Wednesday, March 16, 2011
My sweet hubby found a coupon, and ordered a book from Barnes and Noble that I'd wanted for quite awhile~Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities! I was so excited when it came in the mail, and I've been playing around with some background techniques of his. It's very hard to see the background of this tag in the photo, but basically, it's just Antique Linen Distress Ink that I applied and dampened a little--and then used the same ink to stamp a background image on the tag. I edged the tag with dark brown chalk ink, and used the same chalk ink to stamp the flourishes. I made the "shabby flower" out of paper from a brown grocery store bag; I punched circles out and trimmed the edges with decorative scissors, and then crunched up the paper after I'd sprayed it with some Glimmer Mist. I opened the circles out while still damp, and then dried them with a heat gun and layered 6 individual pieces, gluing them in the centers--and then added a vintage button when I was done.*** I've had the Paper Whimsy image for a long time, and thought she'd be perfect for this tag!
***I got the idea for the paper bag flowers from this wonderful video by the VERY talented "ER" on YouTube--here is the link: