Showing posts with label ePlay Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ePlay Challenge. Show all posts

Monday, August 18, 2014

A Vintage Journey #12 - Time Flies

I finally got my very first Journal Page completed and adhered into my very first Journal (seen on this post here).  My design is based on the latest A Vintage Journey challenge - Time Flies.
I have quite a few photos showing many of the steps I took to make my page -  I wanted to start out with acrylic paints - and although I am trying to get comfortable with the Tim Holtz/grunge/steampunk look - I find I'm still kind of a neat freak.  Since I really didn't know what I was going to do - I started my work on a panel of white card stock instead of working directly on the page in my journal - so if I made a complete mess - I could start over!
So - after covering the page with White Gesso and letting it dry - I brushed 3 different colors of Dina Wakley Acrylic paints (Sky, White, Lemon) mixed with a lot of water - over the page.
Thinking I wanted it a little darker -  I brushed on more paint  I realized after I was done - if I waited between colors - they wouldn't have blended so much - but I really wasn't sure what I was trying to do anyway - so I continued on!
After that dried overnight  I added some birds in flight using Wendy Vecchi Metallic Gold Embossing Paste and Dina Wakley's Birds Stencil.  (I am SO impatient!  I want to go from one step to the next in one sitting - and that just cannot happen with paints and embossing pastes!)  I'm realizing you have to allow 4-5 days to make a journal page if you are using paints and pastes!
The next day - I did more stenciling using Wendy Vecchi's Translucent Embossing Paste and Dina Wakley's Plastic Canvas stencil.  The paste looks sort of white here because I had just put it on - but it drys clear.
So now I felt the paint colors and gold embossing paste were too bright and 'clean' - so I mixed some white paint with a lot of water and brushed a 'wash' over the whole page to tone it down.
After the wash dried - I spritzed the whole page with Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray.  Then I just started adding things -  Remnant Rubs, Chit Chat Stickers, Film Strip Ribbon adhered with my Tiny Attacher, and Deco Type Industrious Stickers.  I drew around the Chit Chat Stickers with a black Stabilo Pencil and rubbed it with my finger to blend the lines in.
The clock face is cut from a piece of paper from Tim Holtz Paper Stash/Collage pad.  I brushed Rusty Hinge Distress Paint over the Game Spinner - dried it with my heat tool and adhered it through the page with a brad - I realize now I should have added two hands for a clock (DUH!!)   The sentiment is from Tim Holtz set - Classics #16.  Along the bottom I inked Tim's Cargo Stencil with Archival Orange Blossom Ink.
I also have found it's tricky to know when to stop adding things on to a project.  Sometimes you find out when you add that 'one more thing' and it ruins the project (!)  I stopped here for my page - layered it to a slightly larger piece of black card stock (to give me a clean edge!) and adhered it into my Journal  - and I'm happy with it!
In addition to the A Vintage Journey Challenge

I'm also entering this into the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Stencils and Pastes
and the August eclectic Paperie ePlay challenge - any kind of Embossing


Stamps:  Classics #16 - Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, Tim Holtz Paper Stash/Collage.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy, Archival Jet Black and Orange Blossom
Accessories:  Non Stick Craft Sheet, Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints Sky, White, Lemon, Dina Wakley Brushes, Dina Wakley Birds Stencil and Plastic Canvas, Ranger Distresser, Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray, Black Stabilo Pencil, Scor Tape, Rusty Hinge Distress Paint, Idea-ology - Film Strip Ribbon, Game Spinners, Chit Chat Stickers, Remnant Rubs Botanicals, Industrious stickers/Deco Type, Mini Blending tool, Ranger Tiny Attacher, Wendy Vecchi Metallic Gold and Translucent Embossing Pastes, palette knife, Tim Holtz Cargo Stencil.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Vintage Journey, Our Creative Corner and ePlay

