Friday, March 23, 2012

Day 5 and why I skipped Day 4

I had some more free time today- okay, really I made time for a little more art. Hey, it's the weekend. The work I need to do can be done then, too. Day 4 has a lot of interesting information but, since I don't have re-inkers, cut and dry felt and some of the other things Tim Holtz was showing how to use, I moved on to today- Day 5-spray inks and stains. Again, since I don't have re-inkers and I didn't have Tim's craft resist paper, I made do with some things I did have on hand.
I did find some resist paper in the shape of a tag and I inked some words with Archival ink. I didn't want the ink on the edge of the resist as it does cover it so I only did the right side of the tag, but wish I had allowed for a little more of the word across the top part. Next time.
I put Broken China stain over the whole tag next and edge around the edge of tag with distress in applied with the foam pad. Next, I stamped the flower with brown Archival Ink and also used a background stamp over the resist part on the left side of the tag, cut out and glued onto kraft glassine paper. Pretty nice for making do.
The 2nd technique more my style though again I made do as I don't have re-inkers to make my own spray ink. But, I used some Tattered Angels sprays that I had on hand to create the background. I sprayed the tag, spritzed with water, dried, added Distress ink around the edges. Because I don't have Picket Fence distress ink stain, I diluted gesso with water and stamped the word background stamp, dried, stamped the daisy with Archival Ink- black.

The final tag is a marbling effect and again I made do with items on hand. I used the rest of the diluted gesso and surrounded it on the craft mat with dabs of Distress Ink stains in a variety of colors. Then I took my manilla tag and drug in through the different inks in a swirl pattern, dried a bit and misted with water, dabbed and dried, misted dried. It has a nice soft mottled marble effect. I think the Picket Fence ink would have had a different and preferable effect. I stamped the bird with Archival ink brown and didn't like it. Stamped again with black so it looks like a brown shadow (sort of) then stamped part of a background stamp around the edges.

Three more nice techniques. I think I would use the Picket Fence stain a lot so I'll put it on my wish list.


Monica said...

At last some one else doing the class who does not have everything.

Winnie said...

Great tags! I love that you use what you have on hand..It is what I do too. I love that the access is for life, so when you get the products you don't have, you can revisit it... See you in class Monday!!

Yogi said...

these tags turned out really great. love the flower one. bright

Anette said...

wow, these tags are beautiful!

Lindalou said...

Great tags. So fascinating to try and figure out how you do these.