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Diana Trout
Glenside, PA
I like art: Make*Write*Teach
Interests: Painting, color, drawing, paper, surface design, writing, colors (lots of them), lines, pens, cloth, stitching, oh yeah, and colors.
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Would I like more foamies? Well of course I do :) Thanks Nat. I forgot to tag you on this but will do so. My social (media) skills are simply “meh. LOL! My social skills are fine though.
Hi Jen, Thanks for these excellent questions! The foam pad is necessary when you are stamping multiples with different colors as I did for the TagAlong book project. I was surprised that the color didn’t dry into the foam or on the stamp as well. I do have trouble with paints drying too quickly on my Gelli Plate. In the case of my Gelli Plate, a drop of dish detergent or Glazing Medium will extend the dry time. You could use either of these two methods with an Art Foamie. You can simply use a brayer to roll paint over the top of the Art Foamie if you just want a single color to print. I’m going to put this note onto the post. I’ll be playing with these stamps again soon so you may have more flexibility with these techniques. I hope this clears things up for you but let me know if you have any other questions!
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Ha! Our nuns yelled before they retired. In fact, I think they retired from yelling at us. You sliced those branches? Yikes! You are bada$$, Patty! I bought mine online : LOL
Thank you Barbara! LOL! Or buy extra stuff so you need another bag. That’s how I get my bags. I’m want to make more Art Foamie paper
This sweet little book is a boon to any thrifty soul. All you need is a paper grocery bag, tape, scissors, a ruler and pen/pencil. A papercutter will make your job easier. You can decorate your book any way you'd like or leave it plain. See how I decorated my... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Diana Trout's blog
Thanks Maggie. I don’t know where it’s gone but I’m gonna try to enjoy every minute.
Thanks Mary and Happy Birthday to you too. It’s a bit of a shock isn’t it? I’m not one to lament my age but this one caught me up funny.
Thanks Barbara, we had a really nice time!
Jon and I snuck off to Cape May this week on a bit of a whim, to celebrate my 61st birthday. Happy Monday! Pictures to follow :) Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Diana Trout's blog
I’m glad you enjoyed the video, JoAnn. I’ll have the book video up in a few days. The art foamies are really a great tool!
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Thanks Sharon. I’m glad you enjoyed the video. I plan on another video with these art foamies!
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My pleasure, Nat. Thanks for sending it to me. I usually clean my tools because so many folks use them. But also … well because :)
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Nathalie Kalbach recently sent me her Versailles Art Foamies, available on her blog, see links below) and this week I got busy with a long piece of brown paper bag, the Art Foamie and paint. Thank you Nathalie! I cut the bag down along one side and then around the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
I’m glad it was helpful, Jean.
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Hi Amy :) You can put them through the mail with extra postage. Or put it in an envelope if the weather is not so good. I like to see the USPS stamps on it. It adds to the fun.
It’s an overwhelming craft. So much fun stuff but not enough time to use it all. LOL! Have a great day, Jenny
I wasn’t expecting much from them either so it was a fun surprise. My daughter and I were crafting Friday night and she used them to paint a really nice little landscape.
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Thanks JoAnn, are they fun?
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Thanks Jenny. I have a ton of stuff too. It’s kind of crazy. One rule I operate under is that I don’t buy anything unless I can think of three ways to use it and I don’t put it away until I’ve used it. So in a way, it’s a lot of work for me to buy supplies! LOL.
Thanks Susan. I have an artbin box that has a lot of cubbies in it. It usually has a lit on it but mine had an unfortunate run in at a hotel where I was teaching. I usually keep smaller pieces and die cuts in there with card stock, envelopes, etc. I use mason jars too. That said, a lot of times, I just grab a handful of papers out of one of my boxes and use whatever came out. Random like. Do you have any suggestions?
lol. It was a good laugh while I was editing the video. I love that tissue paper technique! Fab
Thanks Jenny, lol. I didn’t realize that I’d said that until I was editing the video. Got me chuckling
Sometimes all you need is some paper, a brush and cheap paint. It's nice, ya' know? No expectations, all play. I was all set to disparage these paints (while pushing up my glasses and looking down my nose). Nope. I like 'em and I like that they are accessible for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
Stash Busters dives into Mail Art today. I know that there are loads of you out there and for good reason. There is nothing nicer than, amidst the bills and flyers, you find art in your mail box. I get overwhelmed with mixed media sometimes. There is just so much... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Diana Trout's blog
I hope Spring is blooming in your world, Sharon!