Thursday, September 29, 2011

Felonious Friday with Outlaw Gal - Vintage Canvas

Hey everyone sorry no post last Friday.. My legs have caught the Sciatica.. in other words I have Sciatica and I am miserable with pain.. Today is a little better so I thought I'd share this Canvas with you all.

To get this look I first took some tissue paper and stamped the music all over it randomly

Then I crumpled it up real tight in a ball

and then put Gesso all over my Canvas and adhered it.

Don't worry if it tears it only adds to the flavor of the piece..

Once it dried I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks all over

The Direct To Paper Technique

I dried it with my Heat Gun

Then I went to town adding all my

Emphemia ( okay how do you spell that?) LOL

I used all different Products

I used the Tim Holtz Die

Sewing Room

I put Tissue Paper as a skirt and added some ribbon as a belt

and put the Bling over it and made it a necklace

I also had had this rolled rose I have made with

Polymer Clay

I baked my Clay in my Melting Pot..

no need to use the oven.. Easy Peasey!!

I painted my rose with a Paint Dabber

Misted my flowers with Glimmer Mist

I was going to go into detail with a product list but

the Sciatica is acting up when I sit too long.

You can buy all the products I used

If there is a certain product your looking for and can't find

Email me at

sorry this post is lame I am in terrible pain from the Sciatica

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Waxy Technique

Welcome to Technique Tuesday!

By Judy Cantrell

This is a Waxy Technique

I’ve seen this technique with several names across the Internet


Tim Holtz Set #001

Tim Holtz Set#013

Scrap of copy paper

Wax paper

Folded card stock


 [OWSE has all of these supplies]


1. Cut wax paper a bit larger than embossing folder. Insert into embossing folder.

2. Run through die cutting machine. If you are using a Cuttlebug the sandwich is:
A plate
B Plate
Embossing folder with wax paper inside
B Plate

3. Stamp an image on white glossy card stock with black permanent ink.
4. Place embossed wax paper over glossy card stock then a piece of scrap paper over that.

5. Heat dry iron on high. Press iron firmly over the scrap paper, wax paper and card stock for a few minutes. Remove the scrap paper and wax paper.  
6. Ink brayer and then roll over glossy card stock to cover.

7. Finish and embellish card.

This is another card I made using waxy technique.

Thanks for looking and come back soon.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Technque Tuesday ~ Trash to Treasure

Welcome to Technique Tuesday!

By Judy Cantrell

Junk Advertisment

This is a technique using acrylic paints and

junk advertisment that would

otherwise be thrown away.


1.        Cut a piece of card stock or see note below 4 1/4” x 5 1/2.”
 1a. Place cardstock down on craft sheet.

Note: this can be any color of card stock or a stiff piece of advertisement that comes in the mail that would otherwise be thrown in the trash. My sample was made with junk mail I got this week trying to sell me a hearing aid.  

2.        Use brayer to apply coordinating colors of acrylic paint on card stock/junk advertisment. The first color is transulent. Let dry before applying the second color. The second color was opaque. If you look close you can see the advertisment. When finished it is invisible.

3.            Pour out a small amount of gesso out on a throw away piece of    plastic. Use a dry brush to apply a little bit of white gesso on painted panel.
       3a. Trim piece 4" x 5 1/4"

4.        Stamp frame with coordinating acrylic paint on matte coated white card stock. Trim frame but leave a narrow white boarder around stamped frame panel. Stamp flower image in center of frame with back ink.

5.        Cut and apply to trimmed black card stock.

6.        Apply frame panel to painted background panel.

7.        Use black permanent ink to stamp sentiment.

8.        Apply painted panel to a 4 ¼” x 5 1/2” black folder card stock.


White Card stock

Craft sheet

Craft brush



Black card stock

Shop for these supplies on OWSE

Friday, September 16, 2011

Felonious Friday with Outlaw Gal - Vintage Vintage Vintage

Hey everyone another Friday and I have a little tutorial for you all on how to get that Vintage Look to your work. I have created a 3x5 using Corrugated Cardboard. I love love how Corrugated Cardboard looks after it's been altered.

