Saturday, January 7, 2012

January's BBA Challenge: try something new!


I don't know about you, but I'm always finding new art techniques that I see on other websites.  Or in books, or classes.  Many of them I save on my Pinterest page, so I won't lose the instructions!  But I never seem to have enough time to try everything out!  I know that if I schedule time to try them, I'm more likely to do them.  And that's where the BBArtisans' January Challenge fits in perfectly with my plans.  

It gives me permission... no, it requires me, to set aside time and work on a new project.  For the January 2012 Challenge, there are two required steps.  One will be writing a post, to show our progress and to gently nudge us along.  It would also be a good time to ask questions of other members and get help if you need it.  The second step will be to add our link to the Team Blog linky between the 26th and the end of the month.  So remember to come and visit the team blog, and see all of our challenges.

Left: Speedy-cut for making stamps and
Right: Daisy Yellow (Tammy) sewing fabric and paper on paper.
I've been thinking of two different techniques for the January Challenge - both will take me a month to work with and get comfortable using: sewing on paper and making my own stamps.  In November I bought some rubber blocks on Amazon called Speedball Speedy-cut.  I just haven't made time to sit down and try them out.  I don't even know how to talk about them!  So in January, I will try this out.  It's top priority!  I was hoping that if I feel comfortable enough with them, I can sell print blocks on Etsy, for others to use in their art journals or in other paper projects.  We'll see how it goes.

9 comments:

Erika said...

Wow, ambitious project! I think it will be great if you can make your own stamps--I know I can spend a chunk on getting mine.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

You've got some fun plans for January! I can't wait to see what you create!!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

exciting ideas, Deb! looking forward to seeing what you do create for the challenge!

BeadedTail said...

I'm looking forward to the challenge too! Now I just need to find the time. :)

Rose said...

My list of crafty things to do never ends either. You've inspired me to consider sewing with paper, too. I would love to add that to my card making.

Good luck with your rubber blocks for stamps! That would be a great thing to add to your Etsy shop.

Kathleen said...

Very fun things to do! I have a speedy cut block, too... *nudge*nudge* Now I'm inspired to dig that out!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I think stamp making would be a great project to learn! Fun to create and use, and a great addition to your shop. The paper sewing sounds interesting as well; I'd like to see what you do with that!

Athena said...

I totally thought you were talking about making postage stamps, ha. Good luck with it all-- it'll be interesting to see your progress!

Judy Nolan said...

Making your own stamps sounds challenging! I'll be interested to read about the process.

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