Today I want to share a few tips on how I organize my sprays, based on a YouTube video I saw a while ago organizing inks. I normally sort them by color but in this particular case I wanted to show how many different colors look together.
For each color I spray one manila tag, one 2" x 2" white cardstock square (to put on the plastic sheet which is a coin organizer), 2 circles of the same papers and one white round sticker for the bottle. As you can see, I also label each color using a labeler but you can just write the color on your square if you prefer.
I find the little circles are easier to manage when I want to combine colors. The reason I spray a manila tag is, that the color looks different on manila than over white, and I use lots of tags in my projects, so its convenient for me to have a swatch of the colors on that material as well. If for example, you use a lot of kraft paper in your projects, you could do a similar thing, but instead of manila, use kraft paper, and you’ll have easy access to how your colors look on your most favorite materials to use while creating.
I use a coin organizer sheet, and round mailing seals, manila tags, a label maker, and white cardstock as my materials. You can find all those items at your local office supply store and/or online. Super fast and easy way to inventory the colors you have. If you have a large collection of colors, it might take a bit of time to get all the swatches done, but all the time you’ll save after having everything organized, is so worth the effort!
I hope you find my tips useful for your own product organizing, I know it makes finding the perfect color I need for a project so much easier!
I'm always trying new products and techniques and this time I found a forgotten linseed (or flax seed) oil I had in my stash for years.
I prep some pages covering them with it and found out that the paper looks more transparent and in some cases like vellum. The colors I applied look substantially deeper with Lindy's Stamp Gangsprays . I also noticed that the shimmer of the paint stays almost intact on the surface.
Linseed oil over an old book page
Phone directory pages
New book pages
For this journal page I used one of the spectacular stencils by Patti Parrish
Yay, so, so happy for these great news!! I want to thank you all for the tremendous support I received, everyone with it's comments made me continue fighting. I want to give special thanks to my friends and collegues Lisa Novogrodski and Sharon Martinelli who helped me find the way to get it back.
So here is my latest video on my well trasured channel
It's a tradition for Jews on the New Year to eat apple with honey. I received this wooden piece and decided to alter it using the gorgeous September kit "Transition" by Scraps of Darkness and make a videofrom start to finish.
I also used their Creativity and color add ons
This is the original piece
I coated the apple with white and black gesso
Then glued the paper
Added embellishments and stickles
Finally added crackle glaze to the face and to the seed