I ended up with a couple really large frames, a big spool of heavy wire (just because you never know when you might need wire), a couple old books, and a wooden thing...kinda shaped like a bowling pin. I asked the man what it was and he said it was for women to hit their husbands over the head. See, I told you he was a funny old guy. I already have an idea for it and it has nothing to do with hitting Jay over the head. More on that another day.
So on to today's tutorial!
I have this box of Liquid Pearls that were sent to me by Ranger when I participated in this. Liquid Pearls Dimensional Paint is a waterproof pearlescent paint designed for paper and fabric. Each of the 30 colors have a pearly finish which gives an interesting depth. As the name implies it's dimensional, meaning that when you squeeze a bead out onto a surface, the bead will keep it's shape during the drying process (it will also change from a "candy kiss" shape when squeezed out to a round bead). Once dry, the dimensional beads can be left as is or painted over.
When I received the box for the Designer Challenge, I sorted the colors by "my range" and "brights", not normally the colors I gravitate to. Sorting out the colors helped me narrow down my choices for the project I was working on at the time.
very fast. So be ready with a 1/2 sheet of a paper towel scrunched up, then squeeze the Liquid Pearls out onto the tag.
Liquid Pearls and covered the entire tag in one shot.
This time I want to give more depth to the tag. So I decided to use less Liquid Pearls to leave some raw space on the tag.
The thinner it gets the faster it dries so I found it easier to do the middle, then go back and and a bit more on the edges.
Now that's the depth I was looking for.
Love how the center is very vibrant yellow and the fade to the edges.
This time is was heavy on the Liquid Pearls to give more texture (since the dimension will keep it's shape in the drying process) and did not pull the color all they way across they tag. This will make a good inclusion for a journal and I can still write on the back side.
I went around it with Vintage Photo and stamped it with the 7gypsies clear stamp - Conservatory.
What did I do with the 1st tag that I colored all yellow?
I punched butterflies.
Hello Stamp - Besotted Brand
Notebook bag - Whisker Graphics
Before I end this post I wanted to add a few random bits of information:
Wood Disc's - I have heard from a few people that they have gone to their local Michaels store and have found that the wood disc's used in last weeks tutorial discontinued. I have found the same thing. There are many places online to purchase the dics.
Here are a couple:
single bag - Woodcrafter
bulk - Woodworks Ltd
Also if you have a minute this week be sure to read this lovely post by Cathe Holden.
And if you have a couple hours...take the time to find and watch Bill Cunningham New York. A documentary about Bill and his life's work, photographing fashion on the streets of New York. I loved this movie and Bills humor and honesty about life. Even if you are not "into" fashion it is still an absolutely fascinating profile of this extraordinary man.
It can be found at Netflicks and on iTunes for download ($3.99)
Here is the trailer.
Well, that's all for today. I think I have given you enough to think about for a few days and even a couple homework assignments.