Monday, June 10, 2013

Rhonda Palazzari WOWS with Stencil Inspiration!

Hi Bloggers! Welcome to another work week-- Happy Monday!  I'm so pleased to have a first time Simon guest designer, Ronda Palazzari on our blog today! She has quite a presence in the industry and I'm thrilled that she could carve some time out to share some exclusive content with us on our blog!

Without further ado, I'll let Ronda take it away:

I love it when I can use the same product in different ways.  Like on these two tags using my kaleidoscope stencil from the Crafter’s Workshop.  The backgrounds were made using the same stencil with different products to create two unique tags. 

Journey Tag
To begin this tag I used my kaleidoscope stencil with embossing ink and clear ultra-thick embossing powder, commonly called UTEE.  Simply lay the stencil on top of the manila tag and push the pad through the stencil.  Next sprinkle with clear UTEE and heat until the granules melt.  Another option is to stamp the background first and then emboss the tag.  Next grab some Distress paints in colors you like and add them to your craft mat in small piles near each other.  Add water to these colors and swipe your tag through the paints careful not to over mix.  I started with just mustard yellow and orange marmalade.  Wipe off excess from the embossed areas and dry it using a heat gun.  Repeat this process with another color to give it that pop.  Dip the edges of the tag into the paint as well. 
 
To create the flower, I used Wendy Vecchi’s clearly for art with my quatrefoil stencil and distress paints.  Start by cutting a shape out of the clearly for art using a die cut machine.  I used Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tattered Florals
Next lay your stencil over the flower and with a paint brush carefully paint over the stencil onto the shape.  Do not push too hard or it will bleed under the stencil.  Another option is to sponge it on using a cosmetic sponge. 
Heat the Clearly for Art to dry the paint and to make the piece flexible.  Once the clearly art heats up enough, bend the edges of the flower towards the center creating a unique piece.  Don’t like the shape?  Heat it up again and it goes flat.  You can play with this for hours.  Add on some chipboard buttons to create a layered center for the flower. 

Layer this adorable flower over the trimmed down journey title card.  The leaves are made from My Mind’s Eye Memorable 6x6 pad.  I covered the paper with a thin wash of gesso and painted on some Lime Metallic Maya Mist.  I then hand cut some leaf shapes out and added in the doodled lines.  For that pop of color, add enamel dots around the tag.  Lastly I used the lime metallic mist to color the crinkle ribbon to top the tag.  




Shop supplies for the Journey Tag:






To begin this tag, I used a manila tag, some distress inks, a craft mat and a blending tool.  Here I am using monochromatic colors but you can blend any colors your like.
 
Next spray your stencil with a misting bottle.  You want to have the stencil covered with water but not soaking. 
 
Flip this stencil over (water side down) into the distress inked tag.  I like to use a roll of paper towels to press it into the tag. 
 
Gently lift the stencil off the tag and dry with a heat tool.  The water removes some of the ink to create a ghost effect. 

After distress the edges of the tag, I used the same stamp, Tim Holtz Papillon, I used in the Journey tag but I stamped off the ink to create a lighter image.  I die-cut some more shapes out of the clearly for art, this time a Sizzix/Tim Holtz Heart Wings Die.  On the heart I used my subway stencil, this time painting the stencil with distress paint and then stamping it onto the heart to get the reverse image.  I painted the wings using distress ink in a sweeping motion to create the streaks on the wings.  The little flowers are shrink plastic die-cut flowers to match the wings.  After placing the heart on the tag, I added some layered buttons & brads, a metal word band, and a small heart brad.  I love a pop of black so I tied some twine at the top to finish the tag.  



Shop Supplies for the Hope Tag:
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101 comments:

  1. YEAH!! Looking forward to the summer school classes!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  2. Really cool tags and technique! TFS =)

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  3. I love these stencil techniques! Thanks for sharing--I can't wait to try them!

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  4. Love tags! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. These are crazy gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Love the technique:) thanks for sharing

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  8. Amazing tags and such fun techniques! Thank you, Ronda - love your work!

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  9. Brilliant techniques, i really must try this!!

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  10. Thanks for bringing Ronda Palazzari to us as a guest designer. She is amazingly talented. I love the use of bright colours on her tags.

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  11. Wonderful tags. Thanks for the stenciling tutorial. I learned a lot.

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  12. Fabulous projects - love Rhonda's use of colour :)

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  13. WOW what awesome inspiration here from Rhonda, these proojects are really awesome.

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  14. Definitely Wow! I love the colors - so very bright and beautiful and I love the shadow effect created on the second tag - what a great effect! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!!!

