maandag 13 augustus 2012

Perfect Distressed

Hi everyone,

It is Monday again and that means a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show. This weeks challenge is to show your favorite technique in your project. I have too many favorites techniques... So it was hard to pick only one. But I've managed to pick a perfect technique, Perfect Distress by Tim Holtz. It's so amazing when the ink starts to wick underneath the perfect pearls!

This challenge is a great opportunity to show you how I've made this tag. So let's see what I've done!

As base for the background I've distressed the tag with light distress colors. It is very important that the tag is completely dry for the next steps. In order to be sure, heat set it.

By accident I noticed that when you put VersaMark on the stamp first and then Distress Ink, you'll get a better print. Although it has a side effect for this technique. I'll get to that later.

Quickly cover the stamped surface with Perfect Pearls with a small soft brush. Once you have covered everthing, pound lightly over it with a bigger soft brush so the Perfect Pearls will stick better. Brush the excess Perfect Pearls off.

Mist some water on the tag and see what happens! Dry the tag with a heat tool. It runs even nicer when you do not use the VersaMark trick. The versamark holds the distress ink slightly in place.

Distress the tag with some distress ink. I often use sponges when I want to make some stains. When making the stains some of the Perfect Pearls will come off, which adds to the distress look!

To  stamp over the Perfect Pearls I used Archival Ink. It gives a very nice effect. To make the ink droplets, the screw cap off and tap with your finger on the top of the sprayer. 

Mist the ribbon with some water, this makes beautiful color differences in the ribbon. To give the ribbon a metallic shine, mix Distress Stains with some Perfect Pearls. Wrinkle the ribbon into a little ball and heat set it. This keeps the wrinkles in the ribbon. Attach it to the tag.

To color the film ribbon, use Alcohol Inks and blending tool. You can give it multiple layers to make the color more intense. And attach it to the tag by using the Tiny Attacher.

Attach the mini gears by using the Craft Pick, and for example, a foam surface.

Add some more embellishments if you wish. And the tag is finished!
Hope you've enjoyed this little tutorial. If you have any questions about it, please let me know!

To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!


22 opmerkingen :

  1. awesome how-to and photos!! LOVE this technique and how you used it - can't wait to try it out...

  2. Leuk sandra en ook leuk om eens te kunnen lezen hoe je het gedaan heb! Het is een hele mooie tag geworden....groetjes petra

  3. Oh wauw wat GAAF weer Sandra, wat vind ik jou werk toch GEWELDIG!!!!!!!
    Groetjes Patricia

  4. This is stunning Sandra! The perfect pearls technique looks so great using that stamp and the combination of colours you used. And the alcohol inked film strip adds the perfect touch.

  5. Beautiful! Love the soft shimmer from the pearls. Great tips on the versamark versus other inks. Fabulous technique and tag!

  6. Such a beautiful tag. I love this technique. I am going to have to give it a go. Thanks for the tutorial. Your work on this DT has been fabulous. I love seeing your new creations every week. You are so talented!

  7. Cool technique of stamping with the Perfect Pearls powders. I'll have to give that a try. Your tag is very pretty! <3 Candy

  8. OK Sammie, DEFINITELY gonna try out this technique today. LOVE IT. Will also be following from here on in as having found your blog it has become addictive reading/watching. Hugs, Buttons x

  9. What a fun tag! And thank you for the step-by-step photos of how you did everything! You're so funny ... Tim does have quite a bit of tricks to choose from! :) Very lovely ... the colors are great and you did a lovely job!

  10. Fabulous tag, love love the technique and the colours are a favourite of mine. Great layout and stamping too. Enjoy your week. Tracy x

  11. Fabulous tag and thanks for sharing your tips (:o)

  12. Okay!!!!! Now you have hit the big time!! I am keeping this on my computer. Excellent art work with an wonderful tutorial. Thanks Sandra. I knew I liked following you!! I am actually in my craft room working on a card. Looking forward to seeing more of your tutorials!!!!!!

  13. This is beautiful! I really like what you've done with the background, your step by step guide is so helpful I will give the text stamp technique a try.

  14. Wat gaaf Sannie!! Prachtige kleuren en ook super dat je heel deze techniek hebt omschreven!! Ik ga dit zeker proberen, ik kan niet wachten...


  15. What a beauty, Sandra! Love how you've colored the filmstrip and the whole tag itself... true eye candy, girl!

  16. Beautiful technique, Sannie! I really love the perfect pearls and the gorgeous sheen that they add to a piece!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  17. Hey San...nou je Tag is echt geweldig hoor heel erg leuk wat je met de achtergrond gedaan hebt, gaaf hoor geweldige kleurtjes en je techniek is helemaal toppie hoor meis, thankss voor het delen Veel liefs Terry xxx

  18. Thanks for sharing all the details for this fab tag - came your way via Buttons' blog.

  19. I love this technique with the perfect pearls. I want to try it sometime, so thanks for the tutorial. Blessings!

  20. Sensational tag - thank you so much for the step-by-step too! Absolutely fabulous colours, patina and embellishments!
    Alison x