Tuesday, August 28, 2012


 A while back I went to a city-wide sale. At one sale they had a sleeve of 125 drink coasters. My thought were spinning what to do with these chipboard coasters.
This one project I made with the coasters.
One edge of the oval chipboard drink coaster was cut with a matte board knife and ruler to use my bind-it-all tool to make a mini-book.
To cover the pages, I add several layers of gesso paint before adding paints, stamps and findings from my stash.  This is one of the pages from my mini-book.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Falling Leaves Bottle Tutorial

This is a really fun and messy project! Enjoy!

Now part 2 because my battery died!
And part 3 just because sometimes I'm jinxed!
You can find the stamps, dies, and inks at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Finger Painting

Technique Tuesday
My mother, Jo Adair taught me this technique.

8" x 10" window glass panel
blue masking tape
acrylic paint
fluid medium
paint brush
pages from old text book

Use blue masking tape to cover cut edges all around the glass. This is to protect you from getting cut.
Clean glass panel and dry well. Lay glass panel down on craft table covered with newsprint.

Pour four or five acrylic colors on a foam plate, add a drop or two of fluid medium to each color and mix with tooth pick; the medium will keep you paint from drying too fast.
Use paint brush to color the glass. You don't need to make it solid.
Now the fun part of the project; use your finger or a q-tip to make a design into the wet paint. Place a piece of text paper torn from an old book down on the newspaper.
Use the glass as an inked stamp and press down on text paper. Pull up and see your new artwork. It's normal to see blank areas.
Clean the glass and start all over. It's hard to put this down once you master this new technique.

These are ideas I came up with after making mothers technique.
Press a stencil into the paint and make a negative or positive image on text paper.
Stamp the glass panel over your journal page.
Use a dry foam stamp in the painted panel before stamping down on paper.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Technique Tuesday
Judy Cantrell
Sharing two pages of my mini-book.

Before beginning the mini-book add the holes with bind-it-all tool. Paint each page with two coats of gesso and heat set to dry.
Use ink blending tool to color each page and tag using a variety of distress ink. Heat set to dry.
Spray each page with moon shadow mist over the distress ink. Heat set to dry.
The first page;
Stamp the couple with black ink on white cardstock. Cut-out the couple and color with art pencils. Set aside. Using olive green ink pad, stamp the foliage on the page. Heat set to dry. Apply the stamped image to the page with adhesive. Let dry well before going to next step. Wipe the entire page with a soft cloth before stamping the quote with black ink. Sprinkle embossing powder over the quote and heat emboss. Stamp the quote on the tag with black ink. String the tag with like color of braided threads.
Second page:
Stamp image of woman with black ink on a separate piece of white cardstock. Cut out and color with art pencils, apply to page with adhesive. Let dry well before going to next step. Wipe the page with a soft cloth before stamping the words with black ink. Emboss the embossing powder and heat set. Stamp the tag with black ink and apply with same color of braided thread as before.
When finishing all pages use your bind-it-all to finish the book.

Binding tool and supplies
Distress ink
Archival black ink
Mist Spray
Prismacolor pencils
White cardstock
Small paint brush
Foam ink blending tool
Heat gun
Braided thread

Monday, August 6, 2012

Stamping with LaBlanche

 I saw this done in a LaBlanche video, you can find it there by typing in La Blanche in the You Tube search box.
My battery died at the end so I couldn't show you the distressing I did, so here are some photos!
This is the front after I finished with the inks
turned over the paper and added both Vintage Photo and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink to the edges.
I used the Tim Holtz distress tool to rough up the edges all around, and made a few tears here and there. I inked the exposed edges with both previously mentioned inks. Then I rolled the four corners toward the front with my paint brush.
This is the finished piece, ready to add to a canvas or other surface such as a book, box, or journal or anything you can think of! You can get these supplies at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium!