Hello! Happy Thursday everyone! I am popping in really quick today to share a link with you to a new tutorial I have shared on the Ranger Ink Blog. Yesterday I was in my studio experimenting a bit with Distress Spray Stains and Texture Paste.
I started out trying to stamp in Texture Paste with an embsosing folder. It didn't work well, the two stuck together badly and the paste on my tag ended up looking like spackle on a textured wall. Not a bad look I suppose if that is what you are going for, but it wasn't what I wanted. I was determined to create a fall themed tag with the … [Read More...]
Happy Tuesday everyone! I admit it, I am totally addicted to making these art banners. I love that they let me make art like I would on a tag in a project that is easy to display. I also love they are letting me explore using more "paper" techniques on fabric. For non banner makers, the designs and ideas are easy to adapt to cards and tags. This week I wanted to experiment with using Ranger Texture Paste on fabric. I was so thrilled that it worked and love the way the banner turned out!
Trace the art banner pattern onto a piece of Phoomph. Cut the banner shape out. Peel off … [Read More...]
Quotes and great phrases often inspire my art. Sometimes the quote comes first, and sometimes it is the art that puts me on a search for just the right words. Either way, I love including the words of others in my art, letting their words capture the message in the art I make or using it to add meaning to the art. If you are like me and love great words, I hope you will enjoy the week's selection of Quotes for Art. I hope they inspire you as you carve out time to create art in the coming week.
If you love great quotes you might enjoy my Pinterest board that is all about … [Read More...]
Happy Saturday! Today I am stopping in with a really quick project idea for your weekend crafting. This home decor project is so easy too! It is no secret that I love home decor items from the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby to make over. I often pick up any wooden boxes or frames they have even if I don't have an idea for them. When I spotted this wooden box, I was drawn to its yellow color and unique shape. The design printed on the top of a fishing lure... not so much.
The top of this box just happened to be 6x6 which just happens to be the same size as Ranger Vintaj Arte … [Read More...]
Hello there! I am just popping in for a quick note to let you know I have a quick tutorial up today on the Hazel & Ruby blog. I am showing the quick basics of how to use dies with their new blank Stencil Mask sheets.
You can find it here: Hazel & Ruby Die Cutting Stencil Masks … [Read More...]
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