Saturday, August 12, 2017

ATC Acrylic Pour Envelope Set

For those who are enjoying my recent Acrylic Pour ATC Background Set, here are some matching accessories.

For the first ATC Background set in this style (Aquatic), you may follow this link HEREFor the second (Fuchsia) set in this style, you may follow this link HERE.

Happy Creativity!

PPS™ATC Accessory Set: Acrylic Pour,
Colors 1 and 2

Download HERE

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You are free to:
only give, keep or trade any or all of the ATCs
given in my Set above, with or without altering.
You are not free to:
ever sell any of my designs
unless otherwise specified by me
in the Guidelines (like this one).
Thank you 
for helping me to
keep free things free!


Friday, August 11, 2017

Now in Fuchsia: Acrylic Pour ATC Backgrounds

This new color way for the Acrylic Pour series of Artist Trading Card Backgrounds is the result of a few stray moments of break time color play.

I sometimes have time enough to offer something fun to play with in time for the weekend. Today's will be a new Friday Freebie ATC Background "Sixpack." ATCs are more fun than any sixpack of raspberry soda pop ever could be! (No calories plus they last for as long as we want them to.)

As I mentioned in my first offering in this series, this was my second try at using the technique known as "Acrylic Pouring" or "Poured Acrylics." The "cells" that developed in this small pour are so very tiny that it is difficult to view them without a little help. So I took a few pictures and then played with the most successful image for a while using Photoshop. I had to zoom in an awful lot before the "cells" could be enjoyed. Maybe my next pour experiment will contain some bigger "cells." I hope to be able to try it again fairly soon.

Happy weekend creativity!

PPSATC™Background Sixpack: 


Acrylic Pour "Fugue in Fuchsia"

Download HERE

Display
(lower quality than the download)



You are free to:
only give, keep or trade any or all of the ATCs
given in my Set above, with or without altering.
You are not free to:
ever sell any of my designs
unless otherwise specified by me
in the Guidelines (like this one).
Thank you 
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Monday, August 7, 2017

A Thank You Post for Dorthe

Dorthe Hansen is a Danish artisan with an eye for detail within design. She is also one of my favorite bloggers. 
Recently, she very kindly shared some of her work using an envelope of my design. I am thrilled with how she's chosen to use one of my ATC envelopes (from this post HERE). Dorthe's work stands out to my eyes as being special anyway, but it's an added bonus to see how she's used my envelope along with one of my color coordinated postage buttons for one of her pieces.

Dorthe is a Design Team Member of "That's Crafty!", and whose work has been featured in Simply Neutrals Tuesday. It's easy to see why her work must be so desirable. She lavishes very careful consideration on each and every detail. She knows how to blend neutral tones with more colorful ones. Some of my favorite designs by her use only neutral tones. Building layer upon layer, she likes to draw everything together into one story of her own making. Some of her work reminds me of delicately decorated pastries, each one unique.

She and I both appreciate the beauty of handmade lace, buttons and trims. There is something truly evocative of times past in such pretty items, isn't there? Dorthe's pretty works are loaded with old lace, buttons and other treasures. Perhaps that's one of the many reasons why I've always enjoyed visiting her blog.

Dorthe has informed me of her choice of materials along with how she's made use of my envelope within her designs. She writes: "I use the envelopes for my tiny tags created with fabric, finding one suitable in colors, for what I made.
Sometimes they are longer, but then I just let them stick out on top, I will send you a photo ."

Here are her 3 photos of one of her projects. I really like how she's used my envelope with its matching button.






Isn't this a nice gift for me to share here?
:)

If you'd like to visit her blog, Den Lille Lade, to see the rest of her very pretty work, you may follow the link located in her name at the top of this post or you may follow this link HERE. There is a lot to see at her blog, so be prepared to be tempted to linger if you go there.

My thanks to Dorthe for her generous gesture!
Happy Creativity!


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Free Butterfly Coloring Page

Time to get out the colors in your favorite medium as these butterflies need color!

This particular new PPSColorMe™page was so simple to update for coloring that it is Free and in the Public Domain
The Butterflies speak for themselves.

Happy Summertime Creativity!


PPSColorMe™Butterflies

Download HERE

Display version
(lower quality than the download)


Saturday, August 5, 2017

ATC Sixpack:Acrylic Pour Aquatic Dream

I've finally found a few minutes for this new free ATC Background "Sixpack." More fun than any soda pop, don't you think?
;)

This was my second try at using the technique known as "Acrylic Pouring" or "Poured Acrylics." The "cells" that developed in this small pour are so very tiny that it is difficult to view them without a little help. So I took a few pictures and then played with it for a little bit using Photoshop. I had to zoom in an awful lot before the "cells" could be enjoyed.

