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.  

Monday, May 22, 2017

Instant Coffee Staining Technique



This technique is a way to age paper with something accessible at a grocery store or a dollar store.  It creates some dark patches where the crystals dried on the paper.  


Ingredients
Paper - copy paper
Water in a spray bottle
Instant coffee
Spray box - Plastic box
Patience




Steps

1.  Place paper in the spray box.  I use a plastic box with a flat bottom.
2.  Soak the paper with water.  I used a spray bottle of water.
3.  Sprinkle the coffee granules on the paper.
4.  Let dry.


 

The main image is stamped on paper stained with instant coffee

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #142


On vintage dictionary page stamp the bird collage with Archival Ink Jet Black and color with pastels.  Spray with hairspray to fix the pastels.  Tear out image.  On a chipboard tag, lay decorative paper and the bird image.  

Sunday, May 21, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #141


Paint a piece of vintage text page with pink acrylic paint and let dry.  Then adhere to a chipboard tag and trim to fit.  Stamp the heart image and mask then stamp the rest of the images (Dina Wakley Stamps).  All the stamping was done with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Color the images with Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks and blend with water.  

Saturday, May 20, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #140


On a manila tag, create a shattered image with the Image Mosaic Technique.  Outline all the paper pieces with a black sharpie pen.  Paint around the paper with black acrylic paint and let dry.  Adhere washi tape to the tag.  

Friday, May 19, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #139


On a black tag, create a collage using the Color Tissue Collage Technique.  Let dry.  This tag was inspired by Henri Matisse's paper cutting creations.  

Thursday, May 18, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #138




Create the background on a watercolor tag with Dylusions paint in two colors and let dry.  Stamp face, crown, hair, lets and phrase on white cardstock with Archival Ink Jet Black.  All stamps are from Dylusions Stamps.  Color the image with Zig Real Brush Markers.  Adhere all the stamp images on the tag.  Paint the chipboard glasses with Dylusions paint and let dry.  Adhere glasses on the tag.  Emboss orange cardstock and cut a triangle shape.  Paint the let die cut with Dylusions paint and let dry. Once dry adhere to the triangle.  Adhere ribbon arms and button hands to the triangle.  Cut out a glassine envelop with decorative scissors and adhere to the bottom of the triangle.  Adhere the triangle to the tag creating a paper doll.


This tag was created for The Gresham Craft Warehouse Paper Club challenge for May.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #137


Create a background on a manila tag using the Distress Bleeding Technique using Distress Oxide and Tim Holtz Stamps.  Let dry.  With Archival Ink Jet Black Ink stamp the heart (Dina Wakley).  Stamp the phrase on copy paper with Archival Ink Jet Black and Clickable Stamps and cut out.  Adhere the phrase on the tag.


This challenge is for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge.  This challenge theme is Matching, Hatching and Dispatching.  

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #136


Paint a watercolor tag with blue acrylic paint and let dry.  Stamp the sentiment stamp (Invoke) on the bottom of the tag and mask off.  Using masks, stamp the floral image (My Favorite Things) several times. All images were stamped with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Accent flowers with acrylic paint in fine liner bottles.  Let it dry.  

Monday, May 15, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #135


On a watercolor tag, create a background with Distress Paint and the Acrylic Paint Smooshing Technique.  Let dry.  Cut out puppy image and the sentiment and adhere to the tag.  Let dry.  The puppy image and phrase is from a cloth children's' book.  Using a Pentel Fabric Gel pen outline the image and the phrase.  

Sunday, May 14, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #134


On mixed media paper create a background with Ken Oliver Color Bursts using the Watercolor Pigment Dry/Wet Technique.  Let dry.  Using graph paper dye the paper with instant coffee.  Let the paper dry.  Stamp the sentiment and the image on the coffee paper with Archival Ink Jet Black.  All stamps are from Graphic 45.  Cut out the image and adhere to the tag.  Tear out the sentiment and adhere to the tag.  Adhere washi tape at the bottom of the tag.  

