Thursday, May 28, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
12x12 light colored cardstock, acrylix stamps with blocks, ink colors.
Choose your largest image and begin by stamping in one corner but not too close to the edge. Stamp that same image again about 1 1/2 times the size of the stamp away from the the first image. For example, the flower is about 2 inches so I stamped the second flower about 3 inches away.
Creating a triangle with the images
An important part of this technique is to create equilateral triangles between your images. I have put pencils down to show how I am using the two stamped images to then visualize the third point of my traingle. That is where I will stamp the next image.
Continue filling page
Using the same dimensions and triangle idea, continue to fill the page with the initial stamp image. At times, your triangle point will fall on the edge of the paper. It is ok to stamp on the edge of the paper with part of the image off the edge. This creates a continuous feeling and is visually pleasing.
Adding a second image
After you have completed stamping and "filling" the page with the first image, choose the next image that is smaller than the first but larger than the others you will use and begin the same technique. Stamp an image, then approximately 1 1/2 times the size of the image distance, stamp your second image. Visualize where the triangle point will be and stamp your third image. I have used the pencils to help with the visualization.
Adding a third image.
Continuing to graduate down in size, use the triangle technique to add a third image.
Once the page is "filled" with your images, you can then add some detail images to fill in the white spaces. Again you will want to follow the triangle technique but you will not be able to be as "accurate".
Here I am adding centers to the gold flower as well as sentiments between the flowers. I am trying to follow the triangle technique to keep the random stamping visually pleasing but I am also trying to "fill in" some of the white space.
Take it slow and easy as you add the details. You don't want to over crowd your page and if you are cutting it up for card making or scrapbooking, you can "fill in" any white spaces that are created by cutting apart the whole.
I have added second generation small flowers/icons to continue to fill the white space but not dominate the randomness or colors.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I started with a piece of 4x51/4 inch colonial white cardstock.
I used the foam sponge and Desert Ink and sponge over the entire paper.
With the Chocolate ink and the sea sponge tool, I went over the first layer and add this new texture to my paper.
I used the small Chocolate distressing ink to create grain with a direct to paper inking. You want to make sure that you go only in one direction to get the appearance of the "grain".
I continued the direct to paper inking until I received the desired amount of "grain" in the texture.
Using the Cocoa ink, I added some darker grain to continue the wood texture. This was also direct to paper and continued in the same direction as the previous inking.
Using my fine tip Legacy writers, I drew lines in the direction of the wood grain about the same distance apart. Then I drew horizontal line with "nails" to show a look of plank boards.
Using this piece of faux wood and extra flowers on my desk from a different project, here is my card. Try the faux wood distressing technique and show me what you made! Michele
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Made using the CTMH Day Dream My Reflections Paper and Stickease.
Made with the CTMH Evensong My Reflections Paper Packet.
Made by Tina Sutton, using Vintage Travel My Reflections Paper Pack from CTMH.
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Monday, May 11, 2009
You are welcome to come play with this stamp set during my card classes on Friday May 15th 9:30 a.m. or Sunda May 17th 6 p.m.