Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Make Today Count

 Hello Friends,

I'm here today to share another Uncharted Mariner project!  This one showed up so much better in the Live.  Probably because it is so hard to photograph projects with metallic shine.  No matter, I'm here to show the step-outs to how I created the background for the Etcetera Tag.  So lets get started!

Use Collage Medium to adhere Entomology Collage Paper to a small Etcetera Tag (5.5 x 10"). With clean hands, press paper down to secure the paper to the surface. Add another layer of Collage Medium over the surface to seal. hen set aside to dry completely.
Once the Collage paper is dry, sand away excess paper.
Paint over the Collage Paper with Antique Linen Distress Paint.  Use a wet wipe to remove enough paint to see the images.  Let dry.
Use a small palette knife to spread Distress Crackle Opaque over the Burlap Layering Stencil.  This stencil is an oldie but a goodie!  Once the paste is dry, the cracks will appear in the pattern and give a great surface to work with for the next step.
Squeeze the eye-dropper of the Uncharted Mariner re-inker at the top of the crackle paste.  Stand tag up and spritz with water to let the ink run down the surface and into all the cracks.  Dry with a heat tool, while pouncing over the surface to remove any excess ink.  You can add more ink, then repeat the spray, dry, ink, spray, dry until you are satisfied.  I worked on the right side and then the left, then repeated the steps again.
Once the ink was dry, I added Walnut Stain Distress Crayon around the edges and rubbed it in with my finger.  Pounce over the top of the crayon to muddle the color and make it look more organic.
So that is how I created the surface to build on.  Any color or stencil will work but I highly recommend the Crackle Paste Opaque.  Ranger has made an exceptional product that just works beautifully every single time.
So lets talk about what I did with the die-cuts and embellishments.
1. Die cut the Leafy Thinlit out of Mixed Media cardstock.
2. Clip the Leafy die cut at the 5 cut lines (show here) to easily separate the panel into two distinct sides. Super easy to do and it gives a great effect.  They can both be used as I did or use just one!
3. Randomly add Uncharted Mariner Distress Embossing ink (using the Dabber) to the larger side of the Leafy die-cut, then heat emboss with Uncharted Mariner Embossing Glaze (the piece was added to the top of the tag using Collage Medium).
For the focal point, I used a Paper Doll from the Solos pack, 2 Baseboard pieces from Junk Drawer, flowers from Layers Botanical, and small toadstools and a red label from Field Notes Snippets.
Vintage lace and a button were added to her skirt.
4. Fussy-cut small flowers - glue one directly to her dress and layer the second on top using THIN 3D foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives.
5. Add shredded Mummy Cloth behind the Paper Doll.
6. Add toadstools to the end of the Baseboard piece for balance.
7. Adhere red label and stamp with date (Stampers Anonymous Eccentric stamp) in Ground Espresso Archival Ink (I masked off the rest of the stamp to only get May).
8. Emboss the second part of the Leafy die-cut with two layers of Embossing Glaze to give it a rich feeling.
9. Die-cut Sizzix Bold Text with Metallic Gold paper. 
NOTE: I cut two sets of letters with Sizzix Permanent Adhesive on the back, so I could combine to make thicker letters.   Also, remember to save the leftover die-cut negative to use for letter spacing.
10.  Use Collage medium to add a sentiment from the Clippings Sticker book.

I sure am happy with this new color. It is a color I have wanted for a long time!  I love how this turned out with Uncharted Mariner and the gold metallic words.   

I still have a few projects coming this week using the new color.  I'll be on the Ranger Projects page on Thursday the 23rd. That will be followed by the idea-ology Divided Drawer back here on my blog.
now carry on,

1 comment:

  1. Love how you used all the elements together to make a great creation!