Thursday, May 07, 2020

Oh my Goddess!

Hello everyone,

I thought I'd try something new and did a wooden tag. It was fun to work on this new (to me) surface and I'm sharing my process with you today.

The tag I used is nearly 8 inches high and it also has a frame which is great to create some dimension. I started with a generous layer of heavy gesso on both parts. 

After the gesso was dry, I added some background stamps with Versamark ink as well as some Embossing powder to the tag. Spoiler alert: You don't see many details of these stamps on the finished tag, but it creates a pretty nice texture. 

Next, I got out a stencil and some light texture paste. With these I added texture to both, tag and frame. To bring in some color I sprayed the tag with Moon Shadow Mists and some of Lindy's Squirts. The heat embossed areas resist the paint. I wanted some more contrast between the tag base and the frame, so I used my fingers to color the inner edge with acrylic paint.

Time to choose a focal point. I stamped the Eastern Goddess and colored her with watercolor. I cut the image and used a marker to darken the cutting edges.

To create some more embellishments, I stamped the Writing Triangles on design paper, heat embossed them in black and also cut them out. On the same paper I stamped a quote: "Inhale the future. Exhalte the past."

I then started to assemble the tag. With matte gel I glued the frame to the base. I added my prepared paper elements, two metal leafs and sequins. As a final touch I added some ribbon to the hole at the top.

I'm happy how the tag turned out and hope you like it as much as I do. Here are some detail photos of my project:

Stamps used:

Texture Background (19570)
Bubble Wrap Texture (19566)
Writing Circles Background (19567)
Writing Triangles (19571)
Eastern Goddess (6010)
Inhale The Future (19892) 

Extra tip: the texture stamps I used can be found on plate 1455, one of my favorites.

Other materials:
- HDF tag with frame
- Heavy Gesso
- Light Modeling Paste
- Gel medium
- Ink Pads (Versamark and Versafine Onyx Black)
- Stencil (Finnabair Tapestry)
- Embossing Powders (WOW! Vintage Peacock; Ranger Black)
- Moon Shadow Mists from Lindy's Stamp Gang (Smoky Sapphire, Buccaneer Bay Blue, Treasure Island Aqua)
- Lindy's Gang Squirt (Loonie Toonie Teal)
- Acrylic Paint (Paynes Grey)
- Design Paper
- Metal embellishments, sequins, ribbon

See you soon!

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