Friday, April 29, 2016

Wizard of Oz Tutorial using Nuance Powders and Distress Inks

Hello Lost Coasters!
Leigh here today to share a tutorial on how I made the backgrounds for my "We're Not in Kansas Anymore!" tags.  These were so much fun to make and pretty easy to do too.  If you missed our Wizard of Oz DT blog hop then click HERE to catch a tornado to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where we host all our fun Events and Challenges.

We're Not in Kansas Anymore - tag set
My 5 tags feature the following stamps:
Carmen's Veranda Wizard of Oz characters
Carmen's Veranda Flying Monkeys background
Lost Coast Designs large Cityscape

To create my "yellow brick road" I randomly embossed the 5 manila shipping tags with a Darice Brick Wall embossing folder, placing the folder at weird angles so each tag was slightly different.  Using the direct to paper method I applied Mustard Seed Distress Ink to enhance the embossed design in a very loose and random manner.

 Lost Coast Designs now carries the Nuance powders by Magenta.  Nuance is a water-soluable powdered dye that comes in 15 vivid and bright colours.  The colours are available in individual 5-gram containers or as a boxed set so you can easily grab a colour or two to play with but trust me, you're going to want the whole set ;0)

I used Jade and Grass Green for the next step and randomly sprinkled the tiniest amounts of the powder onto the other side of my tags...these colours are so vibrant you really only need the tiniest speck of powder for a big result!  The magic happened when I spritzed with water to create the yummy mottled effect.   I heat set the tags to dry them before going onto the next step.

 I stamped my "Emerald City" in Peeled Paint Distress Ink using Lost Coast's large Cityscape stamp, we also have a new smaller version too!

 Then I stamped the flying monkeys with Black Soot Distress Ink.

I then worked some more on my "yellow brick road" - I applied Scattered Straw Distress Ink directly to the embossed bricks for a variation in of shades of yellow and also added some touches of Yellow 627 Marvy Le Plume alcohol marker for extra detail.  

I finished off the tags with red glitter glue applied to all the edges.  Stop by my blog, LeighSBDesigns, for info on the Oz characters and more photos!

Thanks for stopping by to see my tutorial today!
Don't forget that there's still time to play in our CRACKED CRITTERS SHOWCASE event.  Pop on over for some seriously wacky inspiration and then enter your own Cracked Critter creations in the linky on the Day 1 post HERE by midnight PST on May 7th for the chance to win a $10 shopping spree at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda! 

Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B
LCD/CV DT Leader


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