Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008

At last... the results of the Freezer Paper Stencil Technique

Did I already tell you that I LOVE this technique? So many possibilities... fantastic! Am I repeating myself? I don't care :-)
For the stencil print on the t-shirt I used special textile paint... I love the clean sharp edges.. no smudging whatsoever!

Below is a belated Father's Day gift (first of many :-)...)..but ehm... you don't see the stencil print anymore. Look here to refresh your memory.
This idea for this project can be found on Emily Falconbridges blog and the how-to article she wrote about it on Todays Mama. Needless to say that he loved it!

Paint is still wet on this one... to be continued..
This is gonna be a fun one!

Have you already checked out Nat's site to see her stencils?
Then what are you waiting for?

Enjoy the coming week!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Freezer Paper Stencils...progress

This is my favorite technique....at least for this week :-)

Nat and I will show you the final results this weekend... right Nat?
Speaking about her... I just ordered her Prima Acrylic Album kit and as you all know...I am not a kit-girl. But the album Nat made looked sooo cute that I want to give it a try :-)... I'll keep you posted hehe..

Thursday, June 19, 2008

ATC - baby wipe

little time...small projects :-)
I sprayed water on a babywipe and dripped several colours Ecoline on it.
The text is from a Dutch phrase book for tourists.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Freezer Paper Stencils...continued...

.. due to a little bit of miscommunication :-) Nat already showed her outcome of yesterday's freezer paper stencil technique, and I did not...
Or: she was too eager and I was too slow.. whatever! We had fun doing this technique, it has endless possibilities with forms and you can try this on whatever surface.
So here's a sneak of a project I am working on for which I used the cirkle-stencil I made with my big punch

Monday, June 16, 2008

Studio DaphNat - Freezer Paper Stenciling

A long time passed since the last Studio DaphNat... we both are busy ladies...so for this "episode" we chose a really easy technique: Freezer Paper Stenciling.
For those of you who don't know what a stencil is, read this wikipedia page.
The only thing you need actually is freezer paper (I bought mine online in this quiltshop). Most of the times freezer paper is used in combination with fabric; you can make your own prints on a t-shirt using fabric paint, or you can iron some fabric onto the shiny side of the freezer paper and put it through your inkjet printer, printing directly onto the fabric.
Just one product; lots of possibilities!

Nat and I just limited ourselves this weekend to just cutting out the stencils.
I googled some free stencils and printed them on the dull side of the freezer paper. I also used some punches to make a stencil with a repetitive pattern.
I think the photo's speak for themselves. Let me know if you have any questions if you want to try this technique yourself and get stuck.

Check back later this week to see our projects made with the stencils and of course check out Nat's stencils by clicking HERE!

Enjoy your week!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

I hate it...

...when I stamp on a photo or on a piece of paper and then my complete project is ruined! Well... I got the solution now... I am sure I am not the first one but I think of myself as a clever girl:
stamp with Stazon on an overheadtransparency (you can of course also use the one for the printer but I prefer to keep those for printing)and position it on your project before putting that stamp with the final print on your project!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Failed Project

I will get back on this one :-)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Travel Journal in progress

... damn...another thing I have to finish..SOON!!
Actually...our holiday in Spain was rainy most of the time..so I ask myself constantly why I did not already finish the journal right there and then, especially since we were spending most our time inside the bungalow waiting for the rain to stop, for the wind to be little less cold :-(.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

No more kits for me

This is me...just born
And below is alayout with this photo that I made last year... a very special layout I might say.
Special, because it is the only one I have ever made with products from the "De Creatie Kit". I had a subscription to this kit but I never had the time, nor the inspiration to make something with it.

So after 3 kits, the pile of pizza boxes grew (I still kept the kit products together in the original boxes)bigger and I decided to organize the goodies. So after that, whenever I received the kit, I immediatey put all the things away. I then decided it was time to end the subscription...
What's the use when you do absolutely nothing with the goodies?

This "kit" stuff is just not it for me. I have a hard time getting inspired by products that are picked together by someone else.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Bought some stuff

Went to a big 2nd hand bookmarket in the centre of Amsterdam and all I got was this:

Went to the hardware store to buy some screws and got home with this (and the screws in the wrong size..hehe..)