Saturday, 11 February 2012

Saturday Show & Hels... Picket Fence Distress Stain Resist

...time for another Show & Hels... and thank you all for your lovely comments and requests for this one. So, last week I demo'd a cool technique using Picket Fence Distress Stain and that gorgeous Studio 490 lace background stamp. For those that missed it, here are some Step by Steps :O)) Oh and before I carry on... here's my finished tag which I will be giving away to one randomly picked commenter... just leave a comment on this post and I will announce the winner next Saturday (Feb 18th).



INGREDIENTS

Rubber Stamp
Picket Fence Distress Stain
Distress Ink (I used Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain)
Blending Tool/Cut & Dry Foam
Water Mister
Paper Towel
Heat Tool



STEP 1
Shake the Picket Fence bottle - you will hear a little ball in there bouncing about... this is agitating the ingredients and makes the Picket Fence work properly. Once you have given it a good old shake, drag the applicator across your stamp.



STEP 2
Stamp your image onto cardstock - I have used cream but white works just as well. Before you do anything else, clean your stamp... like straight away ... you don't want the Picket Fence to dry on your stamp, it will stick like a toffee to a cats paw. I use babywipes for the clean up process. Use your heat tool to dry the Picket Fence image.



STEP 3
Blend your colour over the top of the card - I started with Victorian Velvet. You will see the image start to pop from under the colour.




STEP 4
Take your darker colour (Aged Mahogany) and blend around the edges of the cardstock.



STEP 5
Lightly mist a paper towel with water - you don't need to overload it as this would remove some of your stamped image, it just needs to be damp.



STEP 6
Quickly wipe over the surface of your card, just a couple of quick strokes will be enough - this will reveal more of the white image... if you prefer it more muted, skip these steps :O))



STEP 7
Give your card a quick zap with your heat tool... wiping the surface will have dampened it slightly, so drying with heat will prevent the image from bleeding too much.



TO FINISH
I edged right around the cardstock with Walnut Stain Distress Ink - this closes the design in and gives it a "frame". I coloured a tag using Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany and used another Studio 490 background, coated with Picket Fence and stamped over the top of the ink... you can see that this produces a much more muted effect. I added a little sentiment mat which was stamped with the same resist technique and then added some ribbons, a flower and stamped a gorgeous 490 flower in Coffee Archival.




I hope you like and enjoy the technique... it is fast becoming one of my faves!




I have a winner to announce from my Art Parts Giveaway last weekend... so... I had 52 lovely comments (thanks y'all) and Mr Random.org picked out #29 - a lovley comment left by LAINEY.. please can you email me your addy?




And finally... check this out... I have one of those ickle gadgets on Lionel Laptop and this is what temperature it was outside at about 9.30am today... YIKES!!!! Am certainly not venturing even the tip of my schnozzle outside today... an afternoon in the Room of Stash methinks. Right.. best go... thanks for looking... have a goodly day! TTFN

Hels x

60 comments:

Gillian .... said...

Hey Hun, Lurve this technique and you rock it I have to say, love the colours to this tag, works so well with that lush lace background stamp ... brrr it's warmer up here for a change #justsaying lol , stay cosy. xxx

Helen said...

Well I went out earlier - it's beautifully sunny but oh so cold - and -5 inside my porch downstairs... so I'm staying in now! Love your tag, the colours are lush, and so is the background stamping.

lainey said...

Oh I love this technique Hels, gonna have to get me some Picket Fence!! Your so inspirational, keep it comming Hels :) lainey x

angie's blogspot said...

naughty Hels you just made me go and buy picket fence! lol fab tut x

Aquarius said...

Gosh it really ios chilly 'up north' then - glad I live in the south but still a bit too cold for me!! This tag is scrumptious and thanks so much for the tutorial and the give away opportunity.

Rita said...

I am so happy that you have shown us this again, I still have it recrded since the show and I love it too. I'm blowed if I can get Picket Fence though to give it a try. Keep Warm Hels. No ice or snow in west of scotland as yet. Huggles Rita xxx

Anesha said...

Great technique, must get my hand on that Picket Fence!!!

Netrix said...

Thanks for teaching me something new, lovely tag. Ohh it's chilly on the willy for you lot. No frostyness here yay x
Jeanette :)

Redanne said...

This technique is great, thank you for sharing it, much better than just seeing on telly. That stamp is now one of my favourites and I love using Picket Fence, it is great for toning down -got mine off Ebay Rita.

Evil Edna said...

really great -13 this morning, ouch. would love to win the tag.EE

Sandy said...

Hey Hun, so so gorgeous Tutorial and your Tag is a fest for my eyes.
Great technique. Love the colors.

Have a lovely weekend too sweetie. xoxo

Rainbow Lady said...

Very pretty tag... love the technique. Warmer up here too and no white stuff either thankfully stay safe and warm inside xx

Yvonne said...

GORGEOUS tag and thanks for sharing the technique, Hels!

Red Kitty said...

Wow wow, adore this. Such a delicate tag. Am starting to come round to distress stains.
Sandra. X

Phynix said...

Congrats to LAINEY. And Yikes, that is very cold out.

I keep watching everyone do this stamping thing and keep thinking "I can do that!" But I am just not sure where to start.... Maybe I will just stick to my cross stitch and continue to droll over the stampers who do a fab job of it.

So lovely!

betjunroe said...

Love the tag Hels. The colors are just beautiful. I have the lace stamp and it is so cool. This is one of my favorite techniques too. Bette

margaret said...

Held its absolutely lovely I just love your work and demos. Also for your help with Clearly for art recently you are so kind. Thanks!!!

Joanne said...

Looks like you aren't the only one staying in today. Right, I love this technique so much that I am going to play right NOW.
Hugs Joanne xx

Joan said...

