Sunday, 26 April 2015

Miss u card- CAS made easy with Ann Butler's products


Sometomes we need a quick card that is simple and then not so simple. Using Ann Butler's new Clearsnap background  basics stamps makes it possible.
I stamped this square stamp twice with Snow Clearsnap ink and Clear Clearsnap embossing powder and then   inked it over with Ann Butler's Tangelo, Sunshine and Limelight Crafter's Clearsnap inks. 
The sentiment is just a die cut and it was made for a long distance friends.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Vintage hanging with ETI


Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new ETI post!
This time I went totally out of my comfort zone and made something that I was not sure  becomes a finished project. But  as you can see- it was a success and I will sure make more of those " papyrus like" pieces in the future.
So here we go:
1. Took a piece of clear thick transparency (not seen, as usual) and spray it with a good layer of ETI Mold Release Conditioner. Let it dry and add another layer (dry it please, again).



2. Take a plastic lid  around the transparency size and put the conditioned transparency over the lid.
Mix a a full small container with Easy Cast Resin according to the manufacturer's recipe and cover the transparency all over. Now let it dry like 2 days and remember to cover it with some fabric or paper  as we don't like all this home dust to invade to our clear casted piece.


3.Now go you your "oldies, but goodies " craft supplies and get this 2 step crackle medium. If you don't have this one, you can find one step in the stores. I just have those old jars of 2 steps and the good thing with them is that you can see this Step 1 coverage as it's white before it becomes clear and you can see the " Papyrus shaped" casted piece over the lid.
Let the Step 1 dry and then add Step 2 (it's clear one  and not shown on my tutorial). Let the second step medium  dry and you have an " old crackled " clear piece to work with on your later steps.



4. Add two eyelets over the dry piece using your favorite eyelet tool (wee all have one, also we forget to use it. So it's our " eyelet time" right now. 
Find some good acrylic gold paint and cover the whole crackled piece with a think acrylic layer. Then wipe it with paper towels or even baby wipes. The paint will stay inside the crackles, but the main piece will be pretty clear after this step.


5. Find some tissue paper and stamp your scene with black permanent ink. I used Rubber Dance company  Antique Botanicals stamp set  with vintage flowers and butterflies here.



6. Glue the stamped flowers on the back side of your piece (you can see it from the eyelets). Use a small portion of ETI Easy Cast Resin to make this step and then.... OK, you know: wait till it's dry!



7. Now grab your alcohol inks and cover the tissue stamped  paper with a nice mix of them. Don't afraid to see the very intensive colors. We wouldn't see them this way from the front of the finished piece.



8. Add some lace or ribbons as a hanger to this piece. I even added a butterfly golden charm.
Look how nice this piece is from the front: mute, vintage, really old looking. 


As my only tip here- make a few " papyrus" piece at once. The waiting time is  long and each and every  caste piece is UNIQUE!

Friday, 24 April 2015

Celebrate the great day



Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my showcase of Paper House Productions Snapshots  stickers.
For those who are new to this product- those are adorable photo stickers with add -ons on  some of them and it's just so easy to use and so lovely to add to your scrapbooking, cardmaking or all other paper projects.
For this showcase I made this lovely summer layout with photos of my adorable grand babies celebrating Jewish Holiday called Shavuot. This is an early summer Holiday we celebrate as a tribute to nature and to all things mother nature gives us and this is a reason they hold a basket full of veggies and fruits and wear this flower bouquet. (The little one  doesn't like anything over  her head, so it stayed there for a second only).
The easy way to make garden page is just to use PHP Garden paper pad. Period. Any single paper from this pad will do the job, so I picked a couple and hand cut big images to overlap the background paper.
I also added inked over stencil flowers, lot of  home die cuts made from the patterned paper and then I played with PHP stickers.


Products  list:
 Paper House Productions
Other products:
 Dies- Die- Versions
Mask: Memory box
Inks: Ranger 
 Step by step instructions:
1.Use green and yellow distress inks over the flowers mask and add the images over the background patterned paper.Hand cut the flower watering can and the strawberries and glue them on both corners as shown.
2. Die cut the hexagons background and adhere it over the page. Glue both photos over the die cut background.Die cut the bow and glue it to connect both photos as shown. Hand cut the " Home grown" circle and glue it on the bottom as shown.
3. Adhere all 3d stickers over the photos and over the hand cut circle. Add 3snapshots stickers on the top of the photo and one extra on the can.
4. Die cut the  Celebrate sentiment from patterned paper and the " great day" sentiment from a piece of red cardstock.Make your mixed die cut title over the photo.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Spring resin box with micro beads

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my easy to make new ETI post.
This time I decided to make something easy and to show how ETI products can be used with your old and hoarded stash.
So I took one on my black and white old painted wooden boxes (I used them for embellishments before I found that I can't find anything inside and moved to flat ones) and decided to recycle it to this lovely Spring box using old molds I have for maybe a year and never used and even older micro beads.
As a first step I mixed a small portion of ETI Easy cast resin  with just a bit of fine green glitter added to the mix made by manufacturer recipe. Please remember my previous mistakes and heat the bottles a bit in a warm water container before the mix!



