Another process from Julia Andrus’s Paper Transformed is hammered copper (or gold or silver or probably bronze). I love the look of this technique and tried it on a couple heart diecuts. The diecuts are from a Sizzix die. The copper used is Pearl Ex.
Patina – by definition – is a film or incrustation, usually green, produced by oxidation on the surface of old bronze and often esteemed as being of ornamental value. I have always loved those “fake” patinas that artists create. I was so excited when I saw that learning to create a patina look was one… Continue reading Patina
Every month I look forward to my visit to Michelle Ward’s GPP Street Team blog so that I can see what Michelle has come up with for the crusade of the month. Last month it was paper casting which is something I love. This month it is IRRESISTIBLE – wax resist! I set off to… Continue reading GPP Street Team Crusade #21 – Irresistible!
In one of the last lessons I have to do for February’s working through Paper Transformed by Julia Andrus is webbing. I knew, from the start, just what stamp I wanted to use and what I was going to do with it. I just needed the time and a water bottle. I have several squirt… Continue reading Water Webbing
In the two workshops I am participating in this year – Paper Transformed by Julia Andrus and Celebrate Your Creative Self by Mary Todd Beam – have some wonderful projects for the month of February. Unfortunately, February is a very short month and very busy so I spent a day doing some paper transformation. All… Continue reading February Projects
You all know that making resolutions doesn’t normally last. I know this to be true but I like to try to check in each month with how I am doing on my aspirations. I have been creating new items but have not yet submitted anything for publication. I am well on my way to The… Continue reading A Look at January
I finally received my book – Paper Transformed by Julia Andrus in the mail. The more I read about marbling, the more I was sure I wanted to use some of the other supplies I have around to marble additional papers. I have mordant mixed up so that is not a problem. Both boys had… Continue reading More Marbling