Are you wearing your green today?!?? I don't know how that tradition got started, but I know I always made sure to wear something green when I was in school. I definitely did NOT want to get pinched!
In addition to being St. Patrick's Day, it's also Tag It Tuesday Link Party day! Happy dance!!
This month's theme was steampunk/grunge/industrial. How did you do with it? I had a blast, and tried out a new product in the process.
As I'm doing every month, I started with a #5 manilla shipping tag that I coated lightly with gesso. I also had attached a small piece of scrapbook paper with matte gel medium. Then I used my Derwent Inktense Blocks to lay down colors, selecting browns, greens and blues.
To give more depth and add shimmer, I added more color with my metallic gelatos. They add such a pretty shimmer and are so easy to work with.
I then did some simple stamping with a script stamp and black Stazon ink. To add texture and interest, I used the Sunrise Prima stencil and light modeling paste on part of the tag. After it dried, I then spritzed that area with the soft teal Color Bloom Spray. It was just enough color and shimmer to knock down the white of the modeling paste.
I used a new-to-me fun product on this tag. I had recently gotten a sample size of Prima's Art Extravagance Gold Crackle Texture Paste from the Kraaft Shaak. It has AMAZING shine and shimmer. I used a palette knife and smeared some on, building it up a bit where I was going to add the clock and butterfly charms. It worked pretty good as a "glue" for the clock (which is NOT its intended use), but not for the butterfly, which popped up as the paste dried and cracked. I simply squirted some Glossy Accents under it to stick it back down. I think the reason the clock charm stayed put is because it is flat on the back. However, I feel pretty certain if I flexed the tag enough in that area, the clock charm would pop up as well. I wish you could see the shimmer better in my photos. It's just beautiful!
For a finishing touch, I added some seam binding that has been colored with the Prima Color Bloom Sprays and a bit of hemp twine to tie on a skeleton key charm. What do you think??
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