Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Back?

I'm back from my little crafting vacation and I'm going to start posting again but I think a little less regularly. I think I'll do like 4 or 5 posts a week. I might do less but I'll be sure to do at least 2. Anyway I'm also coming back from another "real" vacation to Quebec with my French class. I had tons of fun and we went to the Albert Gilles Copper Museum. We got a little tour which was really cool. Albert Gilles made the large copper doors for the Saint Anne Basilica in Quebec City and also did work for Walt Disney. He even made 50 silver pieces telling the story of Christ. Website: http://www.albertgilles-copper-art.com/

We also got to participate in a little workshop where we created our own little copper piece.
It got a little banged up in my suit case :( but I'm still pretty proud of it. it's nothing compared to the amazing things they do at the museum and I really appreciate what they do considering how hard it is.

Basically the process of making what I did was to:
1. take a drawing and lay it on top of the copper sheet
2. take the "pointy" tool and trace the picture
3. remove picture and flip the metal over
4. using the "pointy" tool, draw lines slightly in from the others so create a little gap
5. with the "flat" tool push the most inner shape out to make it 3-D on the front side
(it's really hard to push it out a lot, just saying)
6. With the "really flat" tool, on the front side smooth the metal around the image




¨Repouss√©¨ (metal embossing) is a dying art and so I'm really glade I got to try it out.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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I'm going to take a little crafting vacation. We'll see when I get back but I'm not really feeling it lately. Quality over Quantity right?

Friday, March 11, 2011

CATS?

#59
So today I was stumped for ideas so I asked my friends. They replied with, you should make a statue out of cats. I knew of coarse they were joking but i proceeded to give them a rather odd look and say, "Any other ideas?" They said how about a statue of hamsters. Deciding to play along I say, "and how might i go about attacking them... hot glue?" They said of course and that I shouldn't try to return them after because the pet store people might think I'm crazy. So after all that I still don't have an idea so here are some of my art sketch book drawing from school.
PERSPECTIVE
COMPLEMENTARY COLOURS.
Sorry it's sideways.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

BUTTONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

#58
I was inspired to make this button frame after watching the "Products you love every which way-- March 2011" video on youtube.
Basically I cut a picture frame shape from chipboard and covered the whole thing with buttons. (LOTS OF BUTTONS) I used a glue gun to attach them. it look forever but I think it looks really cool.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Diet Coke Art

#57
So there was some leftover cokes from my moms party. I decided to alter one off the leftovers. After washing the can I cut three sides of a rectangle into the side. I then painted it white. After letting it dry I scratch off bits to reveal the can a little. I used alcohol ink to drip colour on the side. I glued a flower to the front with a button center.
I alcohol inked the tabby thing on the top.
I also glued some buttons to the side. To keep the door shut I used my crop-a-dile to punch two holes to thread the yarn through.
Now... what to put into it????

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tree Card :)

#56

100 POSTS!
Today I made this card. The background is made by using a straw to blow around dabs of watered down paint. Then I drew on the tree because we all know I love trees :)
I added some paper to look like a little wall in front. I also rounded the top two corners. Nothing special but i really like the background.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy Birthday

#55
Tomorrow is my brother's 18th birthday so I made him a card. I cut out the eighteen on my cricut and then clear embossed the numbers to make them shiny. I then glued on a bunch of white/clear buttons. On the top I dabbed a bunch of glossy accent dots. Coincidentally there are 18 of them.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

March

#54
Sorry I didn't put anything up yesterday but I wasn't in a very creative mood. I'm working on altering this calendar so here is March. I started by painting it white to cover up the picture and then added some green swirls. I painted March 2011 on a piece of card stock and then out lined the square with some more paint. Then I added a flower also of the same orange colour and made a little frame of card stock.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Brothers can be useful sometimes.

#53
I was stumped on colour choices so I made my brother pick two colours (green and yellow) for me to make the card with.
1. I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder, the dragon flies.
2. I stamped the happy birthday
3. Punched a green boarder
4. tied on a yellow ribbon.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pear Card

#52
I made this card and I encourage anyone to try to recreate it because it's like the simplest thing ever.
1. cut out an image from pattern paper
2.glue to an oval or circle
3.pop up on card base
4.repeatedly stamp a sentiment on top an bottom
If you want to snazz it up use glossy accents on certain parts on the image.

We Were Kicked Out

#51
Sorry this is late... =P
My mom is part of a Bunco group and it was her turn to host... she kicked me and my brother out of the house so we went to the movies. Anyway there was no time to craft and i was helping my mom get ready. I put the drinks into the bucket... aren't those mini cokes cute?
I took a picture of the flowers cuz i thought they looked pretty. Now I wish it was spring. It's like -25 C.
I put the candy into little bowls but my favorite part is the leftovers.