Sunday, May 30, 2010

I'm In and I'm sooooooo Excited!!!

Yipee YAY Yahoooo!!!

Just letting you know that I got in on Arlene's June Tag Swap (butterflykisseswithlove). I'm sooo excited of the Paris theme and I can't wait to get started. I'll be showing some "test" pieces just to show you the progress of this project and maybe some video updates. There are still 12 spots left so sign up at It will be such a great time and I can't wait to get other people's works of art!!! Have a great day! :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Vintage Tag: Soar & Take Flight

This is my first vintage tag I created and I'm really happy out it turned out. I have lots of techniques happening here so let me walk you through them.

Pictured Above: I painted my tag with white acrylic paint and let it dry; then I applied crackle medium and let it dry; and then applied the rose garden paint on top.

Here's a close up of the crackle finish. I love how the white peaks through the rose to give it that weathered wood look. Imagine all the color combinations that are possible....soooo exciting!!!

Since I was on a role with the paint, I painted the butterfly chip board in white and then had an "a ha" moment. Let's wet emboss with black embossing powder!! I love how the lacquered look of the embossing against the matted white background look - I'm going to have to do that again! I also used a product called Diamond Dust which is vintage glitter glass shreds all around the tag - it looks like rock sugar. I love Tim Holtz and used one of his adage tickets which I distressed with his edger and brown ink. I framed the side with vintage lace trim and tide some pink fibers with twine.

Last but not least, I had to put my dimensional flowers on there. I love how they pop and shimmer. To frame the flower, I used floral leaves from the wedding section at Michael's which I inked the edges in brown and misted with gold Perfect Pearls. Give these techniques a try on your next project - they're super fun! Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dimensional Paper Flowers with 3D paint

These paper flowers are soo fun to make with 3D paint. So if you have some lying around, break them out and try this technique. I have a video on my channel to explain how to make these flowers.

You can apply the 3D paint after you crumple your flower as you see on the first flower. Or you can apply the 3D paint after you shape your flower as you see on the second flower. You distinctly get different looks. The paint doesn't harden your flowers like mod podge but just strengthens them and makes it more flexible to manipulate - like a coated fabric. These flowers are great to decorate your art journals, minis, layouts and cards - they also hold up really well. It's a cost effective way to make your own customized embellies!!

In the next picture: the top row is the before shot of the unfinished flowers. The second row is achieved by crumpling the paper flowers and then applying the "Glittering Crystals" 3D paint after to get enhance the creases. I love the sheen it gives. It's similar to Stickles but gives your flowers more movement which I like.

Below is the one of the 3D paints that I use and it gives a really nice pearl finish. My favorite is 'Glittering Crystals' because it's transparent with a smaller translucent glitter. I used it to demo the flowers above. The paint comes in lots of colors and glitters so try them to see what works best for you. Really, at $1.79 a bottle, you can't NOT try it! Have fun with it and thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Video Name Plate

I was trying to think of something to have in the background of my videos instead of having a blank table so I came up with this name plate. I love the distress letters that I wet embossed and the distress "spots" stamps I wet embossed with carnelian embossing power (really like the color of that powder - almost an orange red or persimmon). I also used the French Script background stamp in sepia ink. If you're wondering how I came up with my user name "jpod", a friend of mine uses it as a nickname for me...AND, it's the acroynym for "Jo's Paperie On Demand"!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Posted my FIRST You Tube Video

Hi Everyone!!!I'm so excited because I posted my first video...but I didn't have a project to show so I just made a quick tag. It feels soo official now and I can't wait to do more. Check it out at on my you tube channel -

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Birthday, Louise

Happy Birthday, Louise! Here's a card I made for Louise. My theme was Paris since she was there recently for a vacation. I used a toile background stamp using the resist emboss technique...Again!! I also used a Stampin' Up French Script stamp and the Stampin' Up Bird Punch - love it!

Here's a gift tag I made for Louise. I used a Tim Holtz Eiffel Tower Stamp and the Stampin' Up French Script stamp. Part of my gift to is to help her take her photos and emphemera from her trip and make a wall hanging for her office. I'll be sure to post pictures of that when it's complete. Ever notice that using rafia on anything makes it sooo much more appealing!?!?

Happy Birthday, Aida

Here's a card I made for Aida's birthday. I used the resist emboss technique that I'm totally lovin' at the moment. I also used the aged music sheet background stamp which I've been using lots lately. Who needs to buy paper when you can create your own - LOVE it!!

Here's a close up: You can see the resist emoboss of the smaller butterflies in the corners.

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. I made this card for Mama and she loved it! When I gave it to her she said, "This is really nice - so you are using the stuff you buy!" Gotta love her to bits :).

Here's a close up of the card: I used my homemade flowers again!! I'm in love with the resist emboss technique. I used a giant Damask stamp and music sheet stamp....I loved how it turned out.

Love is in the Air

At work, I had a wedding shower for 3 co-workes who were getting married this year: 2 brides, 1 groom. I was on the planning committee and was assigned to decorate these memory boxes. I used my homemade paper flowers and used diminsional paint to stiffen the petals and leaves and glued them to the corners. Instead of crumpling the flowers, I folded the petals to get a different look. I also stamped and embossed each couples name and sprayed the tags with gold perfect pearls. I love how they turned out.

Close up of Orange homemade flower.

Close up of Pink Homemade flower.

These were so fun to make.

I've Been Busy......

Hi Kids! It's been awhile....a long while but I still have time to create. Here are some of the projects I've created in the past couple of months. Above is a Birthday card I made for one of my friends. Homemade flowers are huge so I made my own version by adding irridescent dimensional paint and crumpling them up after they dry. I love love love the effect. I did the same with the leaves. I also used my Stampin' Up Bird'll be seeing alot of this in my projects.