August 19, 2013

Creating Keepsakes Convention - Acrylic Layouts

I didn't really like the acrylic workshop projects till I had time to finish at home. One "myth" I guess you'd call it is that you can't use an ATG tape gun to attach cardstock to acrylic - wrong. A water base adhesive like Tombow's won't work, a solvent from Beacon (3 in 1 or Fabric Art) has to be used on some of the embellishments and "should" be used to attach cardstock according to the instructor, but the main pieces are staying on just fine with tape I will put these in my book backed with just off white cardstock. This is still new and I'm not sure I'd use acrylic for a lot of pages but I can see some funky ones in my future One technique that really made the word/flourish "pop" on the first two pages: we colored the acrylic pieces with liquid pen, let it try and then dabbed over it lightly with brown distress ink using a dabber... brought more depth to it which really doesn't translate well in the picture.

Creating Keepsakes Convention --Quick Quotes "Four Forty" Class

Fifth year at "CKC" as it's called. Took 3 classes -- one involved folding cards which is NOT my "thing"; one a great scrapbook from SEI which I'll post when I get the unique photo display technique layouts done and a "use lots of photos on one page" class from Quick Quotes and an acrylic class - a first. The first pages here are from a Quick Quotes class and the layout incorporates a small fold out book at the center. Once it's got pictures or journaling in it, will be glued down on the page and an opening "carefully" cut in the page protector so it's easy to access the mini book.. Love this!

Dyan Reaveley Classes!

What a fun 3 days... Saturday, Sunday at Betty's store in Greensboro and then Tuesday at Dorothy's in Boiling Springs. Learned so many great techniques for stamping, ghosting, doodling... it's really an opportunity for all us art journalers. Most of these techniques are on You Tube too! First picture is gang at Dorothy's on Tuesday. The tags used Dyan's background techniques -- the "milk bone" man and cat lady are a combination of magazine images, which Dyan uses frequently, and our own doodling and journaling. The Cate Blanchett page (did you recognize her?) was done in Doodling class -- fun but not sure she'd like the new hairdo. The last page is a combo of distres painting a class and then using the new couture stamp. I doodled i.e. Zentangled the left hand side of interest!