Saturday, April 30, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
Swipe bingo dauber ink on a manila tag and spray with water. Let dry. Create a stencil with hand punch and an index card. Spread molding paste with a palette knife through handmade stencil. Molding paste was created by Art C by Momenta. Let Dry. Stamp image (Lost Coast Design) in Archival Ink Jet Black. Apply wash tape to the bottom of the tag. Pounce Pewter paint by Tim Holtz around the images. Let dry.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Punch cherry stamps along the bottom of a manila tag. Adhere red cardstock to the back of the tag. Stamp script stamp (Stampington) in two colors (Rose Bud and New Sprout) of Momento ink on tag. Do both first and second generation stamping. Stamp quote with Archival Ink Jet Black. The alphabet stamp set is from Wordsworth. The quote is from Pablo Neruda.
First and second generation stamping is when you ink a stamp and then stamp it and before you reink it again you stamp it again creating a fainter image. Its is a way to get more out of your stamps and ink.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The challenge for this week on the One Little Tag Craft Challenge is adding fiber. I don't often use fiber in my art so I have been struggling to keep up with this challenge. I thought the rope from this stamp set qualified as fiber. I know it is a stretch but hey I am an artist.
Clean a stencil by pressing the wet paint a manila tag. This will create a reverse ghost image. Let dry. All images are from Stencil1 and are stamped with Archival Ink Jet Black. Stamp the star and anchor images first, then mask off using post-it notes before stamping rope image.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Adhere book text to a manila tag. Using left over acrylic paint on a non stick craft sheet, spray water on craft sheet. Drag tag through the puddle of water downed paint until background is as you wish. Using gel medium adhere colored string in a circle on tag. Let dry. Doodle flower using an permanent marker. Doodle detail on the top of the tag.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Using an old book create string painting. One way to do it is this way from One Minute Muse. I used three colors of acrylic paint and three pieces of string. Let dry. Tear out of book and adhere to a manila tag. Stamp flower images (Inkadinkado) with Archival Ink Jet Black on the text paper. Stamp Text image (Lost Coast Designs) on handmade paper with Archival Ink Jet Black. Tear out image and adhere to tag.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
The background was created by spraying left over mica spray (Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist) with water then mopping it up with a manila tag. Let that dry. Stamp images with Archival Ink Jet Black. The female image is from Dylusions, the script stamp is from a Stamp in the Hand Stamp and manufacturer of the netting image is unknown. Wrap paper ribbon embellishment around tag and adhere. String charm on twine and then wrap around tag and adhere to the back.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Smear acrylic paint in a ombre pattern on a manila tag. Let dry. Using Dylusions Stencil in a brick pattern outline brick image with permanent marker. Stamp quote on a sticker label with Recollections Stamps and Archival Ink in Jet Black. Adhere Crazy Cat Image on to tag.
The Crazy Cat image was created for me by a friend. She used the Tim Holtz Stamps and dies.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Today the musical artist Prince died. His music has been part of the soundtrack of my life. As a teenager I was into alternative music and his fusion of rock, R&B, jazz and synthesized music was amazing. The song Starfish and Coffee was sort of an anthem for me. The idea of a young girl who did not fit in with everyone else and was teased for it resounded with the experience I had in school. This tag was made in his honor.
Spread several colors of acrylic paint on a non stick craft sheet. Mist with water. Smoosh manila tag into the paint, making sure to cover the entire tag. Let it dry. Stamp script stamp (A Stamp in the Hand) over the acrylic paint using Archival Ink Jet Black. Stamp quote on handmade paper with the same ink. Tear out each word individually. Spray a puddle of Dylusions Spray in Crushed Grape on a non stick craft sheet. Spray stamped pieces of paper with quote on it and then dip edges in the purple puddle. Let dry. Adhere to tag.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Harriet Tubman has always been a heroine for me. Today it was announced she would be the first Female on US paper currency and the first person of African Descent on any US Currency. I am excited because I hope this means generations of Americans with be curious to find out all the great things this one woman was able to accomplish. This tag was a simple one because there is not way a tag could include all the accomplishments this woman has done and all the inspiration she has provided to me. Every time I look up into the stars I think of how she used the North Star to lead people to their freedom. It is believed she led over 300 people out of slavery. Amazing.
Green acrylic paint was spread on a manila tag with a gift card. Let dry. Stamp image of Harriet Tubman (Post Script Studio) and the sentiment with Archival Ink Jet Black.
Unfortunately Postscript Studio is no longer manufacturing stamps. This stamp is on a stamp block with 3 other images, of Einstein, Billie Holiday and Frida Kahlo. All are people I admire. I originally bought this stamps in 2004 but lost it in Hurricane Katrina. I watched for it on Ebay for years after the hurricane. I wanted it back. In 2014, it finally was on Ebay I bought it out right and did not just bid on it I wanted it that badly. A small victory over a natural disaster.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
This technique was one that was part of the Mixed Media Morsels challenge organized by Cat Hand on Youtube https://youtu.be/8myU_lw9DEA
Paint a manila tag with gesso. Let dry. Cut up piece of colorful paper into different size triangles. I used a magazine picture but in her video Cat Hand used gelli prints. Adhere to the tag in a mosaic design. Cover with gel medium to secure all pieces. Let Dry. Stamp Script stamp (A Stamp in the Hand Stamps) and Archival Ink Jet Black over the mosaic. Apply Tim Holtz Tissue tape. Stamp Seashell (Judikins) and quote (Invoke Stamps) in Archival Ink Jet Black on handmade paper. Adhere to tag.
