Stencil Leftovers and Transfer Tape and Glue

Here’s a quick video on how I glue down itty bitty pieces from the leftovers from cutting out a stencil on my Silhouette Curio. This works bets when the cutting mat is still sticky and holds onto the cutout pieces when you lift off the stencil. Then you can use transfer tape to pick up…

Distress Ink over Prints and Stencil Cleanup

Hello everyone! In this quick experiment, I take Tim Holtz Distress Oxide and plain Distress Inks on top of an image I printed on my inkjet printer. I have lots of prints laying around- some are tests for rubber stamp ideas, some are just prints I haven’t gotten around to using. In this case I…

Gnome 3D Paper Embossing Plate

  I’ve posted before on making your own embossing plates to emboss paper, sometimes using Yupo Paper, sometimes with a 3D printed plate, and sometimes using paint mediums. I have other posts on using paper cutouts using the accucut machine, but this time I wanted to emboss using the Sizzix Big Shot. And I wanted…

Edging Paper with Ink

Happy Monday! I started blogging and doing youTube videos for my Mom and friends who couldn’t remember how to do certain techniques or wanted other ideas when they were just starting out stamping. I have morphed in multiple different avenues of the mixed-media world, but I still love stamping. And true to my original reason…

Fade a Background

Hi everyone! This is a Take 5 blog post to pass on a quick and dirty fix for a design flaw. I had cards that I was working on and I foiled the sentiment. Even tho it was glittery and shiny, it barely showed on my background. Pan pastels came to the rescue ( altho…

3D Printed Plate for Embossing in the Sizzix Big Shot

Hi everyone! Today’s post is possible because of a new friend I made this year! Tim and I have become email pen pals and it has been fun sharing our art and ideas and even collaborating on projects! One of them was a plate he printed for me with his 3D printer, from one of…

Silhouette Curio Yupo Paper Cutouts as an Embossing Plate

Hi Everyone!! I am back with yet another installment of what to do with Yupo paper cutouts that I have cut using my Silhouette Curio digital die cut machine 😉 . This time I am using them to emboss regular cardstock, and in this video I am using cardstock that I printed using the Gelli…

Yupo Paper Cutouts and Ultra Matte Medium

Hi everyone! I’m coming near to the end of my series of using Yupo paper cut on the Silhouette Curio with different mediums to allow Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains and other water based inks to work on the porous surface without sliding off. In this installment I use Ultra Matte medium and I did…