Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Brown or Sepia

Hi Everyone

What a starlit group of tags there were last week. Perfectly heavenly! Thank you for all your lovely comments on my twinkly tag. I can't wait to see what you've all done for this week; because I didn't have a clue! What I came up with was an accident, but also an experiment.

First I decided I would dye some card with tea. When it was still wet I looked up and saw some mushroom peelings so I decided, (don't know why), to stick them on top of the card too, to see what would happen, if anything. They just stuck there.....
So did I.......
What to do next?........After a few days of brain ache I decided I would try to add some more texture so I used an embossing folder and tool and added the wavy lines, (not very clear in the pic I'm afraid). Then I wondered if I could stencil something onto it. Using a mini punch I made a stencil with an old envelope, and coloured through it with Walnut Pro-Marker. A couple of bits of the mushroom began to peel away so I sprayed it all with hairspray. Left it to dry then edged all round with Antique Linen DI. I felt it looked a bit boring but wondered if some Crackle Accents would make the tea staining run or damage the pro-marker ink in some way, so I took a photo at that point in-case it went awry. It didn't; dried nice and crackled and the mushroom peel should now stay put. YaY!  The tie is coloured with the same Walnut Pro-marker.


Thank you for looking, and if you have any ideas to improve on the processes I used, I would be most grateful. Love n hugs, Mo, :0))

13 comments:

  1. Mo - love how you experiment all the time to see how things will work - great little tag for this month's theme. I'm probably not the right person to ask about your technique as I am a very boring "basics" gal LOL...

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  2. No good asking the Doodly Bird woman either. You are inspirational Mo in how you have a go at so many techniques and with good results.
    Lynn xx

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  3. I love it Mo! The overall effect is great and the mushroom bits look like strips of bark to me - I'd never have known they were mushroom if you hadn't said! A very clever idea and successful experiment - brilliant!

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  4. Looks like you had fun experimenting, and with great resilts too, love the crackle glaze, Jane xx

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  5. Wow I've never used mushroom peelings in my experiments good for you Mo! that what this is all about pushing yourself to try something different and new! ...with quite pretty results :)

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  6. How inventive! well done - great tag! Carolyn x

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  7. Mushroom peelings, my goodness, they are surely the most original embellishments yet! I love the way you have experimented with this tag. The result is amazing. Great tag.

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  8. Great use of kitchen bits and bobs! It's a shame this week's theme isn't purple as we're making red cabbage and beet root salad at school, and I could have used that!

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  9. I love the way you experiment, the tag is very textual if that is the right word, I love it x

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  10. Great to read about your experiments Mo, your tag is so beautiful.
    Anni

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  11. Mushroom peelings. That's got to be a first.

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  12. I like the organic feel of your tag. Blessings!

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  13. I just love ALL your brown and sepia art tags! I had a good look this a.m. The pillow factory made me laugh.

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