Or, I should say, former wooden fence posts were what we used to make little goodies for our Scramp Camp attendees. KJ's wonderful husband (Mike) cut their old fence posts into wooden houses for us to decorate - specifically in the style/likes of one of the attendees. After washing and sanding, I used a coat of gesso to start with a more uniform background.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I was finishing several projects (and making a quick card or two) this past weekend. After stamping an image, I placed my stamp down on my work surface. Actually, I placed it inked image side down on an acrylic block. It left an image on my block. So...I thought, why not try using the acrylic block as a mirror image stamp? The image is not super clear, but it made for an interesting effect. I think that using the larger blocks (stamped) would make for an interesting background!
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Wow - it has been very busy around here! I had wanted to post earlier in the week, but did not have much time. I had a lot of fun making houses for Scramp Camp. These were from a Club Scrap kit in which you can put little battery operated lights.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I have been taking a couple of on-line classes in recent months. I really like them- especially as you can take the at your most convenient times. One of the more recent was with Christy Tomlinson. She had a great "texture" stamp tip - use the bottom of a flip flop! Some have interesting soles, and can give a fun background texture to projects. I must say I find myself turning over cheap flip flops to see if I would like the pattern!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
was the theme for this year's Scramp Camp. My co-hostesses and I decided to spend the fee on a guest instructor at a local community clubhouse rather than at a hotel conference room. Since we planned to rent KJ's "Ranch House", we wanted to spiff it up a bit and go with a house (maison) theme. Part of the decorations were these mini paper houses from Club Scrap. They came in several color combinations, although we used the Halloween kits. KJ and Mariana kept to the Halloween theme (for the most part).
I will show the remainder in my next post!
I will show the remainder in my next post!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
While I was at Scramp Camp, we swapped out our latest round of Elements ATC's. The above card is nickel (a Buffalo head nickel is in the hand). The second element I did in this swap was Silicon:
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I was recently attending (as well as co-hosting) out West Coast group's annual "Scramp Camp". We had arranged for Maryjo McGraw to fly out and teach a couple of classes on Saturday. While making a collage in the first class, we need to tear some background paper. Not wanting a scissor cut edge, I grabbed for my ruler to tear a deckle type edge. Unfortunately, I could not find it at the moment. The next best thing - an acrylic stamp block! Worked like a charm!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I will be teaching a Halloween Treat box class just in time for the holiday! It will be a quick one hour class at A Work of Heart Studio in Willow Glen.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
I will be doing a 2 part scrap class at A Work of Heart in Willow Glen. I will be teaching a 2 page layout class using a variety of media and techniques, including heat embossing, resists, stamping on acetate and punches/die cuts. Below is the layout :
The dates of the class are: September 21 and 28 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. For more information, click here.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I love using Ranger products on projects, cards, and scrapbook pages. One of my favorite background techniques is using Alcohol Inks. Usually, these work best on metals and coated papers, like glossy card stock. Did you know that you can use alcohol inks on porous materials as well? I learned this tip in a Tim Holtz class: use silver Dabber Paint to seal the grunge board or porous material. Once it is dry, feel free to alcohol ink away!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
This post is a bit of a Scramp Camp tease! I have been working on some projects that I cannot share until after September 9th (the first day of Scramp Camp). The photos are a bit fuzzy as I had to get a close-up so as not to give anything away!