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24 July, 2009

Industia or Not

Since I missed (forgot) the last class I had to do this page following Kelsey's instructions. People who know me well know that I'm not exactly the one who would blindly follow without exploring the world and possibilities around. That's probably the reason I always get into trouble, but I can't help it. Since I can remember my poor parents have tried to correct this imperfection of my character and didn't succeed so I guess I’ll be imperfect forever!!!
While making this page I tried to follow instructions which funny enough kept disappearing in all the mess on my desk (imagine the mess when I couldn't find any of TWO that Kelsey gave me).Therefore I'm not sure if I got the Industria Technique but here is the end result.

Industria or not this is my cover page for the TECHNIQUE BOOK 2.

21 July, 2009

Look at this

, arty friend of mine, came along with some new stuff yesterday. She brought OPALS (embossing powders) and when I saw the screaming pink, green and orange my first thought was: "Oh my god, they just not mine piece of cake." I think she secretly read my thoughts when I brought my jar of bronze - thick embossing powder. We started with "safe" colours and made some lovely female torsos in black and bronze using flexible art moulds. I know they are a bit imperfect but... EMBRACE IMPERFECTION!!!

Next was clear thick embossing powder. We melted it in a melting pot, placed the frame over the rubber stamp in order to get some texture and pored melted powder over. The good thing about those powders is that they set very quickly (perfect for impatient). Than we painted them with Perfect Pearls and few medallions were done in a tick of a moment.

Well Dee left me to come to a "bright" idea to mix the colours using all the already disgraced screamers: orange and green which we mixed with black.

As we ran out of the frames we had to run to the Sraptivate and get some more and this time we made a lovely bracelet. It is such a shame that neither scanner or camera get the colours right.

At the end of the day I made another "MUST HAVE LIST" which includes believe it or not all the screamers and flexible art moulds. Well this order is going to wait for a while as I already ordered some new rubber from De Stempelwinkel, a Dutch company with some wicked rubber stamps.

I hope we will find some more time to get together again and do more exciting stuff. THANK YOU Dee for introducing me to a totally new world of possibilities.

Now I should start working on my last class page since I missed the class (read: forgot).

02 July, 2009

Nearly there

Well I completed all pages for this book but I'm not relieved yet. There are still some finishing extras to be added before I can call it: DONE! Once again I used Cherry Pie stamps (by the way this plate came on my must have list and the order is already on the way from Florida).

The Faux leather is one of my favourite techniques so I decided to make the back cover in this technique.

Since I don't have too much time to spare on writing (I try to use it for creating) I better publish this post and start binding the book.

01 July, 2009

At last

July came to fast and I struggled to find the time to do anything else than meeting the deadlines at work. Last night, just before the next class, I finally finished the page on Credit Card Technique. Once again I used Cherry Pie stamps (I can't help myself but I love them) for the ATC's and the Stampers Anonymous' lines for the background. I have to admit that I didn't put too much thought into this page but I'm happy with a result.

The page on Faux Leather is also on the way(for the first time I managed to finish 2 ATC's in class and surprisingly they match so I have the topic for my next page: Dark Boundaries).