Thursday, February 20, 2014

Technique Toolbox

I knew when I signed up for the Technique Toolbox workshop with Claudine Hellmuth at BPC that I was stepping outside my comfort zone, which I think is definitely a part of having  FUN! I enjoyed putting together the toolbox that Claudine designed to hold the recipe cards for each of the 25 techniques we'll be learning. It's amazing how something that starts out looking like this . . .

. . . can look like this with just a little bit of cutting, folding, and gluing.

I don't have the supplies needed for each technique, but I'm using what I have, making substitutions, and am committed to trying at least a couple of the techniques each week.

I started with the Photocopy Medium Transfer, which required a laser printed copy, gel medium, water, and patience. I tried to transfer the script font that Claudine provided as well as a copy of a columnar pad (which I thought would make a fun background). I ended up with this!

OK, so I probably need a little more practice with this technique, however I decided not to waste these efforts and I turned them into tags anyway.

I also made a card to try out Claudine's secret for gluing papers to get a smooth effect without bubbles.
Not too bad for the first week - I have three tags that I can use on layouts or cards! Anyone else taking this class? Is it outside your comfort zone?


  1. Cute box and tags - well done at stepping out of your comfort zone.

  2. I signed up for this class last spring, and completed only the first technique. It's out of my comfort zone, too, but I'm still very interested and know I'll get back to it eventually. Your tags are great!

  3. oh I love your tags! and claudines boxes are the best! no classes for me. just boxes. everywhere. and not pretty boxes either

  4. I love the box and tags! Great FUN!

  5. It looks and sounds like you're having lots of fun outside your comfort zone. And I always appreciate when other crafters share what doesn't work too.


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