Friday, July 31, 2009

Paper Bead Technique

I am a terrible blogger... but, I have been stamping.  In fact, I have a technique to share with you at the Cornish Heritage Farm forum.  It's fun and different... and perfect for scraps of paper you might have around.

Paper Beads:

The technique requires only a few supplies... stamps, cardstock, ink, glue... and wire or other jewelry findings to make whatever your heart desires.

Here's a close up of the beads.  I used the Vintage Text Scrapblock for my cell phone strap... irony, yes?

And a bonus project for the technique were these earrings:

I think I'll make a few more of these to have on hand for birthdays.

To see a step by step outline of how to recreate the beads, check out the tutorial HERE.

Thanks for stopping by,

Vintage Text Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Paisley Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
"For You" from the Baked with Love stamp set (The Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms

Tuxedo Black and Rose Bud Memento dye inks by Tsukineko

Simply Smooth White cardstock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Black cardstock by Prism

Liquid Glue by Scotch
Paper piercing tool by Ranger
Pliers and wire cutter
Cell phone strap (Craft store)
Jump rings
Jewelry findings (Craft store)
paper flowers by Prima
Pearl brads by Paper Studio

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Still Life Painting

I've always wanted to take a formal painting class - to study paint properties, shadow and light...

And yet, with stamps as the baseline, it's possible to paint a still life with convincing artistry!

Still Life Painting:
I've written the full details on how to create this project, along with the full supply list in the Cornish Heritage Farms' Technique Talk Forum.  The details can be found HERE, if you'd like to see step by step pictures.  And as a sidenote, I (or one of my colleagues) post a new technique each week to get your creative juices flowing.  I hope you'll stop by to see what we've been doing...

The sticky backed canvas is the perfect stampers platform - and I purchased a package from Ellen Hutson.  I'm so pleased that I'll be able to get several projects from one package.  I'd love to know how you use Studio Sticky canvas.  Post a note with some of your favorite ways.

Thanks for stopping by!
Vegetable Harvest (Shady Tree Studio) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Fruit Basket (Shady Tree Studio) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Distressed Grid Scrapblock(R) by Cornish Heritage Farms

Jet Black and Slate Adirondack dye inks by Ranger

Frame and Matte
Studio sticky backed canvas by C. Hellmuth
Studio acrylic paints by C. Hellmuth
Paintbrushes by C. Hellmuth
Post-it notes
Precision Scissors

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Harbor Scene Stamp of the Month

It's so amazing to me that July is almost half through!  Of course, it helped that my family and I spent a week of it on the beach.  I highly recommend beach laziness as a way to pass some summer time.  It was tough coming back (and not just because it's a 13 hour drive).  Whew!

I thought I'd share a quick card with you and a note about the stamp itself.

Harbor Scene
This Harbor Scene stamp is the Stamp of the Month at CHF.   The image is lovely, isn't it?  I loved the reflections in the water... so when I colored the image, I used lighter tones of the colors of my main images, to shimmer on the water.
The Stamp of the Month at CHF is a fabulous value (I think it's 25% off).  And it comes with directions on how to make a specific project.  This month, the directions are for the project shown above.
Thanks for stopping by,
-SOTM Harbor Scene by CHF
-Fine Lines backgrounder by CHF

-Pitch Black and Mushroom Adirondack dye inks by Ranger
-Vintage Photo Distress ink by Ranger

-Kraft, Black Prismatic and Baby Blue Light by Prism
-Solar White by Neenah

-Nestabilities by Spellbinder (Large Square)
-Markers by Copic
-Linen thread
-large needle