Friday, September 17, 2010

Buffalo or BUST!


YIPPEE...we're about to head out to Midway...I LOVE that airport...
they have a LIFE IS GOOD STORE = shop!

Here's a VERY QUICKIE tutorial...
this will take you like 5 minutes or LESS!
guaranteed...

Die cut MY NEW "clearly for art" using tim's alterations Sizzix tattered leaves die...

Use Ranger's jet black archival to stamp one side...
DRY with the heat-it tool...

make sure to work on your non stick craft sheet...

Use alcohol inks with the alcohol ink applicator & felt...
on the OPPOSITE side of the leaves to color them...
I used pesto and caramel...

archival ink removes alcohol ink...
but that's a technique for another day...

heat the "clearly for art" to soften...
shape...
bend...
make them dimensional...

TADA!!



These guys will be tied with twine to a jar candle for a quickie gift...

keep in mind that if you don't like the colors, alcohol blending solution will remove them & you can start all over...

The blending solution will also remove the archival ink, if you have a stamping oops...

The BEST thing about the "clearly for art" is that it can be reheated & reshaped multiple times...
until you are PERFECTLY happy with it...

AND...
it's rock solid...
very sturdy...doesn't chip or break...

it's simple, fun & fool proof...

More ideas to share next week...

Stay tuned...

until then...

make art... I WILL!
wendy
PS...I'm EXPECTING "clearly for art" to ship soon...
Believe me...I'll yell it from the roof top when it does...
or just post it here...

51 comments:

Helen said...

Beautiful leaves, but (sobs) I don't have your "clearly for art" yet as it hasn't hit the uk. sob!!
Have a great weekend, look forward to some more lovely art next week (Hopefully with things I can use, lol!!)

Nancy said...

LOVE this! LOVE IT!!!! Off to find where I can buy "clearly" 'cause I HAVE to have some!

Have a wonderful time in Buffalo!!

SusanK said...

Mine arrived from Stampers Anonymous earlier this week!!!! Love these leaves...and I don't have to rake them! LOL

Elaine A said...

Hi Wendy -

Love the leaves. Just "another" item I am waiting to be released, like the Art Parts. I am especially dying to get my hands on your spools (your chipboard ones I mean) - LOL!
Have fun in Buffalo!

Elaine Allen

Scrapthat said...

That clearly for Art looks super cool! TFS!

Debby said...

Wow those leaves are stunning! Need to place an order! I got my book and so far it is great. Need to read and then order some stuff.

Joanne said...

I can't wait to get my sticky fingers on this new product. The idea of it not breaking is a massive selling point.
Luv Joanne xx

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous. I can't wait to get those leaf dies in my hands.

Marijane said...

I can't wait to try this myself. I just purchased your "art parts" and "clearly for art" at my favorite stampers store, The Cottage Stamper in St. Charles, Illinois. I will definitely be trying this technique today with the tattered flowers (sadly, I haven't gotten the tattered leaves yet) but I'm sure the flowers will look sensational! At this point they don't carry your book, so will email you my order. Have a wonderful weekend!

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

Hi Wendy!
I LOVE these leaves!!! Oh my gosh Im getting so impatient to get my hands on all this stuff from Summer CHA.. Im an instant gratification girl!!! LOL.. so, patience I need! :) I love these ideas you always post.. you rock girl!! Have a great weekend!

Hugs
Dawn INN Michigan! :-)

Erika M. said...

Fabulous tutorial; have fun in Buffalo!

Kathy said...

Goody, goody can't await for the clearly for art.

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS!!! Need the Clearly for Art... like NOW!!! Please can you give them a nudge to get it across the pond asap... pretty please cos I so wanna play with it!!! Oh and I didn't want that die... now I have seen it used... mm, added to the wishlist... have a fabby time in Buffalo... wish I could be there! Hugs xx

Gloria said...

Don't have those dies nor clearly for art yet  but can't wait to try them out.

Sandra said...

these are beautiful!
Sandra

Anita said...

These are cool!

Helen said...

Since my earlier post, I have got home from work (yes, blogging at work, ahem) to find my falling leaves alterations in the post, yippee - and thanks for your tweet. Can't wait to play tonight now!

paperqueen said...

