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In & Out of Studio 3D
Thursday, 7 May 2020
Three Of a Kind
Topic: Online Class

I took a series of classes online called Spring Card Camp recently but am just now getting around to making samples for the classes. It was a 20 day series so it will take a while to crank all these out.

For the first day we were to stamp and emboss an open image in multiple layers to create a thick outline from the buildup. Then that heavy image is used as an embossing plate to create a raised or indented impression of the image on another piece of cardstock.

I wasn't terribly impressed (ha) with my results but I went ahead and created cards from them in the same style as the class samples.

Problem: the instructor used particular dies and shadow dies, stamps, and other supplies that I did not have. So I used a lot of innovation to get similar results.

Here is the card I created using the actual embossing panel I made.


This started out with white card and was embossed with clear powder. After I used it as an embossing folder I inked the paper with Distress ink and buffed the color back off the embossed areas.

I used a script die to cut 'hello' out of gold metallic paper. The white strip with the shadow of 'hello' was cut by hand with tiny scissors. Then I used a stamp positioning tool to stamp the sentiment. I diecut a shunky leafed branch and a lighter sprig to layer behind the word strip.

This was trimmed down and mounted to a white card base.

This next card is from the cardstock I embossed with the created plate. After making this raised image I used a similar color of distress ink to brush over the whole surface. This enhances the texture of the image. 

With a standard embossed image this is more effective as the image is more prominent and picks up the ink differently. 

In any case, I made this card with the result.


This was finished in the same way as the first.

For the third card, I used a shimmer paper. The impression was not as deep or noticable on this so I turned it to the back to use the debossed side. The inking was done in the same way but it hardly shows.


Also finished in the same manner.

And so ends day one of the Spring Card Camp.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 9:45 AM PDT
Wednesday, 6 May 2020
O God Our Help In Ages Past
Topic: Hymnal Art

I'm sure I wouldn't do nearly the number of hymn journaling pages if I didn't have specific assignments. But, I'm glad I do because I quite love it.

It is sometimes a challenge to come up with something that goes with the theme of the hymns or even the specific lyrics, though.

The art for this one is something I drew in my sketchbook while on vacation, even coloring it. Since it was too complicated to trace into my hymnal I decided to do an overprint.

I copied the hymn first then sent that page back through the printer to add the artwork over the top. I did have to reinforce some of the smaller lettering in the connecting words of the phrases as they became a bit obscured by where they fell in the music and text of the song.

 


Because of the printing process the page does not have as vibrant of color as the original sketchbook version.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 11:10 AM PDT
Sunday, 3 May 2020
Beauty in Isaiah
Topic: Bible Journaling

In Isaiah we were assigned to use a font introduced in 2018 as 'beauty'. This was a font I designed about 15-20 years ago, and this was its first introduction to the world.

I pulled in coneflowers from an old drawing lesson to illustrate this page.


The art uses colored pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:52 AM PDT
Friday, 1 May 2020
Typography in Isaiah
Topic: Bible Journaling

This is a piece of typography I designed last year for one of the 30-day challenges.

I traced it onto the appropriate page in my Journal the Word bible and used colored pencils on it.

ISAIAH 6:8

 

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:46 AM PDT
Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Converging Daydreams
Topic: Quilting

You may remember the 'convergence' quilts I made a while back. I was having so much fun with that pattern that I cut our PILES of parts to make more. I did make a couple of tops and set them aside when making masks so they haven't been quilted yet.

However, I had enough fabrics to cut TWO of a fabric I loved with multicolored lilacs on it. Well, I got to daydreaming about how I could combine those fabrics to make one larger quilt with the same feel to it.

I found, first of all, that trying to draw this idea on paper was worthless as every time something wasn't working out I had to erase the phole thing and start over. GAAAAAHH!

So I started working by the seat of my pants. 'What if..." and then cutting and interleaving and sewing back together. "Now if I do this..." and trying that out.

When I was all done I had a beautiful, if smallish, lap quilt. I was so excited by it that it went right to the head of the line of projects to go on the longarm machine.


I used a pantograph called 'paisley' to quilt this.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 5:28 PM PDT
Tuesday, 28 April 2020
Bible Journaling in Ecclesiastes
Topic: Bible Journaling

Today I again combined an old lettering lesson (Gladness) with an old drawing lesson (Butterfly). This was to journal in the book of Ecclesiastes.


Just a bit of whimsy going on with this page!

Ddd


 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 5:22 PM PDT
Thursday, 23 April 2020
Log Cabins Under the Needle
Topic: Quilting

Well, I haven't given up on quilting even though none have made an appearance for quite some time. Actually, I have been making lots of quilt tops and setting them aside to quilt later.

In addition to that I made 137 face masks for distribution. We kept a few for ourselves and gave out some to friends and neighbors. I still had 108 to donate to the local hospital for staff to wear when not at work. they were delighted to get them.

When that was done I pulled out the last of the projects I was asked to do the quilting on from my late sister's materials. She had pieced a simple wall hanging, a top for a throw pillow and a large bed topper - all of them 100% flannel.

