tami sanders * paper crafter

tami sanders is a paper crafter that teaches locally and does design work for a few companies…


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CHA inspired…

hello! today i’d like to share my monthly design team project for Clearsnap…

it’s a MixEd MEdiA Altered Canvas that was inspired by Summer CHA. I showed a sneak peek of the project last month on the Clearsnap Facebook page, and now, it’s ALL done and ready to share!

For me, CHA is always an amazing source of inspiration. And with this year’s MixEd MEdiA theme tying in with the New Donna Salazar MixEd MEdiA iNX, all kinds of fresh ideas for new projects came to mind.

The CHA display that I found most fascinating this year was the Mixed Media Fashion Show where over a dozen EXTREMELY talented designers used various materials to sculpt fantasy dresses.

So I took what I saw and gathered up some souvenirs of my CHA trip; receipts, baggage claim checks, airline tickets, dinner receipts, notes I made and more. I also rounded up a few of the stamps I had used in the classes I taught at CHA. Then I raided my hoard of vintage “junque” and collected some more Clearsnap products to use. All were combined into one piece of MixEd MEdiA aRt

The background is a flat canvas that was first “painted” with layers of the Donna Salazar MixEd MEdiA iNX. The inks blend BEAUTIFULLY and they are so mayo-like super creamy, that the coverage is AWESOME! You can use the Stylus and Blender Tip to apply and blend the inks, but I must confess to cover and blend large areas, or to add a little touch of ink, I like to use my FINGERS! In my opinion art should be a little MESSY! 

Circles of script were stamped in Black ink while the canvas was still “wet”, then, the entire piece was sprinkled with and embossed using Clear Embossing Powder. Scrolls and words were added and embossed in Sterling Silver. Finally, flowers were stamped using the MixEd MEdiA iNX and embosed in Opalescent Clear and finished with vintage button centers…

 
 

The wood dress form was from KaiserCraft; they were using it for a make & take during CHA and were kind enough to give me one to use on the blog. The stand portion was inked using Jasmine MixEd MEdiA iNX, then stamped in Black with a script stamp and embossed using Clear Embossing Powder, while the base was inked in Black…

The body was covered with a woven piece that was made by cutting pieces of my black and white “souvenirs” into thin strips and weaving them together. The piece was fitted to the mannequin, then trimmed to fit. MixEd MEdiA iNX in Honey and Chiffon were rubbed on to add some color…

To further embellish the dress form, a vintage junque-jewelry rhinestone piece was adhered as a choker, and paper roses and leaves were made from more ticket and receipt pieces that had been tinted using Smooch Spritz. After they were formed, they were rubbed with MixEd MEdiA iNX in Honey…

 
The two tiered skirt has a canvas fabric overskirt and vintage pattern piece underskirt. The canvas was first stamped and embossed with a Damask pattern using Top Boss Tinted Embossing Pad and Opalescent Clear Embossing Powder. Then it was spritzed with multiple colors of Smooch Spritz. The tissue underskirt was stamped in the same pattern but with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink, then it too was sprayed with several Smooch Spritzes, but this time in brighter shades. The canvas was gathered and adhered using Beacon 3-in-1 glue – which is PERFECT for use with Mixed Media projects as it can be used to adhere a multitude of different surfaces. Scor-Tape was used to gather and adhere the underskirt…

The ribbon trim was made by dyeing vintage seam binding using Smooch Spritz, then crumpling the ribbon tightly in a napkin while it was still wet. After the ribbon dried, it was adhered using Scor-Tape…

Since I plan to display this piece in my studio, the words chosen were my favorite “3 I’s of Crafting” — Inspiration, Imagination and Innovation. The words were made by stamping the letters in Wicked Black Dye Ink, with several different alphabet stamp sets, on a piece of file folder that had been bLinGeD up with Smooch Spritz . The letters were cut apart and slightly “crumpled”. Then they were distressed using Leather MixEd MEdiA iNX applied with a Stylus and Blender Tip…

The wood disc was rubbed with several colors of MixEd MEdiA iNX, then stamped with a damask pattern in the Chiffon Ink. A button embellished with a vintage piece of junque-jewelry served to hyphenate the word… 

 SUPPLIES:

Clearsnap Products:

Other Products:

If you haven’t tried the new MixEd MEdiA iNX you need to find them and give them a try in order to fully appreciate their creamy goodness!

And please go by and visit the CLEARSNAP BLOG, new posts are added everyday by their talented hostesses and Design Team Members.

And don’t think you need to be an “artist” to give this art form a whirl, all you need is a pile of goodies and a little inspiration, imagination and innovation!

