I have taken a break from cardmaking and am concentrating on fusion knotting (decorative knot making). I will be posting some photos soon of some of the things that I have been working on. In the future I am going to try to incorporate fusion knotting into my cardmaking. I'm interested to see what I come up with.
Monday, June 25, 2012
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Saturday, April 7, 2012
just finished closing down my Artfire page. I plan to include a Paypal button on this page to purchase products. In the coming months I will start listing items for sale.
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Thursday, March 31, 2011
This past week I just opened my new ArtFire storefront. I will be selling paracord keychains/lanyards, decorative knot bracelets, monkey fist necklaces and keychains.
When you get a chance, log on to www.artfire.com (RBWgoldDesign)
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Below are three excellent resource books that will help you add life to your cards.
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Eileen Hull is a freelance designer, specializing in three-dimensional artwork. She has owned and operated her own business, Paperwork, Etc. for twenty-five years. She continues to promote craft designs and recycling thrift store finds into new and useful items. she is author of Foamboard Magic and Matboard Magic published by Logan Graphic Products. Her work has appeared in magazines, including Crafts 'n Things, Paperworks, CardMaker and Creative Home Arts. She has also contributed projects to other books, including 101 Paper-Craft Gift Ideas, Altered Art and Holiday Paper Fun. She is a member of the Craft and Hobby Association, Washingnton Calligrapher's Guild and Dulles Women's Networking Group.
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If you make cards and are into Origami, here is a great resource book that brings the two together.
Origami Card Craft will revolutionize your handmade cards. Master paper crafter Karen Elaine Thomas's inspired origami projects are easy enough for any beginner and give cards new life with pop-ups, fold-outs and classic origami cranes. If you've tried stitching, stamping, piercing, and gluing and are ready for something new, origami is the answer. With Karen's careful instruction, you'll be folding and creating in no time.
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If you're into calligraphy here is a great resource book "Modern Mark Making" by Lisa Engelbrecht. She also covers brush lettering, lettering on fabric and mixed media and letterforms. Lisa is a lettering and multi-media artist and calligraphy instructor and has taught for years at Cerritos College in California. Lisa teaches internationally, specializing in workshops and classes on lettering on fabric, experimental lettering, and the creative process.
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Saturday, February 20, 2010
Right now I'm in an experimental stage...............am experimenting with foam core board, gold leaf, calligraphy, and mizuhiki knots...............trying to find a way to incorporate these together into a card that makes sense.............(grins)............maybe it doesn't have to make sense. I think most of us who call ourselves cardmakers.........are trying to create something new...........whether it's a new technique, "new look", innovative design, or even a different way of tying different elements together. So far I have tried adding 2 or 3 different elements together with no success. I will download a sample of what I come up with when I am somewhat satisfied with the outcome. When I do download a sample on here............I really would appreciate your input..........pro or con.......
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Card I made for a birthday card swap. I used a kanji vector graphic for the front, characters mean.............."clouds moving across the sky". On the inside I added a mizuhiki clamshell knot as an embellishment.
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Here is a card that I made for a birthday card swap. The recipient was a female so I tried to make it as feminine as I could, (considering my use of black cardstock as my base). The cardstock I used is called p-like cardstock. I has a plastic sort of feel to it, and at 122lbs. is very stiff and is excellent for adding embellishiments, and frames/borders, and for rubber stamping. The mistake I made on this card...................you all know.............I forgot to swipe the front of the card with my anti-static pad before embossing. I now have a reminder taped to my desk............to swipe card blank with anti-static pad before stamping/embossing.................
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ATC card swap. Lately I have been experimenting with different kinds of mizuhiki knots. I learned that it takes a lot of patience at first to get he knot started and it gets easier once the initial knot is made. Adding the additional cords became easier. The knot is an Abalone shell knot also known as the Josephine knot or good luck knot. For reference, I used a little booklet published by Yasutomo, writted by Karen Thomas. As I was forming the knot, I became intrigued at how it slowly takes shape. To make this knot I used, 6 black and 2 gold mizuhiki cords.
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This is another card that I did for a card swap. I had a hard time deciding what kind of card to make since we all had a template that we had to follow. I came up with a Ying/Yang concept.........black/white.......male/female...........once again I tried to stay true to my colors
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Saturday, July 11, 2009
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Saturday, May 30, 2009
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Friday, May 29, 2009
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