The Crafty Nurse here with a bit of inspiration from the November Technique Junkies release using “Typewriter Set of #SS064”. This tag used a variation on the “Layered Stencils” technique from Sensational Stencils CD with Tim Holtz Woodgrain & Typo stencils. The first layer was put down with Distress Stains and the second with Lava Art Anthology Dimensional Paints. I’ve taken a close up so you can see how matte and “lava like”this texture really is. If you haven’t played with the texture paints, they are so great for stenciling, gelli plating, and just all around coloring on your projects when you want some dimension.
I hope you are getting as excited as I am for the 30 days of Christmas that we’ve got planned here on the Design Team Blog beginning November 15th. See you there!
It’s the second Wednesday of October and that means it’s time for a Designers Choice Challenge at The House That Stamp Built! Today, Joy is hosting our challenge and she has chosen “Pumpkin Time.”
For my “Pumpkin Time” card I used Repeat Impressions, “Prize Pumpkin #514-I” which I colored with Copic Markers. I then cut it out using square die from My Favorite Things and distressed the edges with Antique Linen.
My sentiment is a little tough to see in the photo, but I used, “Let Us #2826-H.” The Paper pack is Carta Bella’s “Fall Blessings.”
I sure hope you break out your creativity for “Pumpkin Time” this week at The House that Stamps Built. Happy Wednesday!
The September tag uses a alcohol inks with a resist technique. If you look at Tim’s example below, you will see a great resist pattern, but I tried multiple times but couldn’t really get that achieved. I also didn’t have the stamp, dies or any bright alcohol inks. What, me, not have supplies, I know, crazy, huh? So I improvised and used a lovely stamp from Sweet Pea with flowers from I am Roses. I stamped the image with Archival inks so when I went to use copics on the image, it smeared. I totally forgot those two don’t mix. I then tried the distress markers which worked, though didn’t really blend well over the alcohol ink background. As an improvise, I covered it with Wink of Stella, which also didn’t work and puddled over the top. Plan C, or was it Q, who knows – this tag was a lesson in NEVER GIVE UP. I ended up putting stickles over the flowers, which looks okay. I finished the tag with some rub-ons and a “journey” stamp from my stash.