Monday, November 28, 2016

Painting over Scrapbook Paper Tutorial

This technique is a great way to create beautiful paper out of scrapbook paper or color book pages that you migbht not necessarily use.




Ingredients
Scrapbook paper or color book page
Light body acrylic paint - Three coordinating colors, white and black.  I used dylusions paints.
Stencils or stamps in bold designs.  I used several Tim Holtz stencils.
Blending tool
Heat tool or patiences




Steps

1.  Using a blending tool, apply color to page in several different areas.  I used 3 colors tht coordinated well. 




2. Dry between colors to minimize mixing colors.  I used a heat tool.




3.  With stencils and black acrylic paint, stencil random spots around the painted paper.  Let dry  I used 3 different Tim Holtz.  Let dry.




4.  Repeat with stencils and white acrylic paint.  Let dry.





Here is a link to a blog post using this technique. 
http://talkingarttart.blogspot.com/2016/09/one-little-tag-craft-challenge-260.html

Monday, November 21, 2016

Book Page Text Texture Tutorial

This technique adds interest both visually and textually.  

Ingredients
Vintage book text - Here I used a vintage map
Substrate - I used a shipping tag
Adhesive - I like gel medium
Scissors - Non stick scissors work the best.   
Spray bottle of water


Steps
1. Cut a piece of vintage text larger than the substrate.



2. Crumple up the paper in a ball then flatten it out and do it again.  If the paper is a heavy weight spray with water and let it set for a few moments then crumple.


3.  Cover the substrate with adhesive.  Apply the book text to the substrate and smooth down as much as you would like.  


Here is a close up the texture created.  

4. Let dry.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Acrylic Paint Watercolor Resist Technique



This technique has been one that has been around for years.  Again it is a simple one with supplies that are readily available.

Ingredients
Substrate - I used a shipping tag
Acrylic Paint or Gesso - I used white for high contrast.  You can use cheap acrylic paint for this as long as it is opaque.
Stamps - Any stamp will work.  I used some architectual foam stamps I have had for years. 
Watercolor Medium - I used watercolor crayons
Paper towel or cloth
Heat gun or Patience




Steps
1.  Stamp the acrylic paint on to the substrate.  Wash your stamps immediately.  Let dry or use a heat tool to dry before moving on to the next step.


3.  Paint watercolor over the substrate.  I smeared the watercolor crayons and then activated with water.



4.  Pat some of the color off with a paper towel.


Monday, November 7, 2016

Painted Circles Tutorial


I learned this technique from Cat Hand's Mixed Media Morsels.  Here is the YouTube video.  I love this technique for background paper because I love love love circles, its a good way to use up extra acrylic paint, it used supplies I have and it is a simple easy technique that results in eye catching papers.  

When I do this I usually do several pages at once.  In this session I made seven sheets. 




Ingredients
Paper substrate - I used vintage book text from a French textbook
Acrylic Paint - I used cheap acrylic paint that came in a kit. 
Q-Tips
White Acrylic Paint - I used some in a fine liner bottle but you could use a paint pen or a paint brush.
Black Acrylic Paint
Circle makers - I used a soda bottle cap and an empty toilet paper roll
Heat Tool or patience



 Steps

1.  Using a Q-tip and acrylic paint, paint open circles and curved lines similar to the let C on a vintage paper. Let dry or use a heat tool to dry before moving on to the next color.  I work on several pieces at once so the first color is dry by the time I am ready to move onto the next one so I do not usually use a heat gun.


2.  With another Q-Tip and another color of acrylic paint, paint around the around the original marks.  It helps if you do quick little swipes.  Let dry or use a heat tool to dry before moving on to the next color.  Don't worry about not having completed circles, as you add more colors they fill out.  



3.  Repeat with several more colors.  I used pink as my base color then orange, blue and green.  


4.  With white acrylic paint, add highlights.  Let dry or use a heat tool to dry before moving on.

5.  With two round objects and black acrylic paint, stamp circles around the painted circles.  Let dry or use a heat tool to dry before moving on.  


I would never use the paint to actually paint with because it is so transparent but for this technique it was great.  It also came in this little tubs of paint so it was perfect to traveling to an art making event.




