Friday, 7 January 2022

Rusty Butterfly Tag Plaque


Morning all Fiona Here with my first post of the New Year.

I am in my comfort zone for this project with a rusty grungy Tag topped with a metallic effect embossed Butterfly and a cog thrown in for good measure

Layers of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paint were dripped and drabbed onto a Tando size 7 Tag and heat dried between layers until I got the look I was after.I then added some stamping using an Andy Skinner Vintage Background stamp for some extra interest using black Archival Ink. The Tag edges were then inked using black Archival Ink to draw everything into the background.
Texture sand paste was then applied to a cog from The Industrial Elements set. Once dry this was given a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in paynes Grey then swiped with Burnished Brass metallic Lustre once dry. A small washer from the industrial elements kit was given a rusty treatment along with some resist stamping. The same rusty treatment was applied to the bookplate and screw heads and black stamping added. I then embossed and die cut the butterfly using a Tim Holtz 3d Impresslit embossing folder from black 300gsm cardstock. This was then swiped with the Burnished Brass Metallic Lustre to highlight the raised areas. All elements were then layered up onto the tag using offcuts of grey board to give depth and dimension. The tag was then layered onto a piece of Tando Grey Board cut to size to which was painted using DecoArt Chalky Finish in Carbon and two coats of DecoArt Ultra Matte Varnish to seal. Thedges were then swiped with the same Metallic Lustre. A small piece of cardstock was cut to size to fit the bookplate and stamped before attaching and gluing to the base of the tag as shown. Two mini screw heads were then applied to finish.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read.
Fiona xx



Sarah Louise said...

Beautiful project Fiona, well done

Kimbo said...

Oh wow Fiona, this is just fabulous x