Sunday, 27 January 2008

Magnolia Paper Cast

Well I haven't posted for a few days, but I have been busy. I have sent some ATCs off for the Byhand Artists monthly ATC swap and I've been doing lots more cast paper. I just did my first one using a cast paper mold, but still using the toilet tissue instead of the usual rag paper slurry. I used coffee for spritzing the tissue again, love the colour and the smell. Rubber stamps and the plastic thingy I've been using work very well, but the cast paper mold was the easiest to use and the tissue just dropped into the cavity so nicely. I am pleased with this one, and it will be all dressed up in a project very soon.

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Cast Paper Valentine ATCs

I have been having fun assembling some cast paper I previously made into some Valentine ATCs. The background on these 3 ATCs is watercolour paper, misted and sponged with Distress Ink, Walnut Ink and Antique Linen colours. The flourish stamps on ATC 3 are part of some quote stamps from Quietfire Design and stamped with Walnut Ink Distress Inks. The cast paper heart is 1 layer of print facial tissue and the rest toilet tissue misted with water.
For ATC 2 the flourish stamps are done with Perfect Pearls bronze. The cast paper heart is made on a rubber stamp with toilet tissue misted with coffee.
On ATC 1 the flourish stamps are done with Perfect Pearls bronze. The cast paper heart is coloured with chalk ink.

Friday, 18 January 2008

Cast Paper Card

In Dec. 2008 some of the members of the byhandartists group joined in for a 12 Days of Christmas Swap and we each received 12 wonderful gifts to enjoy.
My friend Judy sent me a beautiful card as a thank you for my gift and she has given me permission to post it on my blog so other can see it. Thanks Judy for the card, it's like getting another 12 days gift that I never expected. The cast paper dragonfly is beautifully done, a quality of art for me to strive for. This dragonfly, as you can see in the detail, is a very delicate looking sample of cast paper.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Distress Ink ATC

This weeks Created Byhand Challenge is to use Distress Inks. I started my ATC by spritzing watercolour paper, crumpling and rubbing Antique Linen Distress Ink, I then ironed the paper flat. I cut a piece of pink cardstock to an ATC size and stamped the heart flourish and flourishes from some quote stamps (Quietfire Design) with Walnut Ink Distress Ink. I layered the watercolour paper, a cast paper from a heart rubber stamp onto the pink cardstock with mini brads.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Frames Challenge Fat Book Page

Yeah, I managed to get a second piece done for this weeks challenge. This one started with the recycled grey cardstock which I sponged ink onto. I then stamped the harlequin diamond (Quietfire Design) and another harlequin diamand with antique linen Dstress Ink. I used the vintage photo, metal photo corners and metal frame. To view the rest of this weeks entries visit Created Byhand Challenge

Frames Challenge ATC

Frames Challenge ATC
Originally uploaded by okanagan_spirit
Well I've finally gotten a Created Byhand Challenge done after missing the last few. I started with a pale pink cardstock and stamped the background writing with antique linen Distress Ink. I used a public domain image in a charm frame and added the metal "WONDER" charm and ribbon. Visit Created Byhand Challenge
to see the rest of the challenge entries

Friday, 4 January 2008

Cast Paper Collage 2

I did a bunch of cast paper yesterday and this is the second one I used in a project so far. For this I again used a 5x7 cavas board and painted the background with acrylic paint with a little Perfect Pearls gold added, using warm maple and antique white. This paper cast was done on an unmounted rubber stamp and toilet paper spritzed with coffee. I used the rough back of the cast. I have added metal photo corners, lace and a skeleton leaf on more of the same cardstock that I used in the first Cast Paper Collage.

Cast Paper Collage 1

I used a 5x7 canvas board for the base and used recycled adertising cardstock for the background. I have used a piece of torn scrapbook paper, lace, a button and preprinted twill tape to enhance the cast paper.

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Fat Book Page version 2

This is a scan of another old photo, the dress is coloured using digital software. The background is a scan of silk painting printed on watercolour paper. This little piece is a favourite, it was done on cream coloured silk using a sugar syrup resist, messy and fun, maybe I'll get back into silk painting, I haven't done it in years.

The back of the page is a scrapbook image printed on watercolour paper and stamped with another Quietfire Design rubber stamp using scarlet pigment ink and amythest embossing powder.
Be sure to check the previous post below for a small bonus.

Scan of Silk Painted Scrap

I've been using this as a background for some of my recent projects. Now I have a gift for you, I am giving permision to download this and only this image from my Flickr. This image is to be used only for your own use and not shared.
All I ask is that you leave a comment and share a link so I can see what you've made with my background.
The original scrap is a bit larger than 4 inches by 5 inches, so if you want to keep the proportions, it can be cropped for a fat book page or 4x4 collage or an ATC.
To get the high-res image, click on the photo to link Flickr and go to "see more sizes" and choose the one you would like. I will leave the high-res available for a limited time.
Have fun and let me see what you do with this.

Fat Book Page

I've continued playing with scans of my silk painting to use as backgrounds. I used a scan of an old photo and tinted the background, cut the photo with a deckle edge scissors and mounted it on black cardstock. The text is printed on a translucent paper and torn. I layered 2 paper flowers and attached to the lower right corner with a brad.
The back of the page is stamped with a Quietfire Design rubber stamp which I took the liberty of changing from Christmas to Birthday. I stamped with scarlet pigment ink and embossed with amythest ep.

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Cast Paper Fat Book Page

I used toilet tissue, layed it over a plastic mold and sprizted the tissue. I used a small brush to gently push the tissue into the mold and allowed to dry. I then repeated the layering and misting for about 8 layers of toilet tissue. I then filled in the raised area with extra bits of tissue. This one was mounted on watercolour paper and coated with 3 coats of matt medium. I stitched a row of beads and random single beads through the layers. The finale step was to attach the 2.5 X 3.5 inch card on to a 4 X 4.5 inch fat book page of watercolour paper printed with a scan of silk painting.

Cast Paper ATC

Cast Paper ATC
Originally uploaded by okanagan_spirit
After several members on byhandartist Yahoo Group did some paper casting I decided to give it a try.
This was 6 layers of toilet tissue over a rubber stamp, spritzing with water between each layer and gently push the tissue into the stamp. The edges of the cast paper were torn and then glued to an ATC sized piece of watercolour paper with torn edges.