Thursday, February 27, 2020

Favorite Old School Technique: Wax Paper Resist | Collab with Delaney Jane Cardss & Courtney Kreeber

Hey Procraftinators! Today, I am back with another fun collab with Renee from Delaney Jane Cards & this month, Courtney Kreeber is joining us! How exciting! This month, our theme is favorite old school techniques and I chose to do Wax Paper Resist. I had so much fun that I made 16 cards in total, but I only show the finishing of 4 cards in my video. I will go over all the supplies used for all 16 cards here in my blog post for anyone that wishes to know those details. Here are the 4 cards that I finished on my video.


To do a  wax paper resist, it's really quite simple. You cut a piece of wax paper just slightly larger than your card front. Then, you insert it into an embossing folder of your choosing and run it through your embossing machine. Another variation on this, is scrunching the wax paper up into a ball, then flattening in back  out, placing it into your embossing folder and running it through your embossing machine. This will add a bit more texture than what the folder will add. Either way is acceptable and it just depends on what you like. If you haven't done this before, I suggest trying some both ways. Next, you take your wax paper and sandwich it in between 2 pieces of glossy cardstock that has been cut down to card panel size. The paper does have to be glossy. This will not work with regular cardstock. The wax will just soak into the cardstock and will not resist. You don't have to use two pieces, if you don't wish to get the negative image. However, I enjoy getting a 2 for 1 deal out of these cards. So, I choose to do 2. Sometimes, the negative doesn't turn out so great, but we will talk about what to do with those backgrounds later. Once you have sandwiched you pieces, stick them into a piece of computer paper that has been folded in half. This is so you protect your iron and ironing board from getting waxy. Next, take your heated iron and iron over the whole thing. I had mine set on cotton, I believe. You don't want to over heat your piece, so keep an eye on it. I just lifted the corner of mine and checked after a couple of times going over it. If you can see a waxy design on
your card fronts, then you are good to go. After you get all your card fronts ironed, next comes the fun part, applying the color for the resist part of the technique.

Distress Ink Resist

This is how I first learned this technique. Once the wax has been applied to the glossy paper, you ink blend dye inks onto the glossy paper. You could also brayer them on, if you like. However, I never think to do that technique. I am an ink blending junkie, so that is how I do it. I did 4 cards with this technique.




Distress Inks

Craft Bundles.com SVG - Brave & Strong [RETIRED]
Nuvo - Aqua Shimmer Pen in Glitter Gloss




Distress Inks

Simon Says Stamp - Birthday Word Mix 1 Stamps ("Celebrating You" sentiment on front)

 
 
Distress Inks

Distress Oxide Resist

This is obviously similar to the Distress Ink Resist, but when this technique came out, Oxides did not exist. So, I thought it would be fun to see how they played with this technique.

Distress Oxides
Spellbinders - Cabbage Rose Embossing Folder [RETIRED]
Tonic Craft Kit #30 "Hello" circle die cut [RETIRED]
Altenew Lace Up Stamp Set (inside sentiment & hearts) [RETIRED]


Distress Oxides

Quickutz/WRMK Tide Embossing Folder (Set of 2) [RETIRED]
Tonic Craft Kit # 31  ("Celebrate" Die Cut on front) [RETIRED]
Nuvo Glitter Drops - Yellow Bird & Dazzling Blue


Distress Oxides



Distress Oxides

Tonic Craft Kit #21 - Have a Lovely Day [RETIRED]

Dylusions Spray Resist


Dylusions Sprays
Houndstooth Paper Scrap from a past project



 Dylusions Sprays

Pink & Black Cardstock Scraps from stash


Dylusions Sprays

Neat & Tangled - Nesting Hexagon Cover Plate [RETIRED]
Black Scrap of Cardstock
My Favorite Things - Slanted Sentiment Strip Dies [RETIRED]

  
Dylusions Sprays

Oxide Sprays

 


Oxide Sprays
Quickutz/WRMK Tide Set Embossing Folder [RETIRED]
Tonic Craft Kit #19 "With Love" Die Cut [RETIRED]
Altenew Quilled Elegance Stamp Set (inside sentiment & heart)
Pearlescent Vellum
 



Oxides Sprays

Fun Stamper's Journey - Persian Garden Background Die
Tonic Craft Kit #21 "Have a Lucky Day" Die
 Nuvo Crystal Drops - Auburn Pearl
Memento - Tuxedo Black Ink


 Oxide Spray

Spellbinder's Cabbage Rose Embossing Folder [RETIRED]
Fun Stamper's Journey - Asian Lattice Background Die
Craft Perfect - Gleaming Lilac Pearlescent Card
Tonic Craft Kit #22 - Sending Hugs Die
Dream Drops - Super Nova


Oxide Sprays 

Pink & White Cardstock Scraps from stash for layering A & C layers of background die
Tonic Craft Kit #22 - Sending Hugs Die [RETIRED]
Dream Drops - Super Nova [Tonic Craft Kit Exclusive Color - RETIRED]

As you probably noticed, I did cut some of the backgrounds with background dies. This is what I did with the backgrounds that I didn't care for as much and you can see they still turned out great. So, remember, if you don't like a background, just die cut it! If you don't have a background die, try using a different die that you love and I am sure it will turn out stunning!

