Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Gilder's Wax and a 3-D Folder

It's been a really long time since I've posted.......
so here goes an interesting technique.

In class we worked on the 3-D embossing folders
and gilding wax. 
The cards, of course, look a lot better in person...........
but these pictures will have to do.

The technique is a little messy with rubbing the wax on 
with your fingers. 
The finished product really looks great. 
Try it!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Makers Marketplace at The Jaffe Center for Book Arts - Florida Atlantic University

This weekend The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is having their
Makers Marketplace.
The theme is Valentine's Day.
My hearts are on display here.
The background is from a book.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Valentine's Day made of butterflies and hearts!

I've been working on some butterflies and hearts for Valentine's Day.
What fun it is to work with these intricate cutting dies.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Celebration Headbands

Oh what fun it is to wear a Celebration Headband.
Any holiday, any occasion, anytime is the right time to wear one.
You are never too old to have some fun!

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Ebosser meets Spellbinders Dies

My back is sore.....
My shoulders are sore....
My arms how they ache.........
But magic happens when the Ebosser
Meets Spellbinder dies!

Love them!!!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Old Photos meet Altered Art

Okay, so I'm thrift shopping with a girlfriend and I find this little book
with old-time photos and sayings.
Hey, I can do something with this. I did!
The lace, ribbon, rhinestones, and glitter make a statement,
but I'm not sure what statement they make.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The first 3 cards are done with scraps.
You need 3 different papers.
The bottom of each card is embossed using the Cuttlebug after adhering all papers to the card.
The middle dividing part is with a Sizzix die or using border punches.
Easy and fun to make.

The card below is made using a Spellbinders die with my eBosser.
Took a few days to get the "rhythm" of the eBosser.
Used the Xyron machine to adhere the design to the card.
Glittered around the adhesive that seeps out with a powdered glitter.
Glitter doesn't show up well, but "in person" the card is spectacular.