tami sanders * paper crafter

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


happy halloween!

hello!

i have a halloween project that i would like to share with you! i know, i know it’s been a LONG time since i just shared a project, and i didn’t have much time to whip something up today. BUT — this project literally took about 15 minutes from beginning to end!

i love all things vintage, and that includes old halloween and those fabulous monsters featured in the classic horror films from the 50’s and before. dracula, frankenstein, the werewolf, the mummy creature from the black lagoon… and MORE.

so while perusing the aisles of my local dollar store, i happened to spot halloween colored candles in plain glass holders. i thought it would be great to add some halloween graphics to the outside of the holders to dress them up.

so i searched on the web and found some images from those films that i wanted to use and copied them into a word document. i adjusted the size of the images to fit on the front of the candle holders…

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then i printed them out on a sheet of Computer Grafix Clear Adhesive Backed Ink Jet Film from GRAFIX. i LOVE this product! you can print on it, draw on it, stamp on it – as long as you are using a permanent ink you are good to go! you are basically creating a clear sticker to put on whatever it is that you want to embellish. the film also comes without the adhesive backing and in a matte white finish. but for this project the clear is perfect!

i cut out the designs, peeled off the backings and put them on the candles, take a look…

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quick and easy! and i think they look fun! a great way to add a bit of “retro” to your halloween decor.

and here is what they look like all lit up in the dark…

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frankenstien was a little hard to photograph! but i REALLY liked how dracula came out! take a look…

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you can experiment with the brightness and contrast of your images to get them just right. a lot depends on the color of your candle. the lighter colors worked best i think.

this would be a great way to embellish candles for other occasions as well: holidays, birthdays, weddings…

and it is SO QUICK and EASY to do! you could print full pages of multiple images if you need large quanties of candles.

but picture this technique on other items as well, like picture frames, mirrors, notebooks, really anything that needs a little dress up.

hope you enjoyed and have a sPOoKy Halloween!


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i have some great projects and pics i’d like to share with you…

first, it’s always nice to see what you “creatives” make using things learned in my classes. delia recently sent me a FABULOUS sports themed altered book that she made for her nephew. she just recently gifted him with it and she said he first question was “how long did it take you to make this?”. how NICE that her nephew truly understood and appreciated what an amazing labor of love the book was.

delia, amazingly, has only taken my altered book classes by “kit”, she hasn’t been able to actually come to class. FAB to know that it CAN be done through directions alone – guess MY time spent on the directions is worthwhile and appreciated as well!

delia generously agreed to let me share her awesome project with you, so take a look…

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on may 21, i held a monoprinting workshop using the new MONOPRINT PLATES by Grafix

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monoprinting is fun to do and there are a VARIETY of great techniques to create unique designs and papers and embellishments to use on all your papercrafting.

Clearsnap

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and DecoArt

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along with Grafix supplied some of our products to play with in the class.

here are some pics from the class, everyone had their own “clothesline” to hang the prints they made up to dry – and let me tell you – everyone made LOTS of prints! good, messy fun was had by all. click on pics to enlarge and enable “scroll through”view…

susan at Scrapbook n’ More still had a few of the Monoprint Plates in stock if you would like to check them out or pick a set up!

i have some other personal projects i’d like to share, but i’ll save them for another post!


NEW! monoprinting workshop

hi all!

i have added a new class to my calendar – a MONOPRINTING WORKSHOP…

  • have you heard about monoprinting and wanted to learn more about the process?
  • do you want to discover how to “multi-task” products you probably already have by using them to create monoprints?
  • interested in art journaling? cardmaking? scrapbooking? paper crafting? home décor projects?

then come to this workshop to learn how to use paints, inks and more to create monoprints that can be incorporated into various other projects.

we will be using a Monoprint Plate from Grafix, inks from Clearsnap and paints from DecoArt in the workshop.

here are a few samples of the types of monoprints we will be creating during this workshop…

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learn how to get different looks using some of the same products…

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find out how to create watercolors without needing to know how to draw OR watercolor!

class includes 1 monoprint plate, $10 product credit and various papers for you to use to create your own prints.

saturday, may 21

1:30 to 5:00

$ 32

supply list is just your IMAGINATION and DESIRE TO CREATE!

the class will be held at Scrapbook n’ More in new braunfels, you can call them at 830-214-1690 to sign up or to get more information.

i will also be teaching a mini album class earlier that same day – if you want to plan a day out to craft, you can sign up for BOTH classes!

