Sunday, 22 September 2013

Patchwork Tag


Yesterday whilst most of our Twitter pals were at the fab craft show Ally Pally, Steve & Darcy were sharing their journal pages.  I asked if they minded if I had a go and they said they hadn't invented it, they had watched Dyan do it here on this video. I coloured the tag with eco-line inks.


I followed what Dyan had said and used the black Ranger distress paint, but I found that it was way too thin, you can still see the blue dots in the background, and also it smudged extremely easily, namely the left side of the face and arm.


So I went back in with little black dress freso paint which gives much better coverage.  I painted the face and left arm in snowflake and went back over it again with adirondack pens as the eco-line ink just sat on the top.  I re-did the right hand side edge too and added some different script.

PanPastelUK have an anything goes theme this week. Can't wait to get my hands on some of those new metallics!!!

SimonSaysWednesday Challenge would like to see something on the project that they sell in their store.  They sell both the fresco and the distress paints and the Crafters Workshop stencil.

CountryViewCrafts have a theme of layers for this month.

Our Creative Corner have a theme of forgotten things this month, and my eco-line inks have definitely been forgotten. Forgot how bright they are, how quick they dry and what great coverage they give.

19 comments:

Sid said...

Gorgeous bright vibrant colours and it looks super Sam !!

Helen said...

Well done you, this looks like you had loads of fun yesterday - and I agree about the paint coverage with the Fresco paint. Looks gorgeous.

isisimaginings.com said...

I loved Dyan's video of this & I think your tag is fantastic. Not surprised that you had to use Little Black Dress.

massofhair said...

Not used many paints in my time but am finding Fresco paints so easy to use. Makes me want to use them on every project.

Such a colourful tag Sam liking it very much:-)

ionabunny said...

LOve the striking colours. Must give this a go. Sounds like I need little black dress......

Deborah said...

Wow, that's a lot of bright colour! Looks really cool though.

Amanda said...

Love the effect
Love
Amanda x

die amelie said...

Stunning colours and so perfect for this make! Awesome!

Thank you for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!


Claudia x

Buttons said...

What a great idea Sam! Love the way that black area really draws the eye in to the centre. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x

Marianne said...

I totally love this!! What a great tag!! Super colours and doodling! xxx Marianne

Alison said...

Fantastic tag Sam! Love this technique! Thanks for the link! xxx

Sandy said...

I really love your patchwork tag - thanks for the site for the video. she does make it look easy!!
Sandy

Jingle said...

This looks so good! I loved reading about your process, too! Fabulous finished project! Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Challenge!

Terry said...

Hiya Sam, love your fabulous colorfull project, thank you for sharing with the DT from PanPastel UK, hugs Terry xxxx

Redanne said...

Such a striking tag, love the gorgeous bright colours and the way they pop against the black. Thanks so much for joining in our Forgotten Things Challenge at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

Claire said...

Gorgeous tag, fab technique and I love those colours. you're going to love the new metallic Pans,,they are fab. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

butterfly said...

What a fab funky tag, Sam - I know nothing about eco-line inks (is this craft stash thing never-ending?!?)... Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Alison x
(Seeing you in the photos Helen has - already! - posted from this weekend suddenly made me realise that I think your feed has been missing from my dashboard (seems to have happened with a few that I follow) - so I must have some catching up to do.)

Margie said...

I hadn't heard of eco-line either Sam but they look wonderful on your tag. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

Gabrielle said...

Love your incredibly vibrant tag - I'd like to have a go at this now! Thank you for joining in with the September Country View Crafts challenge (again!) - we really do appreciate it!

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