Saturday, August 20, 2011

Of Surf And Sand

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Friday, August 19, 2011

A Token Of Appreciation

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Old MacDonald Had A farm

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E-I-E-I-O.......

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WOW (What's On my Worktable)

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So this is actually my "guest " table where people who come to visit can sit and work at. It is currently filled with stuff I need to pack for the upcoming CREATE convention I am going to in Chicago. If any of you are going I am taking the following classes so be sure and look me up and give a holler. 

Binding The Unbindable
Fragile Fusion Mixed Media Book
Birds Gone Wild
Charming Sheet Metal Pendants
Distress Ink Is Amazing
Altoid Tin Treasure
Timeless Connections




This is my actual worktable and I just started these last night. I have done this technique before using chipboard (this time I used grungeboard) and metal heat duct tape. Instead of painting it with acrylic and wiping it off this time I used alcohol ink like Tim has done on several occasions. What made me want to try it again was the fact that I saw another blog where the lady used clear rock candy crackle paint to coat the tiles. It gives this very cool effect that is pretty subtle but so very cool looking. 




Here's a better view of the tiles I managed to make last night before bed. I am thinking I might want to make some ATC's to trade on the Tim Holtz cruise like the larger one with gears. The others will probably end up as necklaces. Notice the one that appears to have white on it. That was done with the new Snow Cap mixative that just came out. 





Here are 2 really good macro close-ups of 2 of the tiles. The large gear one didn't crackle at all and the one tile with the Snow Cap mixative on it was still drying. I used Crackle accents on the larger one and I have never had good luck with that working. (The others I used Clear Rock Candy Crackle paint.)




These are something I did a few days ago to add on the steampunk canvas frames I have been working on. It is the first time I have worked with 2 part resin and it was a lot easier then I thought. (Except for one thing I didn't count on.) The 2 gauges are for the canvas frames and the bingo markers were what I did with the resin I had left over. (They are done in little plastic bingo markers from a 60's game.)

So what is the thing that I didn't count on? (Take a look below.)




I found it's a good idea to cover your resin until it has cured for a while. You see Dexter's fur is very fine  and it floats all on it's own all over the house. One managed to find it's way to the resin and stuck firmly in the center of it. Straight on, the gauge looks fine but if you tilt it to catch the light the slight pucker from the fur shows up really well. 




Fortunately the others were fur free and turned out flawless. 




Looks just like glass. (AHHHHH... I love it when a plan comes together.) 



Look at the nice domed effect on this one. That can be achieved by pouring it a teensy bit over the top of the rim. The resin is thick enough that it won't spill over the side if you stop at the right height. 

What The World Needs Is More Hats

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Yup we need more women in hats. It seems like life was more simple and civilized when women (& men) wore hats almost every day.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Flying About The Town

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Monday, August 15, 2011

From The Knees Up

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Digital Download

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Here's a bunch of eyelets and brads that I designed to go with the paper collections I posted a while ago. For some reason I never posted them with the collection but now that has been rectified.

Elegant In Black & White

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