Acrylic Pouring is a fun and challenging technique. Beginners can even try it on a shoestring budget. Here in the U.S. we have bargain outlets called Dollar tree or the Dollar Store that sell everything from smaller sized silicone spray lubricant (for squeaks in hinges, etc) to craft paints. An acrylic pour artists named Rick Cheadle has his own channel on YouTube, and there you may find his video entitled, "Paint Pouring On a Dollar Store Budget - Get Started Paint Pouring for UNDER $10." He's not as specific regarding exact ratios of everything, and yet I was stunned as his results using low budget supplies. It really inspired me to begin experimenting myself.

As another option, you can always play with my little experiment for ATCs, shown below.

Happy weekend creativity!


PPSATC™Background Sixpack: 
Acrylic Pour "Aquatic Dream"

Download HERE

Display version
(lower quality than the download)


You are free to:
only give, keep or trade any or all of the ATCs
given in my Set above, with or without altering.
You are not free to:
ever sell any of my designs
unless otherwise specified by me
in the Guidelines (like this one).
Thank you 
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Victoria and Her Family at the Beach

Mercy and her husband, Tom have invited Victoria to join them on holiday at the seashore.

The proud new papa of one still sports his fatherly mustache while wearing the grey stripe bathing costume that we're so accustomed to seeing him in.

As for both Mercy and Victoria, this year the two cousins will be wearing the very latest in swimwear. Most women then tended to wear something on their heads in order to cover their hair, but not our two young Victorian women! Both have appointments with a hairdresser for later in the afternoon. By then, both will have changed clothes following bath time. After that, everyone is looking forward to a casual teatime in their family suite at the hotel with the baby, when it will be Nanny's evening off to visit a friend.

As for Mercy and Tom's new baby, the little one is still a bit young to be out of doors all day long. We are allowing Mercy to have a nice, relaxing afternoon swim. This is her family's first chance at a holiday since the arrival of the baby in March. The baby's new skills have grown very recently to include rolling over. This caused much excitement, as all were present for that special moment. 

It's Nanny's turn to look after the little one for the afternoon today, especially as it is now nap time. Then it will be time for a promenade using a fancy stroller that was called a perambulator (we called them baby buggies here in the U.S.). For more about the baby, you'll have to wait for a later post. That will keep you guessing, won't it?
:)

Meanwhile, it's grownup swimming fun for all three of the members of this Victorian family.

For more Plush Possum Studio paper doll fun, from wedding gown to riding clothes, my guests may follow this link HERE.

Happy summer playtime creativity!


PPSPlaytime™: Mercy, Tom and 
Victoria at the Seashore
Download Mercy's Seashore Outfit HERE
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Download Victoria's Seashore Outfit HERE
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Download Tom's Seashore Outfit HERE
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You are free to:
Play with or trade or give
my paper dolls and their accessories
including outfits, backgrounds/rooms
and so on.
You are not free to:
ever package them for sale in any 
way or for any reason, even if you alter them.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free! 


Friday, June 30, 2017

One Inch Button Alphabet for July 4th

A new theme just in time for a patriotic annual celebration.

As usual, the set works best if cut out with accuracy. One inch circle punches or cutting stations with a one inch setting will be most useful.

Please respect my copyrights by following the red letter Guidelines listed at the foot of each post that isn't public domain. Thank you.

There is also a new July 4th Bunting here in my blog. That may be accessed by following the link HERE.

Happy Creative Independence Day crafting!


PPS™One Inch Button Alphabet for July 4th
©RHMcGuinn of Plush Possum Studio

Download HERE
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You are free to:
Use my Kaleidoscope 1 Inch Button Alphabet
in artwork that may be either
given or traded (as in
for personal use only).
You are not free to:
ever sell anything made using
any of these letter button images
even if you alter them first.
(You may alter them otherwise, 
just not for sale, please.)
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!


Sunday, June 25, 2017

#ATCAD2017 ATC Treasure Box Project

I have a special fondness for useful, decorative boxes, don't you?