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the mini album features the new TOY BOX line by Bo Bunny

this book is a terrific way to tell the “story” of YOUR kiddos or grandkiddos in photos. great for gifting to!

this bright and colorful mixed media album features 4 wood pages separated by a felt page, a tag pocket page and a mini file folder page. the mini file folder page opens to reveal a spot for journaling as well as for extra photos.

there are LOTS of spaces for photos too as some of the photo mats are “flaps” that open to reveal MORE places to add photos. also numerous pockets, tags and such to make the book interesting.

this is a simple project that even a beginner paper crafter can tackle, but i think experienced crafters will find a few new ideas and techniques as well.

space for this class is VERY limited, call Scrapbook n’ More at 830-214-1690 to sign up or for more info.

saturday, may 21

10:00 to 12:30

$ 36

click HERE for supply list.

please let me know if you have any questions about either class, thanks!


brilliantly colored and foiled Easter eggs!

hi all!

i recently created some projects for GRAFIX and would like to share them with you over the next week or so.

one of the projects used the new Artist-tac, a dry adhesive, to add foil accents to paper mâché Easter eggs…

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the Artist-Tac was used to add the designs to the eggs: punched circles for dots and wide and narrow strips for stripes. the eggs get their GORGEOUS colors from Izink Inks and the foils are Designer Foils, both from Clearsnap.

i created a Snapguide that shows you step-by-step how you can make these eggs yourself…

Check out this guide on Snapguide


shrink plastic mosaic tile frame with TCW stencils

hello!

i have a new post up on THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOP BLOG

i used Stencils from TCW, Matte Shrink Film from Grafix and Surfacez Inks from Clearsnap to create this framed quote…

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you can view the project as well as a link to a Snapguide i made to show you how to make this frame step-by-step in both photos and written directions on the TCW Blog.

please leave me a comment on the TCW Blog if you stop by so i’ll know you visited!

thanks!


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first TCW design team project!

hi all!

i just posted my very first project as a TCW dt member on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog!

i made some shrink plastic earrings using several of the new TCW stencils and Surfacez Ink by Clearsnap.

you can view the post here… GRAFITTI EARRINGS

please come over and visit, and i’d love for you to leave a comment to let me know you stopped by!

thank you!


guest blogger on TCW

hello!

i was a guest blogger this week on The Crafter’s Workshop Blog.

i made a necklace using a TCW template, colored pencils and a NEW! shrink plastic from Grafix: Super Sanded. Super Sanded shrink plastic is specially made to work well with colored pencils.

TCW has HUNDREDS of templates in different styles and themes to use for projects in lots of different medias.

if you’d like to see my post, click FLUTTER-BYE. {or cut and paste: http://www.thecraftersworkshop.com/blog/?p=3407 in your browser}

thanks!


CONTEST on the Clearsnap Blog!

hi!

i just posted a new project on the Clearsnap Blog… a pair of Steampunk Halloween Earrings…

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if you like them and would like to find out how to make them – AND have a chance to win them

please view the post: STEAMPUNK HALLOWEEN EARRINGS

thanks!

tami

 


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project at crafts n’ things…

i just found out that a project i did for GRAFIX, was featured online and in their e-mail blast as a craft of the day at Crafts n’ Things…

if you’d like to check it out, you can click HERE

there are written directions and photos if you click on “make this craft“, or there is a button for a video tutorial that i did on YouTube for the project.

i also was excited to notice that Grafix included several of my projects in their collage of “50” in celebration for their fiftieth year. there is a birdhouse, an altered book and 2 banners in the “5”. you can see bigger pics of the projects HERE.

those of you who have took the “in the garden” altered book class or “french country” recipe binder might remember those wonderful custom embellies for the projects made from Grafix’s White Inkjet Shrink Film.  i have been playing with it quite a bit as it looks like a bisque clay after it is baked!

i’m SURE i’ll be able to work some Shrink Film in to that Steampunk Spells Altered Book! :)

tfl!


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new class! “french country” recipe binder

hello!

i have a new class to introduce! “french country” recipe binder…

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in this class we will be deconstructing {a nice way of saying TEARING UP} a vintage book and transforming it into a recipe binder. and for those of you have taken my altered book classes before – this is NOTHING like my altered book classes! this is something totally NEW! 

so if you have a big stash of clipped recipes, or have been wanting to document some of your family’s favorite recipes, this class is for you! the binder can hold a TON of recipes, and you’ll have space to make comments or notes about the recipes too. there are 7 sections in the binder: appetizers, soups & salads, main dishes, side dishes, breads, desserts and beverages.

the “recipes” title piece on the cover, and the divider tabs were all designed and custom made for this project. they are made from a special, printable shrink film made by GRAFIX and have the feel of a matte clay when finished.

we’ll also be using some products from CLEARSNAP to embellish the binder. ColorBox Chalk Inks tint the shrink plastic pieces, the Jumbo Rollagraph and Jumbo Design Wheel, Watermark Ink and Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder will add a subtle pattern and dimension to the title pages that were also designed specially for this project. and Smooch Illuminate, that will add some glimmer and shine to the cover.

the class will be held at SCRAPBOOK N’ MORE in New Braunfels on saturday, june 8 from 1:30 to 5:00, cost is $35. space for this class is limited, so please sign up early if you are interested. you can sign up or get more information by calling Scrapbook n’ More at (830) 214-1690.

thanks!