- Where do I start and do I need to buy expensive software?
- Where can I buy good quality, low cost ink?
- What can I print on and what can I create?
- Where can I find tutorials showing me new techniques and inspiring ideas?
PhotoFiltre 7 creative tools, layers and impressive photomask tool. For personal use only.
www.adobe.com Adobe offers a free 30 day trial for Adobe Photoshop Elements and for Adobe Premiere Elements. Both are for the fully functional programs and offer a perfect way to see if you like the software.
If you pay too much for INK try quality compatible ink made for your printer from www.inkfarm or www.inkgrabber.com We buy all our ink from these two companies and use it for all our proofs and samples and have saved a bundle a money!
*** UPDATE - I'm back to add this great news - Matt from Ink Farm just offered all Crafty Secrets Customers 15% off and Free S&H Forever! Just use code: craftyink
What Can You Print On? Paper, cardstock, canvas, fabric, label sheets, tissue and other mediums to create cards, invitations, ATC cards, album and journal covers, scrapbook layouts, decoupage sheets, decorative labels for bottles, boxes, candles, coasters and tins. Iron-on T-shirts, pillows, aprons, wall art and more! Here’s a label I printed on opaque label paper using our Free Mothers Day Printable BoxTemplate.
You can use transfer techniques or print on decal paper to decorate dishes, glassware, furniture, soap and other items. You can decoupage paper and images to transform and recycle all most any ugly surface! Read Vicki’s tips on how she re-did these old drawers and bottles using CD #3 Typography.
When using liquid mediums such as Mod Podge or acrylic gels for image transfer and decoupage projects keep in mind that ink from ink jet printers may bleed if you don’t seal the surface you have printed on. Krylon Matt Spray Sealer is our fave brand to seal a printed surface for decoupage. Wait until the ink dries on your printed surface and apply a light coat of Krylon Spray. When dry, give it a second coat of spray and repeat to seal it more if you like. When the surface is completely dry you can use a liquid medium to glue and decoupage images to all sorts of surfaces! Major craft and home improvement stores sell Krylon sprays. Note: Laser printers use waterproof ink.
Here's my Decoupage Dress Form Tutorial using a white plastic form with 2 sewing papers from CD #3. Later I printed assorted designs from the CD onto cheap cotton fabric ironed to Freezer Paper to make a fabric skirt that ties on.
See Inspiring Ideas and Samples on Our Pintrest Boards to see inspiring samples for all of our CD's, digital downloads as well as our original Clear Art Stamp Sets, printed image Booklets, Creative Scraps and other pre-printed products.
Tutorials and Videos See over 60 tutorials and tips with digital as well as traditional stamping and crafting techniques.
CD 7 Sew Decorative - Check out our latest CD, Sew Decorative which includes an 8 pg Tutorial by Designer Sheila Rumney showing step by step beginner digital techniques.
You can visit our online store at www.craftyvintagegirl.com! The new site automatically provide links when anyone purchases digital items and creates a packing slip for any items to ship. Plus the shipping is lower on small orders, there is a Wish List and each month we have a FREE Digital Stamp or printable with orders (1 per month). Here a FAQ page on shipping etc.
Our old Shopatron Store doesn't offer digital downloads or have an international shopping and eventually when we get all the customers moved over we will close the store because it's so limiting.
Come Join Our Linky Party and Design Team Challenge the first Monday each month. The party lasts for a week during which you can post samples you have made as well as see what our Design Team ladies have created. There are random.org winners and loads on inspiring ideas!
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