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…

Metal Embossing Tips

I am all over the place lately with work, and play, so this post is going to be all over the place as well 🙂 . I have posted a couple of previous articles on embossing metal here and here. I was going to continue in that vein for the next several posts however, next…

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…

Marbled Leaves in Photoshop

I had planned on doing something for Halloween, but got sidetracked on a number of other things. One of these side projects was creating a pattern using the leaves from last weeks post. I got it done, decided it needed to become a stencil, and while working on the stencil, found images that I wanted…

Tracy Verdugo Inspired Intuitive Paint in Photoshop

I was lucky enough to be able to attend an Art Is You retreat this year in Stamford. I have never done anything like that before, never done art for 6 days straight, and never met such a great group of creative, fun, kind people all in one place. It was fabulous!! I took different…

Photoshop Conte Crayon

Last week I took a class from Pam Carriker. It was fabulous, and during the class she showed us some sketches she had done of faces. In Conte crayon, so they were this lovely orange-y brown color. They were have done and very sketchy, and I loved them! I had some sketches going, one from…