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Technique Junkies – Wings N’ Roses

Hey there Junkies!  The Crafty Nurse here today.

Have you seen those great cards and projects featured on the design team hop yesterday? Wow, what a talented bunch!

Today, I’m here to add another taster from the August release called “Never Stop Flying”.  I anticipate this will be a crowd favorite.

My background started using a Tim Holtz rose stencil and embossing paste.  Once that dried, I sprayed Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst in Azure Sea Aster, Open Arms Amythest, and French Lilac Violet. I then applied a layer of foil tape around the edges to frame out the background.

For my focal image, I began with glossy cardstock using the Alcohol Stencil Technique from the Sensational Stencil CD.  I stamped “Never Stop Flying” with Versafine Black Onyx ink and embossed with clear. I then added additional color to her wings using Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers in Lilac and Cobalt Blue, fussy cut her out and used dimensional tape. Those wispy silver pieces coming from behind her are actually the pieces I cut off the edges of foil tape and I liked they way they curled so added them to her wings.  Let your creativity Fly!!!!

We hope to see you in the Facebook group and shopping using the TJ10Kathy discount code over at the Technique Junkies store!  As part of the August Blog Hop, Pat is offering a 15% discount on all the new August Release stamps.

Technique Junkies – Joy and Laughter

Hey Junkies!

Back with some inky inspiration today.

My card today uses a gorgeous stamp from the July release stamps  called, “Joy and Laughter SD777”.  Use discount code TJ10Kathy for 10% off any stamps in the store.

Technique: Alcohol Stencil Technique from Sensational Stencils

Supplies: Art Anthology “Bubbles” Stencil 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please join us over at our Facebook Group.

Keep inking!!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Inky Mermaid

The Crafty Nurse here!

Have you seen the new stencils in the Technique Junkies store by A Colorful Life? So fun.  I played around with the Circle Mosaic Stencil using the Alcohol Stencil and Grunged Stencil Tutorials on the Sensation Stencil CD.

Stamps: Be A Mermaid “SD803”

 

Join us over at the FaceBook Group to share your creative play.  If you need more inspiration, check out our Pinterest page.

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Thankful Swirls

The Crafty Nurse here with more inspiration from Technique Junkies.

Today, I used “Layered Swirls”  as a background for my die cut leaves which I heat embossed in gold.  The sentiment is from “Typewriter Set” and find it a perfect saying for someone weathering a storm, which to me this card represents. The background is Alcohol Ink on Yupo which I spritzed again with 91% Alcohol for that spread out splottchy effect.  I cut out the cardbase using a Simon Says Stamp die. I distressed and added twine to finish.

Stop by Technique Junkies store to pick up some great supplies for your inky pleasure!

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Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Coffee Gauge

Hello Junkies

I’m here today with some quick inspiration using the November Technique Junkies stamp release called, “Coffee Gauge #SD703” which I stamped using the Misti tool.  I love using this tool because with large surface stamps like this one you often don’t get a good first impression.

The background is the result of some play with Alcohol Inks on Yupo.  The great thing about this technique is if you don’t like it, simply wipe it off and start over.  So forgiving.  For added flare my background was sent through a texture folder from We R memor Keepers.

The Coffee Gauge is stamped with a dye based ink, then over that I applied Art Anthology Dazzled, which gave it both texture and shine.  I finished off with dyed twine and called her done!

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Sure hope you find some time to get your fingers inky today and I’ll see you later on this month for more junkie goodness.

See you then!

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies

The Crafty Nurse here with a post using some of the great new release stamps from January.  When I saw the book themed stamps, the first thing I thought about was creating some fabulous bookmarks.

I used alcohol inks a few different ways.  First I dropped them directly onto the tag then added 91% alcohol on top with a dropper to create great movement.  Then I used the more traditional polished stone technique using the applicator and blending solution then pouncing on the tag.

After applying the ink, I stamped “Books #S644” on a few tags and heat embossed with clear.  I then chose several of the sentiments from “Bookworms #SS054″ and stamped those as well.  To finish off I created tassels with bakers twine and metallic thread.  I found a great tutorial on Pinterest on how to make these very quickly.

I hope everyone is enjoying their new year and making time to get your fingers inky.  Also, don’t forget, Pat has offered $15% off the January Release stamps until the 8th so stop by the Technique Junkies store and grab up some goodies.

Take care,

Technique Junkies Blog Hop!

