Wednesday, December 28, 2016

WOYWW #395--

Welcome to the last Wednesday of 2016….which makes it the last “What’s on your Workdesk” of 2016.  And with such a seemingly bizarre, stressful, annoying year  that it has been for so many…it’s been great  that we can count on visiting Julia at The Stamping Ground for some crafting comradery and grounding. 

So jumping in to the whole reason why we are here, and as part of that grounding, centering, and soul-fulfilling act that is art, I took the day off yesterday and spent half of it in my craft room.  First cleaning my second and third desks.  And for those who remember my last post a few weeks ago, this mostly in an attempt to find missing stash I know I brought in.  Found the WoW Embossing powder, found but didn’t know was lost the Tim Holtz snowflake charms (x2) but still missing...the Dina Wakely Mica Sprays.  And that is really annoying!

And then I got out my poor neglected art journals; they have not been touched since I took a workshop with Dyan herself in October!  So on my clean journaling desk, with the stencils somewhat sorted, I jumped in getting all paintey and making a mess.  What you see is the 2nd page I played with.  Not sure what I’m going to do with it yet, but it was fun getting there.  The tray upper left has water, in my attempt to keep my stencils somewhat clean.  There is a mug of egg nog…nicely nogged—it is my day off! LOL!  the whole back are piles of my stencils; not as neat as they were when I started (and no; can't blame that on the Nog).  Oh, and my new grey craft mat comes from Ken Oliver Crafts…billed as the Best Ever Craft Mat. I like the heavy feel, the fact it won’t crease or curl; but I have to say, the non-slip, or to me, stickiness is sorta driving me nuts.  Also it doesn’t seem to clean nearly as nice as the Ranger craft mat. 

So that’s me; now go back to Julia’s to portal off to other creative desks.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and got lots of crafty stash (I got the Everything Art year-long Wanderlust online course! Yipiee!) And I wish everyone a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2017! Stay Crafty, my friends!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

WOYWW #393

These Wednesday's are just flying by!!  So I almost missed another "What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday" blog hop hosted by the lovely Julia at The Stamping Ground.

Now, brace yourselves; this does not reflect the rest of my craft room;

But yes; this is a shocking view of my main desk.  It is in this current state because I finished my Christmas cards last week. And near the end of my creative chaos, I noticed that things that should only be at this desk...weren't.  So I figured it was a good time to get a good clean-up in.  So the box of white brads was found, as was the bone folder, the little pack of new X-acto blades, and my blue distress blending foam.  Still missing: my white embossing powder, and my brand new, never opened package of Dina Wakley Mica Sprays.

And here is a birthday card I made for my Mother..who we think will be 93; maybe 94.  See what happens when you keep lying about your age! LOL!  

So there is my least the main one; stay tuned as I progress around the other desks in my attempt to find those sprays!

Have a great week everyone.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WOYWW #391

All Right.  This is serious…somewhere the universe went into cut time, and that is just not acceptable! How can we only have 31 more days left in the year???    And it’s Wednesday again, which at least lets us take a break and visit The StampingGround to explore What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday, conceived by the wonderful Julia!

I have to confess; not the most current look to my desk; I took this picture when I thought I was done for the weekend, since I never get there Monday or Tuesday nights…but then after dinner I went up to get wrapping paper, and then finished the card…but neglected to take another picture. 

So this is the step where I’m waiting for my Colorburst backgrounds to dry.  I used Ken Oliver Watercolor paper, as it usually stays pretty flat.  I don’t like heat setting them right away, as I think they lose some of the brightness.  That could just be me. The one on the left is a mirror image I placed on top of the right one to not waste any of that pigmenty goodness.  The white above will be the top layer—it is for my Sister in Laws birthday.  I had tried using the straw to spread around the gold Liquid Metals, also by Ken Oliver; sorta worked…Overall the desk is pretty clean, as I’ve learned to move everything away when using Colorbursts.  I get color Everywhere! LOL!

So here is the card a few hours later. (I've also since added a few purple and pink tiny gemstones to break up the white.) Also here is the finished Sled Blueprint card that has been sitting on my desk for weeks.  Hettie thought up the distressed snowflakes—brilliant! 

