Abandoned Art – drops 5,6 & 7 DFW TX

We dropped a few pieces tonight while we were out on a store run.. 3 more of the plaster rounds ūüôā  Lil man was happy, he got a “secret mission AND M&M’s … mommy just got tired and sweaty lol.  We have 6 more pieces ready to drop later in the week…. a card, magnet, stamped tile, 2 more PoP rounds and a coaster.

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We dropped  the glass jar with flowers on the self serve scales at a post office near the store.

This was the only one we managed to get a picture in situ…. without looking suspicious lol

 

 

 

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This sunflower went on the counter of an apartment complex laundry room ūüôā

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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and this  pooch was  popped beside a flower pot outside of a local veterinary office.  It probably won’t  get seen till Monday…. unless a passerby notices it, as it’s tucked behind the pot facing the office door.  It looks a bit different to this picture after it was sealed.. the colors are a bit different.more subtle.. but this is  the general idea.

 

 

 

 

 

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Spotlight Series Day 7 – Rick St dennis MFA


Who are you ? Rick St dennis MFA

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Blog: Rick St Dennis MFA

Facebook Group: Rick St. Dennis Digi Fans & Friends

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Etsy Store

Zibbet Store

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Amazon Store

 

Where are you ?

SEAL BEACH, California USA (no there are no seals here they have moved up the coast)

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?

I started selling my drawings when I was 15-I designed my first stage production when I was 16, I did sets and costumes for the Whittier Civic Light Opera’s Funny Girl when I was 17

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale?

That was the¬†1960’s – I don’t have an image anymore-framed art

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

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The Day of the Dead – an adult colouring book:

Dia de los Muertes 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who is your inspiration/muse?

Disney, Aubrey Beardsley. Alphonse Mucha. Frank Frazetta

 

How many people work with/for you?

Monique Van Dijk has been my number one support for several years but I have had many wonderful design team members

 

What’s your guilty pleasure ?

Binge watching TV series on the computer and YouTube Videos

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

My first job was as a florist when I was 15 so I started designing right at the start

 

If you could hang out with ANYONE in the world ….¬† who would it be?….and what is the one question you would want to ask them? I have been so lucky to live near Hollywood in Southern California much of my life, My family was in the movie industry so I have met MANY famous folk, I gave VIP tours at Universal Studios from 1976 to 1979 where I escorted people like Jean Genet, Lotte Lenya, Jimmy Carter, Tip O’neil and others through the studio and sometimes to lunch-I also correspond with some celebs via email but all that said I would love to spend an afternoon with Bette Middler and ask her to just TALK…Interesting story when I was a very little boy (about 5) my dad used to take me with him to his studio on Saturdays occasionally and we would have breakfast sometimes with his “OLD FRIENDS” (Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr and sometimes John Carradine) my kid friends never did believe that I had breakfast with DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN and THE WOLF MAN-see what I mean? Lucky…

 

What’s your favorite color?

Mossy Green

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

ART

 

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be?

I have always wanted a black widow spider on my shoulder but too much of a coward РI did design tats for many people maybe Monique will show you hers???

 

What is your best and worst personality trait?

I cry too easily

 

When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?

2010 I think, I went and visited Crafty friends in YUMA. Arizona for 3 days and we crafted and laughed the whole time (Francine Hill and Dee Moran of Altered stARTs).

 

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?

Sign me up!

 

If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?

CHERNABOG (look it up) – BTW I did work at DISNEYLAND for 3 years as a leather writer carving peoples names on various leather items

 

What’s your favorite horror movie?

Ouch too many to choose- maybe the ORIGINAL “POLTERGEIST”

 

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If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life?

A showgirl in the Follies Bergeres in Paris – I love feathers and Rhinestones

 

 

 
When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

YES

 

If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?

I am ALWAYS Professor Plum (maybe purple is my favorite colour?)

 

Name your favorite cartoon?

Family Guy followed by Bob’s Burgers

 

Favorite quote?

“Art is the stage upon which we play” and I wrote it

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop?

 

RSD_book

 

 

 

The World of Rick St. dennis: large images from 2005 to 2015 – an adult coloring book

 

 

 

 

 

Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?

Not Telling but No I have never drawn them but we dated for a few months – LUCKY remember?

 

If you weren‚Äôt doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?

I would be a tour Escort of some sort

 

How long have you been in business?

officially since 1969 on the internet since 2009

 

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?

