Day 3 - 2 for 1 inked backgrounds. Our tutors were Kristina Werner and Jenny Colacicco. Kristina showed us techniques using a Gel Plate or even stamps and Jenny did a stencil technique using watercolour paper with ink and water. I didn't get get around to doing any of Jenny's techniques so my first three cards are using Kristina's technique with the Gel Press.
Sunday, 22 May 2022
Thursday, 19 May 2022
Another day of Iso.... feeling slightly better again so after a quiet morning watching videos and reading and after a little nap, I got a few more cards done for homework for OCC Spring Camp 2022. I finished off the background I made yesterday for Day 2. I used the lighter of the two I made.
For the blending I used Distress Oxides and then used Hero Arts Swirl stencil and Catherine Pooler Midnight ink. This a a bit of a reverse Joseph's Coat technique, using stencils. I white heat embossed a Hero Arts sentiment wooden stamp and die cut with a Simon Says Stamp circle die. Finished with a few clear sequins with clear gems layer up.
One of Jennifer's Day 1 Ink lifting techniques was to blend inks, stamp and clear emboss then spritz the panel, layer another one on top and run it through a die cutting machine. The ink transfers to the top layer giving a lighter look. I have tried this in the past with varying success. First attempt today, my background stamp moved and I got a double stamping.... so into the scrap pile with it and had another go.
I ink blended some Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Festive Berries. I took an older Hero Arts Wooden stamp background - Outline Flowers and embossed with Altenew translucent embossing powder (arrived in the mail today!) It gives a really pretty shimmer to the panel. The second panel is so soft and delicate looking.
I'm loving the classes. Watched Day 3 this morning and hopefully I'll feel like playing tomorrow. Although, Hubby thinks I should be doing the dusting and vacuuming - doesn't think that will be too strenuous for me! We'll see... he's not working till the afternoon, so maybe he can do it himself!
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Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Hi there. I'm taking the Online Card Class - Spring Camp 2022 - a perfect distraction while I am now isolating.... yeap... tested Positive for COVID this morning. Watching the classes has been great and today after having an afternoon nap, I was feeling like doing some homework.
Tuesday, 17 May 2022
I have been home sick for the last couple of days... bad head cold with runny nose and sore throat, - did a RAT test... negative so that was good. I haven't felt like doing much - a little sewing today - Today's card was made on Sunday when I was just starting to feel unwell. Inspiration for this came from a Gina K 5 minute video. Gina used rubber bands to make a plaid background. I could not find my bag of rubber bands so improvised to make a plaid background with a stamp. I used Catherine Pooler's Peppermint Stick background. I stamped it firstly with Sweet Sixteen ink and turned it 45 degrees and stamped it with Mint To Be ink...
Monday, 16 May 2022
Two very different cards to share today.
First up is the Sympathy card I sent to my team mate and bloggy friend - Linda - who recently lost her beloved Mother.
Thursday, 12 May 2022
Today I am sharing another of my Gelli plate backgrounds. I made this one into a card that went to my friend Suna, as part of our NZ technique swap group. Our theme this month was to use Paint or Ink on our card. This is why my Gelli plate came out on Saturday as I had seen a You Tube video by Nicole Watt (here) It was one where you put on your acrylic paint onto the plate and use stamps to lift the paint off. You then let the paint dry. Once dry, add a light layer of white paint. I couldn't find my white paint so used white gesso and then did my print.
Here's how I made it in the card
I used green and blue paint and did the lift technique with a Catherine Pooler stamp set. I used a Spellbinders Hemstitch rectangle die cut out the bit I wanted on my card. I matted it onto black card. I used a sentiment from a new to me set from LDRS Creative - it's a stamp that is a lot of sentiments that you stamp all at once and then cut with the coordinating die. Great to have a pile of sentiments on hand.
Looking forward to a good weekend as our Princess is having her birthday party. She turned 3 on Tuesday this week. Where has the time gone!
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Monday, 9 May 2022
Yesterday I posted a picture of some of the Gelli plate backgrounds I made.
I still have quite a few left to play with.
Sunday, 8 May 2022
Continuing with the music theme... I've got a card I made about a week ago after I got my Simon Says Stamp order in the post. I had ordered Gina K Designs - "Music for the Soul" and here's the card I made.
It's a great stamp set. The main image is big... fits an A2 US card base. I used some Prisamcolor pencils and mineral spirits (Gamsol) I really love how it turned out. I decided it didn't need any more embellishments.
Yesterday I had a bit of a play with some acrylic paint and my gel press....
My NZ swap group this month has a theme of paint or ink... So I thought I'd play with paint. Some look good and some a bit naff... but I've used one of the panels to make my card to send to Suna - will share when she's received it. And made two other cards so far.
Hope all the Mother's had a great day... I had a visit from my son and Grace with some lovely chocolates for me.
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