Saturday, December 7, 2013

Moments in Art

A quick blog today! I've been in the studio all day having a wonderful time with paper, paint and three dimensional glue.

I'll post pics of those when its finished... with a mini tutorial in case you all want to have a go. 

Each month I participate in art swsps, usually Artist Trading Cards, but for a change I entered a tag swap. 

I've not done a tag swap before, therefore I made mine so they were able to be used as a gift tag if the people wanted. I can't wait to see what the others have made!


To recreate this tag, you will need ...
- a white tag or piece of cardstock
- pale pink cardstock (for the rose)
- washi tape (available everywhere!)
- ladybug stickers (mine are from the newsagency)
- black marker
- yellow satin ribbon
- lace border sticker
- plastic sheet (I use packaging)
- Icestickles or Stickles icicle glitter glue
- Dylusions ink sprays in cherry red, postbox red, chocolate, dirty martini (a gorgeous green), turquoise and yellow
- Distress ink in forest moss (dark green)
- StazOn ink in black and cabolt
- daisy punches in small and medium
- scallop circle punch
- owl punch

To make the tag...
- Punch out 15 owl bodies, 5 medium daisies, 3 small daisies. 
- Spray the daisies with the 2 red Dylusions sprays. 
- Shape the larger petals while damp if you wish. I like to do this because the petal then dries in the shape you give it. 
- When they're all dry, trim off the points of the owls and arrange together, with 5 petals to a layer. 
- Than add the medium daisies and finally the small daisies.
- After the glue has dried, give the flower a light spray of chocolate brown.

The tag is sprayed both sides with the other three colours of Dylusions
Once dry, stamp one side with your favourite background stamp in the forest moss, then the circles (a coffee stain stamp!) in cabolt.

The butterfly is stamped with black Stazon and has had Icestickles added to the wing edges.

Punch a scallop and fold in half over the top of the tag, glue in place, punch a hole and tie on the ribbon.

Add the washi tape and glue on the butterfly and flower.


Stick on the ladybugs and use the marker to draw their trails.

That's it! I'll have to rewrite all that properly in step by steps, but you get the general idea. Have fun!

Thanks for reading my blog :)

Happy Creative Day!
:)
Jenny

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