Friday, January 23, 2009

Growing in Unity - Day 5

USCgrow This is my final day and I have had so much fun this week. I hope you have too. Thank you all for leaving such nice comments, I've really appreciated all of them. They've been so sweet. Next week, Dawn aka dmk104 will be hosting so make sure you go check out what she has to showcase. *I'm going to draw the winner for the single later today and post it...please be patient with me. Sorry!!


My first project today is...


Stamps: Jan KOM (peacock), Oct KOM (ribbon), Dec KOM (swirl); Paper: GA Pacific White, SU Cool Caribbean, Tempting Turquoise; Ink: Palette Noir, Versamark; Other: Copics, Nesties, Gold & clear eP, Ribbon, Gold Poster Paint


Stamps: Argyle Heart (I'll show what I used to look like this in a second*), Simply Said; Ink: Paris Lights, Noir; Paper: GA Pacific White, Paper Studio - Silver Wedding Stripes, Bo Bunny Press - Midnight Paisley; Other: Nesties, Shimmerz Silver Bells

ArgyleHeart *I got this stuff that called Magic Stamp. It's moldable and remoldable foam. You heat it up make an impression of your stamp in the foam and then when it cools off you have a new stamp. You can heat it up again and then use it again. Isn't that cool?

FFCFriend This one is for the the girl's Friday Fun Challenge. This week Sherry challenged us to make a Friend card, Non-Romantic.

Now make sure go check out all the other girls' creations.

Ok, now it's time for the tutorial that I promised yesterday.

Delight Ok this is the stuff I used to make the frame. As you can see it's called Delight Air Dry Modeling Compound. Also as you can see it's about $5 a package.
Versamark The next thing I do is prep my stamp with Versamark. Now I don't know if this is really necessary but I saw where someone did this for another technique and thought it was a good idea.
PressingClay I then work the clay together until a get a good feel and then flatten it out. Next I press the stamp into the air clay.
SidebySide Before I take the stamp away I do take as much of the extra air clay away as I can. Here's a side by side comparison of the stamp and the impression. Pretty cool, huh? As you can see there's still some extra residue.
Trimming So while it is still "wet" I will use a craft knife to cut away as much of the reside or extra air clay as possible to give it as clean a look as possible.

This is the finished "wet" product. It takes several hours for it to dry and then you can pretty much do whatever you want.


Lisa said...

Omgoodness you've had such an awesome week. I've loved each and every project. I love, love, love that you use multiple mediums and play with different things. Love that little owl and all the clay work. You rocked it curly q.


Jacqueline said...

Beautiful!! You do such creative things!! What an amazing Growing in Unity week, thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!!

Sherry said...

Love your cards today- and all of your projects for this week! You totally rock, Sara!

Jenn said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL WEEK! Loved all your projects. Thank you for showing us the clay, that's awesome!

Katherine (beadfreak22) said...

Sweet cards, Sara! I love your Valentine sentiment (LOL!). Thanks for the tutorial ~ must try that sometime!

jpmayo said...

Dang girl!!!
There is so much awesome eye candy here today, I was on overload, lol!!
That clay is the coolest thing ever, thanks for sharing that!!

Ashley said...

Awesome week Sara! I love it all!

Kim Muhl said...

Oh my..your cards are amazing, Sara!! I love them all! Thanks for the tutorial, I'm going to have to look for that stuff next time I'm at the craft store. You ROCK!!!!!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, you have been a busy, busy girl! Thanks for a week's worth of FUN projects!!!

Robynccgirl said...

Great tutorial! I love that little owl! Thanks for a great week in Unity.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

That clay stuff looks pretty cool! I will have to try it out! :)

Kerry said...

Great projects this week Sara! Cute cards today too!

FibreJunky said...

Sara, you are so awesome!!! I love everything you've done this week. Thank you for showing how you've done some of the things and for giving me something to aspire to.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

FANtabulous projects to wind up your amazing week!!!! I love the tutorial and have got to try that clay!!! Sooo cute!!!

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! I just love all the projects. I just love your creative style. WoW this week has been some amazing and inspiring projects.

Valerie G said...

Wow! That is such a neat idea with the owl.