Do what you what you do!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Father's Day T-Shirt

Hand prints on a t-shirt!!  Is there a better way for kids to show their love forever??  I don't thinks so!

Hope all the dads out there enjoyed their day! 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Playing with my Distress Markers

 So I will confess that I have had my Tim Holtz Distress Markers for some time now, played with them a bit and now have finally gotten around to taking a picture of my first efforts with them! Here is a flower from a Flourishes stamp set, that I coloured in with my lovely new markers; the image was stamped using Rangers Archival Ink on Rangers specialty stamping paper.

These markers are water based and are really different from any others that I have used.  I don't think I did too badly for my first attempt though!  Not only can you colour with these markers, you can stamp as well!  Simply colour directly onto your stamp, then give a "huff" of breath on it and stamp on your paper, like so:

This technique works really well for more solid image stamps like I used above.  You can take your time colouring the stamp, all you have to do is breath on the stamp and it moistens the ink and it is ready to stamp. 

I can't wait to play a bit more with these markers - I need more time in the day!!  See ya!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Art Journals

Art Journalling has become a very hot topic lately.  It has been around for awhile, but lately it seems to be everywhere!  Some of the SGD divas are trying to make an effort to get together once a month for some art journalling.  We met this past Friday and here is a page I added to my journal (my journal that I started March 2011 with Donna Downey and has remained closed since!!)
An art journal - also called an inspiration journal, a life journal - is a place to try new techniques, create new designs, record thoughts, experiences - no rules, anything goes.  Get out stamps you have never used, paints that you have never opened - experiment, get messy and have fun! 
A list of all the "STUFF" I used on my page can be found on today's blog post for Scrappin' Great Deals.