Wednesday, August 26, 2009

How sweet was this??

My good friend, Debbie Bick, made this for me!

I just love it!

You can see other designs on her blog, just click on Frenzy Stamper in my blog list.

She learned this technique at Art Unraveled and has been hooked on making these ever since ... she used odd pieces of wood, india ink, wood yardsticks and all kinds of ephemera to complete the look.

Thanks Deb! You're the best!

I'm off to Creative Escape tomorrow ... nope, not as an attendee, but as a volunteer. This is my second year ... lots of work ... but tons of fun. So much energy buzzing around this event!

I get to assist Carol Wingert ... really looking forward to working with her ... love her style. I purchased her Creatologie kit last month ... Wow, think it might be one of the coolest books I've ever made .... check it out .. she's on my blog list too!

Lots of very cool classes .... tell you all about it on Sunday!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


And more wax!

Took a class yesterday at Frenzy Stamper taught by Mike Putnam! What a great guy ... and so talented! If you haven't discovered him yet, click on the Jack and Cat Curio link in my blog list and check him out!

Here's my finished project ...
We started with acrylic paints, distress inks, transparencies and printed images on paper, then wax, and a little more wax .... lots of layers and depth to this project.

I took the photo at an angle so you could see the edges a little better ... we built up the wax on the edge, then used stamps and decorative metal plates and 10SS molds to emboss into it. Then highlighted the embossing with paint sticks, perfect pearls, stickles.

Thanks Mike for sharing your talents ... had a blast!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

So much fun!

The class yesterday was a hoot!

Thanks Debbie for having me, Wendy for continually pushing me, Rox for the support ... and most of all the ladies in the class that were so eager to learn!

Tons of fun!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Metal 101.5

Thats the name of the class I'll be teaching next Saturday, August 8, at Frenzy Stamper, 3-6 PM.

When I was first taken in by embossed metal, I thought it was so amazing; the touch, the feel, the look ... and I held off learning how to do it because it just looked sooooo "involved" .... but that never stopped me before ... so I dove right in!

In Metal 101.5, I'll show you all the tips, tricks, and techniques that Ive learned along the way ..... help you get started .... and then you'll be on your way to making beautiful embossed metal pieces!

Call Debbie at 480-946-0007 to sign up!