Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sounds of Distress


The E-Team is bringing you another episode in the Get Distressed series!  Today the focus is on different ways to use the Distress Reinkers and the Distressed Stains.  Of course, Daisy is offering lots of goodies to make getting Distressed so easy!! hehe

2 fun prizes for this blog hop! 2 Distress Stains, 2 Re-inkers, 3 yards each of Maya Road lace trims plus 6 inches of Maya Road Large Organza Rose;

To be eligible to win, visit and comment on each E-Team member blog post;

Linda Duke
( Linda is sitting out this hop!)
and
Starla Nelson (that's me!)

You will have from Tuesday-Thurs to leave a comment; Winners will be posted on eP blog Friday, April 8th.

HOLD ON! THERE'S MORE!!

Daisy is offering some wonderful savings at eclecticPaperie!

Re-Inkers - 10% off


Perfect Pearls - 20%(includes kits & individual colors)


Distressed Bundle (won't probably ship until next week)

eP Bundle - This is a special bundle for this blog hop: 2 Distress Stains, 2 matching Re-inkers, a mini mister, 2 yds of seam binding and some lace trims, too.


Now that we've got all the yummy goodies out of the way, LET'S GET DISTRESSED!

I was blog cruising one day and came across Lin's idea to combine the Distress Stains and some paints (I don't have the specific paint she was using, but I DO have lots of acrylic paints!).  So, here is my version of her technique:

Supplies:  Tag, acrylic paint (in a light color), 2-3 Distress Stains.

Grab a tag and apply a somewhat dry coat of acrylic paint.  I used Folk Art's Spring White.  Don't completely cover the tag.

Next, apply your lightest color of Distress Stain in some random streaks along your tag.  Here I used Antique Linen.  Take a paper towel while the ink is still wet and "blend" it into the tag.


 Apply your next color the same way.  This time I used Distress Stain in Weathered Wood


Again, use a paper towel to blend the Stain into the tag. 

Your tag is then ready to use as your background!!  WARNING:  THE PICTURES YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE DOES not UTILIZE THE ABOVE TAG.  While playing around with different color combinations, inspiration was struck to use a different tag.  But I didn't have photos.  And, I KNEW you'd want photos.   

The tag background was created using a combination of Distress Stains in Wild Honey and Fired Brick.  Instead of making my streaks vertical, I went horizontal.  I then spritzed the tag heavily with Glimmer Mist Tuscan Sun.  In real life, there is a pink/orange shimmer to the tag that I could not capture in my photo.  After the tag had dried, I stamped one of the flourishes from Marah Johnson's Art & Soul with Distress Walnut Stain.  The sentiment is from TenSecond Studio's Life, and was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink. 

Then I made another wonderful discovery using the Distress Stains.  I pulled out Wendy's Art Part frames and painted a coat of Claudine Hellmuth's Sable Brown acrylic paint onto the frame (have I ever mentioned how wonderfully silky this paint is?!! Lovely stuff!).  I felt the frame was just a little too "brown" and grabbed the Fired Brick Distress Stain and applied it over the dried paint.  Perfect for adding that bit of red tint!!

FYI:  The Distress Stains also work great applied directly to the Art Parts!  Yes, there is now another red frame just waiting to be made into another project!


Finally, I had to add some metal! If you don't have a piece of metal the color that matches your project, just make your own!  I started out with TenSecond Studio's Kiss Me Pink metal that was die cut using the Tattered Florals die.  Then, after scribbling on them with my pointy refiner, I applied two coats of Mountain Rose alcohol ink (allow the ink to dry between coats or you will just pull off the color).




