Tuesday, April 15, 2008
A Tuesday tip & our first guest artist...
Here's a GREAT tip, from my friend Lisa Visel. Attach a pop dot to your adhesive & insert a pin. Whenever you need to unclog the tip...the pin is right there where you need it. No more searching. Simple, cheap & VERY effective. THANKS Lisa! You're a genius!!
Now on to our first guest artist.......
Deborah Lewis was one of the winners in our Stampers Anonymous stamp giveaway last month. She actually got her stamp inky and was the first to send me a scan. She was also kind enough to include the instructions for creating this masterpiece.
It's fun to see how stamps can be used in so many ways.
Take a look at this.................Deborah's work of art...
Here's the instructions that she sent.
I stamped on white paper using the Stampers Anonymous stamp and color box pigment ink "Dune."
Then I used the liquid from my gold leafing pen and with a nib and highlighted areas of one of the squares in the stamp.
I pulled out my T!m Holtz Fragments for the first time and added some Glossy Accents to adhere it to the square. Using my craft knife I trimmed around the fragment.
Using my gold leafing pen I edged around the fragment.
I attached the rose clasp with super glue. I sealed the back with a layer of Glossy Accents, then added the lace and grundgeboard, gold leafed, pounded to death (w/ T!m's hammer) wings.
This is my pendent for a necklace and I'm going to use the other three to make them especially for my best friends.
I hope for my very first attempt it was okay. Thanks you to Wendy for pushing and teaching. Thanks to Michelle for the stamp. It's beautiful.
So are you impressed?? I am!! THANKS for sharing, Deborah!!
Whenever the other 3 winners are ready...send me a scan & you'll be the next guest artist!!
I'll be headed east on Friday to Absolutely Everything , in Topsfield Ma., for classes on Saturday & Sunday. We'll be playing with some fun stuff. Chipboard, fragments, grungeboard, stamps & ink. Kate & I have a fun weekend planned. If you're in the area, please stop by & visit.
*** Don't forget...if you'd like the sheer scallop card I made...leave a comment. We'll have another "scientific" drawing on Monday!
That's it for Tuesday.
Enjoy your day!