Friday, May 29, 2009

Regalo Per Me ZNE Convenzione 2009

Brandi Butcher-Isley took my "Regalo Per Me" Make and Take Class at the Zne Convenzione Vendor Fair! How exciting was that. Brandi is an expert at making marks on her collage pieces with unusual items. Do not leave a shot glass, starbucks cup holder, old or new toothbrush, or other unusually textured or shaped item laying about. It will be dipped in acrylic paint and voila! an exciting mark will be added to her work. I had the pleasure of showing her how to do the stampers emboss resist method. She's a very attentive student. ( And a fabulous artist and instructor.)
Emobss resist is pretty simple really, as with most techniques, basic instructions and the right tools get the job done. Stamp your image on your paper with a watermark or versamark ink. Sprinkle clear embossing power, heat with your embossing tool, allow to cool for a moment. Using a sponge, paper towel or other ink applicator ( your fingers work) apply ink. The embossed image will resist the ink. Continue to apply ink until you get the desired result. It's fun to use a couple of colors. Don't be afraid to apply some serious color on your paper. Or you may like a more pastel effect. You can also stamp some images with ink to your paper, before stamping with the water mark ink and embossing....those images will show through the embossed areas.

One of my shy participants added her own flair to her project. She would only let me photograph the end results.

All of the participants were very creative! And quick studies. I think they have stamped before!

Grandmother and Granddaughter made a Mother's Day Card together. Very nice!

What a wonderful group of participants!

1 comment:

Brandie said...

Hey, that's me in that picture!

I am sorry I didn't see it sooner...

Your make and take was fabulous!