Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Ladies and Gentleman...

Hello friends,

Today I'm sharing another project featuring Speckled Egg Distress Paint and Embossing Glaze. This was created using a small Vignette Tray flipped over to the back side.  I like doing this since it makes a great substrate for a collage and it's also very easy to hang on the wall when I am done.
I painted the wood surface with Speckled Egg Distress Paint and let it dry.  Next I added ripped pieces of Typeset Collage Paper to the surface using Collage Medium both under and over the paper.
Once the collage paper was dry, I used the Hocus Pocus Layering Stencil to add Distress Crackle Paste stars to the surface of the Vignette Tray.  I sprinkled on some Embossing Glaze in both Speckled Egg and Walnut Stain and let it dry completely before melting the Glaze with an Embossing Gun.
Once the Glaze was melted, I moved on to creating a layered collage of cards from the Remnants Ephemera Pack, using foam squares to build up some cards.  The Sizzix/Tim Holtz Large Stems is a BIGZ die so you are able to cut thick materials like chipboard.  This is exactly what I did, cutting the flower in chipboard so it would hold up under the Glaze layer.  I painted the chipboard in an off white and let it dry.  Then stamped with Vintage Photo Archival Ink using the Fragments stamp from Stampers Anonymous.  I dried it with my heat tool then followed the basic steps for glazing...add embossing ink, pour glaze over the surface, tap off and heat until melted.
It made a wonderfully shiny layer of glaze over the stamped Fragment image.  

The large stem was added to the collage with foam squares.
This Photobooth is one of my favorites - we call him "The Magician" which led to using the Clippings Stick "Ladies and Gentlemen", like he was starting a magic show.  I gave him some subtle color using Distress Crayons.  I tried to make it look like he had a yellow glow around him, like being in the spotlight on stage.  Again, he was added with foam squares to the collage.
The gears are a mix of Gadget Gears, Sprocket Gears and Mini Gears.  Each gear pack gets progressively smaller so they can be layered, then connected with a fastener.  I used a Hex Fastener on this one and a Mini Fasteners on the one in the next photo.
Before layering, I rubbed Speckled Egg Distress Paint on each gear and fastener.  Once dry, I added a bit of Translucent Grit-Paste in random spots and let that dry.  Distress Crayon Walnut Stain was scribble on the Glass Media Mat and picked up with a damp brush.  I used the brush to work in the brown color over the Translucent Grit Paste like built up dirt.  The last step was to use a small file to file/scrap right into the metal to reveal the gold color where all layers have worn away.
 You can see the scratch marks of the file much better in the second gear.
To finish the tray, I added the metal plate at the bottom - from the Factory Tags pack.  I rubbed white paint over the surface and into the recessed portion of the tag.  I also added Hardware Heads to each end as if it had been screwed to the board.
I hope you might find some inspiration in todays project.  I think my favorite part was seeing the transformation of the gears after adding the Speckled Egg paint and Grit-Paste.  Something I will be trying again in the future!

Now carry on,


  1. The way you used this color makes me want to try it even more! Your touch is unbelievable!!

  2. This is a fantastic creation! Love love the layers and the yellow magical halo around your Magician is quite clever. I like the tip of putting the embossing glaze on the texture paste and waiting for it to dry. I didn’t know this. Great tutorial and will definitely apply your knowledge of all things Tim on my next project. Thanks, Paula!

  3. another beautifully collaged project and I love the fragments stamped on the flower and the embossing glaze on top, hugs kath xxx

  4. Fabulous tutorial 🤎 thank you for sharing, so much inspiration from this post.

  5. Love what you did with the flowers and the magician. I definitely got creatively inspired by your tutorial. The SE ink and paint I ordered should arrive on Sat., but now I wish I had picked up the glaze too. Been stuck on an idea using a vignette box ... I'll trying turning the box over!! Duh!! I appreciate all the loving detail you put into your projects and you for sharing how you did it all. Thank you, Paula

  6. Another fabulous project!!! I love how you did the flower and, of course, your plethora of little details that always take a project to that next level!!!

  7. So cool, love every little detail, to make this great creation!

  8. Paula.. I'm absolutely speechless. As always your art is amazing and totally inspirational! perfect in every way! Barbara

  9. Another awesome and inspiring creation. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us Paula.

  10. This is absolutely wonderful Paula !! Love the way you have created it. Gorgeous background, textures, colours embellishments.
    Have a great new week, stay safe and
    Big hugs,