Try It!! .. Then Win It!! Week Six Info

June 21, 2006 at 2:07 pm (Altered Art, Announcements, Art, Art & Crafts, Collage, Contests, Crafts, Gallery, Hobbies, meme, prize, Scrapbooking, Tuesdays, Tutorials)

Try It!!! – Week Six

Week Six's Technique – Easy Rusted Background
By:
Judy Scott

Scroll Down To Learn How to Make These Fabulous Rusted Backgrounds!
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Win It !!! – Week Six

Week Six's Prize – Donated By Art Shaped World

Art Shaped World is a unique Gift Store, run by the talented Nici Derosier! She is a gifted, mixed media artist, illustrator, writer, and mother to 3 sons, one of whom has a form of Autism known as Asperger's Syndrome. Her designs are inspired by his unique approaches to life's challenges, and by the brave and colorful wild-child souls that dwell somewhere in each one of us!

All items are inspired by and support Autism and Asperger's Syndrome Awareness. Embrace the colors of the spectrum! Profits from her sales go toward therapy for her autistic son. With something in every price range, you can't go wrong with her large selection of items! Check them out today!

With a Total Value Of over $30.00…

 A Vivid Imagination Tote Bag FILLED with art supplies …

Fibers, papers, embellishments, brads, buttons and more!!

Visit Art Shaped World today to see many more fabulous items!

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Technique: Week 6 – Easy Rusted Backgrounds

June 21, 2006 at 2:05 pm (Altered Art, Announcements, Art, Art & Crafts, Collage, Contests, Crafts, Gallery, Hobbies, meme, prize, Scrapbooking, Tuesdays, Tutorials)

** Reminder! **

Week 6 lasts 2 weeks!! Plenty of time to jump in! Read Here for more information!

Try It Tuesdays: Week 6 – Easy Rusted Background
By: Judy Scott
Edited By:
Chrysti
Approx. Time Involved:
20 -25 minutes + Drying Time
© 2006 Judy Scott, All Rights Reserved.

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After working for 25 years in the beauty industry, artist Judy Scott has finally taken the time to devote herself to what she’s been passionate about while balancing, work, family & parenthood. Creating! Though she has yet to fulfill her dream of attending art school, she has taken many workshops, and was awarded Student of the Year at Lauder College in Scotland, for City and Guilds Creative Embroidery.  A member of ZNE, Judy loves creating with fibers, fabric, paper & paint and exploring all kinds of mediums. Patchwork quilting, church banners, embroidery both by machine and hand, fabric art cards, fabric postcards, altered art, collage and her doll house miniatures are just some of the things she loves to do… most of all she loves COLOR!
 

 rusty

Materials List:

  • Quality Cardstock or Cartridge Paper
  • Gesso
  • Salt
  • Sugar or Sand
  • Silver Foil (aluminum foil or foil from sweets)
  • Spatula
  • Assorted inks, Watercolors, Acrylic Paints
  • Paint Brushes
  • Mixing Plate
  • Water

Photo Example uses orange, green, and brown watercolor paint

Prep:

  • Tear or cut foil into small strips.

 

Let’s Play!:

1.      Using the spatula apply gesso generously over the cardstock.

TIP!!  Don’t make it smooth all over, give the gesso some peaks by lifting the spatula upwards from the gesso, make some areas smooth, and others textured.

2.      Lay small strips of foil into the gesso.

3.  Apply just enough gesso to cover the foil at the edges.

TIP!! Just Experiment with the amount of gesso and foil!

4. Apply salt in some areas, and sugar or sand in others (experiment with amounts) but also leave some areas free.

5. Now leave to dry thoroughly.

TIP!! It will be quite heavy so I suggest you leave it overnight to dry.

6. Once the gesso is dry you can start to apply the inks & paints (You can use brown, orange and blue and a green but be adventurous, experiment just remember what rust looks like). Using paintbrushes, apply your colors – you'll notice how they merge beautifully into the salt. Just allow the color to build up until you are happy. If you are unsure stop what you are doing and come back to it.

