Monday, 28 June 2010

Image Transfer With Packing Tape Tutorial

If you like this tutorial please feel free to link it on your blog, but please do not take any of my images or directly copy/paste my tutorial onto your own blog. Thanks.

I cant say that I invented this technique and I really dont know who did but I think its fab!! So I thought after a few people asked that I would do a mini tutorial.

Items required: Printer, Piece of card that will go through the printer, Packing tape, Bone folder, Scissors (maybe a plaster).

Step 1: Cover the card in packing tape. I found it easier to go the shortest distance, you want to keep it wrinkle free and smooth it out flat as you are placing it down. If you have really good coated card and really crap packing tape this process is really simple.

Step 2: Cut the excess off and then burnish it down with a bone folder, don't be tempted to fold the tape round the back, you will have problems with your printer. I left an area at one end with no tape on it as my printers annoying and won't pull it through with tape on it.

Step 3: Find copyright free image/bought downloads and do the usual manipulation to get them to the size you want. Please note: If you print words they need to be backwards!!!!

Step 4: You do have a little play time as the ink wont dry on the packing tape but don't wait too long. Carefully place the images face down onto your intended transfer surface and hold them in place, don't let go until you are done. Burnish the back and presto you have your image transfer. If you hold it all together at one end you can carefully lift the none-held end to check how the transfer is coming on, as you can see on my lady transfer I didn't burnish enough where the line's of tape meet but for this example I am leaving it to show you how not to do it!!

Here's the 3 examples together. Left printed on plain paper, Middle the end result transfer, Right the transfer. The good part about this is you can just wipe off the remaining ink with a baby wipe and use your image transfer card over and over or until in my case the printer chews it up and wont spit it out!!

Winter Wonderland & Sunday Sketch & Stamp

This card is a combination of Winter Wonderland Challenge - Strawberry's & Cream and Sunday Sketch & Stamp providing a really simple and elegant sketch. I must say the whole strawberry & cream theme had me stumped for quite a while this morning and I was almost going to give up, but rummaging through my Christmas stamp box the idea sparked and here it is. Cream card, Fired Brick Distress Ink, Anna Griffin Holly Leaf stamp and a really really old collage stamp from Hero Arts. Ribbon I think is Papermania, again really old.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Just Magnolia Week 61

This weeks Just Magnolia Challenge is a fab sketch. I just love this horse image and havent had it out in a long while neither have I had my prisma pencils out so I thought I would wipe off the dust and play. Ribbon is from Crafty Feeling, papers by Papermania. Sorry for the dark picture but its poor quality light outside right now so no natural light.

Passion For Pro-Markers Week 57

This weeks Passion for Pro-Markers challenge is a theme of ''your favourite things'', anyone who knows me will probably say ''cat's'' would be it. This also fits in with the theme over at Tuesday Tagger's of shoes, well slippers!. So here it is, image coloured with pro markers and background created with distress ink and a Tim stamp.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Fathers day Card

The theme over at stampin for the weekend is ''Summer/Travel'' So while making this fathers day card for my mom to give to my Grandad I thought it would fit in perfectly, what better thing to do than visit the Moulin Rogue in summer!

Ink: Brushed corduroy distress ink
Stamps: Tim Holts, 7 Gypsies

Friday, 11 June 2010

Tuesday Taggers Challenge - All That Bloom's

This weeks challenge over at Tuesday Taggers is :All that bloom's. So I decided to drive myself to distraction and nearly take my eye out with flying tigertail wire and make the above brooch.

Gems: Plastic mixed bag from random Chinese e-bayer
Flowers: Crafty Feeling

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Shameless Copyright Theft

I am very disheartened to read that the lovely Mo Manning has had to suffer a serious copyright theft of her digital artwork by a very new to the market company ''Paper Popsicles''

Read the full story here.

Shame on you Paper Popsicles, if you haven't learned your lesson from this, theirs no hope for you.

Sketch Saturday 106 & Just Magnolia Challenges

This card has been made for the Sketch Saturday Challenge 106 and the Just Magnolia Challenge - Lace Borders. The lace is hard to see but it is pleated and goes down the middle. Image is from Magnolia coloured with Prisma pencils and the lace I got in a 50p grab bag from a fab fabric shop in Liverpool yesterday when I went out with some crafty friends.

Sorry for the dark picture, its raining and pretty grim outside.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Friday Sketchers & Winter Wonderland Challenges.

Phew haven't been around for a week!! Its been pretty hectic, the kind of hectic where you do loads but actually look like you have done nothing at all. So I sat in bed last night watching Dirty Dancing on the telly and coloured this lovely image I bought from the Harrogate show ages ago.

I am entering this into 2 challenges, firstly Friday sketchers challenge 105 which provided the fab sketch, love simple clean elegant ones like this and secondly the Winter Wonderland challenge which is love at Christmas. Image is coloured with pro markers and papers I have no idea where they came from. Not sure who makes the stamp it doesn't say on the side, but I think I bought it from the stamp addicts stand at the show.