Thursday 29 October 2015

Poe Inspired Tag by Gemma

Hi All

 I made a tag based (very loosely) on a Poem by Edger Allen Poe called The Raven. The quote I have taken from the Poems is "Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing".

I used a giant manilla tag, for this piece. I painted over the whole tag with white, black and paynes grey acrylic. Adding more white paint to the centre and more black and paynes grey paint to the edges. I then put some card through a Sizzix Frameworks die and painted it black. While that was drying I looked in the scrap paper box for some suitable scraps which I scrapped some Gesso over before glueing into place behind the die cut. This was then cut into smaller sections and glued to the tag.

On tissue paper I stamped out the large bird from the Fly stamp set,dabbed some black and orange paint onto the waste from the diecuts and glued that in place. I then stamped around the edges with cogs from the Tick Tock stamp set. On a piece of book paper I stamped the large light bulb and the small bird from the Fly stamp set. Once I had cut that out and glued it in place I went around the edges with a black paint pen, also painting a line to the top of the tag so the light bulb looked as if it was hanging. I then filled the light bulb with glossy accents.

To finish I stamped out the words onto book paper, glued them in place, and edged then in parts with a black pen.

Thank you for reading, all of your comments are really appreciated.
Gemma (inkykitty)


Artyjen said...

Great use of the light bulb image and fits really well with the quote too.
xoxo Sioux

Cazzy said...

Great quote, I didn't know it. It really goes well on your tag and with the bulb.