Sunday, July 23, 2017

July 2017 Bloom Box and More............

Our so cute Mermaid Wishes July 2017 Bloom Box!  Every month you learn tips and techniques from Richard (owner and co-founder of FSJ)  Example bottom left background is a direct to paper technique and the circles on the top were made using a dauber.  Cool, yes!

Now of course we have to play since we now have a big red rubber stamp set.  So.....


 These two were CASEd from Jeanne Bobish (A  Journey Coach)  I love your videos!  You can follow her on facebook.


Look at this background...It was made using dry wall tape and modeling paste!  Wonderful texture!




Now here is what I created with this cute stamp set


 For the background I used our Journey Splashes.  Turbo Teal (IP-0125) and Cool Pool (IP-0076).  I put drops on my craft mat and added water.  Next I just dabbed the Whipped Cream cardstock directly on the ink.
For the foreground I stamped and heat embossed with white (#IP-0098).  On the back side of the Vellum(PP-0044) I painted using our re-inkers.
I used glue dots(#AD-0083) behind images (so it wouldn't show through)
















Now:

 I used our Printed Paper on the card and envelope.  An idea from my daughter Toni.  The envelope was made with copy paper and our die (DI-0102).  Happy Dance!  A great way to use up extra Printed paper.  :-)


I used a technique I learned from Richard Garay for the Mermaid fins.  I used Journey Glaze (AD-0002) which normally gives a smooth shinny finish.  Then I used the heat tool (TO-0083) directly on the glaze.  Soon it starts to bubble; take away and allow to settle then heat again until you get the effect you want.  I have a close-up below.












Can you see all that texture?  It actually feels like scales!
Cool, Right?  You should try it, so fun.  Easy Peazy Mac and Cheesy!

Till next time   :-)