This year's June Artist Trading Card fest, #ATCAD2017, really got me going. Even though I am not celebrating by making any new ATCs, I have made something which can hold a whole bunch of them. This is my first ever dual blog post. Downloads are included in this blog only (see below), though. To see my other, smaller blog, you may follow the link HERE. Please respect my copyrights that are listed in the red letter Guidelines located at the foot of this post. Thank you.

Here's what my project's interior looked like once it was completed. As you can see, I'm already storing some ATCs inside my new creation. I hope you'll enjoy the process I went through for this project. The construction of this Treasure Box was a bit tricky at times, but overall it's a fairly easy project for just about anybody to make.

I used a 140 lb watercolor sheet from my  18"x24" Canson Montval Watercolor block, but even a single sheet of watercolor paper in the same weight will work once primed using gesso. I have often used heavier weight watercolor paper with acrylics as the results can be really interesting. For this box, every additional coat of pigment or medium really made the paper tough and a little bit on the leathery side.




The technique which I chose to try for the decorative part of my painting was acrylic paints + 91% Isopropyl Rubbing alcohol (surgical spirit in the UK, I think). The layers have to be applied and treated with speed, otherwise the effect will be minimized or simply won't occur at all.


On the watercolor block top sheet of paper I first added matte medium in 2 layers. I'd begun that project with the idea of creating something semi-transparent using colorful glazing techniques, but later chose not to. Overtop those few layers, I added my turquoise in at least 2 layers. Once it was dry, I next added a very runny but still thick layer of copper that I'd tinted slightly for an"antique" effect. I splashed drops of the alcohol all over the surface right away and watched the turquoise underneath begin to peer out in surprising ways. It still didn't work completely well enough, although I could see that I was headed in the right direction. So I let everything dry overnight, then tried it again from the beginning with first more turquoise and then more copper. This time, I had the right formula for the thickness of the copper paint!

As a finishing touch, I then added a dash more of the turquoise in 2 toned splatters using a loaded paintbrush which I tapped just inches above the surface. I allowed those paint layers a nice, relaxing drying time of (as I recall) several days.


As the paint layers were still drying, I began a first mock-up using graph paper. As a base or mold, I used a vitamin powder packet box that I noticed fits ATCs a bit snugly. The snug part was the clue. To build a brand new box with a totally different construction and lid became the goal.


While the paint layers were still drying, I began a first mock-up using graph paper. As a base or mold, I used that vitamin powder packet box that I noticed fits ATCs a bit snugly. The snug part was the clue - this allowed me to figure out that my new box would probably fit ATCs a bit more loosely, thereby not damaging them. You see, my building a refit from the outside would add to the size a bit on all sides. To build a brand new box with a totally different construction, look and lid became my ideal. And the fewer the seams, the better.

Once the fit to the graph paper pattern was finalized, I carefully removed my painting from the watercolor block using a smooth edged blade to separate it from the glue edging, then traced around the pattern on the back of the painting and carefully cut it out. The orange pencil marks made everything simpler with the next step. These did not show once I'd lined the inside of my Box.


A T square ruler really came in handy for scoring. This project is the wrong size and shape for a scoring board - but then, I currently don't have one anyway. Tip: if you should decide you'd like to try making my box using your own decorative skills, please be aware that to score and fold first prior to adding the lining is essential to the success of this project.


Below is how the unassembled Box looks when marked, scored and carefully folded. There is a somewhat trickier fold than usual in the Lid area. Notice how the top of the Lid is a tiny bit broader across the top? Please do pay close attention to the dotted lines of my download when scoring. The added width is there in order to allow the Lid to fit smoothly down over the top lip of the Box.


Prior to bothering with any prep work for the lining, I paper-clipped the box at its join spots to see whether I had got the fit just right. I am delighted to say that everything about this went well.


(sighing) Lovely, creamy Mulberry paper - just the thing for when a thin layer of something decorative would work best.


Prepping the Box's interior for its lining is the next step. Notice how the folds held steady for me even after the gesso had been added. I attribute this staying power to the heft and sturdiness of the paper along with all of the many layers of pigment on the outside side of it. Though I neglected to show it, my next layer was one in the Turquoise. Once the Mulberry Paper lining was being adhered using Liquitex Heavy Matte Gel Medium, notice how the turquoise showed through. I left this to dry lying open and unassembled overnight.


The next evening, I began gluing the box together - I did this backwards, unfortunately. It would have been simpler to have begun with the back rather than the front. Lolz My enthusiasm got the better of me!


Lastly, I glued the Lid so it would hold its shape. Already, I could see the possibilities for the decorative portion.


