Saturday, June 30, 2012

Circle Journal- techniques

I had to make a journal page with a technique. Although I have never done this technique before I thought it looked really awesome in the pic that I saw. So off I go to give it a go. The technique is Candle Soot Technique which I downloaded from CTMH at some stage. I used a 6x6 page and put a window on it which was left over from making a lantern the flowers were a trial an a cut out I was doing and in my off cuts box. the butterflies are a punch which is well used as I and my DGD love butterflies. the dots are pearl dots which although a little crocked look awesome as the colour is very similar to the frame. The stamp is Conie Fong's Buttercup from Sweet Pea Stamps and the sentiment is a Rosie's Clear stamp. I used SU whisper white cardstock and run the piece of cardstock through the candle and this is the pattern it made. I left the sentiment just with the stamped out image but Buttercup I waterpainted with shimmer paint. Love the effect of this and can see if you had a tree stamp it would look like cloudy weather. I have written the technique below if you want to try it.
Candle Soot Technique Instructions

Supplies Needed:
Hairspray or Matte Sealer spray
Rubber stamp
Light your candle. I like to use a big pillar candle or a taper candle firmly in a candlestick.
Now, take a piece of cardstock and swipe it through the flame. Hold the cardstock parallel to the counter or table and swipe it through the flame, kind of near the top of the flame works best. Hold the cardstock lightly on the edges. Soot will accumulate on the bottom side of the cardstock. Continue to swipe as many times as need to cover the cardstock in soot. Start at one end and work towards the other end of the cardstock. If you swipe quickly the soot goes on lightly. When you go slowly the soot accumulates thicker. Play around see what speed works best and gives the best coverage.
When you have finished coating the cardstock with soot, take an uninked stamp and stamp it on the cardstock. The stamp lifts off the soot. Clean your stamp. Handle the piece with care as the soot can rub off before it is sealed.
Carefully spray the cardstock with hairspray or a matte finishing spray like for tole painting. This seals in the soot so that it will not rub off. When you seal it, the color will change from a brownish black to more of a gray. That is normal.
Now, just mount and attach the stamped piece on your card, gift bag or project of any kind.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Boys car to Butterfly car

 DGD sitting on Butterfly car to watch TV

 Had to round the front to get a pic of the front

 Now she calls it the Butterfly car
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the 2nd day of winter 2012

 My DGD Tyler on the swing

 Kalua the cat who visits cause he thinks its his home

 Now I've got my Bike

 Fairy's she is trying to blow it

 Gave it to Nana to blow
 Oh wow it's half gone
 Look Kalua its half gone
 I'm getting on the chair to wath the swing
 yep I'm up
 Ahhh relax
 Smile for Nana
 I'm gona push the swing
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