This is another tag for Loll's super fun blog event, Twelve Tags of Christmas. This tag was inspired by a Loll, Karen Dunbrook and Nancy Littrell's resist technique tags. I got muddled up watching Lolls video and reading Karens description after seeing Nancy's gorgeous day 9 tag. To cut a long story short I used glue instead of paint LOL.
On an aluminium sheet I squeezed some white pva glue straight out of a bottle (nozzle no longer works). I then scrunched up some cling wrap and dabbed I in the glue, then dab on foil to remove excess, then dabbed on cardstock. I allowed this to air dry.
Once bone dry I used a belnding tool and sponge to apply Tumbled Glass distress ink over the entire card. Leaving a large oval area in the centre of the card I then sponged in an outward direction with Evergreen Bough distress ink. Finally I did the edges with Peackock Feathers ink.
I punched out the leaves, the paper is a beautiful metallic heavy paper. Using acetate I cut a tree shape and stuck on the leaves, followed by liquid pearls and stickles. A little bit of white raffia and silver twine finished this off.
Thank you for looking. Loll's fun event can be seen here .
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 GMT Views: 2450
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17637
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 @ 3:04 PM
OH MY GOSH, these tags of yours are all the cat's meow!! Super artist is what you are!! I have to get back into seeing more of the challenges and gallery hopping more!! Just stunning, my sweet Friend!! ALL OF THEM!
------------------------------ SUE aka GREENIE - Twisted Sistah Handmade cards because..No one displays an email on their mantle, or saves a FB post in a box of treasures! Nothing is impossible with God!
Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 @ 3:33 PM
What a FUN tree you made on your fabulous mixed media background. I love the way this turned out and I can only image that it is even more beautiful IRL with your stickles glimmering in the tree! Well done....
Registered: January 20, 2011 Location: Beautiful British Columbia Posts: 7594
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 @ 8:10 PM
Gorgeous tag Susie. Love the idea of using the cling wrap to apply the glue ... looks fabulous!! And love your dimensional tree ... so pretty, especially with the decorations. Thanks so much for playing along with my Christmas tag event!! Loll xx
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Registered: October 29, 2004 Location: Coos Bay, Oregon Posts: 23693
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 @ 8:20 PM
Gorgeous glue and distressed inks effect Susie. I think it looks very similar to the faux mother of pearl technique. I Love your choice of background colors and very pretty and dimensional tree. That was a lot of punching my friend. TFS your tag and details. Hugs, Nancy
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Registered: October 26, 2009 Location: Oakhurst, near Yosemite Nat'l Park. Posts: 42492
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 @ 8:33 PM
Wow Susie, I didn't even know you were doing these...this is gorgeous my friend!! Love the way you've made your beautiful tree with the branch punch (Was it the branch punch from Martha Stewart?)
Beautiful colors too!
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22576
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 @ 7:32 AM
Wow! This one is something else and I never would have thought to use glue for the faux mother of pearl technique! LOVE that mix of colors. Your tree is fabulous! The liquid pearls are the perfect touch and so beautifully done. Mine always look like ice cream cones! Fabulous, Susie!