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Everything is S’MORE fun with you!

Everything is S'MORE fun with you!

I wish I had noticed that this picture was blurry, but I was in a rush! I always seem to wait until the last minute to make cards. OOPS! For this card, I decided to use a few of the products that we sell in the store. The paper is the new “Adventure” collection from Authentique (which still needs to be posted for sale). I just love that tent! The sentiment and the cute little s’more is from Lawn Fawn’s “Love you S’more” set (Click the photo to purchase in my E-Bay store for the discounted rate of $13.50!). It has so many adorable stamps. I was using a demo set, so I just used the ones that came in that set. This was a quick and easy card to put together and it still let my Dad feel special for Father’s Day. I thought it pertained well to him since he used to take us camping a lot when we were little. Thanks for stopping by!

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Dina Wakely Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints are in Stock!

Dina Wakely Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints are in Stock!

Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints are artist quality opaque paints available in 11 bold colors plus white. Richly pigmented, these paints feature a thick buttery consistency that holds brushstrokes, peaks and tool marks and can be easily smoothed. The paints blend well with other Media colors, creating an endless palette. Use with Dina Wakley Gel Medium for additional effects.
•12 colors available in 2 oz. tubes
•Acid Free
•Non-toxic
•MSRP $5.99

Click the picture to get to the listing . I will be applying a discount to this listing. You will save 10%!

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12 tags of 2014 March Tag #2

12 tags of 2014 March Tag #2

Hey everyone! After I made my March Tag I saw a few ways that I could improve upon it. There’s still some things about my original tag that I like better than this one. They are both nice in their own ways. I definitely like the acetate butterfly colored with alcohol markers WAY better than the plain cardstock butterfly. I also like how I laid down the jute on this card better as well. Again, I used the distress marker spritzer and since the gradient was not an after thought this time, it came out much better. If you want to buy the distress marker spritzer, just click on the photo and it will link you to my ebay store . I hope you like it!

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12 Tags of 2014- March

12 Tags of 2014- March

Here is my tag for March. I might start trying to play along with the 12 tags of 2014, but I am not sure that I will have enough time. Anyways, I used the awesome new Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer with my Heidi Swapp Honeycomb stencil. The gradient was an after thought, so that is why it doesn’t look that great. I plan on re-doing this tag better tomorrow. I just created it as I went along and I think it came out pretty decent for not being pre-planned!

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Prima Marketing Color Bloom Sprays

Prima Marketing Color Bloom Sprays

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have all of the 22 new Color Bloom Spray mists from Prima Marketing on order! I am so excited to see how these work. I love my Smooch Spritz, but they clog on me and they’re kind of pricey for the small amount that you get. Color Bloom sprays are seperated into Sweet Pastels, Vintage Tones and Foils, and Sultry Shimmers. They were designed with an anti-clogging nozzle that gives you control of your spray. You can make it have a splatter effect or a full coverage spray. Based on the videos I have seen, the other spray mist manufacturers should be a little worried. These look like a game changer!

Click on the photo to check out the Blog post that Prima Marketing posted about their new sprays!

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Shabby Chic Room Laser Cuts

Shabby Chic Room Laser Cuts

Hey everyone! I just wanted to share some more laser cuts that are posted for sale. These are made of MDF wood and they are 1/8″ thick. The wood means that there will be no more black char to deal with or worry about ruining a light colored project. I plan on making more shabby chic type cuts pretty soon. I hope you like them! Want to buy? Just click the picture and it will take you to E-Bay!

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New Items Coming!

New Items Coming!

Hello my followers! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while. I still think about crafting all the time, but never have the time. It’s saddening especially with my favorite time of the year right around the corner! I wanted to share some exciting news with you though. I am working on designing and selling laser cut images! The image shown here was cut on a very thin chipboard and was just a test that needs a little fixing, but I am so excited to see that it will definitely work! I will update when I have them for sale. Thank you!

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Faux Glass Bottle with Mystic Liquid

I’ll be the first to admit that my posts lately haven’t been quite “creative”. My excuse is plain and simple. I haven’t had any crafting time lately. I added up how much I have crafted in the past two weeks combined and it was a grand total of about 2.5 hours. *sigh* Unfortunately a lot of that time was taken up by trying to get inspired. It seems like once I finally get on a roll it’s already time to stop because I have to do something else.  OK, enough with the excuses. I’m sure everyone knows what I am talking about. What I want to share today is a little faux Glass Bottle  with Mystic Liquid that I made using the new Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Cling 2 Stamp Set!

