Friday, 6 April 2018

Shattered - Journal Page & Tag

Hi everyone,

I've been on a roll using the How Fragile stamp from Visible Image:

Looking at the projects on the Visible Image website I spotted a wonderful tag made by Heather Mitchell (Visible Image Gallery) and decided to have a go.

Here's my effort....

I mixed Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke) with water to create a light wash on the tag. Then I stamped the image with Versamark Ink  using a Misty Stamping tool and heat embossed it with Stamping Up Fine Detail embossing powder (white).

I built up the depth of grey on the card using more Hickory Smoke, letting it track along the white embossed lines of the image. Some sections of the image and the centre, I coloured completely using a Faber Castle Big Pitt Brush marker (black) and in others I applied a thin layer of Ranger Collage Medium (crazed).

Finally I added a computer generated label, backed in black card to the bottom corner of the tag and inked the edged with the Hickory Smoke and a blending tool.

As is my usual want, I also backed the tag with black card and added a tiny date tag.  As an aide memoire and in recognition of Heather's inspiration, I added her name to a second tiny tag and threaded both onto looped through the ribbon (stash) at the top of the main tag.  

I was drawn to Heather's monotone colour choice. It really worked  well with the stamp, especially with the image embossed in white and sections coloured pitch black. The eye is drawn in to the depth and it just oozed dimension. 

I really can't stop playing with this stamp. 

This a journal page I made using Distress ink and Distress Oxide ink (both Peeled Paint).  I made the background first using the DO then heat embossed the image with the WOW embossing powder (white). Then I added the DI as drippage, allowing the ink to flow along the embossed lines, drying and repeating until I was happy with the colour intensity.

Adding Ranger Distress Crackle Paint (Rock Candy) gave texture in places but also acted as a glossy glaze to the paint in those areas, beautifully intensifying the colour.

As the DO ink dried to a chalky, almost grey, hue I coloured the centre of the image with Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke).

I used green handmade paper (stash) to layer my page onto before backing it with black card. Of course, my tiny date tag was added to the top. 

I've got another tag to share with you, again using this fabulous Visible Image stamp (told you I can't stop playing with it) but also  combining it with my other current favourite, the Stampers Anonymous Entomology stamp. But that will have to wait for another day I'm afraid.

Happy crafting.....

Carol. xx

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