Monday, August 11, 2008

More Inchies!!! (plus some atc's)

As promised, I took my camera to work and took some photo's of the large canvas that Audrey put together after being in a swap. Not this many actually got swapped, Audrey just wanted to do it large scale so made up the rest herself to complete this huge size! It looks awesome and everyone that comes into the store comments on how wonderful it is!

This is what it looks like sitting on our counter...
Here are a couple of close-up shots...




These next inchies are ones that I've made just yesterday. Addictive little buggers these things! You think, "oh, I'll just make a few", and before you know it, you've done more than a dozen!



My Saturday atc class just gone was on using the fabulous transfer medium, Sheer Heaven. It is a paper-like product that you run through your inkjet printer - and yes, any inkjet will work! Print your images (I can get about 14 for atc's onto one sheet), cut them out, spritz image with rubbing alcohol (NOT the 92% one, think it's around 70%???). After spritzing, lay down onto your absorbent receiving surface - watercolour paper, card stock, book page, scrapbook paper etc, burnish all over in circular motions with the back of a spoon for around 10 seconds, peel off and voila! A beautiful transfer! I usually use watercolour crayons to scribble around the edges in co-ordinating colours to complete this. This is available at Scraptivate.

So this first atc is using a Sheer Heaven transfer for the image on the right hand side. We also have new in at the store, mica flakes! This stuff is just beautiful....drizzle on some diamond glaze or glossy accents, sprinkle on the mica, shake off excess and let dry for a magical, subtle, sparkly effect!


Another new product we have in is Ranger Antiquities Frosted Crystal embossing powder. It looks like it's clear, but after it's been heat embossed it looks like frosted glass! It's what I've used all over the background of this stamped image below as well as on the little image up the top. That's the light reflecting on it that makes the little image glow so much. Also added a little mica flakes for her tears.

12 comments:

Genevieve said...

Yummy eye candy as always, Kelsey! I'm off to Scraptivate on Sunday to get 'Fibrelicious' and I might just have to pick up some supplies whilst I'm there.
Cheers!

Sam Marshall said...

Kelsey, the inchies are fantastic!!!! Love both yours and Audrey's work. The mica looks fantastic on your ATCs. I feel an order coming on.
XXXX

finnabair said...

Inches are beautiful - It's hard to say how much I like it..and the first ATC gorgeous...I LOVE your works!

Dawnie said...

Always the wow factor at your place miss K. Those mica flakes look cool and I like the new embossing powder. A trip to the most inspiring shop in Perth coming on !

Hugs galore
Dawnie Prawnie
xxx

Jen Crossley said...

Wow girl you never cease to out do yourself with your amazing work
Wish I lived closer
Jen

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love the atc's and the inchies. That first board that you have in your shop? WOWZER!!

seth said...

Putting those inchies together makes for one spactacular canvas.

Shelly said...

The inchies are fantastic! The board is a real showstopper. Thanks for sharing your Sheer Heaven technique. I've been contemplating a purchase for some time and can't wait to buy it now -sounds easy and such great results.

And when are you going to do a technique book so we folks in the United States can get a taste of your classes (well . . . next best thing to classes)??!!

Love your site.
Regards,
Shelly

Judy said...

very nice - love all the detail

Debbi Baker said...

All fabulous Kelsey - like all your posts!! I've just passed on an award to you - check it on my blog.

Sarah Schwerin said...

LOVE the inchie canvas!
Have given you a blog award, because I love your blog! Details can be found on my blog. :)

quirkyartist said...

These are so interesting. I haven't used my Sheer Heaven yet. I need to assemble a page worth of images.