Thursday, August 11, 2022

Second Thursday Tutorial: a review


I still haven't bought the product I need to make a couple of tutorials.  I now know what it looks like and hope to get some one of these days.  Therefore, I am going to share some of my favorite tutorials.

I compared various chalk and oil pastels in this tutorial called Comparing Chalk and Oil Pastels.

  Here are some results.

  I compared watercolor pencils to watercolor crayons in this tutorial called Comparing Watercolor Pencils to Watercolor Crayons

[Supplies+.jpg]  Baby wipes and three colors of your choice were spread on a sheet of 110 lb cardstock.

  When the page has been completely colored, you have an added bonus in the colored handiwipe.  I call this my Baby Wipe Background Technique.

  Over two tutorials, I created these nine sheets of coffee dyed papers made using cardstock.  You can find part 1 here 

  and part 2 here.

  I compared Vaseline (aka Petroleum Jelly) four different ways in a tutorial I called Four ways to use petroleum jelly (aka Vaseline) in your art

  In this tutorial, I was Dyeing fabric using cabbage.

  Some of these techniques turned out better than others.  I especially liked when I used only the cabbage,

  but I was also quite impressed with how baking powder turned the cabbage dye green, while ammonia did little to change the color of the fabric. 

  Another of my favorites was called Making bakers twine using Sharpies.

  I think these turned out great and cost a ton less than the store purchased baker's twine.

  I often link how I make these mists using mica powders that DO NOT have a binder.  They are one of my biggest go-to backgrounds.

  They are wonderful, especially if you can keep the mister unclogged.

  I showed how to use those decorator scissors we all simply HAD to have when they first came out.

  Sorry about the poor  lighting in the craft room, but here is a page I created using different decorator scissors.

  Finally, this tutorial seemed to make a big hit.  

  I show how to Make your own vellum using baby oil, a makeup sponge, and copier/printer paper. I also showed the paper could be printed on using either an ink jet printer (the poulet) or a laser printer (Paris). As an aside, it even bends like vellum.

Thanks ever so much for dropping by today.  I hope you enjoyed these and I encourage you to check out each tutorial you have never seen.

14 thoughtful remarks:

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you so much. I really appreciate your generosity in sharing the how to techniques.

Mia said...

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for this post, Elizabeth. I love seeing so many tutorials together. I am going once again to read all of them. You are such a talented lady! Sending you a big hug, my friend.

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for showing all your tutorials together, always good to see your ideas. Have a great day, Valerie

Nancy Chan said...

Interesting to know about the different tutorials and how you see them to get different results. Today, I learned many new things from here. Have a great day.

Nancy Chan said...

I think my comment disappeared.
Interesting to know that there are so many different tutorials and how you can get different results. You are very creative.

kathyinozarks said...

You share awesome tutorials with us Elizabeth-thanks much

CJ Kennedy said...

Awesome tutorials. Thank you.

My name is Erika. said...

I remember some of these but not all of them. You have a ton of those decorator scissors. They were a huge rage at one point, weren't they? They are fun to use, but I only have a few basic ones. Do you use yours much any more? I only use the scallop, the pinking and the deckle edge with any regularity. It is fun to see your different tutorials over the years. Hope your week is going well.

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing.

jinxxxygirl said...

What a wonderful way to showcase your tutorials Elizabeth.. Easy to forget you used to do tutorials... I will have to check them out! Hugs! deb

Divers and Sundry said...

There's a lot here! Such cool ideas.

Caty said...

So great tutorials Elizabeth ! Thank you very much for sharing them. It´s always very interesting to see the results of your investigations, and your ideas are very appreciated. Thanks again.
Personaly I don´t compare the products I buy, I use them, and try to get their best, and I think I may do more tutorials, generaly I used to explain how I create, that´s all.
I wish you a very nice afternoon, and send big hugs
Oh, I have posted two links about "horchata de chufa " ,one is in english, for if you want to take a look.

Jenn Jilks said...

This is really interesting! You worked so hard on this!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your tutorials are always so full of ideas I either want to try or have forgotten about, so thanks so much for this collection of oldies but goodies, hugs, Chrisx