Well it is Trace here with a Saturday Step X Step and for today's I have surprised myself and probably everyone else by using some very un-me colours ...so here goes:
I started by applying picket fence distress paint through one of Linda's new Prima stencils...this one is gorgeous...
Now the stencil is not long enough to cover the whole tag , so I applied the paint using some cut n dry foam to the top part of the tag , removed the stencil and dried then placed on bottom half and repeated, now for some colour...I selected spun sugar (see told it is was un-me colours!), shabby shutters and tumbled glass distress stains. I applied to the tag dry then spritzed with water ...dried and added more stain and water until happy.
I then scribbled some stains onto my craft sheet and created a background onto my larger piece of mount board...(don't worry this is only the base layer it gets prettier honest!)
I repeated until happy and then added the same distress inks around the edge and over areas of the stains to enrich their colours. I then spritzed some water onto my hand and flicked onto surface, left for a few seconds and blotted off. Make sure you heat dry at this point to make sure it is dry...so then your stamping won't run in a minute.
So here are the base layers ready for stamping and embellishing...firstly I placed the same stencil back over areas of the background piece of mount board and applied some tumbled glass distress ink ...it is all about building up the layers..so it doesn't look too great at first!
Then I added some stamping using a small stamp and shabby shutters distress ink.
Finally I added some stamping using part of a larger stamp , inked in Victorian velvet. when using a large stamp you can use unmounted and roll across the background ..therefore only using part of the stamp...giving a much more random effect.
Now for the details...I made some flowers cut from Linda's crinoline and dyed with tumbled glass stain..I used 3 layers for each flower ( if you don't like the blue fingered look you may want to use gloves...me I am okay with the blue!)
I spritzed with water and dipped into stain on sheet.
I then heat dried and tried to keep scrunching them..hence the blue fingers!
Now for the layering up ...here is the finished piece....
(about as un-me as I could do I think!?) so I layered my tag onto my mount board base. then added lots of the new Tim foliage dipped into shabby shutters... The crinoline flowers were secured with a brad found in my stash...
For the focal point I added this lovely quote from artistic outpost stamped in archival ink.
I added lots of pink ish flowres using a piece of card dipped into Victorian velvet and spun sugar distress stains and cut using tattered floral strip die..
Finally some of the gorgeous seam binding dyed by Linda..that comes in lots of her yummy parcels from the boutique!
Well if you made it to the end I think you deserve a cuppa!