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|Posted on June 18, 2020 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
We are continuing on with our adventures with Distress Resist Spray with part 5 in the series. If you would like to read previous parts you can find them here on the blog, just enter Distress Resist in the search bar above.
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|Posted on June 16, 2020 at 5:30 AM||comments (0)|
This was going to be the final part of the mini-series on using Distress Resist Spray. But since playing around with lots of other mediums and papers I have discovered some more ways to use this spray, so the mini-series...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 14, 2020 at 5:35 AM||comments (0)|
Continuing our mini-series on using Distress Resist Spray, here are a couple more techniques for you. I purposefully shied away from just doing the basic background first, as it seems so obvious but I had better cover it, as it is probably the mos...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 13, 2020 at 5:05 AM||comments (0)|
The tiny butterfly will feature in the next post!
Today is part 2 of this mini-series on using Distress Resist Spray. There are many different ways to use this product but I am just cov...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 12, 2020 at 4:20 AM||comments (0)|
Today I am taking a break from the '52 Cards' series as we are now almost half way through and instead, I am posting the first part of a mini-series that I have wanted to do for some time. I love the Tim Holtz/Ranger products and they fea...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 9, 2020 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
Today's card features the Crumpled Tissue Distress background featured on the blog a few years ago. You can read up on it on the link below but I have summarised the main steps with photos again below.This was a technique I stumbled upon and was so happy with the results that I wrote a blog about it. Any...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 5, 2020 at 7:55 AM||comments (0)|
A very simple but really pretty card with a lot of texture today. A simple stamped and embossed background provides the backdrop for a single bloom. The wording is embossed with Hero Arts 'Old French Writing' and embossed in silver embossing powder. The flower stamp is from Stampin Up and was stamped ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 2, 2020 at 10:00 PM||comments (0)|
Today's card is a bit more complicated than usual but I think the four step process of distress oxide background, stencilling, inking and stamping on microscope slides, is worth it to get this interesting, textured and 3D effect. The topic is 'Mosaic' and the techniques are:
|Posted on June 2, 2020 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
Just posted three more digital wording stamps in the Member's section of the site. They are in both JPEG and PNG format and you can resize as you wish!
|Posted on June 2, 2020 at 3:35 AM||comments (0)|
Today's card features a couple of different techniques. There is also a small story behind how this one came to be about. I have been clearning out my parent's old house and unearthed all kinds of things, one of which was some lovely old music books.
|Posted on May 31, 2020 at 6:05 AM||comments (0)|
Here is a round up of the projects we have covered so far! We have been using lots of different techniques and materials. If you have been making your own please do consider sharing by uploading to the Photo Gallery, adding a link underneath this or any of the blog posts or on Facebook. Thanks for...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 31, 2020 at 6:05 AM||comments (0)|
I just love the technique used with today's card. As always, the background inspired the topic, with warm reds and browns with some orange and yellow too. This time I used my Distress Stains instead of the Oxides and as always with these products there is rarely a result that you can't ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 29, 2020 at 11:30 AM||comments (0)|
If you wanted to join in with the series, ' 52 Cards of Anything But Grey' but don't have a spare pack of playing cards around., I have uploaded a template with a page of cards of the exact same size for you to use. These make perfect sized mini art pieces which you can just mat and layer up and then afix to a greetings card, a tag, or just put them in a display case or album as I have done. Check the member's pages for the template.
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|Posted on May 28, 2020 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
Today's project is focussing on the technique rather than the topic and this is a well known one which is great fun. If you have some ink and some embossing powder that is pretty much all you need here. The topic is 'Pastels' and the techniques and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 28, 2020 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
Just to say I will be uploading some digital word images as we go through the '52 Cards of Anything But Grey' series. You might find them useful if you are following along and even if you are not!. The first word freebie is a JPG and PNG file for the word 'DREAM' which you can resize as you wish. I'll upload more of these, all in the Veteran Typewriter Font from time to time, so if you want it, just join up to the site and visit the 'FREE STUFF' pages.Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
I am really enjoying producing this series of individual mini art projects. Each piece can be completely different and yet use the same types of materials and techniques.Today's topic in the '52 Cards of Anything But Grey' seriesRead Full Post »
|Posted on May 27, 2020 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
Today's topic 'Sunset' was again inspired by the background created with Distress Oxides. The dusty worn effect you get from these inks creates just the most perfect backgrounds to w...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 25, 2020 at 6:55 AM||comments (0)|
Another beautiful background for you today. This is a tried and tested technique that can be used to create a lovely palette on which to mount anything. I have loved the magic having the stamped image being revealed for as long as I have been crafting.The topic is 'Fairies' and the techniques and s...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 24, 2020 at 7:50 AM||comments (0)|
Today's card in the '52 Cards of Anything But Grey' series is a bit more of an arty affair. The image of the face is widely available on the web as public domain and in fact Hampton Arts made a stamp out of it. I really like it because it seems to convey so many different emotions ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 23, 2020 at 6:15 AM||comments (0)|
After a break the series is back! With a break for various life crisis, including thinking I must be dying with coronavirus, with all the classic symptoms, I have managed to drag myself back into the craft den to do what I love to do the most. I won't bore with the details but I a...Read Full Post »