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 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.