Saturday, May 13, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #133



On a manila tag create a background using Distress Oxide Inks and the Watercolor Smooshing Technique.  Let dry.  Using Archival Ink stamp all the images on the tag.  The face is from Dina Wakley Media and the rest of the images are from Tim Holtz.  Color the features of the face and the heart with Inktense blocks and activate with water.

This tag was entered in The Dina Wakley Art Tribe May Challenge of floral.  This challenge is on facebook

Friday, May 12, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #132 and Color Tissue Collage Technique


Using the Color Tissue Collage Technique create paper in four colors.  Cut out shapes.  Create a tableau and adhere to a black tag.

Color Tissue Collage Technique

Ingredients
Book page - French Language Study Text
Colored Tissue Paper - Blue, Green, Yellow and Red
Matte Medium
Paint Brush for Matte Medium
Scissors

Steps
1.  Adhere colored tissue paper to vintage text pages with matte medium.  Let dry.
2.  Trim Tissue paper to size of pages.
3.  Cut out images from the color pages.

This technique is inspired by Henri Matisse's later work.  

Thursday, May 11, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #131



Paint a mixed media tag with turquoise acrylic paint and let dry.  Stencil the tag with dots in white acrylic paint and honeycomb in black acrylic paint.  Let the paint dry between colors.  Stamp the image (B Line Stamps) and phrase (Contact USA Clickable Stamps) in Archival Ink Jet Black.  Cut out and outline with a black felt tip marker.  Adhere the cut outs to the tag. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #130


Cut a tag from a color book page and paint with gesso.  Let it dry.  Stamp the image (Ma Vinci) and the sentiment (Invoke Arts) with Archival Ink Jet Black on white tissue paper. Adhere the stamps to the tag and let dry.  

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #129


Spray a color book page with Dylusions Spray White Linen and let dry.  Cut out in to a tag shape.  Stamp floral image (Unity Stamp Company) several times with Archival Ink Jet Black and outline with a Uniball Signo white pen.  Stamp the phrases on white cardstock with Archival Ink Jet back.  Cut out and adhere to the tag.

Monday, May 8, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #128


Spray a color book page with Dylusions Spray in White Linen.  Let dry.  Cut into a tag shape.  Paint a swatch of gesso in the middle and let dry.  Stamp the word (MaVinci) with Archival Ink Jet Black on tissue paper and adhere to tag.  Let dry.  

Distress Bleeding Technique Tutorial


Completed card using Distress Bleeding Technique
Ingredients
Watercolor Paper
Distress Ink* - In this tutorial Distress Oxides were used. Colors Cracked Pistacio, Broken China and      Wilted Violet  
Water in a Spray Bottle
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Hair Dryer or Heat Gun
Optional - Wink of Stella Pen



Steps
1.  Using a MISTI Stamping Tool stamp the image (Tim Holtz) with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide. 


2.  Spray the image with water.  Tip the paper to let the color bleed in different directions.  Dry with a hair dryer or heat tool.  The image must be completely dry before the next step.



3.  Continuing to use the MISTI, over stamp the image with Broken China Distress Oxide Ink and spray with water.  Repeat the tipping to create drips and runs of color.  Dry with a heat tool or hair dryer.  Repeat this step with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink.  You can used as many colors of ink as you would like to.  I find three to be a nice balance.


Optional Step - Color the main image with Wink of Stella pen



4. Using the MISTI, over stamp the image in Archival Ink Jet Black.

Here are several other examples of this technique being used.

This example skips the optional step and the 4th step.


*Distress Ink and Distress Oxides are specially formulated to bleed so they work they best for this technique.  You can use other water base dye ink but the bleed out will not be as true color as distress inks.  

Sunday, May 7, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #127




On a watercolor tag create a background using the Acrylic Paint Smooshing Technique using turquoise paint.  Let dry.  Stencil with backgrounds with blue, black and white acrylic paint using several different stencils (Tim Holtz and Crafter's Warehouse) and let dry.  Cut a piece of vintage dictionary page and adhere to the tag.   Stamp Penny several times and car with Archival Ink in Jet Black.  All Stamps are from Viva Las Vegas Stamps. Cut out the images and adhere to the tag.  Emphasis the images and the edge of the tag with a Stabilo All Pencil and blend with water.