I layered the Daisy pieces, curling the petals to my liking.  I then cut tiny strips to the middle of the six petaled flower, which makes the strips curl up. A large pearl was colored with my black copic for the center.  E-6000 glue holds everything together.  The leaves were die cut with Sizzix's Branch w/leaves out of Poison Ivy metal.  I used the small butterfly punch from MS on Rock Star black metal and scribbled some lines that were lightly sanded.  The butterfly was suspended by cutting a thin strip of Wendy's Clearly for Art Modeling film and winding it around a pen to make my spring.  Here are a couple of close up pictures:




Finally, the butterfly at the top of the frame was cut with SU's Beautiful Butterflies die out of Rock Star Black metal.  The metal was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder (swiss dots) and lightly sanded.  I then die cut another butterfly the same size out of  the clear Clearly for Art modeling film.  I stamped it with Archival Jet Black ink with a Stampendous music stamp.  I attached only the bodies of the two butterflies with some Hummungo tape and heated the modeling film so that I could bend the wings over the metal.  Half back pearls were colored with a copic marker for both butterflies.


And the final outcome again:




I hope you enjoyed yet another week of being Distressed!  'Till next time.................


 


 

69 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Girl...I think you have found your groove! Every time you create it just gets better and better! Love this and the butterfly just catches my eye!

Helen said...

Great techniques, love them, thanks for showing us.

Shelley said...

Absolutely fantastic project. Love the flowers and the metal projects.

Merrylion said...

Absolutely inspiring and beautiful creations. Just Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

kim said...

This was fantastic. Your flower and butterfly were amazing. thank you for sharing.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

kys said...

Lots of inspiration here!! Thanks for sharing :)

Jerry said...

Thank you so much. I love the flowers and butterfly.

Daniele said...

totally inspirationla projects I love the background on the tag and the flowers look sdelish in metal
hugs

Lueyes said...

These distress projects look like so much fun. Particularly liked the metal ones.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous,Starla. What a great sentiment.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a fun way to be "Distressed". Thanks so much for the great step by step in these projects. WOW. The metal is terrific and adds so much to the picture. Just a great inspirational post.

bethann said...

fantastic. love that sentiment,it speaks to me. love the metal flowers, just love everything.

amy said...

That frame is absolutely stunning! Wow! Could you make a video some time showing how you crafted the metal items? I have no idea how to do that but would love to try! Thanks for your inspiration!

mitch1066 said...

Those flowers are amazing!

Lillian Child said...

One word ... STUNNING! That flower and butterfly? Oh my, but they are gorgeous! So very creative!

Judi said...

OMG! I've only just found your blog, and this work is STUNNING! Just loving what you've done with the flower and butterfly - can't wait to give it a try.

Judi x

Meg said...

Beautiful work!

Auntie Em said...

Your flower and butterfly embellishments are just gorgeous! Love them!!! The background technique is a great idea. I will have to try that one out.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Micki said...

Love those flowers. Thanks so much for sharing and for a chance to win.

Melissa Minor said...

Fabulous flower and beautiful butterflies! Also, I can't wait to use the Distress Stains on some frames I have that MUST BE ALTERED. Thanks!

Erika M. said...

So very cool!

Judy said...

Great project. Tooooo many ideas, too little time. TFS

Elena C said...

Thank you so much for sharing what you have learned about these stains and paints... awesome!!!
I LOVE the butterfly though!!! What a beauty!!! great job!

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Marjie K said...

Wow! Love this piece. Your butterfly is too cool - love how you used the clearly for art on him/her!

Bast said...

I absolutely love your background and those flowers! Really beautiful job. TFS

Kim
bast830@comcast.net

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh good golly is this ever gorgeous!!!! all those elements!!!! i'm way to lazy to do this - which is why my post today is crap - lol. LAZY - my mom always said that was my middle name.... stephanie lazy. nice huh? lol. anyway, i'd rather blame mojo.

hugs :)

Beate said...

GORGEOUS! LOVE all your metal work!
Hugs and smiles

Bette said...

Wow! You ladies are so creative and make it look so easy and simple. I have enjoyed this hop. Thanks to all of you.

Broni said...

What a gorgeous project, Starla! That paint/stain background is just awesome and I can't wait to try it!! You just work wonders with metal and this flower and butterfly just prove it once again. Beautiful!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow, do I love that frame!! Thanks for showing us how to make that incredible background!

SusanK said...

Oh my word! I MUST have some of those Distress Stains asap! Wowza!

Denise said...

LOVE your metal flowers! They look great!
DeniseB

McStamper said...

Oh, this is such a terrific idea. Thanks.

