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PAPER PETUNIA E-NEWS

July 24, 2016
 

ENVELOPE 'ENVY!'
 
There's something about these mixed media envies that totally captured my attention.  I love the idea of decorating envelopes and this link really takes it all to the next level!  Enjoy!
 
SPLOTCH BACKGROUNDS!
As I troll Pinterest, I don't have anything specific in mind.  When I find something interesting, I share it with you!  This card is so in line with my watercolor journey lately, and I have a feeling you will agree.

The 'splotches' (or inkblots) as the artist calls them, aren't described as to how she created them.  My best guess is color (Distress ink or Tombow Marker) is smooshed onto acetate and misted with water (a favorite technique of mine).  Click on the card for her link.
I love the look and I'm sure you will want to try it as well.
BACKGROUNDS!
I know I've talked about Tombow backgrounds several times but this technique is so fantastic!!!  It killed me that the artist wiped away the excess marker after her first pass.  Oh my gosh, what a waste!   Here's a card I made for Kathy G's birthday using this technique:
I created the background exactly as the link above, but I pressed the the marked up acrylic block at least 3 times to add more interesting colors. I tore the edges to better match the background.  I embossed A Muse Studio images (Botanical Silouettes) in gold over the dry background.  My fav label words stamped in Versafine Black, the butterfly die, sequins and twine.  (If using Distress inks, the color might be more intense and you wouldn't need to re-mark up a block and repeat the process.)

PAPER ARTS CLUB

July 27, 2016

Swap:  Dog Days of Summer (Any themed animal card!)
Everson:  Hot, Hot, Hot Colors (Any theme)
SOTM:  Stamp with Paint
AMUSE STUDIO 

The Essentials 2016-2017
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CLICK ON CATALOGS FOR EACH LINK!

Stamps and Dies - Available Through Dec. 31, 2016
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MAILBAG!
I am the lucky recipient of a long-time paper crafting friend's postcard that she water colored.  Janice Alvord is so excited about our watercolor world, she wanted to share her work.  I'm so glad she did!  I received permission from her to show you her postcard.  It was made on Strathmore Watercolor Postcard paper!!!  I already ordered packages from Amazon!
 
Thank you, Janice for sharing!  Your postcard made my day!!!!
TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY DISTRESS CRAYONS!
I've been viewing several videos on the Distress Crayons and I've come to the conclusion that they are identical to Gelatos!!!!  If you don't own Gelatos, then by all means purchase the Distress Crayons.  Both products work best if the paper is prepared with Gesso.  I have spray Gesso so I can cover paper really fast rather than paint it on.
I know we've worked with Gelatos at Club but I'm sure it would be fun to have a repeat of them.  I love Gelatos and I'm sure I'd love Distress Crayons.  I'm trying real hard to be happy with what I have...
ONE MORE THING...
I thought I was wrapping up the e-news but noooooo, there I was with my first cup of coffee on Thursday morning trolling Pinterest (that's what everyone does, right?) and I found this amazing mixed media pin by Susanne Rose and thought you would love this to pieces!
Unfortunately, she doesn't go into detail about how she created this,  but if you look closely, I think we can figure this out.  She used a flower stencil, but I'm going to try to paint them freestyle.  Hope you can join me!

Have a pleasant week!

xoxo


LYN

 
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