Monday, August 22, 2016

Under the Sea Birthday card with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about Go Fish.


This week I had quite a bit of trouble figuring out what to do with this challenge. Fishing is not really my thing, but then I remembered that the world under water is so pretty, and that got me excited to do this one! The Kaisercraft Mermaid Tail stamp set is perfect for creating an underwater world.

 

The experimenting of the CC103 techniques continues and I mix and match everything together to see what it brings me. I need to remind me all the time that when I'm experimenting and it looks like it's not going well, I've got to keep going. Most of the time it works and the result is extra special and I'm extra happy! LOL! While making this card I had a few moments like that, but glad I kept going, because I love the end result.



In my future projects, I think I'll use the Distress Crayon Picket Fence and Black Soot lots more applying high and low lights. It gave everything so much more depth.

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Sandra

Monday, August 15, 2016

Summer Fun card with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about Summer Fun.

My summer was al about the summer of Creative Chemistry and for me that was definitely summer fun! I've actually rarely Texture Paste colored after it's applied. And certainly not with Distress Ink. In CC you're encouraged to put the "what if's" into practice. It's so fun to experiment, because I love the sort of white halo around the Texture Paste after I applied the color with Distress Ink. It's a different kind of shadow, a softer one that I find very pretty surprisingly.

 

With crazing I find very difficult to apply the right amount. It only gives a few spots the crazing everytime I try it. The right thickness of the layter, I apparently haven't mastered yet. I'll have to practice some more with it.

 

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

CC103 - day 5

Hi everyone,

It's day five of Creative Chemistry 103 and we were again treated to as much as 6 Techniques! Unfortunately I didn't realise that only Yupo was used as a substrate, so I got some ordered at a local craft store, so that's why I'm a bit late. After some experimenting it apparently it isn't official Yupo (it's sold in a package without a brand on it), the results aren't as they should be. With the effects I get looks like it's between Glossy and the Yupo which sells Ranger. So now I've ordered the Ranger one, hopefully it will work better ...


The first technique: Alcohol Ink Stamped on Yupo Resist Technique. I couldn't get it to work, the paper doesn't do what it's suposed to do following Tim's instructions. If you look carefully you'll see a light ghosting. I've tried it  wiht several different Archival Inks, Jet Black, Watering Can, but saw no difference ...
 

The second technique: Alcohol Ink Faded Layers on Yupo Technique. In the picture the right side looks better than in real life. In real life it looks more like the left side...

 

The third technique: Alcohol Ink Texture Resist on Yupo Technique. This technique didn't work either. I think the ink can soak in better than it should.


The fourth technique: Alcohol Ink Painting on Yupo Technique. That technique was fun to do and it finally worked as it should. I took Kristina's example.

 

The fifth technique: Alcohol Ink Liquid Landscapes on Yupo Technique. This technique was nice, but it doesn't dry in the more hard lines as I'd like, but perhaps that is more a matter of practice.


 

The sixth technique: Alcohol Ink Splattered Floral Technique. I unfortunately have no canned air, and had to use a straw. I tried to make a flower, but that was a disaster. Therefor I made a colorful abstract background. Love it! 
 


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Hugs,
Sandra

Monday, August 8, 2016

Halloween Coffin Treats Box with video tutorial

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Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about Try to Contain yourself. There are so many possibilities for this theme, you could alter a container, cup, tin, bottle, box etc or make a container from scratch!


Halloween isn't yet around the corner, but with all the Halloween release announcements, my spooky ideas popped-up in my head, I couldn't resist to make a Halloween project. The coffin treat box is a SVG file that I have purchased online and I've cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo. I've adjusted the size, which is convenient with digital cutting files.



When the box was put together, I could start altering it. I first cut out some cobwebs with the Haunted Webs die and then small bats. The Haunted Webs are discontinued, but Fine Spider Webs is a great replacement. After I glued everything I first painted it all black with Black Soot Distress Paint.



After the paint was dry, I've did kind of the dry brush technique with my fingers and Paint Distress Walnut Stain. Although I must admit that the dry brush technique with an actual brush gives a better result, it was fun to experiment and try it.



For the edges on the lid, I used my technique that I've done recently with the Wildflowers, I used black paint and poured Black Soot Distress Embossing Powder over it and heated it with my embossing heat tool.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

CC103 - day 4

Hi everyone,

It's day three of Creative Chemistry 103 and this time we even got six new techniques. The pressure is on! LOL!

The first technique: Distress Crayon Smudge Technique. Wow! Have in the past done a little smudging with the Crayons, but not a complete background. Lots of fun to do and have cheated a little by also using some gray Gelato, because I have only set #1, which is very bright!

 

The second technique: Distress Crayon Gesso Fresco Technique. Super cool technique. I don't know if it was the Gesso, like Tim said, or that I haven't done it correctly. But I hardley noticed any difference between the areas with or without Gesso.



The third technique: Distress Crayon Textured Resist Technique. I had to wait for my Picket Fence Crayon to arrive, and I was in luck. It arrived today. Although I didn't get the result I expected. Especially with whiping the ink off.

 

The fourth technique: Distress Crayon Watercolor Resist Technique. Love this technique! I don't know if my crayons were completely dry or not, but it seemed that the Crayons did smudge a bit while blending with an ink blending tool. And no, I didn't cheated this time and only used Distress Crayons :)

 

The fifth technique: Distress Crayon Blended Background Technique. This technique is very basic, but very similar to the technique that I've done with my Gelatos on a Gessoed background.



The sixth technique: Distress Crayon Layered Coloring Technique. Really amazing technique. I needed to cheat a little more with a couple of Gelatos. The bright colors are too much... I haven't applied my medium coat of Crazing,because there were only a few little spots that had some crazing.

 

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Hugs,
Sandra