Saturday, September 29, 2018

Pumpkin Patch

Hi everyone my embossed wax resist didn't turn out using pigment color powders with water but I decided to use it for a base. While sorting through stamps I found not only my stamping platform but this cute Pumpkin Patch stamp by Just For Fun.  And in my sewing room a scrap of burlap was on top of a dresser in that room.

I went ahead and wrapped the scrap of burlap around a scrap of card stock. 

I didn't think to stamp and cut out the pumpkin patch image to use as a mask before I airbrushed with markers my scrap of cotton fabric. I stamped using Memento ink and then painted with water color paint the pumpkins. I rubbed chalk over the sign. Then traced over my stamped lines using a gel pen for definition. 

I love how the Faber Castell pan paints worked on fabric. $3 well spent at a thrift store a few years back.

It is beginning to feel like Fall and I will probably be spending more time unpacking and organizing my crafting things. I definitely want to do more stamping.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Embossed Wax Paper

Hi everyone I was playing with using wax paper for embossed wax resist. Since I liked how my background turned out on my last card I decided to swipe ink on the wax paper after I finished doing my wax resist transfer.

I used flock glitter I have had for my body and antennae. I used my airbrush to color the rest of the die cut butterfly parts.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again! 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Waxy and Witchy

Hi everyone Autumn is officially here and that means that Halloween is just around the corner. I don't really do a lot of Halloween cards but when I saw the  Sicara Witch by Scrap N Dipity image I had printed in sepia and never used I knew she would be perfect for a Halloween card as well as for the background I had in mind.

A friend living with me kept bringing home wax paper. I still have several boxes of wax paper left years later. Being the Queen of frugal I have to do something. I balled up wax paper, flattened it out and swiped Distress ink over it. I then decided to wet the paper and sprinkled some Brusho crystals on it.  The water flattened the paper but when I used my heat gun not only did it start to re-wrinkle a little bit but the wax paper became more transparent. It worked perfect since I had planned to adhere it to a scrap of yellow card stock. The yellow shows through more now.

My sentiment is from a Silhouette file I downloaded from the store I think when I first got my cutting machine. After printing and cutting out the sentiment I took my Antique Lace Distress ink pad and holding the pad diamond shape using just a triangle area lightly applying the ink in a circular pattern. Sicara is colored with pencils and a gel pen used to color  the star. She is a modern witch so her dress and hat is purple. Light purple is considered a lighthearted color so I thought it was appropriate for this young witch. Purple is also considered a color or spirituality, magic, mystery and power.

Thank you for stopping  by do come back. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Packing Tape Stencil Play

Hi folks first off my apology for the quality of this photo. Photographing gems and glitter can be problematic.

Doing packing tape transfers has been around for decades. However, using them with stencils was new to me. It is really simple to do. You just need to make sure that the packing tape is down securely in the stencil areas. I took a grungy piece of wrapping paper I was going to throw out to try this. Being frugal I didn't toss it. Lol! I even kept the wrapping paper backing which came off in one piece to use at a later time.

After soaking my packing tape and peeling the backing off the gift wrap I used a clear glue to adhere it to a scrap of glitter card stock. Because the card stock is white core I inked the edges with Forest Green Stazon ink. I was not sure what I was going to do for the center of what looked to me like a flower and decided since I'm hand delivering to use some of the many gems I have. I mail most of my cards so don't use them often. Laying on my work table was a bunch of coffee filters I used for my photo print play. I saw this one and thought it would be perfect.

Some stencils will work better than others. Simple stencils are the best.  I can't wait to try my circle stencil with some polka dot wrapping paper. Only bad part of discovering this technique is I might be tempted to save more wrapping paper. As well as pick up free magazines at the library. ;-)

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Beachy Keen Peachy Fun Play

Hi everyone the last couple of days I've been playing. I saw a painting done on a board and decided to try it on fabric adding my own spin since I was doing a smaller piece. I also wanted to do more play with packing tape transfers. I decided to trace and detach a section of a Beachy Keen digital stamp in Silhouette Studio. I was too lazy to try to lay down several strips of packing tape and have it looking good. I  also wanted to see what would work coloring on the semi sticky side of the image and still be able to be adhered with clear glue. I discovered the last packing tape transfer I did could have used a little bit of help with some extra stickiness.

I tore my piece of cotton fabric to size and painted it. I used a dark blue oil pastel for my blue line. On the board a pencil had been used for the line but I decided to try the pastel. I decided to forgo the washi tape across the bottom and use a stencil instead after painting the center and painting Iridescent medium over the dried paint. I glued Washi tape on the right instead of the left as my stencil worked better that way. After rubbing the paper backing off my packing tape I started to color. I had taken a piece of packing tape and rubbed an oil pastel on it and then glued it down to paper with clear glue. I wanted to make sure the oil pastel wouldn't bleed or smear and that the glue wouldn't leave any evidence that it was used. I used a soft brush to add my glue to the packing tape and it didn't leave any brush strokes. It does have to be a thin coat of glue.

The coloring was the most time consuming. Especially since I had to keep washing out my Fantastik brush tip coloring tool as I have no idea yet where the rest of them are. I would load color on it from the oil pastel stick and color. It was really tricky getting the right amount of pale orange for the skin tone so that my girl didn't look like she had been playing with artificial tanner.

If you wish to color a black and white toner based transfer image know that anywhere you don't color your background will show through. There are a few places I should have added the color heavier but on the whole I'm pleased with my first attempt of coloring a packing tape transfer image.

Now I'm off to doing more experimenting with using a stencil with a  image. May try it with a magazine page.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Embroidered Flower Card

Hi all I've been playing with my embroidery machine. I think I need to loosen the tension a little bit with this design on lightweight cotton fabric. Being frugal I decided to use my sample on the front of a card.

I was playing with red and yellow Brusho on glossy photo paper with a stencil on a angle. It didn't totally cover the photo paper as you can see in the lower left hand corner but I really didn't want to cut the photo paper shorter.

I poked holes in the photo paper and the yellow card stock in order to thread a scrap of ribbon through and tie a bow.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting!