Friday, May 27, 2011

Hero Arts Summer Stamps - 10% OFF


We're offering a special deal at Jazzy Crafts for our special stamping customers.  Pre-order any Hero Arts stamp by June 12th and you'll get 10% off your order.  This includes not only the new Summer Inspiration stamps but ANY Hero Arts Stamp.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

LaLa Land Graduation Card

Check out this adorable graduation card made by Peggy L, one of our regular scrapper/stampers.
She used the Darling Marci with a Jolee 3D cap.

Dublin/Foothill/Amador Valley High School Papers now in Stock

New papers, companion papers and logo die cuts just in for Dublin High, Foothill High and Amador Valley High Schools.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Alcohol Ink Hodgepodge

I started out with the best intentions and planned to do a pure Tim Holtz technique, but ended up putting my own touches on this month's tag.

I cut a tag from Ranger's Glossy Paper.


I squeezed a drop of yellow alcohol ink onto the tag and hit it with a blast of canned air to spread it out.



After adding a succession of drops and spreading them out, I ended up with a this:




Inspired by the brillant colors of the poppies in Martha Stewart's Living Magazine this month, I added
orange and rose colors to the tag.



I found the air drying a bit hard to control on my slanted art area, so I pulled out my trusty Blending Solution.



I dripped it onto the tag and pounced the ink with a felt pad on the Bending Tool.



Once I was happy with the blend of colors, I got out my black Archival Ink pad. I used a Hero Arts cling stamp on the tag.




I slipped on my last image, so a little repair was in order. I took the same image and stamped onto a scrap of glossy paper. With a flash of inspiration, I poured a little drop of alchol ink onto the side of the scrap and quickly used a paint brush to color in the stamped image. This worked quite well.



I cut out the flower and used pop dots to add it to the tag. I also added a second smaller stamp.



I printed out a sentiment and mounted the tag. All it needs it a bit of fiber or ribbon...



This was actually the first time I have used alcohol ink on the Ranger Glossy Paper. I have used it a lot with the with the Blending Tool on surfaces like metal, plastic and glass. One of my favorite projects was inking the tin that I use to hold my original collection of Adironack colors.



I stamped over the alcohol ink with black Brilliance Ink and heat set it. Stazon Inks will not work. To protect the ink work, I covered the tin with acrylic sealer.

Be careful, inking is addictive!