Sunday, April 11, 2010

Shoot for the Moon...

Today's tag is another "playing around with techniques" tag. Using You're Dandy from Practicing Creativity, I stamped the sun rays in white Ranger Adirondack paint. I heat set the paint and then started sponging on Adirondack Dye inks starting with the lighter colors and working towards the dark.

For the distressed mesh effect on the corners, I laid down a piece of dry wall tape (or Magic Mesh) and inked over it. When you peel up the tape you're left with this cool grid effect. Using a slightly damp rag, wipe the tag. The white sun rays will reappear because they resist the ink.

The sentiment is from a 97% Complete 7Gypsies quote sticker. I cut it up to fit and inked the edges.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

8 comments:

karen said...

Great technique! I love the look of this

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow! I love your tag! The sun rays are wonderful and those little kites are so cute.

Karen B. said...

This is absolutely fantastic! I saw this card on the PCD group in Flickr and had to check it out! One of the best uses I've seen. Wonderful colors and composition.

Courtney Baker said...

Oh this is amazing girl!

Tammy Hershberger said...

COOL look with the mesh, Wendy! This tag is fabulous!

Anthonette said...

Hi Wendy, this tag is fabulous!

sunghee said...

this is soooo cool! thanks for sharing the technique. i wanna try this.

kristen said...

Wonderful work. I like that your craftsmanship is so clean and very professional. Your work is very refreshingly simple and very nice to look at! I don't think there is one card here that I don't think is great!!
thanks for sharing
sys :)