Sunday, September 23, 2012

Shake, shake, shake....shake, shake, shake

Oh yeah, Marcia and I were shaking it all over the place today, cards that is.  Took a class at Art N Soul where we made 4 shaker cards.  Now the trick to these cards is to keep the darn micro beads inside the card...tape, tape, tape.  We were  8 crafty ladies all talking at the same time, asking questions and having so much fun that we went over the class time.  All of this commotion prompted Suzanne, our instructor, to thank her lucky stars she doesn't have 8 kids.   Suzanne started us off with an easy little card.

Using alcohol inks on glossy paper we colored the background of this card.

 Moving right along... keeping the micro beads to stay inside each panel on this card proved a little tough. One lady ended up with all the beads seeping out and sticking to the foam tape.  We all learned that if the foam tape and background paper is not sealed the beads just magically disappear reason why the top left square looks a little empty on my card.

Then came the RAINMAN !!!.  I said before how much I like this stamp and using it on a shaker card it's fabulous.  Again we used glossy paper and after stamping the image we sprayed it with water, every card turned out different.  Figuring out the amount of micro beads to use can be tricky too, my rainman was standing in a flood until I carefully took out some beads. The close up photo of the umbrella from the Art N Soul blog clearly shows the shaker bead effect as they roll off the umbrella.


As usual Marcia and I walked away wishing for more and planning to return for other classes.  Lunch at the Thai Restaurant next door was yummy we even had a cup of Coconut ice cream for dessert.

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