...tee hee, I sang that, you know, in the stylee of Arthur Askey (please don't tell me you never heard of him, that will make me feel positively ancient, I only remember him because of *ahem* re-runs of The Good Old Days.... ) Anyways! Buzzy? Beeswax! I had to have a little play the other day, you know, as you do... and I was mooching around the Room of Stash thinking "what else can I put onto this tag..." and decided on a layer of beeswax... does it work with gilding wax? Yep! Does it work with the new Distress Paints? Yep! And does it work with my favourite Studio 490 embossing paste? You bet!
So. Here's what I did: you know I am mad crazy keen on making stuff that has the scraped paint technique? Well, the obsession is still going strong and of course now I have the new Distress Paints, I needed to see if it worked with these as well. OH YESH! They do indeedily! I gave the paints (Bundled Sage, Broken China and Peeled Paint) a good old shake to start with and then scraped them on, in order, drying in between... I left some of the tag colour showing thru too for contrast. Next I added some embossing paste through my fave new stencil from That Special Touch - ohhhlalaaa, I loves this one, you may have seen it on everything I have been making of late! I gave the embossing paste a whizz with the heat tool to set it, mainly cos Mrs Impatient was sitting on my shoulder!
Next, I added some gilding waxes to add some blingetty-bling to the foxgloves and heat set them. Then comes the exciting bit... will beeswax totally kill the whole tag or will it make it look pretty? I stamped the new Studio 490 background from Heirloom Art (FAVE!) onto cosmetic tissue - I been asked a few times which cosmetic tissue I use... simples: Kleenex *other tissues are available lol* I used Archival Ink for the stamping because I wanted to make sure the pattern was stable, using a permanent waterproof ink like Archival is a must. I tore up bits of the tissue and popped them onto the tag with the beeswax over the top to secure it. If you not used beeswax before, main trick is to have your heat tool ready, the beeswax sets when you place it onto your surface... so heat it up and paint it around a bit to smooth it out... voila! The butterflies are more Studio 490 images and I added some flat back pearls to the bodies. Finally, the sentiment... I got some scrap card and scraped paint onto it like the base of the tag, dried it and then stamped the new Tim Holtz sentiment in Black Archival ink. Job done!
Awwww... my little nursey hat is still in use... poor old Grim is feeling even worse today! He had a rubbish day yesterday, not eating and feeling like death. It is most definitely the 'flu - he is shivering but feels red hot and is aching... bless him! Thank you all for your get well wishes yesterday though, I have read them to him. I shall away... I have a tonne of samples to get made and the nursey hat needs to be back on in a mo! Busy day! Thanks for looking... TTFN