I hope you enjoyed my cards today! Don't forget to check out Renee & Courtney's videos. You can find those linked in my description box over on my YouTube video. As always, have a great day!






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Monday, February 24, 2020

Marbled Watercolor Flowers | #TeamTinySpringFlowers

Hey Procraftinators!

Today, I am participating in another Team Tiny Video Hop! This month, the theme is Spring Flowers.  If you are not familiar with Team Tiny, we are a group of small YouTube creators who have less than 1,000 subscribers. Meaning we are not monetized and you will not see commercials on our channels. The purpose of the hops that we do every month is to help our small channels grow, so we would greatly appreciate it if you liked, commented, subscribed and shared our videos! It helps the YouTube algorithm know that are videos are worthwhile to suggest to others to watch.



For those that have been following me lately, you know I have been all about the watercoloring lately. So, I pulled out the Concord & 9th Wonderful Florals stamp set and stamped in in Gina K Amalgam Ink, since it is watercolor friendly, on some Fabriano Hot Press Watercolor Paper in 140lb.Once stamped, I taped the panel to my work surface and began by using my paint brush to coat the first flower with clean water. Originally, my plan was to use a wet on wet technique and make two toned flowers. I was going to fill the flower with one color and then drop a second color in the middle and let it bleed out in whatever manner it naturally flowed out, as watercolors are supposed to do. I must not have applied enough water, because when I dropped the second color in, it just stayed there in an ugly blob in the middle of my flower. So, I decided to pull the color out towards the edges and try to sort of gradient it the best I could. You won't see any of this in the video, as my week has been full of technological difficulty and one of those issues was my camera's autofocus freaking out during the watercoloring part of this video. So, I had to go back and redo that portion of it. Anyways, when I tried to pull out the yellow that I dropped in the center of this flower, somehow a freak happy accident occurred and I ended up with this cool marbled looking flower. I had no idea how I achieved it, but I decided that I MUST do it again! I struggled a little bit, but I eventually found, that if you coat the flower with the first color, in my experience it was easier to start with the darker color. Then dab in the lighter color in a few spots, clean your brush off and then swirl around the lighter color with a clean brush, you could achieve the effect. The trick is to make sure that your first coat is wet enough that the watercolor will move, but not so wet that they just combine and make a new color. If that makes sense. It's definitely something you have to experiment with a little bit to get the feel of it. Also, once I was happy with it, I immediately heat set each flower, so that the watercolors wouldn't merge any more.


Once I finished the watercoloring, I noticed that the stamped lines of my image were kinda faint. The watercolors had kinda covered them up a bit. Luckily, I am lazy and hadn't removed my stamp from my Tim Holtz stamping platform yet, so I poped it back in there and just re-stamped the image to crisp up those lines.

I own the coordinating dies for this set, so I thought it would be fun to add some wood grain letters to the front of this panel. I cut the "wonderful" word out of a wood grain patterned paper. I also cut it out of some Neenah 80lb scraps four times and stacked them all together for some dimension. Then, i glued them to the front of my card with Nuvo Deluxe adhesive.

Next, it was time to move on to the sentiments. For the inside, I used on of my favorite sets for sentiments from Altenew, the Quilled Elegance stamp set. The sentiment I chose was "Sending you sunshing" and I also added 2 single flowers from the Concord & 9th Wonderful Florals stamp set to decorate the inside a bit. I chose to stamp all over those in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

For the outside sentiment, I used the Concord & 9th Wondeful Florals stamp sent and chose the "Have a" and "day" words to finish off my sentiment so it says "Have a wonderful day." I white heat embossed the words on black cardstock with Ranger White Embossing Powder and cut them out with My Favorite Things Slanted Sentiment Strip dies. I chose to pop the strips up using some XFasten Foam tape.

I hope that you enjoyed the card today. Please head over to my youtube channel, linked at the top of the post and be sure to click that hashtag in the title or the description to see the projects from the rest of the Team Tiny. They have some great projects to share with you!

