Wednesday, May 23, 2018

 SHINE TAG

I hope you enjoy creating this easy and fun SHINE TAG as much as I did creating it!!

Here is what you’ll need:
Wooden Tag – Bearwithusinc.com
Flower Stamp – Stampendous.com
Dynasty Brushes: Available at thebrushguys.com (use promo code sandymc for an additional discount)
Black Gold #14, Black Gold 3/8" Angle, Black Gold 10/0 Liner, Dynasty 300 3/8" Deerfoot,
1/2" Stencil brush, Medium and Small Mezzaluna (not in picture above)
M2-11 Stencil – sandymctierdesigns.com
Shine Stamp – sandymctierdesigns.com
DecoArt Americana Multi-Purpose Sealer
DecoArt Americana Acrylics – Snow Titanium White, Bright Blue, and Peacock Teal
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics – Phthalo Blue, Titanium White, and Yellow Green Light
DecoArt Media Soft Touch Varnish
Misc Supplies: Water basin, paper towels, and sanding block


Prepping the Tag:

o   Using the #14 brush, paint the tag DecoArt’s Multi Purpose Sealer and let completely dry.
o   Once dry, give it a light sanding and remove any dust.

Background:
I used the Americana Acrylics for the background only. The colors listed for the flower and the rest of the project will be the Media Fluid Acrylics.
o   Load the #14 brush with Snow Titanium White and slip slap the color along the top of the tag at an angle.
o   Rinse the brush and load with Peacock Teal and slip slap the color along the middle section of the tag – again – at an angle.
o   Rinse the brush and load with Bright Blue and slip slap the color along the bottom section of the tag.
o   Rinse the brush and criss cross the flat of the brush where the Snow Titanium White and the Peacock Teal meet. Wipe the brush off often to softly blend where the two colors meet.
o   Rinse the brush and criss cross the flat of the brush where the Peacock Teal and Bright Blue meet. Wipe the brush off often to softly blend where the two colors meet.
o   Wipe the brush off and starting at the top of the tag, using little pressure and a criss cross motion, soften the colors. Wipe the brush off often as you work the way down the tag.
o   Lightly tap the Deerfoot brush where the colors meet to soften the blended colors. You can also use a mop – I’m just partial to this Dynasty Deerfoot brush.
o   Let completely dry.
Load stencil brush with Snow Titanium White and wipe almost all of the paint off on a paper towel. Lay the M2-11 stencil in place and using a circular motion with the brush, stencil here and there. Let dry.





Flower:
o   Load the stamp with ink and then practice stamp on a scrap piece of paper. This will let you know if you have enough ink on the stamp. Reload with ink and stamp flower in place in the bottom left corner.
o   Load the toe on the 3/8" Angle brush with Phthalo Blue and float the color in near the center of the flower. Come up a bit on both sides of the petals.
o   Wipe the brush off and then lightly bring some of the color up on to the petal. Don’t go back down to where the color is the darkest near the center – just where the float stopped.
o   Lightly tap the deerfoot brush where the color stops to soften any line. This will let it fade right into the petal.
o   Let dry.
o   Load the medium Mezzaluna brush with the Titanium White and wipe almost all of it off on a paper towel.
o   Dry brush the white in the center of the peals and in between some of the black petal lines. Switch to the small Mezzaluna to get into those smaller areas if necessary.
o   Load the 3/8" Angle brush with Yellow Green Light and paint the center.
o   Load the toe of the 3/8" Angle brush with Yellow Green Light and Phthalo Blue and shade along the bottom half of the center.
o   Wipe the brush off, reload with Yellow Green Light on the toe and add a touch of Titanium White. Blend on palette – making sure the paint stays on the toe only. Float color along the top of the flower center.
o   Wipe the brush off, load the toe with Phthalo Blue and paint a small “u” in the center.
o   Load the liner brush with Phthalo Blue and paint curved lines coming down from the flower center. Refer to the stamp to see the lines or just improvise. J 
o   Load the liner brush with Titanium White and paint small lines for the stamens.
o   Dip the end of the brush handle into the paint and randomly dot the stamens.
o   Load the toe on the Angle brush with Phthalo Blue and shade underneath the petal on the right hand side.
Load the Angle brush with water and dip into the Yellow Green Light. Tap the handle of the brush on top of another brush to add some splatter here and there. Let sit for a minute and then lay a paper towel over the tag and lightly press. This will tone down the splatter and give it more of a stained look than dots. Repeat with Titanium White.







Shine:
o   Load the Shine stamp with ink and then practice stamp on a scrap piece of paper. This will let you know if you have enough ink on the stamp. Reload with ink and stamp the work above the flower.
o   Load the toe of the 3/8" Angle brush with Phthalo Blue and float the color along the inside of the star.
o   Rub the small Mezzaluna brush in the center of the star to pick up some of the blue if it bled too much.

Edge:
o   Load the 3/8" Angle brush with Phthalo Blue and float the color along the edges.
o   Let dry!
o   Run the Staz-On Ink pad around the edges to darken them up just a bit.



Varnish with DecoArt Media Soft-Touch Varnish and let dry.
Add a ribbon of choice to your tag!!

CHANGE THE COLOR OF THE FLOWER TO MAGENTA, WHITE, OR EVEN YELLOW for another variation 
  
Have a great day and Happy Creating!!!
Sandy

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ornament Exchange 2017 Blog Hop

NOTE: It appears you have to have a google account to leave a comment and if I remove that feature then all the comments on the post will be lost. SO....if you don't have a google account you can still enter the drawing - simply go to my Sandy McTier Designs FB page and leave me a comment on my post and you will be entered into the drawing. If you haven't LIKED my page - hope you'll give it a LIKE while you're there - THANK YOU!


