Scribble three colors of watercolor crayons on a manila tag. Activate with water. Lay a stencil over the tag and with a baby wipe wipe off color creating a ghosting effect. Brand of the stencil is unknown. Let dry. With Archival Ink Jet Black stamp word and daisy image. Daisy image is from Hampton Arts and Alphabet set is from Echo Park.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Using a baby wipe apply Dylusions paints to a manila tag. Colors used were London Blue and Cut Grass. Let dry. Using black and white acrylic paint, stamp circles with two different drink lids. Let dry. On white cardstock stamp peacock scene with Archival Ink Jet Black. Color with distress markers in peacock feather, dusty concord, broken china, mowed lawn, and spice marmalade. Spray with water until color run. Press dry towel to stop bleeding. Let dry. Cut out. Using photo corners from Martha Stewart Crafts to adhere stamped image to the tag. Adhere love sticker to mini tag and then adhere tag to the larger tag. Emphasis love sticker with Dimensional Magic. Let dry.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
On a non stick craft sheet dab several colors of acrylic paint. The colors used were turquoise, purple, and white. Spray paint with a lit mist of water and run manila tag through the color. Make sure to cover entire tag. Let dry. Stamp Butterfly image (KaiserKraft) and text image (Hampton Arts) on tag with Archival Ink Jet Black. Apply small gems and rub on letters.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Paint a manila tag with purple acrylic paint, before dry stamp sequin waste stamp (Stampinton) in paint to lift off some of the paint. Let dry. Adhere scraps from the Mixed Media Wonky piece of text paper to tag. With black acrylic stamp the two butterfly images (Rubber Stamp Concept). Let dry. Outline the images with a white Moltow Paint Pen.
Tip when using a marker of any type over acrylic paint or ink, make sure it is very very very dry. If not then the pen will skip and get clogged. I usually wait at least 24 hours.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Pounce a bingo dauber on a manila tag and spray with water. Blot to stop the color from bleeding too much. Let dry. With Archival Ink Jet Black Stamp Dragonfly (Meer Images) and sentiment (Stampendous).
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Spread heavy gel medium through a stencil on to map. Let dry. Rub black acrylic paint over the map. While paint is still damp rub off to reveal the resist created by the gel medium. Adhere to a manila tag and cut to size. Stamp heart image (Unknown) on to a blank book page with Archival Ink Jet Black. Tear around image and adhere to tag. Adhere dresden gold fold (Martha Stewart).
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Warm up #8 was to create imperfect circles.
Using a baby wipe to apply paint to the index card. Dylusions paint in Cut Grass and London Blue. Let dry. Then with black acrylic paint stamp circles with a toilet paper roll. With white acrylic paint and a soda cap and the end of a paint brush stamp additional circles. Let dry.
On a manila tag, paint a thin layer of metallic kids paint (Prang). Let dry. Using the Stencil Color on Color technique create the star background. Prang paint was used as well as Tim Holtz Stars Stencil. Let dry. Stamp all images with Archival Ink Jet Black. The stamps are from inkadinkado.
Starting June 1st I am doing another daily art challenge. This one is an index card a day challenge. It will take place from June 1st until July 31st. This one will vary from the one little tag challenge in that I will make something each day, that day. It will only last 61 days and it will be on a plain white index card. (Bonus I had a pack of 100 in my stash that I bought at a garage sale for 10 cents).
Daisy Yellow Art sponsors this challenge. Here is the link
Prior to the 1st there are warm up challenges. This is one of the challenges. Creative Warm Up #10 is to write your name or word and decorate it.
I painted the index card with Prang Metallic Paint in blue. Then with a sharpie wrote my name in is bold font. Then id a sort of tangles around it.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Here are two tags that I made quickly with the same tools but got very different techniques. I wanted to do something with this beautiful kids paint I have had in my stash for several years and never used it. So this is what I came up with
Manila tag or other substrate
Acrylic, Watercolor, Dye Ink, or Other Water soluble medium.
- I used Prang Washable Metallic here but in the past of used several brands of acrylic paint.
Stencil. I used Tim Holtz Stars
Paint Brush or Sponge Applicator
Non Stick Craft Mat
- Baby Wipes
- Masking Tape
The first technique is what I stencil color on color. The colorant used does not have to be water soluble in this technique.
1. Color the tag. Let dry.
2. Tape tag to non stick craft sheet. Tape stencil to craft mat.
3. Using sponge applicator, pounce same color over the stencil. Remove stencil
4. Let dry.
The second technique is called ghosting. This one you must use some sort of water soluble colorant, like acrylic paint, watercolor or dye ink.
