Sunday, 18 October 2015

Weathered Wood

Hi everyone!

Still in that Autumn mood so I decided to make this rustic wood effect tag....

    I did some experimenting with adding glycerine to card to make it softer and easier to work with. I love crumpled card - it is such a lovely effect but I wanted to be able to bend the card without creasing it. So I mixed Glycerine and water in a spray bottle and spritzed some card before sprinkling with Brushos...I am new to these and bought two colours - Dark Brown and Gamboge. When dry I cut the soft card out with the Thinlits Fall Foliage set.

 I cut two tags - one with an oval. The one with the oval cut out I covered with Decoart Burnt Umber Acrylic paint and then covered it with a light coat of Decoart Weathered Wood crackle medium. I then brushed it with Fresco Nougat Paint.

 The leaves were stuck onto an oval cut of wood printed looks purple in the photos - but it is actually a lovely dark brown. This was spritzed with White Linen Dylusion spray. 

 I ran scissors along the edge of the top tag to roughen up the edge a little and then dabbed with Ground Espresso DI

I stuck it onto the other tag that I had covered with Dictionary paper.

I flicked some watered down Decoart Burnt Umber paint onto the tag 

A few pieces of Hobgoblin tissue tape were added

...and a twine bow was tied to the top of the tag 


Hope you like it!

Happy Crafting


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  1. Beautiful! Love your crackle and how you've experimented with the Brushos. I've just received mine, and you've provided wonderful inspiration! Really lovely make - xx Lynn

  2. Soooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Claudia x

  3. Oh I do like this, particularly the background. Lovely. xx

  4. WoW, what a fantastic tag you made! I like naturale style :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  5. Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo INCREDIBLY LOVELY Laura. Just love how you used the weathered wood to make such a perfect background. The colors are just STUNNING. Totally in awe of this creation. j

  6. How I love this amazing tag - just wonderful!!!


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