Sometimes I just experiment, I get "I wonder..." and "What if..." thoughts in my head and I have to try them out! Sometimes I experiment because I have a shiny new product to try out! In the case of this tag, it was a little of both!
I had cut out tags the other day using my Cameo, and I decided I wanted to coat them in dark colors. One was done with black acrylic paint, and the other (the top one) was done with some Tattered Angels - Plain Jane Collection - Stained Glass - Semi Matte Glaze - Green. I've had the bottle for about three years now, I forgot I owned it!
Well, I live in a dry climate, and I basically had some goo in a bottle at this point, but I decided to see if I could rehydrate enough to use one last time. After adding some water & rubbing alcohol I managed to get some lumpy green liquid in a bottle! LOL! It was just enough to coat a tag.
At this point I wasn't sure what to do with my newly coated tags, so I went browsing through my stamps and when I came across my Penny Black Tiger Lilly I decided to practice using my Distress Oxides on a dark background!
When I get to experimenting I have a tendency to do things rather backwards. I stamped and colored my Tiger Lilly, then decided I needed to add more to the tag! I used some scrap plastic to make a quick mask for the Tiger Lilly so I could add some plaid to the background with more Distress Oxides and Tim Holtz's "Stripes" ATC stamp for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Then I decided to use my "Water Droplets" stamp by Ryn at Designs by Ryn to see how those droplets would look on a dark background as well! I like it personally, and I'll be sharing/entering this tag in Ryn's monthly challenge!
I still wanted more on the tag, I thought there was too much empty space! I decided to at some stenciling!! Now, because Distress Oxides are a pigment and dye ink hybrid, the Snowflake Paste by Prima activated the dye ink and absorbed it! (I planned on this happening!!) Now I had some shiny, greenish honeycomb on my tag! And to keep the paste off my water droplets? Artist's tape. As the final touch I added the little bee and embossed it in Ranger's Gold Embossing Powder!
-Char's "Use Your Stamps!"
-Designs by Ryn Water Droplets Stamp (http://designsbyryn.com/)
-Penny Black Tiger Lilly Stamp
-Tim Holtz "Stripes" ATC Stamp
-PrismaColor White Colored Pencil
-Unknown on the little bee stamp