This was an April 2016 winner on timholtz.com!!
Tim's original tag can be found here, and this is my take on this month's technique remix.
For the resist portion of the technique, I used a 'splotchy' background stamp that reminds me of bubbles which I stamped using white Distress paint and then added layers of color with both Distress stains and Distress ink. I also gave the tag a light mist of opalescent sheen with some Dylusions mica spray although I'm not sure you can see that in the pictures.
For the mosaic portion of the technique, I was excited to crack open the new Distress paper mosaic kit and give it a try. It was fun to play with and there's so much in the kit, that I can make a lot of projects with the supplies.
The seahorse is done is the typical mosaic fashion to look like a tiled piece, but I had fun playing with the grout texture on the sand dollar and starfish too.
I created the paper I used for the seahorse using the new Distress collage medium, crazing version. When dry I colored and smudged over that with some Distress crayons to add some color in the crazing. I love the porcelin look this gives. If you click the picture below, you might be able to see the detail close up.
For the starfish, I added the grout to the shape and let it dry. I painted it with a combination of Distress paints in barn door and wild honey and while the paint was still wet, sprinkled it lightly with some spiced marmalade Distress glitter. I really dug into the Distress stash for this project!
The sand dollar was sort of a combination between grout and 'tile' work. I gave the grout a coat of antique linen Distress paint as the white seemed too stark.
Last but not least, I added some vegetation from the festive greenery Sizzix Alternations die, added a little smear of crayon to the chit chat stickers and stuck an opal gem to an Ideaology charmed thingie which I threaded onto the very organic looking trim I used for a ribbon - it reminds me of sparkly seaweed!
All in all, I'm pretty happy with the results. I always think of things to edit after the fact, but I'm trying to take Tim's advice to embrace imperfection, so I'm going to call this one done!
After using the mosaic kit, the wheels in my head are turning and I look forward to using this technique on some 3D paper projects - the best of both worlds!
I'd love to hear what you think. Thanks for stopping by!