Hello and welcome to some black gesso magic again but this time with green and gold. Green is not really my colour but I was pushed out of my comfort zone for my DT piece for Anything But A Card this month and I am so glad I was!
Our theme for the month is "Green with Envy" and whilst there is not much "envy" in this tag, there is certainly a lot of "green"! The challenge is well under way but you still have another week to make "Anything But A Card" and join us.
I have been following and watching videos recently by Elena Morgan of Sunshine Studio and loved this video in particular. My tag is based on Elena's techniques but using slightly different products.
I started by painting black gesso on my tag - the matte black reminds me so much of being backstage at the theatre!
Then I added some texture paste through the new Tim Holtz Flourish Layering Stencil.
Then the fun! I added Luminarte Silk Paints - Celadon and African Jade.
The Celadon is a very bright green but is countered nicely with the jade.
More texture came next with Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste - I got a bit impatient at this stage and heated it with the heat gun and it bubbled and crackled a bit, but rather nicely!
Then it was time to add some embellishments and a little tissue tape to fill in the gaps. The paper roses were a cheap purchase from Hobbycraft and a handmade one has crept in too! A little bit of bent wire and a metal washer completed the cluster.
I then used Honey Amber very sparingly on the flowers and the metal highlighting the edges of the petals and the inner buds.
Finally I used a small Finnabair stamp to add white embossing …
… and some text embossing on the top of the tag.
Great fun! and I finally feel a bit more comfortable with the black gesso.
Thank you for joining me today and I hope you are enjoying a relaxing Sunday afternoon!