Tuesday, September 11, 2012

My Girl's Dreaming of Painter's Tape...

It's Tuesday!!! Welcome to Viva Las Vegastamps!!! Susan here with my top of the month post. Today I am sharing another quick and easy technique using a household item...BLUE PAINTERS TAPE!!! You know you have some...go run and find it. I'm going to show you how to make a beautiful and dramatic background.

First a little reminder...



LAST CALL! Sept. 15th is the DEADLINE to apply to the Viva Las VegaStamps! Design Team Call!! We’re looking for all types of artists and welcome anyone who has a passion for rubber stamping to apply! Bring on the Mixed Media Artists, the Card Makers, the Scrapbookers, the Altered Artists, the Scene Stampers… this MEAN YOU!! International welcome to apply, too! CLICK HERE for DETAILS. I hope you will apply...you know you want to...just DO IT - that's what I did!

With my roll of blue painters tape in hand...I gathered my plate of Viva Las Vegastamps! #1268, plate #1273 VLVS Steampunk Stamps, "Vintage Fan Lady On Balloon" #17461, a sheet of A2 size Kromecote, assortment of distress and dye inks and stipple brush, a creme and plum cardstock, black Versafine ink, 1/4" & 1/2" Miracle Tape, and a section of german scrap floral.


Tear sections of painters tape and remove some of the stickiness by applying it to cloth first. Then apply as desired onto Kromecote.


Then I stamped several images with warm grey dye ink - then gently heat set ink, careful not to melt the tape to the paper. Using a stipple brush, I blended in several colors of distress inks. Then gently heat set ink again. I blotted excess ink off the tape with paper towel before peeling off.


Then gently remove painters tape. Set aside painter's tape for reuse.


Now you want to mask off areas you stamped with torn tape. This doesn't have to be perfect. If there are areas exposed and/or covered, this is GREAT!


Now repeat the process again. I stamped several other images using warm grey dye ink and heat set. Then blended in color with stipple brush and heat set again. I gently remove the tape to reveal this FABULOUS background...
     

Now final assembly. I trimmed the edges, stippled some color to the white areas, inked edges with a plum dye ink and heat set. I mounted this background to a plum cardstock card base using 1/2" Miracle Tape. I stamped the "Pensive Girl" #16033 onto cream cardstock using black Versafine ink and heat set. **A TIP** I tried several stamping her with several different inks...I found the versafine gave the absolute best detail out of ALL of the inks tried. I added some subtle color detail with my Ranger Distress Markers applied with a water brush. I set her leaning on a ledge of two torn strips of cardstock accented with the floral german scrap border. 

This Little Girl's a Steampunk Dream!!!


Thanks so much for dropping by today! Linger around to see the projects by the fabulous Viva Las Vegastamps! Desgin Team or pop on over to the Viva Las Vegastamps! store - loads of new stamps have just been added - Halloween, Christmas and many more!

If you would like to see more of my creations please visit my blog, sbartist : painting in the dark HERE. I'll be back with another stamping adventure real soon! Hope you have an inky day! Sb

10 comments:

cbee said...

that's a great card! great idea! thanks for the tutorial!

Julie S. said...

I've tried painters tape before but didn't think of destickifying it on cloth first - brilliant!

by belle said...

Great technique!! Thanks for sharing!!

Sandra Strait said...

Awesomesauce! Beautiful card and I love this technique!

Barbara Rankin said...

Wonderful card, Susan. Love the tape technique. It made a wonderful background. I am going to try it out, too. TFS

leslierahye said...

beautiful Susan! Great technique!

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Oh my word! I love...Love...LOVE...what you did..it totally rocks...thanks for sharing.

Candace Jedrowicz said...

Very cool!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Great ideas for technique use. Thanks, for sharing.

Margaret said...

Fabulous technique and the finished card is wonderful!!!