This tag was made a year ago based on Tim Holtz’s October Tag of 2012.
(The above link will bring you to details of how the tag was made and a video on how to make the little spider. Per usual, you can click on any of the photos for a larger view.)
Instead of leaving it all lonely and ignored on my sewing room wall, I decided to add it to a 6″ x 8″ Burlap Panel to make more of a home dec item.
You might recognize the tree stencil from the Halloween card I created last week. This time I used metallic gold embossing paste, kinda smudging & smearing the edges to soften and blend them in. Once the paste was dry I darkened the trees a bit by rubbing some black enamel accents into the crevices and wiping the excess off the gold paste with a damp rag.
Here’s my workdesk in the midst of the process.
After adding the papers, including some Sketchbook Tissue Tape, I smeared on Distress inks, including Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey. The whole canvas was then sealed with Matte Multi Medium to keep the inks from running if it gets damp while in storage.
So that’s what’s in my desk this week. If you’d like to see what other creative folks are up to, be sure to check out What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday over at Julia’s. You’ll find yourself inspired!
Happy creating. 🙂