Monday, April 18, 2016
A colorful magazine picture was adhered to a manila tag and painted over with Gesso. Let dry.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
Paint white glue on a manila tag. Let dry. Spray tag with gold mica spray(Tattered Angels Glitter Mists.) With acrylic paint and a foam stamp, stamp the scroll image. Let dry. Stamp dress image on text page with Archival Ink Jet Black and color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush. Adhere to tag. Cut out model's head from a magazine ad, adhere to tag. Outline image with Sharpie marker.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Collage elements can be found anywhere. The label on this tag is from the dollar store and the strawberry image is from a magazine.
Stamp image of strawberries(Anita Stamps) with Archival Ink Jet Black. Color images with Zig Clear Color Real Brush Markers. Spray entire tag with water to get the color to run and bleed. Let dry. Cut out image from magazine and adhere to tag. Stamp words on office tag with Archival Ink Jet Black.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
This tag started as a magazine collage on a manila tag. Tiny bits of a pretty magazine picture were torn up and then adhered to the tag in a random pattern to create a texture background. Gel medium was spread over it to seal all the edges. This was allowed to dry over night.
Once it was dry, the image of sea shell collage (Post Script Studio) was stamped over the collage with Archival Ink Jet Black. Focal image (Stampington) was stamped onto handmade paper with the same ink and then colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Then cut out and adhered to tag. Sentiment was also from a magazine and was adhered over the collage as well.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Adhere tissue paper to a manila tag, make sure to create lots of texture. Dry brush acrylic paint in three colors onto tissue paper. Using two different juice lids and black acrylic paint, stamp circles on tag. Let dry. Stamp Peacock image (Inkadinkado) on a blank book page with Archival Ink Jet Black. Adhere to tag. Adhere sticker to tag.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
Create background by cleaning off acrylic paint off a stencil with a baby wipe. Use wipe to blend colors. Allow to dry. Stamp image (DragonflyLaser Stamps) with Archival Ink Jet Black. Mask with post it note. Holding marker up right dot ink around image. By holding the marker upright the dots will be more circular. Repeat with two other colors. Weave washi tape to create corner border.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Paint an manila tag with blue acrylic paint, while still wet lay cling film over tag and scrunch it up. Let dry. Stamp bird stamp (Manufacturer unknown) several times using Archival Ink Jet Black. Die cut label out of cardstock. Stamp word on label with Archival Ink Jet Black and alphabet stamp (Manufacturer unknown), Adhere label to tag. Adhere sequins to label.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
A text page was colored with watercolor crayons and activated with water. Once dry, it was stamped with daisy cluster stamp(Hero Arts) using Archival Ink Jet Black. Adhered to a manila tag. Stamped the three birds (Hero Arts) and sentiment (Rubber Soul) on book page using Archival Ink Jet Black. Images were cut out with sizzex die and big shot. Color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Squares are adhered to tag. Embellished with paper flowers.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Tear a paper doily into piece and adhere to a manila tag. Color watercolor crayon over the doily, activate by moistening a finger and rubbing the color into the groves of the doily. Creat circles using two size bottle lids and black acrylic paint. Stamp phrase and bird (both are Dina Wakley stamps) on tissue paper with Archival Ink Jet Black. Adhere to tag. Apply gems to tag.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
This tag is a collaboration between myself and my friend Becky. She created the crazy cat using Tim Holtz stamps and die cuts.
Tear pieces of music paper and adhere to a manila tag. When dry, color with watercolor crayons and activate with water. Stamp quote in Archival Ink Jet Black onto book paper. The quote is from a Tori Amos song "Crucify." Adhere the quote and the cat on the tag.
The main image was created from a prompt of Cat Held's Mixed Media Morsels and inspired by a friend, Laurelle. Here is the video of Cat Held demoing the technique. It is surprisingly easy but makes some dramatic paper. I made about 5 pages of it in one setting. I am sure it will show up in more of my tags.
Color a manila Tag with with metallic watercolor crayons. Using a Tim Stencil and a baby wipe rub away the design creating a ghost image. Create background text paper using the Mixed Media Morsel painted circle technique. Using a Dylusions mask, cut out image of female from the created paper. Adhere to tag. Outline with dashes using an india ink marker. Adhere a strip of the created paper along the edge. Adhere the line from a book. The line is "She thought of the love in the heathen woman's breast, from an Andersen's Fairy Tale.
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Stencil left over green acrylic paint over a manila card using a Tim Holtz stencil. Let dry. Using a Dylusions Mask, color over mask on a piece of text using water color crayons. Outline image with india ink marker. Stamp quote on old text paper, cut out and outline with an india marker. Adhere to tag.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Since it was April Fool's day I wanted a tag about fools or being foolish. This line from a Miranda Lambert song popped into my head.