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Entries in Distress Stain (6)

Monday
Aug182014

12 Tags of 2014-August

This months tag was all about "Following Your Creative Muse." I have TONS of Halloween themed stamps that have never been used, so for this tag challenge, I thought it was time to get them out and play. I love all of the layers and dimension that Tim Holtz added to his tag this month. Here is my interpretation of what he showed on his August tag this month.

 

I love how the Tissue tape resists the Distress Stain and lets the stamped image on top really pop. When you are doing this make sure to stamp your image with Archival Ink, other wise your image will smear. I felt that the skull didn't stand out enough on the tissue tape, so I stamped it again on watercolor paper, colored it in with Distress Markers, cut it out and then popped it on top of the stamped image.

The properties of the new Ranger Texture Paste are pretty cool too. I applied the paste through one of Tim's new stencils and let it dry. Then applied the Distress Stain over the area. The paste sucked up the Distress stain and took the color very nice and the Tissue Tape under the paste resisted the Distress Stain, so the textures image really pops.

Wednesday
Jul302014

12 tags of 2014-July

This was one of my favorite tags that I have created so far by following along with Tim Holtz each month on his 12 tags of 2014 challenge. I absolutly love this new Sizzix die with the sea horse and the bubbles embossing folder. I created this tag with lots of Ranger products and Sizzix dies. I followed Tim's technique with the crackle paint on the sea horses and the paint for the tag background and then got bored and of course had to make it my own and change things up. I'm not good at following directions, I have to do my own things. ;)

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Wednesday
Jun182014

Texture Paste: CC3 Challenge 4 #CC3C

This time the CC3 Challenge is Texture Paste. This is one of my all time favorite techniques, because I like things to be chunky and have multiple layers. I've been playing with the Dreamweaver's Stencil paste looooong before Wendi introduced it. There are so many different fun colors and they come in gloss and matte finishes. We carry the full line of Dreamweaver's Stencil Paste here at Scrapbook-N-Memories.

For this challenge I felt that it was time to get my Art Journal out again and play. I used the Seasonal Distress Stains, Distress Ink Pads and Layering Stencils from Tim Hotlz.

Here is a close up of all those fun yummy layers. I love that you can't tell which layer came first. Almost like the Chicken vs. The Egg debate, which came first?!

I want to send a huge Thank You out to Linda again for having these fun challenges. Everyone's projects just keep getting better and better each time. Also a huge Thank You out to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. 

Wednesday
May072014

Distress Paint Marbling: CC3 Challenge 1

While surfing Facebook I discovered a bi-weekly challenge that I taught would be fun to participate in. It's called the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge. This challenge is based on Tim Holtz's new book released at CHA winter. Every other Saturday Linda posts on her blogthe new challenge. You then look up the technique/product in Tim's Book and complete a project that uses that technique/product. Then link your project back onto the challenges post page. I like that you can then click on each one of the projects linked and see all the amazing pieces of art that others have created. There is even a bonus, Inspiration Emporium donated a $50 gift certificate for one lucky random winner of this challenge. So now that you know a little more about cc3, let's get started!

For the CC3 challenge 1, I decided to create a tag using the Distress Paint Marbling technique. I like to practice techniques onto smaller surfaces like tags and then once I have them mastered try them on a larger surface like an Art Journal page. I usually then end up putting the tags into my Art Journal too as embellishments and layers.

  I'm totally in LOVE with the new frameworks dies that Tim Holtz released at the winter CHA show. These are an awesome way to use up all of those scrap pieces of paper that you can't find yourself throwing out. When I'm done with a project, I'll run the scraps through my Big Shot machine with one of the frameworks dies and then throw all of the random die cut pieces into a basket to dig in later. All of the embellishments on this tag, were fished out of my scrap basket that I had used previously on an Art Journal page. The frame is die cut from Ranger's Foil Tape. The inserts were die cut from wood paper, sticky back canvas, patterned paper with glossy accents on top, dictionary pages and a scrap embossed paper covered in gesso.

The Queen Bee is from Unity Stamps. I stamp the bee onto watercolor paper with Archival Ink and colored the image in with Distress Markers. For the crown I added a little of Pewter Distress Stain with my water brush and Silver Liquid Pearls on the tips.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation. Please feel freee to leave a comment. 

Wednesday
Jun062012

Spread your Wings and Soar.

I got the amazing opportunity at CHA winter to take a class taught by Dyan Reavely. The class was by far one of the best classes that I've ever taken. It was fast paced, get your hands dirty, there is not right or wrong type of class. My favorite quote that she kept reminding us through out the entire class was "you have to make a whole lot of ugly, before you get a beautiful swan" and that we did. 

So, this tag was inspired by all of the amazing products and techniques Dyan showed us in class. I love how vibrant the Dylusion sprays are and how they react with water. They look great on paper and even on sticky back canvas from Ranger.