Happy Easter everyone, I have a mixed media tag in my signature bright colours this week on my favourite nature theme too. I haven’t inked up my crazy bird stamps in a while so decided to remedy that here.
That’s Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets – Textures Set 1, Lynne’s Affirmations Set 2
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Die Sets – Wildflowers, Crazy Birds
Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black, Fern Green
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics – Pyrrole Orange, Hansa Yellow Medium, Primary Magenta, Green Gold
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylics – Rose, Smurf
When using an MDF tag, I usually give it a coat or two of gesso before applying paint so I did this first. I then roughly applied the orange and yellow paints in dots and then used a large brush to spread the colours, making sure I had both yellow and orange areas on the surface.
I next applied a pattern using the modelling paste with the flowers stencil in three areas on the tag. Once the paste was dry, I used a stencil brush (quite a small one) to colour the flowers roughly with the magenta paint. I then painted in flower centres with the green gold paint.
I used the script stamp and the small circular image from the textures set to add detail with the Fern Green ink. I found it easier to use the script stamp without an acrylic block as it slots in between raised areas much better that way.
I then felt that the raised floral pattern was a bit too prominent so I knocked it back by using a fairly dry brush to apply orange paint over and around the flowers. You’ll see the before and after in the photo below which should explain why I did this – whether you agree or not is another matter!
I die cut some wildflowers from white card and added these to the tag on the right side. I stamped my favourite crazy bird with black ink and painted him pink and blue for contrast, painting his beak yellow. I used the corresponding die to cut him out, although that isn’t essential unless your eyesight is as bad as mine is.
I stamped my chosen text on white card with the black ink and cut it in pieces to add to the tag with the little bird – I just love the way he’s looking up as if he’s imagining he’s in the sky.
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Have a lovely long weekend and see you next week.