Distress Oxide Spray Resist through Stencil

Hello all! I’ve been wanting to play with the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide sprays for a while now. One of the first times I used it, I sprayed it through a stencil onto a piece of cardstock. I messed up and missed a spot and then just didn’t like the end result. So I just…

Yupo Paper Stencil Experiments

Hi everyone! This is just a quick youTube video explaining what I will be covering in my next few blog posts. I just described cutting Yupo paper on the Silhouette Curio in my last post- here. Yupo paper is great for stencils and masks because it is plastic and doesn’t tear as easily as regular…

Yupo Paper Stencils on Silhouette Curio

Hello everyone! I always have a list with a million projects and experiments that I want to work on. So while we are quarantined because of Covid-19 I decided to attack some of those items on my list. One of them was trying to cut Yupo paper on the Silhouette Curio in order to use…

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…

Salt Water Etching Copper

Hi Everyone! I have been off experimenting with lots of stuff- resin, molds, metal, etching etc. I showed some friends some of my experiments and they asked for some tips on how I did Salt Water etching on copper. There are loads of full tutorials on this subject with all the gory details on why…

Gesso’d Cards Push-Pull with Stencils

I was fortunate this past week to visit with my Mom, and join a fun group of ladies in Sun City Center at their Thursday morning stamping group. During their class, I showed them a fun technique to add texture to backgrounds for their cards. We started out with card stock that had been painted…

Digital Cutter Packing Tape Pickup

I love my digital cutter! I use it to cut stencils and embellishments for cards, ATCs and other Mixed Media projects. However, I am often left with little pieces that can be somewhat wasteful.  I really wanted to find a way to use some of those remaining pieces, especially now that I am using paper that is…

Embossed Metal Valentine’s Day Card

I decided to use my own embossing plate (more on how I do that in a future video!) to make an embossed metal card for Valentine’s day. Here is the video… and here is how it turned out! I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!