here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
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Monday, March 18, 2013

more Clearly for Art info & a winner...

thanks so very much 
for all the sweet comments 
about the last post...
I sincerely appreciate them!

here's a little more Clearly for Art scoop...

steel ruled dies cut the CFA easily...
so that means the big fat Sizzix dies...

the thin dies do not...

I've not found any punches that are strong enough to cut thru the material...

I've broken several punches...
DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!
lol...

it cuts easily with scissors...

a gal asked about embossing the CFA...

remember in the last post I said that every time you heat the material it goes completely flat...
so, you would loose the embossed pattern...

HOWEVER...

 emboss it, 
then heat it...

the strong adhesive on the metal foil tape will hold the embossing...
even when you heat it to shape it!

it's pure & simple...
magic!

so the flower below is metal foil tape, 
OVER the CFA...

I stamped my flower stamps on the CFA side (the back) 
and cut this out with tim's tonic scissors...
simple...


one thing to keep in mind...

heated metal gets HOT...
so use caution...

and a little tip...

***remove the backing paper from the metal foil tape in small sections, when applying it to the CFA...***
or any other surface...
***don't take off the whole sheet of backing paper at once***

that adhesive is really strong...

TRUST ME!



how would you stamp on the Clearly for Art whiteout?

with Ranger's jet black archival...
just remember to dry it...

I used it below on the whiteout...
with my plaid background and the polka dots...

the largest layer is the largest tattered florals flower...
the 2 smaller are the same as the flower above...


and what inks would show up on the Clearly for Art blackout?

I like to use the metallic dabbers...
LOVE the gold & silver the best...

so I stamped the flower below with the gold dabber, 
onto the blackout...
***just remember to 
clean your stamp before the paint dries***...

cut out the flower...
heat to shape & you end up with this cute black flower...



my next experiment (when I have a few minutes to spare)
is to use the new distress paints for stamping on the CFA...

I have a ***feeling*** this is going to be fun...
with a whole different effect...
I'll be trying them on all 3 flavors of the CFA...


CONGRATS to the winner 
of tim's tattered floral die...

it's going to...

Blogger Larissa Heskett said...

Fantastic,
just the inspiration I needed for today. Thanks for showing us what you did and for the chance to win!! Have a Fabulous weekend!! =)
March 15, 2013 at 8:00 PM
 

and SURPRISE...

I thought it was so cool that many people left a comment, 
telling me they already had the die...

so...

I'll be sending 2 random people a copy of my book #7...

CONGRATS to...
Blogger Beejay said...
Thanks so much Wendy for all the great techniques. I enjoyed watching a great demo of yours at CHA. Love your stamps!
March 16, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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and to...


Blogger SusanK said...

Love your use of the Tattered Florals die cuts with CFA! That stuff is simply amazing!!!!!
March 15, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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please email me with your shipping info & we'll get these 
postal!

wbv1213@me.com

here's a little conversation from our breakfast this morning...

Rick...remember, we have to leave tomorrow. The guys will 
be here @ 7am to install a new furnace & AC...
we won't have heat for 6 to 7 hours...

Me...what color is it?
I sure hope it's cute...

Rick...major eye roll...it's a bloody FURNACE...

somedays he thinks I'm nuts! oh well...

gotta run...

I leave you with this thought...

and another example of the tattered florals die 

used again 

with the Clearly for Art...



ALWAYS...
be yourself and...

make art!
wendy


22 comments:

Scrapthat said...

Very cool Wendy! I love the black stamping on the white flower but since archival comes in such a range of colors you could have a TON of fun with that! :D
I also love the gold on the black!
TFS Wendy! Awesome Art today :D

Redanne said...

Many congrats to all the lucky winners! Thank you for all the really useful tips and techniques. Just bought the gold dabber to stamp one of your butterflies onto black CFA. BTW, I would have asked the same question about the furnace - tee hee.... Hugs, Anne x

Mallrat said...

Congrats to the winners ! You are so generous Wendy .. you rock !!! Love the projects, the metal foil flower is sooooooo cool.

Helen said...

Well done to the winners! Your conversation with Rick did make me laugh!!!

Wilma said...

Congrats to all the lucky winners.
Wendy , love love the projects thank you so much for sharing.

Lori said...

Mmm mmm, love me some metal tape on CFA..I love how it turns out..note to self..do that tonight..lol... Love all your samples here..That's good stuff, Clark!! lol
Best of luck with the furnace/A/C! The ductwork is kinda shiny and pretty though...would take alcohol inks nicely, I think...

Dorothy said...

Very cool Wendy!!

Vic said...

Loving all your flowers and I love my CFA! Congrats to the winners.

Kathi said...

Congrats to the winners! Enjoy your goodies.

WOW!!!! I love those flowers. Now I need to score some CFA.

Wanda H said...

LOL!!!! That conversation between you and Rick is soooo funny!!!! It'll keep me chuckling all day!!!! Wonderful projects!!! Congrats to the winners!!!

Marilyn said...

That conversation you had with your DH is just too funny, Wendy! I bet it's gray and if the AC unit is outside, which I know it will be, as ours is...you could decorate it! Maybe...Make Art!!! What do ya think??? LOL!!!

Debby said...

Do stay warm. This so called spring we are having is really bad! It was just snowing a bit ago! Thanks for all the ideas you have shared.

SusanK said...

Oh wow! What a super duper way to end the day! It's been gray, dreary, chemo & radiation and possible problems so this will definitely pick me up! Thank you!!! And congrats to the other winners!

Julie Steed said...

You always share such great tips and techniques - thank you! I hope your furnace is cute, too. :)

Claudine C. said...

Thanks for the tips of CFA Wendy, I love the stuff!! I need to take out some stock in it, it's good!!!

sue said...

So many ways to use Clearly for Art. I could play all day.

Rea' said...

These projects are so amazing... I gotta go back and reread... I read in my sleep at 3 a.m. the post prior to this ... LOL ! I missed a day I tried to make two days out of one... had so much to do I did not get my "Me" time... so I tried it at 3 a.m. ( I actually got up, and did a couple of layouts). Made for a Looooooooong day, but worth it !!

Ava Gavloski said...

wendy, your designs are truly exceptional and very creative, thanks for sharing the love of the industry.
ava g

Sandra said...

love visiting!
Sandra ltb

jan said...

Great tips Wendy, thank you!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Ooooh! You need to make a kit out of that last project! Very cool! I love my phrenology head stamp I got with the other kit ... I want to use it on everything!

Mooffie said...

Gotta have a go with the metal foil!!! What about metallic brilliance inks on the black CFA...I shall report back! Thanks Wendy! TTFN Ruth