Supplies Needed:

• Transparency
•Vellum
•Stayz-On Ink ( I used Royal Purple)
•Archival Ink (I used black)
•Alcohol Inks (I used a total of 5 different colors but one color per image would probably be fine.)
•Distress Ink- Tea Dye or other brown color
• Acrylic Block ( I used the Fiskars Stamp Press)
•Non-Stick Craft Mat
•Heat Tool ( To dry archival ink if you’re impatient like me)
•Half of a Cosmetic Sponge or an Ink Blending Tool
•Scissors (I used my Tonic Studio scissors, but any scissors that allow you to cut a small image will work)
•Glossy Accents (or any other glue that will quickly dry vellum to transparency)
•Popsicle Stick (I used a mini one that came in a big pack in the kids craft section of Wal-Mart)
•…and of course your Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Cling 2 Stamp Set! ( or you could use a different bottle and label stamp set if you already have one.)

1. Mount your bottle stamp onto your block and stamp your image onto the transparency with stayz-on ink. I used the Fiskars Stamp Press because transparencies are slippery and I didn’t want to risk smearing my image. You can use a regular block just be careful to lift straight up when taking the stamp back up. Set these aside.

2. Put your Label Stamp onto your block and stamp onto Vellum using Archival Ink. If you are using the same stamp as I am and you want the label to fit in the label area of the stamp, then you will want to make a little bit of room between your images.  You can either set these aside to dry or dry them with your heat tool so you can move on to the next step.

3. Place the vellum label over the stamped image and lightly pencil in where you should cut the label to fit the bottle properly. Cut ou the label. Any pencil lines you can see will be covered up by the next step as long as you made them light. I also made a second bottle that I only cut around the circular part of the label. If that is what you prefer, then you would skip the lining up and penciling part of this step.

4. Dab the Distress Ink onto the vellum labels to make them look aged. Try blotting more in some areas than others to really give it that aged look. Blotting on a smaller surface is easier with this folded up cosmetic sponge than using the ink blending tool, in my opinion.

5. Ok, so now for the fun part! Decide what color you want your mystic liquid to be and grab those alcohol ink colors. If you are using multiple colors then start with the lightest and work your way to the darkest. Do not apply the alcohol ink directly to the transparency. Doing this will give you very little control. The alcohol ink will lift the ink off the transparency. (Tip: I remembered after making these that you could avoid the worry of lifting the ink off the transparency by simply flipping it over and using the alcohol inks on the other side. This would also give you a more finished look) Put one drop onto the tip of your popsicle stick and glide it around the areas that you want it to go. I did not use any alcohol ink blending solution. If you use the opposite side of the transparency then you can be a little more daring since you won’t need to worry about staying in the lines. When you are done adding alcohol inks cut out the bottle image.

6. Glue the vellum labels on the opposite side that you used the alcohol inks. I used Glossy Accents since I know it is quick drying and can hold these two materials together. The picture above is what they looked like when I first put the glue on. I ended up leaving these for about half an hour. When I came back I found that during drying they had curled. When the labels curled they still held tight to the transparency and the transparency curled right along with it. All I had to do was re-shape it with my hands and it went straight again.

Here is the finished product. I plan on popping these onto a bookmark that I am working on. If you look closely at the label on the right bottle you will see some crackle marks on the label. This happened when I was reshaping it after it had curled. I love the crackles. I feel like it just adds to the aged look that I wanted !

If you try this technique, please let me know !  I would love to see how yours comes out. I think using the alcohol inks on the opposite side will open up more possibilities of making the liquid in the bottle look more “liquidy” and not so potion-esque. However, I do like the potion look to it lol. I’m seriously tempted to make a chipboard cabinet and putting a bunch of these faux bottles into it!

Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to subscribe, comment, and check out my store at http://shop.intoxicatingarts.com . I have more Graphic 45 and Tim Holtz goodies in the mail as I’m typing. Yay!