Pigma Micron pens 005, 01 and 02

 

What is the one question you are really glad I didn‚Äôt ask ….and dare you answer it anyway?

Do you sleep in the nude? Of course and usually on RED sheets-I love red sheets and I have about 12 pillows

 

If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ?

A good psychiatrist-I have terrible claustrophobia

 

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?

Depends, Salty crunchy usually but occasionally Ice Cream

 

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What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?

The period from Halloween till Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

Would you go cave diving with sharks?

Claustrophobia remember? and I’m allergic to seafood…

 

If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked?

They did LOL…Rick St dennis is my professional name…

 

Which decade do you think had the best music?

1920s and 30s

 

Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so..¬† was it fun, or a nightmare?

HORRIBLE!

 

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?

Computer Games

 

What should be written on your gravestone when you die?

He Tried. He Cared

 

Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?

Used to…not for years

 

If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??

I might go but seriously I don’t think I would leave a memento-I don’t have that kind of ego

 

Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?

Too late I am already old-you’d have to ask others about the rest

 

When you are working, what is the view from your window like?

there is no view-I don’t like to be distracted so I work in a room with Blackout drapes-time stops

 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

70s Disco -still love it

 

Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?

My Mother

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

Humans are wonderfully complex and they have a great capacity for love-no matter how quirky and irascible people are they will support a person when the chips are down.

 

Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise

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2012 Prince of Christmas Santa

 

 

 

 

 

If you were a classic car…. what would you be?

A Duesenberg touring car circa 1938

 

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

I am VERY fast so it can be less than an hour or it can be DAYS-the longest I worked on a colouring book was Tierra de los Muertes – took weeks…

 

Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

2012 Prince of Christmas Santa

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Spotlight Series Day 5 – Betty, Simply B Stamps

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Who are you? 

Betty Roberts, Simply B Stamps

Store: Simply B Stamps

Facebook Group: Simply B Stamps Fan Page

 

 

Where are you?

Big Bear Lake, CA

 

When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?

hmmmmm….at the age of 3? ¬†LOL I started REALLY designing and¬†putting out my own art about 2013, but started my company in 2010

 

What was the first product you ever had for sale?

It was my Emos, unfortunately I no longer have them on the site and they were rubber.

 

What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

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Ohhhh that one is easy this one: ZOMBIE Pin Up Betty

 

 

 

 

 

Who is your inspiration/muse?

My¬†daughter¬†Rio is my muse, I draw inspiration from myself (omg is that¬†narcissist) things I see out in the world, a movie…so many things inspire me.

 

How many people work with/for you ?

I have 2 admins and a DT of 7, all which are AMAZING ladies!

 

Name your favorite cartoon? Disney’s

The Princess and the Frog

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Kats Heart

 

 

What is your best and worst personality trait?

I wear my heart on my sleeve

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s your guilty pleasure ?

Cheesecake

 

What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

U.S. Customs Broker

 

What’s your favorite color?

Purple

 

What was your favorite subject in school…?

Art lol

 

If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be?

My zombie pin up
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When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?

2004 Disney cruise to the Bahamas

 

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes? YES!!!

 

If you were a Cluedo Character, who would you be?

Professor Plum…FEMME lol

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If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?

UMMMM MALEFICENT!!

 

What’s your favorite horror movie?

The Conjuring at the moment…

 

If you were reincarnated…who would you have been in a former life?

Mrs. Edgar Allan Poe!

 

When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

Even if they are listening

 

What is your most popular item in the store/shop?

at the moment my Sunflower Farm Rio SunflowerRioOLI

 

 

Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?

Johnny Depp, no not yet

 

If you weren‚Äôt doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?

Chef

 

How long have you been in business?

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Cake and Wine Betty

6 years in JUNE WHOOP (I will take Urban Decay, Sephora, or Macy gift cards in the way of Bday gifts WINK WINK)

 

What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?

My fabric glue, omg I use it EVERY single time I craft.

 

What is the one question you are really glad I didn‚Äôt ask ….and dare you answer it anyway?

Lol¬† Hmmmmm….has it all been a bed of roses without thorns? ¬†NOPE, it’s been many times dramatic, hard, but so worth every minute of it! I would¬†change a thing, not even the mistakes.

 

If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ?

JOHNNY DEPP!!!!

 

When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?

Sliced fresh mozzarella with Italian dressing

 

What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year? 

