BTS: Teaching Gemma to Sew

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Gemma wanted to learn to sew this Summer.

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We started off by making a bag. I made the pattern and we each sewed a bag. This is a great starter project since it is all straight lines and can be completed in an afternoon.

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But then she wanted to make a dress. Living downtown Toronto we have a pile of fabric stores, but it is hard to find a dress pattern. There is a small boutique sewing store near us that sells smaller designer patterns. We found a beginner pattern and Gemma picked some cotton fabric. This dress is a wrap, so we needed quite a bit of fabric. Making clothing is not cheaper than purchasing clothing.

On the first day we cut all of our fabric. Day 2 we had limited time so we worked on the top. Day 3 we committed to finishing the dress. The top took the longest and the skirt was fairly quick. I sewed the curvy, wonky seams and Gemma sewed the rest. Overall, she learned a lot about sewing and the construction of clothing and ended up with a cute dress!

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Ep. 1051 – Ranger Texture Paste and Texture Tools

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Today I am showing you Ranger’s Texture Paste and Texture Tools. Ranger now offers 3 Texture Pastes: Transparent Gloss, Transparent Matte and Texture Paste. They also have a set of 6 Texture Tools. They are small pieces of plastic with different lines, giving you different textures. Above is the Transparent Gloss and Transparent Matte Paste.

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Here is the Texture Paste you are probably most familiar with. It is opaque and dries white. It is thicker, letting you have a lot more texture on your projects.

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One technique I like to do is apply my pastes to my project, add the texture and then spray it with Distress Spray Stains while the paste is still wet. This now gives you a base with texture and colour! Once it dries the stains will be permanent in the pastes.

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Here is the sample I made in the video.

The links in this post take you to Simon Says Stamp. When you shop at Simon Says Stamp using our links, Scrap Time receives a percentage of the sale and we appreciate the support!

Just a note: Now that it is Summer we will be only posting 1 video a week! So go out and enjoy the Summer weather!!

On the next episode I am featuring the Art-C stamp and die sets!

Thanks for watching!

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July Step By Step Art Journaling Class

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The July Step By Step Art Journaling Class is now open for Registration! The Class will be posted on July 1st! There are 8 videos in this class, showing you in real time, step by step how I created the page and why I made some of my decisions! We are using Dylusions Paints, lots of Embossing Pastes, stamps and stencils! This class cost $8 or you can sign up for the Year Pass for $80 (you get 2 months FREE). When you sign up for the Year Pass you will have instant access to the previous 6 classes that are already posted!!

Class starts on July 1st, so sign up today!!

July Step By Step Art Journaling Class – $8





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Step By Step Art Journaling Year Pass – $80





See you in class!

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Ep. 1050 – Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens

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Today I am featuring the Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens Stamp and Die Set. I decided to make the cards nice and simple. I sprayed 2 colours of Distress Spray Stain onto the card and set it aside. I then Die Cut one of the images and stamped it using Archival Ink. I took the Lawn Fawn Ink Pad and smooched it onto my craft sheet. I sprayed the ink with a bit of water, then used it to paint the stamped image. I glued the image onto the card and then stamped on a greeting. I finished off the card by adding Glossy Accents to the stamped image.

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Here are 2 more cards that I made the same way.

The links in this post take you to Simon Says Stamp. When you shop at Simon Says Stamp using our links, Scrap Time receives a percentage of the sale and we appreciate your support!

On the next episode I am featuring Ranger’s Texture Pastes and Tools.

Thanks for watching!

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BTS: Filming for Art Journaling 6 & My Latest Supplies!

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Class doesn’t begin until September 1st, but I am busy putting together the videos and projects for Exploring Art Journaling 6! This will be the last class in the series and I am changing it up. Instead of creating a page a day, I am featuring a technique to be used on multiple pages. I am creating 31 pages at once, layer by layer! Plus, I always have paper to make collage sheets with, so no paint gets thrown out!. Above are some of the collage sheets so far!

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Plus, I already received by purchase from Simon Says Stamp! They are having 20% off all of Ranger’s products until June 24th, 2015! Just enter the coupon code RANGERDEAL when you check out! So shop now!!

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