Wednesday, February 15, 2012

with these stains...

happy Feb 15...
one day closer to SPRING...
we're so ready here!

I had several questions about the background I showed in the last post, so I thought I'd show you how it's done...

this was inspired by watching Lady Dy @ CHA last summer...

you may remember that she was looking for a "kitchen roll"...
which actually is a roll of paper towels...

which lead to me asking her if toilet paper was then called a BUTT ROLL...

which she now calls a shimmy butt roll...lol!

Dy makes her backgrounds using her new Dylusions spray inks...
they are beautiful bright & bold colors...
just like her...

I LOVE Dy & we tease & insult each other
thru the entire CHA...
it's a blast!

since I don't have the spray inks YET...
I used my favorite tim distress stains instead...

this gave me a more toned down muted background...
which fits my style...

Dy works in a journal...

I LOVE Ranger's Inkssentials manila cardstock...
it's the same great durable material as the tags...

this allows me to make backgrounds for cards...
ATC's, pages for my creative covers or
or whatever I need @ the time...

I get the 12 x 12 size...and cut it into quarters...

which gives me 4 pieces that are 6 x 6...
it's a nice size to work with...

the same manila card stock is also available
if you like that size better...

here are the stain colors I used this time...



rusty hinge & you'll want plenty of water...
this mister is perfection...

and the other key ingredient is your heat tool...

and for sure...work on the craft sheet...



***WARNING...***
it's UGLY before it gets cute...

#1...mist one manila square with plenty of water,
then tap the stains right over the water to release a good amount of stain...
I started with mustard seed & chipped sapphire...

tapping them kind of hard
opens the valve to allow more stain to be released...

Dy says to make "poodles" of water on your surface...
the interpretation is puddles...LOL...

like I said...not lookin' real good now...

use a second square & press it over the first to transfer the excess ink to the second square...


it will now look like this...
dry both pieces...

#2...I wanted more blue...
so I added another big blast of water & then I tapped the chipped sapphire stain right in the water...
and it looks like this...

tap the second square over this to pick up the excess ink onto the second square...


dry them both & it looks like this now...


#3... another big blast of water...
you can see the "poodles"...

then I tapped the rusty hinge stain randomly...

pick up the excess on the second square again...


dry both and here's the final result...

a very cool starting point for your art...
customize it with your favorite background stamp...
it's very fun...


I did another variation...aka PLAN B...
but accidentally deleted those photos...duh...

for the last step I used water & a squirt of
this adds a beautiful bit of bling...

the binder is built right in to the solution of the PP mist...
so they will not rub off...

and for PLAN C...
you could also sprinkle in a bit of Perfect Pearls powder into the "poodles" too...

it takes very few supplies & very little time to create these backgrounds...
I hope you're inspired to give it a try...

I like to make a few & have them ready...
sometimes it's the jump start for an idea...

moving on...

book #6 *should* be here soon...
I'll let you know when I have them...



but in the meantime...
this copy will be shipped to...

Blogger Marjie Kemper said...

Congrats to all the winners! I love the new pieces, especially the fella with all his funky gears and metal. And yes... there's just the right amount of room on my bookshelf for Book #6! Thanks for asking!

February 13, 2012 1:30 PM

MARJIE...email me with your address please...
wbv1213@me.com

and...

it's another of Alain's extreme stickling "techniques"...
it's bloody hilarious!

thanks to everyone for your comments & emails...
I sincerely appreciate them...

come back on Friday...
I see that I still have some
brand new rubber to share...

until then...

get out your distress stains &...

make art!
wendy
ps...I've started to add my teaching schedule to the right sidebar...

42 comments:

Eileen said...

Well, once the chores of the day are completed I fully intend to go make some poodles. LOL!

Kaz said...

I love Lady dy too....she just rocks and is just the sweetest person! Love the backgrounds Wendy.....you get some gorgeous looks with those little bottles of magic! thanks for sharing

hugs

kazx

Dorothy said...

awesome technique!
and the video was great!!

Mallrat said...

Congrats to the winner ! I love that back ground. I'll have to check Dy out, I really haven't seen much of her work. have a great day Wendy !

mrich2500 said...

Congrats to Marjie...love the manilla paper also!!!

Susan Leslie said...

Oh Wendy thanks for sharing this fab idea...can't wait to make my own poodles, my 8 1/2 x 11 manila card stock will be in use this week for sure. Oh I love that butt roll and kitchen roll and every time you speak of dy I wish I could meet her. LOL

Oh yes congrats to the winner and I would adore some of your rubber. Thanks for the chance to own some.

inkypinkycraft said...

