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Penny Duncan

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Friday, April 22, 2011

A little something for ME!!! ;)

Hey Everyone….Happy REAL Friday!!!  I’m enjoying my morning at home in my ARTHaven!!!!  I have been wanting to play around with the Engraving tool for my Lynx…”Sable”…….Remember the sample I showed you that Tyler had done a couple weeks ago….I showed in in the tutorial in  a previous post……Well I decided for my first project with the Engraving tool….which if you’re interested…you can purchase from  I wanted to make something that I can keep and display in my ARTHaven……so here’s what I came up with!!
The reason I’m showing you so many different views of it is because of all the things I did to this piece!!!! I’ll explain all I did below……

Did that turn out cool…..I just gotta say…the Engraving tool is A M A Z I N G!!!!  Super super cool!!!!! Opens the doors for so many possibilites of creation!!!  Now after I engraved my design into the metal I had purchased from I decided I wanted to bring some color into it so I used my Copic Markers to color it…..L O V E IT!!!  Has a REALLY cool affect….and when I went outside the engraving lines all I had to do was use the blending tool to remove the “oopppsss”… Then I used some alcohol ink reinkers and a paper towel and dabbed around the parameter of the etching……..
The frame started out as a yucky brown frame that I I’ve had for years and years….I painted…then put a layer of crackle medium then put a coat of light yellow waiting til it dried then distressed a bit more with a couple of colors of alcohol inks and papertowel then used a sanding block on some edges to distress them a bit more…..
The background behind the engraved piece is wallpaper…..I added the decorative ribbon…..and then all the flowers I created started out as regular white cardstock……and the leaves regular green thin cardstock……added a bit more bling and there you go……..I’m super pleased with this piece that will now sit in my ARTHaven…I hope you like it!!!  And you KNOW I LOVE LOVE LOVE flowers!!!
So…now I’m off to work on a dual piece….which will be used for two different purposes….one of them being an upcoming blog hop that a collaboration of ARTists are joining in on using their different cutters and helping to open the eyes of many who’ve not used Make The Cut!  what a wonderful thing!!!!  I’m HONORED to be able to join in on this upcoming blog hop which will be taking place the first of the month!!!!  So I hope you’ll come back and check it out whenever I figure out what I’m going to do!!!  
I would like to wish you all a VERY VERY blessed Easter holiday….I pray you are all safe and do not get harmed in any of the storms this weekend!!!!  As always…THANK YOU so much for stopping by!!! I hope you will come by again!!!! Until then….

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