Wednesday, October 14, 2015

We Love You... Arnold Grummer

Today's card was created in the memory of Arnold Grummer (AG). This month we are celebrating the love and the passion the man behind the Papermill.  He was an internationally known Paper Educator, recognized for his ability to teach pretty much anyone with even the smallest bit of learnability (is that a word?  It is today if you understood it! ha!!) He honestly believed and proved it time and time again, that people from all over can create a decent sheet of paper with VERY MINIMAL supplies.


I began first and foremost by using papers I had previously made with one of the AG Papermill kits.  Directions on how to prepare those pages can be found here. I also grew quite addicted to creating paper castings, utilizing the molds found here. You can learn how to create the proper cast by checking out the info here. One thing I will tell you is the more detailed your casting mold is.. you may need to use some type of release agent.  I personally used a little extra virgin olive oil and a small brush on my molds at least once.  My castings NOW, literally just popped out.  If you would like to add color, to your finished casts, you can use any of the mica powders and pastels. I have also used wet media like watercolors. I created a faux stitching around the edges with a rotary tool and a pen; used a few of the word stickers from Tim Holtz and tacked it all down with my favorite adhesive from Helmar Craft and Hobby PVA.  I hope you all like my card, but more importantly I hope I have made you want to celebrate Mr Arnold Grummer and LET's GET STARTED!! 

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Did you know... 
Arnold Grummer'sTM Website offers additional free resources, how-to's, projects, lesson plans for teachers, helpful links and more along with the full line of Arnold Grummer'sTM creative products for home, classroom and community. (from the ArnoldGrummer.com site)

7 comments:

  1. Love your card and those casting molds are yummy. I will have to see if I have that beautiful butterfly. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Fabulous post about the Arnold Grummer and your card!

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