Super busy with some projects I am working on so today's tutorial is more of a product "test drive" if you will. If other words, I needed to find out how some different products work with Modeling paste for a class I am teaching so I figured I might as well invite you along on the "test drive".Liquitex light modeling paste (from Michaels), a stencil from Crafter's Workshop and a scraper. Since the purpose of today's exercise is color/product experimentation I am going to make all the tags using the same stencil.
On a side note, some people have mentioned that it might be a nice technique but they are not a "tag person".
Well, neither am I.
I use tags for the experiment so another time I can incorporate the technique onto a canvas or a journal or a layout.
With that said, let's get started.
I just used a baby wipe and a paper towel.
1. Distress Ink:
My favorite medium in the workroom because it can be subtle or very bold.
I used a blending tool to add Wild Honey to the parts of the tag.
I wanted to add some Silver Dabber Paint. So start the dabber on the craft mat and then move to the tag.
Now I'm done.
2. Distress Stain:
This tag was sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Old Paper (a new 7gypsies color) before I added the modeling paste.
Instead of adding the Distress Stain directly to the tag, I squeezed it out onto the craft sheet.
3. Picked Fence:
Note: This tag had a wash of Spun Sugar Distress Stain before I added the Modeling Paste pattern.
I added Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the tag.
(This is the only Distress stain you have to shake well before use)
I have to test the new Dylusions Ink Sprays on at least one tag.
I picked Bubblegum Pink.
Spray it out on your craft mat.
LOVE this color pink...super rich and vibrant.
Dry with a heat tool.
Background Love stamped in Archival - Aquamarine.
looks like candy. yum.
Well, I think you've seen enough of my test runs for today. I ended up making more than 15 test tags for future reference...some bold, some subtle and some in between.
The most important part is not to be afraid...try something new and just have fun experimenting.
One note, if you are even thinking about recreating an experiment... document what you use in order of appearance and any specific notes on the back of the tag. Too many times colors change when you are layering and later on you can never tell if it is Orange Marmalade or Spiced Marigold!
On a totally different topic (so that's why I put it down here in the PS part)
1. This starts back up on Sunday, May 6th for a ridiculous few weeks. Season 1 was phenomenal (if you like quirky super sleuths like I do).
2. This new show is interesting if you like remodeling. Candice Olsen has become too scripted for me (even though I love her work) so I have been enjoying a change. Not even my style, but I always love creating something from old stuff, especially reclaimed wood. You can even watch the first episode online.
Okay, so now I'm done.
cheers again and have a great rest of the week!