I hope that you all had a fantastic weekend.
We spent all weekend in the studio....
Finishing some goodies for G45!
Creating fall projects and trying to get a jump back on kits.
Above is a sneak peek at one of our G45 pieces...
Can you guess what this might be for...
We had green glitter on every inch of the studio...
I'm not good with glitter....
I get it everywhere... no matter what I try...
I find that it has a way of hauntiong
all of my out of home travels... at the store... the bank... etc...
I look in the mirror... and notice that somehow
after many days of non usage...
it can still be found dusted into my eyebrow..
I'm sure that we as artists
share similar stories.... also the dirty fingertip problem...
HOW ABOUT A GIVEAWAY!
Its been awhile on this blog....
But lets jump into it...
You tell us about your best or worst glitter experience.
Post it as a comment any time this week.
We will choose one random winner and announce
them here on the blog on Friday, July 15th!
This week's giveaway...
A paper pack of our favorite paper ever...
Communique from G45
and a pack of G45 Metal Tag Staples.
Can't wait to read your stories.
Next on the list for this Monday...
We have received several emails
about our creation the "Invention".
This was a project we created for G45 last month.
So we have posted it here on the blog
with the supply list and some quick notes.
Here is what we said about the piece....
So the main question we have received... is about the texture of the piece.
How did we achieve that rich texture on the sides of the box?
Directions for outside of box:
Start by adhering your selected cut imagery to the sides of your box.
We like to use PVA glue as our adhesive.
Burnish... then sand and ink if you like.
Stamp on your sides with Archival or StazOn Ink.
Then apply Molding Paste to the sides.
Similar to frosting a cake.
Frost your edges and sides of imagery.
In thicker layers you can stamp once it begins to set.
It can be tricky.
But if you want it... you need to work for it.
Once your molding paste is dry....
You can sand it down in areas of your choosing.
Then apply a colored glaze over it all.
A thin watered down acrylic paint will work.
Or even Tim's new Distress Ink Stains.
While the piece is still lightly damp add Perfect Pearls.
Perfect Pearls will attach to the areas of moisture.
Gently brush the Perfect Pearls into
as many texture points as desired.
Add more Distress Ink and Perfect Pearls until
you achieved your desired coloring.
Tim Holtz Idea-ology:
Foundations Box Feet
Distress Walnut Stain
Archival Ink Jet Black
Liquitex Molding Paste
Claudine Hellmuth Multi-medium matte,
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Acrylic Paint:
Golden Glaze Burnt Umber
Ranger Perfect Pearls:
Stamps: Hero Arts H2365 Old French Writing, small numbers
We hope this has inspired and we wish you all a great Monday.
More coming soon!
-Jack & Cat Curio