Monday, April 28, 2014

inspiration monday {elvie-encore-post #6}

i stumbled upon this fabulous you tube by sija, and had to try it!
it's a really quick way to add some dimension to a shipping tag.....
and then you can use it in your journal or on a card!

as shown in the video, i used a thin coat of gesso and let it dry
 (i'm impatient, so i sped things up with my heat gun), 
and then i applied tim holtz distress inks using a foam applicator 
(make-up sponges work, too). 
here i've used the colors broken china and peeled paint, 
while leaving some of the natural color of the tag peeking through.

and this is what it looks like after i used a gentle touch with 
a baby wipe over the gessoed areas! 

for this tag, i used two of my favorite distress ink colors:
spiced marmalade and fired brick.
then, i finished using a micron for the lettering.

these tags each took about ten minutes to create, and 
they definitely fit into the "instant art gratification" category!!!


you can watch this video in larger format here.

{i'm currently on a little bloggy break...this is an encore presentation 
of a post originally featured on august 6th and 7th, 2010}


Dolores said...

Ha! It's still a great blog post. Thanks and enjoy your break.

Createology said...

Beautiful colors and I can see why this is "instant art gratification". Of course it helps to have YOU and your artful pens add the fun elements! Creative Blog Break Bliss Dear...

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

I always feel so inspired when I see your blog and the ideas you come up with.....have to try them.

janine said...

Goodness, I forgot about this video. I had seen it---gosh, it must have been a couple of years ago--and I never tried the technique!! Thanks!!

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