 

TIP!! Inks are good for a really vibrant color, but if you only have watercolor or acrylic paints – don’t worry these will work as well. If you are using acrylic paint make it a thin consistency like ink would be.

Allow to dry, and there you have it! A simple, yet oh so rich in texture, color and character background! Perfect for Altered Art! This technique allows a lot of freedom, so have fun with it.. experiment and see where it takes you!

For more inspiration, be sure to visit Judy’s Blog and Flick’r photostream!
 

This document, (all images and text included) are not for distribution. Try it Tuesdays has the authors permission to share this technique for use on http://tryittuesdays.wordpress.com/ . You may use this document for reference, and personal use only. Not to be shared on email lists, message boards, or by any other electronic or print means. 

Tried The Technique? Finished Your Entry?
Want a chance to win this week's prize?

  • Upload your entry's photograph(s) to your Flickr account or Blog. In your description, please state it's part of Try It Tuesdays and link to the site. (On flickr you can link, or add the tags tryittuesdays & tryittuesdaysweek6, or do both!)
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Week 6 – Update/Status Report

June 20, 2006 at 9:17 pm (Altered Art, Announcements, Art, Art & Crafts, Collage, Contests, Crafts, Gallery, Hobbies, meme, prize, Scrapbooking, Tuesdays, Tutorials)

Just a quick Update on Week 6 — After fighting power failures, pain medication, long doctor appointments, computer crashes and other unforeseen annoyances.. it seems this week's technique just wasn't meant to be up on Tuesday!

Don't worry though, it will be up at some point tomorrow — Wednesday, June 21st 2006 .. and you have 2 weeks to do this challenge, so you won't lose any time! A hint for the impatient ones.. it's a fabulous background technique, even for those of you who area bit rusty in the art department, and just may foil those of you who aren't!

In other news — The next few challenges will each run 2 weeks, so that I can move Try It Tuesdays to it's new domain, and give it a makeover! The site will be a much better fit, have alot more options and features, and accommodate the rapid growth we have had. If you have any suggestions as to what you'd like to see there, feel free to let me know!

The participants list here, won't be updated any further, as I'll be incorporating an automated way for people to add their links at the new site each week that they participate….so if you've emailed me, and haven't heard back yet.. that's why!

Thanks! Chrysti

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And the week 5 winner is…

June 19, 2006 at 9:44 pm (Altered Art, Announcements, Art, Art & Crafts, Collage, Contests, Crafts, Gallery, Hobbies, meme, prize, Scrapbooking, Tuesdays, Tutorials)

Week 5 is sponsored by:
Covet Me
(Like Try It Tuesdays? Support Our Sponsors!)

… this week's prize is …  

With a Total Value Of over $30.00…

 A $30.00+ Altered Art & Collage Kit

Including …

Handmade Paper Kits, Mini Angel Wings, Ephemera Kits, Vintage Ribbons, Paint, Vintage Labels, Mini Cowbells, Mini Mirrors, Embellishment Assortment, Assorted Luxurious Fibers, Stationery, Frames to Alter and More!

And with 15 valid entries this week ..

Our Winner is…..

 

The Winner!

The Prize!

Congrats to Gene Black !! (#9)

 Week 5 -Torn Paper Background

Our Week 5 Winner!

Aside from being one of the most supportive Try It Tuesdays members…Gene is a talented & gifted artist currently living in Alabama. A self taught artist, who educates himself by taking workshops, and continually learning and experimenting.

He currently represented by Bon ART Gallery in Anniston, Alabama, and you can see more of his faulous art at his website!

 Congratulations Gene!!

 

With a large assortment of unique embellishments, handmade papers, mesh, fibers by the yard, vintage ribbons, ephemera and sooo much more … Covet Me is a must have stop on your Altered Art & Scrapbooking shopping List!

Prices you can't beat, most around $1.00 … Fast shipping (same or next business day), and free gifts with every purchase. Come see why so many people shop here first!

