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In & Out of Studio 3D
Saturday, 5 July 2008
Mini-scrapbook
Topic: New Work

The first project we made with Tim Holtz was a mini scrapbook using Heidi Swapp papers, grungeboard, and tons of free products. I have mine finished off with photos of our trip from home to return, a few bits of ephemera, and journaling in white pen.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 4 July 2008
Hanging Around
Topic: New Work

This necklace was made using Ideaology product that Tim Holtz supplied for a workshop. We had a couple of samples but used out imagination to combine the pieces we had been given.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 3 July 2008
Alaska Frame
Topic: New Work

This frame was made on the Tim Holtz cruise. We distressed the pre-stamped background, decorated acrylic Fragments with bits of clip-art with an Alaska theme and attached them on the surface. The grungeboard tag was pre-stamped for us and we distressed and atached it.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
Mirror Mirror
Topic: New Work

On the cruise with Tim Holtz we made this mirror by covering the wood frame with grungeboard pieces that we had distressed with paint daubers, a scratch tool, and distressing ink.  I used some of Tim's Ideaology metal elements for decoration.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 1 July 2008
Yep, Somebody's Out There
Topic: Welcome to my Blog

In my month-long quest for blog comments I was delighted to see that I had 6 (yes, six) fans!

In addition to my mother and my daughter, four people commented either on the blog or emailed me directly. Three names were drawn and they have been contacted regarding their prizes.

Lois will be receiving this box


Muffy will be receiving this box

Jill will be receiving this box

Thanks to all


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 30 June 2008
Z is for Zipper
Topic: A - Z challenge 7

And so, we come to the last entry in the 6-month A to Z self-challenge. After this it will be back to posting whatever, whenever.

Today I made this birthday card. Only the zipper is real (and it does still zip open and closed). All of the other fastenings are rub-ons and the letters are drawn with Sharpie.

When the zipper is opened you can see a Happy Birthday sticker inside the flap.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 29 June 2008
Y is for Yeast

"Yeast' brings to mind 'bread' so I designed this stitching based on that. It is on a 6 x 6 scrapbook paper and double-matted with two 8 x 8 cardstocks in complementary tones. My plan is to frame it.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 28 June 2008
X is for Xiphias
Topic: A - Z challenge 7

And you say "WHAT? What is a Xiphias? I don't remember this on the big list of topics!"

And you would be so right! It was not on the big list of topics. I inserted in place of Xylography. I have not done woodcuts before, I really put it off as long as I could and STILL had no inclination to do it.

So I inserted Xiphias in it's place. Now as to the definition? It's the scientific name for a swordwish.

I printed this guy and cut him out, mounted on scrapbook paper and cut to size. Then I made a picture for the back of it, a sunset on the beach. A few text stickers and I slipped it all into a bookmark sleeve, trimmed with a ribbon.

 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 27 June 2008
W is for Watches
Topic: A - Z challenge 7

I call this project "Watch Band". Constructed out of real watches, they link together using their band attachments so alternate between bars and holes. The ball-chain is strung through all the bars to keep the watches aligned and to provide a closing mechanism.

Here are three shots of the band so you can see all the different faces while being worn.

 

 

 

Only ONE of the watches works so it is functional as well as decorative - as long as you can remember which one it is!

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 26 June 2008
V is for Volume
Topic: A - Z challenge 7

The ideas for 'Volume' ranged from 'glass is half full' to making a book, but I finally knew it was right when I realized I had to make a 'volume' of items.

Now, I do not like to make the same thing over and over so this was a big challenge for me. The way I resolved the issue was to make them all a little different.

So what did I make? Inchies! Have you heard of them? They are one inch square little works of art. I used yellow Mat board as a base, rubber stamped them with a variety of stamps in a variety of ink colors. These I colored with watercolor markers, added bits of stickers, rhinestones, and then covered with two layers of UTEE. The last step, after adding identifying stickers to the back, was to use metallic gold leafing pen on all the edges.

This is the whole group:

Here are the individual styles - based on the original stamp used.

 

 

 

So, you ask, what are these for? I took them on my Alaska cruise with Tim Holtz to trade with other artists.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
U is for UTEE
Topic: A - Z challenge 7

I love the layout of this summery card but in the photo you can't see the theme element - Ultra-Thick Embossing Enamel. The frame and each of the shells are printed die-cuts. They are covered with three layers of UTEE and mounted with pop-dots.

 

I added stickers for the text and the seahorses.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
T is for Tins
Topic: A - Z challenge 7

This mini-lunchbox tin has the cutest window! I painted it with Ranger Acrylic Paint Dauber, distressed the paint with walnut ink and added bits of rubons to the edges. 

The same rub-ons were used for my name and the other surface embellishments.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 23 June 2008
ONE WEEK LEFT TO RUSTLE UP A COMMENT
Topic: Welcome to my Blog

I've been struggling for the past few weeks, trying to decide whether posting on this blog should continue. YOU will be the deciding factor.

Back on May 31, I posted a notation that the blog had reached it's ONE YEAR anniversary. In celebration of that, I asked for comments to be posted 'through June 30' with all comments being put in a drawing for one of three items made during the A to Z self-challenge.

To this date I have received exactly ONE COMMENT - from my MOTHER!

Ia anybody else out there? Are you still reading this blog? Do you care? Shall I just forget it? I mean, really, if my Mom is the only person reading about my art, I can send her emails with photos!

So, if anyone wants this blog to continue, please leave a comment. You will be entered into the drawing to be held on July 1. If you don't want the blog to continue, why are you reading this now??? Hmmmm?

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:01 AM PDT
S is for Salvage
Topic: A - Z challenge 7

This well know character is salvaged from a paint sample card. A sticker adds text and it is layered on stitching. 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 22 June 2008
R is for Re-Inkers
Topic: A - Z challenge 7

This technique is called 'caught in crystal' and uses white tissue paper, transparency, Future floor wax, re-inkers, and a rubber stamp applied with permanent black ink. 

I love how this came out. I added a true mat and applied to the front of shimmery green cardstock.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 21 June 2008
Q is for Q-Tips
Topic: A - Z challenge 7

Yeah, I decided to do ALL my holidays early this year! I found this pattern for a skeleton made from Q-Tips on the web. The original was made by a child.

I made his head from craft foam and gave him google eyes. 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 20 June 2008
P is for Polymer Clay
Topic: A - Z challenge 7

I used scraps from my bead project to try out a mokume gane technique. I applied the slices to my single-needle tool and rolled in ultra-fine glitter before baking. Love this! 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 19 June 2008
O is for One-Stroke
Topic: A - Z challenge 7

I haven't done any one-stroke painting for a long time. These are the first tulips I have painted. The text is a vellum sticker. 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
N is for Nuts
Topic: A - Z challenge 7

These squirrels are a calendar illustration. I bordered it with black cardstock to match the rub-on letters in the greeting. 

Simple.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
M is for Motor
Topic: A - Z challenge 7

A digital creation for the boys in my life - This card will probably end up with some little grandsons. I took the photos on the lot when we went to buy a tractor, recently. Theywere cleaned up in PhotoPaint and combined in CoredDraw9.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


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