Saturday 21 February 2015

Demo Tag #5

Here is Demo tag #5.  This one started with a coat of Purple Rain, while this was still wet I dragged some Tangerine Twist through it. This creates a very delicate blending.

Next I stencilled some Orchid over the tag through a circle stencil. A mixture of solid circles and some patchy circles. I then bumped the stencil and did the same with Snowflake, again some circles solid and some patchy.

I mixed some Grunge Paste with Purple Rain and spread this around the top,bottom and one side. I then splattered Blueberry over the Grunge Paste. 

I love this.


Next I used the border from EDY13 and pressed it into the still wet Grunge Paste. I really like how some of the splattered paint is taken down into the stamping.

I added Treasure Gold over the Grunge Paste and once dry this was polished. The Treasure Gold also catches on the dried drips. If you feel the dips ,where the stamp has gone down, are too pale then add a thin wash of a darker colour, leave for a few seconds and then wipe away from the Treasure gold.
I stamped the text onto regular smoothy  and mounted this on more regular smoothy that has been painted with China.

As a focal point I added the flowers from EDY12. The heads are blended with Glass Blue, China and Blue Oyster, with a small dot of Orchid in the centre.


Again more techniques, tinting grunge paste, stamping into grunge paste, stencil bumping..

Back tomorrow with the final demo tag, then we’ll be back to launch samples.
Darcy x


  1. This is stunning Darcy. I love the Blueberry and Purple rain together and the blue adds the finishing touch beautifully. Love it xx

  2. Love this tag, I really have to try the bumping!!

  3. Love the paint splatters into the grunge paste Darcy.

  4. This is gorgeous Darcy. I love the splatter and the texture. That border stamp is one of my faves too.

  5. The texture in the grunge paste looks amazing x

  6. Love this Darcy, always love the techniques you use.

  7. Really lovely tag Darcy, great contrasting colours with the bright and dark blues. Xxx.

  8. Another gorgeous tag. The grunge paste looks fab, I love the splatters of paint.

  9. Must try the splattering of paint onto wet GP before you stamp into it, awesome technique!

    Gorgeous use of these colours Darcy! :-) xxx

  10. Yum!! Love the way you did the grungepaste!!!

  11. What an inspiring way you make layers on this fantastic tag, love the splattering of paint and Grunge Paste, beautiful stamps, thanks for lovely comment on my book.