Category : Deco

New Work

As I learn new techniques and get new inspirations I try to incorporate them into my miniatures. I hope to eventually develop my own style or product that can really turn into a brand name…its nice to think big.

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Something New-Stamp Carving

I tried carving some dollar store vinyl erasers last night and was fairly happy with the results. I have to work on improving my lines and keeping the stamp ‘clean’. The most difficult part is the lettering since its so small! I use micro carving tools that you can purchase from a full supply wood crafting store. I specifically picked mine up from a store in Kitchener called Chipping Away¬†

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Acrylic Deco

I finished a batch of Yoko Matsuda’s acrylic art for decorating a cell phone cover, ipod or anything! I still need to improve my acrylic art technique so I can get a more even surface. Using a good brush helps and a great tip from Yoko Matsuda: mix monomer and brush cleaner (both from EZ Flow) in a 2:3 ratio. This helps the powder dry slower so you have a longer working time. Using the best quality acrylic powder is essential. Another great tip from YM: use competition white EZ Flow powder, pure color pigments and blender to make your own custom colors!

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Re-Trial

I am concentrating on re-doing food tray 1 and 2. I do not feel some of the components turned out so well including the tray. On the side I finally got the hang of Yoko Matsuda’s acrylic bear. I love her nail art and have all her tutorials that were published in Nail Max.

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