I will call this "Rhapsody in Copper" (with big arm flourish, gazing nobly into the future, where my genius will imprinted upon all who gaze upon my art-like, at the Smithsonian or somewhere like that. Wait...that's not the place with all the art, is it? Sigh. Genius is hard.)
Soooooo.....once again, I sneak in just under the wire. You'd never know that I spend the majority of time on these sketches, I bet. Actually, I average 4 cards per FMS challenge. I send them to my friend SP, who says "Love it, Hate it (or) Wait until my Tylenol 3 kicks in...I've got to be on SOMETHING to stare at your creations for longer than 3 seconds."
You've got to love someone fearless enough to be honest!! :)
If you go back several posts, you can find the person to blame for my heated copper obsession. I ran some sheets through my Big Shot using my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, then took the heat gun (along with my safety and well-being) into my over-caffeinated hands and BAM! We have my focal point!
Heated copper isn't difficult. It just takes a while for the copper to heat up and produce the colors above. But I think it's worth it, in the end. MAN, I love the look! You can also dry emboss it! It's a terrific addition to a card...ANY card.
I used Mother Teresa's saying from SU! Inspired by nature and a sheet of actual cherry wood from Mixed Media 101. I took a piece of organza ribbon and a piece of jute and knotted it on the PTI Rustic Cream Cardstock.
Date: Monday, April 21, 2014 GMT Views: 753
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Mon, Apr 21, 2014 @ 4:50 PM
I can't even BEGIN to tell you what your compliment means to me! Flash back...FIRST mixed media class a month or two after taking up stamping. (Dec '12) There's a woman with a Carl Sagan quote, telling me that gesso isn't an Italian cheese, and showing me how to stamp HALF an image on PRINTED paper!!! I was blown away! I still remember your statement to those who might want to question the authenticity of your blue butterfly...it's not that it was shocking, I feel the same way about people who project onto other people's art. I just couldn't believe you did it without cussing a blue streak!!! At the end of the day, I can't remember my kid's names, but I remember things that impacted my life. In all seriousness, you and SCS had that impact on me. I would've bailed on this hobby a long time ago if it weren't for y'all. Thank you.
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