Sunday, 3 September 2017

More Ravens!

I was asked by a friend to make a tag for her as she has an affinity with ravens.  This is what I came up with.
For once I didn't use a mop up sheet to create the background, but went with the 'bleeding' tissue paper technique on a #8 manilla tag.  I cut some strips of purple, turquoise and bright pink tissue paper and tore them into sections.  The tag was spritzed with water, the tissue paper laid on covering the whole tag, then spritzed again to further encourage the colour to bleed out of the tissue.
The excess water was mopped up on a piece of paper towel (creating a lovely mop up sheet for use another day), then the tag was dried thoroughly with a heat gun until all the tissue paper pieces had flown off.
I felt the background was still a little pale as I was not working on watercolour card, so I took some of the pieces of tissue where the colours had run into each other and overlaid them in places, gluing and sealing them onto the tag with Matte Distress Collage Medium.  Once dry, the edges were neatened with scissors.
I used one of the Ledger Script stamps (Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz) and Watering Can Archival ink to add further interest and texture to the background.
The two ravens from the Sizzix Thinlits Ravens and Feathers die set (Tim Holtz) were die cut from black card and glued and sealed into place with the collage medium.  Once completely dry Faber-Castell Big Brush markers in Cold Grey III and V were blended around the outside of each bird.
A couple of quotes from the Chit Chat sticker book (Tim Holtz idea-ology) finished the tag.
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