Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Clearly for Art tutorial...

let's start today with the winner of the final stamp set...

congrats to...

whity631 Mon Aug 08 18:31:54 UTC 2011


What A fab set! I love quote stamps and these ate must haves!

please email your shipping info to
wbv1213@me.com

ok...
boo hoo...I have no more stamps to give away...

but I do have a little tutorial for ALL of you instead...

I *mentioned* that you might need a hemostat in the near future...

here's why...

this is from a project in my new book...

I show you how to make sturdy flower centers with Clearly For Art Blackout...

if you want to play along...

cut BLACKOUT to 1 inch x 1 1/4 inches, then cut to fringe as shown in the photo, making the cuts about 1/8th of an inch apart


★use the hemostat to hold the Blackout on the far right edge & heat the Blackout at the base. when warm, wind around the hemostat as tightly as possible.


★use the hemostat to hold the rounded base & heat the fringed area. when softened, shape to create the flower center as shown in the photo.


***remember that CFA can be reheated & reshaped as needed***


if you don't like the result...heat it & reshape it again...

my first try was UGLY!


DO NOT TRY THIS without a hemostat...
you WILL BURN your fingers...
the piece you are working with is small...

also keep in mind that heated metal gets VERY HOT...
so please be careful...

the hemostat is key & makes it very easy & safe...


it should look like this...



★make a hole in the Blackout flower large enough to accommodate the flower center


★trim off excess flower center to the desired height, leaving it long enough to be pushed into the art parts flower...




and here's what it looks like in another project...
I used the larger hole maker on the CropADile to make the hole in the art parts flower...



this will work with any of the CFA colors...

you can use tim's alcohol inks to color the CFA Whiteout or the clear CFA...
you can stamp on the CFA first, with Ranger's archival ink...

cut the tips more pointy...

cut them on an angle...

cut them any length you need...

there are LOTS of possibilities...

and the best part is that this is a strong,
very sturdy flower center that won't get smashed or squished!

try it! let me know how you liked it!

I'm expecting some good news this week that I *think* will make you happy...

please stay tuned...
I'll be back when I KNOW FOR SURE!

until then...

it's back to KIT CENTRAL for me...

I hope YOU can...

make art!
wendy
PS>>> I HAVE NOT heard from the winner I announced yesterday...

32 comments:

Sandi M said...

That is a clever idea and cool effect that you ended up with for the flower center. Hmm, wondering if my mother the retired nurse still has those hemostats that were always in our house growing up.

Linda R said...

I love when you have surprises coming BUT hate to wait ;-) Thanks for the great tutorial, gotta try this and guess what - I already have a hemostat!!!! Who knew the tool I used to remove a tick from my tiny 4 lb. dog would bloom flowers?

Dorothy said...

Thanks for tutorial!!! That's awesome!!
Looking forward to the news!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Oh, love it!! Gotta try this for sure!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Eileen said...

Great tutorial! I've done just that (minus the heat) with paper, but using CFA is just soooo much better! thanks, Wendy!

SusanK said...

What a neat idea! Where do you find a good hemostat? The ones I've seen in local stores are so flimsy they cross instead of hold.

Roxanne said...

Can't wait to try this technique!

Marijane said...

Thanks for the tutorial - great technique! I ordered my hemostats (I got two to use like clamps) from Simon Says Stamps and they seem pretty good to me. I will give this technique a try today.

Cathy L. said...

I'm taking your class Saturday, can't wait to meet you. Cathy

Lori said...

Clever idea, love this as a flower center, very cool!

papillon said...

simple, but awesome! i'll use this one that's for sure. Thanks for sharing :)

Bunny Vance said...

Love your flower and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE clearly for art!
Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
Bunny

ellen vargo said...

LOVE this look! Will definitely need to try that SOON. Can't wait to hear your news! Seems to be lots of that coming from your world lately! Makes me *happy* that good things are happening for you. :) Have a great day!

Ellen xx

StampDancer said...

This looks fun! And just what I need. I ordered the hemostats but are still waiting for them to arrive.

Helen said...

What a great tut! LOVE that flower....
I can't believe someone has failed to claim the prize..... Congrats to today's winner - and all the earlier ones too who I see are already creating great things.

sue said...

Thanks for the tip. I have my hemostats ready to go.

Vic said...

Oh, I love that flower center! Gotta get my tools out. Can't wait for your surprise!

Cher said...

luv the centers! gotta try... hope the winner claims their prize..if not I will send my addy LOLOL...xo

Debby said...

Thanks for the info on how to make this flower center. Looks cool. Have to get one of those gripper things. LOL

texasbarb said...

Gotta give this a try. Got my Hemostat standing by. HA...made a poem...LOL!!!

Thanks for the tutorial. I can't wait to play!!

And thanks for the opportunity to dream for a bit with the give-aways. I didn't win but want to congratulate all those who did. Maybe next time....

Heidi said...

Love it! It looks so great. The best part is being able to change the color for different flowers.

Tona said...

Another great idea!

Sandra said...

how cool is that? Thanks for sharing.
Sandra ltb

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS WENDY!! I enjoyed the tutorial!! =) THANKS for all of the GIVEAWAYS and CONGRATS to all of the winners!! =) I look forward to getting my hands on some of these products!! =) I also look forward to hearing your good news!! I LOVE GOOD NEWS!! THANKS AGAIN and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Hel said...

Thanks for the fun.....and hope of winning....lol. Love the tutorial.

Dawn B. said...

So sorry I didn't respond timely, have been I'll. Thank u so so much for this giveaway and I am more excited than I can say to be the proud owner of one of the new sets. Plus, my birthday is this week and I don't believe any other present will top this. :-).
Thanks again Wendy for being so generous and such a great inspiration!

Dawn B. said...

Wonderful tutorial. I can't wait to get my hands on some of the new art parts. I'm still working on using up 12 packs of the spools, eight cake plates, and many more that I used as table decoration at my daughter's graduation party. Not a problem though! :-)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Stunning art Wendy :-) thanks for ideas on how to work with CFA
Anne x

jan said...

You are so very clever Wendy! Great ideas, lovely art!

Scrap2day said...

Wow...Your ideas are so unique! I love your blog!

Karenliz said...

What a great idea! There are endless possibilites for flower centers with CFA!

Bethan said...

INGENIOUS! must give it a go. it just gives another dimension to the flower.