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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Pictures Say It All with ETI

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ETI FRAMED Memories
I love the saying "LIVE/LAUGH/LOVE" so when I saw this fun paper I had to use it on a project for my nephw and his beautiful fiance'.  I wanted them to be able to use this at the wedding.  I started with the frame from Kaiser Krafts.  I painted it with some spray paint and used Faux Quilting stamps from Ann Butler Designs for the texture on the frame edge.  


Next I cut the paper for all the areas.  

I then used the ULTRA-SEAL from ETI to protect the paper and the photos so they would not darken once I added the Resin!  Love this stuff!


I added all the bling and photos and let it all dry over night just to make sure all was sealed well.  Net the fun begins.  I started to mix my resin!


 I love the fact you just mix equal parts of each bottle and mix!
 I poured the resin in all the open areas.  This way it looks like they are under glass but very easy to clean.
So as you can see there are MANY little bubbles and they WILL pop out on their own but I wanted to move on with the project.  As luck would have it, my hair dryer broke so I decided to try my heat tool.  (The heat tool gets MUCH hotter than the hair dryer so I held it up a bit higher and really kept it moving so I didn't burn the resin.)



 And AFTER!  Now to let it dry!
 Yep, HAD to ad the pretty flowers!  This is for a WEDDING!  The Connie Crystal bling was also a MUST as this bling still shows and stays blingy under the resin!
You can also see that I wanted to accent some words so I did not seal them and let the resin make the paper darker.  I really like the look.  It makes certain words POP!

The finished project!
I hope you enjoyed this project!  
Happy Creating,
Kristi


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

ETI Designer Challenge Blog Hop

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 I am so ecited to be part of this blog hop!  I LOVE ETI RESIN!  I hhave used it for years with jewelry and trays ut I have a friend, Gavyn Sky, that does amazing things on HUGE canvas with resin.  He inspries me to use resin in different ways.  So here is what I did on a 5" X 7" canvas.
I layered Embossing Paste and several different colors of Pearl Acrylic Paints.  I then placed the focal point on the canvas.  (It is a bezel filled with various items and filled with ETI Jewelry Resin)
Next I mixed some ETI according to directions.  This is IMPORTANT!  I started to drizzle the Resin over ther canvas.
It is so fun to see how it all starts to blend and change.  I took one of the stir sticks and started playing with the textures and swirling the liquids.

I then mixed in some Mica in a couple of colors and added them on top of the other resin.  I did this in small amounts so as to not have resin run everywhere.  After it sat for a about an hour I poured a bit more clear resin on.
It spread the mica/glitter out and added the shimmer I wanted without huge areas of the Mica.  I then added some of the additional embellishments.
I added a border of Connie Crystal Mesh and some little bottles filled with liquid.  No glue needed as these objects adhere to the resin.  After it was all dry I added a final layer of ETI Resin!
This is my finished ETI Resin Mini Art Piece!

Happy Creating!
Kristi






Sunday, May 17, 2015

Fun CHA Designer Blog Hop

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I am so thrilled to be representing Stampendous today in my part of the CHA Designer Blog Hop!  I love the products from this company and love they are now the owners of Dreamweaver Stencils!  So let me show you the goodies I started with and see the end product!
Stampendous was so great to send options!  

I started by stamping the images I was planning to use.  I knew I wanted a 3D look so stamped the fairy image several times.
 These are rubber stamps that I attached to a clear handle for easy stamping.  I used VersaFine ink as I wanted to get all the details.

I then started by adding color to the canvas.  I used acrylic paints in a sage green, cream, sky blue and a brighter blue.  I just worked  the colors until I got the look I wanted.

I colored the stamped images with color pencil.  I got so involved with the project I stopped taking step out photos.  So I added die cut trees, dimensional foam dots, glitter and a cool piece of lace for texture and interest.  This is finished project!


And some close up images...


I am so glad that I got to work with Stampendous on this project!    Hope you enjoyed this project!  Keep creating!


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Follow the CHA Paper Arts+ Blog Hop all week on the CHA Blog for updates on new designer blog posts and projects. There will be a “password” at the end of each designer blog post. Make sure you keep track of all of the “passwords.” At the end of the hop you’ll need to use the “passwords” to form a phrase.

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Don’t forget, registration is now open for the CHA Paper Arts+ Show in Chicagoland where you’ll see, touch and learn about product, like the products that were donated for this Blog Hop by Stampendous.  Paper Arts+ is A CRAFT FUSION experience with exhibits offering everything from paper to jewelry to mixed media materials.  The industry will be there looking for fourth quarter trends and new product SKUs. Members attend for FREE! For more information and to register, visit www.craftandhobby.org/paperarts.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bella Crafts Connection Retreat

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I am honored to be teaching at this wonderful event and will also have space in the open air market to sell kits and things!  I am so excited to be part of this event!  Read More HERE and sign up for updates!

I will have 3 different workshops:

Making a 3D Bezel using Spellbinders Products and Resin From ETI

Creating a Mini Album using G45 products and the NEW Sizzix Die from Eileen Hull

Smoothfoam photo cube with Ann Butler Designs

Are you ready to get your creative on???

I will be posting photos soon of projects and kits!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Creative Scarves - Book Review

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Today is the final day of a special 5-day blog tour to celebrate the release a new book, Creative ScarvesI am honored to be part of the tour!  You have the opportunity to win a signed copy of the book, plus a $100 gift card to shop at Dharma Trading, where you can buy lots of yummy crafting supplies! This prize drawing is open to international folks as well!
creative scarves by tiffany windsor
Tiffany Windsor, her sister Heidi and her grand niece Savannah have put together so many wonderful ideas for creating unique creations!

I love the customizing an "already" scarf to a really perfect idea just for you!

The projects are split into seasons!  Every season has wonderful photos and tips to get the very best results!  It also gives you tips on how to wear, twist, knot and more your finished creations!

Working for a retailer that sells scarves this have been inspirational and I will be using some of the ideas in an upcoming scarf night at Christopher and Banks!

Below is the photo of the summer section and I LOVE the colors.

I am getting ready to create a scarf from T-shirts!!!
There are 19 more designers and bloggers on the tour!  The full schedule is on Tiffany's blog. Be sure to enter to win the awesome prize - have fun!


What a great way to start your weekend!  Get your creative on, get this book and make some wonderful creations!



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Happy Creating!
Kristi