Be prepared for a picture heavy post.
Look at me go 2 days until month end and I have my tag done for the month…go me, teehee.
I'm thinking I like how this one turned out :)
So here we go…
What I liked about the techniques for this month, is that I had never tried them before…its always fun to try new things :)
I liked the resist technique with the distress paints and stains…I also really liked the look of the wood grain.
I used Vintage photo and by using the dabber on the bottle, I could paint directly onto my wood grain stamp.
After it was dry, I then used Tea Dye stain to colour in the rest of the tag.
I then watered down some Black Soot paint and flicked it on the tag with my handy dandy false teeth tooth brush.
No, I don't have false teeth, but this tooth brush works great for this…I can't even tell you how long I have had this…I'm thinking I purchased it specifically for crafting, lol.
Now for the main focus on this tag.
I purchased a few of the Tim Holtz butterfly and dragonfly dies and have yet to use them…I know, right!
So grabbed them all and decided to go with the large butterfly.
I cut it out of chipboard and used Black Soot paint to colour it up.
The next technique was to do a faux mosaic.
I tried just cutting some papers up and putting them haphazard on the butterfly…but was looking a bit messy.
So I used the embossing folder that came with the butterfly die. I embossed my papers and then cut the shapes out ….I liked that look even less.
I tried a few different dies and such, but nope.
Lastly I looked through my punches and used this border punch from Martha Stewart.
But I used the pieces that are to be discarded when punched.
I was much happier with that look.
To make the mosaic look, we were to add Glossy Accents to the pieces.
I haven't used mine in a while and then remembered why…the tip of mine was plugged a long time ago and to unclog it, I stuck something in the end and split the tip...oops.
I ended up picking the glue up from the backing paper with a plastic tool and applying it to my design.
I like the contrast of the colour against the black background.
Here is my completed tag :)
Early for me isn't it ;)
Here is Tim's Tag.
I am off to check out everyone else's tags..I never check out the other tags until mine is complete.
But I do check them out as I love to see all of the different ways these tags turn out, all so different but all using the same techniques :)
I hope you all have a very creative day :)