Friday 29 May 2009

DIY Snowflakes

Hello!I'm Jess and I'm a new contributor for Inspirational Tips,Techniques, and Tutorials.On this post I'll give you a link to an awesome video tutorial that shows you how to make beautiful paper snowflakes.And better yet, the snowflakes are super easy to make!
here to see the video.You can also check out my blog at for more fun crafts.
Here's two that I made:

The one on the left was made with scrapbooking paper.The one on the right was made with regular white computer paper.Hope you enjoy this tutorial!

Wednesday 27 May 2009

Slide Mount - ATC

Hi all.
I'm M. Carmen, from Spain, and this is my first contribution to this fabulous blog.
Hope you like what I do.
You're invited to visit me at "Hecho a mano"

I recently bought the book "Artists' Journals and Sketchbooks", by Lynne Perrella and among so much techniques and interesting projects, she shows how to alter a slide mount in very different ways.
I incorporated mine on an ATC and I'd like to show you how I did it.
An old slide mount, including the film
Tissue paper or napkin
Mod podge or similar
Acrylic paints
A film sized image
Mulberry paper
Tim Holtz’s word keys or any other embellishment.
A Background stamp
Embossing powders and versamark

Take the film off the slide frame
Glue the frame with a mixture of Mod Podge and gold paint.

Put a layer of a napkin over it and continue glueing and painting over. Let it dry.

Glue the image over the film strip, letting the holes uncovered.

Stamp the background over a black cardstock and emboss it with clear powders.

Using the embossing resist technique, paint over the whole card with gold acrylic paint. Before it dries, rub smoothly over it with a damp piece of paper or cloth, so the image reveals the black background.

Mount the film strip over the slide frame
Tear a piece of mulberry paper and glue it to the cardstock.

Mount the slide over the mulberry paper and embellish it with a Tim Holtz's word key

That's it! What do you think? Thank you for stopping by.