The following morning (this past Wednesday), I was up with the lark and working on making my very first paper tassel. Although I'm not altogether pleased with how it turned out, it can always be replaced later on. I began by coating a single sheet from an approximately 3.5"x5" tiny pad of some luxurious Italian paper. The paper is Velata by Cartiera Magnani. It's actually made for drawing, although it took the Turquoise acrylic quite well, as you can see in this photo. (BTW, I have looked it up and the Italian word, "velata" means "veiled.")


Next, it was time to play a few "dress-up" games with this box. I am still not quite satisfied with the the way in which it turned out, but I left certain areas un-glued in order to make any new changes a bit easier later on.


Next, I added a bit of embellishment to the top of the Lid, as outlined in this next photo's caption below. One bit of advice: never construct this box using 2 already decorated pieces that are joined together at the lid "hinge" fold area. Too many layers and too much stiffness would make it less usable. it really is best to make a one piece version if you choose to use my own Pattern.


For anyone who may be interested, downloads of the Pattern are in this post here at my main blog, Plush Possum Studio. Please see below. 

I'd really enjoy your feedback as to how this project works for those among you who are into making your own approach to my #ATCAD ATC Treasure Box. 

Happy ATC Creativity!

PPS™Projects: ATC Treasure Box

Download Pattern Part One HERE

Download Pattern Part Two HERE


You are free to:
Use my Pattern and instructions
for personal use ONLY.
You are not free to:
ever sell it  to anyone, even if you build on my idea.
Please give credit where credit is due.
i would surely do the same for you.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Monday, June 12, 2017

New Flag Bunting

For celebrating Independence Day, Flag Day or for special military events.

Those of you who are familiar with this blog might have noticed before how I'll occasionally offer decorative celebration items here. In the past, I offered an autumnal version of this Bunting pattern. That time, I offered the option of an alphabetized set, but this time I am going to keep it simple. I will leave the rest to whomever chooses to decorate using this design whether to add alphabet letters or not.

Please respect all copyrights listed at the foot of this post in my red letter Guidelines (same as those that are shown in the printable download itself). Thank you.

Happy Creative Celebrating!


PPS™Flag Bunting

Download HERE

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(lower quality than the download)


For personal use only.
You are free to:
decorate spaces using
my bunting.
You are not free to:
sell this design for any reason
even if it is altered first.
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Friday, June 9, 2017

#ATCAD2017: New ATC Background "Sixpack"

The first one in this series, entitled, "Am I Blue?" has gone all Rusty this time around.
June offers a whole new set of challenges this year for fans of Artist Trading Cards. Try making a new one every day! That is this year's challenge. While I most likely won't have enough time to follow through myself, I thought that I could at least offer a few ATC Backgrounds each week for the entire month of June. My entire current stock of ATC Backgrounds may be found by following this link HERE

Have fun building on those Backgrounds, all you ATCers out there!



Shoshi very sweetly is allowing me to use a photo that was taken of a renovation project that was being done on her home. For Her blog, you may follow this link HERE
Please respect my copyrights and hers by following the red letter Guidelines located at the foot of of this blog. Thank you.

Today is the day for Rugged Rust! Looks sort of Steampunk in flavor to me.

I'd really like to see what some of my guests here at PPS have done using any of my ATC Backgrounds. I like to think of these sets as being blank canvases or as a beginning basis upon which to start adding anything and everything imaginable!


Happy #ATCAD2017!

:)


PPS™ATC Sixpack: Rugged Rust

Download HERE

Display version
(lower quality than the download)




You are free to:
only give, keep or trade any or all of the ATCs
given in my Set above, with or without altering.
You are not free to:
ever sell any of my designs
unless otherwise specified by me
in the Guidelines (like this one).
Thank you 
for helping me to

keep free things free!

Here is Shoshi's photo on which 
this set's design got based:




Tuesday, June 6, 2017

No. 3 Swirly Kaleidoscope Button Alphabet

Time once more to use that 1 inch circular punch or cutter again as my series of Button Alphabets continues with this next Kaleidoscope design. 

I thought this newest design Set of my colorful alphabets would expand people's color choices a bit as the colors are a bit different.

Please respect my  copyrights and do follow the red letter Guidelines located at the foot of this post. Thank you.

This more vivid set I think could add some real zing to just about any project. This is my third version in the Kaleidoscope Button Alphabet Series. 

