Wednesday, 10 July 2013

France Papillon #3 Tissue Tag ....



"Now this one might look simple, but it is so delicate you might have to start over a couple of times".



Using a paint brush, I painted a piece of tissue paper (the kind you get when buying new shoes and don’t let this be an excuse to get a new pair!) with Claret Fresco. When doing this you have to be careful: the paper is fragile and adding a wet medium to it doesn’t help!



I very carefully applied a layer of Crackle Glaze with a palette knife, left it to dry, then added Inky Pool Fresco with a piece of Cut N Dry. Once it was crackled, I accentuated the crackle by crumpling the paper. Again, it’s a delicate step, especially when you try to flatten the paper again!


I glued it on a N°8 Manilla tag with gel medium and added little accents of HoneyDew and Beach Hut Fresco. To keep the accents light, I took most of the paint back off with a baby wipe.


I cut the tag in 3 pieces and sew them back together to accentuate the wording which was stamped in Honey Dew Fresco and the Eclectic Plate 2 stamp




The flowers are Crunchy Waxed Kraft Paper cut with Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland Die. I colorized the Grunge Paste and the flowers with PanPastels to get the same yet softer color as the background. To colourize the crinkle ribbon, I mixed up some Claret Fresco with water. 


I hope you enjoyed the techniques in this tag and look forward to seeing your interpretations of this project. To share your art work with us this week, simply click HERE to upload/share your creativity.



Leandra Says:Oh love how you have stitched the unusual background back together, that's a subtle addition that looks so funky! Another wonderful week France! Thankyou! x

Gillian Says: The distressed background looks great, love the knocked back bits exposing the Claret, love the contrast of the stamped areas and the stitching detail finishes it off perfectly. Thank you for another week of creativity France x





13 comments:

Helen said...

Wow this looks fab! I really love it, France.
Wonder how I can adapt to do this without a sewing machine... or any sewing skills at all!

isisimaginings.com said...

Very cool tag, love the background & the stitching looks great.

Dana said...

OOOhhh, love the tissue and your stitching! Great tag =0)

Carol Q said...

beautiful France. you have made some wonderful projects this week. the stitching is the highlight for me on this tag.

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful, don't know if I can face the tissue paper battle though...

Julie Ann Lee said...

Ooh, this is great!!! I am so reckless I think I'm going to give that tissue a try - just keep your distance everyone while I'm doing it!!! Julie Ann xx

Kay Wallace said...

What grand texture and color! Beautiful tag, France!

butterfly said...

Such glorious texture!
Alison x

Jane Wetzel said...

what a cool tag France :) love the color and texture along with that sewing! oh, and that candle holder below is wonderful- great gift too!

phaerygurl said...

Absolutely awesome! Just love it, especially the grunge feel with the stitching. So very cool!

Sid said...

How gorgeous is this !!

Janet said...

Fabulous tag love the techniques
Janet x

ionabunny said...

Hi France, I cut up my tag as well. How comes no one says "What you cut up your tag!!!!!" to you. Is that cos your a pro and I'm just a mad armature. It's like if you are poor and strange you are crazy, but if you are rich and strange you are eccentric..... Great tag, great techniques. Even cutting up the tag. I always wanted to be a vet, scissors, scalpel, needle and thread....

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