Welcome to my blog. My blog is mainly for the sharing of the many projects I make either for swaps, for gifts or just because I was inspired by something I saw on the internet and wanted to give it a try as well. I hope you enjoy what you see and if you have any questions be sure to send me a comment.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Wax Transfer Technique.

Found this neat and simple tutorial on a Stamp TV YouTube video.  It's shown using a Cuttlebug but can use with any system that uses embossing.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfWkI3pM-OE
I did this technique this month as a hands on demo for stamp club.  Even the imperfect results worked great when you stamped over it.  A bonus to the project is that the piece of paper I used under the cards while I was adding the ink created a fun inked up paper that can be used for another project.

Rooster Accordion Fold Card for AFTCM swap.

Altered CD Case for AFTCM Swap.

Odds & Ends

Here are some random projects I've created this past month.  An altered wooden spoon, Faces in the Crowd ATCs, a card I made for my Mother and little gift card holders made from toilet tissue rolls.

MOO Cards

Participated in a "MOO Card" swap on the AFTCM yahoo group.  MOO cards are a 1" x 3" sized piece.  I think they are originally known as mini business cards in Japan.  And I think "MOO Cards" is a brand.  I used a crystal lacquer type product to glaze over colored dress form. 

From one thing to another.

A couple months back our church hosted a dinner and talent show which included physical and visual talents.  I set up a display of items I had recycled and altered, such as; 3D movie glasses, formula cans, Crystal Light containers, file folders, mint tin cans, a lunch bag, toilet paper tubes and an old license plate frame.

Folks were pretty surprised at how nice and useful some projects can be after it's original use.

Goosebumps resist class.

My friend John Petersen who works for Imagine Crafts (Tukineko) came and did a wonderful mini-class for my stamp club using the Goosbumps resist sprays.   It was a simple project resulting in a nice finished background piece.

Randomly spritz lightly over the piece of cardstock leaving untouched areas.  When dry (dries fast) use felt or linen topped stamp pad in a few colors and rub it across the card stock.  Use a paper towel to wipe off the excess ink. Spritz lightly again if you want more color depth.  You can also add color to your card before spritzing the first time if you don't want such a stark white background.  This product is available in both the big box craft stores and comes in a gloss and matte finish.

Here is a finished card using the piece I create. I used Ranger's Archival black ink to stamp over the background.