Thursday, October 3, 2013

I made this for you

Not really, I made it for me!  lol  More playing with distress paints on black cardstock and Studio 490 stencils.  I'm telling you, in real life this really does look like those black velvet paintings.  Or maybe it's just my poor eyesight.  lol You also can't see the depth achieved using the regular and metallic stains on the base tag.  Sigh.

On the black cardstock I used the Brick Wall stencil and various orange and brown distress paints - applied with a small piece of cut & dry foam.  Heat set.  Over this I stenciled the grass (several greens), stems (several greens) and flower (several colors of yellow and orange) from From the Garden.  'Bloom' is from Artful Words and was first colored with a yellow distress paint, heat set, moved the stencil slightly and stenciled again with black distress paint.   I also used Barcodes, Honeycomb, 3 Flourishes (lower corners-distress ink), and Everyday Words. 

I tore the top off the black art and adhered it to the tag (colored with distress stains -metallic and regular- and paints).  Jet Black Archival Ink was used on the top and bottom words and barcode.  Then I stitched around the tag and added a row of zig-zag stitching for something different along the bottom of the black art.

I bet if I had more patience I would do this again but keep applying the colors of the flower, leaves and grass until they were more solid and blocking out the brick wall.  That's if I had more patience!

Studio 490 stencils, Ranger (archival ink; distress ink, stains and paints)

What's in your stencil container?  Hope some of them are by Studio 490!


  1. Hi Susan, I see you are getting some great use out of those new Wendy stencils. Love what you have done here with the black CS and the distress paint! This tag really came out fabulous! TFS!


  2. Oh, this tag has so much depth to it. I love all of the different techniques that you used. Great job!