Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I am back!!

Well, I am back to my poor poor neglected blog.

Much has happened since I last posted. Stampin' Up! has released their new 06-07 catalog, I have agreed to teach a stamp class at the local art store, I am participating in a craft show at my church, AND I have some new stamping stuff!!

My favorite of my new stamping stuff are my crayons. "CRAYONS!!" you say. "How can this girl get excited about crayons!" Well, it is simple--these are special crayons. They are water soluable crayons made for watercoloring. I am enjoing using them directly on the stamp or stamping with waterproof ink (I use StazOn by Tsukineko) then water coloring with the crayons. When I water color, sometimes I use the crayons like a cake of paint, picking up the color directly from the crayon onto the wet brush OR I color a little with the crayon on the paper then soften and blend the colors with a wet brush. There are other methods of using these crayons and I will find them all!! I really feel like an artist--because of the results I get with them.

Here is my favorite card I have made with them, this evening. The layout was designed by Roxie of Splitcoast Stampers--and it is good!! Check out this challenge HERE.

I am still working on the watercoloring technique--the watercolor paper helps--tremendously! I struggle with the tires on this set. Well, someday maybe I will get it right. One thing I know for sure--I will certainly have fun trying!!