Friday, November 9, 2012

VLVS! Tag/ATC Swap: Follow the red brick road

Back in Sept. I was in a Tag/ATC swap on the VLVS! forums. the theme was open, we could do anything we wanted. We just had to make sure the atc's and Tags go with one and another.

One thing I wanted to do flopped. so went another route. I was inspired by this one picture I saw on pintest. It was from the movie Wizard of Oz where Dorthy landed in Oz and she was going to start her journey down the yellow brick road and the caption of the picture was "Where do the red bricks go to?" And that got me thinking "What if Dorthy went down the red brick road."

I don't have the #8 tag die, but last year when I was visiting a friend, she had the tag die and i die cut a few. I also took the negatives from the die cuts. I traced the negative on manila file folders. I cut them out and then Gessoed them. I then did a layer of water downed craft paint in Magenta. I then painted it Raspberry craft paint that is a glossy craft paint.  I used a brick stencil that another friend made me and sprayed some Hottie pottie Hot Pink Starbust spray by Lindy's stamp Gang. With the same brick stencil and with Molding paste(In this Tag/ATC project I used Golden soft molding paste that was in the starter pack of mediums and the Blick's brand when I ran out of the golden stuff in the little jar.) With A pallet knife I scraped some of the molding paste on the stencil in various places on the tag. used the heat gun to dry it. After it was dried I spritzed some Golden yellow Tumble Dye spray on the craft mat and painted (yes painted!) all the bricks.  I put some water down black and white craft paints on a paint pallet and with a brush made some drips and splats. The background looks likes this.

I backed the tags on lightweight chipboard and painted the edges with black craft paint.

On white cardstock I stamped the Fat Fish in High Heels, Many armed clock person, and Wheeled man in black Memento ink pad. I painted them with Distress ink pads in Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Wild Honey, and antique Linen. The Silver in the wheel is Pearlesnt watercolor. Fussy cut them out. The fish and the man I used foam tape, the clock guy I used Miracle Tape and Glossy Accents. 

The sentiment on the tag I typed it up in Word. I tried to pick a good font to fit the Oz theme.  I then took some pink ribbon I had gotten at a thrift store and cut small pieces and out then trough the top of the tags and stapled them.

Next are the ATC's

They are also are on Manila folders and Gessoed. I wanted to use the opposite colors on the ATC's that I used on the Tags. So instead of the Pink in the background color I wanted the Yellow. I sprayed the Golden Yellow Tumble dye spray on the atc. Didn't like it. So after it dried. I painted the atcs with yellow craft paint. I then took a tire tread stencil that the same friend who made the brick stencil made me. (thanks Jean!) and molding paste. scraped some of that with the pallet  knife on the atc. Once that was dried, I painted them (call me crazy!) with the water down  magenta craft paint. I then made drips and splatters with the water down black, white and the magenta craft paints. (to have a bottle of water down craft paint. When the bottle of color craft paint is almost empty, just take it and fill it with water. and shake it a bit.) I backed the atc's in lightweight chipboard and painted the edges with black craft paint.

On white cardstock I stamped the Braids Lady and Sitting Bird. Colored them with distress ink pads in Picked Raspberry, and Salty ocean. I used peach water color for the girl's face. I used Glossy accents to the girl (the glossy accents help stick the girl more to the parts of the atc that had the molding paste on it) and foam tap for the bird. Again i typed the sentiment on Word with another font that I thought was OZ like. Glued the words on to the ATC. 

We had to put a pocket or envelope on the back of the tag, I had some atc sleeves that i had gotten from other swaps I was in. I used Miracle tape on one side of the sleeve and taped them to the back of the tag and slipped the atc in there..

Stamps used

Items used
Manila folders
Craft paints
Molding paste
pallet knife
tumble dye stray
Lindy's stamp gang Starburst spray
water down craft paints
foam tape
glossy accents
white cardstock
Wild Honey distress ink pad
water brush
peach watercolor
pearlesent watercolor
light weight chipboard
Aileen's tacky glue 

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