it’s time for the next “12 tags of 2013” and you know each month i have tried to do something a little seasonal with the tag, but this month i decided to take my inspiration from you guys. with the introduction of the new metallic distress paint video i posted, i got numerous comments and requests to learn more about how i created the patina effects. so i thought it was perfect for a 12 tag tutorial on creating the look of patina on a variety of surfaces with distress paint. there are different ways to achieve this look so this tutorial is packed with photos – let’s get going…
supplies: distress paint/broken china/salty ocean/peeled paint/forest moss/antiqued bronze/tarnished brass, distress ink/walnut stain/rusty hinge/broken china/evergreen bough, distress stain/brushed corduroy, archival ink/jet black, mister, heat tool, craft sheet, multi-medium, #8 manila tag; crinkle ribbon, word bands, pen nibs, metal corners, mini gears, tissue tape/elements, alpha parts/numeric, tiny attacher; paper distresser; clearly for art; scf#001 classic favorites, grid-blocks
*now check out what we have. since the distress paint is permanent when dry, the additional layer of ink and water didn’t rewet the base colors creating mud. instead we get this incredible combination of translucent and opaque colors with a realistic patina effect.
step 25: remove the heat tool frequently when drying the painted plastic to avoid melting the plastic, but to also look at the paint as it dries. the paints become matte so we want to see mostly a matte finish, with a few shiny spots of wet paint before moving to the next step.
step 26: begin swiping over the surface with a dry cloth. this will remove the paint from the “shiny” areas which is still set, but the rest of the surface where the paint has dried is completely permanent.
step 32: stamp image with jet black archival or for a more opaque look stamp with black soot distress paint or even emboss with black embossing powder. (*this is my all time favorite image from the classic stampers anonymous stamps – the artist is michelle ward)
step 37: dry the ink with a heat tool. you will notice the clearly for art start to warp, but do not worry, just watch…as it get’s hot is starts to buckle a little, but as you continue to heat, it will become completely flat again – amazing!
step 41: immediately shape and lift the wings with your fingers (the material isn’t too hot, but still be careful). allow it to cool which is almost immediately and that’s it! this stuff will stay dimensional even if you try to flatten it. the best part though, if you don’t like it, just reheat it and it will flatten out again, but only with heat.
i sure hope you give these techniques a try this month. now i know the metallic distress paints just got released, but not to worry you have an entire month to get them and still make something to submit for our monthly 12 tag challenge. i hope you also try experimenting with different color combinations as the effects you can get using the distress paint are simply incredible. also remember to try adding layers of distress ink or distress stain over dry distress paint and then rewet the top layer (can you tell this is one of my new favorite techniques to do?).
have a creative time, i sure did…t!m
congrats to the winners from the march 12 tags of 2013.
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please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize…
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