Sunday, December 22, 2013
Blissful Crafting Journey ~ More Mixed Media Tags
This one is really neat because of the fading in and out color and it's mostly the Alcohol Inks with Powdered Chalk in Water. I mixed it up and used a spray bottle to force the color around and let it naturally dry where ever the color laid from there.
The color kind of reminds me of a Gas/Oil Drip you might see in the Parking Lot of a Gas Station.
This 2nd Tag is similar with the Alcohol Inks and Powdered Chalks in Water by spraying it. I also used some of the shade of brown in the Distress Stains from Tim Holtz/Ranger Ink. You'll see in the bottom left hand corner of this tag that I also added some Glitter to it, too. This dried naturally with the other mediums.
I have a thought - I might add some grunge inked rubber stamp backgrounds to this one - but I don't want to screw up the subtle glitter at the bottom - so I've been on the fence about it. What do you think!?
I made this one with my husband's Grandmother in mind...she LOVES Cardinals. It might be a little too Earth-Toned for her regular color tastes but I think the Cardinal Image Tramps the color.
I did the Distress Stains - DRY - and then sprayed water and dried again. I filled in with watered down Alcohol Inks and dried again and then the Distress Stains - dried - and spritzed with water and dried one more time.
I might try and do a Paper Piecing and/or Grunge or Art Journaling/Junk Journaling with this one in some way, shape, or form.
It's pretty easy-peasy, really! I just used the Alcohol Inks with a bit of water and dried.
I left some of the base paper color exposed on purpose. I figured less is sometimes more.
I often have problems sticking to that but it seemed to work here!
This one is a combination of Alcohol and Distress Inks and Stains, Powdered Chalk, Water, Hair Spray - all dried - and then I smeared DRY Glitzy Powder Chalk over top of it for the finish.
I like the way you can see the paths that the water took with the color in this one...where it has moved and run a bit. I also like the glitzy finish.
So there you have it! A few Artsy pics and posts for you! What do you think!? Which are your favorites? I will be posting another project in the near future using the inks and stains on a full page of card stock so be on the look out for that, too!