Sunday, February 20, 2011

Another February Kit

While I was digging through my stash for February, I also found these papers. I decided on the others but then went back & made these into a kit too. I just can't stop myself. LOL Go here to see what all this counterfeiting is about.

Patterned Paper~I can't, for the life of me, figure out where this paper is from. It's from a stack of some kind. If anyone know's the manufacturer, please let me know. I love it though.

Cardstock~Some Bazzil Bling, some Imagine that, & a few other misc. pieces.

Specialty Paper~cream velvet paper, cream vellum, cream & brown mulberry paper, & brown mulberry paper with gold pattern.

Embellishments~includes buttons, brads, eyelets, shimmer sprayed flowers, misc. bling, chipboard flourishes, felt, handmade stick-pins, & bead charms, from an old pair of earings.

Also includes 5 ribbons, 2 fibers & 2 kinds of embroidery floss wound together to look like bakers twine.

Here's a close up of the faux bakers twine.
Also added, some shimmery sprayed punch flowers, brown faux dew drops(vase filler drops colored with Bic mark-it), & K&Company's life's journey words.
A close up to show the shimmer.

Alphabets~some chipboard letters & 3 stamps sets.

left to right~Treasured Memories"Traditional", Image Tree"Typewriter", The Paper Studio"Filigree". All have been in my stash for years.

Color Kit~more homemade shimmer spray, acrylic paint, Plaid's dimentional magic, Studio G's brown glitter glue, & Decoart's Pearlizing medium.

Monday, February 14, 2011

DIY Tutorials & Links

I made some of the pieces of my Feb. counterfeit kit. I decided to make a post with links to tutorials & pics of my handmade stuff.

Stick-pins~I got my 2" pins at Wal-mart for $3 for a box of 90. They had pearl or crystal tops. The beads are misc. ones I've had in my stash for ages.

Shimmer Paints~ No tutorial necessary. Just mix pearlizing medium with acrylic paint. Mine is by Deco Art. A little goes a long way. I added a little water to the mix when I painted the flowers. It makes it more of a wash. I then covered a few pieces with the glitter paint. Wow, serious shine.

My messy glass mat.

Shimmer Watercolors ~I found a thread on 2peas years ago on how to make these. Scroll down to the 5th post on the link. I've made a bunch of different colors.

Shimmer Sprays~I've found you can use many different types of coloring in these. The 3 I've shown below are watercolor paint, acrylic paint,& Rit dye. They all turn out great. I use pearl-ex so I have to add glue to make the shimmer stick. I used Aleene's tacky glue.

Here's some test spray pieces.
This is the box I use to keep my space free of overspray.

Lace Flowers~Mine aren't decorated yet. I did spray one with my shimmer spray. The only difference between mine and the link is after I knot the thread I stitch the ends together. It gives a neater edge.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

February Counterfeit Kit

Edited to add a link to Counterfeit Kit Blog.

I know I haven't posted any January pages yet,(need to get pics printed) but here's my counterfeit kit for February. The inspiration kit is from Scraps of Darkness.

My patterned paper. From the ATD vibrant paper pad.

The stamps are Autumn Leaves Journaling & Hampton Arts Love's Post Script. They are in place of the Be Mine French Chronicle paper.

My cardstock. From various DCWV & Imagine That cardstock pads.

My matches for the main kit embellishments. Includes mini roses I've had for like forever(lol), handmade stickpins,cricut cuts from Storybook & Ashlynn's Alphabet, chipboard fleur de lis I painted, various lace & fibers from my stash, brads from Joann's brand & Marcella by K, & misc. square bling.

My matches for the add-on kit. Includes Heidi Swapp bling frames, Queen&co bling & pearls, Not sure on the copper & leather frames, the beaded trim is from Joann's kids line, handmade lace flowers, various silk flowers(taken apart & painted).

My color kit & masks. Includes homemade shimmer spray, homemade shimmering watercolors, dimensional fabric paints & glitter paints(cheaper then stickles & liquid pearls) my one liquid pearls in white opal, some acrilic paint, misc. glitter glue, Plaid's Royal Coat Dimensional Magic and a bunch of Plaid's stencils.

My alphabets are Making Memories Alphababies & Little Letters. I'm not sure on the square alpha.

My extra add-ons. Includes Offray & misc. ribbons, more painted chipboard, & misc. buttons & bling.