Sunday, July 8, 2012

Spritz, Spray or Stencil

it is time for blog challenge from Simon says stamp and show  some "Spritz, Spray or Stencil"

here is my take of the challenge, on a sticky back canvas i layered gesso, its textured with a palette knife and TH stamps, gesso -ing a canvas is one of the most fun things you can do, its all about the hand, you can add so many different layers of gesso or add any amount of textures - it'll still look coll. this time i used TH's mixed media stamp- bee hive on gesso. 

after adding all the layers and textures it's time to dry, you can either let it naturally dry or if impatient like me you can heat dry. Then i sprayed tattered angles glimmer mist, the colors are from santa baby to olive to jack frost to suede (ok, this is like almost the only time i have deviated from tim's collection as i really love the tattered angle collection, when i need really bright colors i have noticed that the perfect pearls mists are not really the best…(OMG, i can't believe i just said that, i feel cursed) but perfect pearl mists are still perfect for that vintage look (saved, from the wrath of speaking ill)) ++++ i feel really wired if i don't add any Tim product to mine so the final touch for the edges were done with distress crackle paint.  

the whole creation is spritz and sprayed with paint and mists. i took the negative of the elegant flourish piece that i cut out from tim's alterations collection and used that as a negative to add subtle finishes to the tag. 

below is an image of palette knife or painting knifes, they are such cool tools, i used to do a lot of canvas painting with them, which is what they are mostly used for… 


  1. Beautiful work. I like very much different layers and textures. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  2. AJ...your tag is very cool! I love all of the texture you've achieved using the gesso. And....hate to say it, but you're right. The Perfect Pearls Mists are more translucent you really don't achieve a lot of COLOR from them. But, if you are wanting an iridescence then Perfect Pearls Mists are THE thing! Now, if you are wanting BRIGHT COLOR, go for Dyan Reaveley's mists. Also...if you want distress ink colors in spray, get the refill distress ink bottles. Then just mix one dropper full of the color in a little mini mister bottle and add a little water. You can get great color from them. If you want a little shimmer with it, just add a touch of Perfect Pearls powder with the water and ink and shake it real well before spraying. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  3. very pretty, love how your colors came out! love the stencil too :)

    xo, Kristina
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