Tuesday, 21 February 2012

An oldie but goodie

This is one of my favorite techniques. When I saw it on today's Fancy Pants Blog, I simply had to share some of it here.

The steps are simple, first stamp any image. I would not use an archival ink like Staz On, but rather a wetter ink, something like Distress ink if it's not a detailed image or Close to My Heart ink pads - one of my favorites. Of course versa mark works great, but not everyone has that.

Second, emboss with white embossing powder:

Finally, apply distress ink. If you don't have a Tim Holtz ink applicator - get one! Er, I mean, use paper towel. Blot it in the ink pad, rub some off on scratch paper then apply to your project. But I love my ink applicators and use them all the time.

You've got a great base to create some really lovely projects. Of course if you don't want to emboss, you can get a similar look by applying ink to Heidi Swapp Invisibles. I've had some great fun with that paper!

Why not give it a try? Post your projects on my Scrap with Shelby Facebook page.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

A new beginning

Well that's it kiddos, the store is closed. Other than selling off some fixtures (anyone need paper racks?) and clearancing off the last bit of inventory the next two Saturdays (40% - if you want details of the sale call me), Scrap with Shelby is no more.


They say there is always a silver lining, and this mine...now I can write about whatever I want, and post interesting things I see from former competitors and also manufacturers. Often times, mfgs come up with great ideas I can't alway post. Why? Because I'm not necessarily stocking that product. But now, I can just post whatever strikes my fancy and talk about that.

So, to get things started... Bo Bunny is hosting an online class through their blog. You can check it out at www.bobunny.blogspot.com starting March 6th.

If you do the class, I'd love to see what you came up with!

PS - I will continue to teach classes and post them here. I'll be adding a card class too. Since the website was hacked, you have to contact me directly to sign up. I will find a longer term solution once things settle a bit.