Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Posting Comments

I see I haven't gotten many recent comments. . .I know I haven't been posting very much and I do hope that improves. . .sometimes life gets in the way or sometimes, I simply forget. Any way, I hope more comments will be posted. I have been asked how do I post a comment, when I receive blog updates via e-mail? You can either point your mouse over the "What's buzzin with Inkyhive" and click on it and it will then take you to the page and you can see all the posts and under each entry you will see the word comment, just click on that word and it will let you make a comment. OR you can point your mouse over the day's topic. . .such as
stencil with black & crackling embossing paste and it will take you to that day. Then I believe a comment box comes up. Fill it in and if you do not have an account, that's okay, just click on anonymous when that box comes up. I hope this helps you and if there is a question, please let me know.

God Bless you,

Monday, November 9, 2009

stencil with black & crackling embossing paste

Greetings, my friend. . .I want to share the image I have been working on. I enjoy using stencils with embossing paste. This is my first attempt with the crackling embossing paste and I think it turned out okay, even if I do say so, myself.
This first picture is the stencil using black matte embossing paste. When you have finished putting the paste on, with care remove the low tack tape that is holding the stencil in place, and put your stencil in a pan of water, so it can soak until you can wash it off.
I let the pasted image dry for about an hour. I'm sure it was dry before that, but I was doing other things in between.
I replaced the stencil, using low tack masking tape to hold it in place. Then I applied the crackling embossing paste, removed the stencil and put it in a pan of water, before the paste dried on the stencil.
For some reason, all the crackling paste did not crackle. I let it dry for several hours.
Then once again, I put the clean stencil one and taped it down with low tack tape, and then with my stencil brushes and stencil paint, I painted the design. After, I liked the coloring, I removed the stencil and cleaned it again.
You might think it is a lot of work, but for me it really isn't and I like to use my stencils with paste. Like I said this was my first attempt using the crackling paste. Most of time I only do 2 stages. . .apply to paste, let it dry and clean my stencil, let the paste dry, and when I am ready, I apply the stencil again and color the image either with stencil paint or I use my stamp pads.
I then distressed the edges and used my stamp pad to color the edges.

Thank you, for taking a look. If you have an comments or questions, please let me know and I will get back with you.
~~ Inkyhive

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I'm here. . .

Hello. . .I hope you have been enjoying the Fall, even with all the rain and wind we have had. The past several days, the rain has not fallen and we have had blue skies, sun, and some light breezes. I have raked a couple of times and it looks like I could do it again.

Here is a card, that I wanted to share with you. . .yes, I have been making cards, while I was MIA!!! With this card I used construction paper for the tree and the leaves. I punched out a number of leaves. Tore the paper, to make it look like a tree. I used my alphbet stamps and stamp F A L L on different colors and used a square punch. I glued all of that on blue cardstock, then layered that on brown and then attached that to the green card.
Today, I am working on a Thanksgiving Day card and will post that soon.
Hugs and Prayers.