Mixed Media Painting – with Erica

Hi there! It’s Erica, and I’m back this month with a fun and easy mixed media project. I started with a sheet of the new Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins printed papers. These papers have a sueded texture that is perfect for layering inks, paints, sprays, dyes…. You name it! They also have several gorgeous designs to choose from, which will help your project look like a professional masterpiece!

I used the Nature pattern for my background. I painted it using a mix of watered-down sprays from Dylusions, Tim Holtz, Perfect Pearls, and even Tim’s Distress Markers.

I let each color dry before adding a new color, but could then go in with a wet paint brush and blend the colors – like I did on the lilies and the butterfly.

The butterfly is a design from another sheet of the paper, the Blooms pattern. I painted it using the same technique as the background, but I also added Diamond Stickles to really make it stand out. I then cut it out and adhered just the body to the paper, and folded the wings up for a great 3-D effect.

I layered vintage papers under the photo and made a banner with some inked and painted paper and a phrase cut from the Tattered Angels paper.

To get dimension in the images, it is important to layer multiple colors of ink, such as the lighter and darker browns you see on the rabbit. It keeps the images from looking flat.

I had so much fun letting out my inner artist, and these patterned papers make it easy to get started!

 

Sweet Summertime – with Tina

Hello, it is Tina, here again, with some sweet summer cards just for you!

Both cards are made with papers from Photoplay, Summer Daydreams line.

Those that know me, know I love shaped cards.

When I saw the paper line, I just had to make one!

The finished size card is a little less than 5″ x 3″.  I used various circle dies from my stash, so I was limited to the size of the card but what dies I had.  It was also fun to get to use some flowers and twine from my stash!

For my second card, continuing the summertime theme …

I used a favorite stamp and die set from My Favorite Things.

I have one tip here for you, the stripes for the popsicles were stamped in the same color as the popsicle but going over the first layer of dried ink, it creates the illusion of a darker color!

Be sure to pick up these sweet papers and more when you are at the store!

Happy Stamping!

Tina

 

 

This Week At The Crafty Scrapper

What a CRAZY fun week we had with Tim and Mario! A HUGH thank you to TIm and Mario for all your hard work and sharing your time and talent with us, We also want to thank YOU! It was a great time of creating, friendship and laughter.

Check out some of the photos…

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What’s happening this week at The Crafty Scrapper?

Gena is re-teaching two of her faith Journaling classes this week:

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You can find all the detains HERE!

Tim Holtz Framed Panel – with Laurie

Hey y’all, it’s Laurie back to share a project I

made using fabulous Tim Holtz products from The Crafty Scrapper.

My project was to create something from the line of Tim Holtz products.

With this photo of my Grandparents, Framed Panel, and the

Vignette Boxes, I made this beautiful keepsake.

In this small Framed Panel there are clues to the life of my Grandparents.

The stamp of the month they were married, the number 5 is how many

children they had, and the one lucky day rub on, is how I like to think they met.

There are some other things in there too, but I will leave those for you to come in and see.

 

Everything used on this project is a Tim Holtz product.

The gold is Ranger Shiny Transfer Foil Sheets and Collage Glue Stick.

These are two of my favorite products out there! If you are looking for a good glue stick,

Ranger has made the best!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have a great week and I hope to see you at the Tim Holtz classes!

Love to you!

Laurie

This week at The Crafty Scrapper

Good Morning! It’s the week we have been waiting for!!! Tim Holtz ARRIVES!!

Please be sure and read the information below in regards to this weekend…

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If you are attending Tim’s Workshops, or are even not attending,  but plan on shopping, we have a few things to remind you of.  Make sure you read through, as we have added a couple more things.

First, we have had several phone calls about coming to see Tim even though people are NOT taking the workshops. We welcome you to come and shop, but due to the demand on Tim with the class participants, we ask that you not interrupt him. This means no autographs, talking to him, or watching the class. His sole focus is for the class participants, and it’s not fair to anyone attending.  Please be respectful of this. Also, read below for parking instructions if you plan on shopping.

For class participants, please read below for more instructions to help you plan your time here at the store.

