Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Join me on the Titanic

So I'm back with a little more fun from the great CitraSolv experiment of 2011.

I took some of the scraps, smooth 4 x 4 tiles, and some gloss gel medium and I made coasters! I think they're really interesting and pretty. These would make fabulous, unique and inexpensive gifts or craft fair items. 

The blue one I call "Titanic." It looks like a shipwreck at the bottom of the sea to me. 

The second one I'll call "Curiousity" because it looks like the surface of Mars.
This was a super easy and quick process. Try it and let me know what you think!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Oh - This Old Magazine?

I'm really having more fun than humans should be allowed with my new favorite technique.

I decided to use this technique for two of this week's Dare to Get Dirty challenges, and I just loved the way it turned out. 

Can you guess the technique?

Cardstock: Whisper White, National Geographic
Ink: Black StazOn
Accessories: Citra Solv, Foam Brush, Rhinestone, Tombow Multi

Well now you probably have after reading the supply list.

It's the Citra Solv technique with a National Geographic. I bought the magazine for $1.00 at Half Price Books and the Citra Solv I got at Central Market.

Not only is it a blast, but when you're done, you're pages smell amazing!

Here's my technique video - I hope you try it!