Monday, March 18, 2024

As if I had Wings...

Hello Friends,

I've been working away at some behind the scenes project that I cannot share quite yet but I still got in a little time to create this Etcetera Tag using one of my favorite Paper Dolls and a few other embellishments. I actually created it over the course of a week, working on it between other projects.  I actually like creating that way because I love having time to think about a project between layers. Okay, so let me stop rambling so we can get onto the project itself.
*Please excuse the changes in color from photo to photo...whenever you photograph anything with metallic, it throws off the color balance!
This is a Mini Etcetera Tag (about 8" tall) that I have covered with paper from Backdrops Vol 5. 
*I also added a layer of Collage Medium over the surface.
I added Texture Paste Opaque through the Thatched stencil and set that aside to dry for about 30 minutes.
Once dry, I used my fingertip to add Foundry Wax Statue over the raised surface of the Texture Paste.
Once heated with an embossing gun, the Foundry Wax turns metallic. You can add Foundry Wax as many times as you wish.  The first time I didn't think I added enough, so I just added more and embossed it again. Just remember, Foundry Wax changes to a metallic finish very quickly, so watch carefully as you move across the surface with the embossing tool.
Next, I built a layered focal point using a Stencil Card with some inked paper underneath.  The Stencil Card was added to the tag with foam squares, then a transparent layer was added to the top. I used wide Scor-Tape behind the butterfly so no adhesive is showing.
If you look close, you can also see I added an eyelet on the left side for the 1/4" ribbon I dyed with Crackling Campfire and Scorched Timber Distress Ink.
Here is the Paper Doll that I was coloring last week. I started her a couple of times trying to get the color right against the butterfly background. In person, she has more color compared to the photo.  I added the Uncharted Mariner with a cotton swab so it would not be as bold as direct to surface. 
I added metallic cardstock to the back of a Deco Frame to create the halo. Admittedly, this covered up the orange in the stencil card that I loved (guess I could have added more orange on the right but I didn't). The Paper Doll was added with foam squares.
I also added a few more things. A bit of lace in her hair and some roses from the Field Notes Ephemera pack. I cut the transparency so the roses could slip behind the words at the top. 
I also added a Quote Chip Label so she had something for her hand to rest on.
The little bird was added (Field Notes ephemera) at the bottom, under the transparency. I wiped Collage Medium over the ephemera and dried it.  Then I colored the image with Distress Crayons (scribbled onto the glass mat, then picked up with a damp water brush). I stitched across the top, then added it to the tag with 2 foam squares.
I also tested out adding some lace to the top under the Vintage Clip. I decided to go with it (more is more), cutting the lace to three scallops for the final use.
A little white paint splatter and then I was done.

Well, now I need to go back to the other projects I'm working on but I'm secretly hoping to work in another project this week. We shall see how it goes and if I can make that happen! Cheers for a great week!
Now carry on,

1 comment:

  1. Love this! Vintage and floral and lace a bird and touch of pink!!!! Wonderful tfs