“Cat in Scenic Window” was embossed in detail black on white card stock and colored with “Rub-Ons.” A second image of the cat was stamped on black velvet paper with white Brilliance ink, cut out and mounted on the frame. The frame was highlighted with gold “Rub-Ons.” Crystal Lacquer was applied to the Aloe Vera plant as well as the birds, fence and grass. Card by Patty Tamler.
“Eagle’s Head” was stamped in black Memories. It was colored with markers and pencils, cut out and Crystal Lacquer added to the eye. “Eagle, Sm.” was stamped in black and cut out. The flag was made with Marvy markers by drawing wavy red lines on white card stock and “Celebrate!” was stamped in black over it. Hand carved stars were embossed in white on blue card stock which was layered over the stripes. The two eagles were mounted with foam dots. The flag was mounted on “sky and clouds” paper and layered over black and white card stock. Card by Margaret Wiggin.
“Rose Fan, Lg.” is stamped on Virtual Pearl card stock and colored with markers. Crystal Lacquer is added to edges, roses, and bottom of fan; then set aside to dry, then trimmed. A small piece of fiber is attached to the back of the fan and that is attached to the Gold Leaf card stock which has been stamped with “Carved Rose” using a Versamark ink pad in a random pattern. Card by Wendy Kerr.
Lightly sand a white domino until the sheen is gone. Add Gesso (white) to the top and sides. When dry, paint with a stipple brush using Lumiere paints ( Pearl Magenta 573 and Sunset Gold 554). “Teapots on Table” is stamped on the domino using black Brilliance ink. Heat set the image. Stamp the alphabet letters and numbers, “TEA 4 2″ on white tissue paper with black Brilliance ink, heat set and cut the letters out as one unit. Using a soft brush, apply PPA to domino, place”TEA 4 2” on the domino. Apply another coat of PPA on top of the tissue. At this point, the letter should almost be disappearing, but some of the tissue will show. When dry, stamp on the sides of the domino with names of different types of tea. Pink Crystal Lacquer was then applied to the top and all sides which takes a couple of hours to dry. Tiny beads can be sprinkled into the Lacquer to give it more glitter. Tiny green beads were used in this sample. Domino by Lee Ann Atencio.
Domino preparation: Lightly sand a white domino until the sheen is gone. Add Gesso (white) to the top and sides. When dry, paint with a stipple brush using Lumiere paints (colors metallic olive green 562, Sunset Gold 554 and Metallic Russet 566). “Kokopelli #3”, “Mimbreno Deer Hunter”, “Mimbreno Swallows” were stamped onto white tissue paper with black Brilliance ink. Using a soft brush, PPA was applied on the domino and Kokopelli was applied, then bits/pieces cut out of these stamps were applied. Heat set the images before applying another coat of PPA over the tissue. On the sides of the domino, the words, “Apache” and “Mimbres” were stamped using alphabet stamps. On the ends, stamp “AND”. Heat set the words and apply Crystal Lacquer. Any color can be used; however green was used in this sample. It takes several hours to lacquer the top and all the sides. The sample shown here is a minibus gift box and the domino was used for the main focus on the top of the box. Gift box by Lee Ann Atencio.
Domino preparation: Lightly sand a white domino until the sheen is gone. Add Gesso (white) to the top and sides. When dry, apply color with chalks. Colors used were Oranges, yellows in the middle area, dark brown and black for the border. “Mimbreno Dancer” is stamped on the domino with black Brilliance ink. On the sides of the domino stamp the words, “Apache” and “Mimbres” using alphabet stamps were stamped. On the ends, “AND” was stamped. Heat set the words and apply Crystal Lacquer to the top and sides. It takes several hours to lacquer the top and all the sides. A hole can be drilled in the domino before preparing it to be stamped. They can also be sealed with Krylon spray, Future Floor Finish or Diamond Glaze. Art by Lee Ann Atencio.
“Goose with Holly” is embossed on tan confetti card stock in gold. “Line Art Holly, Sm.” is embossed in gold and colored. The Line art holly is stamped again, colored, cut out and mounted with foam dots over the previously stamped and colored image to give a 3-D appearance. Straw is glued at the feet of the goose. Crystal Lacquer over the holly berries is then applied. The card is layered on green, red and ivory card stock. Card by Mary Hansen.
“Easter Egg Scene” is stamped in black with a Memories pad and colored with pencils. Crystal lacquer is applied to some sections of the eggs. The scene is cut out and mounted on checkered scrapbook paper and layered on green and white card stock. “Three Bunnies, Lg.” is stamped in black and two of the bunnies are cut out and mounted in the lower right hand corner of the card. Card by Anaka Kagen.
“Bold Block – Horse” is stamped three times on Sedona Red card stock in black, gray and brown inks. The blocks are trimmed with decorative scissors and layered on black glossy card stock, Sedona Red and Clove card stock. A piece of Sedona Red card stock is cut to 7″ x 8″ and folded to make a vertical card. The layered pieces are attached to the card on the right side. Handmade paper is attached to the left of the card. A length of gold wire which has been wrapped with copper wire is attached to the handmade paper with small dots of Crystal Lacquer. The card is made by Wendy Kerr.