This blog is about creating mixed media projects and maybe a card or two, while also having fun along the way. I hope to make you laugh out loud and enjoy the art we create. I may share some info about pets because I am an avid animal person and also a Vet Tech.Happy Crafting!Carpe Diem!
Sunday, January 18, 2015
50 Shades of Grey or Sprays?
As per my title, this piece was influenced by the book. Sometimes I don't even know how I think of these things. Lol!
This tag was a handful and took me longer than expected due to drying times and so many new techniques. Something went wrong with the tag background and I ended up with a sticky mess. Lesson learned. I fixed it though, gel medium!
I used so many supplies I can't list it all but at the bottom is a pic with most of the supplies I used.
This is my first time layering. Yes I have layered before but this is Layering. Know what I mean? I knew I was going to stay with black, whites and greys because of my book theme. But first I started with the polymer clay bits. My first time making handcuffs and also a mask. The tie didn't make it to the finished product.
I painted all of those and added some chains, designs, and character. No whips though, I didn't have any leather.
Then I started on my layered tag. The tag was sprayed, inked, misted, grunged up, stenciled, and heated. Whew, what a workout!
Then I grabbed some papers that went with my train of thought and cut all of those to the size I liked. I don't measure anything, sometimes it is a surprise at how something came to be so far off from what I wanted but that is the fun of it. Hehe!
I distressed all the sides with the TH edging tool and inked all the sides with black StazOn ink. My fingers were messy and havin fun.
I laid out everything before glueing and then flipped the entire piece over and worked from the bottom so I knew where all my elements would go. Does that even make sense?
I handmade some flowers with the TH die and painted, sprayed, glued, and sprayed some more. There seems to be a lot going on huh? Yeppers!
The feathers were another new for me. I have used feathers in the past but this time I curled the edges (I wish I could find the lady that did a post about curling feathers because she is where I got the idea!! Hats off to her please!) with my scissors. Neat curls happened!
I added lace, sticks with small pearls, ribbon, and that tulle stuff between layers.
Now for the "weird" part. The sentiment, she believed she could, so she did.", is my interpretation of how the leading lady of the book could make the decision to do what she does. Ka-peesh? I stamped it and then embossed it with new silverish-grey embossing powder.
Here are some of the supplies I used:
This tag was a challenge for me but I am kinda likin the end result. If you have to ask about the mask and the handcuffs I know you haven't read the book. Lol! Carpe Diem!
This project will be shared with the following:
Frosted Designs-A new_______. HERE My new is pretty much everything, the clays bits, the layering, the color combo, the feathers, techniques.
Artist Trading Post-Fresh Beginnings HERE. Hopefully this is a fresh new way to not be intimidated by layers. :)