Posts Tagged ‘mesh’

Chipboard Plaques

So I found these chipboard pieces in my stash and got creative!  They were marked way down and “as is” in the clearance section.  I think they were meant for a chipboard book but I love what I did with them.  There were three holes at the top and I just covered the middle one with paper and ribbon and used the outside ones.  I used Cricut Craft Room to design these, making it super easy to size all the lettering!

Love Wall Hanging by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH For Always Paper (retired), CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (font), CTMH Artiste cartridge (Accent 2, F, 3″, 2.5″, 2″), CTMH Cardstock (Grey Flannel (retired) and Cranberry), Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon (retired).  Pinspiration

Love Life Wall Hanging by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (for flowers: Font, Banner 1, 2″) , Cherry Limeade Cricut cartridge (font), CTMH Dotty for You Paper (retired special), CTMH Cardstock (Juniper, Cotton Candy, Black and Pear), Juniper ink, Juniper Grosgrain Ribbon (retired). Pinspiration

Beauty Wall Hanging by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Bliss Paper (retired), Creative Memories Reminisce Accents Cricut cartridge (font), CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (for flowers: Font, Banner 6, 2″ & 2.5″ and Font, Banner 6 <shift>, 3″) , CTMH Cardstock (Cocoa and Sorbet). Pinspiration

CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop – Reinkers

Welcome to the October 2011 Close to My Heart Spotlight Blog Hop!  This month we are using reinkers.  If you are thinking to yourself “what else are reinkers for besides actually re-inking your stamp pads” then this is the hop for you!  As you hop through you will find a variety of ideas that I hope you will try.  If you are like me it will be a good challenge!

This blog hop is a circle so if you are just starting, continue until you make your way back here.  If you are coming from Adeline’s Blog, you are on the right track!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Amethyst, Heavenly Blue, Sweet Leaf, and Baby Pink reinkers, Prisma Glitter, Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint, Spray Pen, White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Blooms Flowers (link is not exactly what I used but similar), White Daisy Cardstock.  DCWV Alphabet Stickers, and Lavender Magic Mesh.  Based on a June 2011 Page Maps sketch.

This closeup really shows all the glittery shine!  Notice the Pearl Paint on the flowers, background paper, and title paper as well as the Prisma Glitter on the butterfly.  Scroll down for full details.

I first used reinkers to create my background paper.  I put the reinker on a paper plate and then dipped a crumpled up napkin into it and dabbed color onto my paper.  Next, I mixed Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint and water in a spray pen and sprayed on the background to add a bit of glitz.

While this was drying, I used the Heavenly Blue reinker to dye some White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon and Amethyst reinker to dye butterflies from the Just Blooms Paper Shapes Flutter Shapes.  I also sprinkled the wet butterflies with some Prisma Glitter.  The new tweezers worked great for dipping.  This is the first time I have played with reinkers and one thing I have learned is that the color is darker than you would think when you use straight reinker for dying.  Next time I will mix with water to get a lighter color.  Another thing I learned…make sure things are completely dry before adding them to your layout.  I didn’t realize my ribbon was still wet and over time the dye soaked into the surrounding paper.  Luckily it’s not very noticeable because of the background I chose.

I used reinker to color my flowers.  I used a waterbrush dipped in reinker to color the petals from the outside inward, then I sprayed them with the same paint/water mixture that I used for my background paper.

I mixed Baby Pink reinker with Create-a-Shade Paint and painted paper that I used for the base of my title.

Other ideas for reinkers are:

mix with Liquid Glass
mix with Liquid Applique
paint with the reinker using brushes
mix reinker and water in a spray pen
use in glass ornaments to color

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop is Elizabeth’s Blog!

For a list of all the blog hop participants, go here.

Star Wars

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This is a very different layout for me – no flowers and  no patterned paper!  I use these on almost all my pages!  And to top it off it’s a white background!  I did use something that I haven’t before – the rubon tape.  If you want a solid design I would suggest a little practice.  It’s not hard to use at all and runs smooth.  This was my first time using it and I wasn’t picky on how it turned out.  I actually like the imperfected look better than if it was solid.  There is 13 feet per runner so it will last awhile.  I also pulled out some mesh which I haven’t used in forever.  I think it was the perfect touch for this page.

Products used: Best Occasions Adhesive Accents – Stars, Making Memories Sticky Mesh (red), Daisy D’s Rob-On Tape, Plantin SchoolBook Cricut Cartridge.  Based on ScrapSketch #163.