Wednesday, November 2, 2016

One Little Tag Craft Challenge #307


Paint a shipping tag with yellow acrylic paint and let dry.  Paint over the tag with green acrylic paint.  Let set for a few minutes then wipe with a baby wipe to remove some of the green paint away.  Let dry completely.  Apply stickers in a pattern.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

One Little Tag Craft Challenge #306


On a shipping tag, stamp flower images(Dylusions) several times using Archival Ink Jet Black.  Color the images with distress markers.  Spray with water to create a bleeding effect.  Let dry naturally.  Adhere glitter using Dimensional Magic in a fine liner bottle.  Adhere sticker and sequins.  

Monday, October 31, 2016

Acrylic Paint Smearing Tutorial

This tutorial utilizes something most of us just throw away.....a gift card or hotel key card.  It creates a background with several layers in just few steps.

Ingredients
Substrate - I used a shipping tag.    
Acrylic Paint
Plastic Gift Card
Spray Bottle of Water


Steps
1.  Place acrylic paint on the substrate.  For a softer look, spray with water.


2. Using the gift cart, spread across the tag.  Be careful not to over mix it.  If the lines are too hard spray with water.

3.  Let dry. 

One little tag craft challenge #305



On a shipping tag, adhere a torn piece of vintage text paper.  Let dry.  Stamp cat(Hero Arts) with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Scribble black and orange watercolor crayons around the tag around cat image.  Lay a stencil(Tim Holtz) over the tag and with a baby wipe create a ghosting technique.  Let dry.  Stamp sentiment(Art C) on a bit of vintage text paper with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Adhere with washi tape.  

Happy Halloween!!!!!






Sunday, October 30, 2016

One little tag craft challenge #304


Tear strips of vintage text pages and adhere to shipping tag.  Let dry and then with gesso create the white wash effect.  Let dry.  Stamp Crow(Art Foamies) on tag with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Color around the crow with watercolor crayon.  With a stencil(Tim Holtz) and a baby wipe remove the watercolor crayon to create a ghosting effect.  Stamp Imagine(Stampendous) stamp repeatedly with Archival Ink Jet Black.  On a piece of vintage text stamp eye(Art Foamies) with Archival Ink Jet Black, color with watercolor crayon and accent with acrylic paint in a fine liner.  Tear out and adhere to tag.  

Saturday, October 29, 2016

One little tag craft challenge #303



Using a baby wipe and three colors of dylusions paint, paint a shipping tag.  Let dry.  With dimensional magic in a fine liner bottle draw a design and add glitter.  Draw the first part of the design then ad first color of glitter, shake off.  Then repeat with second color.  Stamp texture stamps(Unity) with Archival Ink Jet Black.  

Friday, October 28, 2016

One little tag craft challenge #302


Adhere vintage book text to a shipping tag and let dry.  Using the acrylic paint smooshing technique create a background.  Let dry.  On text paper, create painted circles, tear and adhere to the shipping tag.  On a text paper stamp image(Lost Coast Design) and sentiment(Tim Holtz) with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Cut out and adhere to tag. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

One Little Tag Craft Challenge #301


Adhere napkin using Napkin Applique Technique to a shipping tag.  Let dry.  On top of the tag, apply tissue paper using Tissue Paper Texture Technique and let dry.  White wash the tag with gesso.  Let dry.  Stamp images and sentiment with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Stamp companies are face(Dina Wakley), designs(Recollections) and sentiment(Unity).  Color female image with color pencils.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

One little tag craft challenge #300


On a shipping tag, adhere pink tissue paper using the Tissue Paper Texture technique.  Let dry.  Using the painted circle technique, create decorative paper on vintage book.  Let dry and then cut up into squares.  Adhere squares to tag.  On white tissue paper, stamp butterflies(Tim Holtz) with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Cut out butterflies and adhere to tag.  Let dry.  Apply sticker on tag(Tim Holtz) and emphasize with water soluble graphite.  

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

One little tag craft challenge #299


Adhere a colored color book page to a tag and then paint a light layer of gesso over it to create a White Wash Technique.  Let dry.  


With Dylusions Paint in London Blue, Calypso Teal and Vibrant Turquoise, stamp several circles(Claudine Hellmuth) and let dry.  Stamp Crow(Art Foamies) in black acrylic paint.  Let it dry.  Stamp word(Stampendous) repeatedly with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Stamp lines along bottom of the tag with Archival ink Jet Black.  Add dot of life with a white paint pen.


Monday, October 24, 2016

One little tag craft challenge #298


On a shipping tag adhere a layer of a decorative napkin using the Napkin Applique Technique.  Let dry.  Paint a layer of gesso over the napkin to mute the colors in the White Wash Technique.  Let dry.  Stamp daisy(Hero Arts) several times with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Outline with acrylic paint in a fine liner bottle.  Let dry.  Adhere a bit of vintage dictionary page.  

