Monday, August 11, 2014

Inspired by... Vivian Keh of Contadina K

    It seems when I am short on time and just need to make something, it's easiest for me to find inspiration from other artists. 
     This is the second project I have done recently inspired by the amazingly creative and delightfully different artist, Vivian Keh. (her blog)
     Also known as Contadina K, she does amazing textural work with the hot glue gun. You might have seen her work with Sizzix, which is ah-mazing.
      I came across a video in which she did a tag using texture paste and embossing powder and it had crazy texture. Blog post which includes a video tutorial for her tag

I just had to re-create it. It requires few supplies and packs a HUGE punch.

Basically you need:
Texture Paste (I didn't have texture paste, so I used Viva Inka Gold Metallic Rub instead. The Inka Gold has a much stiffer texture, so I added some water to it.)

Gold Embossing Powder

Distress Ink

My supplies are pictured below:
Black Soot & Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Ink Blending Tool

Recollections Brand Gold Embossing Powder, Viva Inka Gold in Haematite

Lots of photos of the three tags I made using Vivian's technique.
I made 3 tags, each slightly different.

The texture is so cool!

1 comment:

  1. so cool! I love texture, and the fibers are gorgeous too!