Monday, 21 November 2011

Imagine Picket Fence! by Sioux Jenneys

It's my final post for November and I did a bit of an experiment...
...so today I've got two tags for you :)


I have to say that if you are undecided about Distress Stains (and I certainly was!!! LOL) then I'd recommend buying the white Picket Fence even if it's the only one you ever buy!! ;)

I've tried to show how versatile just this one colour can be as it transforms any Distress Ink colours you may already have.....giving you even more variety!

Don't forget the Stains are on special offer this month here ;)

1. First I stamped the dragonfly from insects and butterflies 1.....(I love him dearly ;))....in Distress Ink black soot and heat embossed him with holographic powder then I coloured the wings with Distress Ink faded jeans using a cut and dry nib.....masked him and stamped the watch from time and keys in Archival black then coloured the casing with Distress Ink rusty hinge.......and masked that too.....then I inked the two tags with Distress Ink pine needles and aged mahogany....so far so much the same!


2. The masks stayed in place and I swiped Picket Fence distress stain all over one tag...
...you can see the colour change this made below...
...the red turns violet/purple and the pine needles turns a shade of bluesy green :)
I made a little happy dance at this discovery!!


3. Whilst the masks were still in place I stamped the calligraphic mat 13 background in Archival sepia on the top half of each tag and the mini polka dots on the bottom half in Archival coffee...

...I think you can see below that the picket fence one seems to soak up the Archival ink and even that becomes a slightly different colour ;)...

...look at the centre of the fob winder where the original pine needles is still showing as that had the mask in place whilst the picket fence was applied.


4. I stamped the word Imagine from journaling words 1 and the Time saying from time and keys in Archival black and aged the edges of both tags with Distress Ink vintage photo slightly colouring the watch face too.

5. I love that my Distress Ink colours have suddenly doubled overnight!! :)

Go on...experiment with that Picket Fence...I'm off to see what colour changes happen with the rest of my inks :) See you again soon!
xoxo Sioux

16 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Oh wow!! LOVE those tags! Looks like I NEED that Picket Fence 'stain' after all !!!


Take care

Jackie xx

Laura said...

Love these tags and a great tutorial!

Helen said...

Both tags are fab - and I LOVE picket fence... wondering what we did before it.... lol

inkypinkycraft said...

These tags are gorgeous, I love picket fence, have been playing with that and Tim tissue wrap!now need to go and play with my inks, more colours...goodie!!!thanks trace x!

craftimamma said...

Brilliant post - thanks for sharing and love both the tags.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Von said...

Brill tags and the white picket fence is one I'm using more and more :)

Joanne said...

Amazing Sioux. I've still to use my picket fence stain but hope to have a go on the next batch of Xmas cards. Thanks for that tut. 'cos it has opened my eyes to it's amazingness.
Hugs Joanne xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Wow gorgeous Tags and beautiful stamps and layouts. I believe that I must buy that Picket Fence stain.
Lovely greet
Marja

Sid said...

Great little discovery !! Subtle colour changes are fab !!

Kirsten Alicia said...

You obviously read my mind; I can't afford to buy the Distress Stains at the moment & I was wondering over the weekend if I should get Picket Fence to try it over Distress Inks. These tags are gorgeous & it is great to see them side by side. Thanks for taking photos of each stage, I will definitely give this tutorial a try.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a wonderful tags! And thanks for the explanation :-)

greetings, Alie

Emma said...

A fantastic tutorial, gorgeous colours and I love those tags! Fab work, as always!
Love Emma xx

craftytrog said...

Both tags are fab Sue! Thanks for sharing your discoveries! xxx

Crafty mop said...

Oh wow who knew they would go that colour ....fab fab fab love your tags they are mighty fine.....off now to see what colours I can make !, x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, you've created two wonderful tags.

Ellie said...

Love those tags, I still need time to really experiment with it... and those distress inks... are still on my wish list.... Thanks for a chance to win them !