First Cut out your Cardboard to the size you want it to be. In this case I cut it at 3x5. Then tear out the insides so that the cardboard looks likes stripes going down. Or that it has been embossed.

After I got it the way I wanted it to look I then painted it with Distress Stains.

You can use Acrylic Paint if you want. Just give it an all over coat.

I then took this wonderful Product called

Rub n Buff

and using very little on my fingers I

put it on the lines going down and a little bit in the crevices.

this gives it that aged look.

Warning! just put a tiny amount on your finger. It goes far..

The Rub n Buff color I used was Gold Leaf.

As I do with most projects I do I went around the edge with

my Distress Ink "Walnut Stain"

I always do this because it makes the piece look aged..

Browning the edges give an old used look..

Maybe I should brown my edges .. I'm old and used!! ROFL!!

I printed off my Image at this point..

I buy a lot of my Digital Images from

Her prices are reasonable for digital Collage sheets.

I buy Digital because I can re-size the image to what ever I need.

I also can cut out one image from the sheet instead of printing the whole
thing out.

The program I use for this is Paint Shop Pro.

Years ago I taught how to use this program

when I did my Signature Tags..

oh here I go off the subject again.. LOL

Back to my piece.

I like to color my flowers to fit my pieces..

I also wanted a shimmering look so I used Perfect Pearls to color with.

I used white flowers from Petaloo

They have a line called

Color me Crazy

A little tip about using the perfect pearls to color with..

I spray some water onto my Craft Mat with a Mini Mister

then I dab a small paintbrush in the Perfect Pearls and add it to the water on my mat.

I'm working directly from my Crafts Mat. Mixing the Perfect Pearls into the water
and applying it to my flowers..

The Petaloo Flowers seem very limp when wet but they dry nice and hard so you

can add them to your piece and they won't tear or rip..

I glued my image down using a

Uhu Glue Stick

I have tried a lot of different glue sticks and have found Uhu to be
the best for this type of work..

It is fast to dry but will let you move the piece around while your placing it..

I don't like a glue that dries too fast. I am always needing to figure out where
I want to place my image and need the time..

Uhu Glue comes out blue but dries clear..

Trust me on this I have tried many glues.

You should see my shelf full of different glues... LOL

On my computer once again in the program

Paint Shop Pro I created the saying I wanted to use

and printed it off.

Cut it into pieces and yup I browned the edges of the little pieces

with Walnut Stain. I go over the whole word very lightly with the

Walnut Stain to give it an old look and it's not so white and glaring.

I wanted my words to pop out so I used

Foam Strips to adhere them.

I put my flowers together and added the small brad..

I did color my brad with Alchohol ink but it didn't take.

I then grabbed a Copic Marker.

My suggestion for this is to use the Copic Markers to color your metal brads.

The Markers do a wonderful job and I should have used them first..

Almost done at this point I wanted more more more.

I never know when to quit!! LOL

so I added the Vintage Lace to the bottom.

Adhering it with Glossy Accents.

I used to use my Hot Glue gun to adhere the lace on the bottom..

Then I went to the Glossy Accents once again to have the time

to place it where I wanted to.

I really think the Corrugated Cardboard gives it such a wonderful

Vintage Feel and it's a free substrate!! LOL

So that's it a nice and easy project that looks fabulous when finished..

Product List

Uhu Glue Stick

water - My Bathroom Sink

About the Uhu Glue Stick

OWSE can get these but we have to buy at least 12 at a time

I bought mine from Michaels

I didn't need 12.. LOL

Thanks for looking everyone

see you next week..

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday Women Guest Designer Wanda Hentges

Welcome to Wednesday Women!

