Hi There!! Happy Sunday & Happy 4th of July–6 days early!! I know I’m early, but-as my weekly postings for Artistic Outpost fall on Sunday’s, I didn’t want to miss out on the occasion to create something a little patriotic to celebrate the holiday, which is next Saturday!! Happy Birthday America!!
I’m not only here with my weekly Artistic Outpost project–I’m also going to send this tag into the latest Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #31-Layering Stencil/Paint Resist.
CC3 #31 is being sponsored by Inspiration Emporium with a $50 shopping spree that will be awarded to a randomly drawn participant!! COOL!! Then there’s the awesome Tim & Mario prize package that is awarded to the Curiosity Crew’s Choice!! TOTALLY COOL!! And don’t forget there’s always a Curiosity Crew’s Honorable Mention badge to be won–EVEN COOLER!! I call it the CC3 Trifecta–And you’ve got 3 more challenges left to go for it!!
Working from my own copy of Tim’s CC3, I turned to page 47 and went for it! I can’t share the technique, but I can tell you what I used. Here is the front side of my #8 manila tag-I used Broken China DSS & Barn Door DS with Picket Fence DP and my Stars Layering Stencil.
This is the backside of my tag, which I kind of experimented on. I’ve done this LS:PR technique before, but not with one of the Metallic DPs. Here, I’m using the same colors of stains, but with Brushed Pewter DP. I like it!!
I’m using several images from my Hero stamp set. I started with I stamping the flag image onto tissue paper with Jet Black Archival. I fussy cut the flag and border part and adhered to the tag with Matte Decou-Page. I stamped the flag image again onto mixed-media paper and heat embossed with glossy black embossing powder. I fussy cut the embossed frame and adhered to the tag.
This handsome little soldier was stamped onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival. I colored him with my Distress Markers and detail water brush, heat set then rubbed with a little bit of Tea Dye DI and my ink blending tool. I fussy cut him and mounted onto the tag with foam squares. I outlined him with Walnut Stain DI and my detail water brush, heat set, then outlined again with my white gel pen.
The silver 4 is part of the flag image that I treated separately. I stamped that section of the image three times onto mixed-media paper and fussy cut. I glued all of the 4s together then rubbed into my Watering Can Archival ink pad to fully cover with ink. I quickly dipped into a tub of silver embossing powder and heat set. I attached the embossed 4 into place then outlined with Walnut Stain DI and my detail water brush, then I outlined again with my white gel pen.
This is a piece of Beautiful Borders die cut that I heat embossed, too. It’s a piece of manila stock that I rubbed into my Vermilion Archival ink pad to fully saturate with color, on both sides. Then I immediately covered in Red Geranium EP and heat set. I repeated this 2 more times. I attempted to carefully machine stitch this onto the bottom of the tag, but it went a bit askew on me and almost ripped in the machine–I’m lucky there were only a few chips and one slight rip-WHEW!!
Here is what the backside of the finished tag looks like. You can see the additional border stitching I did–it’s really for this back side, to give it a little oomph. I distressed the edges of the tag with my paper distresser & inked with Black Soot DI and my ink blending tool.
I stamped the sentiment onto tissue paper with Jet Black Archival, fussy cut, adhered onto the tag with Matte Decou-Page and heat set. Then I finished the tag with a couple of mirrored stars, a messy seam binding ribbon that I colored with my Broken China & Barn Door DMS, and a typed token attached with a wire pin.
Thanks so much for joining me today! I’ll be back this week with a 1st of the month posting for Our Creative Corner, then of course I’ll see you next weekend when I’m posting for Artistic Outpost! Fun stuff ahead!! 🙂 🙂
Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Stamps: Hero (Artistic Outpost)
- Surfaces: #8 Manila Tag (Inkssentials/Ranger); Tissue Paper; Manila Stock; Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore)
- Distress Stain & Spray Stain, Inks, Paints & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); Wendy Vecchi EP (Ranger); Silver EP (SU); Black EP (WOW); White Gel Pen (Sakura)
- Beautiful Borders Die (ODBD); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
- Seam Binding (The Funkie Junkie Boutique); Mirrored Stars, Wire Pin, Jump Rings & Typed Token (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
- Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Gun; Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Paint Brushes; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Sewing Machine (Kenmore)