Thursday, November 18, 2010

tissue taped & color washed...

not since grungeboard has a product completely addicted me so quickly...
it has won my heart...

seriously...

enter tim's redone...
AMAZINGLY FUN...
color washes...

I literally have a million ideas for using these sprays running around in my little brain...

it's all I can think about...
SERIOUSLY!

and I'll prove the point by saying I got up
@ 4:03 am, to make this tag...
the idea wouldn't let me sleep...

lets start @ the beginning...

use tim's tissue tape and add a few strips to a manila tag...

what's cool is that the tape leaves no ugly residue when it's removed...

it's the perfect mask...



mist over the tag with butterscotch color wash...
and you'll have this...


then add some vertical tissue tape strips & mist with sailboat blue to get this...


mist with water to change the look to this...


since my style is still more vintage...


it's looking better now...


WARNING...
here's another reminder about looking @ all the possibilities...
OK...some might call it a lecture...
whatever...

this yummy tim accoutrement button is GREAT on both sides...
actually, the back side is the perfect flower center...

just chop off the shank...
add some jet black archival...
and now you have 2 options for one button...


then add a little studio 490 stamping...




some tim's trimmings misted with butterscotch color wash...
and attached with the tiny attacher...

a grungepaper flower created with sunset orange color wash & a bit of espresso color wash...
misted with the new sunflower sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist...

a little word made from tim's new salvage stickers...

here's the finished tag...


and here's a closer look...



now think of the possibilities...

don't want straight lines??

tear the edges of the tape...

or get out those OLD decorative scissors...
blow off the dust...
& cut the tissue tape...

stamp before removing the tape...

use it on other surfaces...

I could go on & on about these sprays...

I made a few other VERY VERY FUN things with the color washes...
but that's for another post...
stay tuned...

and if you don't have my "clearly for art" yet...
just sayin...

you will want it when you see the new twist I have discovered...

it had me completely freaking out jumping for joy...
it's over the top cool, if I say so myself...
just you wait & see...

it looks NOTHING like the other clearly for art things I've done...
NOTHING!!! I even impressed...ME~

it's not shiny...people are asking...what is that stuff?
just saying...be prepared if you want to play along...

I'll be demoing & showing LOTS of cool techniques this weekend @ the Alliant Energy Center stamp convention in Madison Wi.

hope to see you there...
in the Stampers Anonymous booth...

I'll be the one with the inky fingers...
that is until I use my craft scrubbie...

oh...wait!!!
one more thing...
craft scrubbies make great stocking stuffers for guys...
Rick has one to use in the garage...
it removes grease like a dream...

Christmas is coming...

gotta run now...
time to pack demo stuff so I can...
make art (in Wisconsin)

wendy
ps...I'll be working with Michelle...
Mrs Stampers Anonymous...
I'll do my best to sweet talk her out of some hot off the press rubber...

for a little giveaway here...

I bet Michelle likes comments!
What do YOU think?

87 comments:

Primitive Seasons said...

This is so you Wendy. Where do you get the ideas. Wish my brain worked like that. Thanks for sharing your art with us.

Mary

Heidi said...

The tag is awesome! And Clearly For Art is AWESOME!!! Let me say that again...AWESOME!!!!

Babsarella said...

What fabulous ideas!!! Thanks for all the inspiration. Love how you are always thinking of cool and unique ways to use these cool products!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the new and easy way to make a plaid design! Your tag is beautiful. Much easier than the way Tim taught in one of his classes, using a brayer. Let's just say mine didn't look like plaid but a runaway car on the freeway! Have fun this weekend.
Trish

Karen said...

When is Stampers Anonymous coming to the Northeast for a show?? Would love to see them! I'm starting to feel like I absolutely NEEEEED some colorwash!

Debby said...

Love that tag! Need to get some of the new bottles of colorwash. I have my old ones and maybe need to just get them out and see what they can still do! Thanks for sharing and have fun in Wisconsin!

Shirley said...

You are something else Ms. Wendy! I love this tag and what a brilliant idea! I cannot wait to see what you create next.

Julie said...

Great flower center! What did you use to chop off the button shank? I love these tags. They are sooo cool!

Helen said...

These look amazing - I need those sprays NOW. I love that look on the tag. I hope Mrs Stampers Anonymous looks after you well - can't wait to see what you come up with....

ellen said...

Great ideas, one and all... can't wait to see the others!!! Have fun demo-ing this weekend - wish I could just "swing by" Wisconsin and hang out! But I'll be busy packing!!! Safe travels - Ellen xx

Jenna said...

I know I like comments! I just hope Michelle likes my comment! ;0)

Kathy said...

