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Okay people. You almost gave me a serious case of big head yesterday. LOL I'm just kidding, but it's no joke how much your encouraging words meant to me. I've said it before and I'll say it again--you guys are the best!
Did you ever have one of those days when every project you made had one glaring boo boo that you didn't see until the project was all put together? Yesterday was definitely that day for me. First was the red shoes on Dorothy debacle and then this tag.
Our theme for the new ADFD challenge is texture and Tammy has re-released some of her beachy images. You can find them all in the ADFD store.
Do you see what I did? Believe me, it's far worse than screw heads that don't line up. LOL I had "beachy" stuck in my head so went the direction of sand. Why I have her coming out of the sand instead of pretty blue water is beyond me. LOL I will say this was a wonderful learning experience to egg me on to starting an art journal. I want to do this again--the correct way on a journal page.
I played with Distress inks and modeling paste mixed with paint for the sand. Here's a close up of the awesome texture I got from some Multi-medium Matte gel.
I've used this technique before and absolutely love the look it gives. I used a large stencil brush and pounced the medium all over the tag. Then I pulled out the heat gun and boiled it--literally. The heat gun makes the medium bubble up leaving this awesome texture. To make it stand out a bit more I hit the high points with some Versamark and then brushed on some Perfect Pearls. It made all those ridges and bumps shimmery and more easy to see.
I'll probably do the image is a different coloring medium next time. I'm just not proficient enough with my pencils. I went back to Dorcas's wonderful skin coloring tutorial again for this one. I need a couple more skin tone pencils to really do this right.
There are so many great ways to add texture to your projects. Break out some of your goodies and come play along with our challenge at ADFD.
(Note: Tammy is changing her store over to a different platform. The current store will close late tonight and she will reopen Monday with a 15% off store sale. WOOHOO! Great time to snatch some stamps)
Paper: Ranger Manila Tag, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft Text Weight paper
Stamp: A Day For Daisies "New Hat",Tim Holtz "Artful Things", Hampton Arts postcard stamp
Ink: Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Tumbled Glass, Bundles Sage, and Vintage Photo Distress inks
Tools: heat gun
Miscellaneous: Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-medium Matte gel, Perfect Pearls Forever Green, Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, Hug Snug seam binding, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag string