Saturday, July 30, 2011
You now have a beautiful and unique embellishment to add to your layout or card. If you ever day dreamed about being a fashion designer one day, now's the perfect time to bring those great designs to life.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Paint Brush handle
Tattered Floral Die
Mini sun punch
These make a perfect embellishment for any layout or card. You can also play around with the petals for some variation or use multiple colour mists. The starburst punch also make a great center instead of the sun shapes. This is what Lisa used in her version.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Brass mini hinge
Clean felt pad
Hot glue gun
Vintage brads would also be perfect for these and would eliminate the need to the hot glue gun as you could attach your hinges to your project with the brads. You may want something more playful in mind, in which case use brighter colours and playful accents. I always favour vintage styled embellishments but you can apply the basic idea of the technique to your personal style. These would add an extra special touch to your project and at a cost of less than $1 for my set, you can afford to experiment.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
You can be playful and paint your butterflies multiple colours or if you favour a more whimsical style then use some soft pastel shades. Adding glass beads to the paste is another great way to create colourful patterns without using paints.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Clipart image or patterned paper image
I chose to ink the edges of my faux postage stamp with some vintage photo distress ink and then cover it with a couple of layers of beeswax to add to the vintage look. I used my stamp on an steampunk style ATC but these will make a perfect addition to any crafting project. The best part is that you get to choose your own image and size stamp.
SNR are open to submissions for all skill levels and paper crafting styles. There are some fun calls to choose from or you're welcome to simply submit something under the "Strut your stuff" category which is open to all styles.
Some of the calls for August are
Camping/The Great Outdoors
Color of the Month: Yellow
From a Childs Perspective
Just the Two of Us
Cartoon Caption/ Monsters
I Love You
Stamps - These can be added to any project type.
Harlequins & Paisleys
Maybe you'd like to have some fun with some Mixed Media projects. Here's the themes for August
ATC's - Vintage school or Strut your Stuff
Tags - Love and Romance
Inchies/Twinchies - Dry Embossed bg
Mini Albums - Strut Your Stuff
For the Digital Scrappers this is what's up for August
My Summer Vacation
Style: Photo-less pages
For details on each call please go HERE
Hope to see some of your work in the next issue.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Brass number from your local harware store
Espresso and black Alcohol ink
Copper and gold mixatives
3mm organza ribbon
Hot glue gun
Don't be afraid to experiment. Because you're using alcohol ink as a colour medium on metal, all you need to completely remove the ink is some blending solution. I first tried using a combination of stonewash blue and clover green ink. I wasn't crazy about the result so I removed the ink and started all over.