Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Craftmad Meet Up - Tracey's Projects

Today I have the creations I made with Tracey's kits at the Craftmad Meet Up.  This is not normally my style but I had a ball playing with all the inks and UTEE.  Tracey is a avid Tim Holtz fan and has been lucky enough to attend one of his classes and owns lots of his inks.  Best bit is she shared the Distress Inks with us.  I have only seen people using the Distress Inks on different blogs so it was nice to have a play and they are definitely fun.  We started with a Kraft tag above which we used some metallic ink on.  Then attached a smaller manilla tag which was covered in printed tissue paper, a border die was used on the right hand side and we used a couple colours of distress inks.  Then we embellished with flowers, bling, a piece of paper which we distressed the edges and curled a corner and a butterfly to which more ink was added.  I love the end result.

Another down and dirty project.  We started with the smallest canvas I have seen, wrapped it in tissue paper.  Added sprays of ink, this time I tried Mandy's Colorbox Dye Ink - Deep Grape.  We then sprayed with water to make the ink run.  Another first, we got to play with UTEE to which a little colour has been added - green.  A daub of UTEE was added to the canvas and then we pressed into this with a  pretty peacock silicone stencil.  Before it cooled totally we rubbed it with a pearl powder.  Then when cooled hot glued all the embellishments.  The leaf had been dipped in the UTEE too and then when cooled we cracked it and rubbed distress inks into the cracks.  Another fantastic project.

If you visit Kerry's Place to Escape you can see photos of us playing with the UTEE.

You can see everyone else's take on these projects in our gallery album here at Craftmad.  A wonderful variety of colours.


  1. Great colors. I noticed your picture. Is it new or am I just slow? Anyway I love it. You are quite the diva my dear. :-)

  2. Hi Merry these are fantastic so full of wonderful colour and detail well done you for coming out of your comfort zone.
    lorraine x

  3. Hello Merry,
    your TAG is wonderful..great creation
    and your canvas is beautiful..
    Many greatings
    from your slowly swan ;o)

  4. I LOVE these!!! How fabulous! This is the type of art I am really loving right now! Took me a while to warm upto it, but now I just adore it!

  5. PS; You should tell Mandy to do mixed media kits like this, I would love that!

  6. Wow these look great !Lots of texture and embellishing .
    really out of the box
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  7. Your tag and mixed media projects are so pretty!
    Glad you had so much fun with trying some new things!!
    You did awesome!!

  8. This is so my cup of tea. I use the TH distress inks a lot of the time on my projects. These pieces are both fab. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Wonderful designed projects.

    Hugs diane

  10. Awesome mixed media creations, something I am not brave enough to try out.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  11. Just so beautiful - both of them. Full of richness.
    Monica xxx

  12. It was good to make a few things that were a bit out of our comfort zone. Really nice projects.


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