Wednesday, May 14, 2008

TECHNIQUES--at a glance

This is an alphabetical link-list of techniques that I've got here on my blog. If you have any questions, requests, and/or creative criticism, I'd love to hear from you!

Acetate embossing
Acetate paint embossing
Acrylic alphabet background
Altering cardstock (with background stamp to match designer papers)
Altered cardstock (with a marker) Altered cardstock (by sponging)
'Artsy fartsy' faux grass strip (painted and then cut)
Bandanna technique
Batik Bloom
Batik UFO
Bookspine bookmarks
Bubble paper
Carving your own stamps (with lino):

Computer printing on gesso cardstock & faux watercolour
Cracked glass over pastelled collage images
Custom faux stitching template (and how to make your own)
Custom designer paper (by just swiping on ink!)

Cuttlebug techniques a link-list of 101 ways to Cuttlebug (and counting)
Direct to paper crayoning (Easy way to make great textures)
Distressed ribbon
Distressed (extra hot!) embossing
Dye your own primas (silk flowers) with reinkers
Dye your own ribbon & more ribbon
Embellishing gems
Embossed faux ribbon
Embossed mats (for glossy or textured mats)
Emboss Resist over images (Magic Pattern)
Embossed Ribbon
Embossed Vellum
Embossing with water! (looks like rain drops)
Etched Verdigris embossing (and DIY embossing powder)
Fabric Stickers & how to Adapt Templates with a scanner
Faux Bleach with no bleach
Faux Bleach with no bleach (tinted)--similar to black magic
Faux Grid technique (doesn't require a Scor-Pal)
Faux Metal tin look (in cuttlebug with crayons & reinker)
Faux scallop
Faux stitching (freehand & glue pen emboss) (lots o' links)
Faux stitching embossed (with S.U.'s perforator from the cutter kit)
Faux stitched ribbon
Faux suede (with glue pen embossing and white craft ink)
Giving copper tape a verdigris finish
Glittering stamped images (with heat'n'stick powder)

Glue pen embossing (with a Sakura Quickie glue pen):
Handmade lacquered embellishments
Homemade designer paper (antique handwriting) (printed on your computer)
Homemade designer paper (antiqu maps) (printed on your computer)
Homemade shimmer spray (with pearlex)
Homemade tearing edge (esp. good for mulberry paper)
Hot cuttlebug embossing (adds e.p. to inking the cuttlebug smoosh)
Jewelery finding embellishment
Journal covering (with aluminum tape & chipboard)
Lots of ways to use the Round Tab punch
Lumiere Sheen
Make ahead card-kit images & embellishments (for quick cards)
Magic Pattern
Magic Pattern Primas
Moist Kissing (the traditional technique 'moistened' to work better!)
Spectrum (or rainbow stamp pad) look using markers
Paint with reinkers (mix dye-inks, craft/pigment inks, & versamark)
Tone on Tone (painted) Paper Dots
Paper piercing (or faux stitching)
Powderless Embossing (with a glaze pen!) & more Powderless Embossing
Printed butterflies
Printing on tissue paper (from your computer)
Printed Vellum
Sanded emboss resist
Sanding cardstock with a white core
Scallop with punched circles

Scor-Pal Techniques
Sealing cottony ribbon with crystal effects/lacquer (when a lighter won't work)
Shaped lotus flower (wet wrinkle cardstock technique)
Shaped paper blooms
Single layer "Fabulous Flower" (SU stamp)
Soaps with stamps
Sparkling Rain Background
Stamping on candles (poetry)
Stamping with Lumiere (& turning a solid stamp into a line image & dry embossing over Lumiere sheen)
The book that ate a book (covered sketchbook)
Tinted photo(copy)
Tinted Vellum (finger smudging)
Tinted Vellum (painted with wash)
Tinted Versamark Pad (make your own custom colours)
Tinted White Signo Gel pen
Unmounting wheels (Stampin' Up wheels)
Using Vintage jewelery as accents
Vellum colouring (sponge on ink)
Water colour Pencil crayon pointers
Water window (hair gel) card
Wet and wrinkle cardstock
Word window keyhole tab (and belly-band-elope)

This list is sure to grow, so please feel free to come back anytime ;0). There's a button right under my blog banner that will bring you here (it's called TECHNIQUES.)

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Want more stuff to do? Here is Beate's fabulous link-list of her tutorials


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Oh dear lord, have you ever done a tone. I'm not even near what you did and struggle to find new things to do on my tutorial Tuesdays. You go girl. Did you put a permanent link to this post on your sidebar for me to reference. Hugs,


Libby Hickson said...

All I can say is WOW - you are such an amazing resource Mel!! I'm putting a link to this post on my sidebar so I can refer back to it often!!

Michele Kovack said...

You have the most unusual cards and techniques! LOVE 'em!!!

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your site-I came from Allisons...your site is AWESOME! I love all the techniques! I'm in stamping heaven! I've subscribed to your blog so I don't miss a thing! Thanks for sharing!

Tee said...

it might take me years to browse through this whole list...awesome!