and welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing the second inspiration piece for the current challenge on Country View Challenges. The theme was chosen by Hazel and she wanted us to use circles. Now circles are one of my favourite things to use in my projects so no problem ....
I have a little tutorial as well to show you how I made this tag. To start, here is the finished product :
And here is how I made it:
I started with a white tag which I cut out of card stock.
Next I used a pallet knife to put some model paste onto the tag.
I used some bottle caps to create some circles into the wet model paste. I dipped the caps in water to prevent them sticking to the model paste. I then dried it with a heat tool.
First coat of paint, a light green.
After drying I mixed some of this turquoise paint with a glazing liquid. This makes the paint stay wet longer. I applied it over the top with a baby wipe.
This is what it looked like. I let it dry for a little while and then.....
....used a baby wipe to remove some of the colour. Some of it stays behind, especially in the grooves of the circles. Looking cool !
Next some background stamping. I used a PaperArtsy Eclectica Set and a turquoise Archival ink for the script. I also used a little stamp from the same set which has numbers and stamped that with black Archival ink.
Next I stamped one of the Crazy Birds by Tim Holtz; once on the tag and once on a piece of white card stock. I then coloured him with Copic Markers.
He was then cut out, disregarding his legs and little 'curls' on his head. They are already on the tag and it would be almost impossible to cute them out too.
This is what it looks like with him on the tag. You can't even see that I cut off his legs and 'hair'...
Next I coloured a piece of ribbon with a Dylusions spray in a colour matching the tag.
And this is what it looks like after adding the final touches, like a sentiment (a stamp set from PaperArtsy - Eclectica), some doodling along the edge and some shading under the bird.
Thank you so much for stopping by today !