The background is fab and well done to the winner!!!hugs trace x

Elaine A said...

Hi Wendy -

Thanks for the tutorial and the translations for Dy speech - LOL!

Elaine Allen

Kathy Eddy said...

Way to go Marjie! Love the looks of these backgrounds and that Dyan is a lot of fun I bet! You can kind of tell by her art.

Gillian .... said...

Congrats Marjie ... Lol @ "poodles", would love to be a fly on the wall when you two are about, it would be like Comedy Central I bet. Dyan is a fabulous artist, love her work.

Swedie said...

I love the colors you achieve with the Distress Stain!

Noreen
http://www.make-homemade-gifts.com/

Helen said...

I want to make poodles. I love your backgrounds (and what you did with them yesterday) Well done to Marje, she is one lucky lady...

Lori said...

Woohooo! Congrats to Marjie! Those "poodles" make awesome backgrounds! lol! Will need to try that!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Lady Dy rocks but so do you - loving the tapping water approach to backgrounds

Marilyn said...

Great idea for the stains...will have to try this! I did use the Vintage Photo and a touch of Walnut Stain to dye an unfinished frame...worked wonderfully!

Crafty mop said...

Thanks for the tut ......fab congrats majarie .....lucky bigger your new releases were fab Wendy put your feet up for a few days after all the excitement you deserve it x

Tona said...

Great technique!
Congrats to Marjie.

SusanK said...

Coolio beans! Congrats to Marjie who's been quite lucky recently! I see her name frequently and she's a fab artist!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wowza! Thank you so much, Wendy!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Karen Goulet said...

Congrats to the winner. The backgrounds look fun to make. I would love to have some of your new rubber. That would make a great addition to my studio. Thanks Wendy...you rock as always!
Karen :)

Redanne said...

I am very lucky to live near Dy's studio and attend her classes, she really is fabulous but then so are you - the video was absolutely hilarious. P.s. Love making poodles too.....thanks for sharing.

sue said...

Thanks for the new idea. I have all the stains and can't wait to try the backround.

Debby said...

Congrats to Marjie! The poodle technique looks like fun. Will have to try that , maybe even in my journal. Can just close the book and have the sides touch. Thanks for the inspiration!

Deb Neerman said...

Congratulations to Marjie!

LOVE the poodle technique ... am off to try it now! I'll use a German Shepard though ...

Sending hugs!@@!
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Deb Neerman said...

And I'll spell "German Shepherd" correctly then too ...

Lynne Forsythe said...

whooooop whoooop Marjie!! you go girl...Wendy...you crack me up!!

Hels Sheridan said...

loooooooove those inky pages Wendy... they look FAB! One thing I love most about Distress is that all the colours just go so well together.. no muddy poodles :O))

Vic said...

Congrats to Marjie! You will love the book! Wendy, your backgrounds are wonderful! I have a request: is there anyway you could/would add a search feature to your blog?

Sandra said...

thank you .... I think I will try that technique right now ... I have some cards to make!
Sandra ltb

Dawn B. said...

I love the kitchen roll technique! :-)

Izzwizz said...

Fab backgrounds, it's great not to be scared of adding plenty of water :-) maddy x

Wanda H said...

Thanks for the step outs!!!! That does make beautiful backgrounds!!! Congrats to Marjie!!!!

Candy Spiegel said...

Thanks for sharing the new ideas! Save me a seat at Mega Meet ... I plan to camp out there for a while and absorb all of the knowledge in your brain! lol

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Congratulations Marjie! Those poodles look like fun! Gonna have to try and make me some!

Sue C said...

Cool technique, will definitely give that a try ! Thanks for the inspiration ! Sue C x

jackib said...

I only recently "found" Dyan - love her style and her stamps! Looking forward to trying poodles soon! tfs again. :)

Kirsten Alicia said...

Cool techniques, thanks Wendy.

Dylan said...

How ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude of you !!!! Do you know who I am ????? he he he Mwah xx

Cher said...

congrads! luv luv this technique...and my DS...still need a few but really enjoy them alot! Dylan is very fun too I see! lol

Anita Houston said...

So cool!!! I never thought about adding water to the stains...perfect!!! Thank you!

MaRyKaY said...

Just found your site today. I am a definate follower now. Love all your technique teaching's. your awesome with the way you use your stash of goodies. I was finally able to buy myself some distress stains and I must say I will definitely have to try this with them. thanks for all the awesome inspiration.
congrats to Marjie for winning book #6. Looks like she will enjoy it. I know I would