Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mixed Media TUBES by Tobi

Tobi Crawford loves to play with inks and stamps.  And she loves mixed media projects.  So when she looks at a TUBE from SRM she sees a palette for her artistry.  Here's a mini tutorial to show you what Tobi did. 

The TUBE begins clear and clean. 


And then Tobi begins to do her magic!  Using her Tim Holtz Distress Paints, Tobi gives the TUBE a wash of color!  

She then stamps background images with archival ink.

She seals the paint with Beacon Fast Finish.

And finally Tobi embellishes her TUBE with twine.

And then she starts again with a Tiny TUBE!

After she uses the distress paint, stamps the background and seals it, Tobi embellishes the top of the TUBE with a clear sticker from SRM's Stickers by the Dozen Thank You design and finishes it off with a touch of twine. 

What a brilliant way to decorate this pair of SRM Tubes!  Truly a work of art!

Thanks for the inspiration Tobi and for your TUBE tutorial!  If you would like to play with TUBES, see all sizes HERE!  Join us tomorrow for some mini card inspiration from Virginia Lu!


Chris Dring said...

OMGee! These are fantastic! Love them!

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Juliana Michaels 17turtles said...

What a cool idea!!! SO fun!!!

Patti J said...

Tobi, you rock - what an uber-cool idea! Thanks for the inspiration. These would be great in staff mailboxes, lunchboxes, etc!

Allie Gower said...

Wow. What a great idea, gorgeous. MUST TRY!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, they turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

Love seeing your process Tobi!

Sarah-R said...

wow love these!

Beeceecreativity said...

these are adorable.. and fabulous technique.. need to try this