Hello and welcome!
As it is the fifth Friday in the month we have our usual Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey where the Creative Guides have fun and experiment with whatever is on their desk or ideas they have picked up and want to try.
I am the latter this month having tried out a new technique with material and tissue paper for my background.
It is quite difficult to see in the photographs but the tissue paper has taken on the mesh texture of the material, but in addition I was also able to stamp and splatter on it before decorating.
I will take you through the background steps, mainly because I need to remember how I did it!
Underneath that is my tag! I have used fabric pva to attach the background fabric and then little pieces on the top. I then gave the whole lot a coating with Gel Medium .....
..... then before it dried I covered it with tissue paper and gently smoothed it out.
Once it had dried I was able to trim off the edges and overstamp with some small Tim Holtz stamps and using Archival ink.
I machine stitched various elements of the tag and attached the tag to another using a zig zag stitch around the edges.
Finally I added some black paint spatters and blended a little Black Soot Distress Ink on some of the raised edges.
I really like the final effect - although no one would believe that it was material underneath!
I am still experimenting so watch this space! And do hop on over to A Vintage Journey so see the wonderful tag makes of my Creative Sisters on the team. There are always so many individual ideas - you can't help but be inspired!
Thank you for joining me today!