HALLOWEEN HALLOWEEN…HALLOWEEN WHOOHOOO HALLOWEEN

 

Would you go cave diving with sharks? 

HELL YEAH

 

If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked¬†

Abigail

 

Which decade do you think had the best music?

80s

 

Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so..¬† was it fun, or a nightmare?¬†

OMG YES… and YES nightmare! You’d pee your pants laughing!! ¬†Wanna hear it, of course you do….so I get set up by my friend with this guy that is¬†managing a McDonald’s….supposedly he would be picking me up in the company car…THIS FOOL ROLLS UP in a BIG MAC! ¬†No, no, that was not the make or the¬†model of say a Toyota or a Nissan, I mean a car in the shape of the TWO ALL BEEF PATTIES SPECIAL SAUCE AND ALL!!!

 

What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?

Drawing

 

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Day of the Dead In Prayer

 

 

 

 

What should be written on your gravestone when you die? 

Loving Mother (how boring huh?)

 

 

 

 

Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around? 

UGH No!! Can’t stand the “acting”

 

If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??

YES, Zombie Betty would be the first Zombie to plant her little Zombie flag!

 

Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?

As long as I grow old give it to me any way ya want! lol

 

If you were a classic car…. what would you be?¬†

Oh damn, I dunno I don’t know cars what so ever…just one that runs¬†smooth, BLACK, and bad ass.

 

How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

4-6 hours

 

When you are working, what is the view from your window like

No view, I sit on the floor in the living room with a Halloween or scary movie in the background, or my music¬†usually… my view is my mind and my pad of paper ūüėČ

 

What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere? 

Yeah by Usher…I start doing the pizza roll and all!

 

Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man? 

My parents WITH tales of the boogey man.

 

What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work? 

Their kindness, and willingness to let me be me and share in my life events.

 

Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise ?

 ZOMBIE Pin Up Betty 

 

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Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

 

ZOMBIE Pin Up Betty

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bugaboostamps Friday Freebie “My Lil Monster Cute” etc.

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This weeks Freebie Friday digi at Bugaboostamps is  this cute little monster.

Be sure to check out the  half price new releases, available until Tuesday for  just $1.50.







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And  of course you have to check out the deal of the day, a fun bridal image.  Perfect for those summer brides to be.

 

If you haven’t seen them already be sure to check out all the fun Stella & Gus images too.stella_n-Gus

Bugaboostamps Mother’s Day humor, freebie & deals

Over at Bugaboostamps the current deal of the day is¬†¬†“Stella Calendar Months – May”

Now I don’t know about you, but i have a lot of friends who would really appreciate this one LOL. ¬†Mothers day is approaching fast here in the US… May 8th for any of you who had forgotten!

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She’s on sale for only a dollar..yup $1, but only for another 22 hours… so grab her quick !

 

While you are there, don’t forget that the new releases every Tuesday are half price too.. here’s a sneak peek at some of the images.

..and as always.. there is the Freebie Friday, which currently is ¬†….”Tea Time- Tea cup”

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Friday Freebie from Bugaboostamps

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“Hang in there dog” from Bugaboostamps is the Freebie Friday for today…. Don’t forget to check the ¬†digi of the day and the half price new releases that come out every Tuesday ūüôā

Facebook Groups for crafters and colorers

I’ll be adding in a new section for Facebook groups later this week.. but in the meantime, here are some of the groups I belong to…. for anyone interested.  Some of these groups share exclusive discounts, freebies, giveaways and deals for group members.

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Kit and Clowder – Public Group

“We are on online colouring class community specialising in Alcohol Markers (copics, spectrum noirs, promarkers, and more), Pencils, and Distress Ink classes. 

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Club KennyK – Closed Group

Club KennyK has challenges, prizes, freebies, and much more! Share your KennyK Stamps creations and mingle with other fans! Show us how you rock your crafts!!”

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A place where you can share creations, works in progress and ideas using Bloobel Digital Stamps!

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Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps’ Krafty Friends! – Public Group

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is a Canadian rubber and clear stamp company with unique and whimsical designs and an incredibly talented design team!! This group is a place where all the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps customers, friends and fans can share their finished KKS creations, chat, ask questions and hang out!!!

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WELCOME EVERYONE!
I would like to personally welcome everyone to Scrapper’s Delights Creative corner, to be part of my journey and help to inspire each other.

