Monday, March 7, 2011

Magazine Collage and Overpainting ATCs

Step 1: Cut images, backgrounds, and words from magazines and layer onto ATC sized mat board.
Step 2: Choose portions of your image or background to coat with a thin layer of gesso. Brush on sheer enough to see the original image underneath.

Step 3: Take a fine line black marker or Sharpie to outline the image you see through the gesso layer. Leave "raw" for a textured line drawing look, or color in portions or whole image with markers or paint and Ta-Da!

March Stamp Camp Card Exchange

I played with some new Stampin' Up products on these cards for the March Exchange. I used the Springtime Floral paper, and the flowers and seam binding ribbon are Stampin' Up too. The collage images are from Lisa's Altered Art. I always have fun making a set of cards to share every month, especially knowing I'll come home with a new set of cards from some great artists who I'm sure to get some ideas from every time!

Recycled Soda Can Pin Variations

I wanted to share a variation of the soda can pins I made at Stamp Camp. I don't have the Big Shot or the Daisy Die that we created the top two pins I came home and used my Cuttle Bug and my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die instead. All of the ladies at Stamp Camp made their pins out of different cans and we were all so excited by how each one came out differently. With this different flower shape there are even more options. More of the can design shows, which I happen to like and lends itself to being better able to recognize the recycled nature of the project. The possibilities are limitless! Check out Maura's Monster pin! Can you tell which soda brands my pins are made of?

March Stamp Camp Projects

It's about time that I update my blog! I've been posting a photo a day on Facebook as part of a year long Project 365. Alot of the photos I post there are of my art. But it's time to catch up here, and what better way to get back in the game than to share a few projects I've been involved in. The photo above is of the projects we worked on as part of a monthly Stampin' Up Stamp Camp. My Stampin' Up Demonstrator is tremendously generous, as well as awesomely creative so I know that every month I'm in store for something fun. This month was triple the fun because we made a card, decorated a ball jar, and created pins out of soda cans! The idea for the pins came from a YouTube Clip posted on Maura's blog, another member of the stamp group. You should check it out and give it a try!