Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Welcome Our October Guest Designer
Happy October! This month we are very excited to welcome Faith Anderson as our Guest Designer.
Faith first came to my attention when she joined our Digi of the Month challenge a couple of months ago. She has a very fun crafting style, starting her projects in Photoshop in order to incorporate neat textures and patterns, among other things, into her designs before moving on to the paper aspect of crafting. She refers to herself as a "hybrid" crafter. I refer to her as inspiring, and when you see the things she's made to share with us this month, you will, too, no doubt!
Here's a little bit about Faith, in her own words. :-)
“Info about me? I’m pretty boring really – I have been married 48 years to a fun, wonderful, loving, friend, and we are still soppy about each other! We have a lovely 38 year old son who has “come home” due to his bipolar problems. I LOVE my crafting, I could do better though, as my teachers always told me! Photoshop is my daily addiction and all my crafting starts in it. Although I am still learning about it. I am definitely a digi girl.”
For her first project as our Guest Designer, Faith used images from the "Goody Jars" set to create a personalized candle and coordinating card. Both are so lovely, but I have to say that I was especially amazed by the candle. Faith created this using the tissue-and-wax-paper technique. I've seen this technique used with stamped images, but never with a printed digi! How in the world did she manage that? Here are her tips:
"Place tissue paper on plain paper with repositional glue. I used a glue stick around the edges of the paper, then put it through the printer as usual. I then cut around the image and placed it on the candle, surrounding it with what we call greaseproof paper, (you may know it as wax paper, not sure of that though!) which is big enough to hold onto firmly, then melt the image with your heat gun. You will see the image darken as it melts into the wax."
Thanks for the tips, Faith, and for the wonderful inspiration!!!
We'll be back next Wednesday with another project by Faith to share. In the meantime, if you'd like to see more of her fabulous work, you can visit her blog, Daffodil Cards.