to you in living colour by Quietfire Design
September 2005- Issue 48
actual size 18 x 20"
Hi Everyone! Welcome to the September byhand newsletter!
Thanks to all those artists who contributed to this newsletter and especially those who wrote articles or scanned and did the photoediting! And thanks to those byhandartists who so willingly jump up to offer to host our swaps and round robins. It is such a wonderful thing to be connected this way.
News about being a Premium Subscriber.
Due to changes in Canada Post regulations about shipping items out of the country, I have had to change the way you can become a Premium Subscriber. All foreign mail must have documentation and I can no longer sneak even a tiny piece of rubber into an envelope!
You will still be able to become a Premium Subscriber, but it will have to be with a byhand Products order. I'm so sorry - I certainly didn't plan it this way. And now I will get off my soapbox.....
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Meet the Scor-it board. It was love at first sight when I saw this - even before I'd seen it in real life! This tool is amazing. I recently had a huge handbound photo album order and the Scor-it Board saved me hours and hours and gave me spectacularly professional scores. Read on....
The new Scor-it board designed specifically for scrapbookers, rubber
stampers and crafters as seen in the latest issue of "Scrap & Stamp ARTS"
Magazine. It retails for only $59.95 USD and comes with scoring tool and
The Scor-it is 12 1/8" x 12
This Memory Wrap was created by designer Judi Kauffman using the Scor-it Board and can be seen in Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine along with more of Judi's amazing creations!
Image reproduced with the permission of Judi Kauffman and Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine.
Canadian wholesale inquiries welcome!
One of the new workshops for 2005...
Another new workshop this fall is:
Defining and Refining Your Italic OR Italic Boot Camp
The supply list for this class can be seen here.
The Joy of Danglies
by Lelainia Lloyd
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or anywhere you need that warm vintage look!
Laminate Chip Designs
by Christi Conley
The Laminate Chips are exactly the same ones you get when you go to any large home improvement store, like Home Depot or Lowe's in the kitchen department - they are examples of countertops and they are free. It is amazing the variety you can find - I have even found some with raised patterns!
I love decorating these chips! Especially 'cause they come in SO many colors and you can use 'em for so many things like they can become pendants, pins, & embellishments. I made a bunch of especially sparkly ones last year & used them on my Christmas tree as ornaments!
I usually glue two together, back-to-back. That way if the chip flips around it won't matter. In this case, I am only using one side of the chip because I don't want to weight the paper down too much. First, pick out the color chip you want. Depending on your design you may be able to see some of the chip color. If you don't have the color you want, you can always paint the chips, or cover them with fabric or paper.
Now start going through all your stuff and figure out what you want to use on your chip. I have put everything on these chips, as long as you have glue to hold it on, and then go for it! Some of my favorite things to embellish the chips with are little torn papers, small, very small beads, buttons, puzzle pieces, tiny pictures, acrylic gems, jewelry, confetti, small punchies, dominoes and basically anything else that felt like it looked good! That's why I think these are so fun, working in that mini environment - and there is no fear of messing up 'cause you can always get more!
I often put a little glitter on my chips at the end. It really seems to pull all the embellishments together. I have found using glitter glue is MUCH easier to use on these than regular glitter and glue, mostly because I do it last and when I try to get the excess glitter off the piece, it gets stuck behind and on all the embellishments. Once it gets in the nooks & crannies, it is almost impossible to get off - Trust me!
I have strung them with ribbon, yarn, and fiber, anything that completes the look of the chip. I have also been thinking of edging them in copper tape, like you can do with the microscope slides. That might look cool! I dunno - I definitely get more ideas the more of these I make. I hope you enjoy the samples!
Art Journal Idea Round Robin
by Susanna Maunula
The Crown Decos!
What a great
idea for a round robin! Whose idea was this?!
A big thank you to Kathy Leggett for organizing and keeping
us on track!
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The original title lettering of byhand was done with a Mitchell's Roundhand Nib, size 0, and Higgins Eternal Ink. Quietfire Design Rubber stamps were used to create the other designs.
Artists whose work is shown in this newsletter retain the copyright on their own work.
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