Friday, September 2, 2016

Technique of the Week: Recycled Art Materials by Marj Marion

Marj has found a fun use for those foil "security" liners covering various yogurt containers! Here's how she creates interesting cards using these liners, some dies, and some embossing folders.

After washing the liners to remove any food particles, dry the foil liner, and use a bone folder or brayer to flatten the liner and any wrinkles it may contain. Strive for a nice smooth surface.

Apply glue stick to a piece of 65# card stock, press the liner to the glued surface, and cover with a waxed sheet to protect the liner while burnishing.  Be sure the plain foil side is facing up! Burnish with a bone folder or brayer to secure the liner to the card stock. Note, the 65# card stock has enough body to give the liner stability, but not too heavy to get a good impression later when used in an embossing folder. Remove the wax sheet.

Rough cut the shape, trim to desired size, or cut out desired shape with a craft die.

Insert your foil creation into the embossing folder of your choice and run through your die cut machine.

Add Alcohol Ink to your creation if desired, dry with a Heat Tool, and add to your card creation.

by Marj Marion

Just for fun, challenge your card’s recipient to guess the source of the metallic layer!

by Marj Marion

Stop by the store on Recycled Rubber weekend to see the cards in person.

Recycled Rubber is this weekend, Saturday, September 3rd 10:00-5:00, and Sunday, September 4th 12:30-5:00. We have so many items in the sale, you do not want to miss it!


From 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 3rd, Marj will be here to demo a fabulous ink layering technique using the MISTI tool. This technique features Scenic stamping with color layering, pioneered by Virginia Liu and Jill Foster. This technique will blow you away! If you don't have a MISTI, we have just a few more in stock.

Five new Nuance colors are coming soon from Magenta. Here's a sneak peek!

 As soon as Helene gets back to Magenta from teaching classes at Art 'n Soul, she will begin production on these fabulous new colors, and they are perfect for Fall! We will be the first store to receive these, so if you want them (and you are going to want them) be sure to put in a paid pink sheet order to reserve your set.

You may have seen on Facebook or in our Newsletter, we received the larger size Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs! 

Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs by Stampers Anonymous

We have them in stock right now, so some in right away to get yours. The dies are supposed to be out later this month.

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