Thursday, April 23, 2009

Things to do with your Cuttlebug

Great flight to San Diego yesterday - I was stuck between a dad and a mom, each holding an 8 month old twin. My idea of a "wonderful" flight! LOLOL!!!

My last class in Poway is going to be a jam-packed technique class showing you some fun things you can dow in your Cuttlebug. This is my latest CTC (creative technique cards) class and bound to make your head spin! Here's preview (ok, some of these sandwiches even amazed me!!!)

Make your own stencil - give texture to any diecut

Make your own matching charms

Emboss a brass stencil with no lines from the outside of the stencil:

 
Cut a die inside a die in a single pass!!!  You will love this one!  I used the seedpacket die and the small nested bird for this one


Negative space inking vs inking:


Cuttlebug (open) folder embossing with brass stencils (or without)

Make your own dimensional foam stamp:


Mirror embossing (one die, both right and left are embossed)


Diecutting transparencies and airbrush painting


Watercolor painting on copper (my absolute favorite diecut technique!)

When I started experimenting with these techniques, I was delighted at how well they all work in the cuttlebug!  I've also got a sandwich for cutting sizzix 12" border dies in the cuttlebug and a couple of surprises for this class! 

Hope you will join me!  Just click here to get the class calendar.

5 comments:

Lisa West said...

I have so much fun when I visit your blog. I wish I lived near enough to take the classes but I really appreciate your videos. I have been considering a cuttlebug for quite sometime. My latest toy though is clay pasta machine. Lisa

Anonymous said...

I want to learn but I can't be in California--bummer.

Ginni said...

Sorry, Dear, but San Diego is just a wee bit of a jaunt from here - sure does look like fun, tho! Enjoy!

Susan Nel said...

Would love to see how to do the watercoloring/copper and the brass stencils without lines,,, hope to see a video clip of it sometime. your work looks great!!

Elaine A said...

Everything looks like so much fun Jen! Wish I could be there - unfortunately I'm on the East Coast in NY. Have a great weekend!

Elaine Allen