Sunday, March 28, 2010

Butterflies, ATC Swap and Making Earrings

Showing of a tray of butterflies I made. An ATC Swap I got from suralear1 (Sharon) and finally I share how I make Earrings out of Prima flowers and some bling.

If you have questions please feel free to ask.. Have a blessed day.. Agape' Linda
http://www.lindaisrael.com/

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Handmade butterflies



Made with polymer clay, rubber stamp and alcohol inks. Fast and easy to make using only a few items.

Tools: Polymer Clay, Pasta Machine (Rolling pin or an old glass) Butterfly Cookie cutter, Stamp, baking tray, oven, Alcohol ink, Alcohol.

I mixed two clays because I thought I might use the butterflies on different projects and I wanted them to be stronger and the plain polymer clay can be fragile so adding the stronger one will help keep them from breaking so easily. But it isn't necessary if you plan to glue them to a project that won't get handled a lot.

The Alcohol ink and Alcohol is just one way to "paint" them, I have used acrylic paints and spray paint and just about anything else you can think of on the market, that is just what I used in this video...

When I glue them to a project I sometimes mix glues, white glue and hot glue or an epoxy, depending on what it is I'm using the butterfly for and how much handling it will get. Take a look at some of my other videos and you will see me using a mix of products to adhere the butterflies.

If you have questions please feel free to leave them in the comments and I'll will answer them.. Thank you for viewing the video...

Linda

Friday, March 19, 2010

Video Setup

How I set up my Video Camera, which is actually a digital camera that is video capable. I used materials I had around the home and purchased: 2 lights, (wiring supplies) and a gorillapod tripod. So far I think this works for me, maybe it will help you in finding a better solution for you? If you have questions please feel free to ask.. A special Thank you to my Husband Henry for helping me.. Have a blessed day...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lion Wall Art

Lion wall art that I made to give to a friend. Rubber Stamped and embossed in gold ink on brown paper. Used scrap paper and put inside a brown frame. Took less than 10 minutes to make this piece. Quick and easy... Feel free to ask any questions regarding this piece.. I'll be glad to answer them. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Linda

Cool websites

I was talking to a friend at work about places to buy things and she shared the following websites with me..

The first three websites are deals of the day. Offers that are only good for one day.. Get them while they last.. Some are great steals and some are so so.. It depends on what you are looking for..

http://www.craftysteals.com/

http://www.scrapbooksteals.com/

http://www.peachycheap.com/

This website has a lot of cool embellishments and supplies.
http://www.frugalities.com/

A always faithful place to shop for me: http://www.joann.com/ I love all the specials that they have. I got super lucky on Thanksgiving weekend and got some great bargains on Cricut cartridges.

I've been getting the newsletter from Cricut and like going to their website when I need some inspiration: http://www.cricut.com/

And I must go weekly to http://www.hobbylobby.com/ to see if there is a coupon! lol... I always print at least three. Today I went to Hobby Lobby to buy some glue and took my husband.. When we went to the check out there was a lady in front of us buying scrapbook supplies and she was getting a paper cutter that was $49.00 without a coupon.. I said here I think you need this and she was "Oh thank you so very much! I totally forgot to bring one today!" I told her that I always print extras never know when I might meet someone that needs one. :)

Well that's all the websites I have to share today... Have fun!

Linda

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lion ATC

An ATC (Artist Trading Card) made for the OFB ATC group where I work. The challenge was to use Yellow and Brown some how on the card. I chose to use some scrap paper and a couple of rubber stamps to create this ATC.


The Youtube Video showing how I made the card..




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Thanks for visiting..

Linda

Spray Background using Adirondack® Color Wash

My version of using Tim Holtz™ Adirondack® Color Wash™ on water color paper, then Stamping over with Stazon ink and Brilliance Ink. I also created my own glimmer spray using acrylic floor wax and Pearl Ex powder.

Thank you for visiting.

Linda Israel

Monday, March 1, 2010

Just some cards I made...




I was looking through old photos and found a couple of cards that I made last year.. I thought I would post the photos...

I like making greeting cards. I usually make 6 to 8 of the same kind because I'll sell them either to coworkers, at the local craft mall (Loving Touch Crafters Mall, Yukon Oklahoma) or to family..

It seems I'm always in need of a card, but I don't seem to remember to mail them.. lol.. I can remember to hand deliver cards! lol.. Maybe some day I'll get organized..

Enjoy the photos. :)

Will be posting a new video soon. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Linda