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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
the puppies + kittens need you!
Here's a video that is 100% sure to tug at your heartstrings. It's a photo slide show of all the precious lives saved by Bernie Berlin, of A Place to Bark animal rescue. Every-single-one of these animals wouldn't be alive if it weren't for Bernie. Watch this video and feel the impact of what she does!





Bernie you're amazing!!!

How you can help A Place to Bark

Donate just $5 or $10
will help save another life and go toward helping A Place to Bark finish the much needed indoor shelter!Even though Bernie has money in her 6 degrees badge that money is already accounted for in vet bills. I can not stress enough how expensive rehabbing these animals is. I know just from myself with our pets how quickly we can burn through money. Now imagine that times 500 dogs + kitties per year. Just feeding them alone costs a fortune! Every little bit that you can donate will help!!! These animals wouldn't be alive if it weren't for A Place to Bark!

Buy a stamp! 100% of select rubber stamp designs go towards A Place to Bark's Cat Shelter!

Friend A Place to Bark on Twitter or Facebook to follow along with her adventures!

Spread the word about the great work Bernie does! Post to your blogs, Facebook and Twitter! We need to help A Place to Bark finish the shelter!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009
linky shout out time!
Lots of exciting linky shout outs and a big THANK YOU to everyone who used the Claudine Hellmuth Studio products on their blogs! I found some more great projects that you don't want to miss!

GET INSPIRED:
LEARN MORE:
THANK YOU:
And just a reminder! If you make a project and post it to your blog using any of my Studio Line products, let me know and I'll list it when I do linky blog post! Also for the instructors out there: send me an email if you are teaching a class using my product line and I'll mention it too! For more information about the
Claudine Hellmuth Studio product line click here!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
stitching party!
Tomorrow I am headed over to the amazing Amy Powers' house for a day of embroidery with a bunch of fun gals!


I can hardly wait! I keep "saying" that I want to incorporate more needlework/sewing into my work and then I never actually get around to doing it -- maybe this will be just the push I need. We'll be making little sampler's like this one above. This photo is of Amy's work from her amazing blog. Check it out!

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Monday, June 22, 2009
i'm in stuffed magazine!
I have an article in the new issue of Stuffed Magazine (volume 2)!

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In this article, I have directions show how to use my Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-back Canvas to create photo dresses!

I love this magazine, if you haven't seen it yet, check it out at Barnes & Nobel or Borders!

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Friday, June 19, 2009
illustration friday: drifting
Here is my entry for this week's illustration friday prompt of "drifting".

I actually have two pieces for this topic. This first one was the first idea that came to me:


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"they had no plans that day, they would just drift"


While I was working on the first piece, I got the idea for this next one! I left the background with just line drawing (I was too tired out to finish the piece) and then I decided that I liked it that way!


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"Alice noticed that Bob's eyes kept drifting away from her face."


It's been forever since I had time to create artwork for illustration friday! yay! glad to be back!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
transferring images using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints
Just about everyone has done a transfer using gel medium (or Multi- medium in my product line) but did you know you can transfer images directly into my Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints too?

Here's how:


First paint your surface using Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints in your favorite color - or mix a color yourself! Here, I am painting a 2x2" square of Sticky-back Canvas with Painterly Pink.

Press your photocopied image directly into the wet paint. Press gently to make sure there is good contact. Laser copies will work best for this technique - for example the copies you make at the Kinkos or Office Depot. Not the kind that come from your home inkjet copying machine. You use a color copy or a b/w copy, just keep in mind that your paint color that you choose will show through a little bit, so keep that in mind when you choose your copy and paint color! Also your image will be reversed when you transfer it, so if you have words make sure to flip the image in the copying machine.


Allow to dry completely. I prefer to let it dry for a couple hours. The #1 thing that can go wrong with this techqniue is not allowing it to dry all the way. Once dry then spray the back of the copy with water, I like to make a little puddle and let the water sit for a minute or two. You will start to see the paper go transparant.


Gently rub off the paper pulp with your fingers. Once all the paper pulp is removed your transfer is done!!

That's it! You have created a transfer into paint!

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Monday, June 15, 2009
sticky-back canvas winner!
Announcing the winner of the Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-Back Canvas giveaway!


Sandie you are the winner!
The random number generator at random.org selected #55 and that's you! Send me an email with your address and I will mail a pack of Sticky-Back canvas out to you!

thank you everyone for playing! We'll have more giveaways soon!!

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Friday, June 12, 2009
let's hit the beach!
The beach is a common theme for my custom artwork orders and summer is here so I thought I'd share a few beachy pieces with you!