  • Parking will be crazy with 42 people coming for each class. Remember there is a parking garage that is covered and FREE on the corner of Jefferson & Jackson behind the museum, only a couple blocks away from the store.
  • We will not be letting anyone into class until 15 minutes before each class.  Make sure your friends are with you, as we are asking that there be NO saving seats. It’s not fair for customers that are there on time. If you are taking both classes that day, you are welcome to save that same seat for the afternoon class.
  • Supplies needed: NONE!!!! Please do not bring any bags, rolling totes, etc. If you’re staying for the 2nd class, please plan lunch outside the store, as the classroom and our kitchen will be closed. If you have your Crafty Scrapper bags, you can bring that to give the girls to hold your purchases and receive your 3%. If you have Tim’s designer bag and would like him to sign it ,you can bring that. If you don’t and would like one, please call the store so that we have one for you on the day of class, they are $9.95. If you are NEW to The Crafty Scrapper, when you attend a class at our store you receive 10% off all purchases, excluding class kits, sale items and gift items. We are ordering lots and lots of his products, Sizzix, Ranger, Tonic, Stamper Anonymous and Ideaology. If there are things you want put back for you so you can take advantage of the 10%, call us or emailsales@thecraftyscrapper.com.
  • All the chairs in the classroom will be folding chairs, you are welcome to bring a cushion. If you are handicapped, wheelchair or walker, please call the store so we can make accommodations for you. 

BIG 4th Of July SALE

Good morning everyone,

It has been a busy summer and now we are in the count down for Tim Holtz visit. We have lots of classes we are finishing up and hope to have on display for that weekend. Lots of product is coming in for Tim’s visit and we will have some special surprises so make sure you follow us on FB so you do not miss out!

We need to make lots of room, so starting today these things will be on sale thru Saturday July 2nd. We will be closed 4th of July.

All Ken Oliver Products
Color Burst, Metals, Watercolor Paper, Stamps & Dies
25% off

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All Bazzill Cardstock
40% off

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All Adhesive
40% off

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All Maya Road Dies
Buy 1 Get 2nd ½ off

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All Maya Road Stamps
50% off

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All Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, St. Patricks Day & Easter
50% off

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All Class Kits
Sorry the Camping & Sweet Life is
SOLD OUT
If you are out of state we can ship
10% off

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Remember we are CLOSED 4th of JUly

Spoon Flower Canvas with Lori

Hello Everyone!

Today I have a fun canvas project that was super fun to make and I love the way that it came together…

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Below I have listed all of the supplies used as well as instructions for creating this 5 X 7 canvas. This would make a great anniversary, birthday or “just because” kind of gift!

Supply List: 5 x 7 canvas, Adirondak Gold Paint, Distress Spun Sugar Paint, Swirl Stencil, Ranger Crackle Texture Paste, Impression Obsession (IO) rubber stamp, Rub-Ons (from my stash..we all have them!), Kaiser Kraft Cottage Rose paper, Ideaology Cabinet Card & Frosted Film, Glue gun, Tacky Liquid Glue, Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Spoon Flower* bit of gold paint along the edges of the flower.

Here is how this canvas came together: apply a coat of spun sugar paint all over the canvas, sides too and let it dry. Using a stencil, apply the crack texture paste in opposite corners of the canvas and let it dry. Next, prepare the cabinet card by painting a layer of gold paint on the front of the card. Cut a piece of the Cottage Rose paper to fit inside of the cabinet card. Be sure to cut the paper a little bit smaller than the card so that it will fit inside. Layer the frosted film on top of the sized Cottage Rose paper and insert into the cabinet card. Stamp the IO rubber stamp sentiment to the right side and centered. Apply tacky glue to the back of the cabinet card and attach to the canvas making sure it is centered. Apply rub-ons around the cabinet card frame and also next to the stamped image. Add gold paint on the front edges of the canvas and along the sides. I used my finger and applied a thin layer of the glitter gel around the edges of the canvas. *Spoon Flower: I used white plastic spoons, cut them down and melted them into the petal shapes. If you are going to try this, make sure your area is ventilated. Once I have enough spoons melted, I glued the pieces together to form and create the flower. The flower was then glued to the left side corner of the cabinet card. The final step was applying a bit of gold paint along the edges of the flower.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and the project that came to be! It was really almost an accident type project and I find that sometimes those turn out to be the best kind!

See you at my next post!

Lori

This Week at The Crafty Scrapper

Hello Crafty Scrappers! Hope you had a very crafty weekend!

We had some great new arrivals this week…

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The AWESOME new Sizzix dies!!

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The NEW Ken Oliver charms are too awesome!

What’s happening this week?

Gena is teaching her Faith Journaling class using pocket and tags in your art journal….