It gives me great pleasure to introduce a very talented
Guest Designer Wanda Hentges.
Wanda has a way to use color and her creative style really stands out.
She has been stamping since 1999. 
She says she
 loves that you can do sooooo much with stamps and supplies
 in whatever style you feel like that day
whether it is grungy, elegant, distressed, bright....
whatever, the list goes on. 
Stamping also lead me to jewelry, book binding, altered art, 
and one day hopefully I'll tackle an art journal.
I've been married to a wonderful man for 28 years
and we have 3 fabulous children,
a girl out on her own and 2 teenage boys at home.

Studio 490 Stamp Sets – Ticket to Art, All About Art, Forever Art, Make Mine Mini Art, Love To Make Art,  Art Inspiration, Fashion Style and Art, She Created Art, Destination Art,
Tools For Art, I Am My Art, Celestial Art
Studio 490 Clearly For Art
Archival Inks – jet black, coffee, olive 
White Cardstock
Copper Foil Tape
Inkssential white pen
Ten Seconds Studio roller tool
4mm White Silk Ribbon
   [Click on the hightlighed supplies for a direct link to OWSE ]


Pic #1 – Cut a piece of Clearly For Art large enough to stamp the bottle on it.  Stamp the bottle with jet black ink.  Heat the ink until dry.  Cut out the bottle and cut off the top.  Heat the bottle and shape so that it is rounded.
Pic #2 – Stamp paintbrush with jet black ink 3 times onto grungepaper.  Cut out, punch hole in handle with crop-a-dile, ink with distress ink, wrap with foil tape, create lines in tape with metal tool. 
Pic #3 – Stamp heart onto matching Art Part by inking the stamp with jet black, laying the stamp face up, and pressing the Art Part piece to the stamp.  Ink heart with barn door Stain, dry, and coat with rock candy Stickles by squeezing some onto the heart and then spreading it out with your finger. 
 Pic #3
Pic #4 – Ink frame and scallop borders with vintage photo Stain and dry.  Then so it is darker ink again and dry.  Stamp all pieces with jet black ink.  Stamp dots background onto as much of the frame as it will fit.  Stamp remainder of frame with other background.  Stamp large scallop border with dot background.  Stamp small scallop border with other background.   
Pic #4
Pic #5 – Stamp ink bottle onto matching Art Part with jet black ink.  Ink bottle with barn door Stain.  Stamp matching label onto white cardstock with jet black, cut out, and ink around edges with pumice stone.  Attach to bottle with Glue & Seal.
Pic #6 – Ink Flourish Art Part with wild honey Stain.  Stamp dots randomly over piece with spiced marmalade covering flourishes with a scrap of paper so they aren’t stamped.  Using coffee ink stamp circle background over top half of piece and the crosshatch background over bottom half again covering the flourishes so they don’t get stamped.  Ink edges, including flourishes, with vintage photo ink.  Stamp saying with jet black ink. 
Pic #6
Pic #7 – Stamp leaves twice onto grungepaper with olive ink, cut out, ink with bundled sage and peeled paint, stamp speckled background with olive. 
Pic #7
Pic #8 – The paper towel was left over after a previous project.  I had used it to clean up excess color wash off my craft sheet.  It was so pretty that I decided to try it with some Clearly For Art after reading one of Wendy Vecchi’s blog posts.  I glued it to a piece of Clearly For Art using Glue & Seal, let it dry and die cut the flowers.   I’ve used some and others were still laying there waiting to be used… the colors were just right for this project so I used the small ones.  
  Pic #8
Pic #9 – Stamp the mini butterfly on grungepaper with jet black ink, cut out, ink with wild honey all over and barn door just on the edges of the butterfly, dry, add dots to the body with the Inkssential pen, dry, rub a little rock candy Stickles onto the wings. 

Pic #10
Pic #10 – Cut one leaf stem into 2 pieces.  Heat flowers, shape, and add brads to the centers.  Assemble all pieces as shown gluing everything with Glossy Accents except for the bottle, it was attached using small pieces of wonder tape.  Put black Enamel Accent dots over dots in saying and also add a row of dots to the top edge of background.  Cut a piece of ribbon, rub on a little pumice stone ink, and tie around edge of frame trimming ends.