So that’s me; now go back to Julia’s to portal off to other creative desks.  Have a great week everyone.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

WOYWW #390

I did it again...almost let Wednesday get away from me...but my pumpkin pie is in the oven, and I now have time to visit crafty places around the world, thanks to Julia at the Stamping Ground, and her marvelous "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday" blog hop. 

While I'm making progress, I'm still behind on my card making; hopefully this long weekend will give me time to job for the feast is in the oven; my brother is doing the cooking; Now I just have to remember to pick up my Mother! LOL!

So what you see are my TH Blueprint Sled panels, waiting for some layering inspiration.  The envelopes and bases are all done.  Some TH dies that I was contemplating; but probably won't make it on this batch.  Some paper pads that I still haven't broken into..yet; and my guilty pleasure--Mt. Dew. 

Here is one of the other TH cards I finished:

And finally, while our Saturday was in the low 60's; this is what greeted us Sunday Morning:

Gotta love Upstate New York!  So for those on this coast: Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving, and those on the other; I hope everyone has a great weekend. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

WOYWW #389---Christmas Rules!

Oh my! I almost missed another Wednesday...where is the time going?  And being Wednesday, it is time to go visit The Stamping Ground, and explore What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday, conceived by the wonderful Julia!

 From this view; my desk is looking pretty good! Step back, and disaster reigns!

 I’m almost finishing up with my Christmas cards.  This particular design is giving me a bit of grief.  I’ve colored all the images, and used the micro glaze resist (Maybe I should have resisted more! LOL!) …and I’m happy with them. But I’m having such issues getting those panels onto cards!  I don’t have enough of that plaid paper to layer them…haven’t seen anything I like in my 3 trips to the “Big 3”…and just don’t want to go to AC Moore: ours is old and so dated!  Though looking now; the gray outline, which is a die…could actually work...maybe I can cut smaller frames to go on top…hmmmm;

I have various other dies lying about. As well as a few paper packs and inks and stains to be put away. 

And here are a few other cards I’ve finished…thank you Pinterest for the pine tree!  That die is Tim Holtz, as is the snowflake stamp.  The Peace Die is from Our Daily Bread Designs.  And you can't see it; but I actually bought a Wink of Stella pen for this one; have to say...pretty nice!!!

So that’s me; now go back to Julia’s to portal off to other creative desks.  Have a great week everyone.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

WOYWW #387 feels like forever since I last visited Julia at the Stamping Ground to visit with the What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday Crowd.  It's been a whirl wind month! I had a fabulous weekend with Dyan Reaveley, went on a cruise to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick for our 20th Anniversary, and then pretty much was in a state of exhaustion last week...honestly I didn't know it was Wednesday until it was Friday!  LOL!

But I have been busy in the craft room too..and I can see I'm not alone with the Christmas cards started!  I have a few piles of images ready to color on my lunch hours. I have to say; that MISTI has already made paid for itself!  Stamping on watercolor paper can be a I can re ink and stamp to get good dark, crisp images every time! (how sad that I am thinking of asking Santa for the larger one...)  The layers with yellow shading will have gold trees over them.  They are all die-cut and ready for gluing.  And the black card in the back is a test.  Straight from Pinterest...a Tim Holtz stencil, with layering paste and embossing powder.  Once I figure a way to finish it, it might be another design for this year. 

I actually had a ton of photos to share; but they are all on my phone, which I left at work last night, and as I took the whole day off for a 15 minute mammogram (shhhh), I didn't dare go in to get it!

So I am now going up to my craft room, where I have 5 whole hours to myself... lets see what I come up with for that black card!  Now go back to Julia's and visit some more creative desks.  Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

WOYWW #383

Welcome to WOYWW…the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday”  blog hop created by Julia at the StampingGround. 

A real quick post this week, since I’m at work, and trying very hard to get ahead since I’m taking Friday and Monday off to go to a weekend workshop with DYAN REAVELEY!!  Yup, she’ll be out at the Finger Lakes in New York…can’t believe it!!  Just thinking about it has my feet doing a happy dance!
So, the desk…that’s right…I’m starting! Some Christmas images I’ll be bringing in for lunch hour coloring.  The current group is from Tim Holtz’ Blueprint collections. That mini MISTI is pretty amazing: makes stamping on watercolor paper so much better. But, I can see the need for the larger one…of course…maybe I can talk to Santa.  There are some Holiday paper stacks to the left that where never put away and uncovered in my tidy-up to get holiday-specific.  And those stencils; still taunting me!

