Things of art, and things that aren't, and things that wish they could be....

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Toilet Paper Casting

This card is made of patterned cardstock and tissue paper, but the center flower is 10 layers of toilet paper. You begin with a rubber stamp and alternate one layer of toilet paper with a watered down all-purpose glue ( about 2-3 parts glue to 1 part water) . Use a stiff bristled brush to tamper each layer into the crevices of the stamp. When all layers are applied, use an absorbant towel and press down on the whole thing to remove excess moisture. Carefully peel the cast off and put in a 200 degree oven on a cookie sheet for a few minutes until it's dry or let it air dry. ( I get too impatient to do this) I colored this one with Perfect Pearls and chalks. Trim the cast to fit your project.

Another Example of Toilet Paper Casting

Pergamano and Floral

This card is parchment pergamano with
parchment and seashell flowers.

Mixed Media Greeting Card

Mixed media Greeting Card

I am trying to move a few of my favorite things over to this blog.

This card is made of wallpaper, dried flowers, flowers made from sea shells, flowers made of parchment, wire, and feathers on a base of cardstock

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Using your brass stencils in the Cuttlebug

I found the method for using brass stencils and Fiskers embossing plates in the Cuttlebug!! This really expands the usage of your machine!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

These cards were made of cardstock and parchment, and sea shell flowers in a pergamano parasol.

This is a card made from a transparency of the "tree" image made from Ted's abdominal aortic anyurism and given to his surgeon. He loved it.

This ATC was made with homemade paper using dried flowers, coffee grounds and junk mail. To that card, I added punched and embossed leaves, a metal circle and a square brad to attach a laminate sample .

The Old Yahoo 360 Blog

Well, as of now, there is no good way to import my old posts from the Yahoo 360 blog..
If you remember something you want to see, I'll try and find it for you and publish it here, until someone devises a good import tool.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

...And it Begins....

This begins my adventure here on this site.

If you're interested in seeing my photos, here's the link:

Here, you'll see art and other photos.

Here is my newest ATC for Flickr's MAMMA's group.

This is a Pepsi can run through the Cuttlebug and colored with alchol ink, and embossing powder. The fabric is a gathered pinwheel and the triangles are of microbeads.