Saturday, June 29, 2013

Bloom-Soar-Live and Believe in Dreams Tags

 It's been a rainy day. Bill's watching Wimbledon and I've been playing in the Studio.
 
I got a stash yesterday from Kristin and Retro Cafe Art, so my desk is covered in projects.
 
But these two were well on their way, and of course the fabulous Fresco Paints from PaperArtsy come together and create magic....IMHO.
 
You people here in the States, don't forget to check out the Frantic Stamper links below for all the fantastic Fresco Paints. She has them all!!!  And lots more stamps are on the way!!!!!
 
 
This one starts with Grunge Paste and the Boogie stencil on a tag.
 
Then all the gorgeous paints are added when it's dry...right over the whole thing - Grunge Paste and all.
 
If you want a bit of a tutorial on how to add the layers of paint to your projects...check out this post
 
When it's dry, sand away predominately on the edges.

 
I outlined in Grey Tombow pen and Black permanent extra fine pen.
 
Stamp with Archival Inks and PaperArtsy stamps. And add some Guacamole Paint stamping as well.
 
The Words (you get a whole pile of them already cut apart) are glued on last and then the whole piece is layered onto black chipboard (of course).
 
I edged the tag with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint and added a bow.
 
 
This one started much the same way, only on a larger tag. Add the Grunge Paste with the XY-XX Stencil and let it dry. The stroke marks in the paste create a very interesting texture. I LOVE it.
 
Sponge on the Fresco Paints in a pattern I would call a celestial. But that's just the way I see it.
 
 Sand it to reveal what you like.
 
It needed something, so I hit it with a spritz of Black Marble Dylusions Spray. It broke it up.
 
 
The RAC Star Mix Cutouts are painted and the smaller ones on top have just a dot of Glitter Glue in the center.
 
  
The words are layered onto black chipboard that's had the Brass Distress Paint painted on the top.
 
Add to a piece of plain chipboard that's been painted around the edges, punch a hole, add some Tulle, and it's a done deal.
 
As always, I love to know what you think.
 
Have fun........stay dry!
 
Linda
 
Products Used for Boogie:
Products Used for Believe Tag:
 Both Projects:

16 comments:

kelsey said...

Beautiful Linda! These look absolutely fantastic. My next cover class in a couple of weeks is using home-made texture paste and stencils and I'm sure the girls will love this inspiration!

Linda Cain said...

It's great fun! Have a wonderful class Kelsey!

Leandra Franich said...

Love how the GP turned out on these. It's so sharp thru stencils, loves colour, and great fun to sand back! The effect is brilliant Linda TFS xx

Helen said...

Fabulous projects Linda, just love how you've sanded back the grunge paste!

Carol Q said...

fab tags. sanding the grunge paste acts as a great highlight. have to give this a go!

sam21ski said...

Fab tag Linda, loving that top one, shall have to try sanding the GP back as it looks great!!!

Sam xxx

mamablitger said...

Linda....oh my.... Just LOVE LOVE LOVE your tags ! You are so very creative, talented and kind to share with us ! I feel so very inspired each time you post new projects !!!!! Thanks a LOT for sharing !!!
Hugs from SPAIN

Ria Gall said...

Hi Linda
these are great tags using lots of lovely things including the good old grunge paste that is a must for any crafter to have.
Love how you have layered these up and your use of colour is great
Ria

Sue C said...

Fabulous tags Linda, love how you've used the grey Tombow and black liner pen around the image. Stunning ! Sue C x

Kay Wallace said...

Great motivational tags, Linda!!

butterfly said...

Simply amazing - the sanding away of the colour makes the figures pop so brilliantly!
Alison x

Lori said...

Wow, these are fantastic! Love the sanded grunge paste, what a cool effect!

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

These are fantastic! I'm posting today! xoxo

Netty said...

Hi Linda, loving your wonderful tags.
For some reason am not picking up your blog entries and have missed so much. Thank you for visiting me, hugs Annette x

Julie Steed said...

Lovely tags! Boogie makes me smile.

Marjie Kemper said...

Those are fun tags, Linda! Love the silhouettes and your gorgeous backgrounds.