And here is another Color Burst Birthday card, using a die from Simon Says Stamp.  Fun and easy…

So that’s me; now go back to Julia’s to portal off to other creative desks.  Have a great week everyone.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WOYWW #392

Welcome to WOYWW…the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday”  blog hop created by Julia at the StampingGround. 

I hope everyone had a great week!  I finally got to meet my step-grandson…(even saying that has me shuddering!Lol!) as they came in for the weekend to visit.  But I still got a bit of craft time in. I had every intention of making a few birthday cards, then cleaning out everything to pull out the Christmas stash…hmmmm, yeah….right…..

Well, at least the desk is sorta cleaned.  The ipad was out for my Pandora fix (but just couldn’t listen to holiday music yet!) the panel is one that didn’t make the final card, and the stencils will now get used for Christmas…honest!

And here are two of the cards…both made using a resist technique and Color Burst powders (Like Brusho’s to those on the other side of the pond) A bolder stamp would work better, but they are bright and fun and fit the 87 year old twins they are for. 

So that’s me; now go back to Julia’s to portal off to other creative desks.  Have a great week everyone.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WOYWW #381

Welcome to WOYWW…the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday”  blog hop created by Julia at the StampingGround. 

So, for reasons I can’t even begin to explain; I’ve missed a few weeks.  Yup, just one day it was Monday...the next it was Friday; and all the rest were a blur.  But looking through my camera photos, I actually have photos for all the missing weeks.  Go figure!  (But then again, I can’t believe we only have 9 more days left of my second favorite month!)

So the desk is looking pretty good after a quick birthday card creation.  My new stencils from Simon Says that I really wanted to use, but didn’t…but will soon.  My Mica spray, and a tag for another secret project. 

And here is the card for my BFF’s Husband...who does admit to liking cats.  And I finally got to use my new Dylusion’s Cat stencil with the mica spray.  I really blasted it (what do they say: Commit to the Spray? LOL!) but if looked at head on you can read the celebrate saying.  And of course the cat/dies, etc. are from Tim Holtz. 

So that’s me; now go back to Julia’s to portal off to other creative desks.  Have a great week everyone.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WOYWW #378

These weeks are just flying by! I can't believe tomorrow is September already.  And being Wednesday, it has been deemed What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday by the wonderful Julia at The Stamping Ground. 

For my space, a mess left to dry from Monday evening.  I got
some more play time with my gelatos...I really do love them, even thought I'm still getting to know them.  So you see the Gesso that I used on the pages first and the fan that helped dry that before midnight. The pile to the left is all my stencils; sorta in folders, and the blue notebook is what I'm writing song lyrics in, to be then used in the journal.  As if writing them down previously will in any way make my writing any more legible---hell, I'll even go for somewhat visually interesting instead of the scratch that my hand usually produces! LOL! And some random scrap and paper towels, etc. 

Overall the table is much clearer, as...Ta Dah!  I got one more piece of furniture from Michael's to sorta keep things tidy.  Hindsight, the 5 drawer unit probably would have been better, but better than nothing.

And finally, a card I made for my Brother and Sis-in Law's anniversary.  Love Our Daily Bread Designs for both their stamps and there special Spellbinder dies!

So, everyone, have a great week, and if over on my side of the ocean, have a Wonderful Labor Day Weekend.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

WOYWW #377

Hi Everyone! Look who almost forgot it was Wednesday!  The day assigned as "What's on your Workdesk Wednesday" craft-room peek-a-bout dreamed up by our wonderful Hostess, Julia, over at The Stamping Ground.

Not much to see this week; I was away for work last week, came back exhausted and not feeling great with all the heat and humidity, and then the weekend, while fabulous....was a complete blur!

So what you see: A few items that came in while I was away; the clipboard, frames and grit paste from my hero, Tim Holtz;some more gesso, a stamp/stencil set from same, some sequins that were on sale. And proof I need therapy; now that I no longer am feeding my paper addiction,  I have become addicted to these silly, colorful bits of plastic bling.  But, in my defense, they take less storage space and I'm actually using them!  (I can make 8-10 cards before you even can even tell the bottle has been openedl!)

