This blog was formerly titled "Sentiments and Scrapbooks."

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Creating Tickets for Projects

tickets w border  Inspired by a video that was shared on one of my craft groups (follow this link for video), I used some of my new Graphic 45 abc Primer stamps (love them) and played around with the technique. I cut the tickets on the Vagabond with Tim’s ticket strip die. I used Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers and Distress Inks, along with a water brush, to watercolor the images. I then “painted” the images with Studio Medium (gloss) and then inked over the tickets with Distress Inks (used a baby wipe to remove the DI from the coated images). The backs are also stamped (no watercolor) and inked. It will be fun to find ways to use these in projects.

Note: if using something like Glossy Accents (used on the doves) or Studio Medium (on everything else), be sure to “paint” the medium within the lines of the watercolored images, because the medium will act as a resist when you ink over with DI! (You can see an example of this on the B block, second from the left…live and learn from mistakes!) The last two doves are Peeled Paint, but because they are coated heavy with Glossy Accents, they took on a glare from the light and do not show up as that color.

Since I mainly scrapbook, even if I use these tickets on tags (a likely scenario), they will probably end up on a scrapbook page. But for cardmakers, this technique is “just the ticket!”

9 comments:

Lisa :) said...

These turned out great Barb!!

Hetty said...

Barbara, these are just adorable tickets!

Bearcrazyman said...

Great job.. I just got those stamps too.
PS. Im the one to blame for sharing the videi. LOL

Claudine C. said...

Super cool, I love them!!!

Ally White Cat said...

Your tickets are awesome...I love them

susan s.

Marjie Kemper said...

See you've caught the ticket craze... love your spin on it!

Lorna said...

These are great! I just watched the video again and am getting ready to give them a try myself - fun!

Lorna said...

These are great! I just watched the video again and am going to give it a whirl myself - fun Sunday project :)

Anita Houston said...

I assume you are going to be in challenge at ATT, if not these will look wonderful on your own projects! I love them all, but the girl with her head in her arms is my fav. Love all your wonderful colors Barbara...beautiful work!