Friday 20 May 2016

First playtime with new PaperArtsy Infusions!

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by.

Well life sure has been throwing a few curve balls around here just lately and probably for a few weeks to come but hopefully all will settle down once our new grandbaby is born at the end of June and Son in Law is back on his feet ;-).  In between stopovers in Harrogate I have managed a nice playtime this week with the new PaperArtsy Infusions I bought at Port Sunlight a few weeks ago and my first make is a tag .......just for fun....always the best kind don't you think, lol!

I started with a large tag and sprinkled Infusions in Sandy Beach and The Sage very sparingly then used Fresco Satin Glaze to blend the crystals over the tag.

I then mixed a bit of the Orange County Infusions with some Grunge Paste and a spritz of water.  I'm still using the old pot I found at the back of a cupboard which was beginning to dry out and it's now very stiff but as long as I don't want a smooth pristine finish it still works, lol!  It didn't have enough colour in for what I wanted so when it was dry I sanded it a little, replaced the stencil, sprinkled a few more granules of Infusions and spritzed with water and let the Infusions do their the walnut stain bits in these little powders!

 I did some background stamping using Archival inks and various PaperArtsy stamps except the for letters one which is my new stamp by Seth Apter :D.

I used a die from Seth Apter, and a fab little numbers stamp on PaperArtsy's Hot Picks set HP1604 to stamp all over the pieces then covered them very roughly with clear crackle paste (Finnabair).  When dry I rubbed in some bright green dye ink (which you can hardly see) & then lightly touched with Treasure Gold.  I stamped the figure from the same Hot Picks set, affectionately known as Shrek Girl, onto tissue and painted her with translucent & watered down Frescos.   I cut her out and severed her head so I could tilt it inside the circle and then stuck these bits on with matte gel medium.

 I dug out some other embellies both wood and metal (I am determined to start using my stash) and they all got the Treasure Gold treatment before being attached to the tag.  The hardest bit was getting that blooming rusty wire to do what I wanted, lol, and boy did it make a mess!

Really enjoyed my de-stress time playing with new goodies and I have another Infusions tag with different colours waiting to be worked on ;-).

See you again soon hopefully.  

Lesley  Xx


sam21ski said...

Really enjoyed 'reading' your process for making this tag Lesley and it looks fantastic, love how you've used the dies and your rusty wire looks fabulous. Really like the mini plate with the words on that it's attached to xxx

Miriam said...

Your tag is fabulous Lesley xx

Miriam said...

Your tag is fabulous Lesley xx

Hazel Agnew said...

A great tag Lesley, and good to see you going down the grunge route. Great idea to combine infusions with grungepaste. Another good idea to move her head too, works really well. Fab combination of elements...really works! Xx

Helen said...

what a gorgeous tag, the colour is fantastic! well done for using stash, I need to do that a bit more too!

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous tag!! I'm so sorry to learn that Tony is back in hospital. Keeping him, Jenna & all of you in my thoughts.

judith@poppy cottage said...

Fabulous tag Buddy, great colours and love all of the twiddly bits. Just got my infusions in the mail, and waiting for some free time to play with them ;) I do hope that life settles down for you all soon, big hugs, Judith xx

Lin said...

Wow Lesley great tag!!love the colours and what you've done with your new die I love the new hotpicks..great bellies too..glad you've had some playtime xxx

Seth said...

Excellent tag Lesley. Love the textures and the way you used the die cuts.

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous burnished orange tones, and the stamping and embellishing all works so well together - love this tag! And yes, I agree... the more fun you can have, the better the results seem to be!
Alison x