Thursday, April 26, 2012

Painting on Tags (Gasp!)

OK so it's not really painting, but it's kind of painting!  Tracy must be laughing at me right now if she's reading this post.  She knows I avoid paint as much as possible.  Not sure why, but a paintbrush seems so awkward in my hands.

Luckily, I didn't have to use a paintbrush here!  Yay! 

This first tag used paint daubers.  Love it!  I thought the applicator would dispense too much paint onto my stamp, but it didn't.  I used gold paint on my Hero Arts script stamp and stamped it onto the tag.  Then laid some stain over it after it dried for a paint resist technique.  Holtz Sensei is such a genius I tell you!  Then I stamped the Hero Arts dandelion stamp using Archival Ink and finished the edges w/more Distress.

This next tag got a little busy.  I guess I felt the need to use up all that space!  This is the crackle resist technique, but I used the Rock Candy crackle paint instead of the regular Distress Crackle paints.  Since its clear, I distressed the tag first.  Don't know if you can tell, but I had some crackle difficulties on the lower part!  Oh well, gotta keep practicing I guess.  All stamps on this tag are by Hero Arts.

This last tag was done using the Shattered Stains Technique.  Tracy always talks about grunge board, so I ended up buying some since Holtz Sensei uses it in a lot of his projects.  This one was fun, but I wish I had more colors to play with!  Butterfly die is by SU and stamps used are by Hero Arts and Stampers Anonymous.

Here's a close up of the butterfly...

I think I have one more tag to share with you tomorrow.. See you soon!


Leanne said...

I love all of these. I don't know how to make them, but they are all beautiful.

eunice said...

beautiful tags, Jenny! I have yet to take the plunge to try all these inking and embossing techniques...but one day soon! Now that sensei you speak of Tim Holtz?