Sunday, 31 August 2008

Wax Paper Resist With A CuttleBug

Just what you didnt need :) Another excuse to buy a cuttlebug!

Mind you so far Ive resisted as Im using my Sizzix and a magnetic Sizzlet adapter with mine to emboss with! You can always use a pasta machine or even a rolling pin (thanks to a comment left on my blog!)

Visit this blog for instructions on how to make embossed wax resist backgrounds using the cuttlebug embossing folders:

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Shameless Self Plug!

If you havent been along to my blog lately then you should come on down cos Ive posted a few bits and pieces you mightve missed out on...

For instance Ive been playing about with the Bandana Technique some more and have published a list of hints and tips on making this technique work for you:

I also wrote a project for using those work sheet protectors and making them into objects d'art:

Also check out my Fabric Paper experiments:

Im also doing a group Board Book Project on my aRtbUzz blog:

Come and join my stamping and art group to take part or just say hello:

Do you like to swap? I gotta a swap group too :

My main blog url is - warning may contain spoilers for swaps and gifts!:

More Free Collage Sheets

Gaby has just added 2 more cool freebie collage sheets for you to download - dont forget to say who sent ya ;)

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Using Embossing Folders With Pasta Machine

I came across this cool idea for using cuttlebug embossing folders using a PASTA MAKING MACHINE! Perfect if you dont have the sponds to buy a cuttlebug gadget huh ;)

Go peek at this blog with photies too:

Monday, 4 August 2008

Styrofoam Block Printing

I just recieved this link from Lisa Volraths mailing list and decided to share it with you guys.

Its a great tutorial using step by step photographs which show you how to make brilliant printing plates out of styrofoam!

Looks good and I can imagine making lots of printing presses from doodles!

I think Id better start saving up the styrofoam from the pizza's so I can try this....

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Magazine Stencilling

I mentioned Sarah Whitmire's blog on Art Junkies last week as she has a fantastic Soul Journalling Project going on where you do a little bit of work each day in your journals.

Day 16 of the Soul Journalling Project features a fantastic stencilling technique which is so simple and easy to do that it is inspired! Just think of how many cool looking stencils and masks you can create doing this brilliant technique!

Peeky Linky:

Risque Women Mini Mica Book Tutorial

I came across this brilliant tutorial on Ink Stain's Blog recently and just HAD to share the link with you all :)

Using little pieces of mica, alcohol inks and collage sheets Roni has created a gorgeous mini book object d'art. Go peek at the tutorial and eye candy below:

How To Draw A Zentangle Style Mandala

I came across this site while surfing and wanted to share it with you all, Im a bit of a doodle addict and am always looking at doodles and stuff online.

Zentangles is a form of doodling which Ive only tried very briefly and enjoyed but not fully embraced - I keep promising myself I'll go back to them 'one day' - and so far that one day hasnt arrived - go figure!

Anyway the link Im sharing with you is a cool site with a video for you to watch on how to draw these brilliant Mandala's in the style of Zentangle's 0r a 'Zendala' as they are called. The video is brilliant because you can see the design taking shape before your very eyes - its played at high speed to it looks as if the artists is drawing on acid! See it below:

For the Zentangle Virgins who have yet to venture into the world of Zentangle Art heres some links for you to peruse:

The Official Zentangle Home Page:

Zentangle Galleries:

Zentangle Images On Flickr Group:

Zentangles On Google Images:

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Art Junkies Blog-Ezine: