Today's little project was my April tag for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013 challenge. On his blog, Tim showed a really cool technique for getting a faux patina. (Follow the link to see his amazing tag.) He used his new Distress Paints to get an aged patina look but sadly, (and it feels like I say this every month) I didn't have the paints he used so I improvised.
The leaves were hand-drawn on the tag and painted with a water brush using Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint DI. More were drawn onto a book page that had been swabbed with some Mowed Lawn Distress Paint and a quick spray of Dylusions Cut Grass. A little Walnut Stain and Peeled Paint DI darkened them up a bit.
Love this water drips stamp in the background. After I stamped it with Versafine Black Onyx I used my water brush to lighten up the insides of the drops, then I covered them with Diamond Glaze.
The ribbon was colored with a mix of Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn Distress Stains.
The size of the tag is 6' x 3"; I think I'll use it for a bookmark.
Thanks for stopping by and getting to the end of this long-winded description! ;)