Sunday, October 14, 2012

Time Flies!


Hello Everyone! Judy here, this is my first blog post as a
Viva Las Vegastamps DT member!
I hope this project inspires you to get out your stamping supplies and play along.  

I had a lot of fun creating this tutorial to share with you, the
stamps I used:
Flying bird
Time Flies

I love all the stamps on this plate: #893 
My finished tags, 3 1/4" x 4 3/4."
To begin; you will need Kromecote glossy cardstock, a tag die and die cutting tool. It’s hard to stop making these once you see how beautiful they look! While you have the supplies out die-cut a few more tags.

Place tag down glossy side up on non stick craft sheet; apply no more than three colors of oil pastels crayons to cover the tag. I used blue, purple, and white.
tag with oil pastel crayons
After the tag is covered with oil pastel crayons, use a 1" foam brush to add one layer of gesso over the tag. If your gesso is thick, spray the tag with a little water. (You will need a thin coat of gesso to cover tag.) Let dry to touch. Very important, place you tag on a scrap piece of paper and not on your craft sheet. Then use fine sandpaper to remove some of the gesso. Some of oil pastel might be removed down to the Kromecote with just a little blue color, that's OK. Clean residue from tag with soft dry cloth.
Place your sanded tag back on craft sheet, apply distress inks using Ranger foam ink applicator, stamp bird and quote images with black archival ink, while distress ink and black ink is still wet, place tag on scrap paper and immediately pour Viva Las Vegastamps Ultra High-Gloss Clear Embossing Powder over the tag. Pour off excess and then heat set with embossing tool. Portions of the tag and images will have a high gloss finish, other portions of tag will be matte finish.  

Die cut a tag with chipboard. Adhere Miracle Tape on back of finished tag and adhere to chipboard tag. Attach May Arts Ribbon to the top with a mini stapler to finish.
The results; Amazing! I love the finish using the ultra high gloss embossing powder.
VLVS Supplies:
Other supplies:
Oil Pastel Crayons; Caran d'Ache
Sizzix; Scallop tag die
Ranger distress inks; frayed burlap, stormy sky
Ranger Craft sheet
Ranger mini-stapler
Ranger archival black ink
Die cutting machine
Fine grade sandpaper
1" foam brush
Gesso (liquid)

Tag # 2
After I finished making the first tag,
I was playing around with different paints and came up with this technique.
The supplies are the same as above with the change of one product.
Instead of gesso, I used Pearl Dabber paint by Ranger over the oil pastels.  


Thank you for viewing my first tutorial!



Dorothy said...

Awesome!! Gonna have to try this!!

Aimee said...



Sandra Strait said...

Fantastic technique!

Marjie Kemper said...

Great tute, Judy. Love those stamps!

Glenda T. said...

Gorgeous, I need to get that bird stamp!!

Lyneen said...

Love that bird stamp!!! I have it but haven't used it yet!