I created the background first using Gelatos┬« in various shades. Then I watercolored some watercolor paper, stamped my flowers, and die-cut them with the matching dies.
I adhered a strip of patterned paper on the side of the tag. Added the denim trim (which I should have done later, but hey...I don't always follow the rules!), stamped out my stems, adhered my flower tops using different thicknesses of 3D Foam Squares, THEN, and used a stencil with Whipped Spackle.
While the Whipped Spackle was still tacky I pressed some Gold Mica into it. For some extra shimmer. You can never have too much shimmer.
I stamped my sentiment with the pigment ink and heat embossed it onto the vellum. I tore the vellum how I wanted it. And realizing what a dummy I was for adhering the denim down so soon, I had to lift it up carefully to slide the vellum underneath so I could adhere it to the back. Live and learn. (Maybe.)
I added more twine. Some pearls. And ta-da! It's done. Hope you like it.
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 GMT Views: 684
Stamps: Bold Blooms by Julie Ebersole - Essentials by Ellen
Paper: Sticky Back Canvas, #10 Manila Tag, Cardstock Weight Vellum
Paper Size: 4 1/8" x 8 1/2"
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Gelatos┬« from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft┬«, Stencil, Whipped Spackle, watercolors (Kuretake Gansai Tambi used here), denim trim by Donna Salazar, 3D Foam Squares and Adhesives from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
Techniques: Watercolor, Gelatos┬« blending (wet and dry), stenciling, embossing.