Thursday, April 28, 2011

GM-5 Art is a Shadow

Linda over on Studio L3 posted the info on Monday to use one of Tim's techniques for Grungy Monday. This week we are doing 2008 Technique Challenge:

"Art is a  Shadow of what a person is thinking" is what the stamped image says inside the ornate plate.
I have included one of the technique I have come up with on this tag. I started out doing this technique on ATC over the last week.. This is my first tag using Artists' Oil Crayons with Adirondack Pearl Dabber Paint.
Here is the first step in making this tag:                                

Apply two colors of Artists' Neopastel Oil Crayons on tag. After applying crayons, place a tissue on your finger and rub the colors to a smooth finish, and then add a thin layer of Adirondack Metallic Pearl Dabber over the oil pastel crayons. Let dry. Ink script from Tim's Papillon stamp with Archival black ink. Important: heat set to dry.
Cut opening into foam and tag front using ruler and craft knife. Adhere tag to foam die cut. Adhere another die cut tag to foam as a backing to adhere butterfly. Die cut butterfly with grungeboard and then paint with black dabber paint.  Adhere butterfly with Studio multi-medium matte to base of square opening.
Stamp script with Archival black ink and adhere behind Ornate plate with Studio multi-medium matte as an adhesive. Set ornate plate to front on tag with brads. Add fibers.
Tag by Judy Cantrell

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  1. I love your tag. Thank your sharing a new technique too!. The colors are beautiful.

  2. OMG!! I completely forgot about my oil crayons!! (I also have a set of their watercolor crayons) I love your butterfly and the colors, but I'm most happy that you've reminded my how much fun those crayons were to work with!

  3. Fantastic tag, love the colour combination you used.

  4. Great technique and tag.

  5. Judy, that's a great technique. Love your tag & color combo.

  6. Thank you for the tutorial on your pastel crayon background. I love this backgound the color of it is so rich.

  7. Absolutely stunning Judy! I can't believe how much the background changes! Gotta find those oil crayons now!

  8. Great tag! thanks for sharing the technique you used for the background, must try that:)

  9. Terrific technique...and great tutorial. Your tag is beautiful.

  10. Absolutely beautiful, Judy! Hoping to make mine tomorrow.


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