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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tim’s Tags of 2014 - October

Sometimes I really don’t like October. It is just one Halloween project after another and I struggle to find appropriate stuff to use. But given that Halloween isn’t a big thing here in the UK it really doesn’t seem worth investing in stuff to use once a year. So although Tim’s tag is a Halloween one, I decided to take an easy route and make mine autumnal.

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Techniques for this tag are: Stamping, embossing, masking, stencilling with texture paste, watercolour distress background, embellishments, generally grunging up. Piece of cake (!?).
I made a paper mask for my embossed stamping – in my eagerness to get ahead I forgot to put it on before adding the texture paste, resulting in much fine work with a q tip and my pokey tool. The second time I did remember and it came out much crisper as you can see – one on the left if not obvious. Neat technique.





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No Distress Stains so I went old school, using my colorwash sprays. Really like the way the texture paste picked it up – could have tried to distress it more but liked how it was so added a bit of mica spray to add some sparkle, letting it pool in the dips. Nice.
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Stamped, coloured and glossy accented my leaves. Found the berries from stash and a bit of hessian string to go behind.
Don’t have the monocles so thought I would try and recycle some ‘medals’ I have. Added some rub-ons (is that an owl or a bug? I am not quite sure) and more glossy accents over the top. Finished with a bit of lovely orange blingy fibres and the word ‘FALL’ (Autumn would have been a bit big LOL).

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All done!! Think this may be my new fave for the year.

6 comments:

Glennis said...

Love them Cindy, you have done well

Astrid Maclean said...

Fab take on the original, love it lots!! So agree on the Halloween thing!

Hope you got my email, - thanks for your lovely card!!

sally said...

Great interpretation Cindy! I've still to do mine :-(

Sally

Nikki A said...

Love your interpretation Cindy. Nikki x

Deborah said...

Love your non-Halloween take on this month's tag, Cindy. Those glossy leaves look absolutely brilliant.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tags Cindy, love the textures.
Yvonne x

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