Hello and welcome to you all!
I seem to have lost my way a bit just lately with my mixed media products and desperately felt the need to experiment. So today's Tag Friday at A Vintage Journey was a good excuse to just create with .... well whatever!
I loved the background that I created using some techniques learnt recently but using different products.
Some new products which have arrived recently and which hadn't really had a good outing!
And a sentiment to live by given the last few hectic weeks!
So here is how I made the background (mainly so that I can remember how I did it). The photographs look a bit grubby as we are in the middle of a huge storm which has been raging for two days so far!
The large greyboard tag was first given a coat of gesso.
I then layered strips of Tim Holtz Design Tape and added some stamping.
DecoArt Crackle Paint was applied with a palette knife.
At this stage I really thought I had been too heavy handed and lost the background!
Next my beloved Sleight Grey Infusions .... they have to be my favourite colour!
I added lots of water and mopped alot of the colour up.
And finally a clean white texture paste layer using a new stencil from Finnabair.
I used my new Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems die to cut the flower from blue cardstock.
It looked a bit bland and didn't really match the background so I spritzed it with water and shook a little of the Infusions here and there.
To give it more body I then embossed it with clear powder.
I really love this final look.
A tag with a real crafty feel good factor ..... just hope it lasts!
Thank you so much for joining me today and do hop on over to A Vintage Journey to see the fabulous tags my fellow Creative Guides have created.
Have a great weekend and happy crafting!