Thursday, March 30, 2017

STAMPlorations March Mixed Media

I am joining the fun at STAMPlorations March Mixed Media Challenge using at least one stencil and mixed media.


I do love playing with stencils and tags.  I used the Layering Stencils Technique on my tag.....


I started with a #8 Ranger Tag.  Stenciled Tim Holtz Cargo letters by sponging White acrylic paint with a blending tool.  This acts as a resist so no matter how many layers of stenciling and stamping the letters will show thru if you rub off some of the inks.

Next I sponged Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon and Peacock Feathers with my blending tool.  Then the fun began with sponging more DI's thru stencils.  I used T.H. Dot Fade, Stripes, and Splatters.

Next I stamped STAMPlorations' Shery Russ's "Scribbly Splattery Grunge" and "ART Is" sentiment stamp sets and an old SU lettering stamp using Archival black ink.

I stamped with Archival Black ink Dina Wakely's "Scribbly Bird" onto my tag and stamped again on Arches Cold Press 140# paper.  I colored my bird using DI's and a paint brush,  fussy cut and layered over the stamped image on the tag.

My last steps..adding a little SU ret. Washi Tape to ground my bird,  sponging DI's: Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain along the edge of the tag to bring all the layers together and dyeing SU Daffodil Delight Seam Binding with Distress Inks.

Such a fun Layering Stencils Mixed Media Tag.  Here is the YouTube video Layering Stencils Part 1 by Tim Holtz that really helped me with all my steps.  Enjoy and Happy tag making :-)

My tag is also for SSS Monday Challenge: Things with Wings


And STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge.




Supplies: Listed in Description.



20 comments:

Loll said...

Great layering of stencils and images, Nancy. LOVE the bright colours. xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love that sweet Robin Nancy and the way you blended him beautifully! Have a wonderful weekend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Macarena said...

Pretty tag! Lovely bird and great background. Thank you for playing with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Amy A said...

Oh I love this! Too cute and such a great background with the colors and textures. Thank you for joining us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge this month and good luck. We sure hope you join us again.

Amy- DT
{Lil Cutie Creations}

Nancy Stislow said...

Wow, Nancy! You are a queen of mixed media! That background is spectacular and when you fussy cut your bird, geez, those feet! Impeccably done! This is such a fabulous tag!

Bonnie said...

An amazing use of stencils, Nancy! Love the added dimension of your fussy cut bird!

Lisa Lara said...

This is absolutely amazing Nancy. Tim Holtz, watch out.

nancy littrell said...

I cheated..First I stamped my bird onto my tag then stamped again on WC paper and fussy cut just the body and placed over my stamped image...the legs were stamped :-) So much easier my friend. Thanks for your comment. Always love when you visit.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful and interesting layering of stencils! Love the colors!
Hideko

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

I love your birdie; she really has variety of beautiful 'blended' colors sitting on beautiful background Nancy. Have a great weekend and thank you for joining us at STAMPlorations March Media Challenge and see you again in April.
Hugs and smiles,
Asmah
STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful coloring of your fat little bird Nancy! and great layering of stencils - love the colors you've used here and the little bits of striped washi! Julia xx

Ros Crawford said...

Oh this is adorable and such lovely blended colours!

Christine Alexander said...

absolutely gorgeous, the mix of colours and layers are stunning and just love the bird as the focal point.

Mac Mable said...

Loving all the layering. Lots to look at and admire. The little bird is so cute and all the wonderful elements have come together beautifully x Great mixed media tag. PS....My creative corners came in the post this morning...thank you so much for your advice and help x

nancy littrell said...

Be sure and watch the video again, Mac. You will LOVE your CC and how they make your MISTI even more useful :-) Hugs..

Leslie Miller said...

It looks like you had fun putting all of this together, Nancy! Really nice combination of colors, and you know I love the bird. Interesting about the acrylic paint resisting. BTW, I do shop at Art Impressions for WC paper. No shipping with Amazon Prime membership. Thanks for letting me know they carry the MM paper!

nancy littrell said...

We do Amazon Prime too :-) I love all the personal help the girls at Art Connection give too...I need all the help I can get! We sure miss Memories of Time, don't we? Thank you so much my forever friend for your comments. P.S. We had a wonderful day yesterday out in the sun gardening :-)

Sanna Lippert said...

lovely tag!!!!! thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations mixed media March challenge!!!

Monika Skinner said...

Your bird tag is stunning, Nancy. Love everything about it. 😊

Susanne Rose said...

I really love this. The colours are so pretty. Thank you for joining us in the STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge. xx Susanne.