Embark

     Posted by Lisa on September 7, 2014

Happy Weekend everyone!!

Yesterday I spent the afternoon at my scrap table playing with some new supplies.  It had been quite a while since I’d done that, and I happy to be back creating again!

A few weeks ago when I was on holidays I took an afternoon for myself and drove out to Winkler to visit Lori, it was a great after noon full of visiting!  Of course while I was there Lori had tables full of new supplies, always the best time for a visit right? haha

One of the new goodies I picked up was The Perfect Airbrush Color Spritzer, I just had to pull this out along with my Distress Markers and play.  Before I used it on my project I tested it out on some scrap paper making sure I gave myself time to get used to this new tool.  After a few spritzes I was ready to go and made this little tag….

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I have to say it is SO easy to use, the hardest part is making sure you get the tip of your marker in the right place….once you get the hang of that you’ll love it!!  One tip I want to give everyone is do not tighten the marker into the holder too much or you might damage the tip of your marker, just tighten it enough to hold the marker in place. ;)

I started the tag by adding a wash of Frayed Burlap & Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Once the base was dry I pulled out a Memory Box Stencil laying it down on the tag.  I used the Color Spritzer to spritz the stencil with Old Paper Distress Marker to add a soft textured pattern to the base of the tag.

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Next I pulled out one of the 4″ Lasered Edge Swirls which I first covered with gesso because I wanted a lighter base than the chipboard.  Once the gesso was dry I sprayed the chipboard with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist in Treasure Island Aqua.  I added multiple layers of the spray until I was happy with the color, drying each layer in between.

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I wasn’t able to capture the full beauty of the spray on the chipboard, but it has a beautiful iridescent hue to it!

Next I pulled out the Dina Wakely Scribbly Birds stamp set I picked up…..sorry it was the last one Lori had, but I’m sure she will bring more in. :)

I stamped the bird onto a piece of Watercolor Paper using Archival Ink in black, then painted her using Watercolor paints.  Once the bird was dry I fussy it cut it out to add to my tag.  But before I glued her down I pulled out the Color Spritzer and Spiced Marmalade Distress Marker to add a little extra color and texture to her belly.

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Added a little saying using some Tim Holtz words and a flower branch to the tag and voila…….finished!!

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of creativity!!

6 Comments so far

  1. Jennifer September 7, 2014 8:10 am

    Hello gorgeous!!!!! Love your birdie….. And the chipboard is to die for

  2. Jodi Storozinski-Mazur September 7, 2014 9:45 am

    Looks great, Lisa!!!!  I’m gonna have to get some of that spritzer too!  Love the bird!

  3. Linda September 7, 2014 12:03 pm

    Love this tag Lisa! It’s great yo see you cresting again!

  4. Kim September 10, 2014 8:18 am

    Love the tag and like everyone else I love the bird and I like how you have the bird sitting on the swirl with the flowers around it !!

  5. Lori October 12, 2014 10:13 am

    Extra cute!  Love this stamp set - can’t keep it in the store!

  6. Betty J Schaub September 8, 2015 2:50 pm

    Beautiful!

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