Just wanted to say ... thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope you enjoyed your visit.x
Thursday, 3 July 2014
Go with your heart - Dt piece for CountryViewCrafts .
Well all this month over at CountryViewCrafts challenge blog the theme is stencil it and here is my second piece for the month using lots of fab Tim Holtz layering stencils and much more to create my piece . Now usually when I think of stencil it is paste and inks and paints...but I wanted to do something a little different. Ever since Creativity Chemistry 102 ( a great online course by the man himself Mr Tim Holtz ) I have been determined to get my dusty alcohol inks of the shelf for more of a play...so here they are using a technique from the course.
So for this I made a layered tag...and used stencils with alcohol ink to create faux bleach effect and also with some paste to create texture on the base layer...here's how :
I started by creating the base on my tag by applying texture paste through Tims layering stencil..latticework ...a real favourite of mine..and left to dry.
Then when dry I applied rusty hinge and broken china Distress Inks using a blending tool, drying and layering colour until happy ....just love these colours together! When dry I edged the whole tag in rusty hinge and set aside. Just around edges to make colours stand out I added some black soot distress ink.
Now for the alcohol inky bit...
So to start I selected some blues and browny colours and applied some to my blending tool with alcohol ink felt applied instead of foam. I took a piece of alcohol ink card but lots of glossy card works well. I then applied the colours to my card twisting and turning the tool. I left to dry for a few seconds and then added some more to blend colours and tone down areas that I felt were too dark.
Now for the really cool bit...I took a clean piece of felt and applied some alcohol ink blending solution to the felt, placed my layering stencil ( I chose rays ) over the background and dabbed the solution through....waited for a few moments for the magic to happen and removed the stencil.
I then trimmed and tore across the bottom ..all ready for the fab man image from Purveyor set. I cleaned my stencil using an alcohol wipe as this removes all residue from blending solution. everytime I play with alcohol inks I wonder why I don't use them more! Do you have things like that?
So here are some close ups of the details.
I inked the edges of the piece in rusty hinge and black, then stamped the main image using jet black archival and heat set it . I added to the tag and added a rub on and some cogs...well you know me and cogs!
To finish the bottom of the tag , some more rubs ons...a word band threaded on rusty wire and stapled and yes.. more cogs...a girl can never have too many cogs!
The top was finished off with some seam binding dyed with rusty hinge and broken china distress stain and I added a spinner on the left.
So hope you like my stencilled tag and hope you will have time to join in with the stencil it challenge over at Country View Crafts challenge blog here .
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment....so great to be back and inky!
As I am getting back into blogland I have decided to enter this tag for the following :