Friday, October 31, 2008
an ink jet printer, photo paper (glossy) & a spray bottle of water! I tried this one other time & could not get the ink to roll off the paper. I pulled out an old package of photo paper we purchased at least 5 years ago & it worked perfectly. The problem is...I have no clue who made the paper. It was in a plain box & the paper was wrapped in black plastic inside. No maker whatsoever! This is what I did:
1) Print ink jet pic on glossy photo paper. 2) Dampen your substrate. 3) Spray your photo 2-3 times with the water. 4) Lay photo face down & burnish.
Now as far as what glossy photo paper works......you'll just have to experiment a bit.
TRY IT! It's so quick & easy. I printed mine on a Mulberry type paper.
Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Halloween!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I have been fortunate enough to receive this very nice award from Brenda at: http://memoriesandtreasures.blogspot.com/.
Brenda has been a good friend, popping in & checking out my blog.
Brenda does beautiful work so please check out her blog.
Thanks so much, Brenda! I am to pass this on to 4 blogs & visit regularly & 1 new blog. It's extremely difficult when you look at so many beautiful blogs every day. I'm going to TRY & spread the wealth around & not give this to the same people over & over. I have selected the following blogs:
Anne at http://bullesdorees.blogspot.com/ Jaw dropping beauty.
Nicki at http://nickileigh.blogspot.com/ Fabulous bath & body products
Melissa at http://pugnotes.blogspot.com/ Wonderful Pug/ animal art
Diana at http://dianaevans.blogspot.com/ Diana is an artist/illustrator doing amazing work
The newest blog I've been following is:
Jennifer at http://artisticallydesigneddiversions.blogspot.com/ LOVE her ATC's
Congratulations to all!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I entered a contest last night on Jennifer's blog at http://artisticallydesigneddiversions.blogspot.com/. Jennifer is a part of the Stampsmith Yahoo group that I belong to also. She's a California girl & I'm always excited to meet someone from my home state. When I was looking through Jen's beautiful blog I noticed a link she referenced for another wonderful blog that also offered FREE images. It's not too common to see this so I jumped right over there. I am so glad I did!
The blog belongs to Gaby at: http://gaby-cajubrasil.blogspot.com/. She is a fiber & mixed media artist from Brazil & extremely generous with her images. This is just one of about 8 collage sheets that I saved. Check out both of these blogs...you're in for a treat!
Check this out! Stunning or what?? I was making my morning run through my favorite blogs & stumbled across this etsy shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=35796. Her name is Julie & her work is fabulous!
Please check out her beautiful items.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I will try it on some paper next. Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Good Sunday morning! I'm still playing with texture & paint rather than my all paper backgrounds. This pic is 6x9 inches. I also did some experimenting with stamping Sheer Heaven & transferring the stamped image. It works quite well for borders or background. Reading a post on my inkjet transfer group today gave me the idea to try some more Lazertran paper. I really didn't care that much for it when I tried the first time but sometimes when you go back it's a different story. I'm going to give it another shot. I am heading out for a street faire in Thousand Oaks this morning. That should be fun. Have a great day!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I guess I've been slacking a bit lately. I have a couple of things to cover. First off, is this lovely jewelry that I purchased from Vicki at: http://vickiorion.blogspot.com/ & etsy at:http://vickiorion.etsy.com . I love these pieces. I told Vicki I wear the earrings daily. They just go with everything. Check out Vicki's stuff.
My next purchase was from Nicki Leigh at: http://nickileigh.blogspot.com/ who makes her own products. I bought this moisturizing lotion bar that you hold in your hand for a moment until it softens enough to spread around. I had never seen this before. It softens immediately & OMG...the wonderful smell is amazing! Thank You Vicki & Nicki!
Last thing I want to mention is.... The Technique Junkies at:
http://www.techniquejunkies.com/. I saw reference to them on Kathy Eddy's blog at http://kmeddy.blogspot.com/. The technique junkies have numerous tutorials that you can purchase. Needless to say, I couldn't let that one go by. Pat at Technique Junkies was extremely helpful & now I'm all set to go!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
This is a transfer to a tissue type paper (maybe mulberry) I am not really sure. Because of the texture of the paper it lays beautifully over a textured background. I played some more with my molding paste & some Lumiere acrylic paints. The transfer was done with Sheer Heaven & I am pretty pleased with this one. Used the thick canvas & not the flat. It has a gold border & is 6x8 inches.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Good Friday morning! Well, my transparency transfers were somewhat of a nightmare. I can not get one to transfer to canvas. I get impatient when 4 or 5 of them turn out bad...so impatient I moved back to Sheer Heaven where I know I will get a transfer that works. This is what I came up with. Everything was transferred except the faint writing & the music. Those are both stamps. The image came from one of my art book cds that I purchased recently on Ebay. The photo is 6x8. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Here is a couple more Stampsmith Stamp pictures. I used the Memories Mist background with some stamping around the borders. I absolutely love these rubber stamps. Find them at: http://stampsmith.net/. I am heading back to image transfers today. I am bound & determined to get a decent transparency transfer using gel medium. I've already failed twice this morning...UGH!!