So, I was out and about stalking some of my favorite blogs when I came across this awesome bracelet, HERE. I cannot tell you how excited I was to see what she had made. I'm always looking for creative ways to use my stuff. Check out Claudia's Blog, her bracelet and the link to the tutorial on how to make one for yourself!
I used Rangers Shrink Paper, Picket Fence Distress Stain, Black Stays On Ink and my Paris Memoir stamps. I used this set because I loved my time in Paris!
I picked up the jewelry bits at Michaels. I also used a "Word Band". I textured the word band with my TH uber cool textured hammer. A little heat with your heat gun and pliers to bend it.
The jumpers easily attach the stamps after they have shrunk. Just be sure you punch the small hole before you shrink. When it shrinks it is a perfect size for your jump rings.
I have been playing around with paints and I have had many failed attempts. I'm not sure if it's the paint or maybe my oven cooks to hot? I also painted picket fence on both sides and it worked. After it's dry I stamped the back with the background stamp from Paris Memoir. If you don't do that you'll see the image on the back, like the gentleman here.
The Vintage Balloon is not apart of the set but I LOVE it so I used it.
I also added some hardware including the Enamel Tag with the rubs.
These little label stamps are adorable. I used my 2 Paris ones.
With a small paint brush I painted the shrunken stamps with various distress stains.
You can paint the sides of each image if you like.
Use whatever hardware you have on hand. I added a plane and some gears.
You can use any stamps you have. Mix them up of create a theme! Fun for you or as a gift.
It is official... I am addicted to Journaling. This is an inspiration post... why? I may have become lost in my creativity... it happens.
Scroll through the the photos for ideas. I have been inspired by my fellow journalers too.
I kept the cover of Eileen Hull's new Journalsimple with a flipped cabinet card and some crackle paste stenciling.
What's new? Well I am stretching my mixed media skills or lack thereof so playing with paints the Baked Texture embossing powders on canvas is really new to me. Keep in mind I am playing and learning as I go.
There is a lot of laying and overlapping of powders.
I recently got a Dylusions Journal to play and experiment with. I am learning to play with Dylusions paints and at this point I'm I am loving it.
Check out my second pages where I throw in the new Seth ApterBaked Texture embossing powders.
See... yummy right!
I stamped my stamps Fallen Blossom and Upstream stamps and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then add the paint.
Blend the colours to create an underwater look then in comes the yummy, cake batter smelling Dirty Sand embossing powder.
Add some black marble paint on the edges and then repeat the same on the top with Deep Sea ep. To create a wispy effect I gently used a paint brush to brush off some powder.
Heat and yum! Load up the bubbles stencil with some fresh lime paint with a sponge.
Spray and layer onto the pages. Trying paint on stamps too and hey it works!
Stamp, add some Big Talk stickers, a little smudging and you're creating layers to a page. BAM! I cut the garden greens, added more paint and coate…