Mixed Media Crafting by Kaz Brown

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Sunday Stampers and tattered florals anyone?

Hello lovely blog people, I have finally managed some crafty time and made a tag for two challenges!!
Sunday Stampers where the theme is TEXTURE and also a Tim Holtz blog challenge that you can find HERE
So I started with my tag and painted it with Distress Paints in Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Barn Door.

I edged the tag with Picket Fence distress paint and stamped with it too, using the Tim Holtz stamp with the criss cross pattern on...
I then spritzed from high up, just a touch of Dylusions ink in Black Marble.
I stamped the Artful Sillhouette in Black Archival Ink, then I overstamped it with white Distress Paint, just a touch, to give it a shadowy feel and take away the flat matt black look.
Now for the tattered florals!!! LOVED this part, I die cut these flowers from everything I could find, material, acetate, paper, grungepaper, vellum, handmade paper, glitter paper, acetate with glitter on, everything!! I also did the same as Tim and covered my grungepaper with tissue, I used the musical tissue he has.
I ended up with 13 tattered flowers, all waiting on the right project!! There are only 12 in the pic though cos one was on the floor!
I decided to paint some of Tim's flowery ribbon stuff, and also a piece of ribbon for the top of the tag, so I spread some distress paints onto my craft sheet, spritzed it all with water and smooshed the ribbons through it, dried it with a heat gun so it didn't blend too much and look muddy. Customised accessories for my tag!!


So I added my accessories, added the tattered floral and decided to add texture onto the lady sillhouette (scaramoosh scaramoosh...)
I painted some Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint onto the lady using a small brush. The brush inside the jar is a little too wide for this.
Whilst waiting for that to dry (or start to dry so I could blast it with the heat gun) I stamped Tim's ticket stamp and the phrase "Art is a shadow of what a person is thinking" which I thought was perfect for the shadow/sillhouette stamp! I distressed it and added it to the flower using a pin.

Once the crackle paint was dry I gave my lady a crown, made her a Princess...and added some gold rub 'n' buff to the cracks to accentuate them
I also added some black german scrap pieces to the sides of the tag.
So that's my tattered floral, I chose this one cos you can see the musical notes, which I like, loved the colours in this one too.
And my texture is the lady sillhouette princess person......crackly texture....lol
et voila, the finished tag.
I have LOVED this challenge, and getting messy with the distress paints was fab, I can see me needing every colour of these, they are just SO versatile!
Hope everyone is well and good :)
Thanks for looking.
Kaz :)


  1. What a beautiful tag! Your flower is stunning.

  2. Wow you look like you had fun creating those flowers. Love the bright colours you've used!!

  3. You have had flowery fun. Lovely colourful tag, just the tonic for grey winter days! MM x

  4. gorgeousness, loving those flowers... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  5. Gorgeous tag!!! Love it and the tutorial showing how you made it. I need to get some of those distress paints now after seeing how you used them to color the ribbons.

  6. Fantastic creations. Love those flowers!

  7. I love this Kaz and would love to create something like this but although I love my crafting I'm a clean crafter, I can't stand my hands getting messy!!!