Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Distressingtons...

... oh yesh, I am still with the "ingtons" going on the end of every word... and today be no different as I did, indeedily, go to distressingtons when I was playing and making this little Studio 490 Art Part piece.  In fact, you could say I got inkingtons whilst distressingtons this taggingtons... yes, quite!     Anyways... playing with the new Distress Paints sure has kept me happy and combining them with my fave Studio 490 goodies, well, a very happy playtime it was.   The background of the Art Part Tag was painted with Antique Linen and Bundled Sage DP, splodging the paint onto the Art Part and then blending them together with a piece of Cut & Dry foam and whilst they were still wet, adding some Forest Moss DP in patches with the same Cut & Dry so they were nicely blended.   I grabbed a couple of the new Stencils For Art - the Diamonds and Stripes ones... using Stormy Sky DI to blend the patterns onto the tag base... I loves combining stencils ... just a hint of a diamond here and there and the odd stripe to balance the background.  The leaves are another Stencils For Art - the Forest Moss DP was applied again with the same C&D foam and I gave it a quick zap with a heat tool to dry the paint off and then added some ickle lines with a fine marker to give the leaves a smidge of definition.  




Mr Birdy (another new Art Part) was given a reallllly cool technique that I saw Wendy Vecchi demo-ing at CHA: slap Rock Candy Cracklepaint onto your base piece, in this case I used Mr Birdy.  Once the Rock Candy is dry and crackled, splodge some DP onto the crackles and rub in with a finger, adding different colours as you go and smooth out the colours together so they blend nicely.  Cooool technique or what!  The floral embellishment was made up of Black Clearly For Art, stamped with Gold Dabber and Clear Clearly For Art that was covered in a bookpage and then stamped and cut out... the ickle resin rose is an Embellish Your Art piece, coloured with Broken China DP and then gilded with the new Creative Expressions Gilding Wax.  I did the same with the little Star Knob too, adding some more gilding to it to make it pop.   Did you spy the ickle skeleton leaves?  They are the Creative Expressions Metal Leaves, simply cover with Peeled Paint DP, start to dry, rub off the wet bits and voila, a perfectly painty and grungy altered leaf!  Simples :O))




I am very excited today because I have a VERY special visitor joining in me in the Room of Stash!!!!   Nay and thrice, not only is he joining me in here, he is also going to be making some art with me too!  Who is this tall dark and handsome stranger I hear you cry?  None other than my Grim!   I have finally pursuaded him to come and have a little play with ink and stuff... I can't wait to get him all inky (mmmm, that does sound wrong on so many levels but you know what I mean lol)  Anyways, I shall away, I have things to attend to before he can come and play... like clearing a space for him and moving all the crud from under the desk so he can actually get his legs under... ahem... best get a move on!   Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

31 comments:

jane gray said...

Morning Hels. Lovin the tag, has a spring fell to it. Shame the weather today is not playing spring time. Have fun getting inky with Grim and that he enjoys the fifty shade of distress paints that you have in your stash!!!!!!!

Take care
Janex

ellen vargo said...

Oooooh! Grim's gonna get inky? Cool!!! Can't wait to see the results! :)

Gail said...

Hi Hels - loving the tag and the and the instructions on how to achieve the look - I made a tag with you in Sheffield at the Dabble day and absolutley luv it. Thanks again for giving me the inspiration to try out messy inky stuff xx Gail xx

Gail said...

Not sure if you will have time to answer this but the tag I was talking about that we made at the Dabble day in Sheffield, could you explain how you stamped the butterflies as they were on something that we could heat up and manipulate but not sure what it was - Thanks - Gailxx

Frea said...

Hi Hels, love your tag! The Distress Paints haven't arrived in the Netherlands yet, but can't wait to try them out! Hugs Frea

Artyjen said...

Have fun inking him up! ROFL ;)
xoxo Sioux

nannapat said...