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  15. These tags are absolutely fabulous! Thanks for sharing the techniques! :-) xx

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  16. these tags are AMAZING and thanks for the details sharing how the effects were created! Now I'm off to find out what is Day One of SSS Summer School????? This sounds like something great, but I'm not caught up!
    Thank you for always being the perfect way to start my day!!!!!

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  17. Gorgeous tags! Thanks for the tutorial! ~God bless~

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  18. Gorgeous tags! The stencils are so versatile and I have seen lots of inspiration for them.

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  20. Wow! I've never used stencils before. This looks like fun!

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  21. Love stencils. Use them all the time. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  22. Great tags, so colorful and pretty...love stencils and always looking for new ways to use them...thanks for the ideas!!

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  23. I love all the colors and the little heat and bend technique for the flower

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  24. Beautiful tags!Thank you for the tutorial!

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  25. those tags are gorgeous! love that stencil, too. :)

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  26. what a great idea with the clear flower

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  27. Pretty tags, thanks for sharing the fun techniques!!

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  28. Always looking for ideas for gift tags. these are great.

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  29. wow those stencils create such neat effects...love the tags.

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  30. Wonderful ideas-
    thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  31. Wow, really cool tags and such neat ideas! I love the last one where you spray the stencil with water...and I would love to place with the clearly for art parts too! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  32. Neat textures! Love the colors and embellishments.

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  33. very beautiful tags awesome technique

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  34. Love your techniques. Thank you
    so much for the wonderful
    tutorial.

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  35. Ronda may have convinced me to start making tags. These are eye-popping. Love the water technique on the second one.

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  36. Both of theses are really great ideas for using stencils and I intend to try both methods. I love tags and these were sensational!!!!

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  37. I can see I'm gonna have to add some stencils to my stash!

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  38. Both tags are stunning. Wowee wow!!!

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  39. I have never used stencils or musters, I think it's time to start.

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  41. Great techniques! I am definitely going to try some of these!

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  42. Beautiful tags. I love the techniques.

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  43. Wow, love the bright colours and different approaches. Thanks for sharing some really fun techniques.

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  44. Lovely tags thanks for sharing them with us today.

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  45. What lovely tags today thanks for sharing.

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  46. Never thought of using the Distress Paints on plastic - now I'm thinking shrinky dinks!

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  47. Two fabulous tags. Love the wet stencil technique....

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  48. I love to use stencils. It's almost like magic...Very cool.

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  49. These are lovely tags. So bright and fun!

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  50. Awesome Tags! I can't wait to try some of these techniques!

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  51. Glorious tags - that's a fabulous stencil!
    Alison x

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  52. love this tags, amazing ideas and techniques.

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  53. That is so cool.....I never thought to use stencils. What a great color WOW too. Nicely done! Thank you for sharing.

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  54. Gorgeous tags, love the stencils.

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  55. Wow is an understatement! Love misting the stencil for a ghost effect - great idea.

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  56. Great techniques and love the colors.

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  57. Thanks for the reminder that tools and materials can be used in different ways to get different looks. Both tags are great.

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  58. Thanks for sharing the
    great instructions. I'll
    try this with my acrylic
    die cuts.
    Carla from Utah

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  59. Love all the amazing ideas!

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  60. These are such fun ideas! :)

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  61. Thats a cool technique with spraying the stencil with water and laying it down! I'm going to try that.

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  62. I love these bold, pretty colors.

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  63. Wow, beautiful tags, and great techniques!

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  64. Thanks for having Rhonda share her techniques! Her work is awesome!

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  65. Wow! These tags are amazing!

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  66. What great techniques and great tags. I will have to try some of these out!!!

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  67. Awesome tags...I love to make tags so this was great inspiration for me!! Thank you for sharing such wonderful projects!!

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  68. Beautiful creations! Love all that texture and color!

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  69. Stunning tags! I love those bright colours.

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  70. Wow, these are beautiful and thanks for all the great tips! Learned a lot and put a lot in my wish list cart ;)

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  71. Very cool tags - love the techniques!

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  72. Fabulous techniques!

    Kris in Alaska
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  73. Pretty impressive tags. Love all the different techniques you used. Thanks

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  74. I'm thrilled to see Rhonda here...love her style. Great inspiration and great info on some very cool techniques. Thanks for sharing!

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  75. Nice techniques...gotta try the misting with stencil. Thank you!

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  76. I've never used stencils this way before - very cool!

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  77. Cool and beautiful.. something new I learnt . Thanks for sharing. =)

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  78. Such a beautiful mix of colors. Love the techniques she used. I'll have to give them a try.

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