Hello friends and thanks for dropping in. Today I am sharing an autumnal tag.
Below I will take you through a quick step by step:
I started with a Ranger size 10 Manilla tag and scraped on a thick layer of rather old gesso, I mention this because it is a bit dried out and very thick, just right for what I wanted it for on this occasion:
I scraped it on with a palette knife and while it was still wet pressed down some old book pages, which I then peeled off again, just leaving some tiny scraps behind, I also pressed a Tim Holtz layering stencil (the crackle one) right into the gesso, using it like a kind of impression plate, this gave me some additional texture. Below is a close up:
I was after a sort of stucco wall effect. Looks kind of all right, but now watch what happened after I brought out some of my sprays, that's when the magic starts to happen....
All I did was give it some quick sprays of a dark brown Ground Espresso Distress spray, I love how it almost looks like birch bark. Here's a close up:
Next I wanted to deepen the colour a bit in the center, so I gave it some further spritzes, dabbing off some of the excess with a bit of paper towel.
On to the embellishing, - I die cut a couple of leaves from thick white card and started to play with some autumnal coloured paints.
I then edged the leaves with a bit of dark brown Distress Ink (Ground Espresso)
Now all I had to do was add a few bits and bobs from my stash to create a kind of autumnal cluster, a sentiment, and I was done.
The wreath thing was a Dusty Attic chippy that I gave a few spritzes of dark brown spray
I added some wired raffia twine, curled around a thin paintbrush to give it all a bit of a rustic look.
The sentiment is just a sticker from the 7 Dots Studio Dreamer collection by Finnabair, I chose it because the colours just matched my project to perfection.
A few bits of ribbon and twine at the top, to carry on the rustic theme, and that was pretty much it....
Many thanks for your visit like always