As long as the numbers hold steady or otherwise continue to build for my 1 inch Button Alphabets, I will continue to offer a new version now and then, possibly weekly -- that is, until I run out of ideas for them.  Lolz 

Please note that these are totally unique, and completely of my own creation. Fun though it may be, it still takes a while to develop such ideas until they become workable and usable. These literally have taken months of my spare time work. They'll have my copyright from this time forward.
Thank you for respecting my rights as the artist holding my own copyrights. I would hope that everybody does the same for all creative source material makers.

Happy Creativity!


PPS™One Inch Button Alphabet: 
Kaleidoscope No. 3
©RHMcGuinn

Download HERE

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(lower quality than the download)





You are free to:
Use my Kaleidoscope 1 Inch Button Alphabet
in artwork that may be either
given or traded (as in
for personal use only).
You are not free to:
ever sell anything made using
any of these letter button images
even if you alter them first.
(You may alter them otherwise, 
just not for sale, please.)
Thank you
for helping me to

keep free things free!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

No. 2 Swirly Kaleidoscope Button Alphabet

Time once again to use that 1 inch circular punch or cutter again as my series of Button Alphabets continues with this new, swirly design. 

I thought this newest design Set of my colorful alphabets would expand people's color choices a bit as the colors do tend to blur and blend into one another in some pretty and choice-expanding ways.

Please respect my  copyrights and do follow the red letter Guidelines located at the foot of this post. Thank you.

This more vivid set I think could add some real zing to just about any project. There are more designs and color ways in the works. 

As long as the numbers hold steady or otherwise continue to build for my 1 inch Button Alphabets, I will continue to offer a new version now and then, possibly weekly -- that is, until I run out of ideas for them.  Lolz 

Please note that these are unique, and totally my own creation. Fun though it may be, it still takes a while to develop such ideas until they become workable and usable. These literally have taken months of my spare time work. They'll have my copyright from this time forward.
Thank you for respecting my rights as the artist holding my own copyrights. I would hope that everybody does the same for everyone creative.

Happy Creativity!


PPS™One Inch Button Alphabet: 
Kaleidoscope No. 2
©RHMcGuinn

Download HERE

Display version


(lower quality than the download)


You are free to:
Use my Kaleidoscope 1 Inch Button Alphabet
in artwork that may be either
given or traded (as in
for personal use only).
You are not free to:
ever sell anything made using
any of these letter button images
even if you alter them first.
(You may alter them otherwise, 
just not for sale, please.)
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!



Sunday, May 28, 2017

#ATCAD2017: ATC Background "Sixpack"

The post previous to this one, entitled, "Am I Blue?" has been redone in purple this time around.

June offers a whole new set of challenges this year for fans of Artist Trading Cards. Try making a new one every day! That is this year's challenge. While I most likely won't have enough time to follow through myself, I thought that I could at least offer a few ATC Backgrounds each week for the entire month of June. My entire current stock of ATC Backgrounds may be found by following this link HERE
Have fun building on those Backgrounds, all you ATCers out there!

Please respect my copyrights by following the red letter Guidelines located at the foot of nearly every post of this blog, including this one. Thank you.

There are at least 2 other color ways of this very same patterned set of abstract ATC Backgrounds still waiting for some finishing touches. Today is the day for Passionate Purple Patina! It has always been one of my most favorite colors.

I'd really like to see what some of my guests here at PPS have done using any of my ATC Backgrounds. I like to think of these sets as being blank canvases or as a beginning basis upon which to start adding anything and everything imaginable!

Happy #ATCAD2017!
:)

PPS™ATC Sixpack: Passionate Purple Patina

Download HERE

Display version
(lower quality than the download)


You are free to:
only give, keep or trade any or all of the ATCs
given in my Set above, with or without altering.
You are not free to:
ever sell any of my designs
unless otherwise specified by me
in the Guidelines (like this one).
Thank you 
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Here is Shoshi's photo on which 
this set's design got based:


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Swirly Kaleidoscope Button Alphabet

Time to use that 1 inch circular punch or cutter again as my series of Button Alphabets continues with this new, swirly design. 

I thought this newest design would expand people's color choices a bit as the colors do tend to blur and blend into one another in some pretty and choice-expanding ways.

Please respect my  copyrights and do follow the red letter Guidelines located at the foot of this post. Thank you.

As long as the numbers hold steady or build for my 1 inch Button Alphabets, I will continue to offer a new version now and then. Please note that these are unique, totally my own creation. Fun though it may be, it still takes a while to develop ideas until they become workable or doable. These literally have taken months of spare time work. They'll have my copyright from this time forward.
Thank you for respecting my rights as the artist holding copyrights. I would hope that everybody does the same.

