Saturday, March 19, 2011

(More) What a Day 1 &2!

Heads up gang - this post is LOADED with pictures...could be here a while!

Class one was Ranger (see previous post);

Class two was Copic - kind of a hard one to post pictures of since it was all done a a single sheet of 8.5 x 11" paper - simply showing us how to 'color' with Copic Markers. Interesting stuff...

Class three (last one on day one): We R Memory Keepers! We used a TON of their tools in this one and made a mini book using the new Fiesta Collection.

We some of the tools we used were the Cinch to make the book, the Brad Setter & Piercing and Heart Attack (distresser, which you can see I used a lot more than what was told of us...loved it and loved the look it gave); also used Ranger's Mini Misters to soften the paper to make the 'flowers' pliable.

...front of book
...inside pages....inside pocket pages. Tip: if you find you don't have a bone folder/scor tool...fold your paper first to the wrong side then flip and fold the correct sides together. Reasoning is that if there are any imperfections (ie - WRMK papers are all while core), they will not show when folded the correct way! huh....
...back of book.

Using the Cinch was very easy. It is a great tool to have (if you don't already have one). I already have the Bind-it-All (and CombBind), so have a hard time justifying yet another binding tool. One thing I will say is a the size. But ease of use and versatility - AWESOME!

First class of Day Two was Clearsnap. This class was taught by one very talented lady. She only buys heavy weight white cardstock and creates all her own background papers! Loads of techniques were shared along the way.

Here are some samples of the background papers I made (the die cut flourish is inked as then UTEE is applies twice). The Damask & Flowers were both inked first and then ironed to remove the ink (back down to the original cardstock). One the floral one, you can see where I used a permanent marker and 'doodled' on the flowers to added oomph!

This first photo (from this class) and this one are samples of some of the goodies we used!

Class two was once again Ranger (like I said...TIM and did I mention Mario was along for the ride both days?) Day two was "Creative Outlets Tag Series 2"...once again we did two tags and used a ton of layers and got to use a load more of products & techniques.

The first tag was using an texture fade (in this case the wood grain) right on the tag. Inked it up using the Adirondack Paint Dabbers (allowed it to dray and then lambasted it with distress inks) and finished it off with Perfect Pearls.

The flowers are made out of the new Glassine Paper Stash and then cut out with the Tattered Florals Alteration Die (jazzed up with Accourtrements). Other dies used were Mini Branch & Leaf and Caged Bird.

Tag two was Alcohol Inks! Can yo say fun fun fun!!! So someone who is NOT into pink at all...I am kinda diggin' this one!

We started off using the alcohol inks on the Ranger Gloss White Cardstock (pre cut with the Tag & Bookplate die), played with it, allowed it to dry and then stamped using Rangers Archival Jet Black Ink and one of the NEW sets - Steampunk! We then added layers of elements (the three dudes are stamped on grunge board and then inked- alcohol - acetate 'packaging' was used to cut out the gears using the new (not yet released) Steampunk On the Edge die (inked that too), added yet another layer with Filmstrip Ribbon, Time Pieces, Game Spinners & Pen Nibs! All attached with either the Tiny Attacher or Glossy Accents!

Okay speaking of Glossy Accents ...Tim's Tip Time! Did you know that if you simply tap the bottom of the Glossy Accents bottle on the table before you put the cap back on - NO MORE CLOGS! It works!

Class three - Graphic 45! Diane from G45 taught the class and has some pretty cool ideas! These pictures are actually from her book as most of us did not have the chance to finish the book. But the best thing...check out the spine of the book! The collection used here was Le Cirque...b-e-a-u-ti-ful!

Here is the spine! It is made out of the Geometric Door Plate & Knob! How cool is that!!!

Inside was three (I think) pages that were of varying sizes and had these great larger jump rings that she is going to let me know where I too can get them!

I know I have even more to share with you...but I am exhausted just posting all of this! I will get to more soon. There is a TON of new product due in over the next week or so...many of the pre orders you have all asked for! I will let you know when it all arrives! Until then....

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