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In & Out of Studio 3D
Wednesday, 29 August 2007
A Christmas Trio
Now Playing: subscription bonus
Topic: New Work

One of the paper crafts magazines I read had an online bonus project several months ago. It was card fronts, tags, and embellishments coordinated for Christmas. Not the colors I would have chosen but I printed out three sets anyway.

I finally got around to making them up this week by adding one of the circle embellishments to the front twirls and covering it with a clear bubble. On the inside I placed the tags with a text block added.


Another set to put away for the upcoming holidays.

Ddd Studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 28 August 2007
Rose In Bloom
Now Playing: new card today
Topic: New Work

I used a hand-carved rubber stamp set of three roses for this card. Each was stamped separately on white using a dark pink stamp pad. The roses were then colored with two tones of watercolor pencils and lightly wetted using a water brush.

For mounting the blooms were cut out as individual elements and arranged on a printed cardstock. I attache dthe base of each rose with double-stick tape and the tops with mounting foam. Vellum stickers of leaves and filler flowers make up the background.

 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 27 August 2007
Filtered or Un-Filtered?
Now Playing: touch-up painting
Topic: New Work

Several years ago I did a watercolor painting of a floral still life. I didn't like the way it turned out so I have filed it away all this time. The other day It occured to me that I might be able to fiddle with it in my graphics program so I scanned it in and the fun began.

These are my three favorites - I used filters for broken tile, elephant hide, and needlepoint.

 

 

 

 

I just printed them out and used them on card fronts with embellishments.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 26 August 2007
Picture This
Now Playing: pretty as a picture
Topic: reading

Photographs of loved ones, whether family or friends, are the cornerstone of scrapbooking. Thus, growing in the art of photography will help you improve your scrapbooks and your ability to capture your memories and feelings for the future.

Toward this end Allison Tyler Jones has produced a tremendous work entitled Expressions: Taking Extraordinary Photos for Your Scrapbooks and Memory Art (North Light Books, 2007, ISBN 1581809093). This 128 page paperbound book focuses entirely on portraits, working through recording the cycle and special events of your life.

There is nothing about this book that you will not love. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 25 August 2007
Warning - Holidays Ahead
Now Playing: beaded eggs
Topic: New Work

I got this free pattern for making beaded cards and put together these two.

 

Yep, I've moved on from doing Christmas cards and I'm doing ahead for Easter!

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 24 August 2007
A Bit of Lace
Now Playing: new use for scraps
Topic: Some Backlog

I got some old drapery sample books with squares of lace panels in them. I cut out floral elements from them and mounted with spray adhesive on card fronts.

 

 

I got a ton of these cards made and the cost was just for the cardstock.

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 23 August 2007
Learn Something New
Now Playing: Stamping and Scrapping
Topic: Web resources

I have become fond of visiting the site for Craft TV Weekly at www.crafttvweekly.com

Projects are presented as video instruction and by registering (FREE) you can download the project sheets and even get email notification when new projects are posted.

Paper crafts are the focus here with most involving scrapbooking, rubber stamping, simple handmade books, and cards.

This is the place to be if you want to get inspiration.

Ddd Studio3D@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
Let It Snow
Now Playing: keeping you in stitches
Topic: New Work

A little bit early with the Christmas cards - but otherwise when would I have time to do them?

 

I did two of these snowflakes on pale purple mulberry paper mounted on cardstock. I used tape-runner around only the outside edges so I could stitch through both the paper and the cardstock at the same time. One was stitched in silver but does not show up in the photo as well as this one.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 21 August 2007
Big Bird
Now Playing: sighted on our travels
Topic: Field Trip

On one of our drives south a couple of weeks ago we noted a HUGE nest of twigs and branches set atop a platform over a utility pole. We inquired of the ferry captain (Buena Vista Ferry) and he told us it was the nest of Osprey.

 

 

Sure enough, after crossing we parked the car and could see birds in the nest. This photo is taken with the extreme zoom on the camera, as it is a very tall pole!

 

 

The nest itself has got to be 3.5 feet across, at least.

Enjoy!

Ddd Studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 20 August 2007
Faux Batik
Now Playing: another sample from a challenge
Topic: Some Backlog

This card was done a while back. It is called faux batik.

 

Using glossy white cardstock, stamp with clear versamark and emboss with clear powder. Use alcohol inks and metallic pens to create a polished stone technique over the background. When it is completely dry, place the cardstock face down on absorbent kitchen paper towels and place a single layer over the top. Use a hot iron to press, moving it about to clean parts of the paper towel until all of the embossing is out of the cardstock.

