Houston, we have a problem.......this tag won't dry. I have tried a heatgun, sunshine and a very quick zap in the microwave until i remembered the metal eyelet....nothing works.
This tag is for the mixed media challenge using printed pages. Underneath all the layers of ink, glimmer mist, gesso and molding paste are 3 entire pages from an old dictionary. They barely show up in the photo, but are quite visible in real life.
I scrapped gesso over several pages, layered them on top of each other, then after they dried I made die cut flowers with them. To add a bit of contrast colour I cut 3 very fine strips of green cardstock and attached them in one or two spots.
The black ink is just TH distress ink - black soot, but for some reason it has reacted to something and has remained tacky. I went over most of the inked stamp with an Aqualip pen. Hmm quite a mystery.
Thank you for looking
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014 GMT Views: 811
Registered: June 29, 2010 Location: Small village in England, linked to Henry 8th Posts: 4436
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 @ 3:43 AM
Goodness Susie, what a strange reaction ... wonder what's going on. I can actually see your dictionary page centre left on your stunning creation - I dream of making cards like this .... keep us posted on the drying time !!
Registered: May 25, 2006 Location: So. Oregon Posts: 65217
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 @ 6:02 AM
Susie, I have had things do that before but, I was able to cover the wet ink with clear embossing powder and seal that so things did not smear. that is funny on the TH ink doing that though. This has such amazing depths of color I love those blooms and the contrast of the green grass too.
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 12851
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 @ 7:05 AM
Another amazing creation, Susie! I have to agree with Sandie that I too, can only imagine doing something like this! Awesome muted colors and background! What a fantastic touch by cutting the thin strips of grass and love the flowers! Beautiful!
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 1726
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 @ 9:07 AM
I am going to have to have an "all Susie" board on my pinterest page....you keep making such awsome creations. I love how the flowers turned out, and all of your textures are fantastic. Colors and the border add up to perfection.
Registered: July 22, 2007 Location: Carshalton, Surrey. UK Posts: 4433
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 @ 4:16 PM
Love it - so beautiful and interesting
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