1. Paint the tag.
2. While still wet, tape tag to non stick craft sheet and tape stencil to craft mat.
3. Using a moist baby wipe rub the color up through the stencil.
4. Let dry.
On a manila tag, stamp main focal images(Stampington) with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. Mask. Stamp Feather(Inkadinkado) in the same ink and mask. Stamp fleur-de-lis (unknown) in same ink and mask. Stamp text (Rubber Soul) in the same ink. Using distress markers highlight areas. With a waterbrush, activate the ink to create some blending. Let dry. Stamp sentiment with Archival Ink Jet Black.
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Here is the written tutorial for this technique
Here is the youtube video on the technique
Monday, May 23, 2016
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A. A. Milne
Create background using string painting technique using purple, blue and pink acrylic paint on book text. Let dry. Rip up background and adhere to manila tag in random fashion. Stamp out quote on tissue paper with Archival Ink Jet Black with alphabet stamps. Cut out each words individually. Apply to tag. Stamp design (Stencil1) along the bottom and top of the tag with same ink.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
A man's kiss is his signature - Mae West
Spread Hickory Smoke Distress Ink on a non stick craft sheet and spray with water. Drag a manila tag through the ink puddle. Let dry. Using Archival Ink Carnation Red stamp lips background stamp (Stampendous). Stamp quote with Archival Ink Jet Black using an Echo Park Alphabet Set. Using an ink blending tool, blend Hickory Smoke Distress Ink along the edge. Accent several sets up lips with Dimensional Magic. Let dry.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year. - Harper Lee
On a manila tag, color watercolor crayons and activate with water. Let dry. Using a baby wipe, paint blue acrylic paint through a stencil (Tim Holtz) with a baby wipe. Let dry. Stamp quote on graph paper, stamp quote with Archival Ink Jet Black. Tear around each word and then adhere to tag. Stamp bird image (Stencil1) with Archival Ink Jet Black. Spray with glitter spray.
Friday, May 20, 2016
I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch. - Gilda Radner
This quote from Gilda Radner has always been one of my favorite. I choose to use the quote on the tag for May 20th because this is the day Ms Radner died from breast cancer in 1989.
On a manila tag, dab purple and blue acrylic paint on a tag. While the paint is wet, press cling film into the paint and create interesting texture. Let set for several hours and then remove the cling film and then allow the paint to dry all the way
Stamp quote with an alphabet stamps and Archival Ink Jet Black. Stamp daisy image around the edge of the tag with Memento Ink London Fog. Using Dylusions Stencil, pounce black acrylic ink through the silhouette stencil. Let dry. Apply mini pearls to the tag.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough - Tagore
I edited this quote to flow better on the tag.
On a manila tag stamp the text stamp in two colors of Archival Ink (Forget-Me-Not and Sap Green). Stamp butterfly collage (KaiserKraft) in Momento Ink London Fog. Stamp quote using alphabet stamps and Archival Ink Cobalt. Stamp butterflies with Archival Ink Cobalt and Forget-Me-Not).
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
For the benefit and enjoyment of the people - North Gate of Yellowstone Park
I saw this quote during PBS historical documentary of the US National Park Service. In my opinion, all government should strive to embrace this quote.
This weeks promt for The One Little Tag Craft Challenge is quotes. I usually create my tags and then try to find a quote to match the theme. I approached this weeks tags differently and had the quotes decided on first and then created tags to go with the quotes.
Spray Dylusions Sprays (Cut Grass and Fresh Lime) on a non stick craft sheet and drag a manila tag through the puddle of color. Let dry. Stamp background design (Stampington) with Memento Ink London Fog. Stamp the quote and cowboy (Crone's Art) a on tag with Archival Ink Jet Black.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Separate layers of the napkin and scrunch up top printed layer. Apply a layer of glue to a manila tag and adhere printed napkin layer onto tag, create texture by creating folds and wrinkles. Let dry. Stamp "Mystery" image (Lost Coast Designs) on to the napkin with Archival Ink Jet Black. With the same ink, stamp the woman image (Cherry Pie Stamps) on kraft tissue paper. Cut out and adhere over napkin. Punch out three fleur-de-lis from book text paper and adhere to tag. Cover fleur-de-lis with Dimensional Magic and let dry for 12 hours.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
On a manila tag, stamp script stamp (Stampington) repeatedly. Separate the layers of the napkin and adhere the printed layer on to the tag. Let dry. Stamp female image (Dragonfly Laser) on kraft color tissue paper using Archival Ink Jet Black. Adhere to tag. Stamp "Zelda" (Wordsworth) with Archival Ink Jet Black on tag. Adhere sequins to tag.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Paint a manila tag red with acrylic paint. Let dry. Cut out heart and dot portion of a napkin and separate the the layers of the napkin. Adhere the printed layer to the tag. Mask napkin to protect it from the stamping. Using a soda bottle lid and black acrylic paint stamp circles over the top section of the tag. Let dry. With white acrylic paint and a q-tip, dot the center of each of the black circles. Let dry. Apply Dimensional Magic to the top of the heart. Let dry for at least 12 hours.