Finally, trim off the messy edges of the card and mount on a card front.

For this sample, I used one of my hand-carved rubber stamps.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 19 August 2007
Sail Away
Now Playing: Cards for guys
Topic: New Work

Here are a couple of stitched cards made from one of the free patterns I have collected. It makes a nice 'mans card'.

 

 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 18 August 2007
Not Your Everyday Sticker Card
Now Playing: Gridlock
Topic: Some Backlog

The technique to make this card is extremely simple, but it makes such a statement.

 

On a small sheet of small labels (try 1/2" x 3/4" up to 3/4" x 1") ink up and stamp your image. Apply removable tape to the front in a grid formation so you can carefully peel the label liner away without upsetting the alignment.

Apply the labels to a card front and press carefully in place. Then peel away the removable tape and complete your card with any desired embellishments.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 17 August 2007
Time To Do Some Ironing
Now Playing: a gift for friends
Topic: New Work

I have used the ink-jet transfers for several different projects over the years. Beyond the standard t-shirts (my favorite is hubby's 'Disgruntled Employee of the Month'), I have done illustrations for covers on handmade books, illustration transfers to the pages of altered books, and most recently a set of aprons.


These aprons were designed for the ladies who attended our retreat in Pittsburgh in July. The group began as instruction in parchment craft so the design was made to resemble parchment white-work.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 16 August 2007
Photo Chest
Now Playing: you'll do a double-take
Topic: Some Backlog

This project was made a few years ago.

I started with three old ring-bound computer manuals that came with slipcases. The slipcases were glued together and then covered with shantung silk by using heat fusible webbing. I then covered each of the ring binders in a similar manner and lined them with black water-taffeta. The 'drawer pulls' are beads and are sewn on, with a locket charm caught in each one. A locket and key on ribbon are attached to the side of the case as well.

 

I adapted page sleeves to serve a photo holders in the three binders. When the binders are in place the unit sits on the table looking like a small chest of drawers.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 15 August 2007
Love-Letters Box
Now Playing: a romantic home decoration
Topic: New Work

I have wanted to do this project since I saw it on Carol Duvall about a year ago. Today I finally made the time.

This is a box that is made to look like a stack of ribbon-tied love letters. I make mine with larger envelopes than the instructions and I love how it came out.

 


The instructions are on episode CDS-1329.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 14 August 2007
Watercolor Effect Stamping
Now Playing: ink - spritz - stamp
Topic: Some Backlog

This is a card I make to try out a technique from Tim Holtz's first DVD, "An Altered Journey".

A rubber stamp is inked with a variety of colors of water-based dye inks. Have your cardstock and heat gun at the ready. Use a sprayer to liberally spritz the stamp and immediately impress on the paper. Hit it with the heat gun to set the colors. You can make a few impressions before reinking the stamp.

 

I really like this technique with leaves, florals and the like that have 'loose' design. They lend themselves well to this look of handpainted watercolors.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 13 August 2007
One-Stroke Painting
Now Playing: my first try at this painting technique
Topic: Some Backlog

I read a terrific book on painting different flowers with the 'one-stroke' technique and had to give it a try. These are two of my efforts, not bad for the first try, I thought.

 

The book is "Flowers A to Z With Donna Dewberry : More Than 50 Beautiful Blooms You Can Paint" By Donna Dewberry, North Light Books, 2004, ISBN 1581804849

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 12 August 2007
3D Spotlight Cards
Now Playing: A different kind of 3D card
Topic: Some Backlog

Many moons ago someone overseas (Netherlands, I think) sent me sheets for these cards. They have the full picture, a small colored spot, and a spotlight area of the picture (some have two). These are all cut out and mounted with foam tape like a 3D card.

 

Backgrounds and embellishments are added to complete the cards.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 11 August 2007
On the House
Now Playing: another stitched house
Topic: New Work

Here is the second house converted from the 'string art' pamphlet I have. It is not my favorite so I only pricked out one to stitch. My least favorite I haven't even pricked out one!

 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 10 August 2007
Subtract and Add Color
Now Playing: combining some cool techniques
Topic: Some Backlog

I made this card in a workshop. It is stamped and embossed with black powder on dark brown cardstock. Then the image was lightened using bleach. Final step was to paint with Pearl-Ex powder mixed with water and some gum arabic.

 

When these techniques are combined, the results are quite stunning.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT

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