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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Super Busy Crafty Week


This week I had a super busy crafty week. I decided to post my projects in one post with a little description of what I did for each one.

FIRST - I have to show my Michaels purchase. I actually did two online orders because I had 3 gift cards and you could only use two gift cards per purchase. It ended up working to my benefit because I got to use an extra 40% coupon plus 30% off your regular priced items and free shipping on each purchase. I'm still waiting for 5 more items to be delivered, hopefully they will come in the next few days. They were just some more white and black pens and more adhesive. I played around with the Glaze pens and really like them.

SECOND -  I made a set of backgrounds for my JAM group. For these I used a piece of cardstock and glued, two metal washers, two dimensional hearts and a cardboard letter on each card. I added foil tape over the top and pushed it around the objects. Then I used a texture roller to make the zipper like texture. I covered the card with black gesso and then wiped it off just leaving enough to look like a patina. Then I added a drop of plum & blue alcohol ink and rubbed it around with a damp paper towel. I think they came out really good. This technique was really fun and I plan to try it again. Now they are off to the middler (second person who will be adding some touches) then moving on to a third person before they make their way back home.
THIRD - Was my week 4 journal page for the DLP. I used Ink Tense Blocks to make the background color. Double stamped over the big flowers. Colored everything in with water color pencils and picked a quote online from an anonymous author.  
Art Challenge:  Writing
Journal Prompt:  Words with Friends

FOURTH - Journal Page for Reveal You in52. Theme: "What Makes you Happy & What Makes You Sad" (I still have to fill that in) and the Prompt: Black & White Doodle. For this I just traced some journaling blocks and colored them in with markers and did the doodling around in black. The paper is not completely white but close enough.

FIFTH - Another journal page for Journal 52 group. Theme: Silhouettes. For this page I cut out an image of a girl from a magazine and painted over her with dark blue acrylic paint. When that dried I went over with a dark yellow and then a lighter yellow. For the back ground on the journal I used oil pastels and blended with some water. Glued the silhouette down and outlined it. Stamped some paisley and hearts using different color StazOn ink. Stamped the flowers outlined them with some paint markers and did some doodling. Then I added the quote.

SIXTH - Yet another journal page for Reveal You in52. Question: Common vs Unique (These were a bit private so I covered over my journaling) Prompt: Stamping. Each of the journaling spots were stamped using different shape stamps with lines. I used water color crayon for the background, inka gold, glimmer paint, dot stamps with white ink, and some doodling. 

So this was pretty much my week in review. I guess I need to get going on some more projects for next weeks post. 

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  1. I LOVE the nuts and bolts idea. You have been very busy. BL

  2. WOW your foil creation looks amazing!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  3. Cool projects and fun stuff from Michael's! BL

  4. Great project Lori! Thanks for sharing!! BL

  5. Wow! You have been one busy lady! Great assortment of projects! The foil cards are my favorite!

    Your BL friend Tonya :-)