Dimensional Magic is a Mod Podge/Delta product that is similar to Glossy Accents. I have about 10 bottles of the stuff. I found it on clearance for 25 cents and bought all they have.
Friday, May 13, 2016
On a manila tag stamp Moracan Marketplace (Hero Arts) stamp in Archival Ink Jet Black). Separate layers of a napkin and adhere printed layer to a tag. Let dry. Stamp image of couple (Dragonfly Laser) several times on kraft tissue paper using Archival Ink Jet Black. Cut out and adhere to tag. Let dry. Stamp Desire Stamp (Lost Coast Design) in same ink on to the napkin.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Separate the layers of the napkin and adhere the printed layer to a manila tag. Stamp stars (Unknown) with white acrylic paint and let dry. Using Archival Ink Jet Black stamp the cowboys images (Sweet Grass Stamps) on to tag, Stamp quote on to label with Archival Ink Jet Black and adhere to tag
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
This week's prompt for the One Little Tag Challenge is napkins. I love using napkin as a lap in my creations. This one has such a great design.
This tag is an ode to Billie Holiday one of my favorite singers. Autumn in New York is my favorite song she sings. She put so much emotion into it.
Adhere a book page to a manila tag. Using Archival Ink Jet Black stamp script stamp over the book text. Separate the layers of the napkin and then adhere the top later over the book text. Let dry. Stamp quote using alphabet stamps on a label. Adhere to tag.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Using a clean baby wipe apply three colors of Dylusions Paint in Bubble Gum Pink, Vibrant Turquoise, and Crushed Grape. Let Dry. Stamp the images with Archival Ink Jet Black. The Mona Lisa image is from a company no longer in business and the Beauty stamp is from Lost Coast Stamps. Using the Dylusions Stencil Shattered spray glitter spray over the tag. (The shimmer is hard to see in the picture but trust me it is there.)
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Paint a manila tag with a baby wipe and Dylusions Paints in Crushed Grape and Bubble Gum Pink. Let Dry. Stencil circle images (Dina Wakley) with Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Paint. Let dry. Stamp images with Archival Ink Jet Black. The love stamp is from Lost Coast Designs. The flower is a Recollections Stamp and the mom stamps are from Hero Arts.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
Stamp images on a manila tag using Archival Ink Jet Black. Mask as necessary. Color with Crayola Markers. Using a water color crayon, color on a non porous surface and then spray with water. Using a paint brush paint a faint wash of blue around the images. Let dry. Stamp the sentiment with alphabet stamps (Brand unknown) with Archival Ink Jet Black.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Sprink Kool Aid drink mix on a manila tag. I used the flavors grape and cherry. Spray with clean water. Let dry. Out line star mask(Dina Wakley) with Crayola Marker in black. Fill in the outside area with black marker. Stamp sentiment with alphabet stamps and Archival Ink Jet Black. Spray yah with glitter spray.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
May the fourth be with you. I love date puns but I do not have any star wars images so I had to make my own.l
Stamp images (Dina Wakley) on a manila tag with Archival Ink Jet Black. Color with watercolor crayons and activate with water. Let dry.
These watercolor crayons are from Target and are $3.99 for the set. They are some of the best watercolor crayons I have used and for the price they are a great value.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Using Kool Aid Drink mix in cherry, sprinkle dry drink mix on a manila tag and then spray with clean water to activate. Let dry. Using a palette knife spread the molding paste through the stencil (Momenta). Let dry. Using Archival Ink Jet Black stamp the sentiment (Invoke Stamps).
The Kool Aid is used like one would use watercolor powders like color burst or brushos. I am always searching for alternative art supplies since they are usually more affordable. I saw this technique from Craft Test Dummies.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Spray manila tag with clean water, using a bingo dauber splat the color on the wet tag. Let dry. Stamp images from Paper Smooches with Archival Ink Jet Black.
This was a moth ball prompting that means to use something you have had in your stash fro a while and use it. I had the bingo markers as well as this stamp set I have had for about a year and have never used it. It really is cuter then I usual choices in stamps but I love unicorns and really if you are going to own a cute stamp set a unicorn one is the way to go.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Spray a manila tag with fresh water, while still wet pounce bingo marker daubers on the tag in two colors. Let dry. Stamp Flower Image (My Favorite Things) in Archival Ink Jet Black. Mask as necessary. Stamp "May Day" sentiment using alphabet stamps (Manufacturer unknown) and Archival Ink Jet Black.
Bingo Daubers make great cheap art supplies. At the dollar store you can get one or two for a dollar. They are vibrant colors and work very similar to watercolor. I got the idea to use them from Tim Holtz Stains which have a dauber as well.