Decorative Paper Mosaic Tutorial




This is a technique I have been doing for years.  Recently Cat Hand from Mixed Media Morsels did a video on it https://youtu.be/8myU_lw9DEA

Ingredients
Substrate - I used a shipping tag
Decorative paper - In this tutorial I used decorative scrapbook paper but you could use magazine pages, old paintings, gelli prints, or wrapping paper.
Scissors
Paper trimmer - optional
Adhesive - A wet adhesive works the best.  I used soft gel medium in matte
Patience - If you use a heat gun on this technique to heat up the drying time you run the risk of it bubbling so I suggest just letting it dry on its own.


Steps
1. Cut up several different pieces of paper into strips with scissors or a paper trimer



2.  Cut up the strips of paper into triangles.  I keep the triangles in piles separated by colors.  



3.  Color your substrate.  I used a tag I was experimenting with stencils and watercolor but if you paint it in solid color such as white or black with took like a more traditional stone mosaic.


4.  Using the wet adhesive adhere the paper triangle to the substrate.  Make sure to leave space between each piece to create the mosaic look.  

5.  Seal with the wet adhesive and let it dry.


Sunday, October 23, 2016

One Little Tag Craft Challenge #297


On a shipping tag, create a background using the baby wipe stencil.  With the stencil over the tag, rub a baby wipe with some acrylic paint over the stencil.  Here a Tim Holtz Stencil was used with light blue acrylic paint. Stamp the sentiment (Stampendous)  with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Cut out color book and adhere to the tag.  

Saturday, October 22, 2016

One Little Tag Craft Challenge #296


On a shipping tag, stencil spiderweb(Tim Holtz) using two colors of Dylusions paints.  Let Dry.  Stamp images(Tim Holtz) with Archival Ink Jet Black.

Friday, October 21, 2016

One Little Tag Craft Challenge #295


Create a background on a shipping tag by stenciling watercolor.  Let dry.  Stamp Art Foamies with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Out ine with water soluble graphite and activate.  Let dry.  Highlight pupil with watercolor crayon and white acrylic paint in a fine liner bottle.  

Thursday, October 20, 2016

One Little Tag Craft Challenge #294


On a piece of vintage text paper stamp the face(Dina Wakley) with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Color image with watercolor crayons and activate with water.  Highlight with water soluble graphite and dot of life with white acrylic paint in a fine liner bottle.  Tear pieces of washi tape and adhere to the top of the tag.  Create a ruffle for the bottom.  Here is the link to that tutorial.


Tip - When every there is a face either human or animal if you put a small dot of white in each of the eyes it make the face more life like.  I call this the dot of life.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

One Little Tag Craft Challenge #293


On a shipping tag, smear red and orange watercolor crayons, activate with water and then let dry.  Create mosaic background using the paper mosaic technique.  Let dry.  Stamp sentiment(Tim Holtz) and the butterflies(Unity) on white tissue paper with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Adhere to the tag and let dry.  

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

One Little Tag Craft Challenge #292


On a shipping tag, spray Carved Pumpkin Tim Holtz Spray Stain and let dry.  Mask the center of the tag and spray Black Soot Tim Holtz Spray Stain and let dry.  Stamp images (Art C stamps) in Archival Ink Jet Black.  

Monday, October 17, 2016

One Little Tag Craft Challenge #291


Adhere vintage book text to a shipping tag and paint with acrylic paint and let dry.  Adhere strips of decorative paper using paper piercing technique let dry.  Stamp hearts(Dina Wakley) several times with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Die cut out heart die(Spellbinder) in black cardstock.  Adhere to tag.  

Acrylic Paint Smooshing Tutorial

This tutorial is a quick easy technique that creates a background with depth and interest.  Its also a great way to use up extra paint.

Ingredients
Non Stick Craft Mat or other non stick sheet
Acrylic paint - I used some craft acrylic paint I got in a kit
Substrate - I used a shipping tag
Spray bottle with water

Step 1 On a non-stick sheet spread several color of acrylic paint.  For a softer look spray water into the paint.


2. Press the substrate into the paint.  Spraying water on the tag prior to putting the tag into the paint will create a softer look.  If you spray the tag after it has paint on it you will be a very running blended look.

A tag that had water sprayed on it prior to being smooshed into the paint

 3.  Repeat on the same tag until you have the coverage you desire.  Let dry.

This tag was not sprayed with water so the lines are not as soft.