What fun I had with this one. I started by using various stencils and randomly applying small patches of modeling paste over half of a sheet of mixed media paper. Next was the fun part. I sponged, used watercolors, used home made sprays made with reinkers and continued to apply color and fix up the ugly spots with anything I had that would put down color. When that dried, I used Stamplorations mixed media stamps to stamp the spaces in between the paste. Most of it on this was obliterated by the tree but there is a part of a stamp at the lower left of the tree still showing. Out came a variety of stencils again. This time I used an embossing dauber. I used a small part of the many different stencils squeezing the dauber through the stencil then embossed with all kinds of colors of Lindy Stamp Gang embossing powder. This left a pretty patina on the tag. I also rubbed on Inka gold in a few spots.
I followed Catherine Pooler's idea of doing a floating inlaid die cut. You can see it here. This is where senior moments happen. No wafer thin die will cut anything deeper than the blade and this definitely was pretty thick with paste. Even my custom made (designed by me) base plate was having trouble and it has cut my most difficult dies. It took several passes but finally got it cut. I cut out the tree using Shimmer Sheetz and used acetate behind it. Since I cut the tree off the edge of the tag, what fun I had finding those tiny pieces that I had forgotten would fall out! Finished off with a few stitches and added my favorite die cut star. Added the gold SU cord, a retired product. Thanks for stopping by.
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Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 75010
Mon, Nov 07, 2016 @ 10:20 AM
Nancy.....this truly took my breath away!!! Thank you too for giving such detailed steps on how you created it. Lov everything about it. I'm favoriting it(which I rarely do)...not to reproduce it, but to gaze upon it from time to time. I'm in awe.
Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 56536
Mon, Nov 07, 2016 @ 10:22 AM
WOW!!!!! This is stunning with all the texture and the patina hues. The floating inlaid is something new to me, thanks for the site for the tuitorial. Your stitching always blows my mind....it completes your projects so beautifully. Thanks for all the deets. Total eye candy.
Registered: January 20, 2011 Location: Beautiful British Columbia Posts: 7606
Mon, Nov 07, 2016 @ 10:40 AM
AMAZING layering of colour, paste, inka gold and stamping. The background is GORGEOUS! Love the floating inlaid tree die-cut from the glossy gold paper ... great job with that technique. The stitching details makes a unique and beautiful finishing touch. Thanks so much for joining me at my Twelve Tags of Christmas event! xx
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9160
Mon, Nov 07, 2016 @ 11:53 AM
Oh Nancy, once again I am just overwhelmed by your talent.....and patience. I would have had a stroke one third of the way through making anything like this. It just glows and looks like you opened a box full of precious gems...emeralds, sapphires, rubies and gold. You are one talented, gifted artist. I just keep looking at this stunning masterpiece.
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Registered: October 29, 2004 Location: Coos Bay, Oregon Posts: 23741
Mon, Nov 07, 2016 @ 12:04 PM
OMG Nancy...Amazing, Stunning Mixed Media at its best..Wow!!! I can't even imagine how even more glorious your tag is IRL! All your layers, colors, em paste, inka gold, and more plus your floating die cut tree are all Works of Art my friend! TFS the link too.
Love every single detail and your shining star! Hugs, nancy