I'm excited to be sharing a project I made for three challenges -  A Vintage Journey - Challenge #9 - to use every stamp in a stamp set (with a Tim Holtz influence),  Our Creative Corner Challenge - Use Home Made Flowers and Hand Dyed Ribbon, and this month's eclectic Paperie ePlay challenge - to alter a bottle.
I decorated a plain rose colored bottle that I got at Michaels for $1.99 - and a possible use for it would be to hold some of my paint brushes on my work table as shown here!
So let me show you how I decorated my plain bottle and how I hit all the points in all three challenges - WARNING - lots of pictures to follow!  I've linked all the products in or at the end of my post.
First, I covered my bottle with Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste, applying it with my fingers- and let it dry.
 Next I covered the bottle with Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste - and let it dry.  After it was dry and crackled - I sponged the bottle with Ranger Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry and Gathered Twigs. (no picture of this step!)
 I wanted to place all the images from The Chemist set on my bottle - but I didn't want the images to cover all the crackle and color - so I decided to decoupage it by stamping the images on white tissue paper with Archival Jet Black Ink and then coloring the images with Ranger Distress Stains Frayed Burlap, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass and Worn Lipstick (Ink Palette Distress Technique from Tim's Compendium of Curiosities Vol II Page 51) and my water brush.  I wasn't sure if the color would still show after I decoupaged it onto the bottle - so this became my little experiment!
 I cut the images close to the edges and laid them out on my grid paper that I marked roughly with the circumference size of the bottle so I could see how they would fit without overlapping.
 Then I started adhering the images to the bottle by brushing Matte Mod Podge on the bottle, laying the image over it and then brushing the Mod Podge over the tissue paper image - being careful not to get it so wet that the tissue would tear.  Then I let it dry overnight.
 Here are views of the 4 images after the Mod Podge Dried.  At this point I wanted to grunge up the surface a bit and so I added some Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing paste with my finger randomly around the images.  I also used my Distress Spritzer with a black soot Distress Marker to add a little splatter.  Here's the 1st of 4 images.  You can still see the colors on the images - very faintly!
 I adhered a couple of Mini Gears using Glue N Seal.  Here's the 2nd of the 4 images.
 Here's the 3rd of the 4 images.  My hand made flower is below this image and I'll show you that in a moment!
 And finally, the 4th of the 4 images in this stamp set -  the Chemist himself!
 I added a Numeral to his apron - coloring it with Rust Alcohol Ink and Pearl Mixative.  I also stained the cork stopper using Ranger Distress Stains Picked Raspberry and Frayed Burlap.
 Here is my handmade flower.  I had the pieces already made, left over from a project I posted a few weeks ago - so I just had to curve it, color it and layer it.  I rubbed some Frayed Burlap Distress Stain on the petals to grunge it up a bit.  The Gold Berry Flower Center is by Wendy Vecchi/Blossom Bucket.
 I made the flower by layering a piece of Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric to a piece of Wendy Vecchi Art Parts Clearly for Art Modeling Film using Glue N Seal
 Once it dried -  I cut the flowers out of the sheet using my Tattered Florals die.
 The Modeling Film will soften when you use your heat tool on it - so I was able to curve the petals
 And finally - my hand dyed ribbon.  I dyed my Crinkle Ribbon by rubbing Picked Raspberry and Frayed Burlap Distress Stains on my Nonstick Craft Mat - spritzing it with Perfect Pearl Mist - then pulling the ribbon through it - crinkling it up and drying it with my heat tool.
I wanted the ribbon to look masculine to go with the Chemist images - so I tied it with just a small bow - and threaded both tails through an Idea-ology Buckle.  I stuck a Philosophy tag through the bow with a Memo Pin and just let the long tails hang on the side of the bottle.
and finally - I rubbed more of  the Gold Embossing Paste on the ribbon.
Even though this is a rather masculine project -  I think it will be staying on my work table - giving me a lovely artistic container to look at while I create more art!
Ok - I think I'm done now!   SO sorry for keeping you so long!  I hope you'll join in on all three of these inspiring challenges!   A Vintage JourneyOur Creative Corner - and eclectic Paperie ePlay challenge -  go and get creative!


Stamps:  The Chemist - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  White Tissue Paper - from stash.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Picked Raspberry, Gathered Twigs, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  bottle - Michaels, Glue N Seal - Ranger, Mod Podge Matte; Gold Embossing Paste, Crackled Texture Paste, Art Parts Clearly for Art Modeling Film, Gold Berry Flower Center/Blossom Bucket - Wendy Vecchi; Distress Spritzer, Black Soot Distress Marker - Ranger; Adirondack Pearl Mixative and Rust Alcohol Ink; Ranger Distress Stains Frayed Burlap, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass and Worn Lipstick; Perfect Pearl Mist - Ranger; Tattered Floral Die - Tim Holtz Alterations. Eclectic Elements Fabric - Ranger, Idea-ology Mini Gears, Buckles, Philosophy Tags, Memo Pins, Mini Numerals, crinkle ribbon.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July ePlay Challenge - Alter a Bottle


Today I'm the host (for the first time!) of the July eclectic Paperie Blog - ePlay Challenge - and my challenge to everyone is to alter a bottle - glass, plastic, big or small -  take it from plain to WOW!  You have the whole month of July to play along - and if you link up your project you could win a $25 gift certificate from owner Kim - the eclectic Paperie store!

Here is the bottle I altered
and here is how I made it  'WOW'!
 I added some blooms from my garden to my pretty little vase -  Goldenstar and Dianthus.

To see just how I made this beautiful transformation -  please check out my post at the eclectic Paperie blog here.
Here's what I used:
Paper:  Idea-ology Paper Stash 8"x8" Collage
Ink:  Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, Gathered Twigs, Adirondack Alcohol Inks Stonewashed, Rust, Lettuce and Alcohol Blending Solution
Accessories:  Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Silver Embossing Paste and Crackle Texture PasteIdea-ology Fragments/Charms, Linen Ribbon, Industrious Stickers/Borders; Glossy Accents, ScorTape.