Saturday, July 23, 2011

Distressed Snowman Tag

Click the 'title' above to get directions for making this tag

Today was a fun day of crafting with a close friend. It is always more fun when someone else is crafting with you! Especially someone who loves crafting as much as you do....

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Grungy Monday Challenge #14

Celebrating the techniques of Tim Holtz! The Challenge this week is based upon a technique from this website.

If you like his 'style' you will want to see this website and check-out the creativity coming from here! Supplies: Stamps: Stampers Anonymous 'Clock' and 'In Dreams' Visual Artistry/'Numbers' by Hampton Arts/Misc. Butterfly/Isaiah 40:31 Stampabilities. Glossy Accents. Sheet Mica. Perfect Pearls powder/Mini-Misters. Perfect Pearls 'Copper'. Acrylic white paint. I didn't have a white Dabber so I dabbed white paint onto the stamp with a sponge. #8 Tag. Vintage Tag, Pins and 'Antique' brads by Stampin Up! Spinner, washers, small brads, and token are by Ideology 'Tim Holtz'. Linen Thread by SU across the tag and various ribbon and fiber (stained with mists) at the top. The flower is cut from various upholstery material with the Sizzix Scallop die. Trinkets at the bottom are added with 'Jumper Rings' and are something I bought at Michael's (not sure of the brand...but was in the jewelry making section). Instructions The basics are using acrylic paint to 'resist' ink as a base and add color to it with various colored inks. Stamp the tag with white acrylic paint at random. After it is dry spray the tag with desired 'Perfect Pearls' colors (Using the Mini-Mister). I fast-dried this with a heat embosser. Next stamp the 'Text' and 'Numbers' with black Perm Ink. Use 'Glossy Accents' over the numbers. Let dry overnight. Glue Mica over top of 'Text' with Glossy Accents. Next add embellishments here and there. The flower is cut using four layers of different materials. These are folded in half and intertwined then tacked in place with thread. Glue in place and fasten down with a spinner and brad at the center. I had alot of fun with this technique.....who wouldn't? Any questions please ask! Thanks for looking at my post and I love to read your comments.