"Reboot" with Guest Designer Aletha J. William
My name is Aletha, and I live in Tulsa, OK, better known as Tornado Alley. I am married to a wonderful man who is my rock and soul mate. We have two grown children, a daughter and son. Our daughter and son-in-law have blessed us with two grandsons. The oldest grandson made us great grandparents. Our son married a wonderful young lady in 2009, and they have blessed us with another grandson who is now 3 years old.
A little bit about me…I am an artist and designer all around. Many years ago I was a graphic/print production artist, so I have been involved in some form of “art” most of my adult life. In the mid-2000s, I was enjoying some success creating and selling mixed-media art pieces on canvas and in shadowboxes, and also handmade journals, bookmarks, and ornaments at various art shows in northeastern Oklahoma. I also taught classes on how to create mixed-media art with rubber stamps and very much enjoyed being an instructor. I’ve even had a few “fine” art pieces—actually, I think all art is pretty “fine”—displayed and even sold in galleries.
As of November 2009, I became disabled (diagnosed with Alpha-1) and unable to work outside the home. I am on oxygen 24/7 but still pretty spry, and with the supportive husband that I have, I am thankful to say that I am a very lucky artist. I am able to practice more each day. Now I get to concentrate on my more creative side. I am truly blessed.
You are going to find that I have been an avid card designer for the past several years. I am trying to get back to my mixed-media art, but designing cards is still calling me. I do have a website AJ’s Design Artz. I appreciate all visits and look forward to engaging other like-minded artists and art lovers who reach out to me.
Guest Designer Aletha J. William
Re-Boot by Aletha J Williams
My first step was creating the screen for the computer. I used some glossy cardstock, and the alcohol inks Amethyst, Wild Plum, and Silver Mixative, squeezed on the felt and swiped on the cardstock. I was trying to get some form of screen saver, but that is what I ended up with.
Second step, after the inks dried, was to stamp the computer stamp with Jet Black Archival ink on the alcohol inked cardstock. I sat that aside to dry. After the inks were dry I stamped the first sentiment with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.
Third step was stamping the computer image with Amalgam Jet Black Ink on Bristol 300series cardstock and 80# Neenah Solar Crest White cardstock. The image on the Bristol was colored in with the Copics listed below. The same image was stamped on the Neenah cardstock and also colored with Copics, also listed below, as a background. I decided to add some gold pen to the keys and the “knobs” on the monitor. I stamped the second sentiment with Jet Black archival ink below the computer.
Now the assembling of the card…I trimmed the computer image monitor screen only. Next I fussy cut the colored image on the Bristol and trimmed out the monitor screen. I adhered the monitor screen to the back of the actual computer image. Next I cut the layers for the front of the card and assembled them. My finished project is an A2 sized card.
Ranger Alcohol Inks: Amethyst, Wild Plum, Silver Mixative
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Ranger Applicator with replacements felt
Copics: C0, 3, 5, W1, 3, 110, V91
Gold Uni-Ball Signo Pen
80# White Neenah Solar Crest
Gold Mirror Cardstock
Bristol 300series cardstock
Gina K Designs: White & Black cardstock, Amalgam Jet Black Ink, White Detail Embossing Powder