Friday, May 27, 2011

Stringy ATC's

Stringy ATC's is the technique for my next class. Very grungey, painty and textural. Those girls in my classes who don't like paint under their fingernails and hate having to peel away gel medium from their fingertips......tough - this will challenge you as it's a bit messy but I'm sure you'll enjoy the results!

So it involves basic white card stock, gesso, paint, possibly some stamping with Stazon, string, gel medium (both gloss & matte) and images that are mounted on a glob of the matte gel medium to give extra height and dimension. Samples.....

"Voice Synthesizer"...


"Make-believe" close-up... (this shows the dimension from a side angle)

"She Eloped"...

"The marshalls"...

I'll have more samples as the classes continue, tomorrow is the first one (28th May), then Tuesday night and finally Thursday morning. I don't think I've ever said as little in a blog post as this one!!! ;-)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Glass Bead Gel

Yes, I know, I'm late with this post! Better late than never and all that... so the last class was using Glass Bead Gel. I used it both over images in a thin layer as well as on the background itself then applied paint or glimmer mist when it had dried. Another way is to apply the glass bead gel directly to gloss card and when dry, use alcohol ink on the card and the glass bead gel....a very different look! Because of the nature of the glass bead gel the following scans look quite blurry, much better in the flesh! ;-)






My next class (this Saturday 28th May) is Stringy ATC's. The post will be done TOMORROW!!!! Yep, in time for the girls to see what they'll be doing in the classes. Just a couple of finishing touches needed for the samples and they'll be ready to go on the blog.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Distress Stains, Watercolour Backgrounds classes

The current atc class that I'm teaching at Scraptivate is making backgrounds using the new Ranger Distress Stains. Only available in 12 colours presently, I'm sure the other 24 will be out at some stage in the future. My only wish is that Spun Sugar was not released in this first lot, it should've been Victorian Velvet....hopefully it'll come out soon! Not a big fan of fairy floss pink but the Victorian Velvet colour is just gorgeous!

I've been doing the backgrounds on both gloss and matte card stock and the difference is amazing! Personally love it on gloss more, but for quick and easy colour, nothing beats the Distress Stains.

"Artistic"...(gloss card - Wild Honey & Dusty Concord)

"Life is Change"... (gloss card - Forest Moss & Broken China)

"Voyeur"... (matte card - Vintage Photo & Broken China)

"Sleep"... (matte card - Fired Brick & Walnut Stain with Fired Brick splats)

The last class was Watercolour Backgrounds and I didn't get around to uploading any pics so here they are.

"Wild"... (Lyra watercolour crayons)

"Clean the guns"... (Lyra watercolour crayons)

"Diabolical"... (Twinkling H2O's)

Lastly, here's a couple from the 3rd last class - Shimmer Spray Backgrounds.

"Zombie"... (Peeled Paint Distress Re-inker & Antique Gold Perfect Pearls)

"Archway"... (Broken China Distress Re-inker & Pewter Perfect Pearls)