Monthly Archives: February 2011

Shimmer Paper Tutorial

A few folks have asked how I did the shimmery oval for this card:   The following tutorial looks like a Tim Holtz ad, so I added in a Fiskars bonus at the end.  Materials: Pink card stock Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Pink Sherbet, Cranberry, Wild Plum, and Silver Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution Applicator handle with felt pads   Apply a… (more…)

LTC catch-up

I didn’t do much while I was sick for the last two months, but here is what I managed: Arctic Fox LTC, for Winter Wonderland swap. I wasn’t very happy with this, but everyone else seemed to like it. *shrugs* Technique: Fox was stamped twice on acetate, slightly offset, first silver, then black. The acetate square was sewn to the… (more…)

Valentine Book

Yesterday there was a big gathering of friends, all meeting to carve stamps and have fun. And I, as I have been for nearly two months, was too sick to manage it.  This left me unhappy, and feeling a fearsome need to make something.  I decided to use this tutorial from Tim Holz: My result was this: I’d never done… (more…)

Art Things With Which I Have Become Annoyed

Now, I don’t mean to say that an artist shouldn’t make any damned thing they please.  Really, go on, do as you like.  Just don’t expect me to think you aren’t full of shit. Caveat: I’ve had the flu for more than a month, so it’s possible I’m just cranky.  Gonna rant anyway. I look at a lot of art… (more…)