Thursday, June 23, 2011

Yellow Pages Art by Wendy Vecchi!

It's no secret...around here at Simon Says Stamp, we all love Wendy Vecchi. It's hard not to - she's creative and engaging! On her blog this week, she made a cool creation using recycled materials. I can't get enough of recycling. My poor coworkers are probably tired of me telling them that I have a recycling bin in my office so we can recycle. I love any project that reuses, revamps, or refreshes seemingly useless or dilapidated things, so naturally, when I saw Wendy's Yellow Pages Art, it made me smile.

Here's a step by step tutorial by Wendy Vecchi:
First you'll need Antique Linen Distress Stain by Tim Holtz and a Ranger Manila Tag. Color the tag with the Antique Linen Stain. Dry (if you want to expediate this, use a Heat It Tool).

Next stamp the Script Background over the tag using Ranger's French Ultramarine Archival Ink. Stamp a Scallop border with the French Ultramarine Archival Ink. Trim along the scallops - try these Craft Scissors - they are awesome!!

Use Walnut Stain Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool to distress the edges. Use Sepia Archival Ink to stamp the Postal Border toward the top of the tag.

Die-cut one of Tim Holtz's Mini Butterflies from Grungeboard and ink with Wild Honey Distress Stain. Stamp over the butterfly with the Polka Dot Border and Ranger's Monarch Orange Archival Ink.
Machine stitch around the perimeter of the tag with black thread. Use Jet Black Archival Ink to stamp a Spider like from Wendy's Botanical Art and Sentiment, then edge the tag with a Gold Paint Dabber.
Ink some of Tim's Lavish Trimmings with Wild Honey and Peeled Paint Distress Stains. Dry (you can use a Heat Tool for this too). Stamp randomly with Monarch Orange Archival Ink and a text stamp.
Cover a sheet of Clearly for Art with a sheet from the Yellow Pages and paint a thin layer over over with Ranger's Glue 'n Seal. Use a brayer to make sure the page is adhered well & dry.
Use Saffron Archival Ink to stamp 2 medium flowers and one small flower from Wendy Vecchi's Live to Make Art stamp set on the paper side... cut out 3 flowers as shown below, then use Saffron Archival Ink to stamp text over the flowers.
Place flowers on a Craft Sheet and Heat to soften the Clearly For Art on the Clearly for Art side (faster than the paper side). Mold the flowers into the shape you want while they're still warm.

Use the Tiny Attacher to hold the large flower in place. The small flower should be fine without the Tiny Attacher. Assemble the flower and add a brad to the center - stitched brads look really good!

Stamp the stem & leaves on grungeboard using Sap Green Archival ink and Tim Holtz's Acrylic Block. Dry, then cut out.
Ink the stem and leaves using the Peeled Paint Distress Stain.
Use the Sap Green Archival Ink Pad to stamp the stem & leaves with the Text Stamp. Shade with Forest Moss Distress Ink on the Ink Blending Tool.

Assemble the pieces:
Thanks for your creativity and for sharing it, Wendy!

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  1. This looks like so much fun! thanks for the awesome tutorial!

  2. Great tut! thanks for sharing

  3. Beautiful!! And such a great, detailed tutorial. :)

  4. Love it! Thanks for yet another great idea.

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  6. Wow! Love the tag and loved the new ideas from the tutorial! Thanks for sharing this!


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