Don't know what I'm talking about? Conveniently forgot? I'm participating in the Smeared and Smudged's 31 days of Halloween blog hop. there are PRIZES to be found, prizes to be WON, and tons of Halloweeny goodness abound.
Today I am sharing with you a fun, slightly whimsical, incredibly magical Witchery Tag.
The tag base comes from my Lost and Found line with 7 Dots Studio. It's a sheet of 12x12 diecut with Sizzix/Tim Holtz's #8 Tag Die. I can get four tags out of a single 12x12 sheet, so generally cut them down when I want one and then hang onto the extras for later purposes.. like this! I recently submitted a tag to RSM where I used the same Whimsical Tree Lady Nude from Viva Las VegaStamps!. After looking over my submission I thought she'd make a great witch!
She's been stamped in Archival black ink by Ranger and embossed in ultra shiny clear powder. It creates a great resist and raised surface to color against. I applied the purple color with Faber Castell's Aquarelle watercolor pencils. I colored around her in a gradient and then applied water with a water brush.
Because the paper got warped after my waterbrushing, I sewed it to a nice heavy piece of Canson watercolor paper using my machine and white thread. Fixed the paper right up AND gave me a much sturdier base to work on.
That gorgeous white fleck of pattern in the background is a thick layer of gesso through an UmWowStudio stencil titled Flurries. The stencil starts condensed at the top and disperses to just a splattering of shapes the further down it gets. Perfect for falling snow or star shine! I also wanted to create a moon effect without taking anything away from the tag... so I grabbed a bit of cheesecloth and gave it a quick soak in my homemade Instant coffee stain. I bunched it up and glued it down with Gel Medium. It felt like moon shine :) To finish off my moon that's not a moon, I hand trimmed a circle from some vintage book text.
Last but certainly not least is the sentiment. WITCHERY comes from Tim Holtz's label alphas.. perfect to spell whatever I wanted and looks great in the stark black against the rest of the tag. I'm a fan!!! Are you?? If you read through the description maybe you can answer a question for me... which of the three projects so far are you most fond of? Thanks! :)
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