Monday, 26 March 2012

Creative Chemistry Day 6

A very quick play from me this morning - in fact so quick the rest of the household are still all in bed!

I don't have any distress markers (woe is me!) but I still didn't want to miss out on the opportunity of a quiet house and a chance to play with my inks so I have followed the distress markers techniques using distress ink pads a blender pen, here are the results:

The butterflies are from a set by Cavallini & co.
First tag is on watercolour paper with the large butterfly the ink was applied on dry paper and the smaller one on wet - inks used are Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door and then Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Broken China and I edged the piece with Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves - all bodies throughout have been coloured in using Peeled Paint.

The second tag is exactly the same but here I used glossy paper and left the edges of the artwork plain.

For the third tag I used the same colour inks with the colours been applied directly to the stamp - love this technique.  Tag is edged with Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo.

Will definately use watercolour paper for the third technique again but I wasn't so keen on colouring directly onto the paper with a blender pen - much prefer to use a water pen - so in the future I will probably just use the technique on glossy paper.  Obviously I will invest in distress markers at some point so I will have a play with these techniques again then too.
Thanks for looking - Enjoying the Peace and Quiet from Solihull.

Edited to add:  Ooooh I am first on the list! see there are some bonuses at getting up at 5am!!

also remember I said on Friday that I had caved in and ordered some Inkssentials tags online to see the differences - well they turned up on Saturday morning and I had a quick chance to have a play using the same items and look at the results:

they are so much better - glad I made the investment now!!! will so be using these tags from now on!  Hopefully I will get a few mins later in the day to have a go at today's blending techniques on my Stampin Up paper (which I use for my Promarkers) to see if that is better than watercolour paper - must dash can hear little people stirring above......  Thanks for looking (again!).


Anonymous said...

Greetings from sunny N Ireland. Congratulations on your tags and being first to upload your creations. Lovely effects.

Mary F said...

love the tags and the way you made do-I think alot of us are going to have to! I will be using your ideas on mine lol

The Paper T'Art said...

Greetings from Sunny Western Australia :-) Love your tags. I too have no distress markers and was going to sit this class out. You've enthused me to use what I have (distress inks) and play anyway.
Oh, and congrats for being first up in the gallery - well done :-)
Janie (aka The Paper T'art)

Denise said...

Your tags are lovely,we can normally improvise a bit can't we ? They are great :-)

Winnie said...

Lovely tags..Great that you used what you had..They came out great! I learned about the tags to last week, as I got a tag of white tags that were from a local shop and as soon as I wet them and swiped my tool across I got a hole! Too thin...They were thin paper not manila...Now, I got a bunch of the good ones too.. See you in class tomorrow..

Creatique Candy said...

Absolutely LOVE what you did with your techniques today! Adore the color & enjoy seeing your substitute. Awesome investment in the Tags...that background is Marvelous! TFS HUGS

kathy/North Carolina said...

beautiful tags.....I don't have Distress Markers, and tried to use Zig instead....epic fail.

Contagiously Crafty said...

You're so fast. Even though I watched the video last night, I'm still about 5 hours away from being home and able to play with my friends markers. Can't wait! Nice job blending colors.

Missus Wookie said...

These look lovely and that last tag is amazingly gorgeous!

Sam said...

Haa Haa! Me finks you and I have VERY similar taste as I too have these stamps! Love them. And LOVE what you have done with the Ink pad.
I only have 3 of the pens which only came on Friday. But they are wonderful. I didnt order many in case I did not get on with them. Now want more!