Thanks for the tutorial Hels,fab tag, love that background stamp you used. Cold here in North Yorks but not much snow where we are

Brenda Brown said...

Thanks for the tut Hels, your tag is so gorgeous, I love the pinks and elements you have used.
Right I am off to have a go at this cos there's several challenges I can combine with it too.
-8.5 here this morning when I took my car to the garage, but lovely and sunny now.
Hope you are having a good weekend and keep warm.
Hugs {brenda} xox

shirley said...

Thanks for another fabulous tutorial using the Picket Fence stain :)
Today my stamping friend and I tried out your wonderful Masterclass using Distress Stains (March issue CS). We loved them all!
BBBRRRRR....sure is cold at your end of the world!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Thanks for a great and easy to follow tutorial . Love your tag the colors are pretty with that lush background .
Marilyn

LisaK said...

Great tut thanks Hels. Love the colour combo! I shall have to get some Picket Fence and give it a bash. -5 where I am today and I thought that was cold lol.

Oksana said...

What a lovely tag! Love the colours and texture and what a wonderful quote!

whyducks said...

Oh baby it is cold outside, but beautifully sunny. Love your technique it has worked so well and prettily!

Lilnute said...

Hi Hels, I loved watching this demo, I have my picket fence distress stain and fav background stamp at hand and I'm off to give it a try.. wish me luck!.
Have a warm and cozy weekend indoors,
love and hugs,
Dawn x

sharon said...

Thanks for the tutorial Hels. I'm giving it a go tomorrow. It's past midnight here in my little corner of Western Australia and the temperature is 18.4C but you probably didn't want to hear that!

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous tag and a fabby technique...thanks for sharing.
xoxo Sioux

craftymum said...

fantastic tutorial Hels. And I would love to win yor tag too!!!!!hugs Sarah x

soniajones said...

just love the instructions on 'how to', I'm still perfecting the flowers from the other week! Now I'll start this one! many thanks Sonia xx

Julia S-W said...

I love this - my colours, my style but no picket fence - need to get some I think. Beautiful, beautiful tag. Thank you for such gorgeous ideas! Julia

Maz said...

Thanks for the tutorial, will definitely be giving this one a go!

Carole Z said...

Thanks for the tutorial, got to get my mits on Picket Fence! Fab, Carole Z x

Glennis said...

Thanks for showing your 'how to'
Looks like picket fence goes on the shopping list!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just a beauty Hels! I love the looks of this technique and have to try it out today. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

maska said...

Thanks for the tutorial.
Love your tag.

Birgit said...

What a wonderful tag, Hels! I love the quote. :)

Saintly Lisa said...

Another lovely technique, i've been out this afternoon to see if i can find some of the Picket Fence distress stain. Can't wait to try it!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Great technique Hels, thanks for the tutorial. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Daniele said...

ohhhh what a fabbie technique so gotta have a go at that thank you Hels for showing it us
have a great weekend
hugs

TAM said...

Fabbie tutorial and brilliant tag. Nearly got a complete collection of distress inks and then I can start on the stains :)
Hope you've had a good afternoon in your room of stash and look forward to seeing what you've done.

Amanda said...

I really must get that wendy stamp set looks great with picket fence D.S. Love that tag, gotta get myself all stained up now. Amanda x

Margie said...

Great technique and the results are quite fabulous! Got to give this a try.

Karen R said...

thanks for the step by step, need to get picket fence now and give it a go. it was -10 here this morning, looks like we're in for another chilly day tomorrow, better stay inside and craft, ooo what a shame!
Karen xx

Pat said...

Thanks for doing the tutorial Hels. I watched you demonstrate it on C&C but I like step by step instructions. Have got some picket fence stain and am off to have a go. Stay warm. Patx

Pat said...

Thanks for doing the tutorial Hels. I watched you demonstrate it on C&C but I like step by step instructions. Have got some picket fence stain and am off to have a go. Stay warm. Patx

Barb Cady said...

This is a brilliant tutorial Hels, and love the colours, must have a go at this! Bless you xx

P'tite Plume said...

Merci pour ce tuto. L'effet est magnifique!

Ann B said...

Thanks for the step by step. I tried it yesterday with white acrylic but it is not as easy as it would be with a stain or dabber. Love the tag and the colours - perfect.

Grenae said...

Just discovered your wonderful blog. Thanks so much for the tutorial on the beautiful tag. Your work is lovely.

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is a beautiful tag Hels, I love that backround stamp, it's definitely on my wish list. I love the colours that you have used. My OH went to work yesterday, and it was minus 18!!!! Even the toilet water was frozen!

Stay warm, Judith xx

Disco Queen said...

Love your design & the picket fence distress stain. Where did you get the flower embellishment?

Karenliz said...

This techinique is wonderful. I have two bottles of picket fence stain so I can do lots of tags! Boy is it cold there! I would stay inside too!

Carol said...

Gorgeous tag and fab technique - off to try it later.

Anita Houston said...

Hels...thanks so much for the tut! I did not know stain would resist like this and I have used it tons!!! Your tag is so shabby delicious chic!!! Absolutely stunning!!!

Sharon said...

Stunning! Gotta go try this technique! x

Dee said...

Hi Hels, Seen your recent article in March Craft Stamper and ordered several colours of the stains straight away, including the picket fence. Absolutely gorgeous technique, they do enhance the distress inks. BTW the tag is scrummy... Dee xxx

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is gorgeous ... and I love the technique you used. Fabulousness!!

Tigs said...

Gorgeous tag, love the colours and thanks for another technique to use :)

cathy< jt said...

Love the tag ! I have the stamp and ink. Really love it .

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