Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Distress Micro Glaze Resist Framed Vintage Garden



Welcome! Today the Funkie half of the Frilly and Funkie team get to present their inspiration pieces for the latest challenge theme  'Dare To Resist', chosen by the super talented Autumn. Please be sure to pop by the blog to see all of the ir-resistable projects by my Frilly and Funkie teammates!

Autumn says: "For the next two weeks, as we break away from our Valentine creations, we'd love to see you incorporate a favorite resist technique in your vintage or shabby chic project. There are so many options, perhaps you will try something new. Whether it be gesso resist, Vaseline resist, alcohol resist, embossing resist, or watercolor resist, we dare you to resist!"

Since Distress Micro Glaze  is the perfect water resistant sealer for Distress products, I thought I would use it as a resist. I made a sample on water color paper dipping my paper into light Distress Oxides, and drying. When was happy with the colors, and the ink was dry, I laid Tim's Flourish stencil over the panel and applied the micro glaze through the stencil with an ink blending tool and wiped with a soft cloth. I removed the stencil and dipped the paper once more into a watery puddle of Distress Oxide, this time in Walnut Stain for contrast. I dried the panel with my heat gun, and was very pleased with the resist result and those tiny droplets, but the colors were a bit dark to do an entire background with them. I blended with some more ink and added stamping with Potting Soil Archival ink and set it aside to do the same technique in some lighter colors.


For my large back ground panel, I tried the same resist using Peacock Feathers as my final dipping after blending the Distress Micro Glaze through the stencil over a lighter background. I wasn't happy this time, because there wasn't enough contrast, but did some stenciling with the Flourish stencil in the corner, this time blending with Distress ink. I also did some stamping using both images from the Lattice and Flourish stamp set.


I used the micro glaze as a resist over a stamped and colored flower image. I stamped Tim's Illustrated Garden image in Watering Can Archival ink and colored with Distress inks and markers using a water brush. When dry, I applied the glaze with my finger, wiped with a soft cloth and dipped the panel in Broken China Distress Oxide. It's not so dramatic but it allows the Oxide to form droplets here and there. I fussy cut the flowers and gave it a vintage look by blending with Frayed Burlap Distress ink.


Another resist technique I used involved splattering Gloss Mod Podge on my baseball stats page, allowing to dry and blending with Ground Espresso Distress ink. I wiped with a damp cloth, allowing the splatters to peek through the ink.


I tucked in a Tim Holtz doily die cut, and layered the panels with some lace from my stash, a Found Relative, some wadded string, and hand died Little Birdie and Tim Holtz Bouquet flowers. The bright blue flowers are made with Tim's Tiny Tattered Florals Thinlits die and colored with Distress Spray stain. The sweet butterflies are from the Botanical Layers.





I used a wax crayon, Distress Oxides and chalk paint to alter a Quote Chip. I wiped diluted Oxides on randomly with my finger, dried, and then applied wax crayon over top. Then I painted with chalk paint, allowed it to dry, and wiped vigorously with a clean cloth to remove most of the white paint, giving the quote a shabby look.





Finally I crackled my frame (resist technique) using a crackle glaze and then painting with a contrasting chalk paint. I gave it two coats of Vintage Distress Collage Medium to protect the crackle.




Now I dare YOU to resist! You are invited to play along in this “Dare to Resist” challenge by simply creating a vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme and guidelines.  Then link your project up at the Frilly and Funkie  before midnight on Tuesday, February 27th.

The Frilly and Funkie team will choose four favorites from your entries, and our favorite artist will be invited to join us as a Guest Designer  at Frilly and Funkie. The next three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I'm sharing with these challenges:

Thank you for your visit today! If you have any questions or comments, I'd love to hear from you!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

The following products were used on this project and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


23 comments:

  1. Wonderful design. Love your resist with micro glaze and great quote chip altering! Xxx

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  2. What a great piece, Sara! I love the aged frame you found for this vignette. Your resist techniques turned out beautifully!

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  3. What a beauty! I love the flourishes and the colors and the flowers! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  4. The resist is perfect and makes a wonderful backdrop for your vintage collage.

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  5. I'm so honored to have seen this exquisite project in person. Your layering here is flawless and so inspiring! I adore the gorgeous crackled frame and your use of these images, especially the butterflies. Love love it! Hugs, Autumn

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  6. This is just absolutely amazing, Sara Emily!! Wow!! The details and techniques you used are stunning!! The background is gorgeous!! I love the cracked frame and every single detail!! Spectacular, my friend!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. Wow, wow and wow again, this is totally stunning Sara!! The frame is crackle heaven and the panel is exquisite, love the techniques you used and the wonderful elements you added - definitely my new favourite of your work!!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. WOW!!!! Sara Emily this is simply breathtaking!!!!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  9. What a beautiful project Sara! The colour combo used are perfect and all those techniques and layers used create a very interesting background...love it! Hugs xxx Simona

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  10. Wow! This is awesome, Sara Emily! I am amazed by all the details you put into it!

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  11. One of my favorite color schemes...so bright and cheery! And I love your resist and lovely embellishments. So beautiful!
    Kate

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  12. A wonderful project Sara and a brilliant range of resist techniques. Lovely colour blends, elements and layers.
    Thank you for joining in with our February challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Good luck x

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  13. What a wonderful job!! Great piece of multiple ways to distress as well as resist!

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous piece! Love the background, butterflies,and vintage theme! So pretty! Thanks so much for linking up to the Cropstop blog this month!!

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  15. A totally stunning background Sara and you've teamed it with the perfect ephemera and flowers xx

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  16. Hiya Sarah Emily, thank you for sharing your wonderfull project with the DT from We Love To Create, I love it, absolutely stunning, thank you for sharing Hugs TErry xxx

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  17. Love this, Sara Emily! Your background turned out great and that frame is ahhh-mazing! I really love that torn flourish piece behind the paper doll - wow, it just pops in a great way. Another wonderful vintage-y piece of art - love it! Hugs!!

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  18. Amazing project! Love the colors, the design and techniques you used in this piece!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

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  19. This technique I am been meaning to try with the microglaze. You reminded me I had forgotten. Seeing this paper doll has made me think that I should get some of them for my future projects.

    Diana @ Playing
    https://playingwithoutlimits.wordpress.com/

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  20. Well this was definitely worth the wait (sorry for the belated comment!) Gorgeous. I just love how you used it to create a resist with the various flourishes. Beautiful framed garden! I love the touch of resist on the sentiment too!

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  21. What a beautiful project! Thanks so much for joining in at Country View Challenges for our February challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again x Teresa DT

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  22. Lovely art by Lovely Sarah! I'm late to here as I have too many blog email subscriptions and too little time, and I'm not unsubscribing one of them, least of all yours. My absolute favorite thing here, and I'm Pinning it for later reference, is that you discovered something that old-skool distress inks are better at than these new oxides - YAY! I have all the distress ink pads, all the markers, all the spray inks and all the stains - and I have vowed to use them all up before investing in those oxides, so that will never happen, hahaha. I root for the underdog, lol. xoxoxo

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