Happy June 1st fellow Junkies!  With summer almost here, the Technique Junkie Design Team is kicking off those anticipated warm sunny days with a blog hop showcasing the new Technique Junkies stamps for June.  In addition to a bunch of cool new stamps, there are stencils, art anthology colorations, and a variety of new dimensional mediums perfect for those who like to play with ink.  As a special treat, Pat is offering 15% off all June Release Stamps for one week!  WooHoo!

I’d love for you to stop by all the design team’s blogs for great ideas and samples of other new June Release stamps  you can find in the Technique Junkies Store.

My first card uses the Alcohol Stencil Tutorial on the Sensational Stencils CD.   This is a super cool technique and really easy.  I started by making a bunch of card bases using different inks and moving my Crafters Workshop Cell Therapy stencil around.   To create the card, I stamped Tide Pool Starfish #S632 image on the alcohol stencil background in Archival Sepia ink.   I pulled a few other starfish from the other sheets to pop up and cut out a Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Seahorse inking all those edges.   I also used those other sheets to stamp my sentiment “Winds of Change #SD621” using black archival ink.  I created a scalloped frame by hand and cut it out to highlight the sentiment.

June Alcohol Bases

 

June Alcohol Stencil

My second card uses the “Gel Medium Resist” technique also from the Sensational Stencil CD.  After stamping the “Tide Pool Starfish #S632” on Bristol Smooth paper I added a heavy body gel medium through the Crafters Workshop “Cell Theory Stencil.”   I then applied several colors of distress ink over the dried gel and added the twine and bubble die.

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Here’s a close up of the technique using “Gel Medium Resist”

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My final card  uses the “Gelato Wipe Tutorial,” from the Sensational Stencils CD.  Don’t these CD’s have tons of great techniques?  I used three different colors of Gelatos on each card and finished using this beautiful stamp from the June Release called “Different Flowers.”   Both are heat embossed on a heavier Bazzil Vellum and wrapped around the card base. I finished off with a few sequins and gems and called her done!

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Now, that I’ve shown you what I have to offer, I don’t want you to miss any of the other design teams creativity so I encourage you to start hopping at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.

If you are arriving from Marilyn Hughes’ Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous project Marilyn!

The next stop is at Pat Huntoon’s Blog.

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com

Pam DeChellis http://journeyawakensthesoul.blogspot.com

Beth Norman http://sunflowers-dragonflies.ca/blog

Jane Bosi http://janembosi.blogspot.com

Jerri Jones http://www.abushelandahug.blogspot.com

Gini Cagle http://ginicagle.blogspot.com

Judy Jackson  http://judysstampart.blogspot.com

Marilyn Hughes http://DollsEtc.blogspot.com

Kathy Stacy https://craftynurse4u.wordpress.com – That’s Me!

Pat Huntoon http://patstamps.blogspot.com

I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies June Release Hop!  Don’t forget – 15% off June Stamps for the next week only!

12 Tags of 2014; September; Tim Holtz

The September tag uses a alcohol inks with a resist technique.  If you look at Tim’s example below, you will see a great resist pattern, but I tried multiple times but couldn’t really get that achieved.  I also didn’t have the stamp, dies or any bright alcohol inks.  What, me, not have supplies, I know, crazy, huh?  So I improvised and used a lovely stamp from Sweet Pea with flowers from I am Roses. I stamped the image with Archival inks so when I went to use copics on the image, it smeared.  I totally forgot those two don’t mix.  I then tried the distress markers which worked, though didn’t really blend well over the alcohol ink background.  As an improvise, I covered it with Wink of Stella, which also didn’t work and puddled over the top.  Plan C, or was it Q, who knows – this tag was a lesson in NEVER GIVE UP.  I ended up putting stickles over the flowers, which looks okay.   I finished the tag with some rub-ons and a “journey” stamp from my stash.

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Exploring Art Journaling 4; Day 11 & 12

Day 11’s page uses a fun technique with a fan brush and 3 colors of paint.  The example uses an angle brush, but I went with a fan to get more shape.  I really like the ombre effect that the flower gets with this technique.   The sentiment is from Alte New.

4 - Day 11; Acrylic Flowers using fan brush

 

Day 12 uses alcohol inks.  First you have to gesso your page for it to spread and then you can use some blender solution to soften it up. I added some pearl to the clouds and heat embossed the rain.

4 - Day 12; Alcohol Inks

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Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

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