Saturday, November 18, 2017

HTV for my Scan N Cut - took a class

I had an intense class on htv -  who knew there were so many choices

we made samples of each and the hand out was excellent  - we could jut put the sample right on it - loved the fact I could record my settings etc   its great
Loved every moment

I brought home some hologram and some of the foil/adhesive to try out 
now if I only had time ......


Snowman Heads !

Yes I got even further carried away making snowman heads
the larger bowls I found at Dollarama - (the smaller ones at Dollar Tree)
I use the white sand from dollar tree as it does have some sparkle and its cheaper than straight sparkles 
I use the minwax polycrylic as the adhesive but you can use anything you want to get it to adhere
the Hats for the large heads I cut on my Scan n Cut  - and the file is from SVGCUTS.com their new year kit - worth it as you can size the hat down for the small snowmen as well and I found decorating was 1/2 the fun 
the face I made with my scan n cut and vinyl 
the accents - I got the red styrofoam balls last year at dollarama  and the greens are the long green wire ones at dollarama just cut into about 2-3" lengths  and I used the white sand again by dipping my finger in glue and rubbing it on and then pushing it into the sand and it looks like snow 
way too much fun - but when I go places I take one with me to give out as gifts 


Monday, November 6, 2017

Getting carried away with Snowmen and Grinch lights

so getting carried away with making Snowmen and Grinch lights
most of it comes from the Dollar tree - hat, scarf, base and the rose bowls , sand
Using Minwax polycrilic clear gloss as the glue and white sand  for the frosty and glitter for the grinch
easy to make and all of this came from learning how to layer vinyl with my Scan n Cut machine






Gelatin Plate Update

I made my gelatin plates back in march - they have been sitting since then  on a counter in my living room where temp during the summer could be 80+ degrees -  I took them out to use yesterday at a class and they are still perfect - and worked well at class -  I have the big one and the small one I made back then (see side bar on right for link to recipe) I do keep them in air sealed containers - one is a cake  storage and the other a pyrex glass seal able container I turned upside down  - so the mix of glycerine /water and gelatine works very well - no mold at all

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Using my Scan n Cut for Ornaments - Sparkle Ornaments

Yes still not doing much of anything - playing with  my scan n cut to make ornaments - glitter ornaments using the minwax polycrylic (home depot)  and cheap glitter - then making vinyl cuts of text or pictures to put onto them

The first one I tried was the grinch - then realized I should be using transfer film as I messed up trying to match up the mouth and eyes  -what you need to do is  first weed out all the vinyl  you do not  need leaving the image - then use the transfer film/tape to pick up the image and then put onto the ornament - I think I went wild on Saturday and Sunday once I learned how to do it






Need to clean up studio and bring down all the liquids so they do not freeze during the winter - kinda disappointing since now I am feeling a lot better

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Still Missing in Action -

But feeling much better - even going through the studio and thinking of destashing a few things - will post on the face book  pages  https://www.facebook.com/groups/glasstools4sale/   mostly u.s. based but some Canadians are hanging out in hopes of posts. 

I have a Carlisle CC torch up for sale  900.00 cdn
 and just sold a Covington Wet Belt Sander -

Going through things and seeing what I may have double of or not want especially coming to terms that I am not going to get to use them -  I think   there may be a couple of  carlisle mini torches and a nortel minor  as well as a mega minor torch, possibly an osg 15 with tank , going up soon and possibly a slab saw - so keep your eyes open - I'll also post here as well as that facebook group


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Missing in Action - hoping to make a comeback this weekend

Well its been almost 6 weeks  since I contracted shingles - up the back left side of my head
THE PAIN ! was almost unbearable - throbbing pain , could not touch my head or hair , sensitive , burning sensation, headaches, no sleep -

the first day (a thursday) my back of the head was swollen - lumpy - went to clinic right away - they diagnosed swollen lymph nodes  (did not even look at my scalp but felt it )  gave me  antibiotics  nothing for the pain

I was off  the friday and I was suffering in bed Thursday night, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - I got up monday in extreme pain, my eyes watering and took myself to work wher eI finally gave up and went to the hospital  at noon where I waited 4 hours - I had shingles once before but around the waist - if it wasn't for the commercials on TV I would never have even thought  I could get anywhere else - so I asked the dr if I possibly had shingles and he agreed .  so toss the antibiotics and got virals and pain medication -  let me tell you the pain meds did nothing - even doubled as he said to take if it didnt work.  I took 1 day off and went back to work - taking advil during the day as the pain meds made me tired and woozy

eventually  each week now its better - last week I could go almost all day without any advil and most of the pain gone - can brush my hair and even get a good nights sleep so I am hoping I will get back into the mood to do something at the studio soon - I left off with not testing that etching cream which will lead me back to  trying out my butterfly wing stamp on dichro and getting some of those done

so hoping to be back into the swing of things