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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Yupo paper

Good morning.  I hope this finds you well.

I have been dabbling in mixed media, and I have discovered Yupo paper, which is a paper made from plastic and is untearable.  I think it's perfect for alcohol inks.

I am just beginning the journey of discovery, but I wanted to share with you my discoveries so far:

I dropped small drops of alcohol ink onto Yupo paper and let it spread.  Then I spritzed it with alcohol and copic blending fluid.  I love the variations of color.

For this piece, I ran the Yupo paper through the cuttlebug with an embossing folder first, then added drops of alcohol ink.  The channels of the embossed piece helped to spread the ink.  Then, I added inka gold paste to the piece, which gave it a sheen that you can't see in the scan. Then I left it alone for awhile.  Finally I took a fine sharpie marker and outlined the channels and immediately wiped it off, which kind of "antiqued" the piece.  It's very much more subdued than the first piece.

I haven't tried using watercolors on it yet...that will be my next experiment.  I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Washer Necklaces

Good morning!   I've been playing again!

I was inspired by Carolyn Dube to make some washer necklaces.   Here are the results:

I made mine a little differently:  I stamped on mine using archival ink, and I used Ranger Crackle Glaze as a sealant.   You can see the crackling, but I'm thinking of adding some dark brown ink to get into the crevices.  But basically, I made them the same way.

I am now addicted to making these necklaces. I see a trip to the hardware store in my

Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Thank you...

Good morning!  It's been awhile since I posted, but I've been busy, busy, busy.

I have discovered Mixed Media and have made one journal and am in the process of making another journal.  I have fallen in love with the Dylusions paints, and I have the newest colors on my website at My Paper Moon, under Ranger Products.

Also, I was commissioned to make some thank you note cards, and I finally finished 24 of those and delivered them to the person who ordered them.  They loved them, I'm happy to say.

And now to my latest "Thank You"...a card I made to send to the person who commissioned my work.

I sponged various colors of yellow/orange/brown ink onto white cardstock to make the background, masking off the horizon. The stamps are all from Gina K Designs, and were stamped in a dark brown (almost black) ink to make the silhouettes. I used a golden glitter glue on the water to simulate reflections.  The glitter glue doesn't scan well, but it looks stunning in real life.

I hope you and she like the card.

Happy crafting...