Friday, 30 May 2014

Designs by Ryn and more Tarmac!

Hello bloggers!

I've been at it again... more tarmac!  This time I've decorated a mirror a la Karen Clare, the very clever and very lovely lady who taught me this technique.  Have a look at Karen's BLOG to find out how to do this technique.
I used some of my fab stamps from Designs by Ryn to decorate the mirror, raindrops, circles and the striped reed set.


 I love how the tarmac gives an instant aged look to the project, good and dirty! Look at the speckles on the letters, yummy!


Karen suggests highlighting with gold wax, it really makes the shapes pop!


Here's what the mirror looked like before the tarmac was added - too clean! :D


Thank you for popping by!  Hugs xxxx

26 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Wendy I love your mirror!! I really want to do this technique once too!!it's a great technique and the results are so pretty!!!

Greetings

Maria

Zoe said...

Wow! You're really into this technique! Lol! Stunning, love the bright colours xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's colourful and very beautiful Wendy.

gr karin

Karen Clare said...

So fabulous Wendy, I think you're going to have much fun with this technique. Thank you for sharing, enjoy! :-) Hugs xXx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Another wonderful art work in this technique.
Big hugs Anja

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Wow, again a great artwork Wendy...I don't know tarmac...off to find what it is on the www :-)
Kind regards, Alie

Barbara said...

What a difference the tarmac makes. The is fabulous Wendy. Love the colour scheme! x

Naomi said...

This is wonderful Wendy, I think you have a new addiction.

Karin said...

wow beautiful projec,
great technique.
Have a lovely weekend!
Groetjes Karin x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Wow Wendy these are super stunningly gorgeous hun - wowwww u did an amazing job love your work hugs Judith x

Laine said...

A fabulous, stunning and detailed project Wendy. I love it.
Laine
xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Another beauty Wendy, great colours and stamping. The finish is fabulous. Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyxx

Sue Ashcroft said...

Stunning Wendy, love it xx

Stephanie said...

Wonderful card and technique!

jane stillman said...

What a fabulous technique and project - have tried to find how to do it, but haven't been able to find the post on the blog xx

Shary said...

that's lovely really caught my eye on crafty bloggers.x

Shary said...

that's lovely really caught my eye on crafty bloggers.x

Pia S said...

What a difference the tarmac makes! Wow! This is a great idea for a personal gift. But this one I recommend you to keep yourself, it's beautiful!

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is stunning Wendy! Loving the gorgeous stamps and depth and dimension you have achieved.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Taniaj Scott said...

Stunning project love the colours you have used Txx

Tracy said...

This really is gorgeous Wendy, I need to try this technique ! X

seemacrafts said...

wow wendy this is stunning

Kate M said...

Yes that tarmac really makes everything pop - another fabulous project.
xx

Jan Ltc said...

Love it xx Jan

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Wendy, thanks for adding the before and after shots. It really shows the effect of the Tarmac clearly. You're right, the first one looks almost flat in comparison. I'm going to have to play with this stuff at some point. You made an awesome mirror. Love the detailing in it!

Samantha K said...

This is gorgeous Wendy. Stunning colours. i'll be doing a workshop with Karen in July, im so excited i cant wait to learn this xx