Monday, 26 August 2013

New Stencils

 Hello friends!

Hope you are good!
Summer holidays are nearly they flew by!
been trying to squeeze every last minute of this week......
its been really busy times......
I thought I would share some quickie tutorials using the new Tim Holtz layering stencils
have you seen them??
Here's what they look like!
they are now available from Art from the Heart here 

The stencils are the size of a Ranger #10 tag,
you can use them with so many mediums 
and I have to say I'm so loving the effects you get with them.....
So here's some ideas as to how you can use them.....
I used the stencil (honeycomb)
with Claudine Helmuths gesso

1. Using an old store card spread some Gesso onto a heat mat

2. Next place the stencil on top of the Gesso and spread the Gesso through the stencil

3. The Gesso will seep through to the underside of the stencil, pick up the stencil and place onto a tag using the store card carefully burnish over the top of the stencil
(the Gesso will stencil onto the tag....remember to wipe clean your stencil)

4.When the Grsso is dry, use a blending tool and distress ink and blend over the tag
(I used mowed grass)

5. Take a wet wipe and swipe it over the tag.....the stencilled gesso will really stand out
(I also added areas of Gesso just with the store card, randomly on the tag)

6. When the tag was dry I used peacock feathers to the edges and sewed around the tag

7. Apply some black soot distress paint to your heat mat and using some cut and dry foam apply the paint through the layering stencil

8.To finish choose an image and stamp using Rangers Archival ink
(I'm really messy but If you don't like the idea of getting paint on your stencil just use black soot distress ink)

The second tutorial is using the new Dylusions Ink pad with distress inks.......
I love the  backgrounds the ink pad creates and along with the layering stencil they work perfectly together! 
1. You will need two dylusions inks, spray them  into the foam of the ink pad

2. Take a tag and place on top of the ink pad, lift on and off until your happy with the background and dry with a heat tool

3.Take a blending tool and distress ink and blend the ink through the stencil (I used eye chart)

4. Take your chosen image and stamp in Archival ink 

Batik Effect
This is one of my favourite techniques

1. Take the layering stencil and place over the top of a #10 manila tag, then using a blending tool blend distress ink (wild Honey) through the layering stencil

2. Remove  the stencil (oops I forgot to do that in my photo!) Cover the tag in clear embossing powder,then shake off powders onto a scrap piece of card  (dont worry if its not all covered in the will still give a great effect)

3. Using a heat tool, heat emboss the embossing powders

4. Take a blending tool and blend over Walnut Stain distress ink all over the tag

5.Take a wet wipe and sweep over the tag to remove the distress ink from the embossed pattern

6.Place a scrap piece of paper over the top of your tag, then using a hot iron press
down, the heat will lift the embossed powders onto the scrap paper and leave a batik look on your tag
(remember irons are HOT!! so  please be extra careful)

7. As before use cut and dry to apply distress paints through the stencil using cut and dry foam
( Alternately If you don't like the idea of getting paint on your stencil just use black soot distress ink)

8. Stamp your image using Archival ink

Are you still with me??lol
OK last one nice and easy.......

Distress Inks

1.Using a blending tool blend broken china ink onto the tag

2. Place the honeycomb stencil over the tag and blend another colour of distress ink over the top
(I used peacock feathers)

3. Stamp image in archival and repeat applying black soot distress paint through the stencil using cut and dry foam 

Hope you found the quickie tutorials helpful
If you've not seen the Layering stencils then check out the links at the bottom of the post
I LOVE them and possibly NEED them all!!

As always feel free to leave a comment
great to know you popped by!

I've best get a wriggle on still Soooo much to do.........
got an exciting few days ahead....
off to pack!

bye for now
Kaz x

Monday, 12 August 2013

Vintage Book

 Hello friends
Hope you are all well!
Just a quickie post to share this vintage inspired make!

I have been out and about looking for all things vintage and came across this really
old and shabby book
 ( a little bit like me!)
Its a full of poems and stories from the 1800s!

The young man in the photograph grabbed my attention too....
while rummaging through boxes at an antique fair he literally fell out of the box,
So I thought I would give him a new life and make him a focal point of my book cover
I used lots of Rangers Glue and seal and Gesso
Some walnut stain distress stains and inks by Tim Holtz 
I used Idea-ology and Remnant Rub-ons 
Along with some of my own vintage finds.........
an old buckle, stamps and pins
I also used Tims alphabet stamp on the background
I stamped some numbers in Archival ink 
(I love old keys......just saying!) 
Thanks for popping by......
As always feel free to leave a comment
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Have a great week!


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