There is nothing like the smell and feel of rubber. I hope you and Michelle have great fun. Safe Travels.

paperqueen said...

OK, the tag is gorgeous, your technique is genius, but what's up with that teaser at the end?????
SOME of us can't get to Wisconsin, you know. LOL!
So, when are you going to share your newest stroke of genius with the rest of us?
Eileen in NYC

SusanK said...

Over the top, Miss Wendy!!!! Have fun in WI, please, oh please, let Mrs. SA give you some new rubber toys to send out!!!!

mamakat said...

I really, really, really want those color washes but I want ALL of them so I'm waiting to fit it in the budget but you keep making it so, so, so very hard! Have a great time in Wisconsin with my kin folks. Wish I could be there too but got keep the home fires burning in Cali!
PS are you ever going to come to the San Francisco Bay Area?

Kathy Eddy said...

Cool tag and what clever use of the tape and sprays. Love he results. Wish I didn't have to work this week-end. The OOAK is my favorite convention and I didn't get to go last year or this one becuase I was scheduled all week-end. Have a blast!

Marijane said...

Another masterpiece from the amazing Ms. Wendy!!! You've sold me....I want the color washes. I've been sold on the clearly for art since it first came out. It's so much fun to use!

Liz in MO said...

Ok, that's pretty dang cool. I have an old bottle of the color washes, may have to get it out and play, and of course since I only have one lonely color, I certainly will NEED to buy more. I can't wait to see your new stamp sets, I know they are gonna be out of this world!

Nancy said...

Oh, my gosh - this is WONDERFUL!!! And you could leave bits of the tape on and and ... oh, I want to go home & play NOW! I really shouldn't read your posts while I'm at work, eating lunch! *lol*

Have a great time in WI ... hmmm, Ellen could stop packing, swing by & pick me up, we could get Lori ... be in WI ... well, ok, we can dream ..

PLEASE tell Mrs. SA how much we absolutely positively adore her & dear Mr. SA & all of their fun products! (Is it working yet? lol)

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

You have some busy little "idea" pixies living in your house. They are even waking you up at night to craft now - LOL! But after looking at your tag, I'd forgive them. Gorgeous! I am so loving this!

Elaine Allen

Julie Cherrington said...

Fabulous tag and technique. Not sure I can bear to use my tissue tape with such abandon so I'm going to try it with Scotch Magic Tape. Fingers crossed!

Becky Handforth said...

I just love all your ideas. I also love Stampers Anonymous.

Joyce said...

Love the flower center and that tag using color washes is to die for. Great ideas! Where does it all come from? You are amazing!

Tona said...

Love the tag.
So what did you use the tissue tape for after you peeled it off?
Those washes do look amazing.

sue said...

You crack me up, and by the way I found my Art Parts. So I am ready for the next project.

Alisa said...

Wendy you have done it again. I can't wait to ge my hands on the color washes. I know I am going to want every color. Keep the ideas coming. I hope to see you soon!

Nancy said...

Ohhhh Wendy your tag is so very cool! ThaNks for the new ideas....isn't creativity such a gift! I hope you have a fun weekend...wish I could get to Wisconsin!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

That tag is superb!! Fingers crossed there are goodies for a giveaway!!

Helen said...

I've been thinking since my earlier comment - like Tona- what did you use the tissue tape for that you'd used as a mask - bet THAT looked just fab too... Want those sprays NOW. Oh, I said that before, LOL!! Well, I do!!
Have a great weekend.

borcherding said...

Thanks for the chance for goodies Wendy..but I gotta say...you skipped Thanksgiving? Shame on you!!

Debby said...

I love your use of the Color Wash. Outstanding! Tell Michelle thanks for all the kindness she shares with your readers.

Stephanie said...

great idea! Perfect for gift tags

Kat said...

You have done it again Wendy,
love, love, love your amazing tag,
I am defo gona steel that technique, lol,
I did debate when I was reading the post, weather to run up stairs & make a tag right away, or comment first,(good manners won) I desided to comment first, coz It looks like its not a one tag thing,I may be up there quite a long time lol,
Kat.
ps. I am in need of a new rubber stamp fix, I can feel myself getting quite jittery.(LOL)
have a fab day x.

Chirpin Is Fun said...

L O V E love this tag! I can't wait to play with this technique! You are as awesome as ever!

papillon said...

So wish i could come to Wisconsin to tell you face to face how much i love your creative ideas! but what i love even more is how you share your creativity so that commun people like me can give it a twist. i'm still stalking my retailer to get clearly for art. We always need to have sooooo much more patience here in europe... have fun demoing!

Ann said...

Oh Wow!!!
What an awesome idea, just brilliant!
Thank you...

lesleyworth said...

