Hi there, I'm back again...this time with a spooky tag I made for Our creative Corner. Our host for this month is Julia and her challenge to us is to make a tag with a Halloween theme and texture. I really enjoyed the theme for this challenge. I just love vintage Halloween items.
I took the texture part really seriously. Here are a few pictures of the piece as I made it.
I grabbed one of the jumbo manila tags I sell in the boutique and stamped the script stamp from Apothecary in Jet Black archival ink and clear embossed it. I like doing black embossing that way because I don't have to deal with stray flecks of black EP where I don't want them. Next I put Black Soot, Brushed Pewter and Seedless Grapes distress paints on my craft sheet, spritzed on a bit of water and dragged the tag through until it was covered. I'm not sure where the greeny-gold came from by apparently from the blending of those colors.
The black embossed script sort of got lost with all the paint on it so I added more script in silver embossing.
Wanting still more texture, I added diamonds with a Wendy Vecchi stencil and her silver embossing paste. I had a problem with the paste oozing out around the stencil opening and I don't know why. I thought I was holding the stencil very tight against the tag but it still messed up. At that point I was pretty annoyed because I was really pleased with how the tag was developing so for. So I decided just to smear it more and took a credit card and dragged it downward and smeared it all. (I actually ended up liking that look better than the diamonds)
I dyed some white eyelash yarn with Seedless Grapes distress stain (thanks to Tracie for the inspiration to use the yarn). I am really pleased with this piece and will also be entering it into Tim Holtz's October tag challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to head over to Our Creative Corner to see the wonderful samples there!
These items used to make this tag are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique: