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In & Out of Studio 3D
Sunday, 21 February 2016
Watercolor For Real
Topic: Painting

I have been wanting to get back to watercolor paintig for some time now but have been limiting myself to painting card fronts and using stamp pad inks or markers for the 'paint'.

I decided to break out of this one step at a time so I started by switching back to true watercolors and standard brushes.

I started with watercolor paper that comes in a pad and cut a sheet into quarters. Rather than taking time to sketch something to paint I got out rubber stamps and stamped the image with 'scattered straw' Distress Ink.

For this one I used my hand carved stamps of roses.

I used the guidelines on the stamped image to decide where to do shading and worked with reds and yellows to create oranges with a bit of blue shadow. The greens were mixed as well as I have no green watercolor paints.


The background is NOT purple as this shows but if I dial that back the roses do not look as orange as they really are.

Although this ended up being sized properly for a card front, I'm not sure if will end up being used that way.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 20 February 2016
And Then There Were Two
Topic: Techniques

This is the last of four resist butterfly cards that I made. The link to the inspiration tutorial is back on day 1 of the series (Feb 17).

These are the steps I used:

I stamped on watercolor paper with Versamark and embossed with clear powder.

Then I used the ink from Distress pads to watercolor and blend inside the butterflies. When those were dry I made a watercolor wash on the background combining blue and green.

I then took the card to the ironing board and pressed with a hot iron through a plain piece of white paper. This melts the embossing powder which is then absorbed into the paper.

The last step was stamping with a scripture stamp in black ink.

On this layout the bottom butterfly got a smeared wing so I cut it off and trimmed the watercolor paper to a square. This was bordered with a black striped paper over a red patterned paper.

In keeping with the red patterned paper I gave this a red base card.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Friday, 19 February 2016
In the Pinks
Topic: Techniques

This is the third in a series of cards that use the same tutorial as inspiration. You can go back to the first one for links to that tutorial.

Here, again, are the steps I used:

I stamped on watercolor paper with Versamark and embossed with clear powder.

Then I used the ink from Distress pads to watercolor and blend inside the butterflies. When those were dry I made a watercolor wash on the background combining blue and green.

I then took the card to the ironing board and pressed with a hot iron through a plain piece of white paper. This melts the embossing powder which is then absorbed into the paper.

The last step was stamping with a scripture stamp in black ink, trimming and bordering in black.

The pinks were the prominent color in these butterflies so I used a bright pink for the base card.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 18 February 2016
Orange You Glad There's Butterblies
Topic: Techniques

You can see yesterday's post for the inspiration piece and tutorial for the cards in this series. Here again are the steps I used in creating them:

I stamped on watercolor paper with Versamark and embossed with clear powder.

Then I used the ink from Distress pads to watercolor and blend inside the butterflies. When those were dry I made a watercolor wash on the background combining blue and green.

I then took the card to the ironing board and pressed with a hot iron through a plain piece of white paper. This melts the embossing powder which is then absorbed into the paper.

The last step was stamping with a scripture stamp in black ink, trimming and bordering in black.

There was more orange in this set of butterflies so I used an orange base card.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Resisting the Arising
Topic: Techniques

On the blogs that I follow regularly I saw a tutorial by Melanie Muenchinger on making a butterfly card using a resist technique. This is the link to the tutorial: http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/2016/02/video-white-watercolor-splatter-with.html

and this is the project she created:


I used that as inspiration to create a selection of cards using my hand-carved butterfly stamp.

I stamped on watercolor paper with Versamark and embossed with clear powder.

Then I used the ink from Distress pads to watercolor and blend inside the butterflies. When those were dry I made a watercolor wash on the background combining blue and green.

I then took the card to the ironing board and pressed with a hot iron through a plain piece of white paper. This melts the embossing powder which is then absorbed into the paper.

The last step was stamping with a scripture stamp in black ink, trimming and bordering in black.


The card for today has more yellow tones than the others so I gave it a yellow base card.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Berry Best Wishes
Topic: Scrap Recovery

It is fun to gather these groups of strips out of the scrap bin and immediately flash on a project originally made with some of those papers. This set of papers did NOT make me feel that way. I certainly remember seeing them in the paper bins but I really don't recall how any one of them made it to the scrap bin. Obviously I used enough of them to end up with a strip but...who knows what it was.

All of the strips have a burgundy element except for the linen look one in the center.

I had several matching sheets of sticker that allowed me to come up with four of the berry clusters. These were arranged in alternating facings up the wide linen strip.

A burgundy base card was used with a border exposed.

For a sentiment I mounted a gold peel-off sticker on burgundy and tucked one end under a berry.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 15 February 2016
Thanks For a Hint of Yellow
Topic: Scrap Recovery

The inspiration for this scrap grouping was the two outer pieces featuring graphical black, white, grey and a hint of yellow. The pieces I chose to go with them are all shades of grey and focus on textures.

By putting the two lighter pieces at the ends I created a frame for the block of greys.

In decorating this background I chose a silver peel-off picture of tulips. I used alcohol marker in yellow to color only the lines forming the flowers.

The base card is also grey so it really fades into the background.


I used a silver peel-off sticker for the sentiment.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 14 February 2016
Let's Picket!
Topic: Scrap Recovery

This scrappy background is all about the relative values in the cream to brown strips. I arranged them alternating in lights and darks without any idea what would eventually decorate them.

A search through my sticker bin yielded this picket fence framing a line of golden sunflowers. And I added some golden daisies on each end.

I think the brown and blue floral paper in the center is representing the sky.


For text I created a phrase out of kraft word stickers from a Tim Holrz line.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 13 February 2016
My Love Is a Red, Red Rose
Topic: Scrap Recovery

The feature scrap strip on this piece is a golden brown with banners of white doilies. None of the other strips in the scrap bin really matched it so I just went with darker browns and told myself I was working with milk chocolate and dark chocolate.

That led me to add a rose sticker that incorporates some script and whose color blends well with the milk chocolate.

That rose brought me to color some white peel-off sticker borders with three colors of red alcohol markers to get the same range of light and dark.

Once these elements were added (chocolate, roses, lace) what else could the sentiment be but a Valentine quote? This is a combnination of two rub-ons.


I gave this a white base card to refer back to the white doily section.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Friday, 12 February 2016
Basket Case
Topic: Scrap Recovery

Oh I love all the spring-y greens that came together for this scrap background!

I placed the darker ones on the outer edges to create a frame effect. The spring ones frame out the focal piece which includes some unreadable script.

I found a rub-on basket of flowers and added a bow to the handle from the same sheet. That sheet also had some sets of golden dots and I added those in groups of four just inside the dark green bordering strips.

Word stickers from two different sets were combined on the left side.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Blissful Fall
Topic: Scrap Recovery

In the scrap bin I found two strips that featured leaves. I juxtaposed one with mixed colors in a random mix of colors and leaf types next to a two-toned rigidly arranged pattern of maple leaves.

Complementary colored strips of paper were added to each side to create a more balanced design.

I had a fabric tag sticker which I mounted to acinnamon colored cardstock and trimmed to have a thin border. I popped this up on foam tape.

A bronze-colored peel-off sticker which includes a couple of maple leaves was laid over one of the dotted strips.


The 'bliss' ticket is from one of Tim Holtz's lines.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Feeling Chipper
Topic: Scrap Recovery

This background from the scrap bin gathers together golden yellows and grayed teal. The open flowers paper and the paper with buds are from the same line so they blend perfectly. This is an odd blue so it was difficult to match to them

I looked through many of my bins of scrappy stuff searching for elements to decorate this card front. I was rewarded with this chipboard flower which I popped up on foam tape.

Then, another bin yielded a printed sentiment card which I adhered directly to the surface of the scrappy background.


I mounted the background to a golden yellow base card.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Sketchy Silver Butterflies
Topic: Scrap Recovery

A second strip of partial butterflies turned up in the scrap heap and got combined with blues and greens for a background.

A sheet of peel-off stickers yielded some sketchy outlines of butterflies that looked great over the printed ones.

A small realistic butterfly sticker covers a larger print one at the bottom of another strip on the background.


I used silver peel-off stickers to trim the edges of the card and add a sentiment.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Monday, 8 February 2016
Flight Line
Topic: Scrap Recovery

One of the scrappy background I created used a strip with only the right side of a line of butterflies on it. Man, I'm glad I didn't toss that out years ago when I first chopped a piece of scrapbook paper that left this behind.

I pulled out a sheet of silver butterfly stickers that have adhesive only on the body so the wings can be raised. Awesome, that's just how I like them!

I applied one sticker over each of the printed butterflies and placed a row of rhinestones for eadh body.

I gave this card a pink base to match the scalloped paper on the left. this reinforces the butterfly feature.

The sentiment is provided with a silver peel-off sticker to match the butterflies.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Sunday, 7 February 2016
Right In Fashion
Topic: Scrap Recovery

I went on a spree of gathering up strips from the scrap bin, organizing them by color group and sticking them to base cards for use as backgrounds. I ran the base card through the Xyron to apply adhesive over the whole surface before starting to stick the strips down.

