So my sister is reading Rachael Ray's May magazine issue and stumbles on an article that shows her store's booth in it! (see the inset picture below that has Benjamin Twiggs' booth from the National Cherry Festival a few years ago - before she bought it)
This is a fun technique because you can see two paint colors together on one technique.
Instructions: Paint a piece of sticky-back canvas with CH Studio Acrylic Paint. Allow it to dry. Keep in mind that the color you are painting will be the one that show through from behind the embossing you will do. Allow it to dry or dry with a heat gun. Stamp the image onto sticky-back canvas with clear embossing ink and apply clear embossing powder. Heat emboss. Brush another color of paint on top of the embossed image. Before it dries, quickly wipe the excess paint off with a paper towel revealing the resisted image below.
Here is a card I made with this technique:
I used altered orange as the first layer and yellow pastel over the top. Here are the other supplies I used: Hero Arts notecard, greeting stamp, pearls, and Leaf background stamp; Martha Stewart butterfly punch, SEI button, Papertrey Ink ribbon, Stampin Up corner punch and "slit" punch
No particular technique here. I just wanted to play with the wonderful colors of CH paints. I cut 1.5 inch squares of sticky back canvas and stuck them to the craft sheet just like they are on the card. I painted them with random colors and dried them with a heat gun. Then I took a Hero background stamp and stamped it with Staz-On. I then took a blending tool with foam on it and applied Vintage Photo Distress ink to the squares. I did the same around the edge of the Hero Kraft note card. There was still enough sticky on the back of the canvas that I just peeled them off the craft mat and applied them to the card.
You're thinking, where's the distress ink? There isn't any. I made this card to play around with the crackle paint (which I also love and was applied to this chipboard butterfly). Jennifer was sitting next to me and asked me to remake the card but to create a "distressed version". And here is what resulted:
I had this image of distress ink that caused me to use earthier, browner tones to do it. I never thought of distressing these kinds of colors. These beautiful Hero note card colors? Shabby Shutters and Broken China distress inks look gorgeous on them! I didn't have another chipboard butterfly so I cut this one out of Bazzill dotted paper (using my Cuttlebug butterfly die cut) and distressed it with ink. I then rubbed a bit of crystal Stickles on it with my finger to give it a hint of glisten. I was thrilled when she asked if she could use it on the Hero Arts blog. It is featured there today and I am truly honored. PLEASE don't miss a moment on the blog this week if you are into distressing, or learning more about it. Jennifer is featuring these products all week. I saw some of the cards that are coming up being created at our retreat and they are FABULOUS!
Here's another technique that uses a resist with paint over the top. This time the resist is not watermark/resist ink, it is a multi-medium product in Claudine's line:
It comes in matte and glossy. I used glossy. Here is an example from class.
Here are instructions:
Using a foam stamp, stamp designs with multi-medium onto sticky-back canvas. The way I applied it to the stamp is to paint some medium on the craft sheet and then stamp into it. You can also paint it on to the stamp. Dry it with a heat gun. Place a dab of any color of CH Studio acrylic paint on your craft sheet. Spray once or twic with water from a mini-mister. Using a paintbrush, spread the watery paint mixture on top of the canvas. Blot it with a paper towel to create variation. Dry with a heat gun or let dry.
I made a card with this technique but didn't have any foam stamps. So I tried it on an acrylic stamp. I let it be a bit messy so I could get the thicker resist around the edges. If you use acrylic be sure to clean it off pretty quickly. Once it dries on there? Good luck!
Other supplies: Hero Arts notecards, Making Memories rub-ons, Buttons (NA), Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder
It's always so hard when our retreat weekends end. Sandi (our friend who was there) said it so well -- that these weekends are me/Mom time and spending time on a common passion/hobby that makes these weekends so wonderful. I totally agree. I posted a picture of the group but the group changed over the weekend. We had some friends who stayed for just some of the weekend. Here is a new photo taken today (it's a bit blurry -- sorry):
The ladies that weren't in the first photo --- front left is Lori, front right is Sandi and back right is Kimber. All of the rest? In the first photo.
Right outside the front door was the coolest thing -- this bird sitting on a nest on the side of the house. Of course we all grabbed our cameras! :-)
I was anxious to get to my weekend retreat so I could get the Claudine Hellmuth Studio Line paints out. Yummy, yummy colors and it goes on so smoothly that it's so easy to use. This is one of my favorites: On this technique I used paint on her wonderful sticky backed canvas.
Here is an example of this technique from class:
And here is how you do it: Paint a piece of sticky-back canvas with any color CH Studio Acrylic Paint. Allow it to dry (or dry it with a heat gun if you are impatient like I am). Stamp an image using Watermark/Resist pad onto the canvas. DO NOT let it dry. Put a dab of the paint on a non-stick craft sheet. Spray once or twice with water from a mini-mister. You want the consistency to be thin -- like milk. Using a paintbrush spread the watery paint mixture on top. Let dry.
Here is a card I made with this technique.
Other supplies: Hero Arts stamp and notecard, Bazzill dotted paper (yellow), Prima flowers, SEI button, Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder
So I have a new camera with a video camera option so of course I had to try taking a picture of the gals! I have to tell you that I really do not enjoy the sound of my voice (please tell me I don't really sound like that :-) ) I am trying to edit some photos of some projects I'm working on but so far that's not going so well. So, for now... just the video!