Thursday, 23 January 2014

New Adventures

Hi everyone!

     Just when I thought I was done for posts in January, PaperArtsy dragged me back to crafting again! ;o)

     I was browsing through some blogs and hopped over to PaperArtsy and saw the latest Guest Designer Ellen Vargo take us through brayer and paint tag making....I have a brayer that has never been used and I never imagined I would ever used it - In fact I was about to dismiss it as a useless purchase and bin it!

     I LOVED the effect that Ellen got - and so I grabbed a tag and some paints and got into a lot of painty mess - Brilliant fun!

I started by just rolling some paints onto the tag. I used Ice Blue, Lake Wanaka, Space Cadet, and Guacamole Fresco Paint with the brayer. Then I dabbed a little bit of Hey Pesto Fresco Paint to cover some gaps and add a lovely hint of translucent colour.

    I distressed the edges of the tag with some scissors and dabbed Walnut Stain DI around the edges.

 Flower die cuts were covered with Honeydew Fresco Paint and when dry dabbed with some Walnut Stain DI and secured with silver metal brads.

Some twine was used for the stems and leaves.

I stamped one of my favourite stamps and cut the sayings into strips which all then had some Walnut Stain DI blended around the edges. I decided to attach them so they weren't flat.

I used brown hemp string tied at the top to make a hanger.

                      Hope you like it! Thanks so much for being here

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  1. fantastic tag - love the colours you've used. Glad I wasn't the only one with an under used brayer xx

  2. I love the effects you achieved with the brayer, Laura. This looks like such a fun technique, I really must give it a try. Julie Ann xx

  3. WOW! Laura your tag is amazing! Your background is stunning, love how you attached the quote stamp so the pieces weren't flat - brilliant! And the flowers are the perfect complement. Awesome job! (keep your brayer! :) )

  4. A lovely tag, Laura,

    and isn't brayer-ing one of the most fun things ever?! I LOVE it!
    Love your word bands - they make your tag absolutely special.

    Claudia x

  5. Ellen made it look so easy and your tag is beautiful - well done for not binning the brayer! Anne x

  6. Oh, a gorgeous tag! I love all the details!

  7. The colors are so refreshing! Love the phrases you used. A great tag, all around!

  8. Well hi there Laura . Adore your brayered BG. You have great colours randomly peeking through. It's a stunner!! But I am a blue green fan so for me the best combo possible :)

  9. Fabulous tag Laura! Love the way you have added your words! I'll bet you will be using the brayer again soon! Chrisx

  10. Hello Miss Laura, Wow so much fun creating all that gorgeousness, loved the colors you used, loved how you made the stems out of string very creative, love the look, love how you hung the sentiments, love the hanger, it's a brilliant tag, thanks for sharing all this inspiration, I'm really wanting some of those paints, they get my wings flapping :O), have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

  11. Gorgeous Laura - you are just too darn good!!
    Sandy xx

  12. Fabulous, love that 'jump in puddles' quote!


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