Sunday, November 21, 2010

Quick and Easy Gifts.....

Well thses are some of the pages from a quick gift I whipped together this weekend.  It was so easy all you need is some supplies and you can do the same. I used Maya Road products of course.  My favorite quick and easy base is the 4x4 binder album.  You can make a lot with a little, their mini chipboaed pieces are great for this size and they have so many to choose from so you can do any theme.  Me I chose Christmas memories.  The little pieces are very easy to cover with the mist and it dries very quick.  I used the acrylic tags and glued vintage pictures from my etsy site on the back of them for another embelly.  Quick simple and a wonderful gift.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


If you ever get a chance to take one of her classes I would suggest you run to sign up for it. There are pictures at the end of this post of a class of hers I took at the Artistic Journey in Texas back in October and there are so many tips and tricks even an '"Old Dog" like me can learn.   Actually I always tell my students no matter how long you have been scrapping you can always learn something new.  I love the way Katie mixes paper from different lines, and uses vintage items, and she is very patient with newbies in her classes.   She has a style that is all her own and that I love.  She will show you how to get things done quick and easy.  So like I said...RUN  don't walk.

Tis charming little book is a gift I am giving away so someone else will have a Katie Watson original.

Monday, November 01, 2010

This one is for DAVID!!!!!!!

Glitter, glitter and more glitter.....I have been asked many times how to do this technique and it is one that I learned a many years ago. So I figured I would post a little tutorial on how to do it today.

It is the lace effect with glitter. First you want to gather your supplies.
You will need what you want to cover, a piece of lace large enough to cover the item that has a good medium pattern to it, 3-4 colors of glitter you will also need sheet adhesive large enough to cover the item.

I am using a chipboard tree coaster for this sample. I like to paint chipboard first if that is what I am covering.

After I have painted the chipbaord a ight color I cover it with adhesive. Then you would securely cover with lace, placing with the pattern how you like it.

After you have your lace firmly down you add one color of glitter, then shake it off, only add the color where you want it to stick. You do this for each color of glitter you are using, remembering to only use one color at a time.

If you use 3-4 colors it looks better than if you use just 1 or 2, but the choice is all up to you.

After this you will peel off the lace carefully. At this point you can cover the rest of the adheasive with a white/iridescent glitter, me I chose to cover with gold as my background color.

At this point you are done and can add this to an album cover or you can continue to decorate with your favorite mini chipboard pieces and flowers.