Sunday 26 June 2011

More Tags

It’s been all quiet on the tagging front lately;  I’ve been off concocting Steampunk items, including a set of Victorian undercrackers (with real drawers that are basically two legs on a waistband!).  I shall be returning to the sewing machine in August, when I have some time off booked – I will be making myself a corset.  Determined to lose some weight, also, so I’m holding off on making my costume, but I have the material stashed away.
Still , I’m back to making tags for now. ‘
This is my version of one of Tim Holtz’s tags, using one of his Alterations dies.  The cage was cut on my Craft Robo (file downloaded from Silhouette).  You can just see the diamond pattern which was stamped in Castaway ink – when heated it changed the ink to that vivid turquoise in the top left of the tag .
Back to the seaside again!
And again.  The mesh on the corners is plasterer’s mesh tape, sprinkled with gold embossing powder.  The little bottle is UTEE, melted and poured into a mould taken from a tiny bottle.  I put a “message” inside while it was still molten.  The large shells and starfish are paperclay – the moulds came from a sugarcraft shop.
Bird and cage cut wiith Robo, files from Silhouette.  The butterfly was coloured with Big & Juicy inks to tone with the rest of the tag – the original yellow was too harsh.

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