Saturday, July 13, 2013

Just Us Girls #197 - Technique Challenge

Hi everyone!  It's technique week over at Just Us Girls and Maria chose a challenge that really intimidated me until I sat down and tried it!  This week we are using Mixed Media as our challenge.  She found this great video over at Splitcoast Stampers for you to watch and to be inspired.

I watched this video along with several others, including videos from Tim Holtz and Jennifer McGuire.  Jennifer did a flower similar to this and I loved it and stared there.  The flower is from Papertrey Ink's Delightful Dahlia set.  I stamped it in Versamark on watercolor paper then heat embossed it with white ep.  I applied Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick distress stains, and spritzed it with water to help move and puddle the inks.  I let it sit for a while to dry.  I did the same for the leaf, however I only had Peeled Paint distress ink and no other green inks to get some dimension.  Then I took a Ranger manila tag and applied the Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick inks on the tag and spritzed it with water too.  I heat set it and let the inks move around while heating it.  This is where I stray from the video.  I was supposed to apply Gesso or white acrylic paint to the tag, but didn't have either, so I left it.  I then used a Dylusions stencil (from Ranger) and some pearl Modeling Cream to create this border.  I used an old credit card to spread the modeling cream into the openings of the stencil.  The results were so cool!
Since the Modeling Cream was pearl, it really shimmers!  Here's a side view of that.  The sentiment is from PTI's Stylish Sentiments:  Birthday and was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.  I added some seam binding to the hole.  I'm entering this tag into our county fair in August.

I was so excited about this technique that I decided to make a card for my friend's upcoming birthday.  I did the same technique for the flower, leaf, and background paper.  Except this time I covered the background paper with Picket Fence distress stain.  It lightened it up and muted it a bit.

Again, here is a shot of the shimmer of the Molding Cream.

Here are the two side-by-side.  You can see how the background on the card is more muted.  Love this technique!

You have to check out these blogs to see what the JUGs design team did with this technique.
ETA:  I'm also entering this in Moxie Fab World's Birthday Tags and Wraps Challenge!  Perfect fit for my tag!

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Delightful Dahlia, Stylish Sentiment:  Birthday (PTI)
Paper:  Neenah white, pear pizzazz, Ranger manila tag, watercolor paper
Ink:  Worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, peeled paint, and picket fence distress inks, Versafine onyx black, Versamark
Accessories:  Delightful Dahlia die (PTI), white ep, Modeling Cream (Creative Imagination), Dylusions stencil diamond border (Ranger), dimensionals



Vicki Dutcher said...

Absolutely outstanding! You turned out a beautiful creation -- I like what that cream did! Killer job :)

Alyssa S said...

So, so pretty! I love it!!

Toni Hinchcliffe said...

Lisa, I love what you did with this! And thank you for the excellent explanation! I am going to go play with these techniques right now! Your work is just gorgeous!

Marisa said...

You blew this technique out of the water, Lisa!! Your tag and card are GORGEOUS!!

Crystal said...

These are soooo pretty Lisa so lovin the matching tag!!!!

Tangii said...

The tag and the card are just fabulous girl!!!! I am soooo trying this out! :) Thanks for the inspiration <3

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

Gorgeous, Lisa. Fabulous tutorial of your own!! Your raised border looks fantastic and even boasts your beloved shimmer effect:)

Nancy said...

Lisa....As I mentioned the other day your tag is AMAZING! The pair of them will make anyone feel sooo special! Outstanding! ( putting my card on the technique graphic made me smile!) Thanks so much!

Angie said...

Stunning!!! Your card and tag are gorgeous!!!! I love the modeling cream, guess what I am going to buy next time I get to go to a craft store?!! :)

Kathi said...

Your tag and card are beautiful. I saw it over at Jugs and had to come find out the details.

Tracey C. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Lisa!!! Totally love the results you got with the modeling cream - and those bright beautiful colors on the flowers and backgrounds! *THUNK* love!!!

Cath said...

Hey Lisa! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Tags & Wraps Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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