Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sending Wishes

Hi hi everyone!!  Michele here with you today and I would like to share a fun background technique that I saw over on Mr. Holtz's blog last year.  Paint and stamps together can create a fun shabby looking background.  Let's get started...

You will need a tag, acrylic paint, stamps, clear embossing power, a paper towel and water to start.

 I used Writing Background (Item 16207 Plate 1287) and Writing Circles Background (Item 19567 Plate 1455) for my background layer.

VLVS! High Gloss Embossing Powder creates an amazing resist.

Paint over the entire tag.  Let dry to the touch, leaving a bit tacky.

 I did 2 layers of paint for a bit more depth.  Then I used Coffee Ring Stain (Item 19230 Plate 926) and Mesh Texture (Item 19569 Plate 1455) for the next layer.

So here is my finished tag with a few more awesome VLVS! images fussy cut and water colored with my Distress Markers.

Tricycle Girl Mailing Letter (Item 19558 Plate 1451) and Happy Moon (Item 19507 Plate 1450).

We have also got some Um Wow Studios layered clouds, glass glitter, thread and gesso.

 Along with a bit of Tim Holtz tissue tape.

Thanks for stopping by...until next time, get inky!!


Chris said...

Love it!

Lucy E. said...

I love your cool background!
The little girl at the mailbox is
so adorable!
Great job, Michele :-)

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous tag and a great technique I will have to try !
Corrie x

Shanna Shands said...

I love it. Really cute!