Sunday, February 5, 2017

My Quest for the "normal" deli paper continues

Hello again everyone!

After my deli paper comparison video I uploaded to YouTube I had a comment posted telling me that an Australian YouTuber, Mimi Bondi, imported deli paper from the USA and sold it in her shop. So obviously I sped off over to Mimi's online store, Mixed Media Art Store, and found the deli paper but at a glance I thought it was also waxed paper. So I emailed Mimi who said that it was the deli paper the USA artists used so I thought I would buy a pack and test it out for myself.

Well, again I had to test it out alongside the other two "deli papers" I had and, well, although it wasn't as waxed as Dale's was, it still had a wax coating. Having said that, when I tested it out against the other two I was pleasantly surprised.

I have uploaded another video on the comparison to YouTube and you can watch it here:

The following are photos of the three papers I compared.

Even though I can work with these three different deli papers I am still on the hunt for the REAL deli paper LOL.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

My Quest for Deli Paper

Hi everyone!

I was lucky enough to have been gifted with some deli paper from an awesome art friend here in Australia, Kerry-Ann. Kerry-Ann obtained the deli paper from a local cafe/deli shop in her town. The deli paper is what I have seen other online art friends use with their gelli plate printing and I have been on the hunt for exactly the same deli paper ever since.

I was told by my online art buddies that Dale from The Thread Studio here in Australia sells deli paper, so I immediately went to her online store and bought some. That was on 16 December 2016. Dale processed and shipped it to me that same day, along with the tracking information.

By December 30 I still had not received the package I checked the tracking and found that it had been in Granville Sorting Facility since 19 December 2016! So I logged a support ticket with Australia Post who finally got back to me on 3 January 2017, only to be advised that they would send me an email with instructions. I received the email within the next two days, and if I hadn't read it three times I wouldn't have realised that the SENDER needed to get in contact with Australia Post!

So I ended up contacting Dale who followed it up. Another two weeks went by without any activity on the tracking number so Dale shipped me a replacement package. 45 days from when the original package was shipped I finally received it! I promptly sent it back RETURN TO SENDER as I'd already received the replacement deli paper from Dale.

Anyway I finally got the deli paper only to realise that it wasn't the same as I thought it would be. It had a wax coating on it with visible lines through it. Well, I then decided to test it out and do a comparison on the "normal" deli paper and the wax deli paper. I uploaded a video on the differences between the two and you can view it HERE.

The following are pics from the comparison.

Overall I felt that the wax paper worked okay when blended into the background but I am still on my search for "normal" deli paper.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Marker Storage Unit from NYE Stream-a-thon 2017

Hi everyone

This is just a short blog about my marker storage unit that I made during my segment of the 2017 New Year's Eve stream-a-thon.

Instructions & Measurements for Marker Storage Unit

You can make one or more of them. They are put together so that you can stack them side to side or top to bottom, depending on how many you need.

To make it you can watch the recorded stream from today or watch the condensed YouTube version. Here's the links:

Ustream Recording

YouTube Video

If you have any questions regarding it please contact me by email at:


Mr. Bojangles

Happy New Year everyone!

Here is my hubs playing a guitar he made. We couldn't get him to play it live while I was streaming so I had to record him.

I hope you all have a creative, safe and happy 2017!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Art Journal - Page #97

Hi everyone!

I bet you can't believe I am posting so soon after my previous post! Neither can I LOL.

I've been playing in my art journal a lot lately and I seem to forget to add the photos to my blog, so here I go!

I host an Art Journal Techniques group over on FaceBook and one of the most recent techniques we have been playing around with is Collage. This is not my forte I'm afraid LOL. So I thought the best way to ease myself into it was to play around with napkins trying to create scenes. This is what I did in this journal page.

You can view the YouTube video on how I created it here:

Art Journal - Page 97

Here are some photos of the page

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Dylusions Journal Page #5

So....we finally have our dear friend Eileen back with us and boy did we need her back! I couldn't stream without her because she's the one and only who can really push me to my limits.
And today was no different LOL

Today I was 'told' by Eileen to close my eyes and grab three tubes of paint. Well...I 'chose' burnt umber, deep turqoise and pale powder blue (which really looked like a pale lilac). That said I could also use white and black paint.

So we got the background down ok, then I couldn't work out what to do I just covered the entire page with black paint, then wiped some off and went from there.

Eileen said it reminded her of outer space, so I googled 'alien clipart' and came up with an alien saying hi with its fingers and thought HERE'S MY TITLE! "She's back", referring to our Eileen :)

I did record the stream and here are the links to part 1 and 2:

Dylusions Journal Page #5 - Part 1

Dylusions Journal Page #5 - Part 2

So for all you art journallers out there who are looking for new techniques, inspiration, or just plain old art journal fun, why not check out our Art Journal Techniques Facebook Group. We have links to videos, members posting their completed pages, hints, tips and much more! Come and join us here

Art Journal Techniqes - Facebook Group

It is a closed group so you will need to request to join. It's closed just to keep the spam to a minimal.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Card Series - Wedding #14

Well I've made another card! What's the go??? It's been so long since I've made a few cards in a row but I thought I was overdue, oh and the new stamp sets I recently bought helped :)

This one could be for either a wedding or an engagement card. I recently made a huge Simon Says Stamp purchase and one of the products I bought was the gift card slots wafer die by Simon Says Stamps. If you ever make cards and include gift cards in them then this is one die you will WANT to own! It makes attaching the card so easy!
B.Y.O.P. stamp set by Stampin' Up!
Gift Card Slots Wafer Die by Simon Says Stamp

Products, tools & supplies used to make this card:
  • Card base: white cardstock cut at 8 1/4" x 5 1/4" scored in half at 4 1/8"
  • Layer 1 (front): white cardstock cut to 5 1/8" x 4", edges coloured with mustard ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker
  • Top layer (front): watercolour cardstock cut to 5" x 3 7/8"
  • Inside top layer: White cardstock cut to 5" x 3 7/8", edges coloured using Krylon gold leafing pen and die-cut using the gift card slots die by Simon Says Stamp
  • Gift image stamped onto watercolour cardstock using VersaMark embossing ink and heat embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder by Ranger
  • Gift image (from I Break For Stamps) coloured using mustard and pale pink Zig markers and blended with an aqua brush
  • All other sentiments are from the Stampin' Up! stamp set called "B.Y.O.P." and stamped using sepia archival ink by Ranger
  • Mini Misti stamping tool
  • Paper trimmer & bone folder
  • Scissors, double-sided tape, dimensional foam tape, big shot

Click Here to view the video on how I made this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!