Friday, 15 November 2013

Play Time!

...oh yesh indeedily! I have finally had a chance to sit and play with my new Distress Paints and the new stamps I got at the NEC last week.  Seems like a yonk since I had some guilt free crafting time so I have made the most of it this week!   Have you seen the new clear stamps from Kaisercraft?  I loves them!  And they are so affordable too (which is always a bonus right?)   So, last night I got a little inky and painty in the Room of Stash and made a couple of tags... and here's one of them:



I did a "partial resist" technique on the base of the tag... how does that work?  Well, use Glue & Seal or Multi Medium to stamp your image - I used a script stamp. Dry it off and then add some colour.  For the "partial" bit of the resist you need Distress Paints as they are opaque when dried.  I used Antique Linen, Scattered Straw and Aged Mahogany (be still my heart! I love that colour!) Distress Paints, smooshing them onto the craft sheet, lightly spritzing with water and then swiping the tag through the paintyness.  As soon as I started to dry the tag, I spritzed lightly with water which moves the paints about a bit.... as they start to dry, go in with a paper towel and lift off some of the still wet paint.  This will reveal the resist underneath... and where the paints are dried, you can't see the resist... hence partial!



I loved the effect of the background so I decided not to add any more Distress Inks to the tag but I did add some more stamping.  Starting with my new Kaisercraft Script, I stamped this in Watering Can Archival (THANK YOU Wendy Vecchi for inventing this colour... tis my new fave!) As it is an oil based ink you will need to heat set the stamping to avoid smudginess.   Next I used the new Kaisercraft Diamonds stamp and Plum Archival to add some more layering to the base of the tag.  The Plum goes perfectly with the Aged Mahog too... like they were made to be together!   Next up came the butterflies... another new Kaisercraft stamp (can you see a theme here?)  Stamped in Jet Black Archival so they pop off the tag, I stamped them again onto cream card, cut them out and used a waterbrush and Distress Inks to colour them.   They were then layered over the original stamped images for some dimension.   I then got all spritzy with the decorations.  Plain white paper flowers, spritzed with Cranberry Colorwash and then zapped with Black Marble Dylusions and Ancient Copper Cosmic Shimmer mists.   A few metal embellies, the word WISH from Alpha Parts and some dangly bits finished off my little tag!



I am all excited today!  I am packing up in preparation for my trip to Taunton this weekend where I will be demo-ing and teaching at Craftasmic... I best get a wiggle on as I have boxes to pack and blog posts to schedule!  Busy busy!  Thanks for looking, have a grand day!  TTFN

Hels x

17 comments:

nannapat said...

Fantastic - a stunning tag Hels. Love the colours and those fabulous flowers. Pat x

Joanne K said...

HI Hels, stunning tage. I adore the colours and those flowers are devine. Enjoy the weekend. Kind regards Joanne K x

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Gorgeous... Need me some more distress paint colours it seems. Px

Lisapmac said...

Awwwwww I, love this, my colours definitely , I must get some distress paints and that marble dylusion stuff xx

Carole Z said...

Beautiful tag Hels, love the colours! Carole Z X

Tx said...

Looks fab. Love the colours!

Claudine Criner said...

Everything you do is so beautiful, I just love this tag!! Amazing!

Almo said...

Gorgous colours Hels Love this tag. Hugs Mo x

Helen said...

Beautiful tag, Hels, love the butterflies. Hope your weekend goes well; I know it will.

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Hels, I do love the fabulous stamps and the colour. The embellishments are fabulous!

Hugs
Linda xxxx

rachel said...

a really beautiful piece hels - love the red! Have a wonderful day tomorrow at your workshop - sounds fab! Big Hugs rachel xx

craftypam60 said...

Luscious!! x

carol edwards said...

Hi Hels this is gorgeously wonderful. Love the colours and my favourite butterflies, love them x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, This tag is gorgeous, fabulous colours and loving the 'partial' resist and the script and diamond stamping. The embellies are gorgeous.
Have a good weekend at Craftasmic.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

nancyd said...

Hi Hels, a fabulous tag love the flowers
mine never turn out as good but keep trying.
Nancyd xx

annekescardart said...

Beautiful work of art. Love the color that you have used. Thanks for showing Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

yorkie said...

Hi Hels
This is a beautiful work of art I love if
Might even have a go T x

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