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class and crop notes

i have updated my class info for september and you can find ALL the dates for the various locations i teach at on the sidebar on the left. i have also added a new bar for SCRAPBOOK STUDIO, and all classes and crops for that location, whether they are taught by me or not, will be posted there.

here are some highlights for september:

9/3: 6th Annual Shirley Young Memorial Crop:

To celebrate the life of the incomparable Shirley Young, Scrapbook Studio is joining forces with The Scrapbooking Factory to host a “Six-Pack & A Crop”. Even if you never met her, please join us to make 6 two-page layouts and crop for 15 hours, all for the low price of $40. This also includes a goody bag, friendship and fun!!! What a deal!!!

What: 6th annual Shirley Young Memorial Crop

When: Saturday, September 3, 2011… from 9AM to midnite

Where: Courtyard by Marriot at the Rim

Price: $40

Sign Up: Jane Pfeiffer at 210 857-8697 or e-mail her at jane@thescrapbookingfactory.com for more details  

Space is limited, so please call soon to sign up! For those of you who have attended one of Jane’s retreats, the crop will be held in the same spacious room that she has her retreat at. You get a VERY large table all to yourself and will have PLENTY of room to crop!

9/8: PhotoFULL and Money $aving $ketches classes at Stamp Antonio

i have added an afternoon PhotoFULL class since it has been VERY MUCH requested! i am hoping that all of you who have requested it will now make plans to attend! LOL! the afternoon and evening classes will feature the exact same project – so don’t think you need to attend both! but maybe having the afternoon option will be more convenient for some of you.

9/27: PhotoFULL and Money $aving $ketches classes at Scrapbook N’ More

also as requested, i have begun teaching my 2 monthly classes at Scrapbook N’ More in new braunfels. these classes will feature the SAME projects that are offered earlier in the month at Stamp Antonio. so if Scrapbook N’ More is a more convenient location for you, OR if you usually attend classes at Stamp Antonio and the dates in a given month don’t work for you, now you have an option! this works vice versa too!

9/30: Cards to “Dye” for class at Stamp Antonio

and for those of you who have asked about card classes, i am slated to do one at the end of the month at Stamp Antonio. you’ll make 3 cards, each one demonstrating a different technique using ColorBox’s new Archival Dye inks. i’ll have pics of samples up soon. this class will be a version of the class i taught for Clearsnap at CHA.

SCRAPBOOK STUDIO notes…

the schedule for crops for the remainder of the year is now up at the SCRAPBOOK STUDIO website under the “classes” tab. BUT, please be sure to double check dates as events get closer, since they are being announced so far in advance, they are SUBJECT TO CHANGE. we have added a new crop, the “kit r’ duncrop! this crop is designed specifically to give you time to assemble Scrapbook Studio kits that you have purchased! we don’t want you letting kits pile up, we want you to put them together, get photos on them and get them in your albums. with that in mind, this crop is ABSOLUTELY FREE! the only requirement is that you work on SCRAPBOOK STUDIO kits during the crop!

FUTURE CLASSES…

a few things that are in the works are kids classes, christmas, disney and school themed altered book classes. whens and wheres will be announced as the details are finalized.

thanks to all of you who support and encourage me!


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Welcome Blog Hoppers!

Welcome to the

 Clearsnap & Scor-Pal 

Summer Fun Blog Hop 2011!!

our lovely design teams have created some wonderful summer fun projects with the Scor-Pal, brimming with inspiration and of course lots of Clearsnap Inks!

visit each design team member’s blog to see what inspiring projects they have to share. leave a comment on each blog. we’ll choose one winner from all of the   comments posted to receive a prize pack from:

 Clearsnap and another from Scor-Pal.

here are the links to the Clearsnap Blog, Scor-Pal Blog and all participating designers… the links can be cut and pasted in your browser if the embeded links don’t work for you. we don’t want any hoppers getting lost along the way! and if you are jumping in at the middle of the hop, please be sure to circle around and see ALL the projects on ALL the designer’s blogs!

Clearsnap Blog ………. http://clearsnap.blogspot.com

Scor-Pal Blog ………. http://scor-pal.blogspot.com

Mary Dawn Quirindongo  ………. http://mypinkmexico.blogspot.com

Diane Zechman ………. http://papercookies.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com

Sabrina Alery ………. http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com

Gini Cagle ………. http://ginicagle.blogspot.com

Jean Okimoto ………. http://davebrethauer.typepad.com/inkollage

Lisa Andrews ………. http://scrappingwithlisa.blogspot.com

Daniela Dobson ………. http://danieladobson.blogspot.com

Katie Tate ………. http://bothsidesofthepaper.blogspot.com

Charlotte Jenkins ………. http://suepup.blogspot.com

Stephanie Ackerman ………. http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com

YOU ARE HERE!