In preparing to use these for cards I remembered I had signed up for a swap on the theme 'fashion'.

I decided to use a background where one of the strips was a print of dress patterns and fitting models.

I had a sheet of gold peel-off stickers in the shape of corsets. I took a white paper embossed with a floral tree and turned it upside down so the trunk was pointing up. By placing the corset sticker over the trunk and trimming around the corset and a half-circle shape I made it into a ball gown with a patterned skirt!

I sponged distress ink over the skirt to make the pattern more visible and to help the white become more creamy like the background papers. Then I used a scallop punch for the hemline of the skirt.

I used other gold peel-off stickers to add little dots to the skirt, outline the skirt, trim the left edge of the card, add some shoes and provide a sentiment.

The dress is popped up on foam tape.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Saturday, 6 February 2016
Valentine Roses
Topic: Scrap Recovery

I wanted to use a bunch of coordinated scraps to create a background and the ones I found were a combination of dots, stripes and banners. They were all in the rosy pink and grey color palette.

I used them in the sizes they were found in and adhered them to a base card before trimming them to a good size for a card front which would leave the borders of a black base card showing.

The colors were perfect for a Valentine card so I went looking through the sticker stash for some roses. Oh, I found some all right, but they were in a light purple and salmon-y yellow.

I realized that was NOT going to work with my background so I used an alcohol marker to color over the blooms and buff the color in with a cloth. I did the same with a green marker over the leaves.

After applying this large sticker on the scrappy card front, I decided the flowers needed more definition so I used a fine black marker to outline every petal and leaf.


I used a rub-on to add a sentiment to the upper left.

Ddd

 

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Friday, 5 February 2016
Global Beauty
Topic: Scrap Recovery

When I made the card a few days back with all the diecuts on it I used a new die set to cut out two words. In doing that I ended up with the letters theselves that were left over.

I went through other scraps left over from previous sessions and came up with a piece of embossed white cardstock that I had sponged color onto.

The final piece I scrounged was a stamped image on watercolor paper. The stamping had not turned out well so I had set it aside. When I pulled it out I used a fine black marker to redraw all of the lines and then I painted it using Distress Ink as watercolors.

I pulled out a piece of green cardstock for the base card, echoing the color from around the globe. I placed a lace-printed paper at the top and added a sketched line around it.

I then tore and inked the edges of the stamped image and adhered it in the center.

The diecut words went on the bottom along with a dragonfly punched from some wrinkle-free distress background. I used a fine black marker to add some hashing to the green base card and the dragonfly wings, then added circles to the dragonfly body.

There was a bit of an issue with one leg of the 'W' when I peeled off the tape I used in aligning the letters. I used a line of green rhinestones to cover it and then added one to the dragonfly head and dotted the 'I' with another.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Thursday, 4 February 2016
Baby Quilt Slide Show
Topic: Quilting
I wanted to share a slide show I created with all 60 of the baby quilts our group finished. Unfortunately, I am new to the world of video creation and cannot get the video itself to post here.

However, I did get it to post on my Flickr page so I can give you a link to click on and you can view it there.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mystudio3d/24132612803

I hope you enjoy seeing what we created.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Monday, 1 February 2016 1:52 PM PST
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Scrap Heap Rescue
Topic: Scrap Recovery

A bunch of years ago I cut parts from the cover of a printed cardstock pad and dropped this piece in the scrap drawer. I was going through the drawer planning to winnow it an toss a lot of it out but this piece got moved to the 'use it' pile instead.

I pulled out a random selection of brown cardstock to use for bordering and a white diecut butterfly.

I chose a white embossed background and used a foam applicator to color the raised areas with Broken China Distress Ink. Over this I added the scrap panel on foam tape.

The butterfly got Old Paper Distress Ink applied to it and three oval rhinestones for a body. This was mounted to the scrap panel with the wings raised.

I bordered a pre-stamed sentiment and mounted it at the top of the scrap panel.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Petite Mondrian
Topic: Scrap Recovery

I had one small piece of the color blocking left. It got black bordering and then it kind of looked like a picture you might hang on the wall!

I pulled a piece of red embossed cardstock to stand in for the 'wallpaper' and gave that a black border as well.


A prestamped word was bordered in black and mounted next.

Here's where the analogy of the picture on the wall ended - when I added a diecut butterfly with inked edges and rhinestones on the body.


Everything is popped up on foam tape for dimension.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PST

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