Hope your week is going well. We are still enjoying autumnal weather, cool and wet with sunny intervals. I am glad that the rivers and streams are looking more normal now, everything was so dried out and parched after the long, hot summer we had.
Today I have made another tag for Sandie's autumn challenge at Tag Tuesday. I made a large, mixed media tag (11" x 5 1/2"). I found 2 pieces of card which were asking to be used and so I used them.
I have made some step-by-step pics as I am often asked to do this and mostly don't as it takes up too much time!
The background was painted thickly with acrylics in brown, orange, beige and black and sprinkled with various embossing powders. It was then heated to bubble the paint and melt the EPs:
Then I added some multi-coloured gilding flakes in a few places:
And streaked on a bit of Ranger patina in 2 colours:
I've tipped it slightly here so that you can see the colours and texture better:
Then I painted another, slightly narrower piece with acrylics in black, blue and brown, before adding the EPs and heating and bubbling it. I used this piece to make die-cuts:
I stitched the tag to some recycled black card in spite of the hissy-fits my sewing machine was throwing, and then proceeded to decorate it.
Here you can see the bird on his branch and one of the leaves:
I added some natural bits gathered outside - the leaves were given a coat of clear varnish and some glitter. The red and gold leaves were die-cut from an old painting that I chopped up to recycle:
I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, Simon Monday Challenge (autumn) and More Mixed Media, anything goes with optional orange.
A pigeon in the grass:
Gulls all in a row:
Sunday's walk in the rain:
Under my umbrella:
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!