Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Just Playing....

Hello! I am sorry I have been MIA for the last few days... I am officially diagnosing myself with Spring Fever! I have done it all... Bike Riding, Spending every second I can outside, working on getting a garden started, and... SPRING CLEANING! I love this time a year.... its a chance to come alive after being dormant all winter... Windows open, breezes blowing, flowers blooming! It is just invigorating!

This morning I went into my studio for a bit... I just had to play! I recently bought some Kraft Glassine Paper.... I have watched a video online of Tim Holtz demoing it at CHA... and I couldn't wait to play!

This is what it looks like before working with it: a smooth, crisp sheet...

 ...just waiting to be crinkled!

Then you smooth it out and this is what it looks like:

 just waiting to be inked!
I inked it up with Distress Inks, Distress Stain, Perfect Pearls Mist, & Paint Dabbers. I love it! The Paint Dabber is something I am going to play with some more.... I applied the paint and then wiped it off with a moist cloth... You see, above, how pretty the Distress Inks took to the Glassine. I can't wait to play with this some more and take it to my scrapbook pages and altered projects!

 I even stamped on it... the results are 50/50... really want to experiment more with this... here is what my playing yielded this morning!
Not bad considering it was before coffee!
Don't be afraid to go play with a new product... you can find lots of information online about different products and techniques... but don't be afraid to push your supplies to the next level... experiment! Have fun!

Hope you have a great day! Enjoy Spring and be creative!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to play with mine, hmmmm.... I have to get it out of the trunk of my car first. You know me... LOL