It is my turn (Barbara) to showcase a product from Ali-craft as part of their design team.
I was asked to use some stamps designed by Jo-Firth Young, the set I am using is Jofy12.
Here is my project, I know it's another tag, there is a reason for this. I wanted to use a variety of mediums and I needed something that would stand up to the challenge! In this case a Chipboard tag came to my rescue.................
Here is a list of Products I used to create this tag.
Jofy plate 12
Archival ink in Jet Black
Glue and Seal in Matte
Vintage Lace, Beach Hut and Snowflake Fresco Paints
Cut and Dry Foam
Water Colour Crayons (my stash)
Treasure Gold in Silver
All products I used are available from Ali-craft, with the exception of the water colour crayons.
If you cannot see the product on their website give them a call..............
Take your Tag and slap a good coat of Gesso onto it and let dry.
|Gesso going on.|
Paint a base layer of colour, I used Beach Hut mixed with Snowflake white Fresco finish Paints by PaperArtsy.
|You can see the ratio approximately here.|
Once your base layer has dried, I gave mine a blast with my heat gun to speed the process up.
Take the Crackle glaze (I used the one by Paperartsy.) following their instructions, I scraped a thin layer onto my tag using a palette knife and let it dry.
Once the crackle had dried, I took a piece of Cut n Dry foam and sponged on some Vintage Lace Fresco paint, by using a sponge you get a much smaller crackle, id you were to use a paint Brush you get a more open crackle effect.
|see the crackle effect here.|
Now grab hold of any stencils you'd like to use and your favourite inks, I like to use the Distress Inks when I am using stencils. Now decorate the tag, keeping it fairly subtle as you wan the stamped images to be the main focus.
|As you can see I have used a variety of stencils here.|
The blue criss cros was stamped with Blue Archival ink.
Now take some Grunge Paste, I used Paperartsy's on my tag. Using a brick stencil I scraped some paste onto my tag in the lower left hand corner. I wanted to give an impression of a ruined wall.
I then added some colour on top of the paste.
|Look at that crackle effect.|
On to some old book paper I stamped using Archival ink, the main flower from the stamp set and put aside.
I then stamped my images onto my tag, onmce again using Archival ink as I wanted to use some water colour crayons to colour the images.
From the previously stamped flowers I coloured them in using my water colour crayons and cut them out. I the adhered them onto the tag with Glue and Seal in matt
|Stamped onto Tag|
|Image stamped onto old Book paper and coloured.|
|Adhered to the tag using Glue and Seal Matt|
Once everything had dried I added a touch of Treasure Gold in silver, around the edges and some on to the Grunge Paste ruined wall.
Many thanks for looking at my project.