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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{merry} christmas canvas on the TCW blog…

hello!

are you getting things checked off your holiday list? mine are being ticked off VERY SLOWLY! Christmas seems to come faster and faster every year. the more i try to be prepared, the less prepared i feel!

i did manage to finish a canvas that i started in my altered canvas class last month. it even has a PHOTO on it! we went to a tree farm and found a very fat, very “crazy” Christmas tree! it is definitely different, but that is why we liked it. i snapped a photo of the hubbie and kids standing in front of it before we chopped it down. it went perfect with the canvas colors {i wonder how THAT happened – surely i didn’t select the clothes JUST to match the canvas – or did i! LOL!}

here is a pic of the finished canvas…

merry canvas wm - tcw,the crafter's workshop,izink,mix'd media inx,tami sanders

you can view the post about this project on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog here: {MERRY} ALTERED CANVAS.

if you visit the TCW BLOG, please post a comment there so i’ll know you stopped by!

thanks, and if i don’t get a chance to post again…

have a merry CHRISTmas…

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altered canvas class & crop…

the altered canvas class featuring TCW stencils and inks from Clearsnap is THIS saturday, november 8 at scrapbook n’ more from 12-4:30, space is still available…

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cost is $35, and you can make an additional canvas if you like for $20.

YOUR canvas does not have to look like MY canvas unless you want it to. we’ll go over basic techniques for adding layers and texture to your canvas, then you will be able to select from DOZENS of TCW stencils and lots of Clearsnap Inks to create your own custom canvas. i’ll also have a selection of embellishments for you to use – from keys for “manly” canvases to flowers for “girlie” canvases.

these custom canvases would make GREAT christmas gifts!

then, from 5-11, i’ll be hosting at crop at Scrapbook N’ More. bring unfinished “tami” projects or anything you’d like me to help with. cost is only $10, but it you sign up by TODAY, november 5, you will get a $5 credit to use during the crop {not applicable to the $10 crop fee}.

please call Scrapbook N’ More at (830) 214-1690 to sign up for the class or crop or for more info.

thanks,


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creative canvas class

hi!

i’ve finished the sample for the Creative Canvas Class and dropped it by Scrapbook N’ More today. coincidentally, susan was pricing and stocking a HUGE order of stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop! lots of GREAT designs!

here are the deets for the class:

date: saturday, nov. 8

time: 12:00 to 4:30

cost: $35

supplies: 4X6 or 5 X 5 photo, zip dry or 3-in-1 glue {or both if you have them}, 3D foam squares or tape andu heat gun {there will be a few heat guns you can use in class, but you’ll be doing a LOT of drying, so bring your own if you have one!}

and here is my sample canvas, along with some closeup shots of the details – you can click on it to enlarge…

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YOUR canvas won’t look just like mine – unless you want it to. YOU will select your own ink colors, stencils and accessories to create your own UNIQUE canvas. before you start on your own canvas, i’ll show you some simple techniques so you can learn how to add layers of ink and patterns to add depth to your project and we’ll also work on techniques for adding texture.

i have DOZENS of stencils in all sorts of designs, patterns and themes from The Crafter’s Workshop for you to use…

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i also have lots of pigment inks in gorgeous rich, creamy colors – Mix’d Media Inx from Clearsnap…

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as well as some specialty inks from Aladine, distributed by Clearsnap, Izinks – which are a hybrid mix of ink and paint and come in beautiful shimmery colors…

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you’ll also learn how to hand-dye vintage seam binding to use on your canvas too…

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you’ll  get to select accent ribbons, jute and cording as well as vintage trinkets and treasures to use to embellish and customize your canvas. i’ll have other embellishments to select from, so if keys and tape measures aren’t your thing, you can choose something else.

the class lasts 4 1/2 hours, so you’ll have lots of time to work on your project.

there is also a crop that night, and i’ll be hosting it! so you can plan to come and play all day if you like.

the crop will be from 5:00 to 11:00 and is $10. but if you sign up and pay by wednesday, november 5, you’ll get a $5 coupon that you can use to shop with crop night!

if you have unfinished “tami” projects like altered books, photoFULL or money $aving layout classes, bring them and i’ll be glad to help you with them. {if you want to work on an altered book, if you’ll use the contact me form at the top and let me know which book, i may be able to bring the sample book.}

an altered canvas makes a great gift, and the holidays are right around the corner! so keep gifting in mind when contemplating what photo and theme you would like to do.


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child’s stenciled apron on Clearsnap Blog

hi!

i added a project to Clearsnap Blog last week using some of the same products and techniques we will use in the “GET CRAFTY” class on november 2 at Stamp Antonio

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the class fee of $18 includes a canvas tote, but there will be other things available for additional purchase like this child’s apron, adult aprons and more totes. all priced at under $8 each. so you can come and make as many items as you like during the 4 hour workshop. this really takes the cost of each item you make WAY down! and these items make FAB-U-LOUS, personalized gifts for the holidays.

you can view the details of this apron here: Clearsnap and Ann Butler


krafting with kids!

my neice talia is visiting us this week and she is a krafty kid who likes to scrapbook and play with paper, glue and bLiNg!

i had made a canvas collage for my sister-in-law, talia’s mom, for mother’s day and talia wanted to make something like it to decorate her locker at school….

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{this project was posted on the Clearsnap Blog on 5/8/2013: Home & Family Canvas Collage – you can find the complete supplies and general project directions there.}

talia started with a base coat of some light colors of ColorBox Pigment Ink as a backdrop for her canvas. using the ColorBox Stylus & Tips made inking the canvas easier and a lot less messy! the inks were then given a few swipes and smudges with a clean paper towel to blend the colors together at the edges.

talia then chose some templates from The Crafter’s Workshop to use to add MORE depth to her background. ColorBox Stylus & Tips were again used to apply the ink.

after the inks dried, talia then diecut some glitter paper using dies from Spellbinders and layered them with some 3D stickers.

Zip Dry from Beacon is a VERY forgiving glue as any excess “ooze” can be cleaned up quickly and easily so it’s a good choice for kids over age 8 or so {and those of us over 8 who are messy crafters!} and since talia is a little older, i let her use Beacon’s 3-in-1 glue as well as it is GREAT for trims, flowers and embellies. it is a quick grab glue, so it works fast!

flowers, rhinestones, glitter chipboard letters and some trims were added and a ribbon for hanging was the finishing touch.

here are some pics of the process and the finished project…

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there’s still time to crank out a few craft items with your kiddos before summer is O-FFICIALLY OVER :(

and decor for their lockers or embellishing bland and boring folders and notebooks for back to school are great project ideas!

— tami


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Clearsnap & Momenta Blog Hop!!!

“Welcome to the Momenta – Clearsnap Blog Hop!!! We’re sharing some great projects using Momenta and Clearsnap products together to make paper crafty happiness! Grab a nice tall glass of lemonade and soak in the inspiration.

Plus, what’s a hop without goodies??? Leave a comment on each blog in the Hop to be entered to win a prize pack of Clearsnap and Momenta goodies valued at $75!! Use the rafflecopter widget on the Clearsnap Blog for extra entries by liking our Facebook Page etc.  

Happy Hopping!”

hello! thanks for hopping with us today!

my project is an altered canvas; a gift for a friend who just had a baby girl. i started with Momenta’s Creative Canvas. the premade designs were adorable – but designed for a baby BOY! so I decided to alter the canvas using some pretty papers and cardstocks from Momenta jazzed up with inks and more from Clearsnap.

here’s the finished project…

i altered the script paper by using Schoolhouse and Vintage Mix’d Media Inx applied using the Stylus & Tip and CHL Cardmaking Template from Momenta…

and Chiffon Mix’d Media Inx and coordinating Embossing Powder to alter this printed paper…

Smooch Spritzes in Spun Sugar and Cashmere  and Sprays! in Strawberry were used to spritz printed papers, flowers, lace and ribbons. and Pralines and Cream Fairy Dust Glitter adds some pretty shimmer…

a few tiny touches, like a beautiful pearl head pin and hanging crystal and a safety pin with a tiny tag add  to the piece…

a frame, that was part of the embellishment pack for the canvas, was covered in kraft paper, then a design was added using Leather Mix’d Media Inx and the Momenta stencil…

a few pearl swirls and a name added with some vintage letter cards provided the finishing touches…

NOW… on to your next stop! scan down the list to the link marked “GO HERE NEXT”. all the links are listed just in case you are jumping in at the middle or get lost along the way. enjoy the rest of the hop! 

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

Pinky Hobbs: http://blueyecicle.blogspot.com/

Diana Gonzalez: http://www.arteypoemas.com/

Sarabeth Burke: http://www.chroniclesofsarita.blogspot.com/

Tami Sanders: http://www.tamisanders.com/ * YOU ARE HERE

Kristine Berc: http://stashofprettypaper.blogspot.com/ * GO HERE NEXT

Megan Aaron: http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/

Nicole Wise: http://fourwiseguys.blogspot.com/

Denise Hahn: http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/

Christa Uttley: http://dowhatyoulove-maxadriane.blogspot.com/

Suzanne Austin: http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/

Kazan Clark: http://nunutoolies.blogspot.com/

Momenta: http://mymomentablog.blogspot.com/


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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:

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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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world premiere…

yes, it’s true… this morning saw the launching of a brand new, oh so exciting youtube video by your’s truly! LOL!

i can ASSURE you that making a video was the LAST thing i thought i’d ever do. i don’t consider myself very TECH-savvy, so the thought of trying to record myself doing a demo without making a mistake, or trying to figure out how to edit out the mistakes was a little daunting. but my dh bought me a great laptap for my birthday, and the “Create” button with a “Movie” mode has been staring at me for awhile now. it made it look so easy, just a few quick steps — click here, cut there — and viola! it’s a movie! of course, NOTHING is that easy, cute little buttons or not, and i did run into several problems along the way. but, i’m proud to say that i was able to figure them out all by myself and upload my finished product to youtube!

i will warn you that it is not the most “polished” video around, i have a LOT to learn about filming, lighting and editing, but i didn’t think it was too bad for a first attempt.

so, if you’d like to take a quickie- class/demo using the new SPRITZ BOARD by HAMPTON ART and SMOOCH SPRITZES by CLEARSNAP, you can take a peek here: my first video

the project is a spring-themed altered canvas.

tfl!