Monday, 13 August 2012

I wait...


The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Favourite Technique".  One of the things I've always loved doing is scraping paint onto card.  I've tried using an artist's palette knife in the past but I find that I keep coming back to the Ranger craft scraper for this technique - it just feels better and I think the results I get are more successful with it.  Add to that the fact that the Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints are so packed with pigment that you get great coverage with the smallest amount and it's a great combo!

I started out by using the Ranger scraper to apply layers of paint onto my manila tag - teal, red, tan and finally white.  I stencilled the circles with Fired Brick distress ink applied with an ink blending tool.  To get the patchy effect on the black stars I applied ink to the stamp in a haphazard way and repeatedly stamped them with my acrylic block at an angle so only part of the stamp made contact with the tag.

The pointy bit along the bottom is an old wood mounted stamp of Tim Holtz's, which he has now brought out in cling form in one of the Classics sets.  It was stamped separately and coloured with blended distress inks, cut out and fixed in place.  The circle stars were stamped seperately and coloured with distress stains then cut out and stuck to the tag on 3d foam for a little added dimension.

Finally I took my trusty white pen and drew on the lettering of "I wait".  Oh, and of course I blended a little Gathered Twigs ink around the edge for a slight aged feel.

Supplies I used included:


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15 comments :

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeousness indeedily Dan... LOVE that pointy stamp, tis on me wishlist along with the stitches stamp on that set. Hope all goodly with you xx

misteejay said...

Love all the techniques you have used Dan - TFS.

Toni xx

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous tag! Love all the textures. That stamp from the classics set just arrived here the other day, looking forward to inking it up.

Andrea said...

beautiful as ever Dan and great colours, love this and hope all is well, been hectic after our holiday, take care x

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous layers of paint, shapes and texture. I love the hand drawn letters! Beautiful tag!

Candy C said...

Okay Dan...this is so stinkin' cool! I LOVE your use of bright colors! Love how you painted the tag first and then stenciled and then stamped and added more layers of stamped images. It's all so cool. Tell me that you did not freehand "I WAIT". It is so perfect! I'm jealous! Love your work! <3 Candy

Sandra said...

Stunning tag! That new stamp from tim looks amazing. And love the scrapping paint onto a card technique! Haven't done it before, have to try it! Hugs, Sandra

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous use of colour Dan and love your use of paint. I love the white lettering against the colourful background, very striking. Tracy x

Micki said...

Gorgeous. I'm ashamed to admit I've never "scraped paint". I've got to try that.

soapHOUSEmama said...

LOVE everything about this!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Totally fabulous! Love your color-rich tag. That wood border stamp is one of my favorites and I love the way you've colored it.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow super cool tag, Dan! I love the techniques you used with paint!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Terry said...

Hey there Dan, I completely love your colors and the bright colors wowwzersss it is very cool and your text wowwzersss Thankss for sharing Dan, Hugs Terry xxx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's a great color scheme. Blessings!

butterfly said...

Glorious colours, stencilling and all! Fantastic tag, just lovely to look at!
Alison x

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