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:

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

    Elaine Allen

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  2. 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♥

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  3. 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

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

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

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  6. 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

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  7. This is fab! What an amazing colors!

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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

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  10. 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.

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

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

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  13. 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

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

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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.

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

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

    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  19. 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

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

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

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

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

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  24. OMG sind die alle schön, zum Verlieben *seufz*

    Begeisterte Grüße
    von Anke

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  25. 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

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

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