I think I was just inspired to crawl out of my crafty funk and get to work! That...and I was inspired to add some more items to ever growing wish list!

Bethan said...

yet another inspiring 'Vecchician'
creation. lovely!

Dawn said...

Yes, yes, yes please talk her into some new rubber for a giveaway! The tag is beautiful, I haven't tried the color washes yet, I have got to order some, and your clearly art looks really cool,I loved the flower that someonemadethe other day, the fact that you can heat it and bend it is really neat! Havefun making art, and safe travels!
Dawn in sc

Hels Sheridan said...

You know what I love most about you Wendy? Apart from you being totally amazing with all your idea's and inspirations (but hey, I say that every time so I will be original ... for a change LOL) The thing I love most is that you are SO intuitive... decorative scissors.. yep, got those... blow the dust off... that is SO spot on... the dust on mine is over seven years old... which means that they are positively vintage ROFL
So... your tag... A~MAYZ~ING... WISH I could nip over to Wisconsin... dunno where it is but it sounds nice ... but I reckon it is probably a bit far for a day trip from wet n windy Wellingborough LOL
Saw that Ellen left you a comment about doing packing... oooh, wonder where she is going??? ROFL Have a FAB weekend... hugs hun xx

Cyndi Szalma said...

WOW! you make me want to run into my craft room. Oh wait, I need to make dinner first....Not.

mcclar26 said...

OMG WENDY!! You are so making me ready for the hot chocolate by a warm fire on a cold and snowy winter night with that AWESOME Country Vintage Plaid Tag!! The color washes are so FUN to play with!!
I think Michelle is probably like you and LOVES to hear comments so I know that with X-MAS closing in FAST none of us could possible pass up the gift of FRESH RUBBER!! (makes me think of the hyme "The Gift of Finest Wheat") we need a scrapbook/stamping version of that!! HAHAH =)
Anyway,I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)
I so can't wait for your next
4:30am WAKE-UP CALL STRIKE OF GENIUS!! =}
Larissa Heskett

Leslie said...

Thanks again for the inspiration! Waiting for my LSS to have the color wash so I can support them! But it's really hard to wait.

Anita said...

This is amazing! Great tips! New rubber sounds fantastic!

candyspiegel said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the tissue tape plaid idea!

And, craft scrubbies remove brake gunk, too. Needless to say, mine has been taken over by my husband!

Can't wait to see the new art parts and rubber!

Lori said...

That tag is just awesome, love it! The craft scrubbie removes grease? Why didn't I know this sooner? I need to tie one around Dewey's neck for easy access. Not to mention portability. lol!

Renee said...

Awesome technique - can't wait to see your newest one with your Art Parts (I bet it's worth the wait!)

Tara C. said...

How awesome is it to have all of the new things at your finger tips??? I wake up with these ideas then have to call my lss and have them order everything for me and wait and wait and ... wait then by the time I get it my inspiration is well.... Not as inspiring.

Sandra said...

lovely!
You are amazing!
Sandra

jacki said...

ha! who woulda thunk it? tissue tape as a mask. sooooo cool. thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas with us!

Cottagerca said...

well wendy, this was an adventure reading this post. \yes, love your tag that you designed. \you have a very talented mind that does not shut off once it starts a creative process....lucky girl
ava
cottagerca

Carol (HB) said...

*swoon*
That is just the most beautiful tag! WOW! And what could make it better than to hear I get to watch you create this weekend! woooHOO!

SherrySue said...

think this is just too cool-you know this has pushed me over the edge...i will now have to have the "i want it all" order of color wash from Eclectic Paperie...Santa will arrive early in Texas...as always it is such a joy that you share your art with us!

octlove said...

lovin' this tag...the subtle plaid is a wonderful background...oh the possibilities:)

Deb Smith said...

very awesome tag and yes, quite the "vintage Wendy". Have my colorwash and clearly for art. Wonder what she's going to do next?

dblanken said...

I haven't been able to get any of your new stamps yet and I really want to get my hands on them - Your clearly for Art parts looks like so much fun. I am so behind on all of your new products. Can't wait until I can finally get some.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

ohmyGOSH, your tag is amazing! wonderful techniques resulting in such a gorgeous piece of art! thanks for sharing and inspiring us! have a wonderful weekend! *hugs* steph :)

Linda R said...

I just got my Clearly for Art packages and I'm ready to hit the rubber!! Michelle did you catch that? Needing some serious 490 rubber. My studio is clean, my scrubbie by the sink and all this ink and color wash screaming at me. What d'ya think? Need to make art!

Victoria said...

What a great tag! I can't wait to see the new Clearly for Art project - mine just came in the mail today!

