Hello, it's Sue here and today I'm sharing the journal page that I've created to give my Hope tag a home ! If you missed my tag you can find the details here.
I started to alter an old book last year and the size of it makes it perfect for my jumbo tag. I started by glueing 2 or 3 pages together on either side.
I painted both sides with Gesso and then when it was dry gave it a coat of Glue 'n' Seal to protect the paper. I then used Wendy Vecchi's embossing paste with the Prima Harlequin stencil and also the TCW Cubist stencil.
I used chalk acrylic paint and a baby wipe to build up the layers of colour. As I'd already made the tag my choice of colour was sorted !
I used the Cubist stencil again when I was happy with the layers of paint, I've also used the Tiny Circles and Bingo stencil too.
To create the stencilled flowers I used Wendy Vecchi's From the Garden stencil and made the stalks and leaves using the Fresh Flowers and Lovely Leaves stencils, masking off the areas I didn't want to use. The leaves on this page are cut using the Tim Holtz Garden Greens die and I've painted them with acrylic paint and also stamped some script on to them (which unfortunately doesn't show up on the photo).
I added some more leaves using the Garden Greens die on this page too to blend in with the tag. I finished by brushing some Treasure Gold around the edges.
I hope you've enjoyed today's project.