Saturday, March 23, 2013
Trying New Techniques.....New for me that is.
I used the acrylic paint resist technique. I inked a fern stamp with lettuce green acrylic paint and stamped the tag. I ended up doing it twice because the first time I did it, I pressed the stamp too hard and smooched the paint. Then I distressed it with various colors of distress ink using a blending tool. I cut the bird from Tim Holtz, "Bird And Branch" die and cut off the branch. I stamped the bird nest with eggs and tried to color them in....it ended up looking very muted and lost its detail. So I went back in with my micron pen and scratched the detail back. I added the eggs from some scrap that I had in my stash. I'm not real impressed with the results.
This was an emboss resist using Gelato's for the background. It's pretty simple to do. I embossed the image and the saying with clear embossing powder. I rubbed the Gelato's across the background and used a paintbrush and water to spread it evenly over the card. I guess I should have used a color ink instead of clear embossing ink. Live and learn. Still, I think it is cute and has potential.
I love this one but mostly because I love the bird stamp. I used the ghosting technique with this one. I covered the tag with distress inks using a blending tool. I used a background stamp and sprayed it with water. Then I stamped the card. I lifted the stamp, let the water sit for a few seconds and then dried it with my heat tool. If you double click on the picture you can see the results a little better. Then I stamped the bird and colored it in using my distress markers. So cute!
This is a tag that I played with a while ago. I did the background using Gelato's and painting over with water. Then I used my flourish stamp and rubbed the Gelato's on it, sprayed it with water and stamped the card in various spots. I took a stencil that had dots or holes on it and ran a green Gelato's over it. I cut two hearts out of an old dictionary page and colored it with Gelato's and blending it with water. I glued the hearts on the tag and then to help them stand out a little, I colored around them with a black Gelato and blended it by rubbing it with my finger