Sunday, August 26, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
It’s been a little while since I’ve posted some of my Gourd Art that I’ve used Sakura Lacquer and the TS Mixers on. Well this gourd is a new one. To begin with the gourd has to be scrubbed on the outside, cut open and cleaned on the inside. I chose to make a bowl out of this particular gourd and I wanted to make it unique of course. In the first picture I’ve already carved out a circular spot and painted it with gold TS Mixers and Sakura Lacquer. Once that was done I used “Thick” Sakura Crystal Lacquer and put a thin layer in the same spot and added seed beads on it and when that had set I filled in the area with the “Thick” Crystal Lacquer. I know you’ve probably not heard about the “Thick” Lacquer from Sakura and that’s probably because it is new. I contacted Hiro Sakura some time back when I was placing an order and told him that I needed something thicker than the regular Crystal Lacquer because a gourd has a curved surface and the regular lacquer ran too quickly for what I was wanting to try. He sent me some and I’ve got to say “I love it!” The Terri Sproul Mixers can be mixed with both Lacquers and we know how good that looks!
Here’s a couple of pictures of the gourd after I had ground out the lizards. See the gold circle in the middle?
These are the lizards after they were ground out and then painted with the Sakura Crystal Lacquer and the Terri Sproul Mixers
These pictures show the lizards with the beads and “Thick” Crystal Lacquer.
These pictures show the lizards with the Lacquer dry.
This is a shot of the bowl with the lizards and the circle finished. The gourd is finished but I’m not sure if I will add anything else. How do you like it? These products are the bomb!! There are several places that you can buy these products at but Sakura Hobby Craft carries them all!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
- Polka Dot Paper from Freebie from A.J.'s Digi Shoppe™
- Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer
- Terri Sproul Mixers - Green Pearl Interference and Glitter Green
- Tracing Paper
- Staz-On Jet Black
- Bird Stamp from Studio G
- Congratulations Stamp from MJDesigns
- Green Card Stock
- Clear Ribbon
- Want2Scrap Bling
Paint the background paper with the Green Interference, let dry. Fold green paper in half to create card base. Trim the polka dot paper to allow a boarder on the card. Taking Green Glitter and Crystal lacquer paint the tracing paper. Stamp Bird stamp onto another piece of tracing paper with Staz-on. Trim and mat with the green glitter painted tracing paper. Place ribbon and paint with green glitter mixer to the card. Allow to dry and place bird cage center. Stamp sentiment. Add two pieces of bling to the top and bottom of the birdcage.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Keep Creating! Sb : )
Sunday, August 12, 2012
I love paper! Love it! I will buy at least 2 sheets of a particular pattern when I'm scrapbook paper shopping [or even when I'm not shopping for paper and it just reaches out and grabs me]. If it's particularly choice I will often buy 6 or more sheets so I can have it around me for several projects. As I work on the projects I will hoard the scraps--something I would not normally do to "plain old" paper.
This new Mechanic paper from the new Craftsman Collection from Prima I just can't get enough of. I love the deep blues and red-rusts in it and find myself holding on to the scraps. This paper would be perfect for a simple bracelet that could work for both a guy or a girl!
I roll the strips on the bamboo skewer--creating a large hole for stringing. I glue the flap closed with the lacquer and then brush on a thin coat of lacquer to create a shiny finish to the bead.
Once all the beads are dried, I sand the ends to even up the paper and ink them to remove the harsh white edge.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Hello there everyone! I wanted to share a necklace that I made using a blank bezel, some ephemera and Sakura Crystal Lacquer. I started out with the following:
Once I had picked all of the pieces that I wanted to put together, I first used a bit of the Crystal Lacquer to hold my bottom piece down and then used the Crystal Lacquer to add all the other components of the necklace to the bezel. Once everything was attached, I filled the bezel up the rest of the way with Crystal Lacquer and I love how it looks!
The Crystal Lacquer dries clear and you don’t have to worry about a lot of bubbles and if you get one it’s very easily gotten rid of. I think this one is going to be a gift for a granddaughter. Of course I’ll have to make several more, so that no one gets jealous!lol