Monday, May 29, 2017

Instant Coffee Tinting Technique Tutorial

This is how the technique looks once it is dry

This is a great and easy way to get a vintage feel from your paint.

Ingredients
Substrate - Tag with vintage collage background
Acrylic Paint - Golden Glaze
Paint brush
Palette
Patience

Paint with instant coffee before blending

Steps

1. On a palette, mix acrylic paint and instant coffee.  If you don't over mixed you will get spots of dark brown.

2.  Paint your substrate.  If the paint is too intense you can use a dry brush technique or spray with water to lighten the paint.  I painted a tag with a collage of vintage papers.  I used a dry brush technique.

3.  Let dry.
This technique was used on the background of this tag.  

Sunday, May 28, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #148, Double D Challenge and Ike's World Challenge


On a bristol tag, create a background using pink and orange acrylic paint using the Acrylic Paint and Cling Film Technique.  Let dry.  Tear pattern paper and adhere to the tag.  Stamp the letter stamps with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Stamp the floral image (Stampendous) with Archival Ink Jet Black and paint with watercolor crayons.  Let dry and then cut out with deckle scissor.  Adhere to the tag.  Embellish with a yellow metallic paint pen.  Let dry.

This tag was entered into Ike's World Challenge.  The theme was anything goes - happy.  Summer time always makes me happy and wildflowers make me happy so this tag is perfect for this theme.  I also entered it in the Double D Challenge flowers Galore.    

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Tag #147 and Tag Tuesday Challenge


On a bristol tag create a background using Fireworks Sprays in rainbow colors and the Watercolor Smooshing Technique.  Let the tag dry between colors.  The colors used were Lady Bug, Tangelo, Dandelion, Bahama Blue, Grape Jelly and Pear Tart.  All the stamping was done with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Stamp the letters (Dylusions Stamps) down the side of the tag.  Stamp the toucan and mask it off.  Stamp the floral and leaf stamps repeatedly.

This tag was entered into the Tag Tuesday Challenge anything goes.  This challenge theme is broad and I can enter it many times.  

Friday, May 26, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #146, Tag Tuesday Challenge and Shopping Our Stash Challenge




On a bistol tag, create a background with three colors of acrylic paint and three stencils.  Stencil each color and then wait until it dries before doing the next stencil.  The Arrow stencil is from Dylusions and the Coffee Rind and Dots are from Tim Holtz.  Stamp the images of the boom box, cassettes, and head phones on text weight paper with Archival Ink Paradise Teal then over stamp with the same image in Archival Ink Shadow Grey.  Cut out and adhere to tag.  Stamp the music notes stamp several times on text weight paper in the same color inks and then over stamp the sentiment in Archival Ink Jet Black.  Tear out and emphasis the edges with Paradise Teal.  Adhere to the tag. The stamps are from Stencil 1 stamps.

This tag was created for the Shopping Our Stash Challenge Music Notes.  This was also entered in the Tag Tuesday Challenge of anything goes.  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #145 and Dragon's Lair Designs Challenge for May


Adhere one layer of polka dotted tissue to a mixed media tag and let dry.  On mixed media paper, Stamp hat and dress (Dylusions) with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Color with distress marker and blend with water.  Stamp belt and top of hat on green scrapbook paper and cut out.  Piece the green paper onto the dress and hat.  With a needle and thread gather the tulle into a skirt.  With Fabric Tac attach the tulle to dress.  Adhere the hat and the dress to the tag.  Adhere the buttons on the hat and the belt. Adhere light blue washi tape down one side of the tag.  

This tag was created as an entry into the Dragon's Lair Designs Challenge for May.  The theme was Fashion Action.  

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #144A and That's Crafty


Adhere several types of washi tape to the tag.  Create an embellishment by folding one strip of tape on to itself.  Stamp image (Dylusions) on white cardstock with Archival Ink Jet Black and cut out.  Color the white areas of the stamp with a black alcohol marker.  Adhere to the tag.  

This tag was entered in the That's Crafty Back to Black Challenge.  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #143


On a bristol tag create a background using the vintage paper collage technique.  Let dry.  With a paint brush, do an acrylic wash with Golden Glaze in Pink Coral and instant coffee.  Let dry.  Stain copy paper with instant coffee and let dry.  Stamp image (Lost Coast Design)  on the coffee stained copy paper with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Tear the edges.  Adhere to tag.  Create the fabric embellishement with canvas and embroidery floss.  Adhere to the tag.  

This tag was created for the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge for May.  The theme was the use of stitching.