And...yes! The start of my Christmas cards; I had actually stamped some off thinking I'd have time to color during the convention.  Wrong!  But they are ready when I am!

Now go back to Julia's and see some other creative spaces! Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103: Grit Paste Grunge

Still playing Catch-up…but in one way, I feel a bit more relaxed and can explore the techniques fuller when I’m not trying to get the whole day done at once.  So this is a card I made using the Distress Grit-paste.  Fun stuff; but it does need practice. While my sample tag came out fine with the stencil, I think I put mine on too thick for the card.  It is very rough, was flaking off with the applicator, and took forever to dry.  Tim stressed you cannot heat it…and that it said so on the label; but mine doesn’t—not that I question Tim…just passing on the info.  I also wasn’t able to clean up the edges...not that I wanted a crisp line, as it was to be sand; but I just managed to get it everywhere! LOL!  As my only neutral Distress Crayon (right now) is Rusty Hinge, it was too reddish for what I wanted, so I went with Tea Dye Distress Inks...and I think it was perfect. The paint would have been too dark as well, I think. 

So thank you for stopping by.  I may (or may not,depeding on how hot/humid it is at home tonight) get one more done for the gallery…but you can keep watching here, for I will get all the lessons finished in the next 2 weeks! Lovin’ the summer of Creative Chemistry!

WOYWW #375

Welcome to WOYWW…the “What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday”  blog hop created by Julia at the StampingGround.

It’s been a frantic week!  I’m very happy to report I actually completed 82% of the techniques from the Creative Chemistry 103 online class taught by Tim Holtz.  That is a record for any of the online classes I have done!  Some have been quite successful…some…let’s just say need some work! LOL! (see the liquid landscapes below!)

So the desk looks fairly clear and organized for such craziness-but that’s because I just couldn’t work in the chaos that my desk and table have become, and literally shoved everything into a drawer: not a good solution, I know.  The alcohol inks are still out so I can rework the liquid landscapes…and the inks I used for the Grit-Paste technique are still out, as is the stencil I used.  A few odds and ends…really not bad at all; but this weekend I need to clean out the drawer.  I have one more evening to play and upload to the class before they close the galleries tomorrow.  Depends on how hot/humid it gets; they claim the heat index will be over 100…Ugh!

 Here is a technique called Alcohol Liquid Landscapes on Yupo paper....the package holds 10 sheets...I got 2 panels from each...And I used 7 sheets.  I really want to master this fascinates me!!!  I have gotten better...3 packs are being shipped as we speak...My other class posts are prior to this one if you want a gander.

So that’s me; now go back to Julia’s to portal off to other creative desks.  Have a great week everyone.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103: Gesso Fresco revisited

I absolutely LOVE the look of this technique!!  When doing the class tags, I thought it would be stunning in a I decided to give it a go.

Now, I only have the one set (so far) of the Distress Crayons, and this technique works better with darker colors, or at least, is a tad more noticeable-but I wasn't feeling  the cool colors, so mad do with the warms...

I've been sorta working on a song lyric theme for the pages in my journals, and Love "Take Me To Church" by least the melodic lines...have you read the lyrics??  And I have quite a few stencils that look like Abbey ruins, so it sorta fell in place.  The stencils are by TCW on the left and Stencil Girl on the right.  And yes, my handwriting sucks..and this is with a journaling template...
I went in with a PITT pen to sorta emphasize some of the lines, particularly the bird...

I'll be doing this one again....and yes...getting more colors....(did you hear..all the colors will eventualy be released--Oh Joy!)
Thanks for stopping by.

Creative Chemistry 103,: Day 6: Textured surface and Foil Sheets

Hi everyone,
We've reached the last day of this fantastic class from Online Card Classes, the Creative Chemistry series taught by TIm Holtz.  It has been fantastic.  And just because the "live" part is over (well, there is one more "Catch up week), doesn't mean you can't still take with all their classes, you have lifetime access to the content--only the forum's and galleries get closed to new postings. It's been great to learn new ways to use the stash you already have...yes, I know...don't play coy...

So today wasn't so much a lesson, as breaking down some of the new surfaces and substrates. (and yes, most were already in my stash...being horded for god knows what...

