Friday, 31 January 2014

Decay

This was a tough topic for me! Finally, I took an old book that I am deconstructing and removed a few pages. The pages were crumbling but I managed to fashion a decent looking rose from one of them. I used part of another page as the background and stamped it with a background stamp and black ink. I used Tim Holtz products to age the background, the rose, and the ribbon to mimic decay. I used matte medium to affix the rose to the background. I added and shredded the ribbon to the tag and used a small brad to stabilize it on the fragile paper.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful tag Martha, love your paper rose! Valerie

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  2. Gorgeous! I love the authenticity you of this piece, especially with the rose you made from the vintage book page. Blessings!

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  3. Very beautiful tag. You have used your decaying book in a wonderful way.

    Chrissie x

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  4. Brilliant use of old pages, it's a fabulous tag.

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  5. You have worked this tag so well

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  6. What a clever idea and I love the muted colours brilliant

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  7. This reminds me of a page from a beautifully detailed botany book. It looks fragile!

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  8. Beautiful! The rose is very cleverly done - amazing! Carolyn xx

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  9. I love your decaying paper rose. Beautiful tag, Martha

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  10. Beautiful tag Martha. Such a clever idea to make a rose from an old book.
    Jane x

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