2019 Topic 12: Eyes
So nce to see how a gel rint can be turned into atag with effective layers. When you select to use elemnts from Lynne Perrella's stamps as accetns (eg the little butterflies to the right) itputs a whole new light on what you can do with such gorgeous collage-style stamps such as these.
Hi everyone, it's Jenny Marples (Pushing The Right Buttons) with you today, and I'd like to share with you a mixed media tag featuring the amazing designs of Lynne Perrella.
Many of Lynne's designs include faces (and of course eyes) so they were a perfect choice for the current theme. Her latest collections also feature lots of butterfly images, including the largest one in set LPC041 which reminds me of a Venetian mask. I decided to use this as the focal point of the tag and built the other complimentary elements around it.
Here's how it came together; I created a background for the tag by adding layers of Pansy, Chalk and Lake Wanaka Fresco Finish Paint to a gel plate using a brayer before pulling a print on PaperArtsy's Super Smoothy Card.
I painted an uneven line of Pansy Fresco Finish Paint over a strip of old book paper to one side of the tag.
After masking off the area to the right of the line I stamped the big butterfly image onto the background using permanent black ink.
Another gel plate print was pulled onto Super Smoothy Card by applying a combination of Venice Blue, Pansy, Lilac, White Fire and Chalk Fresco Finish Paint layers with a brayer.
The left side of the main butterfly image was stamped onto this card using permanent black ink before being cut out and highlighted with a white gel pen. It is well worth running a black pen around the edges of the image for a professional finish.This image was then mounted on black dimensional foam tape ready for applying over the image on the tag. I also added Glossy Accents to the eye area to highlight it further.
With the card left over after cutting out this image I stamped some of the butterflies from set LPC043 and cut those out too, again adding highlights with a white gel pen and edging them with a black pen.
Pearls were applied to link the three areas of interest and a white bow was tied onto the top of the tag. In a nod to the way Lynne Perrella has used vertical lines of butterflies in many of her images I added the smaller butterflies over the beads in a similar way.
Here are a few close ups to show you the various elements on this tag in more detail;
It was easy to combine the images from several of Lynne Perrella's stamp sets to create a harmonious and coordinated look so if you already have one or two it's well worth adding more to your collection to give you even more creative options.