Awesome leaves!
I have my order in with SA, so now it's just a waiting game.
And I am such a patient soul. NOT!!!!
Have fun in Buffalo!
Eileen in NYC

Liz in MO said...

Wow, I guess I missed this product, looks super duper cool though, will definately try to find some.

Liz in MO said...

Wow, I guess I missed this product, looks super duper cool though, will definately try to find some.

Liz in MO said...

Wow, I guess I missed this product, looks super duper cool though, will definately try to find some.

Larissa Heskett said...

AWESOME!! Is all that I can say!! I so totally can't wait to get some and play with all of the possibilities!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!! Have a GREAT WEEKEND!! Don't spoil those girls too much tough!! =) Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for next week, just know it will be GREAT!!

Shawn Caro said...

Wowwee! I love this stuff. Great tutorial. Thanks --I must find some and quick. Shawn

Denise said...

Oh, Wendy...thanks for another great project. I love your leaves. Can't wait to try it out. :D

sue said...

Great tutoral I will be watching for this product. How is your brother doing?
Sue

Plume said...

This is so incredible! Just beautifull and what is that product?

jill said...

Well...the leaves are simply amazing!
and so are YOU!!! Can't wait for the Clearly for Art....I need to get a second job!

Anonymous said...

clearly i need clearly art. clearly i've missed hearing about this new incredible product. clearly i need to pay more attention. thanks for the quickie tutorial! :)

Deb Smith said...

Can't WAIT to get my hands on some Clearly for Art (and other Arts Parts) soon. Glad to hear they will be shipping. Have a safe flight and hope to see you soon!!

papillon said...

not seen the clearly for art here in Belgium yet, i will get my shop to order them! this looks just great. thanks for sharing :)

Karen said...

They are gorgeous - Love the colours. Can't wait to get the 'Clearly'. Already got the die on order :)

And my verification word is 'diess': Die, dies ... Doesn't 'diess' just mean even more of them? lol

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The leaves look stunning Wendy :-)
Have fun while you 'shuffle off to Buffalo' - ooh that sounds like a good title for a song LOL
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Just in case anyone's wondering - see this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UJ9p2bdJPY&feature=related

Lori said...

Ooo, kewl! That plastic will be SO awesome for flowers...I can't wait!!!

jan said...

WOW WENDY! Can't wait to try it, your leaves are gorgeous!

jan said...

PS. I can see clearly now!

Linda said...

I so want to try this. Love the look!

buglady said...

Lovely leaves. When did you say this product would be shipping! I can see lots of items made from something you can mold and make three dimensional!
Aloha, Kate

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Can't wait to get my inky fingers on this stuff, today would be a good day, lol! My books came, signed by you today! thanks so much GF! huggerz

Brenda said...

Wendy...just want to say thank you for a great class today....it was awesome. And please please please let us know when "clearly for art" is available....what a fab product.

Kathy Eddy said...

OMG, these are just beautiful! I also got my book in the mail toady! Yeah! Going upstairs to crawl in bed with it soon.Thanks for the extremely fast service!

michelle said...

I love those leaves there are beyond cool. . .

Sandi M said...

These are amazing! I hope the stores have this now - I want some!

WheatLDee said...

Loved making art with you Wendy! Your class was fun and you made it easy. It was a joy to meet you- safe travels.
Melissa

Etta said...

Gotta LOVE this product! Beautiful leaves!!!

RMarija said...

wow! does this stuff trump shrink plastic? definitely need to get this product into my hands! love the dimensionality of it!

cheryl12108 said...

i had to come by and say thanks for the great class on sunday. love my art piece. had fun getting my fingers inky.

Julie said...

Where can I find out how to use the "clearly for art"? Do you have a demo some where using this product? Love those leaves!!! Fall is in the air!!!

Tona said...

LOVE those leaves!
I just got back from a trip & see that your book has arrived...off to send you an email ;)

wearestampers said...

Just beautiful!

Vicki Romaine said...

I am fascinated with your clearly for art. Please post some additional projects and info about it. Also, is there anyone in the US carrying it?