Combining fine art rubber stamping, mixed media techniques and paper crafting,these are art forms that I love to share. I like the idea of learning together -- sharing what I learn and learning from what others share.
This is a project I started in a class at Impress Cards & Crafts in Tukwila. Carla Zarkos taught a class using alcohol inks. While much of it was a review for me, there were new techniques that I learned. I also decided it was time to step out of my box because I tend to use the brighter colors. She asked us to select only one color and that's all we would work with. I chose Teakwood as my one color. On Yupo, I blew through a straw with each drop of color. I also just dropped
The day started when my husband skyped our granddaughters in London. Can't miss that opportunity of love! The rest of the day was spent preparing the house for the pet sitter and packing for our Las Vegas trip beginning tomorrow morning at 4:45 a.m. Ouch! I've been wanting to use the dragon fly stamp from Magenta. And today was the day! On the card panel, I used the stencil with Pan Pastels. After applying a spray fixative, I stamped the dragon fly 3 times using different Kal
Another quickie card in the works today. Just found out some wonderful news from a family I know out-of-state and I wanted to send a note off immediately. What quicker way is there than to pull out my Nuance watercolors, embossing powder and die cutting machine! Inked with VersaMark; embossed with white embossing powder onto watercolor card stock. Misted with water and shook Nuance in several places. With a wet watercolor brush, moved the colors around. Blotted with a paper t
Lisa Yang, the creator and owner of Local King Rubber Stamps, always inspires me. Her stamps and dies are easy to work with, at Lisa's design. I worked with this stamp a little differently. Usually, Lisa works on white KromeKote® glossy card stock. I didn't have a background stamp that I wanted to use, so I chose to work with a designer paper that has a very light background design. I used the water-based markers that Local King sells. The colors stamped just fine on the deco