Happy Creativity!


PPS™One Inch Button Alphabet: 
Kaleidoscope No. 1

Download HERE

Display version
(lower quality than the download)


You are free to:
Use my Kaleidoscope 1 Inch Button Alphabet
in artwork that may be either
given or traded (as in
for personal use only).
You are not free to:
ever sell anything made using
any of these letter button images
even if you alter them first.
(You may alter them otherwise, 
just not for sale, please.)
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!




Saturday, May 20, 2017

#ATCAD2017 ATC Sixpack Freebie: Am I Blue?

This abstract ATC Background Set was inspired by a friend's renovation to her home.

I guess we never can tell what friendly people we might meet in our travels online, do we? :)  Shoshi has very kindly allowed me to use her photograph, one that was taken of her latest renovation project and which she had displayed at her blog. Someone in the comments added the idea that her contractor had inadvertently made an abstract work of art in the process of his work in her home! For a look at Shoshi's blog, you may follow this link HERE. I'll offer a look at her very kindly offered photo later on in this post.

Please respect Shosh's copyrights along with my own by sticking with the Artist Trading Card tradition and only ever trading and/or giving anything made using this set of 6 ATC Background images. Also, please read the red letter Guidelines located at the foot of most of this blog's posts. For your courtesy, we both thank you.

This has been a fun project. The best part is that I learned a few new things, and so now have a few new ideas to apply to future projects. That's one of my favorite things about using Photoshop. I'm sure other fans of that famous artistic software can agree with me.

I first took Shoshi's jpg of her photograph and began to play with it several days ago. At first, it didn't seem to work well enough, but after sleeping on some ideas, I finally found enough time to try one thing. When that one thing worked, I could then see that this project would have a future. 

What you see here took around ten tries to finally work. I like how misty certain parts of it appear. It has a sense of mystery. It doesn't even carry the same natural color way as the photo, and yet somehow we can still see some of that highly textural look that became the founding basis for this Set.

I've added several effects along with some color treatments till the project became more like the Backgrounds one can build on than simply an altered photo, even while that is all that it ever has been - someone's altered photo.

This has been so much fun for me! I truly hope that my guests can enjoy it as much as I do.

Happy ATC Trading!


PPS™ATC Backgrounds Sixpack: Am I Blue?

Download HERE
Display version
(lower quality than the download)


You are free to:
give or trade any or all of the ATCs
given in my Set above, with or without altering.
You are not free to:
ever sell any of my designs
unless otherwise specified by me
in the Guidelines (like this one).
Thank you 
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Here is Shoshi's photo:






Friday, May 12, 2017

"Abalone" Button Alphabet

The idea came to me that I was being too limited with the design choices for my Antique Button Alphabet Sets.

This led to some new ideas that will allow for more color choices when using some of the Alphabet Button Sets I'm soon to be offering here at PPS. All the lovely colors that flow into each other I thought would make it easier for my Book Arts guests (altered books, journaling, scrapping tags, etc etc etc) to use due to color variation in this set. 

Once again, 1 inch circular punches or cutters will be useful for cutting these buttons away from their page.

Please honor my copyrights by following the red letter Guidelines located at the foot of the post. Thank you.

This time, I went for what I call "vivid pastels," if that's not a contradiction in terms. The reason such a nickname for the colors in these buttons works is owing to their initial source: a lovely mottled, blurry paua shell. The paua is a member of the abalone family, the name for which is a Maori word. For more about this beautifully shelled endangered species, please visit the article HERE.

This set might be of use when making art for this (American) Mother's Day, and this year (2017) that is only 2 days away as of today. And aren't beautiful pauas worth rescuing for the delight of future generations? The nature-conscious people of New Zealand believe that they are, and I know I do too.

As per usual, I've included one full alphabet per downloadable page along with 10 digits, 1 ampersand and 1 exclamation mark.

Happy creativity!


PPS™ One Inch Antique Button Alphabet: Abalone
Download HERE

Display version
(lower quality than the download)


You are free to:
Use my Abalone Button Alphabet
in artwork that may be either
given or traded (as in
ATCs, etc.).
You are not free to:
ever sell anything made using
any of these letters
even if you alter them first.
(You may alter them otherwise, 
just not for sale, please)
Thank you
for helping me to
keep free things free!
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