• Sketchy Mosaic

    Wonderful sketch challenge today at SCS! I also did another mosaic to go w/ Monday’s TLC. Gotta love a technique that uses up scraps.

    I did my bg mosaic like Monday’s: w/ all kinds of scraps cut into pieces and attached to sticker paper. It’s coated w/ black embossing powder which sticks to the areas left open and becomes my “grout” when heated. I had some requests for a tutorial after I posted Monday’s mosaic, so I took pics along the way for this one and the tutorial should be up here on my blog by tomorrow.

    The flower is from a Nestabilities set. For my vertical band, I attached 3 narrow strips and staggered the lengths. I added faux brads made w/ 2 sizes of hole punches. All panels were edged w/ black to give a faux layer look.

    Stamps: Studio G, various images on scraps
    Paper: DCWV mat stack (close = to orchid oppulence, taken w/ teal and cool caribbean, sticker paper, leftover scraps
    Ink: AP coal
    Accessories: black ep, black Permopaque marker, nestie flowers and ovals, hole punches

    Julie2 sig

  • Waves at Kanagawa

    What a fantastic Inspiration challenge today at SCS! I loved all the examples, but I chose Mt Fuji & Wave. Mainly, because I love the image and actually own it in two sizes. This is the small one.

    I stamped the image (Museum Stamps) on matte coat paper w/ the coal ink, then heat set it. I used a water brush and various colors of reinkers to water color the image. I added the ocean spray w/ a white gel pen. I did a very thin edging w/ a black marker then attached it to a teal layer. I stamped the kanji (Stampendous) on the side.

    Layered a bunch of times, alternating w/ the tangerine and black then finally onto a teal card. The ribbon was added somewhere in the middle of the layers and I added faux brads (made w/ 2 sizes of hole punches). The top three layers were cut w/ Nestabilities rectangles that I resized.

    Stamps: Museum Stamps, Stampendous
    Paper: white matte coat, teal, tangerine, black
    Ink: AP coal, various Adironack reinkers
    Accessories: black ribbon, hole punches, black marker, white gel pen, Nestabilites rectangles set

    Julie2 sig

  • Reindeer & Christmas Trees

    It’s Inspiration Challenge day at SCS. And did I ever love the inspiration from Mizue Hirano. I chose the two in the third row down.

    Both were done on water color paper using a flat wash brush and a small detail brush. Instead of watercolors, I used dye reinkers because I like the vibrant color and transparency. I first made the abstract backgrounds then dried them with the heat gun because I’m too impatient to wait.

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/

    I made the white frames with the method I developed for resizing the Nestabilities rectangles. The tutorial for this is under my Tutorial heading. I edged the frames with a red marker. All the images were embossed using black pigment ink and black embossing powder. These cards measure 4.25″ x 5.50″. The greeting tag on Reindeer was cut out using a nestie circle.

    Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/

    Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Inkadinkado, Studio G, Stampendous, Imaginisce
    Paper: white, water color, red
    Ink: black pigment & black embossing powder
    Accessories: paint brushes, dye reinkers, nestie rectangles & circles. red marker (to edge the frame & tag), black marker (to edge the Christmas Trees panel)

    Julie2 sig