Friday, June 29, 2012

Psalm 34:3

Today I was determined
to start using by some old supplies and the first thing I picked up was a tag I did last week. Not exactly ancient, but I thought I could work a journal page around it. This is what I came up with...


I started by applying gesso
to the pages, drying with my heat tool, then rubbing on several colors of acrylic craft paint with my finger, blending them together. When dry, I dropped on dabs of Color Wash, Butterscotch and Wild Plum, sprayed them with water, then gave them a shot of air (blowing through a straw). Next I used half of my Balzer Designs Mini Poppies stencil by Crafter's Workshop... 


dabbing on it with Snow Cap Dabber Paint from Ranger to form the flowers. Outlined them with an extra soft charcoal pencil and smudged the lines with my finger to shade. Rubbed Jet Black Archival ink along the edges of the pages then stamped with Dina Wakley's Create with Abandon rubber stamp.


Used a star stamp with Wild Honey Distress Ink to add more texture.



The tag was made
using Linda Coughlin's technique (Frilly and Funkie) she posted here. The Distressed Inks are Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord and Brushed Corduroy. I finished with stamping the date at the bottom of the right hand page.
Remember... these steps can be used to create a card or a layout, too!
I'm now on my way to using up my aged stash!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs!
Linda

8 comments:

June Houck said...

This is amazing!!! The tag looks so gold, ornate, and dimensional. Beautiful, Linda.

Linda R said...

What wonderful pages. Love the color. I have so many tags and I keep saying I need to use some of them in a journal.. Such a great idea..

Hope you have a happy weekend.

Hugs~

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a beauty you created!

Lisa said...

WOW, Linda, this is amazing!! I love how you built the layers...there is such beautiful depth and dimension!! What a gorgeous, gorgeous project!! I absolutely love it!! I am so inspired every time I visit you :) I hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful work my friend ...

Colleen Dietrich said...

Can't take my eyes off this tag, Linda! It positively glows! Love those Distress Ink names too. They sound so inviting. :)

Thanks for coming by to visit me - it was WONDERFUL to see you!

cnelson said...

Wow!! This is just STUNNING!!

lauren bergold said...

oh my goodness, this is BEEEEEEAUTIFUL!!! i thought i had seen ALL the julie balzer stencils, but how on earth did i miss these gorgeous poppies??!?!? (i need to do them EXACTLY like this!!!) ♥

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