Monday, 7 September 2015

IZink Ink Cards

Created a follow up video showing how I used IZink Ink backgrounds that I created to make several different cards. Click here to see the video.


Sunday, 6 September 2015

Izink Inks- Fantastic!!

I just discovered this new product from France (by way of Clearsnap). These are pigment inks that work on almost any surface - paper, wood, metal, ceramic, metal). The colours are beautiful and a little goes a long way. We have them at Class Act in Oshawa but click here to check out my YouTube Video. If you are a card maker, a scrapbooker or a mixed media artist, these inks are a must have!


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Hot Foil Your Christmas Cards!

So in my last post, you may remember I mentioned the Heatwave Pen Tool from We R Memory Keepers that is used for adding foil to your projects. You will also remember that I panned that product. Well, I have found something better for adding a little bling in foil to your projects. The Minc! 

If you don't own a Minc but do own a heat laminator, you can apply heat transfer foil to your projects. Using Heartfelt Creations "Sparkling Poinsettia" rubber stamps and dies along with heat transfer foil and heat laminator, I created some very beautiful effects. Click here to see the video. 

The Minc machine will do the same thing so probably worth the investment if you do not own a heat laminator.


Posted Two New Videos

I have posted to YouTube two new videos.

The first video is continuing my, what may now seems as a, series on storage and decor. Check out the video here which will explain how I am now storing my metal dies and using them as decorative elements in my studio.

I have also posted a very long video showing me completing, from start to finish, an Art Journal Page. This is in anticipation of teaching and forming a group in the new year for people who would like to work in Mixed Medium and create Art Journals at Class Act. Click here to see the video.

We R Memory Keepers - Heatwave Pen - Starter Kit
One last note: I purchased the We R Memory Keeper Heatwave Tool recently. It is supposed to transfer heat foil to a project. You can look up videos on YouTube if you have never hear of this tool before. I was very disappointed with it. Yes you can write with it but it does not transfer the foil very well no matter what I tried. The final result, in my opinion, is very unprofessional looking. The best thing I can say about this tool is, that if you are looking for a sort of distressed look in your foiling, then this might be the tool for you. You can make up your own mind. Click here to see a review of the tool from another consumer (who I do not know) who has had the same experience as me.


Saturday, 22 August 2015

Rant: Food on Facebook

I warned you that this Blog would go beyond my usual crafting related stuff. My first Rant has to do with people on Facebook who post pictures of what they are eating. Now, many of these people are my friends so I am not coming down on them in a negative manner- I just want them to know that you make me very hungry! 

At first I did not see the point in posting pictures of your meals but then again I post pictures of my crafting projects so I suppose it is much the same thing. I may not be all that interested in what you are currently eating, but you are probably not that interested in what I am crafting. So fair is fair (whatever that means). 

I do have a couple of friends who take the art of cooking serious and they even have a great blog about food which is both entertaining and informative. Click here to read it.

So I guess this is not much of a rant; but I do want you foodies out there to be aware of how hungry you make the rest of us so don't be surprised if we show up on your door step with our plate in hand. Feed us Seymour!

This is a picture of the great smoked roast my friends (who have the food blog mentioned above) cooked recently. God that looks soooooooo gooooooooood!


Thursday, 20 August 2015

Embellishment Storage and Decore

Just re-organized all my embellishments. Now they are neatly arranged and add to the decor of my studio. I can see what I have so I can use them. Before, the embellishments were in a drawer so they were sort of out of sight out of mind. Now I know what I have and I should be able to use them up- at least that is my theory.

Click here to see the video of my new arrangement.

Monday, 17 August 2015

My Raskog!

Yes it is my Raskog! I have been watching a lot of videos on You Tube about this little storage cart from Ikea that I had to have one for storing all my Mixed Media stuff.

The colour was not what I really wanted but then again, it brightens up my studio (they were out of the dark gray).

There were a few tense moments when I was putting it together (can we say "some assembly required"?- but then again, how do you think they get this thing into a two inch square box!!) but the effort was worth it.

I now have Mixed Media on wheels.

Steven Bland
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