Close-up #1
Close up #2
Close up #3
Close up #4
Close-up #5
Lets show her our appreciation by posting comments for Wanda's wonderful tutorial and project!
Thank you Wanda!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Technique Tuesday ~ Tag Booklet

Welcome to Technique Tuesday!
Tag Booklet
By Judy Cantrell
This project started after receiving supplies

Wrapped with Kraft paper
I love to make handmade books.
The cover, spine and pages can be adapted

to make any size book.

Making up these instructions are my own.

My daughter owns and operates an antique shop in Southern Kansas.
When she has too much of one item she brings them
to me to use in my artwork.
This is how I came about using game boards for the base of
my books and Kraft paper for the covers.

Here is my Tutorial with step-by-step instructions:

Zutter Bind-it-All
5/8” Owires
3M Spray Mount Artist’s Adhesive
White card stock or 14pt file folders

White 2 “masking tape
Cutting Rotary Mat
Craft mat knife
Game board or heavy duty cardboard
This booklet was made for my #8 finished tags; 3 1/8” x 6 ¼.” 
1. Cut scrabble game board into two pieces down the center fold with a craft knife. Set one aside for another booklet. Each piece is now seven inches by fourteen inches long. Place one piece down on rotary mat. Use mat cutter with metal edge of ruler to cut front and back book pieces. I cut one piece from left finished seam and one piece from the right finished seam, and then the seam binding and spacers from remainer of game board. 
These measurements are:
2 pieces 4” x 7”
1 piece 1 & 1/4” x 7”
2 pieces of game board as spacer
Set aside for now
Note: For safety, please use a new blade when cutting the game board or thick book board.  
2. Cut a 10” x 14” piece of Kraft paper; crumble the paper with your hands (try not to tear the paper as you crumble,) smooth out, crumble several times and then smooth out. Spray one side of Kraft paper with adhesive outdoors or in well ventilated area.  Leave outside for a little while, bring in and place down on craft table adhesive side up.
3. Place the pieces of game board down over the adhesive. Allow an even space between the front, back and spine using the spacer pieces. (As seen in photo)
4. Use scissors to cut all four outside corners on a diagonal.

5. Crease and fold all edges inward.

6. Measure and cut one piece of masking tape 2 inches by 7 inches, cover the inside of spine. Cut another piece of white masking tape 2 inches by 9 inches long, add to outside of spine and continue to inside of spine. Press down until smooth.

7. Cut two pieces of Kraft paper and glue on inside to cover up scrabble game board.
8. Use Vintage Photo distress ink direct to color the book cover and on the inside. Or finish as desired.

9. Use paper trimmer to cut two pieces of card stock 4 3/8” x 6 3/4.” This will be the inside front and back face cover.

10. Use Bind-it-All tool to punch 12 holes in these two pieces as directed on instructions.  

11. Next, use score board to crease a valley folds ¾” on front and back pieces. 

12. Cut 12-15 pages of card stock 3½” x 6 ¾”

13. Use the instructions from the Bind-it-All to punch hole into each page

14. Make a stack with one page (mountain fold) 4 3/8” x 6 ¾”, 15 cardstock pages 3 ½” x 6 ¾” and then one page (mountain fold) 4 3/8” x 6 ¾” together.

15. Use tool to cut 5/8” Owires 6 inches long. (12 wires)
16. With the stacked pieces of cardstock place them in the Bind-It-All and then bind together.  When you have the owires and paper together they will look like the photo below with valley fold of front and back pieces and pages in the middle.
Note: The ends of wires will not be seen they will be under the card stock next to spine.
17. Insert the pages in center of center spine.  Close the booklet and check that the Owires are at the center of booklet. Open carefully and glue one side at a time, and center the booklet with even spaces on both sides with valley folds at folds of spine. 
Note: Glue the inside front and back pieces with the valley folds in center of booklet, I used a credit card with Studio Multi- Medium as an adhesive. Smooth with Speelball 4" Baren until it is smooth and applied to book. (Rubbing with your hand will do as well to get a smooth finish)

18. Finally step: Embellish your booklet!!

Have fun making your booklet!!

Comments Aprreciated!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Felonious Friday with Outlaw Gal - Using Digital Stamps

Hey Everyone it's another Felonious Friday!! Hope everyone that is in the U.S. had a great Holiday Weekend last week. This week we are going to work with a Digital Stamp. Many of you might not know but I'm the Owner of Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More.. I create Digital Stamps from Line Art. I wanted to use a Digital Stamp on an ATC Card but I didn't want to just print it out, color it and then Fussy Cut it and pop dot it to my Card. I wanted it on the ATC Card just as if I stamped it right on..

Is this possible you ask?


What I did is brought up my Paint Program - Paint Shop Pro and sized the Digital Stamp to just under 2 1/2 inches wide. Then I put a Blank ATC Card into my printer and adjusted it so it had a custom size to print. I have a Canon printer and it will print any size I want. I adjusted it to print out a 3/12 by 2 1/2 sized paper. With the ATC card in the printer I printed out the Digital Stamp!

Perfecto! I now had my Digital Stamp right on my Blank ATC Card. Okay so now what? I had to do my background... but I didn't want to go over my stamp. I created a mask. First I printed off my Digital Stamp again using the same proportions but instead of using paper I cut a mask sheet to the size of an ATC Card and placed that in the printer. It printed out the Digital Stamp just perfect. I cut it out and then adhered this onto my ATC Card.

I then took my Distress Stain - Spiced Marmalade and used it all over the card. Going over the mask but not the digital stamped image. After that dried I grabbed a Script Stamp, some VersaMark Embossing Ink and some Black Embossing Powder. Inking up my stamp with the Versamark and then stamped, and poured the embossing powder on.

At this point I took the mask off the ATC Card... You don't want to leave this on .. duh!! I have and have had a mess of melted mask or a mask that get's stuck on the card and your left with a ripped area.. Believe you me I have forgotten over and over again to take that mask off and had to start all over. Throwing the card across the room and screaming out some not so nice words!! so remember to take your mask off!! ROFL!!

Then heat emboss your card. see what I mean the heat will melt the mask or make it so sticky it sticks to the area and then rips the paper and then and then and then!! LMAO!!

Okay I'm done ranting now..

I used "Black Soot" Distress Ink and with my Blending tool blended the Black soot ink around the edge of the card.

Okay now I want to color my scary pumpkin.. I decided to use Copic Markers for this but anything can be used. Gel Pens, Prisma Color Pencils , Water Color Pencils. Just anything you want to color the pumpkin with. I didn't blend with my Copics this time. I just used the Orange, Black and a lighter orange for inside the pumpkin.

(By the way OWSE happens to have the best price for Copics on the net.

I am not allowed to advertise the price but check it out and do a google search
and you will see we have a Gonga of a Price!!)

Once I was done coloring I needed some sparkle I thought.. I grabbed some black glitter and this fabulous adhesive I use especially when I using fine glitter. The adhesive is made by the Art Glitter company. It has a pointy tip on it so you can really get detailed . I have used this glitter adhesive on these butterfly stamps I have and it works so good you can put layers of different color glitter onto your stamps and have definition between each color of glitter. It's just wonderful stuff!! I have tried so many different adhesives for glitter work and this one is the best!!

Using the adhesive I covered the hat and then with a spoon I spooned the Black Glitter on..

Okay so now it has glitter and I was a Happy Camper.. I completed my card and used my digital Stamp like I would have a regular stamp.. wooohooo!!

As A gift to all our readers I'm giving you this Digital Stamp

If you use it on a creation using the Technique I did

I would love to see it.

We will showcase your creation on this blog.

Leave a Comment with your Link to your blog post.

The More the Merrier!!

So that's my ATC Card I have created for a Swap I'm

have entered in a Yahoo Group I am in called Altered Designs.


Mask Sheets Tim Holtz