Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Insects

My chosen insect for this week's theme is my very favourite one: a butterfly. I love to see them in the garden ... but I have to admit some of them can be a bit of a pest as well  ... but with all the beautiful colours and the pretty sight who can be angry for long? 
I created this tag quite a while ago and it is a bit of an experimental one: I covered the basic tag with crinkled sewing pattern tissue paper, coloured it with various chalks and ribbed off the tissue paper around the basic tag. I added some gesso to the middle of the tag, spread some watercolour paint on the table and dropped the tag onto the paint. The butterfly and the sentiment (both Darkroom Doors stamps) were stamped with blue acrylic paint, the lines were created with acrylic paint using atracing wheel. As embellishments I added some little blings, some wooden beads and a little chiffon ribbon.
(photo step-by-step on my blog)
Thank you so much for all the sweet comments for my previous tag, this is so much appreciated. Take care, Petra.


14 comments:

  1. Fantastic tag Petra! Valerie

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  2. Fabulous textures on your tag Petra. I really like it :o)

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  3. Lovely textured tag, great stamp, and colours

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  4. Beautiful tag with lovely colours and textures

    Chrissie x

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  5. Gorgeous. I love the dimension and the textures. This is beautiful work.

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  6. Lovely background, very effective, and a gorgeous butterfly too! Carolyn xx

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  7. Thanks for sharing the techniques you've used to create this beautiful tag . The textures look great.

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  8. this is gorgeous. the effect with the tracing wheel is very cool. xo

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  9. What a sweet butterfly tag Petra!

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  10. Lovely tag, the tracing wheel was a cool idea too. ~Diane

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  11. Lovely textures and colours on your tag.
    Jane x

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  12. Love the texture & colours...What a wonderful butterfly too... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

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  13. Your various techniques worked very well together to make a beautiful tag! I'm going to try the pattern tissue-gesso idea!

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