January 4, 2012

The Front of the New Year

Before this (see above) actually came in the mail a week or so ago, I got a call from Chicago. It was my BFF Heather acting all hysterical. *Really* Hysterical* I thought she must have hit her head and dialed my number instead of 911. I could barely understand what it was she was trying to get out. I heard “scissors”, “mail”, “did you see?” and the biggie…”COVER!!!”  As I pieced her ramblings together, I didn’t believe her at first. It was cool/totally awesome enough how we each had an article coming out in the same issue of one of our favorite magazines. Cover wasn’t on our radar. The funny thing is while Heather was all hysterically happy about my altered scissors making the cover, she initially failed to spot her own heart pendant looking lovely on the cover TOP. That’s a true friend for you. She only saw her work after I told her to calm down and describe every detail of what turned out to be our cover.

The next day my copies arrived in the mail confirming Heather’s story. It still feels surreal. Check out my scissor how-to article if you get a chance. Nothing makes a studio happier than embellished scissors. I used Jacquard Piñata alcohol-based paints and Pearl Ex powders to get amazing effects similar to my revamped office stapler tutorial which can be found here.

Also be sure to read about Heather’s amazing necklaces. She shares her techniques in the magazine or you can buy an original, one-of-a-kind necklace from her etsy shop (I am the proud owner of four gorgeous pieces…number still rising.)

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and creative 2012!



  1. HI June, got my issue a couple of days ago and I saw your fun inspiring scissors already! Now I just have to find time to read! Enjoy your excitement…you work hard for it and definitely derserve the COVER PAGE- smiles, Anke :)

    Anke — January 5, 2012 @ 3:29 am
  2. Yep, you, Heather & StencilGirl, it is an amazing issue. And the cover, well geez, beyond fabulous!! Congratulations!!

    Mary Beth Shaw — January 15, 2012 @ 7:02 pm
  3. Being the cover girl is a big honor!

    I have a question: how to fill in logos on metal? The are stamped in and I need to fill them in. Ideas?


    Marti — January 15, 2012 @ 8:22 pm
  4. Congrats on making the cover. I was inspired to try and blogged about the result. Not as cute as yours, but I learned from my experience and have created a great studio decoration! Congrats on the stencil design too. That is super exciting.

    Jenny Lee — January 20, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

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