Showing posts from March, 2013

Butterfly Card Using Arnold Grummer's Casting Molds

Items used in this project: Arnold Grummer's Butterfly Casting Mold Creative Paperclay Arnold Grummer's Trifold Window Card Acrylic Craft Paint Gold Leaf Black Staz-On Ink Pad Flower stamp
I used Creative Paperclay and the Butterfly casting mold to cast the butterfly for the front of the card.   I used baby powder as my release agent for the clay. These are the casts after I pulled them out of the mold.  At this point I baked them on 300 for about a half hour to dry them. While the cats were drying, I used a Black Staz-On ink pad and a flower stamp to randomly stamp flowers on the front of the card. After the casts were dry I painted one of  them with Acrylic Craft Paint and used gold leaf to accent the raised parts of the butterfly. Finally I adhered the cast into the window on the front of the card.  This card would be great  for Mother's Day or any occasion.  You could also "color" in the flowers with some watercolors for a more colorful look.

"Dare To Dream"- March's Arnold Grummer DT Post

~Dare To Dream~
I was thrilled to purchase a BigKick-Vintaj recently to be able to emboss designs on my jewelry items. So when I thought about his months design team project I wanted to something more unique and pulled out my BigKick! The  handmade papers that can be created with Arnold Grummer's Paper Making kits are so beautiful and versatile... you will be hooked! I started with one my favorite  handmade papers that I had made previously and put it through the Big Kick. The paper came out so crisp and beautifully textured~ It was amazing!

The little specks of color are bits and pieces of gold tissue paper,angel wings and other wonderful botanical's available from Arnold Grummer's website. 
 I created the art work on a 8 x10 artists panel. To Embellished these are the supplies I used:
Gold Acrylic Paint Liquid Pearls  Turquoise Metallic Paint and Ink pad  Patina Metal Dragonfly Rub on quote Sepia Stamp Pad for distressing
1) Paint your art panel with the turquoise paint and let dry …

Spring Booklet

Now that the winter holidays are over, I'm ready for spring!! And my crafting thoughts are turning to spring, as well.

Arnold Grummer's Papermaking is getting ready to usher in spring as well. To celebrate National Crafting Month they are offering a 20% discount off your total order!! The special discount code is March20. Offer ends March 31, 2013, so take advantage of this deal while it lasts.

I selected a variety of patterned papers, vellum, and a treasure envelope for the pages of my booklet. The papers were cut 6" x 6" to match my handmade paper cover.

I used a Sizzix die to cut the flower petals from paper that I made using Arnold Grummer's papermaking kit. I added a couple organza flowers between the paper petals, and secure all the layers with a black velvet brad. I punched the cover, pages, and treasure envelope as shown in the following photo. This particular punch arrangement will be used when I bind the booklet.
As a part of the binding I coated a bamb…