Hello there and happy Thursday…Welcome back! I am back again with a little tutorial for another project that I created for the Distress Prize Ribbon Release party.
This time, this project is all about shabby chic pretty grunge.
I just couldn’t resist blending Prize Ribbon with Salvaged Patina (my other most recent favorite color, so many colors, so little time). Man!!!! What a combo it is…I mixed it with a little Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Picket Fence and Peeled Paint…and boom, a glorious combo and exactly the feeling I was going for. I love it!
This project started with a plain #8 Etcetera tag that I spruced up with the help of the new Prize Ribbon Distress Paint and a few other things too…so, let’s get to it!
Using a brayer (this is the mini Tim Holtz Distress version) I dotted some drips of Antique Linen paint on to my craft mat then lightly loaded up some paint on the brayer and rolled it very randomly onto a #8 Etcetera Tag. I dried it with my heat tool then added another color (between each layer of color you’ll want to dry).
a little Wild Honey…
Here’s where I got really wild and crazy… I grabbed a palette knife, loaded it up with some Salvaged Patina, Peeled Paint and Antique Linen and spread that on.
Then.. the final layer, Prize Ribbon! I dried it and then, although not photographed, splattered paint onto the tag using my splatter brush and Picket Fence Distress Paint. Sorry, but have you ever splattered paint? Oh my, so much fun…but, I was a bit excited to splatter and forgot to take the photo.
I found a cute couple in the new idea-ology Groups Paper doll pack, sanded it a bit using my sanding grip, to give it some age, then colored it up using some watered down distress paint and a detail water brush. I go back and forth between distress crayons and distress paints for coloring paper dolls, they both work great but in this case, I didn’t have Prize Ribbon in a distress crayon (yet… 🙂 it’s coming out down the way after a few more new distress colors are released), so distress paints it was!
Also, don’t forget their cheeks! Super important, at least to me…a little watered down Candied Apple distress paint does the trick!
I found the “25” and “Friendship” in the idea-ology clipping stickers which seemed to fit! Whether that be they met at 25 and had an instant friendship and were married or that they were like my husband and I and have had 25+ years of friendship…I love to “write” the story as I’m creating.
I cut a couple Wildflower Stems out of watercolor paper (from the Wildflower Stems 3 Thinlet set), smooshed some Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Prize Ribbon distress ink onto my craft mat, spritzed the ink with water, then dipped the flowers into the ink drips and dried them with my heat tool.
I figured out the layout, and added a tag from the idea-ology Salvaged Tags, then dipped the tag into drips of paint and ink…the tag became the perfect place for the couple to sit.
I added a piece of vintage dictionary page to the collage and rubbed it with a little Picket Fence paint to tone down the words. (check out those words though, they totally fit my make!)
PS- you can see the splatter I did on the tag background in the photo below..YUM! 😉
I stitched some vintage buttons onto a scrap of denim.
And then to finish the tag, I painted the round reinforcement (that comes with the Etcetera tag) using Picket Fence Distress Paint and adhered all the pieces using collage medium and foam adhesive. I adhered the “25” and “friendship” clipping stickers using collage medium, then, using my detail water brush, added some thinned down Picket Fence distress paint around the words to accentuate them. Then, just for fun, I splattered the entire tag very lightly with bits of the above distress paints, I’m telling you, splattering is FUN!
With that, my tag was complete!
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Products used to create this make: Prize Ribbon Distress Ink and Distress Paint, Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Picket Fence, Walnut Stain, Candied Apple Distress Paint, Distress Mini Brayer, #8 Etcetera Tag, idea-ology Paper Doll Groups, clipping stickers Wildflower Stems 3, Vintage Buttons, scrap of denim, dictionary page, Distress Watercolor Paper, Detail Water brush, Splatter Brush, and more…
Splattering paint is fun, especially if you have a Splatter Box and don’t have to clean up the mess…LOL. Great make, love this couple, too. Prize Ribbon takes the prize…
Rose Jones says
Thank you for the inspiration! Love your work! Life is fun creating!