Lynne said...

Love the metal flower and butterfly. Hope you have this hanging somewhere where all your visitors can see it.

Noreen said...

I love your flowers!! And thanks for the technique using your own paints. It's nice to not always have to go out and buy more stuff to do some of the projects you see.

Linda R said...

so many ideas, hope I can remember them all!

Micki said...

girl, this is downright gorgeous. I chuckled when I read your "Warning".... lol, I always do that but never give warning.

Seriously, totally stunning.

Mrs Ham said...

What an amazing project. I love the metal flower and butterfly, stunning.

Linda Ledbetter said...

I love that technique, Starla, and I can't wait to try it out! Your card is just flipping GORGEOUS! Wow-- DOUBLE WOW-- on those butterflies!

Sandra said...

amazing art!
the flower is just beautiful, and I love the butterfly.
Sandra ltb

Susan said...

Beautiful background and I love the addition of the metal pieces.
Susan

Karen Denson said...

Beautiful! I love the frame and the flowers are fantastic. The butterfly is beautiful. It amazes me how people think. I would have never been able to come up with something like this, I guess that's why we have people like you around to give us the wonderful ideas.

Sylvia said...

Wow! Starla, not only are you a mom who rescues her son's birthday party needs, but you are a wonderful artist. This is wonderful, you know I love your metal work! Just fabulous!

Ann other Creation said...

I love butterflies!! Keep them coming.

candy hill said...

wow starla, amazing work! really amazing thank you for sharing hugs candy

Kat said...

What a grate blog hop,& some fabulous inspiration & tutorials along the way.
& an amazing prize up for grabs,
I would love to get my hands on those distress stains,
I'm itching to play with them,
have a crafty day, good luck to all,
Kat.

paperpapier said...

painting the tag with acrylic before using distress ink...hmmnn... I learned something new here. thanks for the inspiration. Amazing creations!

Ginny K. said...

Wow! Neat ideas to add to my inspirational project ideas! I think I might have to get some distress inks and use on some projects myself. thanks for sharing your projects and reations and thanks for the chance to win some fun inks to play with! ~Gin~

Cassie_lu said...

love how you were able to achieve a weathered look as well as those amazing metal flowers

Janet L. said...

Oh my, oh my, what beautiful use of the reinkers and the stain! I love your project as it has such pretty colors. I've always liked metal embellishments. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

BEAUTIFUL tag! I LOVE tags! They are so versatile and each and every one is a little piece of art.....*sigh*

Carolyn said...

You gals on the Design Team are amazing. I enjoyed reading how you created your tag and also coloring the metal flower. I have a lot of experimenting to do after reading all of your blogs containing new ideas and new products. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Karla Yungwirth said...

Love the tag... so many possibilities. Great project, the butterfly & flower are amazing. Thanks for sharing!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Wow! The "metal" embellies are amazing! Gorgeous tag, and a great idea. Thanks!

Shannon said...

The metal flowers in this piece are so wonderful. I've got to try that. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring.

karenm said...

ooooh, I love this. Those flowers are luscious!

FastNet said...

Very interesting techniqes, especially applying color to the metal embellishments - great job!

jill said...

Beautiful project....I really love the background technique and the flower is gorgeous!!!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Don't know what you complain about all the time.. you always come up with some amazing project and this time is no exception!

Anne said...

Great techniques! I really do need to get those Distress Stains! Anne, yourmainestamper

Sheila said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Love what you did with the stains to create that old look and the varied use of products to add texture. So creative! I will definitely be visiting your blog on a regular basis.

CraftyJo said...

That daisy is gorgeous! As is everything - thanks for the inspiration.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the butterflies and thanks for sharing the technique you used.
Marilyn

Missusg said...

i love it.. i can't wait to get my hands dirty trying this!

Patrice said...

That flower is stunning!! Wow can't wait to try that one!!

BArb T said...

I love, love the metal, really makes the project rock. Thank you for the inspiration

Sue D said...

Fabulous--thanks for sharing!

nonnie said...

wow, love the metal flower...thanks for sharing!

Dawn Mercedes said...

oh i love the butterfly!