Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Embossing powder, stamps, stencils and sparkly texture paste ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I am so grateful that I was very creative earlier this month because the fall I had over the weekend is still affecting me and I’m struggling to sleep grr, hopefully I’ll back to my sort of normal soon. I wanted to see if I could create a one layer mixed media tag and here it is …
A one layer one - very out of this month's throw it all and make it deep tags lol!
I love this one too. I have surprised myself by how wide my taste is when creating!
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Country View Crafts Challenge #32 Add Texture
Fussy & Fancy Challenge #150
, Black or Purple Orange
Papertake Weekly Challenge Take Your Pick
I chose the Technique Theme to use my stamps as well as Halloween Colours
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Throwback: August 2015 Home Grown
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room #262 colours & patterns
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge #87 Fall or Christmas Colours
WOW Embossing Powder Challenge Anything Goes not a card
I created an ombre master board earlier this month using the two reds from the Perfectly Primary Spectrum Noir AquaTints and watercolour card. If you’ve never tried to create a master board I highly recommend you try it out. I have several folders of backgrounds that I’ve created myself. Some were created with distress inks, some with paint and now several with the AquaTints.
When I create my master boards I start out with all of them by adding ink/paint to card or WC card. Once I have the look or colour that I want I either heat set or put them to one side whilst working on other projects. I’ve wanted to try out the ombre technique for a long time and certain challenges this month have also helped with my decision. I used the two shades of red in the Perfectly Primary AquaTints set. I add them to my palette and make blends and paler shades before using them to colour my card.
I chose to use the AquaTints instead of distress inks because it’s a lot easier to do with the AquaTints and it doesn't hurt my hands and fingers which it does when I do this with my distress inks. Also it takes about a quarter of the time to do with the AquaTints than with my distress inks. Once I have my card the colour I want I decide if I want to add interest to the whole sheet or cut off pieces as I need it this time I cut them as I needed them. I often add stamped or stencil details onto my backgrounds.
On today’s tag I used a stencil and Versamark IP to tap through one of my stencils and then removed it and added green EP for the stems and orange EP for the flowers. I had to heat set each time because repositioning the stencil would have disturbed the embossing and it was worth the extra time it took. Once I had all of the flowers embossed I stamped the butterfly and used gold EP for that and I had finished the background. I decided I wanted it to have a lot more texture so I added Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium with my tear drop stencil. Once it was dry I put the stencil back in the same place and added more sparkle to the thick end of the tear drops and I love the effect I achieved. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Stamplorations 4” x 6” Trendy Butterflies stamp set
Stencil: Artplorations stencils: Droplet
Miscellaneous Tools: heat tool; paint brushes; pot of water; paint palette; palette knife
Card Paper: Crafter’s Companion A4 Watercolour card cut to create a tag
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours: Versamark IP; Spectrum Noir Perfectly Primary AquaTints; WOW EP; Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium
Embellishments: ribbon snippet from my stash #
Adhesives/Mediums: double sided tape; Collall all purpose glue
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 3 years old