Sunday, December 30, 2007

Finished the tag

I finished my tag. I added a little cross pendant, a silver circle bead, and a few blue beads. Very shiny. There is also a little piece of blue napkin I made with distress ink - Broken China.

I am also going to do a step by step walk through of the distress inks on gesso, like I did for the front cover of my board book. I read today that distress inks aren't meant for gesso. Gesso resists distress inks. That's true, but with a heat gun, they dry and they are able to be layered and blended, and the resist of the gesso is what makes them blendable. If they soaked in, like they would with paper, rather than sitting on top, you couldn't exactly blend them. So I broke a rule (not unlike me at all), but I'm not sure it's really a "rule". Oh, and this tag, the blue flower and heart, they're stenciled onto gesso with distress ink, so I know it isn't a complete waste of time.

1 comment:

Melissa M. M. M. said...

Woo Hoo! Love breaking those rules! This is super-dee-duperdy pretty, Mel