My example today uses the Burlap sheet from the Textured Surfaces, as well as the Foiling Technique....and I love that!!! I better order a few more packs of this too!
I took the image from the Watercolor Resist lesson, added some gold foiling around the edges...hard to see, but it's there, then layered over the self-adhesive (thank god...can't imagine trying to glue this down!) Burlap,

You can sorta see the foiling better here.  I'm going to add a banner, once I find my missing stamp...along with my missing DIY distress pad and the Picket fence ink pad...this has been a tough week for my already taxed organizational skills...just about every TH related medium or item is stacked on my desk!

Thanks for stopping by.

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 5, Post 4

As I have been doing this week, this post is to link to the class gallery.  The original post can be seen here.

This is the Faded Texture Technique on Translucent Yupo paper.

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 5 Post 3

As I have been doing this week, this post is to link to the class gallery.  The original post can be seen Here.

This is the Faded Layers technique on Yupo Translucent paper.

Creative Chemistry 103, Day 5 Post 2

As I have been doing this week, this post is to link to the class gallery.  The original post can be seen Here.

This is the Alcohol Ink Stamped Resist on Yupo paper.

Creative Chemistry Day 5: Alcohol Inks and Yupo Papers

 Nearing the end of this phenomenal Online Card Classes course taught by Tim Holtz.  It has been great learning new techniques and variations of others for all the mediums, supplies and stash I already had. Plus, like today, makes me remember how much I like playing with alcohol inks...and this new Yupo paper is pretty cool stuff!

Like the other days, This is my main blogging page, and the following 3 posts are just to get photo's to link up with the class gallery.  

I'll admit; I was blown away with the Fluid Landscapes, so that is all I worked on that night.  And when Tim says "One hot mess"...he meant it!  But like he also said; it does get better.  I'm still not to great, but definitely better.  So here is my final attempt of the night (my previous attempts are on my Instagram site: pussnflutes). 

I did finally get around to the Faded Textures, Faded Layers and Stamp Resist...and I think the results are definitely clearer than on regular glossy papers.

This is the Stamp Resist; which does need to be thought out, or at least approached backwards...but can be very effective.  The stamp is by Clarity Stamps, and the saying is from Verses.

This was the Faded Layers, on the Translucent Yupo...very cool effect--even if the photo doesn't really show it off too well.

And Finally, the Faded Textures; also on Translucent Yupo...Yes, I'm hording the regular pack for more of the Fluid Landscapes...until I get more...which will be ordered tomorrow...along with more gesso...

So there is a majority of the Day 5 lessons; with luck I'll get to the remaining 2 before the week is over.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 4: Post 4

This and the 2 preceeding posts are to link the photo's to the online class gallery.. You can see the original day's post HERE.

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 4: Post 3

The following 3 posts are to get the photos linked to the Online Card Class see the full blog post, visit HERE...

Creative Chemistry 103: Day 4, Post 2

the following 3 posts are just so I can get the photos up to the Online Card Class see the full day, see my blog post HERE.

Creative Chemistry 103; Day 4 --Distress Crayons!

Today’s lessons are all about the Distress Crayons…and I’ll confess; while new to my craftroom, I’ve become a Gelato addict…so when I saw the crayon video’s from CHA, I was very excited, as these would be more “earthy” colors. So after trying the set out, I was a bit bummed.  Close but not the same as gelatos…but now! The lessons show the differences and why and how to best use them. So Com’on rest of the colors!!  I’m going to get the other 2 sets this weekend!

First up was the Crayon Smudged Technique.  My stencil is not the best choice; too much depth/roughness to truly smudge, (my fingers not happy! LOL!) but I’ve got the gist, and will rework it this weekend--plus I need to make a mask for the postage edges...I'm only so neat!

Then there was the Crayon Gesso Fresco…and Holy Camoly!  This is going to be stunning in a journal! I got carried away, despite my time restraints, and did a bunch; here are the better 2.

Then the Textured Resist. I picked another tricky tight stencil…but still love how it came out; but now I really need the white crayon.

And finally the Watercolor Resist Technique…and this too shows great possibilities!  Here is just the image; I ran out of gas to finish the card I have in stay tuned. 

So with luck, after the Day 6 lessons on Saturday, I’ll be able to catch up on the 6-7 techniques I missed during the week…and then actually start to use them, not just do the exercises.  So stay tuned!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

CC103 day 3 post 2

All the details of my Day 3 experiences are on the previous post, but I can't find a way to post multiple pictures from the same this is just the photo. And I can't get their video on their inlink tool to here you go...just the tag from the texture paste embossing technique.

Which, by the way....ROCKS!

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 3--Texture Paste front and center!

More experiments from the Creative Chemistry 103 class at Online Card Classes.  Thankfully my texture paste sample pack and grit paste arrived that morning....otherwise I'd really be behind. As it was, it was not my best evening.  My little tin foil pan I got out to soak my stencils in so I wouldn't have to waste time washing everything between steps must have had a pinhole.  I start hearing a tapping, find it's water running down my desk onto the trimmer on the floor! the whole desktop was flooded...which I should have noticed sooner as my stamping mat slipped a little, which was weird.  And, even though it wasn't hot, it was more humid than I thought, so the paste took forever to dry.  Will bring a fan upstairs to try these again.

So all I have to show are my sample tags, and just on the Texture Paste Coloring and Embossing techniques.  I also did the texture paste sample tag, but did it backwards, and also forgot that Tim said to watch out for too wet application, So by the time I got all dried up, I went with quick and sprayed the hell out of it, and yes, the color does go under the paste.

So here is the first one, the Texture Paste Coloring Technique...and this shows promise!  In the past I've colored my molding paste with either paint or gelatos, and yes, it does change the color. I love how the colors stayed true.  I used distress paint on the top, a little mowed lawn spray stain bottom and a dash up top, and then regular distress inks everywhere else.   I can't wait to try this again for real!

And then the Texture Paste Embossing technique!! HOLY CRAP!  while this might be a more limited does have a WOW factor!  I never really like the Queen's Gold EP, but it was the first jar I grabbed, and it was perfect for this...adding the Hickory smoke, salty ocean and peacock feather inks, and it popped!

So there is my day 3 experiences...I have 2 lessons to catch up on (I have never liked my collages, so that is a "if there's time" one)  plus whatever today holds...yup, I really need to retire!!
Thanks for stopping by.

Oh and am I the only one that smells lemon custard with the transparent glossy texture paste?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103: Day 2 Post 3 Luminous Mica

My “quick” technique for the night.  (I think I need to play hooky from work to keep up!)  This is a great background! 

While I was planning on being lighter, then using snowflakes, it got a bit dark.  Instead of a tag, I cut a manila file into the postage stamp.  As my files are all beyond the reuse stage at work, they are pretty worn, so the paper really absorbed the water!  I may not finish this as intended, but in person, this is so rich looking! It won’t be going to waste!

Creative Chemistry 103: Day 2 Post 2 Distress Paint Lifting

Since I watch the class videos during my lunch hour, it made for a long afternoon as I couldn’t wait to try this this evening.  I had posted a question after watching the video if we can substitute gesso for the picket fence distress paint, and Tim replied…”I’m sure you could, give it a try”…so here we go.

Studio Gesso is the left page, and the Distress Paint is on the right.  I admit, I wasn’t overly careful on the application, and it was pretty thin so it could dry while I did the resist technique…
My first impression: the following paints seemed to stick and stay put on the gesso, but they were slipperier on the distress paint.  Acted sort of like a glazing agent had been applies as I was spreading them around.  But aside from that, the technique worked the same, and visually I can’t tell the difference. 

I tried not to overthink the paints, but then once done, while pleased with the techniques, the rest of my page idea sort of fell apart.  So out came a new stamp set (Woodware)…and I should know better, as I rarely get good stamped images once the book has been worked in.  I tried to use the MISTI to get a solid surface behind the page, but I only have the mini one, and as it becomes enclosed with the frame, it’s pretty much impossible.  And as these were clear stamps, I couldn’t hand hold them to push them down; I would have tried if they were on cling foam.   Ah well.  I’ll try another this weekend.   

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 2 Post 1 Distressed Paint Resist

I need to resist more! No, really…’cause I love the look.  My stamp choice probably not the best, or maybe the Spun Sugar not the best choice, but I love how this came out; not sure what I’ll do with it, again with the start of the bird, but I’ll think of something, so stay tuned. 

Actually, while typing, hmmm, I have a bird die...yes stay tuned...and idea is peculating...