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He Leads me…….

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© Michele Emerson-Robert 2016

Wild ferns grow in abundance in the White Mountains of Arizona. Picked and dried, they are wonderful to add to sheets of handmade paper. When I saw the small fern die that was the same as the wild ferns and the stamp from Impression Obsession™, I knew exactly what I wanted to create.




Supplies
·Any of the Arnold Grummer®paper making kits ·Arnold Grummer®flower press kit ·Blender, cello sponges and soft towels ·A sunny window ·Scraps of off white and tan paper (think junk mail, etc.) ·Herbs, onion skins or dried grasses as inclusions ·Scraps of Kraft card stock or chip board to die cut (I used the back side of a cereal box) ·Scraps of tissue paper ·Dies:Tattered Lace™: D667 Paradise Ferns, D466 Butterflies, and Unknown: Cross ·CheeryLynn

Angel Bookmark & Card

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© Michele Emerson-Robert 2016

“Stocking stuffer,” gift and cards are a snap with small pieces of handmade paper, some chip board and a couple of die cuts. It takes less than 15 minutes to complete these, when you have the components already made a head of time.

Supplies: ·Any of the Arnold Grummer®paper making kits ·Blender, cello sponges and soft towels ·A sunny window ·Scraps of off white paper (think junk mail, etc.) ·Scraps of white card stock and tan chip board to die cut (I used the inside of a cereal box) ·The PaperCut™dark brown cardstock for the card base ·Scrap of tissue paper ·Dies: Creative Expressions™/Sue Wilson™ CED3016 2015 Christmas Angel, #CED3059 Illuminated Angel Mini Striplet ·Tonic Studios™Tangerine die cutting and embossing machine

Artist's Trading Cards

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Up until a year or so ago, I had no idea what an Artist Trading Card was. Do you know?

These 2.5". x 3 .5" cards are miniature works of art which are shared around the world. Artists create, trade and swap them. Some swaps have themes such as this one sponsored by Grumbacher Offical  Fan Page. The theme for the current swap is Space. Each artist can interpret the theme any way they wish - paint, draw, mixed media, etc.

The paper I used was made with this  Pour Handmold


I started by applying a layer of gesso. I was not sure what paints I would be using and this would provide a better surface to work on. 


Now for the fun!! I started with a layer of darks and then added various gold and metallics. 


Just keep playing until you get the effect you want. I cut a star and the ribbon tails from another piece of paper. I painted them gold and added doodling. I finished the ATC  with a quote.  I love how this turned out and hope whoever gets it in the swap enjoys it too!


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Wings of Angels

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© Michele Emerson-Robert 2016

Both of my sisters collect Angels and Penguins. I know, I know - two so totally different things (just like they are). I try to add to both of their collection every year. These two Angel pieces can be left out all year, and will be perfect to place in a small decorative easel. Who knows, perhaps I will also find new Penguins for them too.

Supplies
·Any of the Arnold Grummer®paper making kits ·Blender, cello sponges and soft towels ·A sunny window ·Scraps of off white paper (think junk mail, etc.) ·Dried grasses or herbs ·Scraps of Kraft colored chip board to die cut (I used the back of cereal boxes) ·Scraps of tissue paper to stamp on ·Dies: Creative Expressions™/Sue Wilson™  #CED3001 2014 Christmas Angel, # CED3016 2015 Christmas Angel ·Tonic Studios™Tangerine die cutting and embossing machine ·

Winter Peace

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© Michele Emerson-Robert 2016

I create paper castings all through the year so that I will have them on hand when I need a quick card or gift. Doing them by the batch saves me a lot of time and mess. Sometimes I add stitching and/or tiny beads like I did on the snowman. Because I had the casting made ahead of time, these two Christmas cards took less than 5 minutes each to put together - less time than it will take me to write the message inside.

Supplies
·Any of the Arnold Grummer®paper making kits ·Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels ·A sunny window ·Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.) ·AGCP Snowman mold, Acrylic ornament Angel to use as a mold ·Scraps of white card stock to die cut ·The PaperCut™dark blue cardstock for the bases, envelopes to fit cards ·Dies: Quiet Fire Designs™  ECD #1238 “Peace”, ECD #1199 “Winter” (4 Seasons) ·SpellbindersTM Grand Calibur™ die cutting and embossing machine ·