Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I had a picture of one of my good friends who lost his battle to cancer a few years back...it was just on my fridge in one of those clear plastic magnetic frames... It kept falling off and falling off ...so I decided to make a special frame honoring my dear friend. He loved dogs and had an irish setter and a golden retriever so i thought this image from Webster's pages was perfect... I tried to make it very distressed and weathered... I feel like it could use some more detail but maybe not... I would love feedback...
Monday, July 18, 2011
These were created for another swap on "The Scrap Beach".. I signed up for a spot in all three groups.. Vintage, Feminine and Nature. Hope you enjoy... These were a pain in the butt! LOL.. Maybe if I hadn't signed up for all three groups it wouldn't have been such a pain... I mean 18 dominos to alter is A LOT! Oh well lesson learned.
I wanted to create something different... I figured everyone would be using the same images from the G45 papers.. So I decided to combine some old Oz with the new... I found an image online of Dorothy and the rest of the gang from the original Wizard of Oz movie. So I fused their faces with the new paper line and waaa laa this is what I came up with.
To get this look from the bottlecaps I first flattened them using my cuttlebug.. (A platble, 2 B plates and I use a spellbinders rubber embossing mat) then I used black soot alcohol ink and changed them from silver to black. I then finished with antique gold rub n buff. On the tin man I sanded the bottlecap some to get some silver to show through. I punched holes in them with my crop o dile... then glued down the images. I used glossy accents to cover them and then added the jump rings and/or charms.
The background tag turned out soo cute.. I wish I would have made one for my own bottlecaps.. I used the same paper that I had cut the heads from for the bottlecaps. I then just positioned them back in place.. they look like bobble heads.. LOL. The base of the tag is corrugated cardboard... I painted it black with Metallic black paint and then filled in the gaps by painting with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst spray in Dark Chocolate Truffle. I love how it turned out.. its soo shimmery..yet grungy!
Overall I think they turned out pretty cool... I would love to know what you think.
Friday, June 10, 2011
I signed up for another steampunk ATC swap on Splitcoast stampers. For some reason when I do ATC's I can never do something simple. It ends up being this 25 step process!! Which that is fine if you are doing just ONE but SIX!! It just about killed me! LOL. But I am pleased with the outcome.
Technique: Base: heavy chipboard covered with a collage of different vintage book pages. I think distessed with Tim holtz distress inks, applied gesso, more distress inks, sprayed with Lindy's Starburst Sprays,(jumpin jivin purple and desert moon cactus gold) and then stamped a honeycomb stamp with gesso for texture, and then finally with staz on I stamped a vintage script across the top.
The dressform was also just chipboard covered with vintage book pages, I then inked with vintage photo distress inks, and sprayed with Lindy's Starburst Spray in "Jumpin Jivin purple". The dressform was then ran through the cuttlebug using the gears embossing folder. I then lightly painted the dressform with black acrylic paint and topped with antique gold rub and buff.
The butterflies were also made from vintage book pages, I inked and sprayed them then covered with glossy accents and added really watch gears and parts. The flower was painted with metallic acrylic paint a technique I saw Rina (Scrapstress) do on you tube. I then again added watch parts.
Thats the quick version of what I did... If you have any questions... feel free to ask away!