Tami Sanders  ………. http://tamisanders.com 

GO HERE NEXT!

Robyn Weatherspoon ………. http://robynweatherspoon.blogspot.com

Tami Mayberry ………. http://tamimayberry.blogspot.com

Jennifer Priest ………. http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com

now, on to the project! Scor-Pal is a quick and easy way to score any of your paper projects that need to be folded and/or creased: cards, mini books, boxes and MORE!

i wanted to see what other uses i could find for it. i like to add texture to my projects, and pleating is VERY popular right now. so i thought i’d try and use the Scor-Pal to add some interesting dimension to my 1 Hot Summer Journal project…

i thought it might be fun to try to make my own plaid paper using the Scor-Pal. so i first spritzed cardstock with some Gold Glow Smooch Spritz as a base color {i started with a 12 X 12 piece, then cropped to 8 X 8; reserve extra for use below}. and then to pleat, i scored the cardstock at 1/4″, then 3/4″, then 1″, then 1 1/2″, etc; this creates a pattern of 1/4″ sections separated by 1/2″ sections. when you pleat the paper, you’ll have sections that will be “hidden” when you spray on a second color and those areas will remain the base color…

to hold the pleats together while you spray the paper, use the Scor-Tape along the short sides. just apply a strip to each side, then remove the backing and stick the pleated paper to a piece of scrap paper {the tape will release easily by heating it a bit with a heat gun, or using undu}….

once the paper is pleated and secured to a scrap paper, place in the Color Catcher and spritz with Carrot Cake Smooch Spritz

let the paper dry, or speed up dry time with a heat gun. remove tape and here’s what you’ve created…

next iron your paper flat – or as flat as you can get it, then score and fold it the other way. tape and spritz the same as before, this time using Citrus Tickle Smooch Spritz. unfold and iron and here’s your plaid!

to create the sun, i pleated some of the leftover Gold Glow spritzed paper using the same 1/4″, then 1/2″, then 1/4″ scores, pleated it up, then taped it on the back in several places. then i adhered it to a scrap of cardstock, and traced and cut out a circle. since i had the Scor-Tape handy, it’s center circle looked just right!

for the rays, i thought a little “diagonal” might be fun! so i used the Scor-Tape to adhere the other leftover piece of Gold Glow cardstock to my Scor-Pal{don’t worry, the tape will come up! just use a little undu to clean if needed}…

then i used the same scoring pattern and pleated, taped and sprayed as before using Carrot Cake Smooch Spritz. once the piece was dry, i cut it into 1/4″ and 1/2″ strips, then tore off pieces and attached them to the back of the sun using Scor-Tape

for the waves, i spritzed some kraft cardstock with Sea Kiss and Ice Rink Smooch Spritz. i stamped “SUMMER” {My Sentiments Exactly: School Days Upper} on one strip, then they were ready to layer on the cover…

for the “1 hot”, i first scored a scrap piece of kraft paper at 1/8″ intervals both vertically and horizontally across, then i drew and cut out the “1”. it was then inked with Orange Pigment Ink, i also used a Stylus and a Blender Tip to apply a bit of Leather Mix’d Media Inx over it to bring out the creases. this same technique and ink was used to age and antique all the other pieces as well. the “hot” {My Sentiments Exactly: School Days Lower/Numbers} was stamped using the Leather Mix’d Media Inx and then, before it dried completely, i streaked on a bit of Marigold and Orange Pigment Inks, applied using the Stylus and a Blender Tip to create some “heat waves”…

to assemble the book, i cut 2 – 8 1/2 X 8″ pieces of kraft cardstock and scored them at 1/2″ along the left short side. then i cut filler paper to fit inside the book, using the holes that were on it. mark the holes in the scored tab area of the covers, punch, stack pieces and thread with jute; tie ends in a bow towards bottom third.

to embellish cover, tear plaid piece around all edges, and adhere to front. then adhere waves, using 3D Foam Squares to adhere “Summer” stamped piece at bottom. use 3D Foam Squares to adhere sun at upper left, then use more 3D Foam Squares to adhere “1 hot” at center of sun.

use the book to add photos and notes about YOUR summer…

i printed my photo on a piece of text weight speckled tan paper, then tore around the edges. i also used INK to emphasize some of the words — Aqua Pigment Ink for “COOL”, and Orange Pigment Ink for “Scorching”.

i hope you enjoyed this project and found a few new techniques to try using your Scor-Pal.

i also hope you are having a good time on this bLoG hOp; there are still a few more stops for you to make before you are done! Your next destination is at awesome Clearsnap Designer Robyn Weatherspoon’s blog.

and don’t forget to leave comments so you can be entered to win some AWESOME prizes!