Sunday, 9 June 2013

First Card Made with my Silhouette Cameo

While digging through some of my things trying to organize my studio, I came across this card.  This was the first card that I made after I got my Silhouette Cameo unpacked and plugged in.  Such an exciting thing to watch it cut for the first time.  These were also among the first designs that I purchased from the Silhouette online Store  

Dress Form by Hero Arts Design ID #21382
Artisan Label Set Design ID #17944

Stamp - So Sweet from Studio G
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tea Dye
Ribbon - Creative Bag  white ribbon, distressed with ink
Jute Ribbon - Creative Bag

Oh, how this tool has enriched my life, I use it more than I use my microwave.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Copic Watercolour

For this card I have used Copic Markers and isopropyl alcohol on velum.

You can either rub a marker onto a pallet or use a drop of Various Ink.  I just dip my paint brush in either colorless blender or rubbing alcohol then dip into the ink.  Randomly place your very wet ink on the velum with a round brush.

Copic colours used:

The rubber stamp is Joy of Journey by Stampendous.  Ranger Archival Ink seems to work well on the velum, just make sure it if fully dry before you touch it.

I like to back my velum with a light colour of card stock so the ink colours show at their most vibrant.  For gluing the velum I find it best to use spray adhesive on the white card stock then attach the velum to it.  This gives an even adhesive surface with no glue spots.

Be creative and let your imagination run with this one.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Scraperfect - The Best Glue Ever

All I can say is wow!     - Scraperfect Best Glue Ever

About a year ago I discovered this glue after watching a youtube video on how to re-stick a cutting tool mat.  I ordered it online then proceeded to follow the directions in the video.  Incredible - it made my mat like new again.   Since then, I have re-stuck it a couple of times.  I also discovered that with all of the tiny areas of paper that I was cutting with my Silhouette Cameo were easily glued down with the superfine applicator tip.  This amazing glue is tacky when dry, making it perfect to stick then reposition items.  When you use it wet the adhesive is permanent.  You only use a tiny amount so the 2 oz bottle goes such a long way.

The glue is perfectly named "Best Glue Ever" but I call it "My Favorite Glue."

A few weeks ago I somehow misplaced my almost empty bottle of Best Glue Ever and I have been in panic mode ever since.  I just ordered and should have it by the end of the week.  This time I ordered Best Cleaner Ever  ~  I will let you know how that goes.