Thursday, January 31, 2013

January 2013 Tag

It has been a very crazy month. I almost didn't get my Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 for January done, but I just finished it. The best part of this tag was using the archival ink to stamp on the ribbon. This will create opportunities to personalize the ribbon for each project. It's hard to see in the picture, but stop by Cafe Crop to see the finished project.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Education Day at CHA Winter 2013

Friday was education day at CHA, and we had a full day of class. First, I had a class with Sizzix making 6 different projects. Some of the projects included a Pop-n-cut card, 

a pair of earrings using the Vintaj products, 

a flower with the new dies from Susan"s Garden, a watering can flower with the scoreboard dies, and a flip card.

Next class was Vintaj Patina Metal Effects where I made five pieces of jewelry. Here are just three of the projects.

Then, it was onto a a Mixed Media class sponsored by Fiskars. I will have to post pictures after I finish the book. 

Last was a class sponsored by Imagine Crafts with a variety of products creating a project for each month. Come visit Cafe Crop later this week to see all 12 projects.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

CHA Winter 2013 Begins

CHA activities began for Cafe Crop with a workshop by Imagine Crafts with Tsukineko products for Crafters Home members. The first project was an explosion box using a variety of products. 

 We used StazOn and GlazOn to decorate an ATC sized metal blank. It can embossed and cut with the steel dies yet is still strong enough to use as jewelry and embellishment. 
Then we used shaving cream and All Purpose Ink to create a marble effect on fabric. 

 Next we used the left over to marble some squares of paper. The fabric became the cover of a mini accordion book in the middle.

 We completed this project by playing with the Goosebumps spray and dabbers to create a resist on the individual layers. This is a really cool product. We used it with stamps, stencils and just as a spray. It comes in original and a shimmer.

In the afternoon we made a mini album with a cool looking cover using the Tsukineko Kaleidacolor ink pad (a non-bleeding raised dye inkpad), Ink Potion No. 9 (a ink blending solution for water based inks) and a brayer.

Then we crumpled it and smoothed it out, inked it with Memento Dewdrop Ink, and sprayed it with Fireworks. It added a nice light shine to it. The binding was super easy. Look for it in an upcoming class. For the inside pages, we were able to play with all the techniques.

This was the sample book. Look for ours in the store when we get back.