Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Flowers

I've had some Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies for awhile now.  I've used the Sweet Juliet dies to make flowers, but this is the first time I've used the stamps and dies together.  I got out the Vintage Floret sets and went to work on a lay out for a challenge on Scrappin' Peeps.  (The challenge was to use a 6-Word Memoir on your lay out.)  It was a lot of work making all the flowers, especially since I haven't found a good method for combining the stamps and die cuts yet.  I need to invest some time in watching videos on ways to do it.  In the end, the effort was so worth it, though.  I absolutely LOVE my lay out!  I think I'm going to get a 12x12 frame for it and hang it up somewhere.  I mean, who wouldn't want to see my cute babies every day?  :)

Everything on this lay out is paper and ink, which is kind of amazing to me.  With all the scrappy goodies out there to embellish with, I sometimes forget how much you can do with just paper!

Materials Used: paper: Heartfelt Creations (Countryside Evening Collection); ink: Tim Holtz Distress (Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain, Broken China), Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist (Buccaneer Bay Blue), Wink of Stella Brush (Clear); stamps and dies: Heartfelt Creations (flowers = Vintage Florets, leaves = Sweet Juliet and Delicate Asters); flower-shaping tools: McGill; pen: Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen (black); adhesive: ATG and Art Glitter

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Experiment: Adding Color to Modeling Paste

I decided to try adding a bunch of different colorants to modeling paste to see which ones work best.  The experiment itself went pretty well.  Making the video?  Yeah... not so much.  lol  I had planned to fast forward some of the scenes to make the video shorter, but my editing software wouldn't let me do it.  Then the end of it was all wonky and staticky, so I ended up cutting it and doing a new ending.  But the important thing is that you get to see what happens when adding things like spray ink and Twinkling H2Os to modeling paste.  I will warn you that the video is almost 14 minutes long, so grab some popcorn and snuggle into a comfy chair.  :)

Materials Used in the video:  stencils: Heidi Swapp and Studio Calico, Twinkling H2O : LuminArte (Hot Cinnamon), gelato: Faber Castell (Tangerine), spray ink: Lindy's Stamp Gang (Yellow Rose of Texas), india ink: Dr. Ph. Martin's (Grass Green), acrylic paint: Craft Smart (Mediterranean Blue), metallic rub: Viva Inka Gold (Violet), molding paste: Golden, cardstock: from my scrap pile

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Camp Iwannascrap 2014 Water Wonders: Fiber Paste

Hello Campers!

This is my final post for Camp Iwannascrap 2014, so I want to take the opportunity to thank you all so, so much for playing along and giving me your feedback over the last two weeks.  I have had so much fun  making these tutorials for camp and joining in with all the other camp activities!

Today it's all about fiber paste!  This is another art medium that can be found with the gels and modeling paste in the fine arts section of many craft stores.  What sets fiber paste apart is the handmade paper appearance it has once dry.  This video shows off one my absolute favorite techniques for using this!

I noticed in the video that it's a little hard to see the yellow color on the star, so here's a close up of the star and butterfly I inked:

Here are some flowers and butterflies I punched out, painted with Twinkling H2Os, and added to a LO:


Once again, thank you to everyone who took the time to watch my videos!  Don't forget, I have two challenges going -- one on Scrappin' Peeps and one listed here on my blog hop post.  The deadlines are at the end of this month, so you have plenty of time to work on your projects.  :)

I hope you'll continue to visit me here at Terrapin Creek Design Studio!  Happy Scrappin'!

Camp Iwannascrap 2014 Water Wonders: Modeling Paste

Hi Campers!  Today we're going to play with modeling paste!  Yippee!

Modeling paste is an acrylic polymer that you can use to create amazing texture on your lay outs and cards.  It can be mixed with acrylic paint to color it before applying, and once dry it can be painted over with acrylics, water colors, inks... all kinds of stuff.  So it's a very versatile medium to play with.

Modeling paste is also called molding paste by Golden Artist Colors.  When I looked up what the difference was, I found out there really isn't any.  According to Golden's website, Mr. Golden just carried "molding paste" over from a similiar product, but it's basically the same thing.  (Apparently he also used it to fill a dent in his car bumper... oh, those creative types!  lol)

I have another video tutorial for you, but I'll warn you that it's a little on the long side (7 minutes).  The first half is the modeling paste technique and the second half is an insight into my crazy process.  Here you go:

And here is the finished LO:

As I mentioned in the video, I did this for the Everything's Coming Up Roses Challenge at Scrappin' Peeps.  The pink roses were made using a tutorial found at Stacy Cohen's blog.

Materials used: cardstock: American Crafts, patterned paper: DCWV (Blossoms & Butterflies), flowers: Recollections, bling: Queen & Co, sequins: Studio Calico, molding paste: Golden, adhesive: Beacon and Multicraft Imports

Photo taken by Studio Mark Emile in NH