The coloring on this card was done with the chalkboard technique. The tutorial for this can be found here.
Some things to note: You definitely want a solid image. Your chalk is sticking to the ink. An image that is an outline will be impossible to color on dark cardstock. Also, I did wait for my ink to dry. It seemed to be smearing when I started applying the chalk while the ink was wet.
Scrapbookers, I know we are always looking for unique ways to preserve our memories and photos. Above is just a preview of the types of customizable items offered by CharmingElements. Have your loved one's photo put on a tile or have a cool piece of art placed on a bamboo tile or choose one that's ready made. There are lots of options here.
This Friday's feature is all about metal, specifically the metal art of TimothyAdamDesigns. From necklaces, earrings, jewelry and earring trees, card holders, to furniture and home decor, you can find some type of cool item from shaped steel. Go check him out at etsy! He also writes a great blog, and from now until the end of 2008, he isgiving away two of his modern steel necklaces each month. Visit his blog for a chance to win. Or why chance it? Visit his shop and own one today!
I'm actually posting another Technique Thursday. The card below (it's listed in my shop) was made with a technique called crayon resist. Using glossy paper and a white crayon, you can really make images pop!
This Friday's focus is on one of my favorite subjects- photography. I love to look a photographs that tell a story or evoke some emotion. I love it when the photographer has a unique sense of style and conveys that in their photos. That's just what JoannBristol does.
From Wilmington, North Carolina, she claims to be a self taught photographer. I hope to learn this art one day myself. I hope I do as good a job as she did. Her coastal photos are beautiful to look at and have a wonderful calming effect. Head on over to etsy and check her out!
Yes, I know, this is going up very late. It's been a long, busy week at my job and I did not have time to find a feature. But while browsing my email, which contained one from mycraftivity.com, I found the most amazing etsy artist.
WOW!! That's all I can say. WOW!! The first piece is a colored pencil piece! I have a lot to learn about using my colored pencils. Maybe by the time I reach 76, I can be half this good. Yes, 76, this artist is 76 years old! Kudos to her for staying creative!