Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101-Day 8 Tags

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Well, I’m plugging along, but I certainly do not feel like a star pupil. I am learning the techniques, and that, after all, is the point. But my tags are not show-worthy so much, because I don’t have all the suggested products. On the first tag on the left, the only distress crackle paint I have (other than Rock Candy, which is used in the third tag) is Vintage Photo. So, I knew it wouldn’t make a stunning example of that technique. Still, paired with the stamps from Graphic 45’s abc Primer, it does rather give the feel of an “old” (as in when I was in first grade) elementary classroom. The paint did crackle as desired, even if the camera didn’t pick it up dramatically.

On the middle tag, I loved this technique. I love working with the sticky back canvas, and Tim’s tips were outstanding. The combination of Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Forest Moss distress stains gave the effect of old blue jeans, I thought.

For the third tag, I used Tim’s tips for the Rock Candy Distress Paint, and it was interesting. I used the very same technique on both hearts, but the distress crackled differently on each. The smaller heart would NOT absorb the color. I don’t know how many times I applied the stain, and it remained rather pastel. The larger heart crackled completely differently and was more eager to accept the stain.CC101 Day 8 tags w border hearts only framed.jpg

Another fun day of learning!


Sandi said...

those are great tags, and oh I love the colors you did with the hearts. hugs

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are all great, but I'm especially drawn to the center one. I loved the technique on the canvas, too.

Unknown said...

They all look great Barb. I had the same trouble with the ink absorbing on the hearts. I finally used the Dylusions spray.

Anonymous said...

Another great set of tags Barb! I also had the same trouble with the Shattered Stains technique. I noticed on my piece that where the crackling didn't go all the way down to the grungeboard it didn't except the stain very well. Maybe that's what happened to you? It was a rainy, humid day yesterday which might have contributed to the issue.
I am thoroughly enjoying viewing your tags and reading about your thought process. Don't you dare think your tags aren't 'worthy'. They are amazing! Especially to someone who is new to it all. You have a natural gift - don't short sell yourself. Repeat after me: I AM AN ARTIST!

Angel said...

The colors on your hearts turned out so vibrant. I really like the little girl reading tag, simple and lovely. All your tags are wonderful.