Monday, July 21, 2014

A Little Sunrise Sunset Mixed Media Collage

I LOVE all things Finnabair.
Having said that, I decided to do another project using her Mechanicals, Stamps, and Papers.

I started with a piece of 3 1/2 x 5 3/4 inch black matboard. I glued the Sunrise-Sunset paper on and trimmed. Then I added a bit of color with Distress Inks.
I had already cut and sprayed these really cool Love Gears by Prima a few days ago, hoping for some time to play with them on a project. They're cut from dark brown paper and sprayed with several colors of Perfect Pearls Mists.
They turned out really cool, IMHO! 

Then I took 4 different colors of Archival Inks and applied the colors to different sections of the background stamp.
The result is a new layer of several's all about the layers, people!
Add the Prima Engraver Linen Tape across the bottom as a base.

The Rose from the talented Finnabair is beautiful in and of itself, but I added Teal Zircon and Boysenberry Silks Glaze. The center is a silver 6 sided brad.
This detail shot shows the stamping with Orange Blossom and Jet Black Archival Inks using the Sunrise Sunset stamp collection.

I added several Junkyard Findings and the extra Hearts that get punched out using the Love Gears Die. The center of the flower needed more color, so I changed it out and also added some waxed linen tread to the wooden button.
I absolutely LOVE all the metal embellishments that are glued around the Vintage Clock Face. Add a few Numerals to fill in the spots.
The pen marks are made with a Royal Blue Gelly Roll Glaze pen...I know it looks black, but its really a very dark blue.
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Prima Products Used:
Metal Findings - Finnabair- Mechanicals - Roses, Sunrise Sunset - Mechanicals - Numbers1",
 Mini Numbers .5" to .75",  Mini Roman Numerals, Vintage Clock Face  Small, Mini Brads

Prima - Junkyard Findings - Bolts & Nuts Nail Heads, Screw Heads Special Screws

Stamps - Mixed Media Doll Stamp - Floral Texture Background 4" x 6", Sunrise Sunset - 2.5" x 3" Clear Stamp #2,

Paper - Sunrise Sunset - 6" x 6" Paper Pad 48 sheets.

Dies - Sizzix - Bigz Die - Love Gears by Prima

Also used - Gelly Roll Glaze Pen-Royal Blue,  Silks Acrylic Glaze, Prima-Engraver Linen Tape and Brads, a Wooden Button, and Small Gears.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Capture the Everyday Memories Together

It's time for another Tag!
Gotta love all the layers and colors here. So let's get started!
This is a #10 manila tag that I swiped with several colors of Distress Stains and just a touch of Tarnished Brass. Then I tore 2 triangular pieces of Tissue Paper and glued them over the upper left and lower right corners.
The lower corner really became much more muted over the Seedless Preserves as did the upper left over the Peacock Feather. I wanted the BRIGHTNESS to remain in the center swath of color.
 Here you see the blotches of the metallic Tarnished Brass when shot at an angle.
You also see the next layers of stencils...the Sepia Ink on the Stripes and the Picket Fence  paint on the Eye Chart and Measured.

 I love the gorgeous Script stamp from Typography and the big, bold numbers from Numeric stamp sets.

Just a hint of the Picked Raspberry here on the hand and Ink Bottle. The Scribble is stamped with Red Geranium.
You can also see the Tissue Paper torn edge here and the touch of Tarnished Brass Distress Stain.

Your stenciling doesn't have to make a lot of sense or be extremely detailed, it just helps to break up the color here with the white paint.

I added the little Heart Charm with some black Paper String and used Chit Chat words on black chip board for the sentiment.
More stamping with the Stars around the edges and 3 Pen Nibs painted with Broken China and Tarnished Brass Distress Paint.
The Monocle has a Swivel Clasp, a vintage ribbon, and vintage picture from a sheet of Collage paper.
You can also see the Alphabet stamp here using Sepia Ink under the Monocle contrasting with the Tissue Paper drawings.
I like the title here as Bill and I have been traveling a bit lately and really enjoy taking in the vistas we've been lucky to see together.
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It's been great!  Talk soon,
Products Used:
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous - Typography and Numeric
Tim Holtz Stencils - Stripes, Eye Chart, and Measured