Showing posts with label Medium - Pumus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Medium - Pumus. Show all posts

Monday, June 24, 2013

Scrapbook Layout using GinaK Designs "Gift's of the Sea"

My layout today was designed using stamps by Gina K. Designs.  I used up some really old products from my stash (patterned paper, cardstock sticker embellishments)!  The hemp / sea shell trim was a really cool find from years ago at a local craft store.

I created the sand using Pumice (Golden).  You can find it in the art supply section of a local craft store.  It is grey in the container but mixes with acrylic paint.

 I mixed it with a cream color and then rubbed some off white paint over it to add some highlights.  

You can check out all of my Gina K. Designs Projects HERE.
Hope you are staying cool this summer!


Project Details

Stamps : GinaK Designs "Gift's from the Sea" and "Lovely Labels 2"
Die : Tim Holtz (flourish)
Deckled Scissors : Fiskars
Distress tool : Making Memories



Scrap It Girl - Use your dies (swirlies and label with "Faith is Knowing" sentiment)
Scrap the Girls - Winter colors (blue and brown)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cardboard Art

I really do love taking pieces of cardboard and turning them into little pieces of art that I can give to someone to sit on their desk, or where ever, to bring a little cheer to their life and remind them how very special they are to me.
I created this one for my daughter Nicole's birthday.  Yep, it's a little bright, but if you knew my daughter, you would now this is right up her alley.  And the sentiment is special between us because when she was little, "our song" was, You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy, when skies are gray ....  Ok, enough singing, you get the picture.  The stamp set is called Gardenia's, but I think it worked just fine as a sunflower and to be honest I don't even know what a Gardenia looks like, teehee.  Isn't that the great thing about art  ...  you have creative liberties to make it what you want.  Corrugated cardboard is free and easy to work on.  I always start by tearing away some of the surface paper so that some of the ripples show.

Here are a couple more I created last year.  Since I have way more readers on this blog than I did on my TAC blog, I will gradually work in some of my favorite TAC projects I have created on this blog.

You can view more of my Cardboard Art HERE.
You can view more of my Collage / Mixed Media projects HERE.

 Tip / Technique : Using Pumis Gel
Pumis is a sandy/grainy medium found in the artist section at local craft stores.  The brand I use is Golden and it is "coarse pumis".  It's easy to work with and adds great texture to projects.  It's comes a light shade of grey, but you can mix it easily with acrylic paints.  I used pink on these projects.  You just smear it on using a Palatte knife and let it dry.

You can buy these little cardboard easel pieces to attach to the back of your project. I got mine in the picture frame section of one of the local craft stores, maybe Michaels.
So what do you think??  Hopefully you will be inspired to share a cheerful project with someone special in your life.

As alway, thanks for stopping by, letting me ramble and admiring what I love to do!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Artist Trading Cards / Impression Obsession

The Impression Obsession DT has hosted a challenge to create a project using NO Patterned Paper. That's usually a tough on for me. Here is an ATC I designed last summer that qualifies. Yes I hand cut all of those little pieces - cuticle sissors was the only way to go! I used pumus for the sand and tissue paper/modge podge for the water.

My challenge to you is to not only leave off the patterned paper, but to add some texture in some way as well!
I will be pulling out more of my Impression Obsession stamps this weekend to try and create a new project for this challenge as well!

You can view all my Artist Trading Cards HERE.
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