Thursday, June 25, 2009

More gesso play

I started with regular white cardstock and stamped the floral/weeds image (Tim Holtz) on it using gesso.... put some gesso on a cosmetic sponge or foam cut n' dry and then gently tap it onto the stamp. Next I rubbed Ecoline watercolor ink #578 sky blue (available from Quietfire Design) over the paper using a sponge leaving some areas lighter. Then I stamped the words (Tim Holtz) using Archival ink jet black and added highlights to some of the letters using the Inkssential white pen. Using the Tim Holtz ruler and an awl, I pierced around the edges and added marks with the Inkssential pen. Three 1/16th inch eyelets to finish it off.

Birthday Card

Here's a birthday card I made for a friend. The background once again uses the distress inks / perfect pearls technique that Tim Holtz shared and floral stamp is a Tim Holtz. "Happy Birthday" (Quietfire Design) is stamped on white cardstock, cut out and embossed with a Spellbinders die and sponged with distress ink. Stitching added around the edge with the Inkssential pen.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Gesso Pizzazz

The class Thursday night went really well and Suzanne thought she counted about 25 people in attendance. Thanks so much to everyone!!!! I hope you have time to try the techniques and to share your art on the forum... I would love to see what you do!!!!! Congrats to the ladies who won prizes - Carole, Elaine, Diane, and Judi... have fun with your new rubber stamps once they arrive!!!

Suzanne has put the class on her website here so if you couldn't be there, you can still check it out.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Teaching a Class Online - Gesso Pizzazz

Tonight (June 18th) I'll be teaching a free online class on the Quietfire forum. Anyone can come... you do need to register on the forum to be able to get into the chat room... Here's the link Quietfire Creations Forum Class starts at 8:00 pm Central time.

The name of the class is Gesso Pizzazz and we'll be having lots of fun complete with prizes to be given away. You can look, listen, learn, have fun... and then try the techniques at your leisure later. The class will continue to be available after chat is finished if you need to look back at anything.

I hope you can join us.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Croppinsville is an online store and they also have a brick and mortar store in Collinsville, OK. They are giving away some blog candy and they also have a call out for guest designers. Hop on over to their blog to check out the details and enter.