Thanks for supporting our sponsors!

Runners Up: Amber Heagerty #15 , Lori McNamara #12 , Sarah H. #1

Click Here to see a screen capture of the winning numbers.

How was the winner chosen? As each valid entry is received, it is assigned a number.. these are given chronologically, in the order each entry is submitted. They are then entered into random.org and generated into a sequence.. the first number is our winner, the second  the runner up.. etc etc . For more information on the rules of this drawing, please see the FAQ.I'm working on a way that I can publicly share the database file of entrants & their numbers without having to manually delete the email addresses ( I respect our entrants privacy)…as of right now, I don't have the time needed to manually edit that information. This is all voluntary (though the time put into it, is like a job!) and as much as I'd like to be able to do that, it's far too time consuming. Thanks for your patience! – Chrysti

Late Tomorrow evening, the new technique & prize will be up..
Check back then!

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Try It Tuesdays: Week 5 Showcase !

June 19, 2006 at 9:04 pm (Altered Art, Announcements, Art, Art & Crafts, Collage, Contests, Crafts, Gallery, Hobbies, meme, prize, Scrapbooking, Tuesdays, Tutorials)

Week 5 has come to an end and I hope you enjoyed the chance to try some of the fabulous techniques we featured over the last month!

The Winner will be announced within the next few hours.. In the meantime.. enjoy viewing some of the fabulous entries we received this week.. these were randomly selected using the tryittuesdaysweek5 tag and chosen from the pool.

You can see many more amazing entries by viewing the group pool.

 Try It Tuesdays Week 5 Showcase

 1. Baby doll, 2. Remember, 3. Mozart Shrine, 4. Torn Paper Gentlemen, 5. tryittuesdaysweek5, 6. tty5 fern paper, 7. scarey road, 8. contact, 9. Jane and Arthur, 10. Golden Rooster Background Compressed, 11. Torn Paper Gentlemen 2, 12. IMG_2648, 13. TryItTuesdayWeek5#2, 14. Those summer nights, 15. old green door!!!!! for tryittuesdays, tryittuesdaysweek5, 16. discovery

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Try It!! .. Then Win It!! Week Five Info

June 15, 2006 at 3:54 pm (Altered Art, Announcements, Art, Art & Crafts, Collage, Contests, Crafts, Gallery, Hobbies, meme, prize, Scrapbooking, Tuesdays, Tutorials)

Try It!!! – Week Five

Since Week 5 is a short week due to my oral surgery … and we've had so many newcomers over the last month, I thought a re-cap was in order!

Now's your chance to try any of the techniques you may have missed over the last month! Pick one, or more.. combine the techniques.. just have fun! In your description, be sure to tell us which technique you used!

You've completed them all? Try it again! Try a new twist, or a new surface.. and show us your results!

No, you may not use a previous entry again! As every other week, it must be something you create this week!

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Week 1
Easy Acrylic Backgrounds
By Karyn Gartel, The Altered Diva
Try It Tuesdays Examples - Week One 
Click here to download.

Week 2
Easy Transparency Alternative By Heather Bradley
 
Click here to download.

Week 3
Easy Plantable Seed Paper
By Urban Debris
Try It Tuesdays Week 3 Technique
Click here to download.
Week 4
Torn Paper Backgrounds
By Nancy Baumiller
 Try It Tuesdays Week 4 - Technique Photo
Click here to download.

Tried The Technique? Finished Your Entry?
Want a chance to win this week's prize?

  • Upload your entry's photograph(s) to your Flickr account or Blog. In your description, please state it's part of Try It Tuesdays and link to the site. (On flickr you can link, or add the tags tryittuesdays & tryittuesdaysweek5, or do both!)
  • Go to the Entry Submission Page and follow the instructions http://alteredabbey.com/try_it_tuesdays_signup.htm
  • It's that easy! See the FAQ for additional help & rules.

