Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Family Time Piece

I can't seem to stop with the fairies and the colors from the last project. This is my mom and her cousin. I almost took it all apart to start over with a more sepia colored theme. But I started adding the time pieces and it started to pull together. This is for you mom, what do you think?

This gemmed snowman is a stamp sprinkled with twinklets then sprayed with a sealer. The background is a pearl white vellum with alcohol inks.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Staedtler Bottles of Hope Challenge Update

Remember my "Healing Wings" for the Staedtler Fimo clay Bottles of Hope challenge?! I just recieved news I am one top 25 finalists. Sooo exciting. Everyone's entry picture will be available after the winners are announced Jan.26th at the Craft and Hobby Assoc. show, but I'll keep you posted. Here is the information link for those interested in getting involved with this wonderful challenge and the hope it may bring to others.
My wings are here on my blog labeled, clay wings.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Fairy Art Card, How to use Alcohol Inks

I had alot of fun with this wonderful stamp I am borrowing from a friend. I used it many different ways but this project was using my alcohol inks, and Pearl glitter.
Alcohol inks can be used on a variety of surfaces that pigment and dye inks won't stick to. So it's really fun to experiment on metals, brads, glass, plastics, glossy paper and transparencies (found at office supply stores). In this project I was able to manipulate the colors by blotting the inks with a blending tool on a clear piece of page protector made for scrapbook pages (I don't have any transparencies) and remove color with Alcohol Blending Solution where I wanted an image to show through like the fairy in the bottom right corner, the rose in the top corner and center of the wreath. The grundgeboard swirl attached on the bottom is painted, glittered and bejeweled.
Alcohol ink was used to change the color of the wire on the top.

The pigment inked doesn't want to dry on this shiny surface so I pressed Diamond Dust Twinklets into the wreath image.

Perfect Pearl Powders are baked right into the clay.

These papers were made using Tattered Angels Mists, UTEE and microbeads.