Thursday, January 15, 2009

Big Announcement!!

This is not an art post instead it is very personal to me. For those of you that know me, you know that since my children have been grown I have been anxiously awaiting grandchildren. I'M GOING TO BE A GRANDMA!! My daughter is expecting in September!! I'm so excited I can't stand myself. Now I have a whole new subject matter for tear bears!! I will keep you all posted as my grandbaby grows.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tear Bear Tutorial

Finally, I got this done for all of you that I promised it too! I'm sorry to take so long but I have been very busy with work and getting ready for my clubs this week. So, the pattern is first, just print if off on cardstock (it is easier to trace around) and cut out the pieces. Cut the B & T pieces out on the line but leave a 1/4" margin around the mulberry pieces. Next, wet the pieces with a water brush or paint brush and water. Using your piercing tool, tear away the wet paper around your pattern line. When you have finished tearing a piece, pull the fibers out straight and set aside to dry. When the pieces are dry, they are ready to be "fluffed". I use a wire brush to scrub the paper lightly. You can find these in the paint department of Walmart for about $2.00. Fluff all of the pieces and then go around the edges with chalk to add dimension. Now your pieces are ready to assemble. For the nose, I use a heart punch and the eyes are printed tear bear eyes that I put through my xyron machine. I purchased the paper and eye printables at Glue your B & T pieces on and use a fine marker to add faux stitches. Finally, glue all of your pieces in place. Finished!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The next layout I am going to do is one of my son at at Boy Scout event where they dressed up as clowns. I made this bear for that layout and will post the layout soon I hope!

This is one of CTMH's new paper packs - Thats Amore! - I love the color scheme. The pictures are my kids in ...1986 - boy am I getting old! But since I am doing their albums now, when I saw this paper I thought it was a perfect match.