Win It !!! – Week Five

Week Five's Prize – Donated By Covet Me

With a large assortment of unique embellishments, handmade papers, fibers by the yard, ephemera and sooo much more … Covet Me is a must have stop on your Altered Art & Scrapbooking shopping List!

Prices you can't beat, most around $1.00 … Fast shipping (same or next business day), and free gifts with every purchase. Come see why so many people shop here first!

With a Total Value Of over $30.00…

 A $30.00+ Altered Art & Collage Kit

Including …

Handmade Paper Kits, Mini Angel Wings, Ephemera Kits, Vintage Ribbons, Paint, Vintage Labels, Mini Cowbells, Mini Mirrors, Embellishment Assortment, Assorted Luxurious Fibers, Stationery, Frames to Alter and More!

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And the week 4 winner is…

June 15, 2006 at 3:15 pm (Altered Art, Announcements, Art, Art & Crafts, Collage, Contests, Crafts, Gallery, Hobbies, meme, prize, Scrapbooking, Tuesdays, Tutorials)

Week 4 is sponsored by:
B-Muse
(Like Try It Tuesdays? Support Our Sponsors!)

… this week's prize is …  

With a Total Value Of over $20.00…

 A $20.00 Gift Certificate for The B-Muse store …

…and as if that's not enough…

Free Shipping on your entire order – even if it surpasses the GC amount !!!

And with 31 valid entries this week ..

Our Winner is…..

Week 4- Antiqued Torn Paper Backgrounds

The Winner!

The Prize!

Congrats to Wendy Mc !! (#23)

 tornpaper

Our Week 4 Winner!

 Congratulations Wendy!

Enjoy Your Shopping Spree at B-Muse, and thanks for Playing!

 Try It Tuesdays Week 4 - Prize

The Bmuse website is a fantastic source for unique art and craft supplies for Rubber Stamping, Collage, Altered Book Arts and Scrapbooking. Not only does B-muse carry a complete line of supplies, but there are galleries, tutorials and more. Visit B-Muse today for your dose of inspiration!

Thanks for supporting our sponsors!

Runners Up: #22 Nolleke ten Cate, #8 Elizabeth Meredith , #30 Jen Minnis

Click Here to see a screen capture of the winning numbers.

How was the winner chosen?As each valid entry is received, it is assigned a number.. these are given chronologically, in the order each entry is submitted. They are then entered into random.org and generated into a sequence.. the first number is our winner, the second  the runner up.. etc etc . For more information on the rules of this drawing, please see the FAQ.I'm working on a way that I can publicly share the database file of entrants & their numbers without having to manually delete the email addresses ( I respect our entrants privacy)…as of right now, I don't have the time needed to manually edit that information. This is all voluntary (though the time put into it, is like a job!) and as much as I'd like to be able to do that, it's far too time consuming. Thanks for your patience! – Chrysti

This evening, the new technique & prize will be up..
Check back then!

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Try It Tuesdays: Week 4 Showcase !

June 15, 2006 at 2:30 pm (Altered Art, Announcements, Art, Art & Crafts, Collage, Contests, Crafts, Gallery, Hobbies, meme, prize, Scrapbooking, Tuesdays, Tutorials)

Thank You all – so very much for your patience this week. You can read a small update on my progress here.

Week 4 is at an overdue end, and I'd like to offer a HUGE thank you to Nancy Baumiller for allowing us to use her fabulous technique.. we can't thank you enough!I loved the versatility this project inspired, it's a fabulous starting point for so many projects. I also did it, but haven't had a chance to photograph it!

The Winner will be announced within the next few hours.. In the meantime.. enjoy viewing some of the fabulous entries we received this week.. these were randomly selected using the tryittuesdaysweek4 tag and chosen from the pool.

You can see many more amazing entries by viewing the group pool.

