here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
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Thursday, September 5, 2013

painted paste & parts...

make that painted translucent embossing paste & art parts...

this is long, you might want to get comfy...

I'll show you how I made this...



cut a #8 manila tag to 5 1/2 inches, then spread translucent embossing paste over the tag, with a palette knife...
do not cover the whole tag...I like to leave some of the sides un-pasted...is that a word?

while the paste is wet, mist the script background (from set LCS038 live & make art) with water & press the unmounted stamp into the wet paste...
set the tag aside to dry & clean the stamp before the paste dries...
an old toothbrush is a handy cleaning tool...


wow...that was quick...
the tag is already dry...
the magic of the internet...

you'll see in the photo below that the paste has now magically changed to clear...


I chose these distress paint colors...

remember...always shake the paints before using...

you'll see that my foam is dirty...
I've been using this guy for a while with paints...it's cool that the paints do not dry crunchy, so I'll just keep using this one...

I used the same foam for this whole tag...
when you use small amounts of the distress paint, the foam dries quickly...
I usually tap in onto a paper towel just to make sure most of the paint is gone...

plan B...you could use one foam for each color, then rinse them out, dry & use later...


dispense a small amount of salty ocean onto the craft sheet & pick up with the blending tool...
tap, twist & turn the blending tool over the dry paste in 3 areas...


the tag looks like this...
then do the same thing with wild honey...


now we have this...
dry...


next use rusty hinge & dry...


getting better...
can you see how different the paint looks over the paste & over the un-pasted tag areas?


and finally add peeled paint & dry...


use cornflower blue archival with the normandy lace unmounted stamp & press a section of the stamp onto 3 areas of the background & dry...
this stamp with tiny text is a great background filler...
I LOVE it for art journal pages...


the more layers, the better it looks...



 use watering can archival (on a blending tool) to stencil striped borders...
dry...

use the honeycomb stencil with fern green archival  (on a blending tool) to add the honeycomb in 3 areas & dry...


it still needed more in the background, so I used the same stamp as before, but this time with watering can archival...
you'll see the stamping I added in the lower left corner, top left & a bit on the right side about the middle...


one more layer...
dispense a small amount of broken china paint onto the craft sheet, pick up with detail water brush & tap over the tag to create tiny paint dots...

flood the brush with water to clean/remove the paint...




paint the art parts flower with a small amount of rusty hinge paint, spreading the paint with your finger & dry...
this creates a chalky effect...

use orange blossom archival with the ornate dots background & stamp over the flower & dry...



to create the other components...
paint the art parts stem/leaves with peeled paint, dry & use fern green on the New York label to stamp over the stem/leaves...
***a different way to use the label***
*the graphics are really cool*

paint the art parts banner with rusty hinge, and use jet black archival to stamp a portion of this sentiment...add some pen stitching detail...
***fun not to use the whole stamp***

IGNORE the art parts word ART...lol...
in the end it was too light for the background, so I painted right over it with black soot distress paint...
ah...much better!

to create the small orange-ish flower...
use matte Glue N Seal to glue dictionary paper to clearly for art, then stencil the flower using orange blossom archival...

cut out the flower, add the flower center color with the scattered straw distress marker & heat to soften the CFA, then shape...

the mini black star & the flower center are from Blossom Bucket...


trim off one side of the trimmings ruffle...
mist with water...then paint with the broken china paint, dry, then stamp over the trim with watering can archival, using the polka dot border (LCS034 seriously art)...


assemble like this...
add 2 screw eyes to accent the stem & draw some dashes leading to the star...


lots of layers...
lots of dimension in the background...

painted paste & parts is a fun technique...


I think this textured background will be fun on a larger scale...
maybe a mixed media canvas...

and speaking of fun...
YIPPEE...we just had a change in the Stampers Anonymous convention schedule, so I had a free Saturday pop up...

I chatted with Amy over the weekend & we added my new "mixed media tag art journal" class to the schedule for The Scrapbooking Studio in Bloomington, Illinois, on Saturday October 19th.
it's a 9 hour art marathon (1 hour for lunch & SHOPPING) ...and we'll use all of the newest products from this past CHA...plus LOTS of distress inks, paints, stains, markers, embossing pastes, stencils, archivals, Blossom Bucket & so much more, to create this...



I hope to see you there!

that's it...
back to packing for the next stop on my art adventure...

I'm headed to Everything Scrapbooks & Stamps in Lake Worth Florida. we have 2 fun...all day art journal workshops scheduled...

I can not wait to...

make art (in Florida!)!
wendy
ps...I hope you're inspired to try something new...
got any ideas?
talk to us...audience participation is good!



38 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag Wendy, I love adding detail to your pastes, adding stamping always works so well. I must try the clear paste. Beautiful details and colours too. Hope you are well. Tracy x x

Gabrielle said...

