Sunday, February 6, 2011

Metal Embossing Name Tags, Art Doll & CD Book Cover

My computer is finally fixed and after many hours re-installing programs I'm ready to go again. Somebody should shoot those stupid people who write viruses that lurk in the atmosphere just waiting to pounce on unsuspecting people like me!!! (Yes, I have a good anti-virus but unfortunately I'm not the only one to use my computer and I KNOW not to click on any of those little annoying pop-ups that promise faster computer speeds, only to infect you with something that you have to pay to have removed.)

So the first Metal Embossing Name Tag & ATC Class went really well on Saturday. Two more times to go - Tuesday night and Thursday morning and I'm sure those girls will love their little name badges as much as the others on Saturday did. One of the best things about my classes is how much pleasure I actually get from seeing the fantastic things the girls come up with when they stretch their creative wings....loved Robin's "Peacock" (an amazing aqua colour) Ten Second Studio Metal & Espresso alcohol inked, Tree embossed and owl charm name badge...awesome!

Here are the couple of name badges I made as samples.

Badge #1 (Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder and some watch pieces)...



Badge #2 (Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaic Texture, skeletons (from Scraptivate) and a fuse!)



ATC Sample...
"Serenity"... (Cuttlebug Moroccan Screen with Ginger & Pearl Alcohol Ink)


More of these ATC samples of this technique to come.


This particular technique is the second one in my ATC Technique Book Classes at Scraptivate, the first technique and book cover was the Stamping/Colouring on CD's. This is the cover of my book...

"Cover"...

Some close-ups...

"CD with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze in "Waterfall", stamped with Ophelia stamp (using Stazon)"...


"CD with alcohol inks (Rust & Stonewash & a little Denim)"...


"CD with a light coat of pale blue acrylic paint, wiped off in areas to reveal the holographic effect of the cd, with a bit of copper paint for contrast"...



On another note, I'll be teaching my Art Doll Class again starting this Saturday, 3 classes of 2-1/2 hours each. The first time I taught this I made a full-size doll along with the girls in the class and I had already made a fully completed sample before that class. So the last time I taught it I thought my version would be a little smaller. Less beading to do that way and they still get to see what effect you can get with beading, stamping, colouring and burnt organza/tulle. I kind of like the little version, she's only around 6" in length (15cm) so I think I'll be doing that one again! Here's the smaller version...

A stamped face attached with beads...


I teach the girls a freestyle beading technique that can become VERY addictive! How many beads can YOU add to the one strand??? lol


This is the back view with the wings made from the burnt organza and tulle...


So there you have picture overload for a while, more of the Ten Second Studio Metal Embossing atc's to come. ;-)

4 comments:

lisa_crofts said...

Great news that you got computer back. I had a great time sat I am sorry I had to leave in a rush. I am sure the other girls will enjoy the class too.

AZviaTx said...

Kelsey,
Wow, those nametags are powerful. I don't have all the fancy stuff like die cutters, nor room for any more "things", and just not enough funds anyways, but, I love these.
The doll class is intriguing. I'm new here so pardon this question: is it an online class? Or, bricks & mortar? Gorgeous either way! Tina

Samantha Marshall said...

WOW!!WOW!!!WOW!!! I love your art!!!

Aimee johnson said...

This post is amazing and the types of badges you have shared are very unique. I have never heard of them, they are just superb. Thanks for sharing,

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