Thursday, September 24, 2009

So I finally got to see someone do Encaustic Wax in person and be taught how to do it!!! I have wanted to try this for sooooo long now! It is so fun and easy and very addicting. So pretty you hate to cover it up at all. I found that if I stamped my images first, they look better than trying to stamp over the wax. I used black Stazon on the glossy and then did the waxing with my craft iron, cut to size and added the leaf brad.

Here's an atc I did recently for our Ships Ahoy theme. I used a Simple Green Spritz background and then overstamped the ship, some waves, and the sun, then cut the shank off an anchor button and gluedotted that on.

We had a swap in my UK group to use "the Wandering Stamp" to make an atc for your partner and then send it along with the stamp to the next person on the list. So we all had to use the stamp somewhere on our atc creation. I decided to add the fun little witch on mine for a different twist. Background is just acryllic paints dry-brushed on in cross-hatch fashion.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

We made Paperbag books in my atcs-are-us yahoo group in the theme of "Things I Love". It was a fun project. There were so many things I wanted to include but there weren't enough pages and supplies for all of them so I narrowed it down to family, friends, vintage style, art,coffee, Tim Holtz,the Wizard of Oz,fishing, nature,birds, flowers, and reading books. I sent mine to Christina and she really liked it which pleased me! I made little mini books with cut up old book pages and made covers with chipboard c0vered with wallpaper and then the images. They turned out so cute. Here are some pictures of the finished pages and tag inserts.
We made Paper Bag Books with the them Things I Love in my ATC'S ARE US yahoo group and then sent them to our partners. There were so many things I wanted to include in my book but it didn't have enough pages and many subjects I didn't have items to us but here is what mine ended up like. I sent to Christina and am pleased that she liked it!