Saturday, 14 March 2015

Using Tim's 3x4 papers

Inspired yet again by Stephanie Ackerman's 52 card pick up online workshop I did last year I am applying some of the techniques I learnt in a different way. Tim's fabulous paper stacks have several different size papers in them and all the smaller ones tend to get left as the larger ones get used up, so I am on a mission to use up some of these gorgeous pieces - we might even start a new trend with 3x4's becoming the new ATC's or twinchies for 2015.


Here are the steps I used on my first four and of course I am using the gorgeous Wallflower stash.
Adhere paper to strong card with glue n seal, coating the top of the patterned paper as well.


Smear some white acrylic paint in random places.


Use Tim’s small talk stickers to add a quote.


Add some remnant rubs and small dark die-cuts.


Smear some glue n seal over the pieces you've just added and dry, then with a dark colour distress marker, (I use walnut stain, gathered twigs or black soot), create shadows and depth around the quote and small die cuts.


Sand the edges of each 3x4 and ink with walnut stain DI.


Use cut outs and embellishments that go with the theme.


Once it was all put together I went over with the white acrylic and distress marker again to finish off edges etc.





Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I have given you some ideas as to how to use up those small papers that we often have left over.


The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso


hugs Brenda xxxx


27 comments:

massofhair said...

Adding a layer of white paint really adds a wonderful look, i use a small brayer to apply mine as it gives great texture.

I love making ATCs, not made a twinchie but i do use index card size which are 3 x 5 inches and really enjoy what you can do with them.

Beautiful BBcards (BrendaBrown) cards, they are gorgeous works of ArT:-) xxx

Dagmar said...

You cards looks fantastic! I love what you have done ! Habe a great weekend :-)
Hugs Dagmar

Vintagehandmade said...

These cards are fantastic mixed media creations, Brenda! I love the rust elements here and my favorite Tim's Wallflower paper collection! A perfect touch of white paint! Awesome!
Hugs :)
Branka xxx

Suzi B said...

Love this set of four! Full of interested.
Suzi B x

hazel said...

A wonderful collection of cards, I love them all - such a lot to look at.
xxx Hazel.

Alter This said...

love what you have done here, thanks for showing the stages of it, also thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment on my altered box x

Joan Heath said...

These are beautiful, love the different textures, together with the rustic embellishments. xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful papers you chose for the backgrounds! I just love butterflies and birds, and you have used them so beautifully! Stunning collection. happy weekend :)

Meggymay said...

Love all these fantastic pieces, great details and word quotes.
Yvonne

Redanne said...

Oh I really hope you have started a trend Brenda, it looks like a great size to work in (ATC size is just a tad too small). I love how you incorporated Stephanie's techniques but made them your own - these are beautiful mini works of art! Hugs, Anne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Oh my gosh, Brenda! These are beautiful! I love the small size. Thank so much for stopping by my blog.

sally said...

These are really lovely, nice to see some small pieces so full of detail & it's such a great feeling when able to use up the smaller bits we all are guilty of hanging onto :-)

Sally

Aspiring crafter said...

Love what you have done here Brenda and will try to remember this.
I have this paper pad and have been wondering how to use it , so thank you, when I get the bits I will know what to do.
I love your quote at the end,
XxxxRuth

Gina said...

OMG Brenda! These are sweet little treasures indeed. *and I now NEED that wallflower paper kit* :D XXX

Terry said...

Brenda, I love how you used those papers! Each one is a work of art and I love the steps you shared. I so need to find just time to have a fun play!!! Happy Weekend! Hugs!

Juliz Design Post said...

What a super idea Brenda. Thanks for the inspiration.
Have a lovely weekend, Julie xx

Anita Houston said...

I love 3x4 size...excellent idea! These are wonderful!

Lynn Price said...

You've really done this beautiful paper collection justice, Brenda, with all of the wonderful details and the quotes. I admire your creativity in so many different styles (and sizes)! I seems o be pretty stuck on large things at the moment, lol! Thanks, as always, for your visit and insightful comments! xxx Lynn

Sara Barker said...

What wonderful little works of art! I love all those details you were able to incorporate into such a tiny space! You have really inspired me to get moving on some of these little cards! I have to find another one of those segmented panels like I made for the 12 Tags of 2014 project! Thank you for all your really supportive comments on my blog. Hugs!

butterfly said...

Lovely little artworks, Brenda - looks such fun to play with those papers and add all those fab bits and bobs!
Alison xx

Angela Radford said...

Love these Brenda and it's got me thinking of all kinds of ways that they could be used once made though they are gorgeous just as they are. Happy crafting and big hugs, Angela x

Coco said...

Hi Brenda, these are four fabulous cards, so so lovely... they would make a wonderful collection I think, at least this is a great start. I adore them all!!! Thank you for sharing as usual all your art and tips, and a bit late I wish you a very Happy Mother's Day (here in France it's only on the 31st of May). Hugs Coco xxx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Brenda, what a wonderful way to use those gorgeous TH papers! (and I think you're onto a great idea, 3 x 4's for 2015!).

Sue said...

Oh these are lovely Brenda, and what a good idea for using up these small papers (I must admit mine tend to get left too) xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow Brenda! These are stunning! Beautiful papers to start with but now you have highlighted their beauty! Chrisx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great way to use up those papers, love your cards!!

Annie60 said...

They are lovely ,,.x