Sunday, April 27, 2014

Faux Glass Flowers

I told you I would be back with another post about what I have been up to this weekend.  These glass-like flowers are actually made from recycled plastic.  I used the plastic packaging from my Spellbinders dies.  Feeling really good about my contribution to earth day!
I used the tutorial from Mary Dimercurio Prasad which I found on Splitcoaststampers.  Here is the link to the tutorial and utube tutorial

I had lots of fun with these.  I wanted to make another project using them for today's post,  but hung out with my hubby for a while today, and the rest of the day I spent trying to if d the top of my stamping table and organizing.  But if you scroll down to the previous post that I did yesterday, you will see a cars I used one on.  I didn't stamp the words or music on the one on the card...I forgot.  But it's still cute!  That post has a link to another great technique by Jennifer McGuire called faux texture inking...much fun.

Well, I'm going to call it a night.  See you tomorrow... Be sure to stop back this week for more stamping fun!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Textured Effects With Inks

It has been a long week as I have been trying to recoup from bronchitis. I still have a killer cough and aches, but getting better slowly.  Since they didn't want me spreading germs at work, I've been home much of the week.  As a church secretary, there were a few times I had to go in for a few hours to make sure the bulletin was finished and published, and the right things were finished and in the right place for weekend liturgical ministers and priests.  But other than that and the fact that all my body wanted to do was sleep, I actually found some energy to play a little in my craft room.  Surfing the internet during the 'too sick and too tired to do much' time, I found some interesting stamping techniques and more to try.
In this post, I wanted to try a technique I found on Jennifer McGuire's post. It uses.nylon mesh with a stencil to create a faux texture.  Jennifer's post with a link to her utube tutorial is here:
Here is the card I made using this technique:

I really enjoyed this technique.  The stencil is one that I won from a MagentaStyle challenge from some of their fabulous new line.  That little glass-like flower I made from plastic I recycled from a piece of plastic from a die packaging!  Come back tomorrow for a post on how I did that...I had so much fun making those.
I checked Home Depot for the nylon screening, but didn't want to purchase the whole huge roll just for this technique.  As luck would have it, a handy-man friend of ours had some in his garage he was going to get rid of....very good timing on my part!
That's it for tonight.  I'm getting sleepy, and this cough is getting to me.  Come back tomorrow!