Love the tag Hels. Enjoy playing with Grim!! Pat x

Helen said...

Great tag, that bird is gorgeous.. Make sure you take pics of Grim hard at it... crafting, crafting, what are you like!

snazzyoriginal said...

Great project that technique with ye olde Rock Candy on Mr Birdy is stunning xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Hels, once you've got grim all inky and dirty what are you going to do with him!!;)
Lovely project again, you've convincing me i need this Distress paints, altho i have tons and tons of paint already! Emma

Claudine C. said...

This is a wonderful project, I love it! Have fun getting Grim all inky. :)

Elaine said...

That crackle bird is so cute! Can't wait to see what you both create today!!

betjunroe said...

Love that birdie Hels! And the skeleton leaves, and the flowers, and....Oh well, I love it all! Hope Grim enjoys getting inky (teehee) and can't wait to see what he creates. Bette

Gerrina said...

Sometimes if you wanna say something and it sounds a little bit ´wrong´its better to hush still, ´cause all you say next will be going the same direction... Love the bird that you made looks so delicate! Have fun `getting inky` with Grim... Hugs, Gerrina

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Great tag. Can't wait to get my hands on the distress paints. Love how you've done the birdie.
Sounds like you and Grim will have some fun. X

corinna said...

gud day gud day gud day, loving the tag, how on earth did you persuade grim to join you in the "ROOOOM OOOOFFFF STAAAASH" (you have to say that slowly, but like you are shouting??!!) anyways have fun, and are we going to see the result

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, I am still giggling over your second sentence.......you always cheer up my days! Love your gorgeous tag, great tip from Wendy too, will try that as I am so in love with my TH paints I cannot stop using them. I think it is wonderful that you have persuaded Grim to craft with you, please do show the results! Hugs, Anne x

inkypinkycraft said...

Cannot wait to see the results, have fun...I am sure you will hugs trace x

Annie said...

Thanking ton Helsingtons ! Love this make it amazington x have fun with Grim in the craft room. !!! Might give this a try!!! No honestly have fun x

Stamping in Pink said...

The tag and the bird are fab! Miss Birdy looks like she's been covered with a beautiful jewel like sheen. I need to get some distress rock candy and distress paints - oh hell gonna have to sell part of my liver or kidney lol! Karen x

Carole Z said...

Evening Hels, I do so love this tag & gorgeous birdie !Carole Z xx

rachel said...

looking brilliant - love the birdie and that technique sounds great xx

Carol said...

aww Hels hope that you and Grim had a great time getting down and inky!!!!!!!!! rofl

Looking forward to Saturday xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Hi Hels, that is a lushly, gorgeous taggington - you have doing it now! ;) Hope you & Grim had fun in the Room of Stash, can't wait to see what he created.

butterfly said...

Gorgeous tag... Hope you and Grim have had a great day... do you think he'll be willing to share the results?!
Alison x

Anita Houston said...

How cool is that! Grim and Ink!!! A great blog name too! I can only imagine what will be going on in there!!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Wow, this is a 'work of Art', the colours are beautiful and I absolutely love the crackle technique on the birdie.
Can't wait to hear how Graham goes on, if he likes it - you will have a 'helper', yippeeeee.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Julie Short said...

What fabbytons you have displayingtoned todayington!
Now I hope you adn Grim do not get distractingtoned in the room of stash because some stuff is hard to get offington!

Joanne said...

Oh I'm a day late seeing this so I guess Grim is scrubbing ink off himself I write - or is he????
xxx

Pat Taylor said...

I'm a day late as well seeing this lol in fact you've probably already done today's! I love the tag and the crackle on the bird is brilliant! Hope you and Grim got down and inky in the room of stashington! Hope he lets us see what he achieved as long as its clean lolololololol take care now xxx

Nan G said...

Oh I do love the birdie! Pretty cool tag, Hels. Now about this getting inky with Mr. Grimm ... Hope y'all had fun!

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