I have been working on reorganizing and cleaning my craft corner all winter. I still have some things to go through (and some projects to finish), but while it is still clean I thought I would give you a tour.
My craft area is the corner (about 14 x 13′ ) of our “unfinished” basement. I painted the walls and added some color. Most of the furniture has been re-purposed through the years, but some were built with a specific purpose.
Along the back wall I have my punches, my original Sizzix dies, paper and other supplies.
Here is where I spend most of my time. The base of my workbench is 2 kitchen cabinets with a solid wood door for the top. I usually stand when I am working. At one end I made a set of pull-out drawers for my wood mounted stamps. The center holds the papers I use the most.
At the end of the workbench is my die cutting station.
Thanks for checking out my space. I am off to work on another project.
I used stamps I had available to create my tags. I love the cascade of flowers (a Dylusions stamp). I didn’t have Tim’s word dies, so I used my eClips2 to cut my words. Love how fine I can cut the script font.
I had forgotten how much fun it to color with the Distress Markers, I will be finding making some time to color.
Interested in making your own version of the tag, call Cafe Crop at 219.661.1624 or stop by to sign up. Class is Wednesday, April 15 at 7 pm or Thursday, April 16 at 1:30 pm.
After creating my version of Tim’s 12 Tags of 2015, I thought the technique would look great on some paper mache eggs. The paper mache eggs were too dark to use the Distress Markers on. Then I remembered that Wendi Vecchi used newsprint and Ranger’s Glue n’ seal on surfaces so that she could stamp on them. I thought may be this would work for me. So I have combined techniques from Tim and Wendi to create my eggs.
Step 1: Tear up the newsprint into small pieces. This makes it easier to work on the curved surface of the egg. Step 2: Spread Glue n’ seal with a brush to a small area. Attach a piece of newsprint. Smooth around the egg with the brush or your finger. Repeat until the egg is covered. Repeat for all eggs. Step 3: Allow eggs to dry.
Step 4: Using Archival Ink stamp images on eggs. I used the stamps without an acrylic block.Step 5: Color the stamped images with a variety of Distress Markers. Use the water brush to blend the colors.Step 6: Place in basket and enjoy.