Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hanukkah's Next Week!

You know how you plan waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy in advance to do something and then BAM, where'd the time go? Uh huh. And Mother Nature is NOT helping since I need to mail these and she brought snow during Thanksgiving week. Dear Mother: It is not supposed to snow in Seattle in November! Did you perhaps confuse us with Minnesota? Good thing Hanukkah is eight days so if these are a little late...

 I started with 5x5 wood plaques, painted them black, then dry brushed with white, then blue, then gold. Created a "Subway Art" thingy on my computer, printed out on regular copy paper and then the fun began! I have this giant jar of JudiKins Mica Gloss I bought at a stamp show.  It's magical stuff to play with and it's wonderful for making background papers. I wasn't sure about printing on the glossed paper so I printed first, and then went over the printout with the Mica Gloss. It's transparent enough to see through. You don't need a lot of each color so I put drops of it on a plastic sheet protector, brayered it ( lightly...so things don't get muddy) and then went over my printouts. This pic doesn't capture how the gold really gleams.  Once dry, Mod Podged that onto my prepared plaque.
Made the background paper for the cards using the same materials and technique. Computer generated dreidel which I mounted on navy blue velvet paper, then on Stardreams gold scrap leftover from the card. Embellished with "Diamond" Stickles and blue adhesive rhinestones. Computer generated sentiment.

Had some scraps left from my background papers and card so of course made tags! Finished with fibers and ribbon on hand. And after all of that, I have pretty "trash" leftover because here's the paper that was underneath the papers I brayered:

You can see the gold glisten a bit better here.  
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10 comments:

Netty said...

wow there are some terrific techniques going on here am loving them. Great work again, hugs Annette x

Chrissy said...

Wow - I love it all - as always! You just always come up with the best ideas! Love!!

Christine said...

Okay...Mica gloss...on my list-check! I have never heard of that before, but it sounds pretty fabulous. I love the Subway Art creation...ALOT!

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

Those look awesome. Especially the plaque!

Lori said...

Wow! These are fantastic! Love that background shimmer!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Very pretty! I'm seriously starting to have project envy...

Linda said...

Lovely pieces, Carol! The Mica Gloss gives a great look! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

I love the tones in the subway plaque!!

Michelle L. said...

Gor-gee-ous! Hey, I'm from Seattle! Stay warm and safe, snow is a great excuse to keep indoors and make stuff.

Sandy Ang said...

Such great projects !