The challenge this week at Kard Krazy's Tag Tuesday was to create a tag using crowns. Now you may look at this tag and think "well that's pretty plain". Trust me. It was NOT plain to make. LOL I haven't worked this hard on a project in a while.
The image is a snippet of one I downloaded at Karens Whimsey. I printed it out on watercolor paper. I then used Prismacolor colored pencils to color the image. Odorless mineral spirits and a blending stump were used to blend the pencil color.
The next part took quite a bit of time and could have been done better I'm sure. I used a ruler and pencil to draw a faux stained glass pattern onto the image. Using an Exacto knife and the ruler I cut the image apart. I then began to slowly reconstruct the image with grout line spacing on a piece of white cardstock. Lesson learned here. I should have used black cardstock. I'll explain later.
After the image was glued onto the cardstock I used a Versamark stamp pad over the whole image. Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel was sprinkled over this and then heated with a heat gun. It makes a perfect stained glass look.
My next step was to add black paint into the grout lines. This is why I should have used the black cardstock. The UTEE got into the grout lines and wouldn't let the paint soak in so I had to use a Sharpie to try and fill in some of the gaps. That's why my grout is splotchy.
Even though that was a big mistake, the distressed look really grew on me. I got halfway through completely redoing the whole project and decided I really liked the first one.
I glued the image onto a piece of black cardstock and added a crown image from The Graphics Fairy colored with the pencils, blended with the OMS, and covered in Ranger Glossy Accents. I was going to add some words to the tag but everything seemed to take away from the image and I thought it best to just let the subject matter speak for itself. :) Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!
Wow! That was a JOB! It's just beautiful though...well worth all the effort! I do have one question for you please. Do odorless mineral spirits have ANY odor at all?...Nancy :o)
Oh Tracy, it's Gorgeous! So pretty!
I think the "splotchy" grout looks very realistic! Although I agree that I'd go for the easy way next time - that's a lot of work! Fabulous tag!
Oh, that's such a fantastic take on this theme. Wonderful tag.
Tracy, this is wonderful. It was a lot of work, but it sure was worth it. It is so gorgeous and certainly a most appropriate interpretation.
Stunning, I thought it looked like a lot of work. Its marvelous. Please come by my blog, I am participating and I am new to blogging and papercrafting.
This is truly beautiful and I love who is wearing your crown!! How special and moving...and I love how you created it too...God bless you with amazing talent that continues to brighten the lives of others.
Wow! Tracy this is exquisite... a totally frame-worthy work of art.
What exqusite work. It does look like stained glass. Thank you for coming by my blog--I love this weekly challenge-keeps the creativity stirred. Ann
Amazing work Tracy, this just has to be your very best work yet. I hope it will go to someone who will deeply treasure it.
Beautiful! Worth the work!
very very beautiful, tracy! what love you have put into this piece! thank you for sharing this with us! have a wonderful weekend! *hugs* steph :)
Wonderful work Tracy! Great explanation too!
So much work on this tag! It is so beautiful...
Beautiful work. Are you going to use it as a bookmark? Debbie
Tracy, that is just stunning. The coloring is fabulous and I love the stained glass look! I can't think of a better "crown" you could have chosen to work with!
That is just amazing Tracy! It somehow looks like a stone tile to me, very realistic! It's both loving and beautiful at the same time! ~Ira
This is just stunning!!!
Tracy, This is Wonderful.. I clicked on it and blew it up. And it looks fabulous. I just love how you explained what you did.. You have out done your self... Hugs, Linda
Tracy, thanks for taking the time to explain how you created this. YOu are right, one can look quickly without seeing all that went into
creating it. It's amazing piece....and I just think of the song, "Crown him with many crowns....."
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