Thursday, March 21, 2013

Framed Collage

Hi - Judy here, I enjoyed making this project using these images: face collage stamp, harlequin diamond background and art is the last. These stamped images are framed with a product I discovered six years ago and I'm amazed each time I use it. 

VLVS stamps:

VLVS supplies:

Cut manila card stock 3 ½” x 5.” Use foam applicator to apply broken china and shattered straw inks to manila card stock, while ink is wet, spray with a little water and heat set to dry.
Ink harlequin diamond background with broken china ink and stamp over inked background.  Set aside.  
Use black ink to stamp art is the last form of magic that exists image on die-cut piece, heat set, and then apply gathered twig distress ink to frame piece.
Stamp Face collage with Archival black on Kromecote glossy card stock, heat set, and then color image with distress markers. Trim face collage.  Set aside.  

Tar Gel Frame:
Die cut frame front and back with chipboard, place frame on scrap paper, apply two coats of juniper dabber paint on frame, once dry, place frame down on wax paper, and then drizzle clear tar gel over the frame with a plastic fork or knife.

My suggestion; drizzle off the frame and drizzle back on for best results. The tar gel goes on milky but dries clear. You need blank areas for the next step. The clear tag gel should be syrupy. If not add a teaspoon of distilled water at a time to thin and stir with plastic knife.

When tar gel is dry and clear you are ready for the next step:
Rub a brown distress ink over frame; this will give the frame a vintage look. Set aside to dry and then wipe excess off the raised design. You will have a unique piece to frame your artwork. 
Note: I have used this product on wood frames it turns out beautiful each time. 
Finishing frame:
Use Miracle Tape to adhere face collage and quote on harlequin background. Sandwich frame and back of frame with Miracle Sheet. If you have the easel die add to back of frame to finish.
Finished piece: 4 1/4” x 6.”

Other supplies:
Sizzix Scallop Frame and Frame Back 4 1/4” x 6”
Sizzix easel die
Ranger distress inks; Gathered twig, broken china, shattered straw
Golden Clear Tar Gel
Ranger Dabber paint; juniper
Ranger archival black ink
Ranger Distress markers
Plastic knife
Sizzix die cutting tool and long cutting plates
Manila card stock
Piece of white card stock
Wax paper
Scrap paper

Have a nice day!
Design Team Member- Judy Cantrell


Sandra Strait said...

Love the collage, and thank you for the technique using tar gel medium. I've been thinking about trying it out and now I intend to!

2amscrapper said...

Thanks for all the tips. Great piece!

Squiddy said...

I love using tar gel. sometimes I stir in a teeny bit of PearlEx too. Love the card too