Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Antiquing Foil for altered mats.....

A great way to add texture to a special mat in your multi media My Crush book!
Since we are just using household aluminum foil, cover cardstock
with foil before embossing to make mat thicker.
Choose an embossing folder with flexibility of placement, if it is too long
for project, like a My Crush book, just put it at an angle and cut even with the top edge.
We used black gesso for our class, but you can also try adding colored distressing paint
or acrylic paint of any type for a variety of effects.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Become a consumer not a collector!

What is in your stash of paper crafting supplies? Probably too I want to encourage you to take time and start using what you have to create projects that will be fun to make and fantastic to gift others with.
This evening in our card class we used a retired paper pack and retired kraft scalloped cards to make unique cards for Fall.  Everyone had a different result with the same supplies and it was a very relaxing and pleasant evening.  We focused on adapting patterns to use what is on hand, we dry embossed, and made the envelopes coordinate with the card creations. I also taught masking for when you only want to use part of a stamp and taught how to use paint to embellish the inside of some of the scallops on the inside of the cards.
What will you make with what is on hand in your stash?
Always,  Alayne

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DIY Close To My Heart Spray Mist...

Friendship International class #4 will focus on an easy technique using reinker to make a spray mist for pennies a bottle. Have fun playing with this way to alter your designs and My Crush books! Always, Alayne

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Card Creations at Alaynes....This Tuesday!

The first and third Tuesday evening between 6pm and 8:30 pm there will be a card instruction class at my Versailles, Ky home. The cost is $5 and you will leave with 3 completed cards, instruction sheet to make more and access to an instructional video. We will be using the new Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge put out by Close To My Heart this come try it out and see some of it's great features! All you need to bring is a paper trimmer and adhesive. Everything else is provided. Always, Alayne

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