Saturday, March 7, 2009

Dig Those Crazy Hats!

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Every day there will be new images to download so be sure and check back. If you miss any images just scroll down and click on the label "image collection".

Got Images?

I have been sharing images I have collected to use for my art with the ATC's list that I own on Yahoo. The dilemma was that there is only 100mg of space for files so it quickly filled up. (I had not even downloaded a quarter of my collection.) So in order to make room for new images I constantly had to delete the old ones. Newer members then missed out on the old images and I was not sure how to take care of that.

I have been thinking about it and I have decided to start sharing them here. There is much more space and anyone can access any image by going to the archives or clicking on the label. (image collection.)


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Magic With Corner Punches

I have a lot to show you on how to make punchart, so this is only the first in a series of videos on how to use punches. This first video shows you how to work with corner punches to make beautiful border lace and how to combine many different designs.

Be sure and check back because there will be more videos to follow. There will be videos on how to shade, inlay, re-punch, and sculpt the punch shapes as well as many other tips and tricks.

More Corner & Border Punching

I still have some more tricks up my sleeve so stick around and watch another video to learn more stuff about using corner and border punches.

The Perfect Photo Mat

If you have ever had trouble using those photo mount punches to get a photo mat that fits properly then you need to watch this video. You'll get a perfectly fitting photo mat every time. I guarantee it!

Punch Maintenance

If you're having trouble with your punches sticking or they are not cutting the paper cleanly then watch this video to get some help.

Punch Artistry Book

If your interested in learning more, here's my book on how to do the techniques in the videos above plus much more.
If you want to purchase a book please email me.

What's In My Drawers? (It must Be Wednesday)

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Yep... It's Wednesday again! These 2 "drawers" aren't really drawers at all, but to me they qualify because you have to open them to see what's inside. They are really like oversized floss or bead organizers. (Boy do I have a LOT of bead organizers, but that is another Wednesday.) I thought since my Yahoo group is having a necklace swap using the polymer clay faces they might like to see my stash that I keep. Every couple of months I break out all my molds, my clay, my metallic powders and I make more to replenish my stash. (That's about 12 more drawers.) The second organizer is just a bunch of miscellaneous metal pieces. It's all stuff like, gears, brads, sewing hook-n-eyes, and whatever else won't go with my other metal stashes.

Sunday Digital Download

To download click on the picture to get a full size image. Right click and "save to" your computer desktop or a folder of your choice.

Once again I forgot to download the digital designs on Sunday and my trusty reminder (Juliet) did not let me know. SORRY!!! Here they are so enjoy!