 

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A Place to share your creations using Simply B Stamps, and for general friendship and chit chat

Quick tip on Wink of Stella & Luna pens

 

I was recently asked by a message board member if her newly purchased Wink of Stella pens were dried up and not working. If you are new to Wink of Stella, or Wink of Luna pens you may not be aware of the process to get started with these pens. how-to-prime-your-brush over at CraftingAbility.com gives you the lowdown on  getting started with these pens.

They also have a quick explanation on product storage you might find useful if you are new to some of these products like I am.  I love that CraftingAbility and ZiggyBoard include tip sheets in your package too.  I keep all mine above my desk for easy reference.

 

 

 

 

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Fabric Crafting for the sewing impaired

I can’t sew for toffee, at least not with a machine…. but that doesn’t mean I can’t have fun¬†with some of the gorgeous fabrics available.. right? Here are a few ideas for fun things you can try with fabric block panels, velvet and recycled fabrics.

Fabric Block Panels – ¬†cards, memory box frames ….and more.
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Supplies

Fabric Panel
Fabric Heat Bond
Foam Sheet
Pens for embellishments * optional
Acrylic Sealer * optional
Scissors/cutting tools

 

 

The first panel I did as a tester, which you got a sneak peek at in a previous post is this cute panel from Loralei Designs¬†( <<¬†AFF.¬†LINK ) . ¬†This idea will work with any fabric you can iron heat bond on with, so you recyclers…. have a dig around in your closet for old fabrics before you throw out clothing. ¬†Specially you ladies with kids; before you throw out that piece of clothing,¬†or fabric that got stained beyond redemption. ¬†It’s perfect to use on that favorite photo of your kid covered in peas,or spaghetti sauce. the stains will actually enhance the project ¬† LOL

Later on in this post you will see a few ideas you can try to spice up plain fabrics too ūüôā

 

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Ok, this is a super simple project… these panels can be used on cards, in picture boxes on the front of photo albums… all sorts of cool places you can use these.

 

Cut your fabric panel out.. this image is part of a panel from Loralei Designs¬† ( <<¬†Aff.Link¬†) originally had the border frame on it and was trimmed away at the end. ¬†It just made it easier to trim the shape. ¬†So lets get to the technicals…. this is¬† a very technical process…so play close attention.

 

 

 

  • Cut¬†the panel to size
  • Cut a piece of Heat bond to size
  • Iron fabric to heat bond
  • Remove Heat Bond Backing Paper
  • Iron Fabric ¬†on to a sheet of foam
  • Seal, trim and embellish as desired.
  • Mount on project

I like to spray mine with an acrylic sealer so that I can decorate it with Wink of Stella Glitter pens and glitter gel pens, without the worry of bleeding.  Plus it protects the fabric somewhat and also gives it a slightly stiffer texture and sheen.

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This one is mounted to a 65 lb card stock in a complimentary shade of purple. The Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen was  just enough bling without being OTT.  The edges were done in Wink of Stella Black glitter, but if you want the contrast between foam and the card base.. you can leave it showing.  These multi packs of foam come in so many shades, you may not want to hide it.

Very simple idea…. you can add a sentiment, or embellishment if you want to. ¬†I would have added a ribbon or flower to the hat, over the image for a 3D feel¬†if I had one that matched… but I didn’t have one. ¬†Don’t be ¬†afraid to experiment with texture and layers and 3D .. it can be a lot of fun.

Ok, here is the what NOT to do…. the first panel came out so nice, I cut out a second one. ¬†It didn’t even occur to me that the acrylic spray was going to soak through into the card behind and lift the panel….DO NOT mount directly onto card stock if you plan to use the Acrylic sealer. Of course at the time I was more concerned with…. ‘iron it on to the card after spraying it’….lol

Well following the method used on the other panel, except for the foam backing….resulted in a ¬†lifted fabric panel,so I removed it from¬†the cardboard backing and attached it to a foam sheet ¬†with glue instead. ¬†I really like the spongy feel the foam sheets gives¬†to these projects,¬†so I don’t even know why I decided to try direct on card anyway lol.

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…so here she is salvaged and foam mounted.

This one I kept the fabric frame on, unlike the one above which was trimmed to the inner frame and cut around the pieces that overlapped the edge.

Now there is a story behind this one and it will also explain why I chose to put this one in a box frame, instead of on a card.