This tag was entered in the Viva Las Vegas Stamps Monthly Challenge for May.

I am proud to say my tag that entered in VLVS' April Challenge won.  Thanks VLVS.  

Saturday, May 6, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #126



Adhere wrapping paper to a chipboard tag.  Stamp all the images on bristol paper with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Mask the female figure and stamp the swirls on her head for hair.  All images are from Dylusions Stamps.  Cut out and adhere to the tag.  

Friday, May 5, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #125


Cut out a tag from a color book page colored with watercolor markers.  Spray with White Linen Dylusions Spray and let dry.  Stencil bird in gesso with a stencil made from a die cut.  Let dry.  Then place stencil a bit off the white bird and stencil a black bird.  Let dry and then adhere word cut out from a magazine.  With embroidery thread. attach the sequins with french knots.  

This was another busy background challenge.  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #124


Apply double stick sheet to a manila tag and burnish it down.  Adhere washi tape and  flamingo image to the tag and then lay squares of deco cardstock.  Embellish squares with gems and stickers. Sprinkle different colors of glitter and burnish in between colors.

This tag was entered into the Craft Warehouse  Paper Craft Club Challenge.  In this challenge, you receive a packet of supplies that you must use in your creation.  This month the flamingo image, the paper, the washi tape, the star stickers and the gems were included.

This was also part of the One Little Craft Tag Challenge to create a busy background.  I think this qualifies.  

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #123



Adhere a paper towel to a chipboard tag.  This paper towel was used to clean up Dr Ph Martin's Hydrus Ink.  Let dry.  Cut out corgi image from greeting card and adhered to tag.  Stamp phrase on tissue paper with letter stamps (Stampendous) with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Cut out and adhere to the tag.  Let dry.  Adhere washi tape to the base of the tag.  Stitch strips yellow flannel with green embroidery floss.  Adhere the flannel to the tag.

This week's challenge at the One Little Craft Tag Challenge is to use busy backgrounds.  This is the first in that series.  

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #122


On a mixed media tag, scribble blue Scribble Sticks and activate with water.  Let dry.  Stamp the seahorse (Tim Holtz) with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide and spray with water.  Tip the tag in different directions to cause the ink to run.  Dry with a heat gun or hair dryer.  Stamp the image with Broken China and spray with water and tip the tag.  Dry again.  Stamp with Wilted Violet and repeat with the water and tipping.  Dry thoroughly and then paint the image with Wink of Stella.  Stamp the image with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Stamp the letters (Stampendous) in Archival Ink Jet Black.  With washi tape create the woven accent.  

Monday, May 1, 2017

Salt/Watercolor Texture Technique Tutorial


This is the final outcome of this technique.

Ingredients

Watercolor Paper Substrate  -  Watercolor Tag
Watercolor Paint - Crayon Watercolors
Watercolor Paint Brush
Water in a Spray Bottle
Masking Tape
Board for Drying - Clipboard
Salt - Course Sea Salt
Hair dryer or Heat Gun
Patience




Steps

1.  Tape the watercolor tag down to the clipboard using masking tape and then spray with water.  




2.  Dot the wet paper with different colors of watercolor.  Don't blend.  Continue to add colors until the entire tag is full.




3.  Cover the wet watercolor with salt.



4.  Set aside and let dry naturally.  This is where the patience comes in.

5.  Once it is dry.  Brush off the salt from the watercolor paper and discard salt.

6.  Remove the tape and then continue to dry with hair dryer or heat tool.

Here is an example of this technique being used.  
Here is a link to the directions for the tag above
http://talkingarttart.blogspot.com/2017/04/one-little-craft-tag-challenge-118.html

One Little Craft Tag Challenge #121


On a watercolor tag, create a background with the Watercolor Smooshing Technique and Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers.  Let Dry.  Stamp the floral images (Avery Elle) and the letters (Stampendous) in Archival Ink Jet Black.  Outline the images with a white paint pen (Dylusions).