Thursday, June 17, 2010

watercolor and faux denim

Having taken Donna's course I used some of the techniques I learned to create this layout. I used watercolor paper and lots of water and Smooch to create the background. I used a piece of lace across the bottom as a mask before spritzing color. I used a Tim Holtz stamp for the corners and created a faux denim rose using navy paper, sandpaper, white ink and a flower punch. It is very dimensional and it currently lives in a shadow box frame. I used paper from Donna Salazar's line to back the fragments from "idea-ology," a gold paint marker to create a frame and Thickers to create the initial monogram. I used one of my favorite photos from my daughter's wedding of she and her husband standing against a mural wall in the city.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


I took an online class from Donna Salazar through My Creative Classroom. In this class we used her new Distrezz-it-all machine from Zutter. She taught inky, spritzy, messy techniques to create a unique book, which we then bound with our Bind-it-all from Zutter. I couldn't believe how fast the weeks went by. I could have continued on, and on, and on...

These are some of the pages in the book. We made flowers of all kinds, used memory glass, denim, her Crafty Chronicle paper for flowers and other embellishments and had lots of fun. We all added our own stamp of originality and everyone's work was different and beautiful. My favorite technique is the page with the butterflies where we stamped the butterflies with Versamark ink, used Perfect Pearls to color them, spritzed them with Smooch spritz and then re-inked them with Versamark and hit them with clear embossing powder. The color and texture is worth the steps. Thanks Donna for a great class.