Thursday, 13 June 2013

Demo day at Stamp Magic for PaperArtsy

Its been all go this week at The Hobby Room, I was locked away in there making tags with PaperArtsy's Grunge Paste, and I got my hands all filthy I can tell you. There was paint, ink and Grunge Paste stuck to my fingers and it just kept building up and up. I realised it was so bad when there was a knock at the door and I had to sign for a parcel! I was a tad embarrassed about my inability to even hold the stylus to sign!

Below are the 5 tags I made for the Stamp Magic Craft Show at the Dome in Doncaster


Here I am below with Leandra demoing.
The Crackle Glaze technique was definitely the most popular that people wanted to see.
We sold out.
Don't get excited #PATWITS I had to hand back the apron after the show :(


Below are the tags with a little description.

This tag was covered in a thin layer of Grunge Paste using an old store card, then I put a piece of lace/net curtain over the top and put a heavy book on top. Dried it with a heat gun, which only takes a couple of minutes and rubbed over some Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo Distress ink with an applicator tool.

This brings out the detail so well, and gives it a lovely texture.


This tag was painted with Chocolate Pudding Fresco Finish acrylic paint in a vertical direction only then dried. Then using an artist spatula apply a coat of Crackle Glaze (not to thin and not too thick either) also in a vertical direction, then dry it with a heat gun, Then I mixed Nougat with Haystack FF paint and painted a generous coat over the top, also in a vertical direction. By painting all coats in a vertical direction you get the vertical crackle. I used JOFY's stamps and Promarkers for the flowers and the words.


For the tag below I used an old store card to apply a flat coat of Grunge paste, then I stamped into the paste. I dried it with a heat gun then used my finger to rub Beach Hut and Butternut FF paint into the stamped areas. I used a kitchen towel to rub off the excess.
I also did the same to some Grunge Letters and put them on the tag too.


In the tag below I painted a background, then stamped it up randomly with PaperArtsy stamps. Then I used some Grunge Paste on the top left and bottom right corners. I stamped the Oriental writing stamp into the Grunge Paste then dried it. Once dry I used a short bristle brush to rub in a dark coloured Treasure gold. I used Sapphire here. Then used White Fire TG on my finger to rub over the top. This made the writing jump out. I stamped the Lynne Perrella LP022 oriental head and coloured it with Promarkers.


On the tag below, I made a background using Distress inks and stencils, then used some Grunge Paste through a stencil for the flowers. I edged the flowers with some White Fire Treasure Gold. I also used my black Aquarellable pencil in the centre of the flowers, then used a water brush to blend the black pencil, to give some shading.


I had so much fun demoing, thank you Leandra, I can't wait to do it again soon :)

When we were there (Doncaster Dome) we saw these beautiful little baby birds at the edge of the pond.
They're Coots, they're cute Coots!


Hope you have a fab weekend, I'm off visiting family in Burnley. 
Take care
Michelle xx

17 comments:

Helen said...

love the cute coots... but maybe I can count better than you as I only see 5 tags.. lol! However, they are fabulouso!! The idea of using a piece of net curtain is genius... off to cut mine up now! well, I've been meaning to replace it for ages... Have a great weekend.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the colors!

Helen said...

Thanks for sharing the different techniques for each tag - brilliant!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous tags, love the texture and the baby birds are so cute. Shirleyx

Lin said...

Michelle what a great post and we all know that one of those tags are now missing lol!!!..Loving the cute coots :D
The tags are beautiful and lots of great techniques..hope you're doing a spot at AP in september!!

Lin said...

oh ps...we will be checking with Leandra to make sure the apron was returned lol!!!

Deborah said...

These are amazing! I love the lace pressed into the grunge paste - such a cool effect.

sam21ski said...

Oi one of those tags isn't missing Lin - Michelle kindly made me a replica whilst she was demo-ing on the stand, it took her nearly all day like, but we go there in the end - lol

By the way Michelle, you only had 5 tags, not 6, wishful thinking I think - lol

Sam xx

Chris said...

Fabulous tags, Michelle. Seeing the tag with the LP image sent me to PA's website to place an order... :o)

Netty said...

terrific tags Michelle, loving them all especially the last one. Annette x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous tags, all of them.

Sue C said...

Fabulous tags Michelle ! Looks like you had loads of fun ! I'm glad someone else gets into a mess too ! Sue C x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous tags Michelle, wonderful backgrounds. Those Coots are so adorable. So pleased you enjoyed your demoing. Tracy x

butterfly said...

Absolutely brilliant, Michelle - amazing techniques and beautiful results! The first three especially have completely floored me - glorious! Going off to have a play now - thank you for the amazing inspiration.
Alison xx

inkypinkycraft said...

fab tags , bet you had a ball..the tag techniques are fab
xx hugs trace x

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Was für tolle Tag...super.

LG Carola

Julie Ann Lee said...

These tags are just fantastic! I've recently been experimenting with lace and grunge paste too. It is such fabulous stuff! Julie Ann xx

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