The minute I saw this image on my fabric panel, It hit me how much she reminded me of my friends mom, who sadly passed away suddenly a few years ago. ¬†I think it was the attitude and the short spikey hair do. ¬†Mrs B had some feisty LOL. ¬†Well when I saw it, ¬†I decide to go ahead and frame this one and I am going to give it to her daughter. ¬†It’s a very simple project…. it’s just a ¬†background paper with ¬†text about ¬†memories and such….which seemed appropriate. ¬†I just added a ¬†few small¬†simple¬†red flowers and it’s mounted in an 8×8 box frame. ¬†The¬†word imagine was a die cut that was glitzed with a WOS clear glitter pen.

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Super simple ¬†project …. the possibilities to personalize are endless. ¬†I have seen projects that used ¬†fabric from¬†a relatives outfit, ¬†to frame or create a background¬†for a photo of them wearing said outfit. ¬† This¬†would work great for a photo of a deceased loved one… or even just¬†a memories frame of your kid in a favorite outfit.

The fabric panel doesn’t have to be the main focal point of the project.. but it can be. ¬†There are soooo many fabric block panels out there, covering so many themes, in so many sizes… you can probably find one for any occasion, lifestyle etc. ¬†Be sure to check the panel sizes….not the overall panel, but the block sizes ¬†for each individual block if you have a particular project in mind.

I have a huge bucket of recycle material waiting for the right project… so expect to see more of this idea in the coming months.

Now while we are on the subject of fabric and recycling etc.. it may surprise some of you to know.. you can heat emboss on fabric too. ¬†I tried it out on a piece of denim when I first started heat embossing….it’s kinda cool. ¬†Obviously you have to bear in mind the fabric you are going to be doing this on, so don’t try it on flammable materials that will melt under the heat. ¬†You can heat emboss on all sorts of materials.. I have tried it on wood too.. that was pretty cool.

Now I haven’t tried this ….YET….¬†but I am under the impression that the Cricut Explore will cut material quite nicely, specially if it is pre-bonded. ¬†Think of the possibilities if you used the writing feature, even if you didn’t cut it out on the Cricut….. ¬†you can create your own fabric design ….and then color it. ¬†That is definitely something to try for a future project methinks. I have Amy Chomas¬†adapters¬†on my Explore, so my range of pen options is huge …and my home-made, super fine embossing pen would be great to test this out with. ¬†Maybe you will see that in an upcoming project Post… we shall see.

Anywho… next…. Velvet embossing

I don’t have any velvet handy¬†to recycle.. that’s on my list for the next Joann shopping spree. ¬†I’ll hit the bargain bins for end of roll or scraps…. because I have been dying to try Velvet embossing. ¬†All I have here right now is a sample pack of adhesive backed velvet sheets I just got in the mail last week from Elizabeth Craft Designs ( <<¬†Aff.Link)¬†.. yeah you bet I tried it lol. ¬†I have to say it has mixed results depending on the stamp you use for the design….some work better than others. ¬†But I think the biggest problem for me,was the ¬†ironing. ¬†It seemed to move the ¬†velvet around a bit in places and ¬†that created a few bald spots which you can see in the photos. If you have an iron press, as opposed to a hand iron…. this probably wouldn’t be an issue. ¬†Practice however would take card of that issue, I’m sure ¬†ūüôā

It may have been the heat was too much in places…. or movement…. not too sure at this point. I liked the overall idea and effect, it just needs more practice. ¬†One thing I had to try, because I found some of the stamps were just too busy to be embossed as is….and didn’t have enough impact…. I inked it first LOL.
Yup I know…. it’s a crazy idea since you would expect it to get all over the fabric/velvet… but it was surprisingly clean. ¬†With patience and practice, I bet you could get a pristine stamp with no residual. ¬†And there you have it,¬†I was left with a velvet embossed image with a contrast outline. ¬†Again a few bald spots.. but the idea is definitely worth further exploration. ¬†I think if it was done on regular velvet fabric that the ¬†problem would¬†be resolved.

It’s hard to photograph this ¬†to show how cool it really is.. but I hope you can at least get an idea from the pictures.

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Stay tuned for lots more fun fabric projects in the future … If you have any cool fabric projects you want to share…. leave a comment below, or hop on over to the message board and share your projects.¬† ¬†We¬†love to see other people’s project pics.¬†ūüôā

 

If you are looking for Fabric Panels…. try Ebay or Amazon …. and your local¬†fabric stores like¬†Joann and Hancock Fabrics all carry great fabrics

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