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Supplies: 
26H Chrome Yellow (orange)
28H Carmine (red)
25H Hansa Yellow
29H Crimson Lake (Fushia)
30H Quinacridone Violet (darker than 29H)
35H Blue Aqua (more green than 34H)
34H Turquoise Blue
33H Raw Umber (brown)
Concord & 9th - Wonderful Florals (Stamp Only) (Bundle)
Altenew Quilled Elegance (inside sentiment) [RETIRED]

***I buy all of my supplies myself and am not affiliated with any company. The links I provide are not affiliate links. I do not make a commission when you buy using these links. They are merely for your convenience or clarification of which supplies I have used. I do not guarantee they are the cheapest prices. I suggest you do your own research and shop around.***
 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Concord & 9th Love You to Pieces & Heart Turnabout | Hearts & Flowers Hop

Hey Procraftinators!

 
Today, I am participation in the Hearts and Flowers Video Hop! In each video we will be sharing a hearts and/or flowers themed projects to get you inspired for Spring crafting. It starts today, Friday February 14, 2020 and goes through Thursday February 20th. giving you plenty of time to watch and comment on all of the videos. The giveaways will be announced by February 25th on each individual channel that is giving something away and a list of all the winners will be over at Taylormadecards4u.com/blog. Each channel that is giving something away will have their own rules for entering, so please pay close attention for those rules.

At the top of my description box you will find the link to the next person in the hop.  For more information and a complete list of all the videos, head over to Monica’s blog over at taylormadecards4u.com Now, that we have all that out of the way, let's get into the project!

To view the video for this card CLICK HERE!



 I started this card by using the Heart Turnabout stamp by Concord & 9th. For each turn, I used a different metallic embossing powder. I thought it would give a fun, shiny finish while creating my own patterned paper. 
 For the first stamping, I used Nuvo Classic Gold Embossing Powder.
 For the second turn, I used Nuvo Copper Blush embossing powder.
 For the 3rd turn, I used Ranger Gold embossing powder.
For the 4th and final turn, I used The Personal Stamp Exchange (no longer in business), Detail Brass embossing powder. No idea how old this powder is, but it works still. So, I use it.






Next, I use the "Love" word die from the Concord & 9th Love You to Pieces die set to cut out of the heart patterned paper that I just created. This die cuts not only the inside letters, but it cuts a frame too. So, I also cut 4 or 5 out of white Neenah 80lb cardstock scraps that I had. I only wanted the frames for this and stacked them together. This way, I could inlay the heart pieces of the letters inside the frame. I also cut a piece of floral patterned paper from The Paper Studio Petals & Blooms Paper Pad (8.5x11). I got this paper pad on clearance at Hobby Lobby awhile back. I thought it was pretty and matched the theme perfectly. 
 After getting the Love die cut pieces adhered, I covered the die cut in Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen, along with the florals on the background paper. I sort of regret this decision. As later on, I will be filling the letters with Glossy Accents. The combination between the Glossy Accents and the Gold Glitter caused the yellow tinge on my letters. It's not real bad in real life, but it shows up horribly in the pictures. Definitely not the look I was going for.
 My other issue was that I had originally had something completely different in mind. I had cut the heart paper with a rounded rectangle die as I had a different design in mind. Then, I changed my mind. I, then, decided to use this Love die and it barely fit on that rectangle. My die shifted in the machine and the E had 2 diagonal cuts on either side of the bottom on it. They aren't noticeable in my video, but they would've been noticeable in my final pictures if I would've left it. So, I decided to cover it up. I tried a few different embellishments, but they all looked silly until I decided to try this banner that was included in the Love You to Pieces stamp set. I decided to tie it in to the background panel by using Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire. I wasn't happy that it didn't match the blue enough, so then I went over it in Black Soot to make it darker. It was acceptable after that. 
 To decorate the inside, I used another stamp from the Love You to Pieces stamp set for my sentiment. It says "Love you to pieces." I also used a small strip that was left over from my heart turnabout patterned paper that I created in the beginning of the video. I like to fold my card over slightly when I am butting card stock up against the fold line of a card to ensure that the card will still fold, before adhering anything down. 
 Next, I decided that my card front needed more depth and dimension. So, I ink blended both the Chipped Sapphire and the Black Soot Distress Inks from earlier onto the edges of the front of my card. I used the Tim Holtz Mini Ink blending toos with my DIY Blending Foams to do so. 
I finished the card by attaching the card front the the card base. I hope that you enjoyed the card for today. Don't forget to hop the the next person in the hop. The link is HERE! Also, if you enjoyed my video/blog post today, I would greatly appreciate it if you followed me on social media, links are below. 


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Supplies
VersaMark
Embossing Powders
Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire & Black Soot
The Paper Studio - Petals & Blooms Paper Pad 8.5x11
Foam Squares
***I buy all of my supplies myself and am not affiliated with any company. The links I provide are not affiliate links. I do not make a commission when you buy using these links. They are merely for your convenience or clarification of which supplies I have used. I do not guarantee they are the cheapest prices. I suggest you do your own research and shop around.***