Today's share is a tag I made for a faraway friend,Germany,in fact.
I am speaking of Valerie of the blog,Bastelmania.
Valerie's blog has such inspiring posts,where she shares her artwork and her life travels.
If you have never been to her blog,do pop in to say hello and see what she is up to!
I wanted to make sure Valerie received her package before I posted,
and so she has and so here it is.
I am sharing these close ups so you can see all the yummy texture of this background.
DecoArt used to make this product called "Paper Perfect". I have had mine so long I can't even tell you when it was discontinued.
(and,yes! the product is still good!)
It really is too bad they no longer make it,because it is so cool to work with.
After gessoing the tag I spread the Paper Perfect all over and off some of the edges of the tag. This product is pulpy;if you have ever made your own paper or even left newsprint in water too long,you might have an idea of what I mean.
While the PaperPerfect was still wet,I spritzed my spray colors onto my craft mat,added some water and then painted into the wet pulp as watercolors.
The wet pulp made the colors blend and bleed even more,giving a real neat effect.
Frida was stamped separately and added when the tag was dry.
To this I added dried flowers and petals,both as her head piece and for her bodice.
Next, I added the perfect (in my opinion)heart and wings piece from RetroCafeArt Gallery.
Also added,were yarn for hanging and the tiny sugar skull.
The edges were embossed with a dark purple embossing powder.
At the bottom, I used a couple of skeleton leaves with some vintage flowers, and then finally adding the banner "Fearless"
This tag represents two Fearless women, Frida and Valerie.
Both women have had many struggles and still lead/lead very colorful lives. I applaud them both!
I am happy to say that Valerie loves her tag as much as I loved creating it for her!
hugs to you my friend!xx
Thank you so much for joining me today and hope to see you again soon with some"life around here" posts.
Spring has sprung and we have been busy!
DecoArt Paper Perfect
DecoArt Media Shimmer Mister~Turquoise
DecoArt Media Mister~Primary Yellow
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays~Drop Dead Gorgeous Green,Hi Maintenance Magenta,Wild Honeysuckle Coral
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder~Midnight Violet
RetroCafeArt~Sugar Skull charm, Heart with wings MDF piece
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~Fearless Banner
Tsukineko StazOn Ink~Midnight Blue
vintage mini flowers
Entering in these Fab challenges!
The April challenge at The Artistic Stamper is Backgrounds