Friday, 10 May 2013

Letter R

Ooops! Little late!
My little niece and nephew kept me busy 
playing in the sun last weekend
when I went to stay with them! 
So, I am a little bit behind this week but it was fun!
This week is the letter R, 
so I chose Robin.

I went for a SteamPunk feel this week. 
I used the Golden Molding Paste again 
(I think I'm addicted, it's safe, it has no smell)  :)
I tried to create a bark type texture for the base of my tag. 
I spread a layer of the paste onto two separate pieces of card 
and stuck them together so the paste touched. 
Once they had been firmly pressed together
I then pulled them apart to give me the texture.

I then painted over the top with acrylic paints in brown 
and then to get a industrial look I rubbed bronze paint over 
the surface and around the edge of the tag.
The cogs again had a layer of paste on them using a 
palette knife to get the texture and then painted in 
bronze once dry. 
I used Antique Linen Distress ink on the edges. 

The stamp is from the SteamPunk Christmas Set 
designed by Sam Poole. I loved the little SteamPunk Robin 
and so I stamped him on Silver card in black ink and then 
embossed with clear embossing powders.
To get his little red belly I used a VersaMarker Pen 
to colour it in and then used 
WOW Primary Apple Red powder, 
which as it's on the silver card it gives the red a real shimmer
I then stamped two more birds in gold this time and cut out the 
wing parts which I then topped off with 
silver layer on top to give the 
bird some dimension. 
I had some old clock parts so I added a few to finish him off 
and to hide his Christmas holly in his hat.  :) 

Thanks for all the kind comments last week!
I'm off to see what everyone else
 has been up to with their R tags



  1. Lovely tag, the bark background is really fabbie! Valerie

  2. I love, love, love your Steampunk bird tag. The relief work that you did with the paste and layers gave it an amazing dimensional effect. Blessings!

  3. AWESOME!!! I love the textures you have created, they work so well for this tag. And the robin itself, it is fantastic! Love the steampunk touches.

  4. This is a wonderful tag, I love the bird! Terrific layers, i really love this! X

  5. Wow! Gorgeous textural tag. I love the Steampunk theme and your robin is fab. The Golden Molding paste produces great results.
    Jane x

  6. Wow for sure! Great layered effect!

  7. Mega fab tag! Just love your robin and all the textures you have created. Carolyn xx

  8. clever technique for wood texture, love the 3d effect, Jane xx

  9. Stunning tag - thanks for sharing the technique of each layer. Really great effect!


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