Monday, 15 February 2010

Some distressed and altered tags.

These tags have all been cut from cardboard packaging, which is always much too good to throw away! I have distressed them using Tim Holtz inks in some of the new colours, wild honey, broken glass, victorian velvet, crushed sage and rusty hinge. The names alone sound yummy! Then they have been stamped, and some partly embossed with plants, a skull, flourishes, flowers etc. Some of them have been brushed with perfect pearls in interference blue, which has a lovely sheen like oil on water. Some of the motives have been varnished with crackle varnish and /or decorated with stickles. Added some textile flowers, some transparent butterflies, some dragonfly die-cuts. The ones with the skull and cross-bones have been decorated with little skull charms, as in the style of the *memento mori* paintings, which I always love looking at.. Thanks for looking!





6 comments:

  1. Really beautiful little works of art! Sarah

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  2. They're beautiful Val - bet you had fun making them too.
    Sue xx

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  3. Thanks girls, very kind of you, and it WAS a lot of fun, as usual.

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  4. Lovely work again, well done, my friend! T

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  5. Each one is so good, the colours on them are fab, just beautiful

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