Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Making the Tiny Cuts

I'm the guest designer at The Bugbytes today! Today I made two Eeyore cuts from the Pooh and Friends cartridge into a pair of earrings using my Gypsy and Paper Layerz. I started with the large image and hid all the cuts that weren't essential on both layers. Then I shrank them to the size I wanted and cut them out.

I made a wash out of Dusty Concord Distress Ink by swiping it on my nonstick mat.

And then spritzing it with water. Only I was so close to the mat when I spritzed, so it made a spatter. Good if you want a spatter lol.

I used an Aqua Brush to paint over the cuts left to make them stand out and to edge everything. Repeated brush strokes to make some areas darker. Uniball White Gel Pen for the whites of the eyes. A tiny hole punch for the earring wires to fit into and after everything had dried Triple Thick Glaze by Art Deco as a finish (which is awesome because it doesn't cause the warping of a lot of other glazes). After I took the picture it occurred to me I could have flipped the image of one set lol. Something for next time :D.


I've been in a bit of a crafting frenzy. The tower of Distress Inks grows, they keep wandering out of their storage, which makes me think I need to re-think their storage. The Color Box chalk ink only gets to come out once in a while lol. The little house is scuttling about, today it's on top of the lazy susan, which reminds me I have to get working on another post.

And speaking of Distress Inks, did you see the new Winter Seasonal Distress Inks? To quote George Takei, Ohhhhh My!

If you are wondering what's all this WOYWW, head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and have a gander. Better yet, take a picture of your crafty space and join in the fun!