Thursday, 28 January 2010

Big Tag

Well, I said yesterday this was going to be a bit different for me, but looking at the component parts, it doesn't seem it turned out that way!!.  This is the finished article. Once again, I've had trouble scanning it (my trick learned from Hels seems to have stopped working!)  And, damn, you can see where bits of the sparkly stuff have come off on the scanner when I've moved it trying to get it to scan properly.... yikes, too late now! (too impatient to wait for the glossy accents to dry).

I started with the mask.   I stamped Judikins "lion mask" stamp on barn red metal, emobssed, refined and sanded, added some black dabber paint to age/distress. its stuck on a piece of card with humungo tape.  I have been meaning to try this stamp on metal for months...

I punched a couple of holes and tied various ribbons and fibres through them. I painted the eyes white with Claudine Helmuth paint and when it was dry (just, I was getting impatient!) I used a black gel pen for the pupils.

I cut a large tag from grungeboard, coloured it with fired brick distress and walnut stain round the edges, added a couple of text stamps (Paperartsy and Tim!)  That's where I got to last night, and it looked like this.  (This is the new bit for me!  I haven't cut my own tag shape before - although I cheated, I have a template...)  You can see bits of the fibres from the mask clinging to the ferro where I kept checking my positioning!! Oh, well - call it ART.

Then today, I sprayed some perfect pearls/distress reinker mixes over for a bit of shimmer, stuck some glitzy bits from a pot I hadn't even opened - but must have had well over 5 years - called Stamp Art Confections. The Wendy Vecchi leaf and flower are of course grungepaper - I've had the flower made up for ages and not been sure what to put it on, and  there's a small Maya Road flower at the top to hide the tag hole. (I know, I know, I could have not bothered punching it out as it's custom made... wasn't sure yesterday what I was going to do with the tag bit though.  That's my answer and I'm sticking to it!!)

Heck, this is a long long post. Hope you're all still awake. Thanks for looking!