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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Untitled Acrylic on Canvas

12" x 12"
Acrylic on Canvas

I'm branching out and experimenting with some new painting techniques. Textured molding paste, acrylic paints and wax pastels gave some cool effects on this untitled 12" x 12" canvas.  

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Embossed Copper Tag Deck

This embossed copper tag deck is one of those projects that I love to make.  When you make this, you'll add some great new "mixed media" techniques to your arsenal of creative tricks. You will love the results.  

The techniques I used are all pretty standard paper crafting techniques.  The trick is to apply them to different substrates or media.  

I embossed and inked kraft*tex™ for the base of each tag. 

Then cut, embossed and applied patina solution to copper sheets. 

Used some basic collage techniques to create the tags.

And added some additional ephemera, findings and trinkets to complete the collage for each tag.   

To finish the tag deck, I bound them all together with a bronze binding ring.  They look great and have a real vintage feel.  I like this project so much that I'm planning to teach it as a class this fall.  If you like it, please let me know, I'd love to share the class with you and your friends.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll be inspired to go make something beautiful.

Spellbinders Paper Arts; Die Templates and Embossing Folders
C&T Publishing; kraft*tex™ Kraft Paper Fabric
Graphic 45; Scrapbook Paper