Friday, 17 June 2011

Cracking Colorwash...

... I had a lovely time getting inky and painty with Colorwash Sprays and Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints. If you haven't tried the paints, here is what I think *not that I am an expert but I have used a lot of paints in my time soooo... * they are lush! I could waffle on for ages about the different properties, the chalky smooth finish, the fab crackle that dries completely flat so stamping over the top is easy... but I shalln't bore you lol. So, I painted my tag with Little Black Dress, dried it, a very thin layer of Crackle Glaze went over the top, applied with a spatula jobby... and once this was dry (you can heat dry it) I used Snowflake... the crackles look amazing!




The Colorwash Sprays are a firm favourite - even though they are really messy, I can't help it.. I love the bright colours that instantly appear... so, I used a combo of Red Pepper and Cranberry, spritzing water over the top of them and drying with a heatgun. While the tag was still wet, I used a papertowel to remove a bit of the top coat of paint... leaving patches of black showing through.




I made a flower and ruffled it up with some leaves... using Hot Picks for the stamping. The seam binding ribbon was dyed with the same Colorwashes, as was the sentiment card. The ickle moth has a blister pearl body and I popped three of them at the bottom of the tag too... I can't remember where these came from because I have had them in my stash for 783 years... they matched so well with the colours though... oh and the ickle dragonfly is a Steampunk Charm from The Stamp Attic.



So... I had a teensy bit of a mishap with the old Red Pepper... well, my hands were a bit wet, a mixture of water and sprays... and the little nozzle jobby that you press down to release the sprays flipped around under my wet finger and delivered a rather large splat of Red Pepper, right over my face and neck... I looked like I had the measles! And yes... the Craft Scrubbie works on faces... gently does it though lol




Knowing how... errrr... mishap prone I am, you would think that a fizog full of Red Pepper would be enough self colourization for one week. Well, why stop at the face... why not get matching hair too! So... yesterday afternoon I was busy making samples for classes and had the old Alcohol Inks out. Recently my right hand has been playing up and bit and I keep dropping things... and a bottle of Watermelon Alcohol Ink dropped right out of my hand and headed towards the floor - knowing darn well that it was going to bypass the plastic mat I have under my chair and head straight for the carpet.. why does that happen! Anyways... it landed under my desk, so I went to pick it up, went to straighten up, banged my head on the desk, said bottle of Watermelon was lid-less, it got a bit... squeezed and being as I was using my elbow resting on my chair to lever myself back up off the floor I had no room to dodge said Watermelon...





So, I now have an altered fringe... it is brighter than a badgers bum and I can tell you quite sincerely folks that Blending Solution doesn't work... it just spreads it out even more. So, I tried Surgical Spirit, that got the ink off my forehead and eyebrow but not the hair... so... I am now sporting a rather fetching bright pink streak. **it actually looks worse now than before, I shouldn't have tried to get it out lol** Well, thank goodness it wasn't green!! Ah well... it will fade... eventually... hopefully!!! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

11 comments:

Helen said...

Oops. What a tale... methinks it could only happen to you!
Still, you got a cracking good tag out of it. Love that pink colour.
What are you going to try and spill today?!

Brenda Brown said...

You do make me laugh Hels, you are totally mad. Love the tag and like you I love the Fresco paints.
Have a great weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

ellen vargo said...

Well the tag is FAB, so a little watermelon fringe was worth the price.. right? LOL!

Anesha said...

Love your tag, it's amazing. Not sure about the hair colour. :)lol

Juls said...

who needs to go to a hairdressers for highlights!!!! .... we can craft our own LOL!!! seriously though I do hope you are able to get it out!!

Your Tag is so gorgeously stunnng Loving the fabby vibrant colours, its so cheerful, love all the images and texture you have added, such a work of art!!! Hugs juls

Crazicards Crafty Blog said...

Gorgeous tag and thank you for making me laugh out loud Hels..

I thought I was bad for forgetting to check where the nozzle was pointing before pressing the nozzle and spraying my face.. I haven't managed highlights just yet though lol :O) Have a great weekend.. :O)

Lori said...

That tag is LUSH...and I hear wildly colored hair is the thing now, so I'd say you're in fashion...lol...

Daniele said...

I think you could start a new trend,the tag is super lush by the way
hugs

kristie said...

you made me laugh out loud!! this totally sounds like one of my mishaps!! LOVE THE TAG!!

Mary said...

Okay, Color Wash to the face was pretty funny...but Alcohol Ink in the hair is totally uncool! =P You're right though, red is much more stylish than green. I hope it comes out quickly! Beautiful tag, btw. Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Oh no! You poor thing. That said, you are a trendsetter and all-round inspiration, so I fearlessly predict waves of copycat postings and a WIYHF blog phenonmenon (What's In Your Hair Friday).

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