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Ghostly Trees

This turned out wicked!! I used alcohol inks for the background.  You cant see this but the whole background is solid purple.  When I photographed the image, the light reflected off the shinny surface and made the trees appear as if they were glowing.  I photographed it several times with the same result.  I hope to recreate this with other colors to see if they will reflect light the same way.

Happy Creating!!

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Alcohol Ink fun

Alcohol inks are a lot of fun. I have made backgrounds with them a little bit in the past, but I have never used them to make a landscape before. In Tim Holtz’s Creative Chemistry 103 he taught us this amazing technique. I didnt know that alcohol inks were so versatile. Happy Creating!!

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Summertime Flowers

Beauty or Square Jade Sutton

I have been given the opportunity to be a guest designer for Ranger Ink.  Creating this journal page was such an honor. I have loved Ranger’s products ever since I purchased my first Distress Ink pad many years ago. Ranger is a company that specializes in innovative craft products. They have five signature designers: Tim Holtz, Dyan Reaveley, Dina Wakley, Wendy Vecchi, and Susan Lenart Kazmer.  I was asked to create a project using Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions products. Check out the step by step process for the journal page above HERE.  You can also go to Ranger Ink and click on projects to find more inspiration using Ranger’s products.

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Face Off

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry just ended but I cant seem to get enough of it. This tag surprised me. I wanted a stamp to complement the background and not cover it up.  The face looks like it is floating.

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Mosaic Time

More “Fun With Tags” (instead of Fun With Flags if you like the Big Bang Theory). Texture Paste is the highlight of this tag.  I love to create beautiful backgrounds.  They are just so hard to cover up though.


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Hands on Her Hips

If Gesso were a food, it would be its own food group!!  I love how versatile Gesso is.  I used Gesso and Distress Crayons for this tag for Tim Holtz’s Creative Chemistry class.  The Distress Crayons are so nice and creamy.  I would rub them on everything around me if the object would stay still long enough.  My cats wouldn’t appreciate being blue, orange, green or yellow…I don’t think?