Phew! I'm still recovering from the weekend. My 1st moving sale was successful beyond my wildest dreams! Thank you SOOO much to all my friends who helped a girl out providing crowd control & answering questions and to everyone who came out and bought my stuff! I'll be doing a Sunday one day sale at either the end of June or July. I'll keep you posted! An update to the Rolltop Desk/Drafting Table saga; the desk sold but the table is still available if any of my local peeps are interested?
OK, back to art! I actually finished my tag last week for Wendy's May Challenge (which was to use flowers) but wasn't able to post it until now. This was easy peesy for me as I use flowers a lot in my pieces.
As you can see I chose bright, splashy colors this month. I'm just so ready for summer to get here I guess! I started by covering a shortened #8 manila tag with Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap, creating wrinkles for texture and set that aside to dry. Next I used Glue & Seal to apply tissue wrap to one side of Wendy's Clearly For Art (a moldable plastic film - LOVE this stuff!) and once it was dry I die cut the flowers (T.H. Mini Tattered Flowers) then painted the tissue side with Distress paints. Then I gently heated the film to form the 3-D flowers. I used glittery embossing powder to change the color of the brads for the flower centers.
Once the tag was dry I trimmed off the excess tissue wrap and went to town with distress paints and water. When the paint dried I sanded/scuffed the edges and the wrinkles and colored it further with Distress Inks. I used one of Wendy's flower stencils with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink for a little more interest on the background. I attached the flowers to the tag with the brads.
For the word band I applied Picket Fence Distress Paint thickly and let it partially dry (I used a heat gun to speed the process. If you do that BE CAREFUL the metal gets VERY hot!). After a couple minutes wipe off the excess paint with a soft cloth. I attached it to the tag with foam tape and finished it with white twine and a couple Tiny Attacher staples.
That's it for now! I'm having fun participating in the challenges even if it is a challenge to find time to do them. With all the decluttering, packing and deep cleaning my house to get it ready to sell these challenges (Wendy's and Tim's) have kind of become my therapy, helping to keep me centered so I don't lose my mind!