LOVE the tutorial! I have an idea now for this month's EWV group challenge... now to see if it works!!! THANK YOU oh inspiring one!

ESS said...

Love this tag and all the techniques, can't wait for you to get to ESS tomorrow. Better go get the store clean and spiffy!

Amy* said...

Fab tutorial Wendy! Your Inks Pastes and Stencils have lit a fire in my creative soul :). I'm off to order the translucent paste and re-up on the gold....I used it so much it's almost gone!

Amy*

Dorothy said...

Excellent as usual Wendy! Thanks!!

Primitive Seasons said...

This tag is fantastic. I will definitely have to try this background technique. I can think of so many applications for this. The large flower really catches my eye too. Need to order paste and some stamps---NOW!

Mary

Scrapthat said...

So awesome as always Wendy! Have a great trip and safe travels. :D

Carol McCready said...

Amazing tag. I don't have clear paste. I'll be off to my local
store and pick it up today.
Thanks for the tutorial.

Mallrat said...

I'm not sure why, but this tag is my all time favorite of yours .. for some reason it just speaks to me .. it's so over the top cool. The colors, the saying .. I'm in total love with it !! Thanks for the inspiration Wendy .. You ROCK !!!

sue said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I'm always looking for new techniques.

Artyjen said...

Great tag Wendy.
Am very pleased you have changed your blog colour layout. I found it quite taxing reading it with the black background!! LOL
However for some reason your blog is now very large and I have to use the slide bar to read everything from left to right!!! HOL
xoxo Sioux

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I love the new look of the Blog and I LOVE that Tag!!! Trying to get my hands on some of your embossing paste, I finally used up all of the old stuff I had in the craft room LOL

Julie Steed said...

Oh man! I want to get my paints out now but I have to head off to a meeting all day. Ugh. LOVELY tag as always, Wendy.

SusanK said...

Gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS! And I plan to see you in Bloomington, Good Lord willing and that the creek don't rise! Okay, fat chance of the creek rising since we're entering a drought.

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous!! I love all of the texture and dimension in the background!! And thanks for the awesome tutorial - it's so much easier to follow along with the pictures!! What a fabulous tag!! I was so excited to see that you were adding a class in Bloomington - until I saw Illinois instead of Indiana...darn :) Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Barbara said...

Great tutorial - easy to follow.I cetainly will give this a try! So inspirational. x

Lori said...

Pure awesomeness as always!

Helen said...

I had to speed read this but will come back and peruse it properly when I have more time - but I saw and read enough to know it is gorgeous!!!

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous tag & an excellent tutorial, thanks Wendy. Have a great weekend.

Redanne said...

So glad that you showed a step by step, so informative and what a fabulous result. Got my Archivals now but need that clear paste now! Hugs, Anne x

Vic said...

I love this! I've only done a "dip sample" of my translucent paste. I need to make art!

Sharon Y said...

I'm inspired to get some of that yummy paste and make some art. The multiple layers are just amazing. Thanks for the stepped out tutorial.

Sandra said...

thanks for sharing - this is wonderful!
Sandra ltb

Donna said...

Beautiful and cool at the same time! Wendy style!
Thanks for sharing!

Giovana Smith said...

Beautiful!!

margaeli said...

Got a new palette knife this last weekend to do a better job with embossing paste. Love your examples, just need to improve my skill in working with it. And placed an order today for the clear embossing paste today; can't wait to get my hands on it now!!! Now: more time needed to make art!! :)

Mac Mable said...

You clever person...Just love all that you do and so inspirational..Thanks fro sharing x

Peg Robinson said...

So beautiful!

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akmoose said...

3 things: 1.Love the new look of your blog. 2. Glad your back posting 3. Can't wait to get some translucent paste! I can imagine some cool snowy backgrounds for winter! Thanks as always for an amazing inspiration.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Finally found & ordered some translucent paste, and I've been waiting anxiously for it's arrival! This tag looks great, and I can't wait to try all the techniques!

Cindi (aka iring) said...

Wendy,

I had so much fun in your tag art class yesterday at Everything Scrapbook & Stamps! You are a wonderful teacher. Thank you so much! I'm glad you suggested Christmas gift making ... who wouldn't love some fancied up art parts?!

Thank you for bringing so many stamps and stencils and inks and paints for us to use. My wish list is growing like your flowers!

Safe travels ... come back to FL soon!

Cindi (the one who had to sneak peeks of your tags when you weren't looking, haha!)

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Cheryl Grigsby said...

Your tutorials are the BEST. I should know better than to read your blog in my pjs. I won't be able to get to my pastes for at least 2 hours!

G~G said...

this is absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing and for being a great inspiration...

Eileen said...

My oh my .. got to try all this loveliness! ... Thanks for sharing I know it takes some time but for us its soooo worth it ! X

Betty M said...

These sound like really fun techniques to play with.
Gorgeous tag.

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