School's just around the corner and you're never too old to try new techniques. I have to admit I was scratching my head wondering what on Earth I was going to post for today. So when in doubt pull out some and start altering away. Thank goodness I had a million Gelli prints in my paper stash to choose from. The beauty of making your own Gelli prints is that you will always have original one of a kind prints to use at your disposal which makes anything you make with them your very own. Then it was just a matter of cutting and pasting papers onto the tags and adding some embellishments. I'm loving those gears - especially the little ones with a little paint added to them - to use in place of the reinforced holes of the tags. My favorite tag so far is the letter C with Mr Lamb professor from the AlteredPages Curiosity of Nature collage sheet.
We are SO Proud to present Dina Wakley with her ART and February Tip (oops, she says she is totally disorganized, so there is HOPE for all of us!)
Dina Wakley is a mixed-media artist and teacher. She loves everything about art: creating it, thinking about it, looking at it, and teaching it. Dina is passionate about teaching art. She teaches both in-person and online workshops. She is a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum, where she gives tours to school groups and gets kids excited about art. As a Ranger Signature Designer, Dina designs a line of mixed-media art supplies that includes acrylic paints, mediums, brushes, rubber stamps, stencils, and more. Look for the Dina Wakley Media Line by Ranger at a store near you. Dina's books Art Journal Freedom and Art Journal Courage are available now. Also look for three new North Light DVDs starring Dina, available this month: "Art Journal Mark Making and Throwing Ink," Art Journal Color Courage," and "Art Journal Stenci…
I love experimenting with different ways to create texture and interest on my Gel Press and for many years now I have turned to fun foam to help do this when monoprinting. I love to team the fun foam with my dies to create my own stamps and texture plates. I used this techniques for my prints in January that I shared here on the blog. There are lots of dies that have detail, meaning lots of scrap pieces which you can randomly stick onto cardboard giving you a stamp as well as using the actually die cut shape as a stamp. Another idea is using them attached to a toilet roll to create a brayer like roller was shared at my local scrapbook store and on a video by Birgit Koopsen last year. I love playing with this method. The toilet roll is slipped over a paint roller handle.
Here you can see some of my texture creations that I have on hand for my play today.
One texture I love is created using a piece of burlap ribbon, which I have stuck onto a toilet roll. My first layer above used th…
Robin here and today I have a project for you that is a fun way to give gift cards or cash.
You will need two envelopes for this project. One is what the post office calls the 6 1/4 Commercial envelope. When I was growing up we just called it a letter envelope. It's a smaller rectangle than the #10, being just 3 5/8" x 6 1/4". The other is a standard A6. I chose the A6 because it fits inside the letter envelope when it's folded in half and it's also large enough to hold a check or cash, as well as a gift card.
With the flap against the body of the envelope, fold it in half from side to side. Cut the flap in half and trim the inside cuts at an angle so that they don't interfere with the fold or get bunched up.
Decorate the flap side of your envelope. This will be the inside of your card. Fold the envelope again and decorate the side that will be the front of your card.
Cut a panel of card stock to fit inside the 6 1/4 Commercial (letter) envelope. Att…