Posted on August 8, 2012 by thefrugalcrafter
I had a pretty busy day yesterday but I managed to sneak down to my studio to play a bit:
I love anything Wizard of Oz themed! I’ve had this set from Crafty Secrets for quite a while, uninked, and I had to remedy that! I decided to do a video on the chevron resist background and also one on how I colored the image since I get asked for coloring videos a lot. Up first is the background video:
To be honest I scorched the sample in the video, there was smoke coming from my paper but it did not show up in the video LOL! The resist was fine but not as bold as the one on the rectangle card. It wouldn’t be one of my videos without some mishap! Now here is a video on how I colored the image, you will learn a gradient blend and how to get the look of metal.
Here is a close up of the coloring:
And here are my cards:
And since it is What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday here is my messy post videos desk:
Well, that just about does it! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: chevron, coloring tutorial, copics, double embossing, Embossing, embossing folder, friendship card, resist, Stamping, tutorial, wizard of oz card, woyww | 16 Comments »
Posted on July 16, 2012 by thefrugalcrafter
Happy Monday everyone! I have some awesome news to share, I am on the design team for Lost Coast Designs. I totally fell in love with their stamps at the stamp show last month and I jumped at the chance to design samples for them. Here are 2 cards made with their dressform and rulers background stamps:
I used many techniques on these cards, some are refresher and some might be new to you. You can watch me make the card from start to finish in this video:
Here are some close up shots of the cards:
Well, I’m off to the beach, looks like another hot day (I’ll take it!) so stay cool and til next time happy crafting!
Filed under: lost coast, Stamping | Tagged: copic marker, distress ink, dressform stamp, glitter, lost coast design stamps, resist, Stamping, steampunk card, thank you card, tombow marker, tutorial, video | 10 Comments »
Posted on May 27, 2012 by thefrugalcrafter
Happy Sunday folks! Today I am going to share a card with you I made earlier this week with my homemade stain daubers. I was experimenting with embossed resists, technique I have done many times with good results BUT this time I couldn’t get a raised image (!?!) my powder kept melting into the paper.
I was stumped. Why does bad embossing happen to good people? So I posed my question to the experts on the OSA yahoo group I belong to and they had some ideas why all of a sudden my embossing powder might be giving me grief:
- Old powder. This could definitely be a culprit, I have picked up EP at yard sales and on clearance and honestly my powder stash is likely to be between 5-15 years old. I heard-tell that EP is only good for 2 years BUT I think it has to do with the metals oxidizing and tarnishing in the metallic powders. I really don’t think plain clear or colored powder would be affected.
- Overheating the embossing powder. I think this might be the problem. If you ever do the “faux batik” technique you emboss a design, color the paper then iron off the embossing powder. That is what this reminds me of. I wear out my heat guns after a few years because I use them daily. Also I noticed a little paper scorching the other day and I was using the gun as I always had.
- Moisture in air/paper. My dehumidifier had been kicking on a lot this week, it has been very damp and I craft in my basement. Could the damp paper be soaking in the ink/powder?
BTW I have a quick tip, If you are trying to punch a shape from paper (or use deco scissors) and the paper wants to snag or is getting stuck in the punch blast the paper with the heat gun for a few seconds to remove any moisture and it will punch perfectly. If your punch is jammed shut with paper stuck inside place in the freezer for a few moments and it will release. Don’t just randomly jab sharp objects at the bottom of the punch hoping to dislodge the paper, you will only end up injuring yourself…don’t ask me how I know that.
Have a great Memorial Day (in the US) and be sure to check back this week, I have lots of fun projects planned, from calligraphy to Father’s Day to fun summer projects with the kids, check it out! Til then happy crafting!
Filed under: Stamping | Tagged: batik, Embossing, embossing powder, embossing powder sinking into the paper, resist, sidtress stain, Stamping | 8 Comments »
Posted on July 25, 2009 by thefrugalcrafter
Happy weekend folks!
I was playing with scal and my cricut and made this card:
Design by Lindsay Weirich, Stamps: About Art Accents, Ink: Kaliedacolor, Paper: GP
It was so easy, I used a free dingbat font called butterflies I think, selected a butterfly and clicked “blackout” and “weld” in scal, then copy and pasted it, flipped the second one and rotated it and placed then on the mat touching at the top of the wings. Make sure both parts are welded before you cut. After it was cut I stamped butterflies and text in clear ink and heat embossed them then used a brayer (A soft rubber roller) and a rainbow inkpad to apply ink over the butterfly and the embossed areas remain white. I stamped the fairy (About Art Accents) with SU! black and watercolored it with M Graham &Co paint, trimmed and mounted it to the bottom of the card. Easy and fun!
Tomorrow I will introduce you to a “hot” new craft, til them happy crafting!
Filed under: about art accents, SCAL software + Cricut | Tagged: about art accents, brayer, cricut, heat embossing, how to make shaped cards, resist, scal, shapedcard, Stamping | 4 Comments »
Posted on January 2, 2009 by thefrugalcrafter
Want to liven up your next stamping project? How about giving this a try.
Here is how the faux batik looks!
It is easy to do. You simply stamp an image with clear embossing ink, sprinkle with clear embossing powder, hear and paint over it with a light watercolor. Let it dry, stamp and emboss more and paint it with a darker shade. Repeat these steps for an interesting look. See photos for details:
Stamp and emboss on watercolor paper then paint with a light color of watercolor paint.
Stamp and emboss the next image...
...then paint over with a darker shade.
Repete with a darker color, I embossed when the paper was a bit damp so some of the image would flake off and look more authentic...Sure I did that on purpose!
When you are done you can place the batik paper between scrap paper and iron it to remove the embossing if you like but I don’t bother, I’m lazy;-) The stamps in this project are by Inque Boutique, Thanks to Mitzi for giving me her set!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Filed under: Inque Boutique, Stamping | Tagged: batik, Inque Boutique, resist, Stamping, stamping ideas, watercolor | 4 Comments »
Posted on October 24, 2008 by thefrugalcrafter
Want to do something fun with you stash of Rub-On transfers? Well here is something: Apply them to watercolor paper or white cardstock then paint over them with watercolors! You can also stamp with clear pigment ink, emboss in clear and paint over that too…so much fun how can you resist?
Stamps by the rubber cafe, talk about irresistible!
The lovely stamps used here (Framed Heart and Scroll Border) are from The Rubber Cafe. I used Elmers Paintastics to paint over the rub-on and to “ink” the scroll boarder. Paintastics can be found in the kids isle of your craft store, there cheap and the are wonderful, the paint is in the brush and you can refil them or fill them with plain water when you are done for a waterbrush…recycling, got to love that!
Have a great weekend and happy crating!
Filed under: Stamping, the rubber cafe | Tagged: elmers paintasticks, resist, the rubber cafe, valentines card, watercolor | 2 Comments »