Happy Sunday!! I am here today with my very first weekly post as an Artistic Outpost Design Team Member!! I’ll have a card or tag or some kind of mixed-media project to share with you each Sunday!! I’m sooo excited to be representing Artistic Outpost and being able to showcase their wonderful images in the projects that I’ll be making this term!! I’ve been a fan of their images for years now, even before I started blogging, and being a part of their journey as a company is quite an honor for me!!
And speaking of being honored–I’m joining these FANTASTIC Artists on the Artistic Outpost DT-
Tracy Evans, Lisa Somerville, Kate Yetter, Gerrie Johnic, Terry Horrall
If you haven’t been to their blogs, I highly suggest taking a looksee–you’ll become instant fans!!
OK-Now, on to my first Artistic Outpost Sunday creation of 2015!! 🙂
I’m featuring Artistic Outpost stamp sets Kudzu Kafe & Home on my layered jumbo tag today. I wasn’t originally planning on making this a layered tag, but as I kept working on the #8 tag on top, things got too lopsided & heavy and I needed to balance it out.
This is how my smaller #8 manila tag started out. I had been playing around with my stamps and water-color stamping techniques (I love techniques!). I had planned on only making a double-sided tag (I can’t seem to leave the backsides of my tags alone) but again, as I started layering and embellishing, things got away from me and I needed to get this smaller tag mounted onto something larger–and quick!!
Of course, I completely forgot to take pictures of the jumbo tag, before I glued things into place–DUH! 😉
But what I did with it was, the Tim Holtz Wrinkle Free Distress Stain technique, using Wild Honey & Peeled Paint DSs. I heat set the tag, then blended Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain DIs over the surface with my ink blending tools, then I distressed the edges with my paper distresser. I randomly stamped the ticking image from the Kudzu Kafe set with Wild Honey DI over the surface and also randomly stamped the quote, found with the truck image in the Home stamp set, here and there, too.
My country folks and the kafe are from the Kudzu Kafe set. The kafe image was stamped with Jet Black StazOn ink onto a manila panel that I had treated with an easy crackle paint technique I learned from Claudine Hellmuth last year. It’s: One layer of blue acrylic paint-heat dry. One layer of Elmer’s Glue-don’t let dry. One layer of yellow acrylic paint-let air dry. As the wet layers of glue & paint dry, you get this crackle effect–The kafe image looks great on it, if I don’t say so myself 😉
I stamped my Kudzu people onto mixed media stock with Jet Black StazOn ink and heat set.
I used Distress Markers in Chipped Sapphire, Tattered Rose, Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar, Wild Honey & Black Soot with my water brush to color in the images. I heat set and then rubbed Tea Dye Distress Ink over the surfaces to give them an aged appearance. I fussy cut all of my images out with my finger knife and roughed up the edges a bit with my paper distresser.
My rosette is made with the Tim Holtz Mini-Rosette die and red stock. I stamped the quote, that runs underneath the truck image in the AO Home set, with Jet Black StazOn, so it wouldn’t run when I glued the tissue paper to the red stock.
I used matte gel to adhere the tissue paper to the stock and allowed to air dry before I hot glued it into its rosette shape.
I inked all of the ridges and edges of the rosette with Walnut Stain DI and hot glued onto the front of the tag. I colored the mirrored star with Butterscotch & Cranberry Adirondack Alcohol Inks, air dried, then adhered to the front of the rosette with matte gel.
Oh, this truck was fun!! I stamped the image onto manila stock in Vermillion & Watering Can Archival Inks. With the ink still wet, the red truck got a covering of Antiquities Frosted Crystal EP and heat set. The rough surface from the Frosted Crystal EP is a perfect texture for this old truck! I’m really happy with how that came out. I fussy cut both trucks out, including the tires on the red truck, and layered the red truck over the gray truck.
I added the ‘rust’ to the truck by applying Distress Embossing ink (with my finger) then sprinkling Vintage Photo Distress EP over those areas. I carefully heat set, trying not to effect the embossed surface of the truck (if the Frosted Crystal EP gets over heated, it turns shiny). When cooled, I brushed away the extra Distress EP crystals and rubbed Tea Dye DI over the surface. Voila–a vintagey, old rusted truck!! COOL!!
This word is from the Home stamp set and I stamped it onto manila stock with Coffee Archival ink and sprinkled with Vintage Photo EP and heat set. I rubbed away the loose crystals and inked over the surface with Walnut Stain DI and my ink blending tool. I attached to the tag with mini foam dots and outlined with my Walnut Stain Distress Marker and a white gel pen. OH–see that little arrow there? That’s from the Borders Industrious Stickers that I treated with a little bit of Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint.
I gave this file tab the same rusty treatment with Distress Embossing ink & Vintage Photo EP. I adhered the file tab in place with matte gel.
I looped strands of stained seam binding, frilly yarn and jute twine through the hole at the top and finished the whole tag off with a spritz of Black Soot DM with my air tool (which is like the Tim Holtz distress marker spritzer, but much older).
There it is–My first official creation for Artistic Outpost!! I’m so glad that you’ve joined me today and if you came over from the Artistic Outpost blog, Thanks for popping over!! I hope you enjoyed some of my BTS steps.
Thanks again for stopping by today!! Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Stamps: Kudzu Kafe & Home (Artistic Outpost)
- Surfaces: Jumbo Manila Tag (Funkie Junkie Boutique); #8 Manila Tag (Inkssentials/Ranger); Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore); Red Card Stock; Tissue Paper; Manila Stock
- Distress Inks, Markers, Stains, Paint & Embossing Powder (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Inks (Ranger); Twinkling H2Os (Splash f Color); Studio Acrylic Paints (Claudine Hellmuth); White Gel Pen
- Mirrored Star & File Tab (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Border Industrious Stickers (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Frilly Yarn; Stained Seam Binding (Funkie Junkie Boutique); Jute Twine
- Mini Rosette Decorative Strip (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix)
- Finger Knife (Fiskars); Craft Sheet (Ranger); Matte Gel (Liquitex); Foam Dots; Hot Glue Gun; Ink Blending Tools; Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Gun; Paint Brushes; Air Tool (Inkworx)