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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Adding colored pencils to a stamped image

Today's video technique is by one of scrappin's biggest names, Jennifer McGuire created this video using colored pencils to add dimension and interest to a stamped image. The supplies aren't SU (cuz JG is workin for Hero arts in this video) but, of course, you can get a similar image and all of these supply equivalents from me, if you are interested in trying out this technique.

Happy Stampin!!!

"Magic Card" tutorial

Any little guy, would be thrilled to get a card like this!!! Isn't it fantastic? To see a video tutorial on this card, click here.

Unclogging gel pens tutorial

I found this step-by-step tutorial on Captain Craft, I haven't tried it myself yet, but, when you are desperate, you are desperate and I am sure I will give it a try next time I need to use one of my white gel pens and it doesn't cooperate. I do know that you should store the little buggers upside down, to help prevent clogs in the first place (No, of course I don't follow my own advice, lol) So, without further ado, the fabulous: Captain Craft

Here's the long anticipated gel pen repair tutorial. I know I'm not the only one that loves and hates the white gel pens, and I know I'm not the only one out there with a stack of white gel pens that don't work. So I have developed a crude way to fix these pens and get what we paid for; WHITE GOLD!!!!!!

There's a few things you need to gather to do the repair. You need a white eraser, a craft knife, and the white gel pen (of course). In the first picture you can see that I cut a piece of eraser just bigger than the hole of the ink insert.

In the second picture shows the piece of eraser that will be a plug. I have just inserted the eraser plug into the ink insert. I know what you are all thinking square peg round hole, trust me it will work and save you money. Also in this picture you can see other plug that I have inserted, I just put another one in to show you it looks like upon insertion. You'll only need one maybe two plugs.

In picture three, I'm showing what I use to push the plug down deeper into the ink insert. So each time you push the plug, and ONLY A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME, your pen will work once again. If you push too much the ink will flow out quickly and destroy you work so test on a scrap piece of card stock.

In this last picture you can see a before and after. Now remember push the plug just a wee bit.
One last bit of info, I use the ink insert as the pen (I don't reassemble the pen) and I toss the rest of the pen bits.

Well there you have it, I hope this fix (not a pretty fix, but, a fix just the same)works for you.
Thanks for looking.

Good Luck! I will come back and let you know when I have tried this myself

Stamping with Bleach tutorial

I stumbled across this fantastic video on the memorial day blog hop, I have been a fan of using bleach with my stamps for some time now. Dapple Designs created this video, enjoy!