Sunday, August 19, 2012
So, getting back to my project, I was cruising my favorite blogs, and Wendy Vecchi has an awesome tutorial using it on her blog. She's been cranking out lots of awesome new products the past few years, and the latest are her stencils! Can't wait to get some!
I did my tag a little reverse of what Wendy did, because I thought it'd be easier to stamp without the dimensional paste in the way.
I started out by laying a base of color using Tattered Rose, Shabby Shutters, Stormy Sky & Rusty Hinge Distress Inks & a blending tool--I've been making a conscious effort to just grab any color in a particular family instead of reaching for my usual favorites--gotta give everybody a turn ya know. Added some Vintage Photo around the edges too.
I then used a few of Tim's stamp sets: Mixed Media over the background with Coffee Archival Ink; a saying from Words For Thought, and the hand from Steampunk w/Black Archival Ink. All three of these are my most recent acquisitions from Joann's recent half-price sale--score! I decided I have to use any new products I buy at least once before finding a home for them.
I laid the stencil over my tag and taped off any area I didn't want paste on with painter's tape. I smeared on the paste (make sure you clean your stencil and spatula right away), dried the paste (remove stencil first!) with my heat gun, and then replaced the cleaned stencil over the dried paste. Tip: I left the painter's tape on the stencil (a Balzar Designs stencil from Crafter's Workshop) and just wiped the wet sponge over it. I laid the clean, wet stencil w/tape on a towel and patted dry. I was able to easily line up the pattern over my tag again.
I colored the paste using Dusty Concord Distress Ink, and stamped the stripes from Wendy's It's More Flower Art stamp set w/Black Archival Ink. I did as Wendy suggested and added black journaling pen around the paste. Good idea Wendy--just the right touch to make them pop!
Gotta give hubby some stef time, so I'll try again with my chicken wire stencil and the silver paste soon.