Sonntag, 11. März 2018

3D Pendants

Hello crafty friends :o)

Nearly one year ago, i had a play with Pentart Ivory Resin here
Today it's about  Amazing Casting Resin i've bought via amazon

I admire Cat Kerr She creates jewellery right up my alley. Call me a proud owner of one of her soldered creations.

I'm also following her Youtube channel and was instantly in love with her colourful 3D pendants

Here's my supplies list:
Amazing Casting Resin, Amaco Designer Push Mold *Victorian, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Hansa Yellow Medium, Cobalt Teal Hue, Primary Magenta and Yellow Green Light, DecoArt Media Liquid Glass.

Happy Crafting

Montag, 26. Februar 2018

Image Transfer with DecoArt Americana Premium

Hello my crafty friends 

Image transfer is one of my most favorite mixed media technique with DecoArt products
Watching an image emerge can be like magic

 I've applied two layers Americana Premium Gloss Medium on top of the image (laserprinter) and one to the (stamped with Archival Ink) card. With the next step i've glued the image down to the card with the Americana Gloss Medium
When dry, start rubbing off the paper 
The official video about using Americana Gloss Medium on YouTube click here

Play with different sizes of the same image
Stamp on top of the transferred image with Archival or StazOn ink to finish your card


I only own the Stampers Anonymous Sideshow Stamps, but i guess you'll see no difference between the stamped cards and image transferred cards.

All cards are painted with a layer of Americana Matte Medium on top

Specialty Stamping Paper, StazOn Jet Black / Black Cherry, Spiced Chai, Archival Ink Sepia, Stampers Anonymous Sideshow and LaBlanche lasercopy prints

Happy crafting!

Dienstag, 5. September 2017

Ellydori - Traveler's Notebook Midoristyle

Hello Crafters (:o)

I recently came back from a wonderful vacation on crete island with some nice pictures in my pocket. Searching the www for a quick and easy storage, i found 1000 ideas using a Midori Traveler's Notebook.   
Some leather pieces, i've bought at the Barcelona Flea Market a few month ago, come in handy now. A Memory Notebook Kit, bought at dp, was already waiting to get used.

The notebook has regular size and fits a Midori planner

Some assorted planner refills, all regular size. I'm also using a brown piece of 2 mm foam sheet as backing, because my leather is a bit flimsy

The white piece of paper is my templet ( Midori size)

First cutting the leather

Marking holes on templet for elastic band

Cutting holes into templet

A little eye measuring with one of the notebook refills

Cutting foam sheet to size and adhering it to the back of leather

Cutting everything straight

Marking the holes with the templet

Cutting holes

I always like a little bit hand sewing. Marking the sewing line with a tool

Making holes with an awl straight through foam sheet and leather

The sewing part next

Also created a little closure piece

Next part involving the elastic band, and there are different ways to do that.
I show you my way, for 4 inserts

Starting above, at the left hole...going down 

and up again..

You will end, with two strings, in the middle of the spine
Make a knot

Bring in the closure part to one string .....

..and make another knot

This way, i have some leftover string and i can always tie it loose, if i need more room 

Some more accessories make sense... a pen holder clip.....

....and a clear zipper case for ephemera

I guess, you'll see my Ellydori a few more times

One of the pages, not much embellished, yet

Now it's up to you, to create your own....
Use fabric ....or felt would be nice, too
Happy crafting!