Sunday, 12 April 2015

Play time 2 - an MDF tag

This one really is just for fun!  I bought several sizes of mdf tags yesterday, from the MDF man, and maybe in hindsight I should have picked up more...
Here's what I did with this one, which measures about 4 and a half inches high.

 I started by Gessoing the tag, then applied a coat of Jade - a nice opaque paint and a beautiful colour.  A layer of Crackle Glaze, then Buff for the top coat (using Jo Myhill's tip of adding a little water to the Buff, to loosen it just a little, before painting the tag.  I didn't have quite enough paint though so some of my cracks are quite small).

Sanded it back to reveal more of the underlying Jade
 took some of Darcy's stamps from EDY10 - (the birds, birdhouse) and the grasses from EDY11, used Slate and Brown Shed to paint the birdhouse, and Limelight for the grasses.

I stamped the birds in Watering Can and the grasses in Library Green, archival inks, the rest is black.

Added 'Believe' (part of a sentiment from ESN13) which luckily just fits alongside!


Added some treasure gold but the wrong bit of my finger caught part of it, so it's a bit heavy on the right edge!

I also have 2 WIP journal pages but I don't think they'll get finished for today!

Thanks for looking

15 comments:

Hazel Agnew said...

I really like it Helen! Everything goes together so well! X

snazzyoriginal said...

Fab background and those birds are the perfect finishing touch x

craftytrog said...

Great tag Helen, love the background!

June Macfarlane said...

Great work and looks like it was a lot of fun to create :)

Claire said...

This is lovely, the jade under the buff looks great and I love Darcy's birdhouse xx

Miriam said...

This is gorgeous Helen. I knew I should have bought more of those tags!!

Gabrielle said...

Ooh! This has inspired me to paint my tags I bought! Love it lots!

sam21ski said...

Cute tag x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great fun Tag love the crackle looks great to me xx

Lesley Ebdon said...

Aw, this is really cute! Love those new colours and they work brilliantly behind Darcy's images. Nice to make something purely for fun.

hugs
Lesley Xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Terrific tag! The Jade & Buff look so nice.

butterfly said...

I love the subtle crackle of the background - this is a delight.
Alison xx

MrsC.x said...

love the tag Helen! i like the subtle crack of the back ground

My hubby doesnt let me near the MDF man i always buy too much! lol

Charlie :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Great bit of crackle!!! I love the birdhouse and only the other day realised it is the only stamp from that set that has still to be inked!! Chrisx

massofhair said...

Loving the crackle Helen and the stamps are fantastic, love your MDF Tag :-)