She had left behind a rough sketch of ideas on quilting the pillow and bed topper which I incorporated into the free-motion work I did on the longarm machine.

I didn't get any photos of the wall hanging as it was simple half-square triangles from the leftovers of the quilt.

Here is the bed topper:


The bottom is the closest to true colors. Here is one of the cabins close up:

Cornerstones each for an oak leaf:

The doors all have woodgrain:

 
Windows have a frame and sashing:
 


Each chimney has scrolled smoke coming out:


Vertical sashing features vines and leaves:


And every cabin sits on a stone foundation:


The throw pillow is a single cabin with the same red sashing (quilted the same way) all around. The pillow measured 22 inches, so you can see the scale of this bed topper.

The flannel was not as linty as I expected so I had few challenges in quilting these pieces.

Ddd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 5:04 PM PDT
Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Gems of Proverbs
Topic: Bible Journaling

Another old drawing lesson yeilded up these gemstones. I like geing able to change the gem from one type to another with the use of color.


Today they are rubies!

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 5:00 PM PDT
Tuesday, 21 April 2020
Knowledge In Proverbs
Topic: Bible Journaling

The assigned font for Proverbs was 'knowledge'.

I kept this page simple with a gentle color blend.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:57 PM PDT
Tuesday, 14 April 2020
Rescued
Topic: Bible Journaling

To use a fish hook image in bible journaling I went to an oversized drawing.

I enjoyed interlocking the words with the image.


You can see a bit of shadowing from the other side of the page but it is not this noticable in real life.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:53 PM PDT
Monday, 13 April 2020
Bible Journaling in Psalms
Topic: Bible Journaling

The assignment for the book of Psalms was to incorporate the word 'delight' with the font of the same name.

This is one of my favorite casual fonts to work with.


What an easy assignment - and delightful!

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:50 PM PDT
Sunday, 12 April 2020
Quiver in Psalms
Topic: Bible Journaling

A bible journaling site I participate on provided a sketch for the quiver I used to decorate my page. I blended the colored pencils with odorless mineral spirits.

I inscribed the scripture on the side of the quiver.


Thanks to Jackie for the art!

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:43 PM PDT
Thursday, 9 April 2020
Words for Psalms Times Three
Topic: Bible Journaling

The three bible pages today may look familiar. I participated in two 30-day challenges last year on using typography for bible verses. As I go through the bible journaling this year I am transfering some of these to my Journal the Word bible.

I'm not doing all of them as some results did not impress me all that much when I went back later in review.

I chose three for Psalms and traced them in. I kept the same colors and scale. All were sized for margin art but, where I had extra space, I scooched the block over for more visual balance.

PSALM 23:2


PSALM 84:10


PSALM 103:2


Though some were not included because I had already used the appropriate page in my bible, many others were skipped because I didn't like the design sketch. I may, at some point, do new sketches for these that I can include in my bible.

Ddd

 

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 10:33 AM PDT
Tuesday, 7 April 2020
Journaling in the Book of Job
Topic: Bible Journaling

Once again I combined a lettering style from 2018 and a drawing lesson of the same year.


The font is called 'life' and the drawing is 'spiral rose'. Colored pencil was blended with odorless mineral spirits.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:39 PM PDT
Sunday, 5 April 2020
Lily Of the Valley
Topic: Hymnal Art

Last year I made a drawing tutorial for a plant called 'lily of the valley'. I know it would be perfect to illustrate this hymn of the same name.


I used Prismacolor colored pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits and a paper blending stump. This makes the colors so vibrant.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:36 PM PDT
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Lettering Revisited
Topic: Lettering

Here it is the end of another month and time for a compilation of the lettering styles I worked on in my Happy Planner in preparation for using them in my bible journaling.






Note that 'worship' is a two-page item asthe second page addresses letter combinations.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:25 PM PDT
Monday, 30 March 2020
Bible Journaling in Esther
Topic: Bible Journaling

It seems that most bible journaling in Esther will touch on the scripture 'perhaps you came to your position for such a time as this'. I guess it is the one part of the story that all of us can relate to.

But I had already drawn on that page and till wanted to use the theme of 'time' so I found an alternate scripture to focus upon.

For this page I combined a font I called Time when I taught it in 2018 and a drawing lesson of an hourglass.


Focus is a time of celebration and remembrance for God's answer to prayer.

Ddd


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:19 PM PDT
Sunday, 29 March 2020
Take My Life and Let It Be
Topic: Hymnal Art

 Lots of littleclear stickers made their way onto this page to enhance the brush lettering. Focusing on a key phrase in the lyrics is my favorite way to decorate hymns.

Ddd

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:14 PM PDT
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Typography for Nehemiah
Topic: Bible Journaling

Here is another rendition of margin art I created last year for typograpy challeges.


I really liked the way these letters interlocked.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:12 PM PDT
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Ezra Duo
Topic: Bible Journaling

I used a combination of an old font (Worship) and an old drawing lesson (open book) to create a page for Ezra.

This is lettered with Prismacolor Premier pens and colored with Prismacolor Premier colored pencils.


I find this to be an easy script to write with as the letters seem to come naturally.

Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 4:07 PM PDT

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