Wednesday, May 12, 2010
1. I used paper from the CTMH Felicity Collection and attached it to a cardstock tag. I then used a sponge and CTMH Brown Bag ink to age the edges-a technique I use almost all the time. I also used the same ink and sponge to color the title tag at the top.
2. I used a dark brown textured cardstock to cut the cage and then sprayed it with a homemade spritz. In a mini mister bottle, I mixed a dab of CTMH Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint mixed with a few drops of Stormy Sky Distress Ink (you can also use CTMH reinkers) and filled to the top with water. I shook it WELL and sprayed away. This gives a shimmery, aged metal look to the cage.
3. On the bird cut out, I used a sponge to dab on CTMH Brown Bag ink on the legs and branch. I dabbed on two layers of ink on the bird and wing using CTMH Crystal Blue and Indian Corn Blue. A black marker provided his eye. The paper I used for the bird was from the CTMH Veranda Collection.
4. This one's a little hard to see in the pic but to make the bird a little stronger and give it a feathered look, I put a little CTMH Liquid Glass on it and spread in one direction with my finger. Love this product for so many reasons!
Remaining supplies were pearls and a brass brad. Hope you enjoyed my tag as much as I enjoyed making it!