Hello and Happy Wednesday!!
I’ve got another song inspired post today and of course, it’s an 80’s song!!
One of the MOST popular (remade) songs from the 80’s–Tainted Love was played Everywhere–and Still Is!! You know the song….Can you name the band that made this song a New Wave hit in 1981?
Another one of my teenage angst years favs!! (and still is!) I loved this version of Tainted Love, but–come on…It’s a Mugs Game, Sex Dwarf, Say Hello-Wave Goodbye? AWESOME Soft Cell Classics! Like, Totally–For Sure!! 🙂
I’m really enjoying the challenge inspiration of ‘With a Song in Your Heart’ at Our Creative Corner and there’s another fun challenge I can incorporate this with at Virginia’s View Challenge blog–It’s Challenge #2-Stencils! This is going to be FUN!
Hmmmm…let me see—chipboard hearts for the ‘love’ part of the song, what should I do about the ‘tainted’ part?
Each chipboard heart was ‘tainted’ with Peacock Feathers, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Black Soot DI’s.
I pressed the pads directly on top of each heart to really saturate the chipboard with color.
I gave each heart a dab of dimensional magic and spread around with my fingertip, coating the top and sides completely…
…then gave each heart a good sprinkling of Clear Rock Candy DG. I gently tapped the excess DG off each heart and set aside to air dry.
I didn’t want to heat dry these because I didn’t want to blow off any of those scrumptious crystals.
When the distress glitter was dry, I stained each heart with a coordinating color of Distress Stain and Ink Spray; Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean & Worn Lipstick DS’s and Black Marble Dylusions Ink Spray.
Now on to what will become my background….time to bring in the grittiness of what Tainted Love can mean (told you I was going to have fun with this) 🙂
I inked the card stock with Fired Brick & Black Soot DI’s and my ink blending tools. I’m preparing this layer with color before I stencil because, I know the distress ink will wick into the embossing paste, further ‘tainting’ this top layer of the card 😉
I love this part!
I spread an uneven layer of white embossing paste over the secured stencil with my palette knife, then carefully lifted the stencil from the card stock.
It’s just stencil magic! So Cool! I carefully set this panel aside to air dry.
This is the dry stenciled panel. You can see how the distress ink colors seeped into the embossing paste as it dried. Very cool effect!
I inked over my brick wall with more Fired Brick and Black Soot DI’s and gave the edges a distressing. Of course, I couldn’t let this brick wall go without splattering it with paint! I used Black Soot DP and my splatter brush and really gave a few good flicks of my wrist to create some gritty paint blots.
I don’t think I’m letting a project go by without paint splatters!
Just for some fun, I did some stamping through my Hearts stencil to get some random shots of text along the wall.
That’s Fun! Now I wish I would have stamped more random text!
I’ve got an idea of how I’m going to position my tainted hearts, but, I don’t want to have a plain background behind the holes that I’ve torn….
..I’m using the By Definition background stamp with Jet Black Staz-On ink. I stamped the text onto white tissue paper, then ripped 3 pieces and strategically glued into place behind the holes in the brick panel.
There, a little peek-a-boo of text just in case. Now, time for this card to come together.
Each heart was placed in it’s respective burst-out hole and adhered with foam dots and double-back tape.
I treated the trinket pin with Broken China DP then poked the trinket pin right through the burst out stock and then used a mini foam dot to support the head of the pin.
Did I say how much I LOVE multi-medium. I coated the back of this gear sprocket with matte multi-medium and pressed in place for a minute or two to make sure the medium soaked down into the crystals for a strong bond.
With the hearts bursting out of the brick wall and all of the metal doo-dads and alpha tiles glued in place, I gave this card another good flick of Black Soot DP with my ever handy splatter brush. This truly is Tainted Love!! Oh oh oh…
Meet me over at Our Creative Corner and Virginia’s View Challenge and check out all of the other song/lyric themed and stenciled goodness that my Artsy Fartsy friends are creating–From all over the World! It’s Fantastic!!
Until Next Time–Thank you for taking the time to visit with me today & Stay Artsy Fartsy!! XOXO-Shari
SUPPLIES I USED:
Surfaces: White Card Stock (Papertry Ink); Chipboard (cereal box); Black Card Stock (SU)
- Distress Inks, Paints, Stains & Glitter (Tim Holtz/Ranger); White Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490)
- Stamp: By Definition (SU)
- Alpha Tiles, Gear Sprockets, Trinket Pin (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Prima Embellishment
- Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger); Double-Back Tape (3M); Foam Squares/Dots
- Splatter Brush (Liquitex); Dimensional Magic (Plaid); Palette Knife
- Heart #6 Die (Sizzix); Big Shot Die Machine (Sizzix)