Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AIR project for August - Upcycle

Hi All

We AIR team member doing UPCYCLE this month.
First, I looked around my place, no problem to find some junks to be flipped (LOL) at the end, decided to pick old wooden frame which was not in use, plane pine wood.

This is how it looks now.

Stupid me... forgot to take picture of "before", but you can imagine what it was look like from following procedure.


Sponge StazOn Jet Black on to the frame.  Uneven coat is OK.

Sponging with StazOn is done 

Paint All Purpose Ink - Black Pearl with brush.  Allow to dry completely.

Cut out PHOTO Element as many as you like.

Apply Creative Medium on backside of the PHOTO Element

Adhere to the frame.  Apply more coat of Creative Medium as varnish Let it dry

Cut frame size chipboard.  Also cut foam board to frame opening size.
Adhere together

Wrap the chipboard/foam board layers with fabric.
Secure all 4 sides with tape

Set in the frame 

Add jute ribbon, simply tape it on the back.
For the cabinet knobs, drill holes and set.



StazOn - Jet Black
All Purpose Ink - Black Pearl
Creative Medium
Ink Blushers
Photo Elements

I'm so happy to make the abandoned old frame into new look and use.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Jumbo Dauber work station - Finally!!

You may know I'm Jumbo Dauber lover.  For sponging, backgrounding, spreading, stippling, whatever, I take my Jumbo Dauber first, and it works most of the time.

As a result, I store them a lot, and organizing them nice has been my dream for long time, and now my dream come true.

Tie & Belt holder from local Home Depot, about 8 bucks.

Hold 1 dz. of Jumbo Dauber, woo hoo!
Good thing is, this rack stands by itself. Of course I can hang it on the wall with enclosed screws/anchors.
I can bring it on my working table when I need it, I LOOOOOOVE it

Can be used up-side down, LOL
Seriously, It stands more stable, also putting in and out from the rails is easier.

Also, I can put Dew Drop ink pads & the Jumbo Daubers.
Isn't it nice?

I've found Ink Sweepers can be placed. A-Ha!

If the Dew Drops are only thing, 2 pads can be placed each rails.

As you can see, the Ink Sweepers can be stand vertically.

I believe there more way to use...  maybe belts and ties can be stored, LOL

I'm extremely happy with this discovery!  Hope this idea inspires you.

Until next time    

Sunday, August 17, 2014

AIR project for August - Invitation

Hi all

This time, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko AIR's theme is "INVITATION".
I'm so happy to use my favorite John Tenniel's white rabbit.



Imagine Crafts/Tsukneko
Brilliance Graphite Black
Memento Desert Sand, Potter's Clay, Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, Bahama Blue
Ink Portion No.9
Jumbo Dauber

May Arts ribbon
Die - Penny Black Petals, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four  and Labels Fourteen
Embossing folders

Stamp - Crafty Secret 


Stamp the image on Water Color Paper

Use the Ink Potion No.9 as blender 

Apply ink on pallet and color the image

Acrylic block is used as palette

Coloring is done

Die cut the colored image.

Sponging edges using the die

Die cut background lattice (Penny Black) and panel (Spellbinders Label 14)

Adhere chipboard and black card stock, then cut in half

Adhere lattice to brown card stock

Assemble card

Thank you for watching!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Penny Black flowers with Copic coloring


I'm in love with this stamp since I saw it at CHA. Finally I could open the bag and ink it up!
I'll try to make a few more cards with this elegant image.

Today, I stamped the image with Memento London Fog.
Start coloring Copic markers.

Leaves Copic
B000,  G000, G00, YG03, YG06,YG95,

and flowers  RV02, RV06, Y08,  BV00, BV02

Then stamp sentiment with Brilliance Graphite Black

For finishing touch, glue pearls at petal bottoms, then assemble the card.  

I'll try make more!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Memento + water coloring

After my last project, still wanted to try more water coloring with Memento. 

Stamp (Penny Black) flowers with Memento Desert Sand.
Masking technique is used here
then start coloring with Memento Rose Bud 

Add some shade with Memento Lilac Posies and a tiny bit of Nautical Blue.
Flower centers are Cantaloupe & Potter's Clay

Sentiment stamp (Penny Black) with Brilliance Graphite Black.

Well, I'm not so happy with the result because these ink was too blurred.. I assume watercolor paper will be better instead of regular card stock.   Hope I can revenge this soon.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

With one stamp - continued

Still working on the same stamp.

This one, several colors of Memento are used with water to color.

Main motif is stamped over the background with VersaFine Onyx Black.

some pearls added for finishing touch


As a result of water coloring on regular cardstock, the paper got warped very bad.

To fix this, I used die-cutting machine to press it.  
Spellbinder's Grand Calibur with embossing plate/foam worked great!

Friday, August 1, 2014

With one stamp

I'm making some card samples which can tell how versatile the stamps are.
With just one stamp, can make many many different expressions.

Stamp with different types and colors of ink
Adding some shades to make the pattern more dimentional

Added panel and embelishment to finish

Almost same construction with above card. Different colors, different shading and different layout.

This one is much more simple.

Keep going, I'll play with these stamps.  Will update more samples.

Credit:  All stamps - Something Tattered
All inks - Tsukineko (NEON, Versafine, Memento)
and some colored pencils