Tuesday, July 2, 2013

LynnMarie's Star

Hello Bloggers:

It's time to release our next Star!  Today's Star is by our very own talented LynnMarie!!!!

Materials Used: 
Blending Tool w/Foam 
Paint Brush 
Paper Towels 
Heat Tool 
Distress Paints: Chipped Sapphire; Fired Brick; Broken China; Salty Ocean; Tarnished Brass 
Gesso Paint: White 
Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs 
Tim Holtz Ideology: Game Spinners; Long Fastener 

Lynne Marie painted the Star with Gesso. Let dry completely.  She then started on one side of the Star by randomly dabbing Distress Paints onto surface (not Tarnished Brass). She then blended the paints by using a paper towel and a pounce and lift motion.  She then heat stetted and repeated on the other side. Once completely dry: Start on one side of the Star – Cover the surface with Tarnish Brass. Immediately spritz H2O into hand and flick water onto the surface.  Watch and wait (about 60 sec). Then take a piece of paper towel and lay it on top. Press/pat and remove.  You should be left with a mottled effect (colors below with an erratic tarnish pattern on top).  Heat and repeat on the other side.  Then using the Ink Blending Tool/Foam – Ink the Star with Gathered Twigs.  Mist with H2O.  Wait, dab, heat. Swipe edges of the Star with Chipped Sapphire Paint and heat.  Pierce a tiny hole into the center of the Star. and attach Game Spinner with Long Fastener.  Repeat on the other side. 

Way to go LynnMarie!  What an awesome Star!!!

We look forward to seeing the release of our next Star!

Don't forget to leave your comments for our entries.  Starting this Saturday, we will begin to release your Stars.  

Remember we will be closed this Thursday and Friday so our Staff can enjoy time with their Families!!


  1. What a cool tarnished effect! Love it!

  2. I can always tell your work. You have a style of your own. Beautiful.