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Sunday, August 31
Supplies: Shrink Plastic of your choice, Sharpie Marker, Ruler, 1/8" paper punch, corner rounder, parchment paper.
Cut one piece of shrink plastic 2 inches wide by the length of your sheet. Lay it on top of your ruler and mark off the measurements. I did mine in a/4 inch increments, but you can use as few or as many as you think you might want.
Place ruler on parchment paper, then onto baking sheets. Shrink according to manufacturer's directions. I baked mine at 300 degrees for 2-3 minutes. Remove from oven, cover with parchment paper and flatten while still warm with a potholder. Allow to cool.
Now you know how large to cut your shrink plastic to achieve your desired finished size. Lay your shrunken ruler on your real ruler. Find the desired finished size of the real ruler. For example I wanted 1 inch squares. Look on the shrink ruler and read the measurement. Mine was 2 1/2. This step tells you to cut your shrink plastic 2 1/2 inches square and the finished shrunken square will be 1 inch square. Easy Peasy.
Here are the before and after shots of my square charms. Before I baked them I used my corner rounder to soften the edges and my 1/8 inch punch to make a hole to add a jump ring.
Note: Shrink Plastic is NOT an exact science. Expect some discrepancies. Remember...it's ART. Also, if you have more than one type or brand of shrink plastic. Make and label a ruler for EACH one. All shrink plastic does not shrink the same!!
I will share the finished tiles when I get them embellished. Shelly
Friday, August 29
Thursday, August 28
Wednesday, August 27
Tuesday, August 26
Monday, August 25
Thursday, August 21
The first one is FAR from perfect, but it was a learning process. I think the girls will like them this winter when the family room gets cold.
Now I only have 2, maybe 3 more to go!! This one was done with yarn I had on hand from an afghan project that never materialized!! Yeah, I know.....but we have a new house now and a new color scheme!! :::smiles::: I'll probably end of making 3 new ones in better colors and with a bit better technique on my part.
It's a great travel project.....I take it in the car and to the beach. Once you get going, you don't even need the pattern, just your hook and 3 skeins of yarn. I discovered (imagine that) it's MUCH easier to work on AWAY from home!! I have 3 too many helpers here. Anywho, here's Miss Jinx checking it out. Shelly
Wednesday, August 20
Monday, August 18
Earring Give-A-Way Starts Today!
For the next three days I'm having an Earring Give-A-Way right here in hopes to attract more interest in and traffic on my blog. I'm always interested in your thoughts and comments!
To win you only have to post a comment + email me after I have featured the Earrings of the Day! At some point each evening, I'll post a message saying the Give-A-Way is over for the day and that I will announce the winner shortly. I'll then put the names of each person that has emailed me and left a comment on my blog into a basket and pick a winner.
Sunday, August 17
Wednesday, August 13
Since YAHOO won't let me in STILL I have decided to have a sale…. This sale is 20% off ALL orders!!! Use coupon code yahoo
That makes your collage sheets ONLY $3.20
Lots of new sheets have been added Fairy Wands, Amber and Jenna, DaVinci Sketches, David, Madelin, Claire, Animal Prints, Victorian Women, Pretty Women Inchies.
Tim Holtz Stamps only $19.16 to $15.96
Stampington Stamps only $18.36, $14.36 or $11.40
Character Construction Stamps only $12.76
I would appreciate if you decide to add to your stash and feed your muse over at PID, tell them Shelly sent you!! I promise they'll take care of you !! :::Smiles:::
I plan to order some of these Masks by Tim Holtz. http://www.paperimagerydesigns.com/shop/scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=88
They are positionable vinyl that you lay down and then spray over the top of. Here is one of Tim's examples: http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/12/its-day-6---so.html
You can see what wonderful images they have by looking through much of the work I have posted lately. Anywho, just sharing......Later Gators!! Shelly
Tuesday, August 12
- Take one house shaped ATC sized template.
- Trace it 8 times.
- Make 4 pages from glittery, striped cardstock.
- Add in some PID images. Stir.
- Fold in some punched & layered flowers.
- When dry, top with paper hats & crowns.
- Sprinkle with Stardust Gel Pen.
- Before serving, punch 3 tiny holes along spine.
- Insert 3 large jump rings.
- Frost with 15 pieces of coordinating fibers.
- Enjoy and Share with your friends.
Now the ART world is also making their own mini Moo collages. So, never one to stand on the ARTistic shores......I jumped right it. No water wings, no swim fins, no goggles......just me and my ART Muse.
Here are my 3 versions: "So Sweet" with a yummy, royal baby in a cupcake, "A New Species" with Elizabeth as a flower in a cute, but yet children of the corn kinda look, and my personal fave "Muse" featuring the tiny ART fairy, taking a break, leaning on some paint brushes. It must be hard working flying around, inspiring ARTists all day!!
Monday, August 11
Sunday, August 10
Friday, August 8
Anywho, here are some new ART pieces to share. My hubby needed a 50th B'day card for one of his employees. I made this with paper piecing and paper cutting (the numbers). I actually really like how it turned out!!
The other piece is for the weekly challenge over at the PID yahoo group. (http://www.paperimagerydeisgns.com/) You were to use your fave PID image. Yeah right, like there's only one!! So, I chose to make a collaged ceramic tile I simply titled Beautiful. I think it fits her!! Enjoy your day and the Opening Ceremonies!! Shelly
Thursday, August 7
Tuesday, August 5
Sunday, August 3
Friday, August 1
....we are off to the beach for an Annviserary Getaway. Yep......23 years ago now. Wow...seems impossible. We are heading to Cape San Blas, FL (A barrier island off the coast of Port St. Joe, between Appalachicola and Mexico Beach). I cannot wait!! I can't believe that after all these years of trying (over 10) we finally live where we can just decided to "run away to the beach" for the weekend. Heaven on earth, baby!! Here are a couple links if you want to see where we're going: http://travel.webshots.com/album/560498239pSoabp and http://www.thecapeescape.com/. I'm not sure if we have Internet Access on the beach or not, but I will be taking tons of pics to share. This should give me some really great ARTistic Inspiration. I can't wait to walk the beach at dawn and add to my collection of shells, watch the sunset over the gulf and spend some quality time with my best friend. Have a great weekend everyone!! See you on Sunday!!