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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Specimen 2b ~ Poppy

Hi everyone! It's Bonnie here today with a tag I created using Studio 490 Art Parts as the substrate. Art Parts are thick durable paper board designed for altering. They are stronger than chipboard so can stand up to the weight of mixed media layering and wet medium. This tag has such a pretty shape at the top and also comes with scalloped trim which I chose not to use because I wanted a more linear look. I began by painting the tag on both sides with Dina Wakley black gesso and allowed it to dry completely.

Viva Decor's Mother of Pearl modeliing cream was applied through TCW's  Mini Sketch Grid stencil with a palette knife. Once that was dry, Golden's Iridescent Copper was pounced through TCW's Tiny Circles stencil with a brush. Lovely shimmer from both of those mediums. A piece of dictionary paper from Michelle Hill's Ephemera Bundles was torn into chunks and adhered to the tag with Dina Wakley Gel Medium. Once that was dry, Vintage Photo Distress ink was applied to the edges of the paper.

The gorgeous Pretty Poppy stamp from Crafty Individuals was stamped onto kraft paper using Coffee Archival ink. It was then coloured with Prismacolor pencils, trimmed out, and edged with Vintage Photo Distress ink before being popped up on foam tape. A rectangle of black cardstock cut as a mat was embossed and then brushed over with Viva Decor Inka Gold Copper. Another rectangle was cut from an  Add a Little Dazzle Brushed Copper metal sheet and scored near the edges to give it a border. This metal was then offset and adhered to the image and black layers as well as to the tag with Scor tape.

To complete the design, Specimen 2b, from Studio 490's A Form of Art, was inked with Coffee Archival onto kraft paper, edged with Vintage Photo, and matted with black cardstock. It was popped up with a double layer of foam tape on the bottom edge and just Scor tape on the top so it could be partially layered over the image stack. A sheer cream coloured ribbon wrapped and tied with hemp twine became the topper for the tag.

Thanks for popping by today. I appreciate that. Remember that you have only today and tomorrow left to enter our ePlay Altered Bottle Challenge. Wouldn't want you to miss out on a chance to win the $25 prize for the winning entry.


Here are links to the eP store for most of the products used in this project:


Rupa Swaminathan said...

This is stunning...the poppy is really popping out! Such a rich looking tag, Bonnie.

toni said...

Gorgeous tag Bonnie ! Love the layering topped off with that beautiful vibrant flower, fabulous work x

Unknown said...

I know by the photo whether or not it's your project Bonnie and this one is another stunner. :) The depth of color you achieve always catches my eye and I absolutely love this tag! xx

wendy vecchi said...

B E A U T I F U L!