Sunday, 15 May 2011

Grungy Monday 6 : Wood Effect Technique

Grungy Monday on Sunday ...... and this is not what I intended to do at all with my tag!

The Grungy Monday (ie celebrating all things Tim Holtz) challenge this week over on Studio L3 is an acrylic paint technique which results in a great wood effect.  That is the theory anyway.  Click the link here to see the technique and Sir T's great result. 

Am I the only person who cannot get paint to flow out of a paint dabber?  I have never had any great success, so my acylic paint was plastered on with a credit card so it was a bit thick in places.  Which didn't seem to matter as I got quite caried away doing a collage and covered most of it up!  You can just about see the best bits down the left hand side!

Do click the link to Linda's blog and see her fantastically coloured piece and also Gabrielle's calming butterfly frame along with all the other entries. And who knows ..... next week I might get to do this on Monday - hmmmmm just realised that is tomorrow!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!


sasa said...

love these vintage colours and the layers - that image of that lady is always so great. My dabbers drive me nuts too - I have added a tiny bit of water to them - try giving the tops a good soak in warm water. I am probably going to buy some new is the link to them:

Thanks for sharing your work,

Sarah at 35

Netty said...

Loving your collaged tag Jennie, thats a great picture. I suppose you have tried putting a little water in the bottle and giving it a shake and squeeze. This generally works for me. So if you have done that and it still doesn't work am sure Linda will be able to tell you what else can be done. Annette x

Shelann said...

Love the aged look, colors and theme, beautifully put together. (I had to mix water into my dabber to get it flowing.)

Alison said...

A beautiful vintage collaged tag Jennie! Those dabbers can be very temperamental, can't they?! x

Crafty Chick Designs said...

Project do take on a life of their own sometimes. This turned out to be a lovely piece. I had to mix my brand new Dabber (literally took the plastic off before I TRIED to paint) w/water. When they work, they're great though!

Gabrielle said...

This is absolutely fab! My paint dabbers are a bit hit and miss too! My lake mist is hopeless! Thank you for your lovely words too - so much appreciated!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Jennie, this is vintage perfection! I love the sweet photo and the perfect sentiment, and the background looks awesome! This is so pretty.

The Dabbers can be a little moody, and Ranger changed both the formula and the actual bottles not that long ago. I had a really hard time with the older bottles, and could never get the paint to flow. The new ones are SO much better, and really work the way they're meant to. (If the bottles feel hard and difficult to squeeze, you have the old formulas). Give their Customer Service line a call-- I'm sure they'll help you get the product replaced.

Shar said...

Lovely tag!