Friday, 5 August 2011

My book of Tando, Session 5

We are now more than half way through the book but there are still lots of things to try and show you.   This week I've been looking at Tando and Distress Inks.

These are the Distress inks used, along with another 6" x 6" sheet of Tando given a coat of white Gesso on one side.   4 wavy edge Tando Domino's and of course another Bird and Branch from the set of 8.

Wouldn't be me if the unpainted side was not splattered a little with unpainted side a little.   To reduce the appearance of the unwanted paint a nail file was used to rub the paint off.  This distresses the Tando a little but as you will see in the following pictures it in no way effects the performance.

 Starting with the side that has not been primed working with the lightest colour, in the middle worked outwards with darker colours.

I seem to have used Adirondack Espresso quite a bit in this book, love the dark brown colour it stands out but is not as harsh as black would be.   Here is has been used with Creative Expression stamps to create a random background.

To decorate the page the Tando domino's were embossed in an embossing folder.   One of the things I love about Tando is that you can emboss it cut it do anything with it.

Once embossed the Tando Domino's were coloured with Distress Stain.   The Tando Domino's I used are white lined and the distress stain just glides over, colouring the raised area's leaving most of the depressed area's white.

The Tando Domino's have been glued onto the page with PVA glue and then using that espresso again the sentiment from the stamp set stamped over them.

Now of course there has to be a bird.   This bird and wing were coloured with Distress Inks and then covered with Distress Stickles.   The branch was coloured with Espresso and then stickles.

This is the top side of the Tando Sheet finished.

On the reverse Gesso'd side the same Distress Inks were used again starting in the middle with lightest colours moving outward to the darker colours.
Once again the gesso base lightens the colours used on top.

Using the same stamp set including the sentiment and various inks the page has been randomly stamped all over.

 The finished page has an edge with more Distress Stain.   I love the chalky appearance of the finished page resulting from the Gesso base.

Another page is now completed once again it was great messy fun doing this and now it is over to you.

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