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Metal Madness

theresa mARTin collage


The 4″ x 4″ collage houses were made for the Needle Thread Cloth challenge at my and Jan’s new blog.  Each month we throw out a challenge and display the results. Please visit the site and sign up to follow us if you are interested in embroidery. The challenge this month is House and Couch Stitch. My houses are on paper this time, painted with stencils and Lumiere Metallic Paints. The couching was done with Painter’s Thread Gimp. The challenges can be interpreted widely and it’s a lot of fun.



This group of ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards) was begun in a class taken at Artistic Artifacts given by Diane Hebort. Diane and Artistic Artifacts hosted a trade day where I received some great ATC’s in exchange for mine.

Blue Halloween theresa mARTinBlue Halloween is my July inspire piece for paperwhimsy. I used Inka Gold Cobalt Blue rub on pigment, which I love. You can read more about how I made it HERE.

This is not the end of metal madness. I’m enjoying the blatant shininess of it all.

theresa mARTin Metallic painting



The Winner of the $25.00 Paperwhimsy Gift Certificate is…

Congratulations Ivy! You won the $25.00 Paperwhimsy Gift Certificate!
The collage winners are Cecilia, cookingmylife, Barbara, trish and Gale. I’ll be in touch by email.

Thanks to everyone who entered and shared the link to the post and liked paperwhimsy on Facebook.



A $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway from Paperwhimsy


There will be six winners. One lucky winner will receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the Shoppe at Paperwhimsy. This is just in time for you to stock up on your Halloween goodies. Yes, that time is coming up quickly!



  • The first part of the giveaway is for a $25.00 Gift Certificate to spend at
  • Five 4″ x 4″ collages by me will also be given away.

July Paperwhimsy Giveaway


Leave a comment below and if you haven’t already, we’d love to have you like paperwhimsy Facebook page here.  You’ll see weekly whimsical news that is sure to inspire, get info on new products, and get fantastic inspirations. Gale also has a giveaway going on her blog HERE.


The giveaway prize winners will be chosen at random and announced on this blog on Thursday, July 24th, 2013




Lesley Riley TAP Giveaway

In art school we learned to do transfers by putting several coats of gel medium over a newspaper image. Each thin layer would have to dry before putting on a new layer. After it was all completely dry we had to run the image under warm soapy water and painfully soak away the image until all that was left was the ink soaked into the gel medium, which would then have to dry over time. That’s only if you were lucky enough to have it not fall apart into a soggy mess, which always happened to me. Fast forward to today and to TAP Transfer Artist Paper by Lesley Riley and I can say we’ve come a long way baby!

Tap Class Lesley Riley

I used TAP on  two pieces which appeared in Lesley’s TAP book Link found here on Amazon.

theresa mARTin TAP

theresa mARTin TAP

theresa mARTin TAP

I love the ease of using TAP and the precision one gets. It helps to learn some nuances for using it by taking Lesley’s class here.  TAP is versatile and you can use it on fabric, paper, wood, copper and more.  It’s the best inkjet sheet I’ve used for transferring. If you don’t have an inkjet printer, you can draw on it and transfer your original artwork.

Lesley is generously offering a Giveaway of her Online Tap Class, to one of my readers and is a $45 value! You can find more info about the Class HERE. She’s also giving away a 5 pack of TAP and that link is HERE.

Please leave a comment on this post telling me how you’d use TAP and there will be one winner for the free class announced in the comment section of this post on July 10.