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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Tag 4..... and we have mail...

Here is my interpretation of Tag 4 of the 12 tags of Christmas. The main techniques in use were using 'faucets'.

One of the uses Tim suggested was to put an image behind and bling it up with a bit of stickles - works really well!! But what kind of faucet is that I hear you ask? Well it isn't, because I don't have any, but that's why I was playing with the melt pot. I thought that I could make my own embellishments using UTEE and cookie cutters. I have used images behind UTEE before, and this time used a vintage santa, but I love the extra sparkle you get by using stickles.
Another technique used by Tim was to colour the gem with alcohol inks behind and then stamp an image with archival ink which then lifts the colour off - kind of reverse resist. Doesn't work so well with a UTEE shape, (not a complete disaster but not as effective as I had hoped with the stamp I used) but then the colour is not so clear to start with as UTEE looks more like amber than clear glass and gets darker the more it is heated.

I did however use the technique for the glass in this slide mailer. You may just about be able to see the little clear snowflakes.
I used this lovely little vintage image several times on this piece and on the accompanying ATC (I'm hooked on that snow effect now as you can see).

As she is wearing a holly wreath I added the poem 'under the holly bough' to the inside. The mailer is for a Christmas present swap, and I am also entering it for Alter It Monthly.
Really getting a creative buzz from doing these tags, shame I'm only on holiday for one more day, I seem to be getting so much done. Quick reminder - last chance to enter the December giveaway which closes at 9 pm tonight!!

16 comments:

Cheryl said...

these are all really gorgoues just love what you have done,with your melt pot it looks so effective,hugs cheryl xxxx

jonaks said...

Loved your tag!!! and your other projects too.

Zuzu's Blog said...

The slide mailer is gorgeous Cindy.. thank you so so much for joining us on Alter it Monthly.
Its one of those items I know looks twice as marvellous in real life with he embossing and twinkle...

Jan said...

Just love the slide mailer Cindy... you are so good at these!

Maureen said...

Lovely pieces Cindy and love the tags!!

Meggymay said...

They are all gorgeous, love the slide mailer.

Minxy said...

great art selection, love the utee pieces

Katie said...

I like the amber effect. Those little embellishments are great. Your slider is so precious too! Great holiday mix here.

Netty said...

Whatever are you on Cindy.....you are truly buzzing.......loving these projects..... Annette x

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oh lovely work - that slide mailer is stunning!!!
Great idea to use the utee too :D
Julie xx

Tracey said...

What lovely works of art, your tag is stunning - yet again ! and I love your atc and the slidemailer TFS XXX

Artyjen said...

Hi! The tag looks fab and the slide mailer really shows how cool that technique can be;)
Thanks for sharing at the splinter group
xoxo Sioux

Fliss said...

Great work again Cindy and all beautiful.
x

Ginger said...

ohh,pretty.I really like this,
Ginger x

JeanFB said...

I love these pieces - the tag, the slide mailer, the card and ATC - your snow effect is great!

Gillian said...

This slide mailer is divine, reminds me of by gone christmas's, thank you for sharing it with us Cindy over at Alter It Monthly.

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