Here you can see the  casted leaves after like 24 hours and there are some residuals over the cast. Take good sharp scissors and just cut  all extras away. As it was  only 24 hours since the casting, the extras were pretty much flexible and easy to cut. 
 Now I casted blue glittered flowers using two roses molds from my stash. Those flexible molds do not need any conditioner- just cast, wait 24 hours and pull! Clean the molds after the casting even if they look pretty clean! 


 Now to the final stage- arranging the casted pieces and adding my micro beads.
I made another small portion of Easy Cast and used it to glue the leaves and flowers over the glass lid. Perfection! It's invisible and will be glued forever over night. 


Now I made a good spread of the remaining resin mix with the ETI brush from Mixing cup set and filled it over with a mix of blue and green micro beads.



I really love how those small beads look over the glossy surface.







I hope you like my easy to make  resin project and will try to recycle your old boxes in a similar way.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

It's your day... Enjoy! tag with Two Paper Divas



 Hello my dear crafty friends! This is new post made for Two Paper Divas and this time with this gorgeous doodled  Sweet Blossom  stamp and a sentiment from It's your day set.
And this time I decided to make a tag. Tags are trendy. Tag are different. Tags are useful. Tag are totally me. So here it is- my shabby tag made with 3 hand made tags, three ribbons and two stamped and watercolored flowers.



Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Love it card


Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Die Versions post.
Today I am going to share a lovely " Love it" card  made in this kind of a vintage style with a new, just released DV Closed  Umbrella die.
I used PHP papers and stickers and added Umbrella die cut made with two cuts (kind of a shade or interest). I also added the Brick background and it was meant to be cut on the sided only.  I think that those die make this card a perfect Mother's day or Valentine gift.


Monday, 20 April 2015

Sing , Love, Fly: art board with Makin's clay, Rubber Dance and Tando



Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my very first post made for Makin's Clay DT.
I know that clay  is mostly connected to small figurines or jewelry piece. But as I am a Mixed Media artist I am going to show you that clay can be used for Mixed Media pieces too.
So here is my art deco made over a long thick white chipboard.
First I made the background with Tando Creative stencils and texture paste. Then, after it was totally dry I added some paints, inks and mists to color this background and now it was a time for my clay adventure.
First I mixed Earth tones clay  pieces of Makin's Clay using this great mixing Makin's Clay Mixing Ruler.
Makin's clay comes in a wide range of colors , but you can make it even wider with this Clay Mixing ruler. I used Earth tone colors Adobe Brown and Light Adobe to make this " wood" color.






Next I made those " wooden" strips using Makin's Ultimate Clay Extruder. I don't yet own one, but then I do have a lot of crafty friends and so I got the tool to use and  I sure need  one for myself.
I made " wood" pieces with 7 dots disc and then arranged then to a funky fence.






As the next  step I decided to flatten the fence a bit and used Makin's roller from the Roller and Cutter set. 


From here you are not going to see more " step by step" photos as this post begins to look like a 700 pages novel. So here are the next step in a " fast mode":

I made another tall fence as the base of the branches with the same " wood" color and the same technique.
Then I moved to  another extruder disk and another color mixing.
I made green mix of clay with Green, Terra Cotta and a bit of natural color and used 12 holes disk to make my " grass" strips.
The strips were totally thin and already curled, so I just made those short and tall grass and flatten it with my roller. Using some gel medium I glued those (not yet dry ) piece over my textured board and let them dry overnight.
As the next step I misted all the piece with light golden mist and my clay pieces  got this shine effect on the top.

 The next part of clay work was a fun!
 I mixed some reddish colors with Red, white and yellow clays and made some flowers using Makin's Florals Push mold. The colors were still too bright for my taste, so I added a bit of distress inks over the dry molded flowers.



Next the leaves were made with a mix of Olive, white, green and some brown clays and molded in Leaves push mold. Again, for my style of crafting, the colors were too bright and I had to mute them with a bit of white gesso and some light distress inks.
All the leaves and flowers were arranged over the background grass and fences and this piece was almost done.
But not yet done. Art piece should have some " saying". So I stamped this " Sing, Love, Fly" words using Rubber Dance  A little Birdie stamps from this gorgeous set  and  as I was  into the stamping, some leaves and birds were stamped over the board too.


This is a final project and I think it's a good  Mother's day gift to my Mom (also she would probably want  some " real thing" )


Hope you liked my post and my Makin's Clay project and see  you next month!

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