Wednesday, November 1, 2017

WOYWW 439

My new Big Shot arrived so I got busy cutting variations of Papertrey Ink's Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs. Each die comes with an interchangeable outer edge, inner frame and decorative background. It needed one folded sheet of printer paper as a shim to cut all the way through, but it works! I'm not sure what to do with my uneven cutting BigKick (but it worked well for most of the 15 years I had it).

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WOYWW 437

 Some pouring medium I got and have not started using yet towards the back. Pens waiting to go back where they belong. Front and center is a lovely die called Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs interchanable mat dies only my BigKick is giving up the ghost and doesn't cut evenly so a BigShot is on it's way to me because there was a sale at Scrapbook.com.

I found this recently.... Ivory Black... : / ... isn't that oxymoronic? The ink looks just black, no ivory. Perhaps it shows up after stamping lol. I bought it thinking it was Ivory lol.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WOYWW 436

My desk has been neglected lately. This is pretty much how it has looked since September 27.  The stamp set is Tim Holtz Doodled [somethings] I found on sale (I totally have a merry & bright addiction). Note the Peerless Watercolor book perched atop the Distress Oxides?

I was on a roll, doing things like the creativebug book art class (this is watercolor with salt and Gansai Tambi Starry Colors (6 tones of gold)).

Then I had to travel to Florida for 3 days. With an 8 hour stay at the airport (cue scream face). So I totally overpacked crafty things.

I made a peerless watercolor travel kit (glue bits of peerless warercolor onto cardstock, use waterbrush) for airport crafting.

two colored crayons from the dollar store, colored pencils, gold gel pen, waterbrush, tiny travel notebook that bleeds through which provides an opportunity to embellish  lol.

Some airport knitting (my shawl is matching the carpet, my knee is matching the tile lol. I try to blend in wherever I go). I also had an embroidery bag, coloring book, treasure pouch material, and spinning supplies).  When I got home I promptly succumbed to all the airport germs culminating in a trip to the ER last week. Today I am starting to feel crafty again.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Embedded Object Page

Day 7 from the creativebug book art class. The two sides are also stitched together with pierced holes and handspun chain-plied cinnamon tussah silk embroidery thread. Ends left for an interactive elements since the dur-a-lar prevents the perforated paper from being touched.

There are a few drops of gold paint for a little extra shine : D.

I started with a little piece of perforated paper that has been on my desk for a couple of years. I started painting it with paint I had left on my desk when I was coloring background papers. This was the front.

Until I turned it over. Now this is the front.

I stitched the perforated paper some Pearl Cotton and DMC Gold Metallic floss. I liked both sides so I decided to make two pages that worked together so both sides could be seen. The windows were cut with the square from Papertrey Ink's Limitless Layers: 2 1/4 Square die.

The back can be seen on the next page. I used the square cut from the paper to fill in the hole on this page. The piece is seen against the same background no matter which side is looked at.

I love being able to see the shadows cast too.







Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WOYWW 433

I'm still working my way through the creativebug book art class. This page works with the page behind it by way of an embellished bit of perforated paper suspending between two sheets of duralar. Stitching and paint. I'm working on a post with all the details. I used a bit of gold paint in the page coloring. I love a touch of sparkle : D.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Plaid will always be my favorite color.

I'm taking a Book Art class on creatvebug. I had so much fun working on this. Plus stitching on paper and photographs is one of my favorite things. I used printer paper colored with Distress Paint (Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass and Antiqued Bronze).


Then I wrote the text with a marker, and poked holes along the letters for the stitches. The paint might have kept tearing at bay. It doesn't show in the photograph, but I used a lovely variegated embroidery thread from DMC.

 I attached the photo with a little ATG in the middle and then stitched around the outer edge with some handspun merino tencel 2-ply embroidery thread.


The grass and bow are colored with Distress Markers. The dress and teddy bear were painted with Distress Oxide, but it really only whited them out because I used a water brush to apply them. The dress was colored again with Distress Markers and a little Squeezed Lemonade Distress Paint. I poked holes around the teddy bear and stiched over it with some two tone handspun embroidery thread.



Abstract Time Line

I'm taking a book art class online. Perhaps burnishing the heck out of the pages will keep the papers adhered. I have not had a lot of luck with gluesticks. I used Distress Paint (Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass and Antiqued Bronze) on typing (okay I'm old, the package says printer paper). A 10 year old Gold Uniball gel pen.

I'm also doing the Daily Marker 30 day Challenge