Friday, August 26, 2011

Felonious Friday with Outlaw Gal

Hey Everyone it's Outlaw Gal here better known as Robyn one of the owners of Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium.. I was given this name Outlaw Gal many years ago when I first started to use a computer. I'm going to go back to it.. It's fit me!! LOL

Well it's Friday and I'm going to showcase one of my Pieces for you and give a little tutorial.. Why is it Felonious Friday you ask? Beacause it's a Crime that I don't and you don't have every product on the market that we all want!! That we are obsessed and addicted to our Art and even though that's not a crime it should be!! why you ask because it feels too good when we are making art!! anything that feels that good should be a crime!! ROFL!!

Okay on with the showcase..

I created this piece with Wendy Vecchi in mind. She has some wonderful stamps and I am in love with her Art Parts. I also just got her Book "Make Art" #2 and am loving all the samples that are in it with complete instructions. We have #3 for sale at OWSE, #2 is sold out.

The Supply List for this Piece is on the bottom of this Tutorial

I started off with a plain #8 Tag Manila

I got my Background stamp out from Tim Holtz's


Using Versamark I inked up the stamp..

I tend to use a lot of ink.. Heavy Handed Gal I am I am

Once It was stamped I poured some Clear Embossing Powder on it

then Heat Embossed..

Okay let cool and have a swig of Ice Tea

I put it in me trusty misting box

and took out my

Vintage Photo Distress Stain.. not ink but Stain

and went over key areas of the stamping with it.. Once that was done

I used Glimmer Mist and sprayed two different blues..

I kept away at first from the brown area's

I wasn't heavy handed with this as I knew I didn't want it to run too much


but once I had my colors on it I dabbed some more brown in the same brown area's

sprayed more glimmer mist and let it run all over the place!!

Then I went downstairs to clean the house.

why because you can't heat set this.. can't can't can't.. it won't come out right..

what you need to do is let it air dry really good.

The ink and the glimmer mist act as a resist on the embossing and come out

sooooo cool!!

so I cleaned the house and took the dogs out and waited

once it was dry I said to myself

self what cha want to do now??

ahhhhh a Wendy Vecchi Art Part would look cool!!

I used her "Florals"

These come unpainted just really neat paperboard surfaces.

I thought to meself again. should I gesso this first since I want to paint it with


The answer is yes , you should. because I tried without and it didn't look good

So I gesso'd away..

wait for that to dry and I painted the flower part with acrylic paints

and sprayed the stem with some Glimmer Mist.. Keeping the two separate wasn't

fun. I put a cloth over the dried flower petal part and tried not to let any get in.

It looked unfinished when it was all dry

and I'm such a glitzy gal I wanted some sparkle.

Grabbing my Diamond Dust, Versa Mark, Stamp n Bond and my heat gun

I went to town using these products.

First you schmutz the Versa Mark all over, then pour Stamp N Bond on it

Heat this as if you were embossing..

hurry up and pour some of that Diamond Dust on it and let cool

Voila it sparkles soooooo good!!

I stamped the little Sentiment from a Wendy Vecchi stamp

from the set

Natures Art

Then I took a Fragment from Tim Holtz

and did his wonderful Technique of using packing tape and creating

a transfer.. The bird and background were from scraps I had..

Want to know how to do this Technique click here..

He will tell you how to work with Fragments.

He is just too Cool!!

anywho I got that done and put it all together with some hot glue, a brad and pop dots
for the sentiment..

of coarse I had to add some cool fibers..

I'm all done!!

What I wanted to show you really was this background technique and working with

Diamond Dust..

Here is a close up picture of the Flower

I love using Diamond Dust on the edge of tags and ATC cards.

Just take some glue and go around the edge with a thin paint brush and sprinkle the
Diamond Dust on and you got it down town!!

Okay that's it for me I have to go feed me dogs

I have two St. Bernards and a Mutt name Jake..

OHHHH I forgot!!

I was told not to do any challenges or contests!! right!!


I tell ya what if anyone does this background technique or uses Diamond Dust on a piece

leaves a comment with your blog link

I will pick one person to win a prize!!

shhhhh don't tell Jeanette or Sharon!

One entry will be picked at Random..

You have one week until my next Felonious Friday

to get this done..

Signing off now

Outlaw Gal

Product List


  1. Hey I saw that post!! YOU love giving away prizes ! LOL... Look forward to seeing what people come up with.

  2. What a beautiful tag! Love all the details and the challenge throw down. Thanks!

  3. This is amazing! I love all the elements of the tag. I love a challenge.

  4. This is gorgeous! Will have to give it a try!

  5. OK, have mine dried and put together now, so here's my link. Gorgeous technique!


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