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In today’s post I’d like to share some techniques for adding more punch to your die cuts, this time using dimension.

You Will Need

  • Die Cuts
  • Scissors
  • Bone Folder

Method

Choose a design of die cut that will layer or has areas you can cut into. Start with bolder designs while you practice and work up to the more detailed designs. The flower in the video was cut using a Making Memories Slice Elite machine and the Vintage Findings Design Card

  • If you wish to colour and stamp onto your die cut, do that before moving on. Alternatively if you want an overall pattern you could use decorative pre printed papers or create your own inked papers, before cutting out your die cut.
  • If the underside of your finished design will be visible, colour the back of your die cut to co-ordinate with the front.

When you have your die cut as you would like it, to create dimension;

  • Cut into areas of the design.
  • Roll the edges of your die cut over your finger, or curve it using a bone folder.
  • You can curve your design in more than one dimension, for variety.

For extra depth cut a series of images either in the same size or getting progressivly smaller. Shape them as mentioned above and layer them up.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and it has given you some ideas for how you can get more from your die cuts. There are so many beautiful designs out there, why use them flat, when they could be  much more exciting with some depth.

Have fun, and I’d love to see your finished projects.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Do you wish your die cuts had more appeal, were more interesting? Read on for hints and tips to create much more interest with your favorite die cuts.

You Will Need

  • Die Cut
  • Inks
  • Stamps
  • Cut n Dry Foam
  • Craft Sheet

Method

  • Cut out your favorite die cut using whichever machine you choose.
  • This bird was cur on a Slice Elite machine from the SD card Vintage Findings
  • Use good quality card, I’ve used Rymans; Bright White 160 gsm card
  • Spray ink over your die cut in a co-ordinating colour
  • Stamp text or pattern onto your die cut
  • Ink edges to add dimension
  • Curve image for more depth using a bone folder

    Spice Up Your Die Cuts with Colour

    Spice Up Your Die Cuts with Colour

 

Ink; Tim Holtz Distress in; Weathered Wood, Dusty Concord, Stormy Sky

Stamps; Elusive Images UDLGW0009

You now have a dimensional element perfect for embellishing your chosen project. Great for cards, altered art, art journals, cards etc.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Bit of a different post today. Just had to tell you about this wonderful chance of winning free classes for life with Julie Prichard & Chris Cosen online classes.

Julie Prichard is an amazing artist I have taken several classes with her, she rocks. Her classes ROCK and Chris Cozen does too. When you buy a class you have access to online video tutorial and a whole network of help. From making new creative friends to interactive help from the tutors and fellow students.

I highly recommend Julies classes, take one now for the amazing chance of winning all future classes with her and Chris in the Land of Lost Luggage Network.

Please visit Julie’s Blog, for full details T&Cs.

Click here to see our available workshops.

 

Thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I’d like to share a video tutorial for more techniques in my Rock n Roll series with Zig Pens. This time I’ll show you how to create butterflies and bows.

 

For the projects on the video I used the following Zig Markers.

  • Brushables
  • Calligraphy Markers
  • Writers

You can also use the Art & Graphic pens too, I didn’t have those until after this film was made.

For more information on stockists and colours in each range, plese visit Kuretake’s website.

Best wishes and thanks for watching, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post a video tutorial to show you some techniques using Zig pens to create beautiful flowers.

Zig products used in the film:

  • Writers
  • Brushables
  • Wink Of Stella
  • Calligraphy markers

For suppliers and colour ranges, see the link at the end of the post.

After just a little practice you too could create flowers like these;

Rock n Roll Flowers with Zig Art & Graphic pens

Rock n Roll Flowers with Zig Art & Graphic pens

 

In this ATC I used the Zig Art & Graphic pens with the techniques shown in the film. The Art & Graphic pens have 80 beautiful colours in the full range. So far I’ve bought the Muted and bright tones, the rest are definately top of my wish list.

Do give the techniques a try and I’d love to see your results.

Links

For full details of colours and pen types available, please visit the Kuretake website.

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie :)

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Today a video tutorial featuring the Calligraphy markers by Zig. I’ll be showing you around the pen and then some techniques for using them.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I’ll be sharing a video tutorial featuring Zig Brushables. These are brush tipped markers, I’ll show you around the pens and then share some techniques using them.

I’ve really enjoyed using these versatile pens. I do hope you will give the techniques a try, they are quick and simple and I hope effective. For more information on the pens, do check out this earlier post where I wrote a review of the Brushables. Please use the links below to find a stockist near you.

Links

  • Kuretake The UK Website with full range of products. You can download a catalogue which will show you entire product range with visual of the entire pallet of colours in the range.

Here are some tutorials, (not by me) that I found on the web.

  • Zig Brushables This is the Brushables page on the Kuretake Website. It includes a video demo of lettering
  • Lettering Demo; Featuring Brushables

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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