Faux Metal Tutorial

This was so much fun!!! My page titled The Journey (above this tut) features this faux metal. Here are the supplies you'll need...

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Crepe Paper Carnations

How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways!! Isn't this flower adorable!? I ran across this tutorial on the web months ago and it has been rolling around my head ever since. It is so versatile making it perfect for every one one of your gorgeous creations. Let's go!

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Calla Lily

I fell in love with this flower when I saw a video for it on the Heartfelt Creations website. So, if you don't want to read my tutorial you can click here to watch it over at HC. I did distress this up a little bit, which is not on the video. All right! Let's get started......

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Faux Leather Tutorial

Making faux leather is easier than you think. I know, I say that about a lot of my tutorials. Have I been wrong? LOL...

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Snowy Poinsettia

These flowers are just too cute! They are beyond easy to make too...BONUS!

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Emerging Color Stamping Technique

Ok, I'll admit it...I really love stamping and the more I stamp the more I want to stamp. It's a wonderfully vicious circle. Emerging Color is one of those techniques that have some very basic and constant elements to it, but the creative license is all yours in how you present it. I'm sure if you Google or YouTube you will find a ton of tutorials and a lot of them will be very similar. Emerging Color boils down to this one word: resist. This is at its very core a resist technique. The whole trick to doing this is to remember that you will work in layers.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Swirlydoos Antiquities June Kit

Hi everyone!  Well, I missed the blog hop due to a camping trip, BUT, I was still able to work our June kit!  It is very "manly" in a lot of ways and this month we are paying tribute to Dads.

I've scrapped this photo before.  It really, in my eyes, is a family classic.  This page is based on this month's kit sketch.  I printed the photo in washed black and white and then using sand paper I sanded the edges and into the middle in parts of the photo.  I absolutely love the effect.  

I used a stencil and some molding paste to create the circles.  Then, using my thumb, a stiff paint brush and some blue acrylic paint, I splattered the paint around my page.  The balloons are from one of my fave Dylusions stamp sets. :)  I also used my fave distressing technique....fire!  I burned sections of my paper.

I've also scrapped this photo before, but since we are focusing on Dads, I thought that a picture of his girls was in order.  From left to right: my Step-GD, my Step-DD, and my DD.

 I had a lot of fun fussy cutting circles from one of the patterned papers in the kit and then dressing them up with some Liquid Pearls.

This month's technique kit featured this little chest from Kaisercraft.  Isn't it sweet?!

I used a Tim Holtz clock mask and some molding paste to create the texture and the picture.  Once it dried, I used a sea sponge and some acrylic paint.  Then I misted all of it and made sure to get real close in some places and let it pool up and run down the box.  When everything dried, I used a rasper and roughed up the corners and edges a bit.

Thanks for stopping by!!  The next Swirlydoos Blog hop will be on 7/5!!  Hope to see you there. :)



kantig34 said...

So missed you at the blog ...love these layouts and your project is awesome! looking forward to July:) Hugs, Karin

Bente Fagerberg said...

Really stunning page Lisa. It is always such an inspiration boost to visit your blog!! TFS!

Shona said...

amazing creations Lisa...love all the little details. Gorgeous work

Maureen Hayes said...

I love both of these projects and am so glad you shared them with us even though you couldn't be part of the hop. I always get inspired when I come by and see what you have created!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, amazing layouts and projects. Love your use of molding paste and paint/mist!! ~ Blessings


Rachael said...

Very nicely done. These are beautiful creations with a rusticated feel. Love it.