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

Jules
xx



11 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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  6. Wow for sure! Great layered effect!

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

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

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

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