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In & Out of Studio 3D
Thursday, 20 September 2007
Fall Paper Wreath
Now Playing: folding your way into fall
Topic: Some Backlog

Last fall... hmmm, maybe it was the year before last... I made this paper wreath as a demo for an online group. It is from the instructions on a Carol Duvall show (Episode CDS-1561)

I used four sheets of scrapbook paper with an over-all leaf pattern in muted tones (each is cut into 4 squares for the project). I added a bow of wire-edge ribbon that I had on hand.

 

 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 14 September 2007
Stamp Out Art
Now Playing: using artistamps on cards.
Topic: Some Backlog

For a swap a few years ago I made some faux postage using some of my own paintings. I had sheets left over so recently used blocks of them to make cards. I just combined papers and illustrations that complemented the colors and theme of the artistamps.

Here are two of the cards I made:

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 7 September 2007
Collage Card
Now Playing: a challenge swap
Topic: Some Backlog

Last year one of my groups was challenged to create a card with only Red, White and Blue. We made three cards and then swapped them.

I make a collage card using blue metallic crinkle paper, white textured wallpaper, translucent printed vellum, and red mulberry paper. We were allowed to use gold as an accent so I added a butterfly peel-off and a brass text plaque.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 6 September 2007
Add-a-Bit
Now Playing: bits and pieces come together nicely
Topic: Some Backlog

Here are two cards I made from my parts-and-starts drawer quite a while back.

The first started out as a simple magazine photo of a lake. That ring of ripples was too good to resist so I added a rub-on of a jumping fish. Then came the swooping bird and finally the rowboat. I had these great text stickers and they were the perfect finishing touch.

The second card motif was a botanical illustration from a book. I cut an oval in printed scrapbook paper to frame it and used the center scrap to make the matching tag. The text blocks are stickers.

I love being able to combine elements from a variety of sources - many of which would be trash in another's hands - to make something fresh.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 30 August 2007
Elegant Floral Card
Now Playing: new card - old technique
Topic: Some Backlog

We had a discussion a while back about a technique using Future Floor Wax with a bit of Pearl-Ex Powder to paint on black cardstock. Firstly it is stamped and embossed in gold with a 'loosly designed' floral.

 

This one I used as a sympathy card.

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
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
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
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
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
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
Wednesday, 8 August 2007
Late Summer Sunflowers
Now Playing: stitching again
Topic: Some Backlog

I don't know why, but of the 30 sunflower seeds I planted, not a single one sprouted. Maybe the birds stole the seeds - or perhaps it was the squirrels.

Anyway, I'll have to settle for these stitched ones designed by a member of one of my online groups. She designed it to be stitched like my card on the left. I then made it again but stitched differently.

 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


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Sunday, 5 August 2007
More From the Parts and Starts Bin
Now Playing: off to Egypt
Topic: Some Backlog

This is a collage card I started from the parts-n-starts drawer. The background is printed tissue paper, the mummy case is from a catalog ad, the caravanners are from a sheet of collage art images. I added some 'scraps' from gold peel-off stickers, and finished with blue rhinestones eyes and a fabric text sticker.

 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


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Friday, 3 August 2007
Tile We Meet Again
Now Playing: rubber stamped fridge magnets
Topic: Some Backlog

Last year a friend taught some of us to make these refrigerator magnets. We used Staz-On and small stamps to print on small tiles. I colored mine with Sharpie markers by making small dots with the fine tip. This was to keep the Staz-On from smearing and to allow me to blend colors. The finished tiles are sprayed with two light coats of acrylic sealer and a magnet is glued on back.

 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


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Updated: Friday, 3 August 2007 8:21 AM PDT
Thursday, 2 August 2007
Big Circle of Stitching
Now Playing: stitched last summer
Topic: Some Backlog

This is a card I made for a challenge. Our partner stitched up a card and sent it along with another of the same pattern pricked out.

 

I chose to use bright fall colors and added stickers and a tag to complete the harvest theme.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


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Wednesday, 1 August 2007
Summer Vacation Cards
Now Playing: serene and relaxing
Topic: Some Backlog

Here are a couple of cards I made a while back from my parts and starts drawer. The illustrations are from cruise brochures and I enhanced them with scrapbook papers and other bits I found in the drawer.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


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Tuesday, 31 July 2007
Beach Scene
Now Playing: 6 beach collages for the guest room
Topic: Some Backlog

Some time ago, I bought some very cheap frames without glass and kept them around for quite awhile without any ideas for using them. Then I redecorated a guest bedroom with an 'at the seashore' theme and decided to make collages using those frames.

For backgrounds I used wavy corrugated cardstock, paua shell scrapbook paper and sandpaper. I added seashells, coral, and agates I had collected on various beaches. Each collage got one gold whale button as an accent.

 

The set looks nice hanging in grid formation above the head of the bed.

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 27 July 2007
Using Illustration Methods on Cards
Now Playing: floating acrylics to colorize pen-and-ink
Topic: Some Backlog

One one of my trips to Pittsburgh for shared papercrafts classes one of the ladies taught us to 'float' acrylics on pen and ink drawings. We transfered the provided drawings onto watercolor paper using graphite paper and then used permanent black ink to trace over. After erasing the graphite we used thinned acrylics to apply color washes wet-in-wet.

This is the card I made:

 

In this case, we made a second image of part of the flower and mounted it 3D. 

Ddd studio3d@ccwebster.net  


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