Monday, April 1, 2013

Book Giveawy No. 2

Hi Everyone, time to giveaway another copy of my book. This time please leave a comment about a technique that involves an art material that is sticky, like tape, glues, contact paper etc. When I get 25 comments I will draw a name and give a another book away.
One of my quick sticky techniques is to purchase hole reinforcements from the dollar store. Then paint the sheets with acrylic paints,  I then added a little stenciling and some stitched lines with a tracing wheel.
You can then add the circles to any collage project or journal page.

36 comments:

  1. I like using freezer paper as a stencil. Cut the design into the paper, iron it onto fabric, apply color, and peel the freezer paper off to reveal. It has a sticky back activated by the heat of the iron. I like your use of reinforcement holes!

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    1. I LOVE your comment! Wow! What a great idea. So.... Can't wait to try it.

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  2. i like to use washi tape to hinge in extras in my journal.

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  3. I like using mehndi stencils (which are lightly sticky) to add hand images to my backgrounds. I find the at the dollar store sometimes or at Indo-Canadian specialty stores. You can also find them on Etsy.

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  4. I like to use masking tape as a background. Use pieces that are different length. Use different widths. Cover a section completely in tape. You'll have interesting texture after you paint over it. I've never tried photocopying the taped section, but that might be interesting too.

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  5. I love this idea and I'll be giving it a try before the weeks end. You are so clever! Well, there are a lot of sticky crafting and art supplies out there, but the number one that I use all the time is the simple glue stick. I wish they would have had these when I was a kid. I don't know how old you are, but we use to have these jars of white paste with a thick plastic spreader built into the inside of the lid. Then there was always some boy in the class that would gross everyone out my eating his paste :(
    Please enter me in your give-a-way . . .I would be delighted to have a copy of your book, especially signed by the author :)
    My hubby and I are celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary and having a $25 gift card give-a-way, please come over and get in on the fun :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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    1. Hi Connie, I sure do remember the paste, and the boys eating it, LOL! Also my hubby and I just celebrated our 37 wedding anniversary in February.

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  6. I like the hole reinforcer idea. I've always loved those things and used them in school. My favorite sticky item is washi tape. I use it to embellish letters as a border and also as pagination. Another fun embellishment is to cut them up into triangles and rectangles to make little washi houses along the bottom of the page.

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  7. Sometimes I use the left-over parts from postage stamps - the serrated edges look good as borders on art journalling pages, and the labels often have blown up art work from the stamps, which I use in collage, for atc's or on journal pages. I usually paint over the stamp edged borders, if you leave tiny spaces between the openings, you can get really interesting texture on your page.

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  8. I like your idea with the hole reinforcements. I save the stickers on fruits and vegetables and use them on my pages.

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  9. I like the hole reinforcements and I'll give it a try. My favorite is the double sided tape that comes in the roll on dispensers. Thanks for the inspiration. Lois

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  10. Not sure if this counts, but I like to take a full-size sticker sheet (i.e. 1 giant 8.5x11 sticker) and I peel off the backing, flip it over so it's sticky side up and collage all my leftover bits of too-cool-to-throw-away-paper onto it to make my own "collage" sheet. If I love the final result I scan & print (or colour copy) it for use on future art journal pages. If I don't love it that much, I spray glue it straight onto a journal page as a background. I *SO* loved taking classes with you at Artfest, so sad that'll probably never happen again and would love to win your book!

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    1. Hi Penelope, everything counts! I love your idea. And I do really miss going to Artfest and Journalfest. :(

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  12. I like to print interesting designs onto Avery labels and use them as accents. ~Natalie

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  13. Right now I am loving masking fluid. I have the fine liner so I can write then peel away the 'sticky' to reveal the layer underneath. Thanks for the opportunity! Your book looks so inspiring!!!

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    1. Using dish soap on your brush keeps the masking fluid from destroying your brushes! Try that, you'll have endless versatility <3

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  14. That is a great idea regarding the hole reinforcements. I will have to do that, as often times I am looking for another texture to add to my painting and that would be one that I don't currently have. Thank you for the tip. <3

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  15. I love to use packing tape on Photo's or magazine images. Just tape over the area you want to transfer and burnish it with a bone, hard! then run under water and slowly remove paper backing. The image will stay on the tape giving you a glossy transparent image to add to your art.

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  16. I like to take sticky backed fun foam sheets, cut out a design and adhere it to a firm surface to create a unique stamp to print with--great way to create you own designs cheaply and easily!

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    1. Yeah, I love that stuff, I use it to make stamps in my book!

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  17. My favorite sticky is Ice Resin. I make tiny pendants from prints of my work

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    1. Ohh, I have to check this stuff out!

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  18. Love using Jac paper put through my bigshot and die then using my embossing powder to create an embossed shape to stick down

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  19. Post-Its are great for creating temporary masking of a cut-out shape. I use them a lot this way. These tips are great! Thanks much

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  20. Hello! Ah, this is fun! I use glue, some liquid transparent glue that I find in Europe, as a varnish on top of any painting to give it a glossy feel. Once you find the right glue, the result is amazing. And.. of course the more glue layers you make the funnier it gets when you start cutting into the layers and letting colour pour into the scratches :)

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  21. One of the favorites I have used in the past is Steam A Seam fusible bonding because after combining two things with it, it can be sewn on without any sticky residue on the machine. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Your book looks fabulous!

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  22. I like the old "rip the pieces of masking tape" technique to cover a substrate, then stain, dye or paint all over, rub to work into the cracks and jagged edges. Roxanne, I'm excited to be taking your Lush Layers at Art Unraveled in Phoenix in August!

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  23. I like to use clear packing tape to make transfers. It works best with newspaper print. Make sure you have good contact then wet and peel. I recently found 4 inch thick tape. Thanks for the chance to win your awesome book!

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  24. I have used small sticky notes to paint over and then remove; makes nice rectangles. Over-lapping them, makes an interesting design that can be filled in with another design.

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  25. Ive been sticking giant (A4) business labels onto A4 sized pieces of fabric and putting them through my inkjet printer to print photos onto fabric for mixed media work- it works as well as the expensive inkjet fabric papers bought for this purpose.

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  26. It would be great to win! Your idea is neat!

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  27. Just starting out. Can use any technique guides I can get my hands on. And my fav 'sticky' material right now is those little clear stand up 'sticky dots'. Thanx!

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  28. I have a whole pack of those! Now I know what I can do with them. Thanks!

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