Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Eyes

Hi everyone. I have had my eye on your tags this week and they are great! For my effort I have used a stamp from one of my favourite makers- PaperBag studios.

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I have always found her eyes very mesmorising! Firstly I stamped the background of the tag with Coffee archival using the Papillion background stamp by Tim Holtz and aged it with Old Paper and Walnut Stain ink. Then I stamped the girl with Black archival and left her uncoloured as I wanted to use mainly brown colours and I wanted her to 'pop'. The branches die was cut from some old packing and agedwith distress ink and the quote is another from PaperBag Studios and is a personal favourite of mine. The butterflys were cut from an experiment piece of paper using my new Gelli plate and some - you've guessed it - brown acrylic paint! I liked the lacy effect I got from impressing the plate with an assortment of background stamps. Then I cut a smaller tag from some Kraft paper and stamped a butterfly on it and overlaid it with another 3D punched one and added the word Eyes. Finally the co-ordinating stamped ribbon was threaded at the top.
I'm off to work shortly but will be back later to enjoy your art work. Thank you for last weeks lovely comments - I do appreciate your kind words. Take care and enjoy the sun! X

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful tag Barb, love the colours, too. Valerie

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  2. Really lovely, Barb. All of your browns work perfectly here.

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  3. Great! Like the tag on a tag effect!

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  4. Terrific tag and you have created so much atmosphere by hiding the face behind a branch.

    Chrissie x

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  5. I love the way you place the portrait behind the tree branches. Blessings!

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  6. I love how you tell us exactly how you did it/what you used! That is one great stamp.

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  7. It' s gorgeous Barb, very moody and arty, I love it

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  8. clever sentiment--both in your post and on your tag. love the textures!

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  9. Just love the way you have so many layers on this. A stunning image and a fabulous tag! Carolyn xx

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  10. Barb she is certainly a lady of mystery peeking through the branches as she is. Love it!

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  11. Love all the layers, fun image!

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  12. so beautiful - there's a secret here for sure.

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