Friday, September 16, 2011

Getting Distressed on Inspiration Showcase

No, not distressed as in annoyed, but you knew that.  Today's video is all about distress inks and stains, and the techniques are fantastic.  Just when you thought you knew them all.....along comes Jennifer McGuire.   But before I get to that.....

The way Jennifer has the class organized, one day she presents five techniques and we do our samples, and the next day she goes into greater detail about one or two of them and shows ways to use them in cards and other projects.  Yesterday, she focused on embossing on acetate and ways to alter rosettes.  I put the two together in one tag, with a steampunk theme.  There is a method to my madness.  I signed up for a steampunk tag swap on ATT and I'm getting a head start.


I used Tim's Steampunk embossing folder on the acetate, and it is backed with some brownish cardstock.  The lovely lady is from Graphic45's Steampunk Debutante line, and I altered her in two ways.  First of all, I replaced the hot air balloon that is her skirt with the very layered and altered rosette I made, and secondly (and I don't know how well this shows up in the photo),  I added lots of lines on her with a copper colored glitter pen.  I topped the tag with a bit of a zipper to continue the steampunk industrial look.

Now, onto today's samples.  Again, sorry I can't go into details but once the class is over you will be able to get the PDFs.  The link to get more information is on my last Inspiration Showcase post.

 pearlized distress resist

 distress stamping
 stamping with water and metallic paper wing

 color blend stamping with distress dots wing

fingerinking (as much fun as it sounds) with distress ink watercoloring wing

Can you believe the amount of information so far?  And this is a two week class!  And, it was only $19.  Maybe the best bargain I've ever gotten.

7 comments:

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

Love your tag, its beautiful. And you little birds are so adorable and look fabulous with all the different techniques. Really loving Jennifer's workshop. And as you said, "best bargain I've ever gotten".

Elaine Allen

Celeste said...

oh wow such beatuiful works of art.... Such a wonderful class....

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Love that Tag Eileen.....so my favorite colors!!!!!

Vic said...

Great tag! You are rocking the class!

Kathy Eddy said...

Great tag and I love that you are doing birds instead of hearts. I am lo0ving the class as well and plan to make another canvas with a different die cut shape after I finish the first one.

teri said...

I love these birds. It's a departure for you, I think? That's the best part of taking a class.

Lori said...

Oh, I know, how could you NOT sign up for $19? lol! I always like her style anyways, so clean and bright. I love that you are using the birds, wonderful idea, I might have to case that. lol.