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This piece was super fun to create! The client had photos of her daughter surfing in a 50's prom dress and wanted me to recreate the scene. She had a lot of friends and the trick was working every single one of them into the piece! She was a legend at the beach the day she surfed in that prom dress!

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Father and son at the beach, with one of their favorite beachy treats - an ice cream cone! This order was created as a Father's Day gift.


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Hanging out at the beach with the doggies! The favorite beach of this family was in Watercolor Florida, even the dogs get to go!

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Two cute kiddos at the beach!

Hope everyone has a create weekend even if you aren't at the beach!

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Thursday, June 11, 2009
let's go magic!
Game four of the NBA finals tonight and Paul and Mabel are showing their team spirit!

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Let's go Magic you can do it!
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
sticky-back canvas giveaway!
Let's have a giveaway!

This giveaway is for 1 pack of my 8.5 x 11 Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-back canvas. Just leave a comment on this blog post and you'll be entered to win! I'll choose a winner using the random.org number generator on Monday June 15th at 5pm!

And for a little inspiration, here's a T-shirt that I embellished using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints and Sticky-Back canvas.
(T-shirt not included in giveaway)

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Here's how I made it! I bought a T-shirt from Target - my favorite place to shop! And embellished using my Claudine Hellmuth Studio acrylic paints Sticky-Back canvas. After I painted the Sticky-Back canvas I cut it into shapes and sewed them to the T-shirt with my sewing machine. You can sew it - it doesn't gum up the needle! And it holds up in the washer. Just turn it inside out and put it in a mesh bag to protect it in the machine, then lay flat to dry! You can iron lightly once dry to smooth out anything that need to be flattened again. I washed this shirt with my regular laundry, jeans etc and it was fine!

More inspiration of what you can create with Claudine Hellmuth Studio products here!

Leave a comment below and be entered to win 1 free pack of Sticky-Back canvas so you can create your own projects!

EDITED MONDAY @ 5:25PM EST *** WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!***
A winner has been selected using the random number generator at random.org.
Click here to see if you are the winner!
thank you everyone for playing! We'll have more giveaways soon!!

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Sunday, June 07, 2009
happy birthday to paul!
Happy 35th birthday to my wonderful husband Paul!

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Wishing you the best birthday ever! I love you!!
Thursday, June 04, 2009
on the road again
Tomorrow I'm headed off to NJ to the Ranger offices where I'll be teaching at Ranger U along with Tim Holtz and Suze Weinberg!

After Ranger U, Paul and I are going to Manhattan for a birthday celebration trip for Paul's 35th Birthday! The cat sitter is holding down the fort at our place so we can relax and not worry about Stan and Mabel. Perfect!

I'll be twittering from the road! Follow my twitters in my blog side bar or go here to read my updates!

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009
photo house tutorial, sticky-back canvas resist & more!
Lots of exciting linky shout outs and a big THANK YOU to everyone who used the Claudine Hellmuth Studio products on their blogs in the week! I found some more great projects that you don't want to miss!


GET INSPIRED:
  • I created a Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-Back Canvas photo house tutorial for the Fiskars Blog. Check it out here! (photo above)
  • Jennifer McGuire has an amazing video tutorial on her blog showing a whole NEW resist technique using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints and Sticky Back Canvas.
  • Jessica Acs whipped up the cutest gift idea, cookies with a paint bucket tin created with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi Medium! Check out her tutorial here! And you can be entered to win a prize when you visit her blog!
  • A beautiful card design created by Jennie from The Stamp Connection using Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints, multi medium and sticky-back canvas! Lots of great tutorials on her blog, you don't want to miss this amazing version of the beaded Sticky-Back Canvas necklace that she created!
  • Debbie Tlach painted her kitchen table using Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints. Looks amazing!!

LEARN MORE:
  • I'll be teaching a 1/2 day class June 28th at Angela's Happy Stamper in Reston VA. Click here!
  • Just added to my schedule is a workshop in S. Portland Maine Sept 25-27! Click here!

THANK YOU:
And just a reminder! If you make a project and post it to your blog using any of my Studio Line products, let me know and I'll list it when I do linky blog post! Also for the instructors out there: send me an email if you are teaching a class using my product line and I'll mention it too! For more information about the
Claudine Hellmuth Studio product line click here!

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009
new workshop in Maine
Just added to my schedule is a 2 1/2 day workshop in South Portland Maine at the Artascope Studios! Workshop will be September 25, 26, & 27th 2009. Click here for more info or to register, spaces are limited!

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Monday, June 01, 2009
win a set of Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints!
The wonderful Kelly Rae is giving away an entire set of Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints + one brush set on her blog.


Leave a one word comment on Kelly Rae's blog for a chance to win! She'll be picking a winner in a day or so, so enter now!

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