It won't have escaped your notice that I'm pretty obsessed with the new Flourish Background stamp. I've used it on journalling pages and jars already, and now I've been experimenting with using it to create texture in different ways, and here are two of the tags which arrived as a result.
There's so much gilding and shimmer going on that it was hard to get a photo of them together that does them both justice at the same time - either one was in shadow, or the other was catching too much light - hopefully you'll get the idea from the close-ups as we go!
Then I spritzed away with a combination of Distress Sprays and Perfect Pearl Mists and a few other sparkly sprays.
The colours settled nicely around the flourish textures, but I wanted to highlight them further so I used gilding waxes to zhuzh them up a little.
I love the golden gleam in the sunlight.
The texture on the coppery green tag has a slightly chunkier look. I put a layer of texture paste onto the tag and pressed the Flourish Background onto it, just as I did with the gesso - though I don't seem to have a picture of this one "naked". The texture paste obviously gets you a lot more dimensional bang for your buck!
I started with Dabbers and Distress Paints, including metallics, to get a good covering over the paste, and then added some spritzes of shimmer sprays.
Since I was leaning more to the greens than the blues on this tag, I then found myself reaching for coppery gilding waxes to highlight the textures.
Having created these two backgrounds, I really didn't want to cover them up very much! I don't often reach for flowers - though for some reason I do have a whole box of paper flowers in my stash! - but that seemed to be the way to go with these tags.
It may have been slightly crazy to reach for the kraft card to create my word panels... kraft with all that gilding?! But I really like the contrast.
The "with thanks" wording comes from Katy Leitch's Leaves set, and it's embossed in gold for one tag and in copper for the other.
And some simple twine at the top completes the look - continuing the contrast between baroque gilded texture and rustic earthiness.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I'll see you soon.
Artistic Stamper stamps: Flourish Background, Leaves
Distress Spray Stains - Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, Tarnished Brass, Antique Bronze
Distress Paints - Antique Bronze, Peeled Paint, Tarnished Brass, Evergreen Bough
Ranger Paint Dabbers - Copper, Bottle
Perfect Pearls Mists - Blue Smoke, Patina Green, Sour Apple, Heirloom Gold, Perfect Copper, Mint, Patina Blue
Gilding Wax - could use Crafty Notions Gleam or Cosmic Shimmer in various colours
Embossing Powders - Rich Gold, Copper
Texture Paste - PaperArtsy Grunge Paste or Cosmic Shimmer paste should both work
Inkssentials Cut'n'Dry Foam
From my stash - paper flowers, twine, gesso