Saturday, August 17, 2013

A little Ink, A little molding paste, and An original stencil

Hey again, Crafty Peeps! Once again, I've been busy in the Craft Room making some more tags. I can't wait to use them at Christmas or on some birthday gifts!

Here's my latest design:
The base is a Dyan Reavely Postbox Red, sprayed over one of my oval stencil designs. Then I inked the entire tag with Spiced Marmalade. Once that was dried, I used my Inspired Words stencil and spread molding paste over it. I'm SO into molding paste lately. I love the texture.

I found the vintage key at a yard sale. Score-ness!
Once the molding paste was hardened (I waited overnight since it was so thick), I lightly went over it with some Viva Decor paste in Platinum. It gave just the shimmer I wanted.


I topped it off with a bow and a UTEE button. The beaded twine was made with the Viva Decor Transparent Pearl Pen. I LOVE this technique. 

As usual, thanks so much for reading. I love knowing that people actually visit!
And just FYI, here are a few more stencils that I've listed in my Etsy shop.

I should be making up a few projects with these pretty soon, perhaps using my Gelli Plate! Gotta love that thing!
Fondly, Tami

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tags With My Stencil Designs

*Warning- this post is heavy on the tag pics, but I promise, there's a surprise at the end.

Hey, Peeps. Who would have thunk that owning an Etsy shop would be so much work? Sometimes when I'm tempted to be jealous of bloggers that have 15,000 followers or women that are wildly successful, I remember that I haven't worked as hard as they have. Hmm?

However, I did really work hard today. Well, being in my craft room WAS hard work, since it was all for my Etsy shop. At least, that's what I'm telling HubbyDoc.

I cut the most adorable little stencil with my key designs. It's the perfect size for tags. It's available here.

I did a little spraying with the Dylusions sprays.

 And of course, I turned the sprayed tag on top of a tag that I had already sprayed lightly over a different stencil (very faintly seen here).

I love using the Claudine Hellmuth paints. There's something so easy about using those little bottles.

Here, I dabbed a little red over the dab of yellow.

I had sprayed a different tag with another Dyan spray over an oval stencil I had designed, and then I used some Versamark ink over the key stencil.

I wanted the Versamark to be juicy, so I used the refill ink with a dabber. It was a great way to get into the keys' nooks and crannies.

I sprinkled the tag with white embossing powder and heated it. You really can't see the raised areas here, but they're fun and textured.

Of course, I needed to use some distress stain on another tag, and then I pressed the key stencil, loaded with Claudine's paint. 

I just added a rub-on and some embellies. 

The book page has a rub-on and some distress crackle paint. It's nice and vintagy.

And, stay tuned for projects made with my brand new tag "Stalactite" stencils. These are perfectly sized for Tim Holtz's tags, and I can't wait to slap some molding paste or gesso on them!

And, as promised, here's a little surprise picture. We had some fun with my friend's newborn daughter. Like a true princess, she wasn't happy with the pea.

 I hope you enjoyed my craft room adventures. As usual, please leave a comment!
Fondly, Tami