Posts Tagged ‘cricut explore’

I’ve been recently playing with using acrylic paint as water color.  This dripping technique is one of my favorites.

To create the look you just used heavily watered acrylic paint.  Paint a splotch near the top of your page and then spray with more water.  If the color isn’t strong enough, just add more paint.  Repeat with as many colors as desired.

Still working on getting our trip to San Francisco scrapped.  I think these are the last of them.

I was excited to do this one of Chinatown because I love all things Asian.  For the background circle I used CM metallic gold medium and a stencill by Crafter’s Workshop called butterfly.  I created the circle background on my cricut explore machine.  I used the image already on the machine, duplicated it and welded it.  make sure you use the align tools to get them perfect!  The dragon and China are also images on the cricut. I mounted the two photos on a bit of chipboard to give them a little diension.  For the tile block I inked the edges with distres ink (mahogany and walnut).  then I sprinkled a few drops of water on it.  to do this I use the Tim Holtz mini mister to spray some on my fingers then drop the water where I want it.  Dry with my embossing gun.  Then used an old rubber stamp to stamp the willow and Technique Tuesday License plate alphabet for the town. The journaling block is stamped with an old autumn leaves journaling stamp.  IMG_2134

By the time I got to this layoutI was pretty burnt out so i just used all the papers on my desk and started layering them.  Some I distressed, some I didn’t. Then when I got them placed the way i liked it, I added some gesso to the edges with my palette knife.  I used the butterfly stencil plus another from Crafter’s workshop (grid) and texture paste.For the journaling I printed it on my computer.  The font is complete in you.  Then I traced an old fiskars template (remember the thick orange ones) and cut it out.  I also distressed the edges and did the water technique listed above.  For the title I used Technique Tuesday’s Big Timber and Big Timber outline.  I first stamped each individual outline letter so that they over lap and then followed by stamping the solid letters in different distress ink colors (salty ocean, cracked pistachio and spiced marmalade.  the circles are a set from technique Tuesday called with flair.IMG_2138

To finish this layout i used dylusion melted chocolate inkspray chocolate. To do this I used three techniques.  First I just sprayed some here and there.  then to get the drops where I wanted them I place a plastic sandwich bag over my hand, sprayed onto it and let the drops roll down.  this gives you a little more control.  Apparently not enough because one landed smack dab in the middle of my journaling.  I quickly grabbed a baby wipe to clean it up and thus another technique was born.  I dabbed the inked wipe hear and there for some added aging.

As always thanks for looking. If you use any of these techniques please post a link or the project in the comments.  I love to see other peoples interpretations and I love feedback.  Even if it’s to point out my multiple typos!