Monday, 20 April 2015

Birthday Tulip

Birthday season has begun in our household and as such I shall be busy making birthday related things for the next three months or so! This tag is no exception!
I started by adding a little tape to the very edges of my tag - this is so that it will minimise paint bleed on the other side where I'll write my greeting and also it gives a lovely clean edge to the front tag. Then, using a brayer, I added Inky Pool paint. You would normally start dark to light in your paints and whilst Inky Pool is a translucent paint (which means when it's put over the top of other paints it doesn't obscure them) I wanted some of the colour to peep through. Then I added Lake Wanaka and finally Antarctic.
With a little Cut and Dry foam I covered a leaf shape, using the different paints to create shading.
I did the same again with the flower shape.
I must confess that I was so engrossed in making my tag I forgot to photograph the next couple of stages! I stamped the face onto tissue paper and painted the reverse and then adhered it to the flower shape. Then I die cut two swirls from cream card and the 'grass' which I had added the remainder of left over green paint to before I die cut it. I then added Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the tag and the swirls.
The final touches were to add a script stamp using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, some rings in Inky Pool paint and some lines in Vintage Lace. When it was al adhered together I added a label and that was that! Thank you, as always, for popping by!