Monday, April 11, 2011


OK....this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show
it's all about DISTRESSING and we love that!!

Now, I would normally run to my Distress Inks, but this time I decided to go with another type of ink, Color Wash. I had bought a new book the other day and had been wanting to try a technique they talked about Batik.

I pulled out my Melting Pot, Beeswax and pariffin (to help with cracking).

I brushed the wax onto the Canvas Corp Tag, over a stencil created using the Sewing Room die. When cooled, I cracked the wax then I spritzed on various Color Wash colors.

Next, I melted the applied wax with my Heat Tool, to finish the wax removal I ironed my piece between pieces of newprint also heat setting the color wash.

Using the same technique, I created a strip of fabric which I stapled pleats, using my Tiny Attacher into to create her dress. With the left over fabric, I created the fringe on the bottom of the tag.

I cut a flourish out of Grungeboard as part of the spool/flower cluster in the corner. I accented my "girl" girl with a Liquid Pearl necklace and a hung a Bauble from her waist on a Jump Ring!!

SOOOOO.....there you have it....Distress. What comes to mind why you say that word? Well pull out your supplies and create a goodie and link it up to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog!!

Who know you could win this.....


Candy C said...

Hi Lynne! Your tag is darling! I love all the elements and the color washing! <3 Candy

JJ Sobey said...


Eventually you are going to make me get that melting pot. I so want to try some wax techniques!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What great results you achieved with this technique. Fabulous!

Daniele said...

another inspirational piece Lynne

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Absolutely stunning tag :-) I intend to look round car boot sales (when I remember) to see if I can get some kind of electrical pot with a thermostat to use with my Soya wax!
Anne x

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! How pretty! Love those colors!

Lori said...

Gorgeous Lynne! Love the colors, and the idea of using wax is awesome!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Really loving this tag, Lynne! Wonderful colors and I love the way you stenciled the image with the die frame and then dressed it up. That whole beeswax technique is a mystery to me that I must solve soon. It worked beautifully for you here!

Have a great week.


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Gorgeous canvas tag, Lynne!! The dyed ribbons are especially fab!

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Marjie K said...

This is too cool! What a great idea to use wax. You've done an awesome job.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

There's so much Texture to this Tag, I love it! The more I see that Sewing Room Die used the more I want it LOL

Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous Lynne, so eye catching. It just pops off the screen. Wonderful make! Kim

Minxy said...

Love the texture and different elements, oh so fab x