Friday, August 19, 2016

The Yeti Tumbler Craze!

I'm back again this week, and this time to bring you a video...shocking I'm sure since I haven't done one in years. This one is How To Hydro Dip A Metal Tumbler.  I learned to do this, because last Christmas, I purchased painted Yeti tumblers for all the members of my family, and they were so super expensive, and only came in one color, so I talked to a friend at the hardware store,  and learned to paint the tumblers myself, and enhance them with Ranger Archival Inks and Tim Holtz Stencils.  I've given them out as gifts, and in so doing, everyone wanted to know how to do it, so here is the video and the pictures of the tumblers I've done so far. I will make a lot more soon.
 
 
 
If you notice the ones with 'T' and 'M', you probably have a good guess who received those. ;0) This was super fun to do, and will really work with any metal tumbler or most metal items. If you make one, send me the photo!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 Remix - August

I'm a bad bad blogger. Sorry everyone...I've been swamped, with designing, making, and kitting classes, doing taxes, and getting kids ready to start school. WHOOP...they are back in school...I am a bad mom for wanting them to go back!!! Shame! And...I've made time for Creative Chemistry 103...what a class!  But, I made this tag and the birthday cards weeks ago, but I've just now been able to blog them. I sure need more time in a day. Anyway, here is my August tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2016 Remix. I totally forgot what my July, 2013, Brayed Stains tag looked like from way back then (Oh my gosh...how could I forget...seeing it again brought back memories and tears.), and I so do not use the Frameworks Dies enough, so the April, 2014, tag (Also, given to my mother and mother in law...yikes!) was a good reminder to start using them more. That's why this Remix is so helpful to me, and it's great to revisit the old posts to see what was going on in my life back then...like a diary...and rereading comments from those posts is sure inspiring and helpful too. Thank you everyone for all your past comments...I am so blessed. Also, those little pieces inside the Frameworks sure do pack a punch of detail. Both my mother and mother in law, whom the birthday cards were made for, commented how much they liked the individual pieces, and it's always so nice to hear that your work made an impact. Thanks for helping me out there Tim! Thank you truly for all the inspiration over all these years....thanks to all of you actually!
I went with #8 tags from Ranger to make the cards, and added more paper, and of course the numbers for their age. Those two women are really role models, and man oh man have they lived.
 
 
Sorry for no step outs this time, but I really stayed with Tim, minus the different colors, a little more stitching, and the addition of the butterflies and flowers. I really love the summery feel, and more importantly the moms loved their cards...the tag is for me! ;0)
I will try and get by to everyone's blogs soon...don't think I've forgotten you. I'll be back soon...I hope!

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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

12 Tags Of 2016 Remix - July

Hello everyone! Again, I'm so sorry for being away. I've been busy with the fam, and I was so fortunate to be able to see Tim and Mario recently, while they were working at The Crafty Scrapper. It was a fabulous time, and so great to see my friends!!! Now I'm back at it, and gearing up for my holiday classes, and I've finally made some time to do my Tim tag for July, for the 2016 Tag Remix. Oh what fun it was to make!!! I am IN LOVE with the new Crazy Dogs!!!  I am also in love with the two techniques Tim combined to come up with the tag (My July, 2015 and April, 2015 tags here.), and how he switched things up with the direction of the word dies...so cool!
There was lots of die cutting, and I even used a few of Tim's new Sizzix Thinlets...Tropical and Vacation Words in Script. Distress Water Color Cardstock cut very well with the Thinlets.
After I stamped the new Crazy Dog from Stamper's Anonymous, in Jet Black Archival, I started water coloring in the dog and background as per Tim's instructions, and then I water colored in all the rest of the die cut pieces. I colored the metal flowers with Tim's new Alcohol Ink from Ranger. Once everything was dry, I sewed, adhered, and then added some Glossy Accents on a few things. I used the Idea-ology Stars for the centers of the flowers as well.
 
 
 
Thank you Tim for inspiring us, and keeping the techniques fresh in our mind! I'll be back again soon. Thanks for looking everyone!!!

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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!