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If you have missed ANY of the faith Journaling classes, they are being retaught in July. Check out the website HERE for details.

For You Card – with Erica

Hello! It’s Erica, and this month I’m back with a card that uses beautiful new Prima products. I was so excited when The Crafty Scrapper started carrying Prima products again; they have always been one of my favorite brands.

This card uses papers from the new Tales of You and Me collection. I started with a beautiful pink Bazzill cardstock that I layered with an image from the Contes de Toi et Moi paper and a patterned piece from the backside of this paper.

I cut a spray of flowers from the Belles Melodies d’amour patterned paper and gave it some dimension with pop dots.

I added Diamond Stickles to the roses around the young maiden, and layered flowers from Prima’s Box Flowers – Documented Beauty and Tales of You and Me – Love Letters collection. The “For You” tag is also from the Box Flowers set.

A little seam binding ribbon is tucked behind the flowers to add more texture and softness.

Looking forward to seeing you soon at the Crafty Scrapper!

If you are attending Tim Holtz Workshops…

If you are attending Tim’s Workshops we have a few things to remind you of.
  • If you are coming from out of town, we have a corporate rate with Comfort Suites $64.95, just let them know you are with the Crafty Scrapper.
  • Parking will be crazy with 42 people coming for each class. Remember there is a parking garage that is covered and FREE on the corner of Jefferson & Jackson behind the museum.
  • We will not be letting anyone into class until 15 minutes before each class.  Make sure your friends are with you, we are asking that there be NO saving seats, its not far for customers that are there on time. If you are taking both classes that day you are welcome to save that same seat for the afternoon class.
  • Supplies needed: NONE!!!! Please do not bring any bags, rolling totes etc. If you have your Crafty Scrapper bags you can bring that to give the girls to hold your purchases and receive your 3%. If you have Tim’s designer bag and would like him to sign it you can bring that. If you don’t and would like one, please call the store so that we have one for you on the day of class, they are $9.95. If you are NEW to The Crafty Scrapper, when you attend a class at our store you receive 10% off all purchases, excluding class kits, sale items and gift items. We are ordering lots and lots of his products, Sizzix, Ranger, Tonic, Stamper Anonymous and Ideaology. If there are things you want put back for you so you can take advantage of the 10%, call us or emailsales@thecraftyscrapper.com
Now for the BEST news……..
Tim Holtz has added an additional class on Thursday July 14th 2-6pm Chemistry LIVE!We have called over 80 people on the waiting list, left messages and even tried to FB message the ones that didn’t have a voicemail set up. If you were on the waiting list and didn’t get a message please call today. We gave everyone until Tuesday night, so we are now opening the spots to anyone that calls…YES there is still hope!
Hurry though we only have 7 spots. Heres more info on the class.

“Creative Chemistry-LIVE”  $85

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between many of Ranger’s inks, paints, and mediums, as well as the “science” behind what makes them work?Creative Chemistry-LIVE is based on my popular online workshop series Creative Chemistry 101/102. This workshop will give you the chance to experiment hands-on and learn a selection of techniques from this series including a few from the upcoming Creative Chemistry 103. This is not your typical project based class, but rather a creative exploration where our main objective is the mastering of technique. We will focus on creating technique tag swatches with step by step instruction labels and assemble them in a Worn Cover Composition Book for a technique reference journal to use throughout your creative journey…

Uncle Sam says “God Bless America”! with Tina

Hello, Tina here with another creative card for you.

In my last class, one of the cards was a triple fold card.  I thought it would be fun to show you how easy that card is to make, this time using the new Patriotic line from Photoplay.

I also made a fun Uncle Sam embellishment to add to the belly band of the card.

To create the card, you will need cardstock cut at 12″ x 5 1/2″.  Score at 2″, 4, 7″ and 9″.

Decorate the panels.  The belly band measures 8 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ and is scored at 2″ and 6 1/8″.

Uncle Sam is super easy to make too!  His hat is white cardstock 1 3/8″ square with two red cardstock strips of  5/16″, and a dark blue horizontal piece.  I added a blue star.  I used a die, but a punch could work too.  I also used dies for both the circle and the scallop circle to create the face.  I did use a small circle punch for the nose.  The eyes and mouth are drawn with a pen.

Easy Peasy!

 Be sure to check out my card when you are at our favorite scrapbook store!

Happy Stamping!

Tina