Monday, April 30, 2012

Life is about creating yourself...it's a Secret and Fragile process

This is a tag showcasing Adirondack Products...Inks and Paints.

It's done almost entirely with just that line from Ranger.




I used Dylusions and Tim Holtz Stamps to lay down a resist with Clover and Lemonade Pigment Inks and Embossing Powder.

 I applied Dye Inks with pieces of Cut-n-Dry Foam all over the top of the embossed images.




The Pen Nibs are painted on with a brush and Alcohol Inks .

The Word Key was really fun.

I used Clear Embossing Powder, Alcohol Inks and a touch of Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber.




Some Eggplant Alcohol Ink and Snow Cap Dabber shabbied up the Word Band.

And the really cool thing I love about this Pigment Ink is the way it embossed onto metal.

Just push the Ornate Plate into the Bottle ink pad and then covered with clear embossing powder. The effect is amazing!!!


It keeps the dark ridges and turned out VERY cool.





Then I used the Dye Inks to dye the Crinkle Ribbon.



The added black numbers and letters were stamped here and there with Jet Black Archival Ink and Pitch Black Paint Dabber.

Use the Dabber if you want to push the stamping to the background since it won't adhere to the embossing.

The Archival Ink brings the stamping to the foreground since it WILL stamp onto the embossing as the TOP layer.

The Fragile stamp is stamped onto Manila cardstock and cut to fit the Plate.

I thought the Commute Tissue Tape helped to accent the Word Band.

Sooooo, all in all it was a new experience for me and just using the Adirondack products.
Give it a try and let me know what you think!!
Your Friend in ART,
Linda


Products Used:
Adirondack Pigment Inks - Bottle, Clover, Lemonade, Snow Cap, Pitch Black
Adirondack Dye Inks - Eggplant, Purple Twilight, Terra Cotta, Peach Bellini
Adirondack Paint Dabbers - Pitch Black, Snow Cap
Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Butterscotch, Eggplant, Purple Twilight, Terra Cotta
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Idea-ology - Word Bands, Commute Tissue Tape, Ornate Plates, Crinkle Ribbon, Word Keys, Pen Nibs
Tim Holtz Stamps - Little Labels, Mixed Media
Dylusions Stamps - Basic Backgrounds
Ranger - Matte Multi-Medium, Heat it Tool, Clear Embossing Pad, Clear Embossing Powder, and Cut n'Dry Foam

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag, Linda, you certainly packed a lot into and onto it!! I must reach for something other than my distress inks sometimes too...!!!

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  2. A thing of BEAUTY...just like life!! Can't wait to see you in July!!!

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the colors you used. Wish I had more free time this week to play. Maybe in another life.

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  4. Cool! I'm about to let myself go in my art space and play with lots of messiness and color. You keep me inspired to do this...wish me luck!

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  5. Very striking tag, lovely colour palette and layers of interest. Love it. Tracy x

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  6. Beatiful tag, Linda. I love all the colors, but the colors of metal parts, awesome!
    Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Enabler alert should be posted at the top of this post...I have created another list of colors I must have! Gorgeous tags...TFS!

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  8. LOVE this!!! It is the perfect example of how creative you can be with these products - of course, it helps when they're in the very talented hands of someone like you, lol! Really amazing, Linda!

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  9. WOW! Just gorgeous. I love your BRILLIANT use of colors!

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  10. AMAZING Linda! Loving all the layers.

    Elaine Allen

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  11. I love all that is going on with this tag!!!! You make me want to play; which I absolutely don't have time for right now. I am finishing pages for a collaborative book and then MOVING!! We are headed to Virginia in about a month. The new house is almost bought (closing is in 2 weeeks), I get a studio!!!! Happy days are ahead!!! I'll play once I'm settled. Tags are first on my list!

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  12. Wow, love the effect on that bookplate! Really fun! Amazing tag, love it Linda!

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  13. Wonderful tag!!! I do like the Adirondack line of products!!!

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