Beautiful Embossed Card

At the last Designers PlayDate Kathryn created this beautiful embossed card using products supplied by Simplicity Creative Group.

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Stunning card using stamp, markers and embossing powder, by Kathryn Gibson


Kathryn first brushed the powder tool over the card face to ensure a beautiful embossing result ( no stray embossing powder or fingerprints). She stamped her image and covered it with gold embossing powder which she heat set. 

Using the craft markers she shaded in her image. Using the gold metallic paint marker she beautifully edged her card, and also the edges of the ribbon.

Isn’t it beautiful?

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Easy Camera Props with DecoArt

While preparing for the recent CHA Canada Retreat I decided to make these fun and easy camera props! It was so easy and quick! As a matter of fact, it took me longer to list the supplies than it did to make this project 🙂

camera props

I found the glasses at Hobby Lobby for 70¢ each. 

I then gathered the following products from DecoArt:

  • Americana® multi-surface SATIN™ – Coastal Waters
  • Americana® Acrylics – Bubblegum Pink
  • Americana® multi-surface Metallic – Yellow Gold & Gold
  • Americana® DECOR flat brush – 2″
  • Americana® Premium Stencil Brush Set
  • DecoArt Americana Decor Stencil 6″x 8″
  • Gloss Enamel Stick-On Stencils – Fluttery Friends
  • Paint sprayer
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Paint your glasses. You’ll need 2 coats 

camera props

I loved the design on the owl. Place the part of the design you like over the glasses, including the stick. Spray the 2 gold paints. GORGEOUS!

camera props

Choose the part of the stencil you like, place it over the glasses, including the stick, and use the stencil brush to apply the gold paints. BAM!camera propsIt can’t get much easier than this!

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Favourite New Product – FastCast™

I have several favourite new products, but the one I want to share with you today is ETI’s FastCast™ 

ETI FastCast

Imagine being able to create a beautiful cast in 7-15 minutes ( depending on temperature and humidity)!

ETI (Environmental Technology, Inc) introduced and demonstrated FastCast™ at the January 2016 CHA Show in Anaheim, California. I have been experimenting with it for a few months and I’m happy to report that it will be on store shelves by the end of June!

ETI FastCast

I made molds from the metal pieces (i.e. watch, button, and dress form) using ANOTHER new ETI product – EasyMold Silicone Paste.

It is a simple 2 cup process of mixing equal parts of the two liquids (this is not necessarily what the bottles will look like). Mix for 30 seconds in first cup, transfer to second cup and mix for another 30 seconds, and pour immediately into your mold.

You will witness the liquid turning from an amber colour, to creamy white, to bright white. When it’s bright white, it’s ready. You can paint it or leave it as is. FastCast

Check out designer Tracy Moreau and how delighted she is with her results. Tracy couldn’t believe how quickly it cured, and how beautifully her flower turned out.

ETI FastCast

ETI FastCast

Which one is the original? The onion on the right or the one on the left? Again, I created the mold using EasyMold Silicone Paste.

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Designers PlayDate with Simplicity

It was a very exciting day in the DecorablesArt Studio yesterday because I hosted the very FIRST Designers PlayDate!

Designers Playdate

The PlayDate is a concept I dreamed up 6 months ago and it’s finally a reality:)

June’s Sponsor is Simplicity Creative GroupSimplicity creative group logo

Designers Playdate

Before the Specialists arrived

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…and before that

Most in attendance had NO idea that Simplicity owns so many great companies like; EKTools, K&Company, Martha Stewart Crafts™, Jolee’s Boutique, Inkadinkadoo, and American Girl Crafts.

The designers were THRILLED with the selection and variety of products to play with ( estimated value per designer was $270 CDN MSRP) !

Just check out what they created ( and be sure to hover over the picture for the full caption):

And here we have contributions from Sam Black and Emma Ivemey

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June Designers PlayDate group

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