Sunday, July 31, 2011
I took each of the cake stickers and put them on different colors of shimmer papers, then the fun began!
I filled in many of the spaces with different colors of the pearl, metallic, glitter and colored crystal lacquers and let them dry....
The hardest part is to not touch them until they have time to dry! After they dried I layered each piece onto white cardstock and used some decorative corner punches to add something extra to the cards.
If you come to the class on Aug. 12 (you can call the store to reserve your spot) you will get to choose one of these six cards to make along with 4 other cards using other techniques!
The Coffee Cup Card:
The Wedding Cake Card:
The Flower Cake Card:
The Butterfly/Flower Cake Card:
The Funky Floral Cake Card:
And the Manly Tie Cake Card:
I hope you liked the cards and enjoy the technique! Come see me on Aug. 12th to try the technique yourself and raise some money for a great cause the Muscular Dystrophy Association!
Jennifer Van Pelt
-The Stamp Addict
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I started my paper arts adventure as a stamper. I still reach back to my roots and dig out the rubber stamps. One of the stamping techniques that I most enjoy is masking. This technique creates the illusion of depth and perspective. The original stamped image is covered with a mask so subsequent stamped images can be stamped on top of one another without damaging the original.
In the past I’ve cut my stamp masks from post-it notes, copy paper, scrap paper—you name it. But I always ran into the same problem—these masks were at best temporary. It seemed that I was continually cutting masks for the same images.
Well, old soon, smart late. When I was making my last project using stamps, mica powders, and 3D Crystal Lacquer, the light bulb went on. Why couldn’t I do something similar to make permanent masks? It works!!! And it’s so easy!!
Stamp your image on cardstock. In these samples I used a paint chip!
Apply a thin layer of 3D Crystal Lacquer to the image. You don’t need to be neat around the edges, but be sure the entire image is covered.
Let the lacquer dry. I usually allow an overnight drying time. Cut the images out using scissors or a craft knife. Ta-da!! Drum roll!! There you have it—a permanent mask. Bonus: you can easily wipe off inks with a baby wipe.
Here are cards that I made using the masking technique and one of my 3D Crystal Lacquer permanent masks.
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Sunday, July 24, 2011
In the bottle cap itself, I used an image left over from my last "Film Noir" project. I covered the image with Yellow 3D Crystal Color Lacquer - Glitter Primary to give it a little sparkle. Once everything was dry (give it time to dry!), I glued the pieces together and applied a pin back.
A cool looking bead set into Glitter Violet 3D Crystal Color Lacquer.
Blue 3D Crystal Lacquer with Metallic Blue swirled in. Dolphin pieces were applied after the blue swirl layer dried.
The small fancy glass piece was left over from a prior project and had been stamped with the butterfly image. Not that you can tell from the image, but a layer of Pearl 3D Crystal Lacquerwas applied underneath. Then the glass piece, followed by the small square frame on top.
The image inside the cap is from Bottle Cap Images - Vintage Edition. Covered with a layer of3D Crystal Lacquer. I attached the crown using glue and used a bail at the bottom to add the pearl drop. All of the bails used for this project were from Sakura Craft.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
A close-up view
An example of various Design Papers I perused before selecting the one I used for this project.