Wednesday, February 24, 2010

god given

Create a LO that celebrates one of your talents, journaling about it and how it affects the people in your life.

join journaling junkie challenge no. 74!!! hone your journaling skills! and when you look back on your pages in the future, you will realize that journaling is the reason why your layout is so special.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

altered wooden and metal hanger

time for another mid month tutorial at artzdescrap. time sure flies so fast! artzdescrap has been going on for over a year and through those months of creativity many DTs have come and go, this time, one of our DT member, christine has to leave for reasons beyond her control. even though she has not started her stint yet, her blog was amazing to us.

anyway, here is my take on the hanger tutorial which you can find here

i tried to modify and add techniques. by the way, i was not able to take a Before picture of the wooden and metal hanger though...

painted the chipboard bird, wings and branch ( maya road ) with acrylic paint and glitter glue ( making memories). i also added Smooch for the accented look!

Golden Pumice gel with perfect pearls.
Smooch ( blue ) on chipboard.

Golden Pumice gel all over the wooden hanger.
1. gesso first.
2. mix pumice gel and acrylic paint.
3. paint.

lace wrapped around the handle to make the hanger more dainty!

i also incorporated alcohol inks on the metal to add color !

a thing about techniques: adding techniques to your works create a spark. it is a way to emphasize and divert from the usual. it is what makes you as an artist unique.

Monday, February 15, 2010

mixed media class layouts

last february 6, 2010. visual creations' mixed media class took off with 16 beautiful scrappers ready to play with paints and gel mediums and creating 4 different layouts with various techniques.

i was the one who moderated the class which started at around 1 pm at the visual creations store scrapping area. first the different gel mediums were explained in a bliss and after that, the elements were done based on drying time. cutting of the papers and embellishments were also done in order as to avoid having to paint and cut at the same time.


for the first layout: ALL O' US
technique used: Heavy Gel Medium with Debossing for the title
Perfect Pearls Stamping with Versamark
Mica flakes on Hambly and Paper
Gel Medium Image Transfer
Clear Tar Gel as Glossy accent

clear tar gel as gloss

perfect pearls with stamping on chipboard

image transfer using gel medium

debossing using foam stamps in canvas in heavy gel medium

techniques used:
tissue layering using gel medium
perfect pearls stamping using versamark

i decided to use the hand as a important focal point because this signifies "personal". the participants are to outline and trace their own hand in a tissue paper and cut it.

bedazzles on chipboard looks so elegant. i made use of clear tar gel as the adhesive.

technique used:
pumice gel and paint mixture
mica flakes

the breast cancer awareness symbol using 2 colors of ribbons with a vintage woman cut out from making memories.


pumice gel and paint mixture
clear tar gel with push pin method

the clear tar gel has the tendency to produce stringy works. here, i used the paper piercer or the push pin method to slide some acrylic paint within the tar gel.

you can also use the left over corrugated board sheet to stamp journaling lines.

some of the pictures taken during the class... see how de-stressed they all looked!!!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

14 days of valentine tags at scrapbook news and review online

for 14 days this valentines season, 14 staffers at scrapbook news and review will create a tag with step by step tutorials on how the tag was made.

for day 12, here is my tutorial on the valentines tag:


1. paint grungeboard heart element with acrylic.

2. paint two hearts

3. paint grungeboard wings with gold mica flake and brush with perfect pearls.

4. on your heart embellishment, paint with glass bead gel and let dry.

5. cut out digital sheet images.

6. dry form of the glass bead gel.

7. on the tag chipboard, paint with acrylic paint using brayer.

8. dust with perfect pearls.

9. assemble.

you can also visit scrapbook news and review online for other awesome valentine tags!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

cards and Artist trading cards

stamps: hero arts; BIC markings permanent marker, smooch,

pumice gel and altered bits collage sheet. pink paislee stamps.

smooch on hero arts stamp.


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