Growing in unity day 5

Hello and welcome to day 5 of my growing in unity blog series.Can you believe it this is my final day of growing. I want to thank everyone for taking the time to check out my blog series I also want to thank unity and the amazing staff for having this type of program for the fans of the fantastic brand.

For my final day cards I am featuring two cards.For the first card I used two stamp sets they are just hold on and hug I assembled it on a Kraft card stock card base. For the second card I used the stamp set called anything is possible for both of my cards I colored with copic markers and matted them on black card stock.Thank you to everyone who participated on my final day.

Brandon Leggitt

Growing in unity day 4

Hello and welcome to day 4 of my growing in unity blog series.I want to thank everyone for participating and checking out day 3.For today’s cards I am featuring two of my favorite stamps sets.The first card I am featuring the stamp set No Bunny I colored it in with copic markers I used Kraft card stock for the card base.For card number 2 I used the stamp set You Light Up My Life I colored it with copic markers and also placed it Kraft card stock card base.

Thank you everyone for checking out day 4 of my growing in unity blog series. Stay tuned for my final day of growing in unity blog series.

Brandon Leggitt

Growing in unity day 3

Hello and welcome to day 3 of my growing in unity series.I would like to take the time to thank everyone who has participated in my first two days and now for today’s cards.I am featuring these two beautiful cards. For the first card I used the mouse from the spring mouse stamp set and matted it on black cardstock and put it on blue tie dye pattern paper and placed it on a Kraft card stock.

Now for card number 2 I used the stamp set deserving and repeated the same process of the first card.

thanks for stopping by stay tuned for day 4.

Brandon leggitt

Growing in unity day 2

Hello and welcome everyone to day 2 of my growing in unity blog series.I would like to take the time to thank everyone who has checked out day 1. For today’s card I used the stamp set time to refresh by gracielle design i fussy the flower out and popped it up with foam tape. I ink blended the background with rina k electro pop ink.I used Kraft card stock for my card base.

Thanks for stopping by for day 2 of my growing in unity series.Stay tuned for day 3 of my growing in unity blog series.

Brandon Leggitt

Growing in unity day 1

Hello and welcome to day 1 of my growing In unity blog series.for today’s card I used the stamp set called roger guy from the Angieguy unity line the media I colored the image is Copic I cropped the image on black card stock for a border and popped it up with foam tape the card base i used is Kraft card stock and the designer old newspaper print is from a paper pack I have sitting around that fit for this masculine themed card. Thank you for checking out my day 1 growing in unity series. Also don’t forget to visit daily and leave a comment for a chance to win. Stay tuned for day 2 of my series…..

Have a fantastic day,

Brandon Leggitt

Distressing ink technique with baby wipes

are you looking into unique but cheap way to do distressing techniques well I got one for you instead of only taking water and spritzing the paper you can take baby wipes are you asking your wouldn’t that destroy the paper well nope it don’t but to do it you squeeze the baby wipes until you get the right amount of surface area you are working on and then you take that same baby wipe and dab all the puddles of water so it don’t sit there and ruin that areas. Thanks for reading stay tuned for my next blog post

To or not distress

Do you like the distressed look just as much as I do well you are in luck I recently started doing that technique and let’s be honest it is addicting weather you do the watered down distressed look with spritzing water or you enjoy the raw natural distressed look it is awesome but for my suggestions make sure you have things ready to wash your hands after you are done because let’s be honest it is fun but messy I recently saw videos where you can stamp and emboss on the image and also distress it after. Not only can you distress with ink but they have markers and crayons oh my I can’t wait for anything in the future they find that helps you achieve that awesome distressed look thanks for reading this stay tuned you never know what or when my next topic is.

Random tools that are handy for crafts

are you on a limited budget well little did you know the items in the junk drawer can make great tools for the project recently I found that out when I needed a tool to help me with a large stamp well little did I know that acrylic roller that was bad and I needed to replace it well I found out that there was still life in it after all so never doubt that junk drawer items because you might find that little item that might make  you feel you hit the jackpot. Thanks for following.

Reconditioning hard clay after it has sat for awhile

Have you ever had issues where you let clay sit around too long out for it to dry or bought some in the store and it was that way and wondered what can I do with it well for one DONT THROW IT AWAY there is still hope for resurrection of it. In this I will teach you what you can do to have the clay back to brand new.

1. You can drop a couple of drops of translucent liquid clay per ounce of clay and knead it in.

2. Warm it in your hands or under your arms until it is soft.

3. Put it in a bag and submerge the clay in warm water for 10 minutes or until it is til your liking for softness.

4. Take a mallet or hammer and break it up and then do one of the above techniques to make the clay soft but be careful when doing it so you don’t get hurt.

Thanks for following

Polymer clay Caning 101

If you are looking to make your first cane you are going to need to have lots and lots of clay no matter what your design is so you must invest in clay that will be readily available need be .there is many brands of clay that is perfect for caning here are just some premo kato and fimo are great caning for jewelry making. When you make canes you must let it rest in between each time you add so much detail. Next is when you are done building the desired cane you in vision you will have to reduce which means when you take the clay roller and roll each side until you get the size you want but you will need to let it rest in between times or you will ruin it next is slicing which is just as time consuming as reducing you take your clay blade and slice each piece evenly sliced so you get the max of items you will want for your money after that you will be able to bake and make the jewelry you wanted use it for. Thanks for following I will be cooking up my next blog post soon …… stay tuned