Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Almost there....


I have been working for ages and ages to complete a botanical mini book with pockets for loads and loads of tags (I think there are almost 40 two sided tags in all). Well I am on the last few now, here are 3 of my last favourites. I used a cool new technique (probably won't even show). I covered the tags in Gesso, then used 3 different colours of acrylic paints and then Colorbox chalk inks with a make-up sponge. On the photos it does not look all that different from just using Distress Inks, but in real life the chalk inks over the gesso give a really cool translucent effect.




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26 comments:

Elaine A said...

Oh my Lord Astrid! These are just beautiful! They have such a glow to them. Gorgeous!

Elaine Allen

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Gorgeous tags, Astrid! Wow! Love the translucent effect (I can see it in the closeup). Great job!
Can't wait to see the finished mini book.
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Pat C. said...

If it's possible to die from exposure to gorgeous-ness, then I'm not long for the world! These tags are exquisite... what a gifted artist you are, Astrid! xoxo

RosA said...

I love those tags! Beautiful, stunning colours! I would love to be able to use colour like that.

Sarah said...

Your colors are so vivid yet still have a beautiful vintage look to them.

Barb said...

Oh Astrid, your tags are breathtaking, each a true work of art! Such unique shapes, did you design the shapes?
Thanks so much for your inspiration. Looking forward to seeing your completed book.
Hugs,
Barb

Dora said...

This is fab! What an amazing colors!

Maryann said...

Oh my goodness, this looks gorgeous hun. I love the colors used here and every tag is sooo beautiful and yet soo different. I really love everything here ands looks forward to see the entire album all finished soon, that´s for sure. I just LOVE it.

Junibears said...

I just don't know how you keep coming up with new images for all your gorgeous tags Ingrid! These are sooooo beautiful. The colours have such a translucent glow to them. Wonderful! xx

Lululiz said...

So beautiful, they have me looking at them again and again. Beautiful colour blends and images, they have a wonderful translucent quality to them. I really adore them.

Alle mooie dingen said...

wow!
greetings
Anita
http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.nl/

jeanetteann said...

Oh Astrid these are just so beautiful. You are so talented. Love them to bits. x

Sophie said...

Oh, liebe Astrid, das sind wieder herrliche Tags.
Und allein die Farb- Komposition ist schon ein Gedicht.

Vielen vielen Dank für dein Geschenk.

Grüße und Umarmung

Sandy said...

Oh Astrid these are absolutely wonderful.
Fantastic designs and work.
Love them all.
xoxo

Disco Queen said...

Hi Astrid, Loving the translucent effect, the tags are absolutely stunning. Would love a step by step to this technique, if you can find the time.

fairyrocks said...

I'll bet these are even prettier in real life. Your work just begs to be looked at and turned over.
Love the curiousity shoppe too.

Bärbel said...

Wunderbar leuchtende Farben und großartige Gestaltungen - traumhaft schöne Arbeiten, Astrid!

Ellen said...

Wowwww Astrid, this is sooooo beautiful! The colors are so wonderful!

Hugs,
Ellen

Angela said...

Love love love these tags! I'm so happy to have found your blog today :-) I look forward to visiting often, thanks for sharing your beautiful art!

Angela
http://www.whimsyways.blogspot.com

Tracie Dean said...

I just adore the "Inspire" with the butterfly. I believe that is one of my favorites!!! You are just soooo talented!!!

Netty said...

Loving your gorgeous tags, loving the colours and the beautiful sheen, x

Marisa Job said...

Wow Astrid, these tags are stunning!!! I would love to learn this technique. You are amazing!!

Marjie Kemper said...

These truly are stunning! Love your compositions and colors... will have to try the chalks!

Anke said...

OMG sind die alle schön, zum Verlieben *seufz*

Begeisterte Grüße
von Anke

anna christensen crafts said...

Phew! These are just so beautiful. Wonderful, inspirational work. Such a pleasure to look at. You have a wonderful sense of colour and intuitive placement. Truly gorgeous xx

Sandie Edwards said...

oh my gosh, these are just soooooo nice, I love all the little details...

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