Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Study in Stenciling

I'm back today with my Wednesday post for Frilly and Funkie.  This is week two, the Funkie week, of Jenny's Eat, Drink and Be Merry challenge and I'm piling it on with the challenges.  I made this tag not only to fit the F&F challenge, but also to qualify for Tim Holtz's September tag challenge which is to use layering stencils and also the private Yahoo group Everything Wendy Vecchi challenge this month is to use Wendy's embossing paste.  Well, it's all here - LOL!

I started with a jumbo manila tag and stamped the pear image in Jet Black archival ink, then used Picket Fence distress paint and Wendy's "This is Tag Art" stencil.  At the bottom, I used Wendy's white embossing paste and her From the Garden stencil.  I let it sit for awhile and thinking it was dry, I laid the stencil back over and used Tim's checkerboard stamp from the Ultimate Grunge set, stamping with Jet Black archival.  I pressed the stamp in very firmly and when I pulled it off, I realized the embossing paste wasn't fully hardened and it ended up making the checkerboard pattern right into the embossing paste.  Unfortunately it stuck to the stamp in a couple of places and pulled away from the tag, but other than that, it actually looks great (a happy accident).  Next I scribbled on my craft sheet with Scattered Straw distress stain, misted it a bit and laid my tag in it, dried it with my heat tool and then did it again with Peeled Paint distress stain.  I dried it again with my heat tool and then did the black stenciling with Jet Black archival ink.  Since Tim added quite a few layers, I added another vine too sponging it with Rusty Hinge distress ink.  The "This is Tag Art" in the Picket Fence distress paint didn't show up much so I rubbed a bit of Rusty Hinge DI over it and it popped a bit.  Chit Chit stickers were added a la Mr. Holtz and I embellished the piece with an enameled tag with a Remnant Rub on it.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today and thank you for any comments you care to leave too.  









The following supplies were used to make this tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where Ranger/Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi products are always 20% off MSRP.



16 comments:

Buttons said...

What's not to love here Linda! Great stencilling and the chequerboard grass is superb. Another fantastic tag. Hugs, Jenny x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous tag Linda, love the elements you have used and by combining them like that they just fit perfectly for both challenges!

Barb Cady said...

Oh I love this version of Tims layered challenge! Especially laying the checkerboard over the stamp! Love it, hugs, barb x

Redanne said...

I just love your happy accident on this gorgeous tag Linda - the elements look perfect together. Hugs, Anne x

Maryanne said...

This tag really shows how you can combine stencils to create a unified design. It's beautiful and I've always loved that pear blueprint stamp! Really beautiful fall colors, too!

Mary Elizabeth said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the stamping on the grass. Beautiful vine stenciling. Great take on Tim Holtz's tag. -- Mary Elizabeth

My Studio Voice said...

Very nice tag!!! Don't you just love when something unexpected happens and you get a wonderful element--the grass looks awesome.

Terry said...

This is one great Combo Jumbo! Love the pop of black and the background is perfect! Happy accidents are always good! Love this tag! Hugs!

marda said...

This is amazing.

butterfly said...

Such a lovely delicate autumn background, and a fantastic take on Tim's tag - I love it!
Alison x

wintonrosepapercreations said...

Gorgeous Tag Linda. Karen.x

Lori said...

Gawd...this is awesome! I love it!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is gorgeous, Linda! Love the layers, and what a neat idea to use the UPC code stamps in black and white... super contrast!

Anita Houston said...

That bee and the black and white make me smile from ear to ear! Love the stenciling and the pear...awesome!

Attic Clutter said...

very cute..love your background too (:)

Cathy Parlitsis said...

Really great tag! I love the colors and all of the layering you did. Really nice job!

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