GIMP Print on Epson 3880- margins shrink the image

Hi everyone! Here is another post that is a reminder for me, and may be helpful to someone else out there 😉 I am trying to switch from Photoshop to GIMP because it is a LOT cheaper!! GIMP is pretty cool, quite configurable, and has a lot of the same features as Photoshop. It might…

Silhouette Tips and Tricks

Hello my friends! I am going to write this post with the idea that I will keep adding to it when I come across a cool idea or tip or trick when working with the Silhouette Curio. I’ve already written some posts on the paper I like to use for cutting intricate designs for stencils,…

Using Stone Paper Stencils with Distress Sprays

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide and regular Distress sprays through a handmade stencil… Hello all!! I’ve been off learning jewelry making, and my poor blog has been ignored while I’ve been metalsmithing, making glass and ceramic pendants etc. But the past couple of weeks, I took a break and did some paper crafting. It was so…

Gelli Arts Print Rescues a Sketch

For those who know me, you know that I have been trying to learn to draw, especially faces, for the past couple of years. It is my goal to be able to one day draw my Grandchildren, so I have some time to get better 🙂 . There have been a few times when I…

Gelli Arts Hand-y work

I know folks have used their Gelli Arts printing plate to print on a LOT of things, but after my last play session, I happened to glance down at my gloves. They were so cool looking! Here is what it looked like… I decided to bring it into Photoshop and play around with it, until…

Another Gelli Art Print with Photoshop

Hello friends! I just designed a pile of stencils and stamps, and while I was waiting for the stencils to be made, I decided to cut a couple on my Black Cat Cougar cutting machine and test them out. I pulled out my trusty Gelli Arts Printing plate, and pulled some of the new Golden…

Sanded Frame in Photoshop

Building on a couple of previous posts, today I have a quick video tutorial on how to take a picture that is sanded and use it in Photoshop to create a custom brush. I made it easy on myself by starting out with a print that was a solid color. Then I sanded it and…

Photoshop Color and Pattern to our Glamour Girl

Well now that we have the shape of the drawing looking a bit better, it is time to have some fun! The drawing is still in black and white, but I wanted some color. And texture. So I took one of the prints from one of my Gelli Art Printing Plate sessions and brought that…