're going to use. I find that images with bold lines and fewer details work best for this project. Next, cut a piece of acetate as large as your stamped image plus margins of at least 1/2" on all sides. The margins allow you to frame the finished piece without losing any of the image.
Cover the acetate with a coat of Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer. I used a 1" sponge paint brush to coat the acetate, using an up-and-dawn daubing motion rather than stroking the brush across the acetate. While the lacquer is still wet, sprinkle with a liberal dusting of very fine crystal glitter. Now, the hardest part of any 3D Lacquer project--wait until the lacquer is completely dry. Here's my tile piece after it dried and before any adornment.
Stamp your image onto the glitter-encrusted acetate. I used StazOn jet black. Use markers to color the image. I usedTombow markers because I like the brush tips, but any marker that will lay color onto the tile will work. Here's a detail of the koi image.
I finished the card by cutting a frame for the koi image. Then, I mounted the framed piece on a square of colored cardstock using foam dots. The framed and mounted piece was glued to the card front.
I also made some small (1") charms using this technique. However, instead of stamping an image I laid the color directly on the glittered acetate, blending the colors in a rainbow effect. I used Design Lines stickers by Blue Hills Studio to define the shapes. After applying the stickers, I very firmly brayered them to be sure they stuck to the glittered surface. It was easy to cut out the shapes using either scissors or a craft knife.
You can see more projects using Sakura Hobby Craft 3D Lacquers on the Crystal Lacquer Blog.
Monday, March 21, 2011
I hope you are all staying dry, here in San Diego it is raining, perfect weather to stay in your craft room and play!
Today I want to share with you a new way to use the Country Color Set of Crystal Lacquer from Sakura Hobby Craft, to create a fun acetate card.
The first thing I did was use the Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug Embossing Folder to emboss a sheet of acetate. The easiest way to emboss acetate is to do it before you score your acetate, and to put the embossing folder in sideways, so you do not need to fold the acetate to make it fit.
Next I scored the embossed sheet at 4 1/4". Make sure when you are scoring that the embossed side is up so that you will have the negative space to put the color lacquer in on the inside.
Next I used the Crystal Color Lacquer Country Color set to color in the embossed spots. The hardest part is to not touch it until it has dried! I kept wanting to pick it up and look through it!
I then cut out two of die cut shapes out of spellbinders Labels Eight. I attached them to the back and the inside of the card, so you will have somewhere to write or stamp your sentiment.
These cards are addicting once you get started making them and they have that 'WOW' factor when people see them! Hope you are staying dry.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Hello, This is Jennifer from The Stamp Addict in San Diego, CA. I just want to say how thrilled I am to have been selected to be on the Sakura Hobby Crafts design team! I was so excited when I found out I was going to be on the team and when I got this months box of goodies to play with, but before I got to play I was hit with this bad cold that I have been battling for 2 weeks now. So I am going to post one of the other cards that I made when I was creating what I posted for my personal blog when trying out for the Design Team. I promise my next project will be spectacular.... I've got several ideas I already know I want to try with the great products from Sakura!
For this card, I used the Memory Box Flower Bundle stamp for this project and applied the Sakura Color Lacquer Violet and the Green from their Pearl Color Set B directly on the stamp rubber then stamped it on cream shimmer paper. I then immediately cleaned my stamp under running water with a soft bristle brush. It is much easier to get the lacquer off before it dries so don’t skip this step if you are trying this at home, which I highly recommend….it was a lot of fun! It took a little while for the crystal lacquer to dry on the shimmer paper but it was worth the wait. I then trimmed down my image, cut a lavender piece of cardstock a little bigger and a teal shimmer paper piece even larger then arranged them on my base card of dark purple. One the pieces were all taped down with double sided adhesive tape I put the finishing touch on the card by squeezing three pearl dots of the Green Pearl Color Lacquer onto the top left and bottom right corners of the card.
I hope you like it! I sure had fun making it!
Jennifer Van Pelt
The Stamp Addict
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Sakura's Crystal lacquer. I like this product the best for attaching paper to buttons. It holds well and doesn't bubble.
For this project I used clear acrylic buttons, tiles and charms. These were attached to Graphic 45 paper by putting Crystal lacquer on the are of the paper I wanted for my button and they laying the acrylic piece on top. Allow it to dry and then cut it out with scissors.