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Sunday, 15 August 2010

Week 3 of Summer with Claudine

So I have finally managed to finish week three techniques! Once again I really enjoyed doing these and know that I will use them in my crafting, especially the reverse stamping technique which is my new favourite technique!
This week we tried Extra Time Reverse Stamping, Extra Time Tinted Paper and Extra Time Faux Paste Paper.
Currently I am working on the project for week three which incorporates all these techniques so I am looking forward to finishing it and sharing it with you all.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Claudines Mini Projects

These are two mini projects I have made using techniques taught in Claudine Hellmuths course. I have really enjoyed making them and am quite proud of the way they have turned out. I look forward to using this techniques in my future projects.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Crackle Paint Class

On Saturday I demonstrated some projects I had made with Tim Holtz Crackle Paints. I really enjoy using any of Tim Holtz's Distress products but found the crackle paints to be really inspiring and I got some ideas for techniques from the Ranger web sight. I really love the resist crackle technique that I have done in the tags above, it looks so effective but is so easy to do. The photo frame in the bottom left was one I had done a while ago by just putting a coat of crackle paint on a papier mache frame and then distressing it with vintage photo distress ink. It has a photo of my daughter in it and she just had to have some fairy wings!
And the last frame I got inspiration from an article in the latest Craft Stamper magazine. I saw the article and just had to make my own version of it. Rock candy crackle paint with shimmer inks sprayed on it and embellished with prima flowers and idea-ology metalwork. In the frame is a collage of stampers annonmymous stamps using co-ordinating distress inks. I am very happy with the outcome.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Summer Sunday

What a lovely Sunday! The weather here in Scotland was just gorgeous and I spent the day with friends at the Ayr Flower Show which was great fun! The only down side was that I had a flat tyre on the way home along the motorway, at least I can change a tyre though so not much time and we were off again. Was quite restrained and only bought 3 plants and a few bits and bobs (much better than I am when it is craft involved!) but am looking forward to being able to get the garden in shape.
Now on to important things.....I am slowly catching up in Claudine's class and this is my attempts at week two techniques. In order of photos there is, acrylic paint stamping, watermark resist peeled paint, and watermark resist stamping. I loved the acrylic stamping the best this week, though I do think the resist stamping is very effective.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Creating with Claudine

I am so LOVING this course with Claudine Hellmuth! I have never realyy planned with paints like this and I am enjoying it so much! It's just a shame With work and hoem commitments at the moment I am so behind. I can't decide which technique I love the most as each time I try a new one it then becomes my favourite! Week ones techniques were gesso etching and gesso image transfer. Here are my attempts at them. All I can say is that the gesso image transfer definelty works better with a photocopy image as an inkjet image gives a much softer result.