Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Artsy Addicts Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to The Artsy Addicts' Technique Blog Hop!
If you have arrived here from Liz's blog then you are in the right place.  Now if you just stopped by, then you will want to start with Angela's blog.  Today 24 of us Artsy Addicts have chosen a technique that we like to use on our projects and we will sharing it with you.  You will want to make sure that you visit every one's blogs in order to pick up some great tips and possibly win some awesome goodies along the way. 

This is a technique that is very popular and is used in many different types of projects so I thought I would share it with you today.   You will need some Crackle Medium and two different colors of acrylic paint along with a paint brush. 

First you will apply a base coat to your item, I am using Tim Holtz' bird cage die.  I am using a Burnt Umber for the base coat. This is the color that will show up in the cracks

Second step is to apply Crackle Medium to the areas that you want to crack.  You can apply it to the entire project but have chosen to apply it randomly.  The thicker you apply the medium, the larger the cracks will become

Now the third step is to apply your final coat of acrylic paint, here I am using Linen by Folk Art.  Be sure to allow your project to dry in between each step. 

Here is what the bird cage looks like after the Crackle Medium has dried

and here is the bird cage in this layout that I created using the Butterfly Garden Collection by Pink Paislee. 

I have put together a little bag of goodies for one lucky follower so please be sure to leave a comment on this post.  You MUST be a follower of my blog in order in be entered in my drawing.   Now it's off to visit
M-C.  Thank you and Good Luck to everyone!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tile for Reece's Rainbow

This is the 4 x 4 tile that I have created for Marion Smith's auction.  Instead of using paper I used canvas on the background of the tile.  I was excited to finally use my Tim Holtz Sewing Room die on this project.  I paired it up with Hero Arts "Simple Handmade" stamp set.  I added some of Tim's paper on the dress form which is also covered with the canvas.  I then finished it off with some flatback pearls, seam binding which I sprayed with my Moon Shadow mist by Lindy's Stamp Gang.  Then a little Hemp cord and metal flowers finished off the project. These tiles will be placed into a collage and then auctioned off to raise money for Reece's Rainbow International Down Syndrome Orphan Ministry.  (For more information on this organization check out the link below)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Copic Certification!!

Hi Everyone!!

I bought my first set of 12 Copic markers back in November, then for Christmas my Hubby bought me two sets of 36 markers and let's just say "I am HOOKED!!"  I really {heart} my Copic markers and I will add to my collection EVERY chance I get.  So I decided that I NEEDED to have my certification, RIGHT? So last Sunday I traveled to Phoenix AZ to a Copic Certification class.


"Wish You Well"

Hi Everyone!
WOW!...seems like FOREVER since I've posted on my blog!  I have been very busy creating, just not the things I think everyone wants to see.  I am an Instructor at my local scrapbook store and I have been teaching four classes per month.  Well you know that creating the projects along with preparing the kits takes up a lot of my time.  I do however manage to seek in a couple of little projects and here is one of the cards that I made for my aunt.  She always has a beautiful flower garden so I thought this sweet little girl would be perfect for her.  I purchased this stamp from Rubber Necker stamps at a convention back in March and was excited to finally use it.  I colored the image using my Copic markers.  I had to keep the "embellies" simple since it was going in the mail but I still {heart} the way it turned out.  Enjoy!!