Monday 25 February 2019

2019 #2 Brayers: Mini 'Flower Dreams' Tag Book with ESC {by Etsuko Noguchi}

2019 Topic 2: Brayers

Another stunning post from Etsuko tonight. Lots of amazing layers, and she certainly has made the most of her PaperArtsy stamp stash! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Etsuko 'My Favorite Things' with you today, and I'd like to share with you mini tag book 'Flower Dreams' using new PaperArtsy Brayer with new Raquel (Scrapcosy) stamps and stencils.

When I can't come up with good idea for a background, I use a brayer first. It's easy to understand the process, sometimes there are happy accidents. And it's easy to use with any materials. Today I used the Brayer a simple way ... on the tags.

I wanted to make the mini book, and I die cut six pieces the size #8 tag using Smoothy Card (heavy). I brayered it with PaperArtsy new Brayer in order of Chalk, Double Denim, Glacier Ice and Venice Blue Fresco paints and stamped the crackle from ECF04 with Buff and made my backgrounds.

I made rectangular windows by masking cut of Smoothy Card on the tag and used these mask cards each tags background.

I sprinkled through windows with watery Rusty Car Infusions on the tags using a toothbrush, and stamped ESC18 letters with Watering can Archival, second stamped.

I tried some colour materials for these focal point flowers and I thought Infusions is best. Sprinkle the Infusions onto the craft sheet and press the stamp it then sprinkle water and the result is fine. 

The flower image is ESC03, Infusions Rusty Car and Sleight Blue.
I used other page images-- Page2-ESC16, Page3-ESC03, Page4-ESC04, Page5-ESC03.

This is back tags design, I brayered with Chalk and Glacier Ice Frescos and I used PS133 new stencil with Grunge Paste, then it dried I sprinkled Infusions Golden Sands, Rusty Car and Sleight Blue with water. 

Next I stamped Alison's (Words & Pictures) quote EAB01 on the Smoothy Card and cut and glue it on the paper previously used for mask. And I made an embellishment for a small rectangle paper.

The main flowers stamp was too big for the tag, so I thought of using it partly or other ways, but I stamped it on clay and cut it an oval shape and I decided ornament it to the tag's cover. 

I painted the flowers by Infusions Rusty car, Golden Sands, The Sage and Green Man with Satin Glaze, and Clear Rock candy Ranger.

Cover and back cover, I brayered by same Fresco paints, Chalk, Double Denim, Glacier Ice and Venice Blue.

Stamped ESC18 by Pea Coat and stenciled using PS134 by Grunge Paste. When they dried I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the fleur-de-lys and tag's edges.

In the video below you can see all the tags I made within the booklet in much more detail.

I used Alison's Quote-- EAB03, EAB07, EAB01.

I made a background layers of this project very fun with PaperArtsy's new Brayer, and I am going to try this tool on materials like Gelli Plate, stenciling, stamping, Infusions, embossing powder. for the mixed media project.
PaperArtsy Brayer is convenient size and large diameter with good stroke and it is slightly softer than other products and feature expands the application range. I really recommend this fabulous tool!!

Thank you so much join me. Have a wonderful crafty day.

Etsuko xxx

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SewPaperPaint said...

I really love how you made this beautiful impression! What a lovely tag project my friend!

Craftyfield said...

What a treat from Etsuko, lots of techniques, DIY embellishments and beautiful tags! Incidentally I've been using my PA brayer a lot this past week but I can't show anything yet...

craftytrog said...

It's a beautiful project Etsuko! Xx

Miriam said...

Beautiful project Etsuko... Lovely way to showcase Raquel's stamps.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Such pretty tags!

Etsuko said...

Thank you so much everybody for fabulous comments, I'm so pleased and your compliments will lead to my tomorrow. xxx said...

Very inspiring. The gentle colours and textures are lovely.

Words and Pictures said...

What wonderful clay flowers on your cover plaque, Etsuko, and beautifully painted. I love the gentle blues and earthy rust tones of the internal pages. The brayered textures make a lovely background for the quotes and the vintage floral images. Lovely!
Alison x

Raquel Burillo said...

So beautiful Etsuko! And I love the contrast between the brayered layers and the stamped images! A book full of texture and techniques! Love it!!

Hazel Agnew said...

Only just seen these Etsuko. They are totally divine. Just love your creations. Xx

Ruth said...

Lots of lovely ideas and techniques Etsuko, delightful result x

Corrie Herriman said...

So beautiful ! xx