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Gina said...

That tag is awesome! Can't wait to see what else youve been up to!

steph martin said...

LOVE the tag. Have fun at the show and can't wait to see what else you have been up to :)

Elaine said...

Great tag - loving the check background and all the stamping. Just started christmas list - color washes, clearly for art ...ooh and definitely more stamps!!!

Kristy Hansenwi said...

I love your tag. What a great way to build a background to fit and idea. Thank you for sharing. KH

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love how you created this tag Wendy, great ideas as always :-)
Anne xx

Karen said...

I bet Michelle LOVES comments ;)
Yummy tag! Got the Color Wash on order, winging their way....
And your right about the scrubbie: DH has already tried to adopt mine!

Nancy said...

I love your tag and the color wash colors! You surely know just how to give anything that Wendy touch. Can't wait to see what you are up to next.

Dorothy said...

Wendy!!! Such awesome art!!!
I will be in Madison on Saturday!
I sure hope I can meet you!!!

Wanda H said...

I'm excited just reading about how excited you are!!!! LOVE the tag!!! Very cool ideas!!! And the button idea... oh, ya!!!! Have a great time... wish I could snap my fingers and be there but I'll just have to have fun making art here with some wonderful friends coming over for the day!!!!

Shirley said...

Love that tag, Wendy! Yes, the scrubbies are the greatest! I keep one by the sink and one in my art kit! It is one of those "dont't leave home without it"- if you are making art, that is. :)

jan said...

Can't wait to see you this weekend Wendy! Love to watch you work your magic, I mean art! Hope you are bringing Clearly Art with you!! I'm just going to fill my own wish list this year!! :)

Angie A. said...

Stay Warm!! Wish I were close enough. My "clearly for art" just arrived from Absolutely Everything so I will be anxiously awaiting your new technique! Would also be great to have some new "rubba" to go along with that. Thanks for the opportunity.

Missusg said...

I will so be trying that this evening whilst i am sipping my wine!!!!

michelle said...

Oh I so love comments ... just saying from one Michelle to another!

I love you project and what you did with it so wonderful and full of inspiration!

I think Santa should make an early run this year! Maybe the turkey can leave something for us!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

You betcha' Michelle does! Luv this Wendy, wish I was there to stop by and see what you are doing, I just drool all over the keyboard when I see your latest and greatest....this one is sa-weet!

LynneForsythe said...

as ALWAYS....your creativity is beyond FAB...you sooo ROCK THE COLOR WASH!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Awesome tag. I so wish I could go to Madison tomorrow, but it's just not to be. When are you coming to Milwaukee?

Linda Kay said...

You are amazing! You cracked me up with the waking up with ideas that just can't wait! Can't wait to see your Clearly for Art technique. It's impossible not to get excited just reading your posts! Have fun this weekend!

Meme said...

Leave it to Wendy to figure out such a cool way to use stripes. Just when I thought stripes were out, you bring them back again! LOL! Well Maybe Ms. Stampers Anonymous is in the giving mood, huh? Michelle, do you like comments? Or should we butter ya up some other way? Have a great weekend gals!

Anonymous said...

hmm...I just love when u think of something new! we can see the wheels turning girly!luv the plaid! well..luv the tag! keep us in the dark..til u cant no more! xo cher

Nina Watson said...

I love it Wendy! What a great way to do the tag. I will certainly try it. Have fun at the convention!

Sharon Secor said...

OMG - what a wonderful idea and beautiful tag - you are amazing and funny too!! You and Mrs. Stamper Anonymous - wow - doesn't get much better. Thanks for your super terrific ideas.

artfuljourneys said...

Just love it!! Dying to try the Color Washes & new Perfect Pearls Mist. Love Love Love it. Thanks for the inspiration.

debbiek said...

Wendy, your art is museum quality and I LOVE sitting down to soak up some inspiration from you whenever you come to a convention here in Wisconsin. I was so thrilled to do so yesterday in Madison! Those Perfect Pearls Mists are simply GORGEOUS! Thanks for all the great tips.

etta thomas said...

I LOVE Christmas in colors other than the traditional red and green. And, it just so happens that YELLOW and BLUE are my 2 favorite colors in the whole wide world. The saying...another favorite of mine. To sum it up...THIS TAG CALLS MY NAME!!!

osirisandloki said...

the washes look great!1 i just would not want to waste that tape on anything i was going to throw away!!!!

Jeanne said...

I can't believe I missed the Madison show this weekend! Hope you had a great time without me!

Amy said...

What a great tag! I love the use for tissue tape - I will have to try that! You were an awesome addition to Tim's design team. Sorry it has come to an end but you should know how awesome you are! Thanks again for sharing!