Tuesday 16 April 2013

Linda Cain #2 A Real Gentleman ....

"Here we are again, and we’re starting today with a tag. Yes, this starts out as a #8Manilla Tag. Then I slathered on some Modeling Paste. I didn’t have the new Grunge Paste, but this is possibly quite similar in texture. I must get some"!!

I let this set for a bit, probably should have waited a bit longer, but having no patience I jumped right in and stamped it with two of the Minis (22 and 27). 

Mini 22

Mini 27

 Don’t forget to spritz your stamp first with water before you stamp into paste! Again, having little patience, I dried it carefully with the heat tool making sure it dried from both sides.
Next I added some Fresco Paints with Cut N Dry Foam squares. I started with Eggplant

 And then I added South Pacific

I used the Sizzix Pediment Die with 3 different pieces to it. I die cut them from MetalCard, So cool!!! Then I added Pumpkin Soup to the entire piece. Next I added SmokedPaprika and Brown Shed to the edges. 

 While it’s still damp, stamp into the paint with the Clock Faces from ID 09 and Mini 60


Mini 60

Remember to spritz and clean your stamps right away to remove any paint. 

 Set these aside to dry on their own.
The main figure is from the Ink and the Dog 09 set. I used all the stamps from this set except the Wings.  I stamped the "Real Gentleman" onto Smoothy White stamping Card with Jet Black Archival Ink and quickly added Ultra Fine Black Embossing Powder. Then emboss with heat tool. Trim around him leaving a good deal of margin for more color later. 

 I used water based markers to add some colour. This shows the 2 Greens before I blended them a bit, the Oranges on the leaves; Blue for the man’s shirt was added later, as was the Brown beard and a bit of flesh tone to his face. I added shadows all around as well with grey.

 Layer him onto a scrap of chipboard to stabilize and create height. Just cut a rectangle to use.
“Create” from Hot Picks 1105, and the "Pocket Watch" Mini 59 are stamped onto Smoothy Card with Jet Black and Coffee Archival Inks respectively. 


Mini 59

They’re embossed with Clear Powder. Cut them out leaving an extra loop of paper on the top of the watch.  Add a 1/8 “eyelet to the top of the watch and a small Swivel Clasp.  I used Alcohol Inks and a small brush to add color to a Spinner and Gear for the other end of the Swivel Clasp. 

 For strength I cut a piece of CB and glued it to the back of the tag.
I loved the Pediments, but wanted a tiny bit of contrast, so I stamped them with Jet Black Archival Ink using the "Script" stamp from the ID 09 set. Let it dry on its own. Do not use a heat tool. I also added Antique Linen Distress Ink to the white area of the "Gentleman" and the "Watch Face" with a Blending Tool
Starting with the Pediments, we’re going to add a strip of chipboard to the back. Then add a strip of Scor-Tape (or any other strong double sided adhesive) to that chipboard. 

Glue or use brads to add a Plaquette to the bottom section. Add CB and Scor-Tape to the Create on the top. 

Now, from here on you can stop at any level you want. If you only want to have the tag, perfect. If you want to layer the other 2 layers of chipboard, keep on going. OK?
I took a piece of plain, thicker chipboard and cut a piece 9 ¾ x 4 ½ inches. 

Then I used Guacamole as a base with Limelight as the 2nd highlight color on the edges. I stamped the circular emblem with Olive, the Watchfaces with JetBlack, and the Number Log with Coffee Archival Inks as a background. The Pocketwatch assemblage is shown in the middle.   

Use Scor-Tape or glue to add the top and bottom Pediment to the tag. Add the Gentleman with tape to the center. Attach the Gear assemblage with a small trimmed down foam square and the Pocketwatch with larger ones. 

I glued the tag to the center of the Green CB piece. Two sections of Black CB were cut with the Ornate Die and trimmed as shown. Glue to the top and bottom of the tag. The strip of Silver Nailheads was placed across the black die cuts. I cut a piece of Black CB 10 ¾ x5 ¼ inches and glued it to the back of the Green section leaving 5/8” border at the top. Here I punched 2 holes, added 2 large eyelets, and tied knots in a piece of Jute to form a hanger. 

WHEW! Did you get all that???????? If you’re confused about a section, I’ll be glad to answer questions. I wrote it and I had to read it a couple of times make sure I REALLY got it!

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Leandra Says: Blimey, that's a lot of layers Mrs!! And how fantastic do all the colours look contrasting like that, you really do enjoy block colours and layering them, it has such a striking effect. I must send you some GP, its quite different to modelling past, much smoother and sharper, and a completely different consistency. Modelling paste is light and fluffy in comparison, GP is kind of more clay-like, yet chalky, and it dries fast. It can also be tinted easily with other colours of paint, which is handy!

Gillian Says: Oh la la doesn't he look very dapper. Great mix of colour, contrasts and layers, love the finishing details to the pocket watch.

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Helen said...

oh wow!!! I love the texture with the paste and as for those two colours together... may have to start this right now. Thanks Linda, this is a peach of a tag.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic project Linda ! Love ALL the layers and the texture ! Sue C x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oh wow, where do I start! I love this and I'm so glad it isn't just a tag. I love the pediments, the lime and blue together, the pocket watch assemblage, the modelling paste. I must have a go at this,

Lucy x

Minxy said...

A super concoctions of paint, texture and stamping xo

Anonymous said...

That is GORGEOUS. I love the texture from the modelling paste & the colours & stamping are fab.

Carol Q said...

gorgeous, lots of lovely eye candy, so many different elements to enjoy.

sam21ski said...

Oooh fabulous, all those lovely layers, can't wait to play!!!

Sam xxx

Alison said...

Fantastic layers Linda! x

Julie Lee said...

Once again your colour combinations are just right and I like the pocket watch theme that recurs in all the different elements. Stunning. Thank you for such inspiration. Julie x

Evil Edna said...


Words and Pictures said...

What a stunning piece... I love the reverse stamping on the pediments, taking the paint off, and the colours look so amazing over the stamped texture paste - so much inspiration here!
Alison x

Baroque duJour said...

completely inspiring, amazing texture, colour, imagery, love it and thank for sharing the process its such a help.

Redanne said...

A stunning creation Linda, love the colours and the layering and the great combination of stamps.

Trish said...

Amazing - so many layers, colours and textures. Pure inspiration!

Michelle Webb said...

Amazing, totally brilliant. LOve all the texture, paint and layers. Michelle x

yoursartfully said...

Fantastic project Linda, great colour choices too.


Inkypinkycraft said...

A really great project, love all the colours youbhave combined alongside textures to create an amazing piece trace x

Unknown said...

Love it!!

Claudia N. said...

Love the stamping into texture paste, the use of the pediments AND the choice of colours, images and embellishments (which means: I LOVE the whole project! *lol).


die amelie x

Marijane said...

Fab tag, gorgeous colors and I love the texture paste stamped while wet! The number stamp she used is added to my shopping list. Thanks for the detailed tutorial... nobody does that better than Linda Cain!