 Try It Tuesdays Week 4 Showcase

1. TryItTuesdaysWeek4, 3. IMG_0328Ginas, 4. tryittuesdayweek405, 5. tryittuesdaysweek4~finished, 6. ATP, 7. Try it Tuesdays Week 4, 8. TryItTuesdayWeek4Base, 9. distressed peeling paint tryittuesdays tryittuesdaysweek4, 10. Torn Background ATC, 11. boxlidhangerside2, 12. tryittuesdaysweek4, 13. Torn Paper Background, 14. Try it Tuesday Technique Week 4, 15. sea_bkgnd, 16. Tryittuesdaysangel, 17. Try it Tuesdays torn background week 4, 18. Antiqued torn paper background tryittuesdays tryittuesdaysweek4, 19. crop week 4, 20. Antiqued torn paper background, 21. Torn Masking Tape Background, attempt #4, 22. Try it Tuesdays-Week 4, 23. Altered CD Backgrounds, 24. Striped Tissue, 25. torn paper background technique week 4, 26. try it tuesw4, 27. ttit week 4 tech, 28. Try It Tuesdays – Torn Paper Technique, 29. Altered Book Cover, 30. Torn Paper – Hand Postcard, 31. Try_It_Tues_technique4_tornpaper_stain, 32. try it tuesdays week 4, 33. Torn Paper Background, 34. titjune12_3, 35. nature36. tin woodmonster

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Important Week 4 & 5 Info!

June 12, 2006 at 8:31 pm (Altered Art, Announcements, Art, Art & Crafts, Contests, meme, Tuesdays)

It's been a beyond hectic week here.. battling a flu, a short weekend getaway, and preparing for oral surgery tomorrow morning have made it impossible for me to get the winner announced tonight.. I am truly, so sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

I haven't had a chance to update the site with new participants, etc… but will ASAP. Keep sending them in, I'll receive it!! Also, I'm running low on sponsors — alot of people have expressed interest, but haven't sent me the info… please do! The same goes for tutorials — keep them coming! Lastly, I'll answer all your emails, just as soon as I get a chance. The FAQ answers 90% of the questions I receive, so be sure to read it! You can also ask over at the Flick'r Group.. so many of our participants are happy to help if they can.

I will have the Week 4 showcase, and winner announced by Thursday Night at the latest, assuming there are no complications tomorrow. Since I can't anticipate how I'll feel after the surgery, it's difficult to know exactly when. The new challenge, and prize announcement will be announced then as well… I know you'll have less time to complete it, but trust me.. it'll be an easy one for this reason :-)

You may enter week 4 entries up until I announce the winner….this is one of the few times I'll make this exception! Thanks so much for your understanding, and support! Next week, we'll return to normal!

-Chrysti

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Try It!! .. Then Win It!! Week Four Info

June 6, 2006 at 5:16 pm (Altered Art, Announcements, Art, Art & Crafts, Collage, Contests, Crafts, Gallery, Hobbies, meme, prize, Scrapbooking, Tuesdays, Tutorials)

Try It!!! – Week Four

Week Four 's Technique – Antiqued Torn Paper Backgrounds
By: Nancy Baumiller of Something to Crow About

Try It Tuesdays Week 4 - Technique Photo

Scroll Down To Learn How to Make These Versatile Backgrounds!
Or use the easy quick links below!

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Win It !!! – Week Four

Week Four 's Prize – Donated By B-Muse

The Bmuse website is a fantastic source for unique art and craft supplies for Rubber Stamping, Collage, Altered Book Arts and Scrapbooking. Bmuse began four years ago with the introduction of the incredible Bmuse ultra fine detail embossing powder. Bmuse embossing powder can now be found in over 150 independent rubber stamping stores worldwide.

All the products you'll find on the Bmuse site are unique and evolved from Vicki's own art projects and collage classes that demanded materials she could not find readily find at a price she found affordable for a working artist. Not only does B-muse carry a complete line of supplies, but there are galleries, tutorials and more. Visit B-Muse today for your dose of inspiration!

Try It Tuesdays Week 4 - Prize

 

With a Total Value Of over $20.00…

 A $20.00 Gift Certificate for The B-Muse store …

…and as if that's not enough…

Free Shipping on your entire order – even if it surpasses the GC amount !!!

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