Sunday, 14 July 2013

Quill, Ink and Pocket Watch

Good morning blog friends.  This is the post I thought I might get done yesterday but Say La Doo Da as usual things got busy.   Working on the PaperArtsy Challenge where this week France has been sharing her techniques.  I decided to work on a tissue tag which she cut up and sewed back together.  Why?  I don't know.  I think it's all part of the art.  I though it's a bit like patchwork lets give it a go.....


I decided I wanted a large tag so I cut a piece of card and coloured my tissue and stuck it down.  Then overpainted and knocked the colour back with a baby wipe.  Great technique.  It exposed some of the underlying colour but also added some shading to the top colour.  Then I used Tando Ink Splatters mask and a couple of shades of blue and tried the bump technique.  I still don't quite got that but it looked OK.  Not on this photo in case you are squinting to see it........




I brayered my stamps from LPCoo1 and SIDD5 with white acrylic, cut up my tag and sewed it back together.  I like the stitch detail, and the sewing machine played along!!  Wonders never cease.  I'm not sure I would actually go to the bother of cutting it up next time but I will definitely use stitching again.  It all in the spirit of live and learn....   I pinned two tickets onto my tag using staples and then added a pocket watch I had painted as per Tim for a Timmy Tag that never was.  I decided I wanted a chain and since it was quite long used it as the tag tie as well. 

Joining the fun at
PaperArtsy
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Pin it

Have a great Sunday everyone.  Hope you get to do something you really enjoy.  Thanks for droppping by

6 comments:

  1. You cut-up your tag!!! You're braver than me... Love the verdigris effect on the watch.

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  2. Craftyfield you crack me up!!! Thanks for the laugh. I think it could have done without the scissor step actually but we must sometimes go where saner people fear to tread. Say La Doo Da really loud.......

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  3. Absolutely fun project, Gail. My hat is off both to France and to your for this one! (I am still struggling with it!)

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  4. Great background colour and detail on this fabulous tag. Glad the sewing machine was in a good mood, love the sewn back together bit.

    Sylv xx

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  5. Great tag, great texture and I love the clock! Thanks for playing along with us and joining the PIN IT Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

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