This is the last step in the painting/coloring of the tags for the tag book. This step was to dry brush the tags to make them softer looking. You dip a dry paint brush in gesso and wipe it off onto a paper towel, or in my case, old newspaper, until there is almost no paint on the brush. Then you paint on the tags in all directions, even swirling. I used very heavy pressure on some spots, which resulted in a lighter look to the gesso, more misty looking. I wanted some heavier paint spots, make it look as accidental as the coffee stains did, and in those areas, I didn't press as hard with the paint brush when smearing the paints around. This is what came of it all. After the holidays, apparently we will be decorating the tags with embellishments and bits. I plan to do more of these. They were fun.
This is another Christmas card. I made 12 of them. They're all done! Much easier than the other set. I still used hand painted paper that was then dry embossed. I stamped on Cryogen White paper with Brilliant Blue. After the ink dried, I Versamarked the whole piece, sprinkled with Iridescent Ice and heat embossed. Very sparkly and pretty. I love those little snowflakes. They're just so cute with the snowflake embossing folder. The stamp set is Flourished Christmas from Flourishes. I can't wait to see their next release. Their images make me smile.
I have another dozen Christmas cards to make and then I'll be done with Christmas cards this year. Whew.