Sunday, April 6, 2008


Just got back from my class at Absolutely Everything with Robin Beam. It was so much fun! I have never really known much about inks and what to do with them and I learned some cool techniques. We made a calender attached to a 12x6 thick Hambly overlay. Added some chipboard elements inked with a new opaque Ranger ink that isn't going to be out until the end of the month. I learned some technqiues of using the texture of stamps (instead of just looking at the stamps in terms of thier images) and Robin's "Bandana" technique. Here are a few of the calendar pages. I still want to add some embellishments and details with white and black pens, etc. We used Tim Holtz's inks, Pearl Ex., a white Ranger pen, various stamps, Heidi Swapp masks, and a variety of techniques.

The upper part of the calendar with Maya Road Chipboard mounted on a clear Hambly overlay.

One of the pages using a Heidi Swapp Mask and inks.

Page using a wrinkle-free distressed watercolor effect.

Detail of one of the birds inked with a new Ranger opaque ink and stamped using a section of a stamp in Archiver's black. Details added with a white opaque pen using Robin's Bandana technique.

Thanks to those who sent "Get well" messages! Just have medicine head. Might stay home tomorrow and get a day of rest. We'll see. Just a crummy cold that won't quit!


Heather said...

Love your calendar, very cute! I love your tulips from TJ's too. That is my favorite place to get flowers. They are always beautiful and always reasonably priced! Hope you are feeling better soon.

KarenSue said...

looks like a great class!

:: gingerkitty :: said...

Thank you for sharing

Gabrielle said...

Gorgeous calendar! Looks like a fun class! :)

Robin Beam said...

Emily! You did such a great job on the calendar. It was a fun afternoon. I hope to see you again when I'm back in MA!

Inky Hugs, Robin

Absolutely Everything said...

Emily, I saw your question about the mats you were working on in the class at my store, AbsolutelyEverything...they are from Ranger, called craft mats, and we have them in the if you need it mailed.


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