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I am so super excited to be a part of this Ornament Exchange Blog Hop with all these other incredible and inspirational artist/designers.  I hope you will take the time to check out all of their wonderful free ornament projects and then create them!!

I hope you enjoy creating my 'Joy to the World' ornament!
 



  














Here's what you'll need to create my 'Joy to the World' ornament:
Click on the highlighted words to SHOP for the supplies below 
Right click on any of the pictures and the line drawing and save to your computer or come back and visit my blog for the content
  • (1) Square Bracket Ornament #31-L237 – www.cdwood.com
  • The following colors of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Titanium White, Raw Umber, Sap Green, Green Gold, Paynes Grey, Pyrrole Red, Quinacridone Gold, & Hansa Yellow Light
  • DecoArt Media Specialty Products: Gesso - White, Soft-Touch Varnish
  • DecoArt Americana All Purpose Sealer
  • These are some suggested brushes:  Dynasty Black Gold - (Series 206A) #1/4", #3/8" Angles, (Series 206R) #2 Round, (Series 206FW) 3/4" Flat Wash, Stencil - 1/2" (You can get all of these brushes and more from THE BRUSH GUYS   Use promo code sandymc for an additional discount.
  • Identi-Pen - Black
  • Ruler & Pencil
  • Wired Ribbon - Available at your local craft store
Prep:
  • Using the 3/4" Flat Wash, paint the surface with DecoArt All-Purpose Sealer. Let dry.
  • Using a wet 3/4" Flat Wash, paint the surface with white Gesso. Paint long strokes from side to side. Let dry. 
  • Measuring from the center at the top of the ornament - mark at 1 1/8", 2 3/8", and 3 1/2". Draw a line across the ornament for each of these and then go back over the pencil line with the Identi-Pen. 
  • Load the stencil brush with Raw Umber and wipe a lot of the paint off on a paper towel. Going from side to side, dry brush the Raw Umber onto the ornament to give it the appearance of wood. Repeat as often as necessary. If you get it too dark, simply wipe it with a paper towel or paint a wash of inky Gesso over it. Let dry completely before transferring on the pattern.

  • Transfer pattern on using transfer paper and a pen or stylus.
  • Load #2 Round with Raw Umber and paint wreath. Rinse brush.
  • Load #2 Round with Quinacridone Gold and Titanium White; mix on palette. Add highlights on the wreath here and there.
  • Load 1/4" Angle with Sap Green and Paynes Grey (no need to mix - just add both colors to the brush) then paint evergreen sprigs. Start with the sprig at the top and work back toward the widest part. The toe follows as you pull the chisel edge of the brush to paint the stroke using little to no pressure. Start by painting a stem down the center and bring the strokes from the left, right, and on top of the main stem.

  • Load 1/4" Angle with Sap Green and then add Green Gold to the toe of the brush only. Add some Titanium White to the toe and blend in the same place on your palette - keeping the toe with just the Green Gold and Titanium White on it. 
  • Start at the single sprig at the top and slide on the chisel edge with little to no pressure to paint the stroke. NOTE: The heel leads and the toe follows - leaving the lighter highlight on the evergreen sprig. Repeat strokes all the way down the evergreen sprigs - reloading as necessary.


  • Dip the end of the 3/8" Angle brush handle into Pyrrole Red and dot berries. Let dry.
  • Load the 1/4" Angle brush with Pyrrole Red and then the toe only with Hansa Yellow Light and Titanium White. Blend in the same place on the palette - keeping the toe in the same place. 
  • Float a highlight on the berries.
  • Rinse brush, load with Pyrrole Red and on the toe only add some Paynes Grey. Float toe along the  bottom of the berries. Let dry.
  • Load #2 Round with Titanium White and highlight the berries. Once you add the highlight, lightly touch it with your finger to soften the look.


  • Load the toe of a damp 3/8" Angle brush with Paynes Grey and shade underneath the berries and branches as shown. If the shading it too dark, simply lay a paper towel on top and lightly press - this will lift some of the color.  Add some shading where the evergreen sprigs come together and meet the wreath as well.
  • Load the #2 Round brush with Titanium White and paint the words. 
  • Load the #2 Round with Paynes Grey and paint a shadow on the letters as shown.


  • Once everything has completely dried, varnish the ornament.
  • Add wired ribbon to the ornament and hang on the tree, add it to a present or to your holiday table setting.
 Line Drawing ~ Print off and reduce/enlarge to fit surface of choice (Right click on the picture and save file to your computer)



DecoArt Give Away

COMMENT TO WIN!!!!!!!

DecoArt is providing the DECOART PRODUCTS used in this project to one lucky winner.  To enter to be a part of this giveaway comment on this blog post.  I will select the winner on November 3rd.   Each artist in this blog hop will also be offering the DecoArt Give Away so check them out using the links below.
If you have a difficult time commenting on this post simply leave me a comment on my FB Post about the Ornament Exchange and you will be entered as well!!!

 

 

 

Ornament Exchange 2017

Day 1 – October 17th
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Day 2 – October 18th

Day 3 – October 19th
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I hope you enjoy this Blog Hop and are inspired to paint some ornaments.  Please share your creations with us on FaceBook.
Special THANK YOU to DecoArt and Cupboard Distributing for sponsoring our blog hop.
Sandy McTier

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