Saturday, May 27, 2017

Gold foiling using FRIXION erasable pensketch, quickie glue pen

Finally found a really good crafty use of the erasable characteristics of the FriXion Clicker 07 pen. I used the Silhouette Cameo to sketch happy birthday sentiments on a page of my label paper, Then I used the Quickie glue pen by Sakura, to trace over the sketched text I then let it dry and then applied the foil. The wonderful part about the FriXion pen is that if I missed a part of the Black Ink, that is,  I did not completely cover it with the Quickie glue pen it doesn't matter,when it's all finished and the foil has been applied,

 I just used the heat gun and the ink that was under the part I traced disappears so all I'm left with is the text that I traced in gold which is exactly what I wanted you can see the process in this video

DIY foiling gel

You might be interested in my experiment, warning, not a very professional video, but you get the message:

Monday, May 15, 2017

More experiments using Frixion erasable pens and markers

I am uploading this video but have to apologize in advance, I had a horizontal flip setting on my cell phone camera app on, so I am mumbling in the beginning since I had trouble figuring out why printing was backward, and every move I made was opposite, the camera was recording in mirror image mode and it totally confused me as I looked into the viewfinder, I used the app (Video FX) so I could stop and start video, not all cell phone cameras can do that.  So then I had to find software that would enable me to get the video flip horizontally so you could read the writing without having to reflect it off a mirror.  Aaargh, ya learn something every day.  OK, so here is the flipped correctly video, but it still shows how discombobulated I am.  I didn't want to recreate all the steps and do a new video, would have been running back and forth up and down to the refrigerator, so in this video, you get the ideas.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Frixion Clicker 07 erasable gel pen in action and all my observations

Here is more information on these interesting pens, sorry some of the action is out of the frame of the camera, but you get the idea and info

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Create your own Adult Coloring Books/pages

Only better since you will end us with stickers to use on cards, gifts, packaging etc.
Because my printer is not cooperating with me doing Print and Cut, I have found another way, I call Sketch, Cut then Color. I have found it is a lot of fun to color the designs myself with things I have on hand, I use Watercolors, (Derwent Inktense Blocks), but you can use almost any coloring medium, ink, crayons, markers etc.  I find the full sheet labels I get from Online Labels take color nicely, you may want to experiment.,

this was design before I added black accents with a pen. In the video below you can see final image.
You might want to make up sheets, oh OK, you can use your printer and do regular print and cut if you have a reliable printer, but you don't get to use whole page because of registration marks, but now you have two options, so for the budding artist in your world, pages like these with their favorite images, cartoons, animals, etc. for them to color, then use their art as stickers might make nice gifts,. 
Here is last video, I made

This is the erasable pen I used for my last sheet of stickers.

These are images I traced, from Hungry Jpeg, Vintage Floral Pack, only $3 and I believe they are having a 20% off sale now.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Dragonfly wings n things

Experimenting with different approaches to shimmery, glittery dragonfly wings:

The aluminum metal tape can be bought here, although, you can also get at local hardware stores.

More pictures, etc:

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Another Sketch, Cut, then Color

This is the image (from) Hungry Jpeg, of course, that I thought I would attempt today.  Without my printer, but still using my Online Label full sheet labels.  I traced this image and did a little fiddling using the eraser tool to get rid of a lot of small bits I didn't want. This is what I got to trace:

of course my trusty uniball pen ready to use in my holder:

the results, after sketching, put in my silhouette blade, settings, white sticker paper, blade at 8

Now to color:

using the image on my computer before trace as my reference

carefully remove finished flower and placed on wax paper

now to plan how i might use this flower, a preview, i may stick flower to cardstock in same cut file, then add foam to back to raise flower up a bit, Hope all who sruggle with printer issues ,not to mention cost of ink!, This is another alternative.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Printer not cooperating, BUT there's another way Sketch, cut and color!

I have loved my Epson Printer WF7610 until for some unknown reason the black ink cartridge wouldn't dispense ink, I did find a workaround, but it is not perfect (use glossy photo paper for setting regardless what paper you are using) seemed to work, although much slower.  Plus there is a technical reason why this is not ideal, but I won't go into that here.

Instead, I have been playing with my trusty pens, using the internal offset function to fill in designs and text, then inserting a ball point pen into the white holder thingie I got from Amazon when I ordered these:
I think I paid about $9.99 at the time and I notice they are $7.99 now.  Note that the white pen holder included at the top is the same fitting as you see in blue and gray, you can just unscrew that and use it in your Cameo (I do not have the latest Cameo.)  The white fitting works great on the Signo Uni Ball pens (on one I had to put one round of painter's tape around the pen to get a solid fit which then fits into the holder on my cameo.  See this video showing sketching design on full page label paper:
See postings here:

So after this was sketched, I used a bit of watercolor to fill in flowers, but I still wanted black sketch to show:

As you can see, I created several other stickers this same way, using some watercolor and markers really a lot of fun.  I have found that pulling them off the label sheet after watercoloring, it is best to put them on kitchen wax paper, at first I tried freezer paper, but after a bit that great adhesive on back of stickers stuck a little too much and would, over time, I think make them difficult to remove to use on projects.  Kitchen wax paper provides the perfect storage and they release easily, plus you can preview deigns on projects before you actually commit to sticking them since wax paper is see through.  

Some other sticker I have made again using this same sketch with pen, then color with watercolor technique: