I've been out for a long walk in the snow today, it's so nice to climb up high and see all the snow covered fields and hills. It's also good to get the heart pumping and get some fresh air. I took some pics maybe I'll add one at the end of this post.
We've been sent our new stamps for January from Creative Expressions and they're brilliant! We have the Special Sentiments and the Hearts Entwined stamp sets. There's so many things I can think of to make with these stamps, I can't wait to get started on them. Here's my first crafty piece. A painty arty tag.
I bought a book ages ago called Surface Treatment Workshop, it has 45 different mixed media techniques in it, and one of those techniques is using Vaseline.
I painted the tag first in dark pink, then ran streaks of Vaseline down the tag. not in too many places.
then painted over the top. Wait for the paint to dry normally, don't use a heat gun, it'll only melt the Vaseline.
When the paint is dry wipe off the Vaseline, don't rub it, as you want that distressed peeled paint look.
Then I stamped it with the ornate edges of a frame stamp on the Hearts Entwined stamp set, and some other texture stamps I have from my stash.
I painted some white acrylic paint with a dry brush down the tag to distress it even more.
I used some Aged Mahogany Distress ink through some sequin waste to stencil some little circles in the white areas of the tag.
I used a Wendy Vecchi flower stencil to push some moulding paste through the flower. I love using moulding paste, I like the texture it leaves on the surface. When it's dry it dries white so you can colour it with Distress Markers they're are so vivid on the moulding paste, I love that! What a contrast.
I finished off my tag using the sentiment from the "Special Sentiments" stamp set and inked up the edges with more Aged Mahogany, I've also added some vintage ribbon inked up with the same distress inks. Oh and a Tim Holtz Listen token, with white paint rubbed into the word.
Here is one of the pics I took this morning in the snow.
I wonder if there'd been a bird disco here the night before!
Have a great weekend, I'm going to catch up on visiting everyone's blog, I've been locked away making millions of Wedding Invitation so I'm sorry I've been out of the loop for a couple of weeks, but I'm off to come and see what you've been up to.