Saturday, 28 May 2016

Garden of Gold - Mixed Media

This week I had a delivery of some beautiful "Fresco Finish" paints from Paperartsy.  What makes these different from standard acrylics is that they have a chalk finish and most of the range are opaque so they don't need a layer of gesso to help them stick to your substrate.  The colour range is comprehensive and has lured me away from my much loved Tim Holtz Distress Markers which serve as pens, spray inks and paints.  Fresco Finish paints are great to stamp onto and if you gather 3 or 4 and splodge some splats onto paper, they move and blend with a palette knife and it's this property that I used as the base for the tag in this post.
The tag also features a hand made paper flower, the tutorial for which can be found in an earlier post about the making of the Raven Tag.  I've never been one for butterflies and fairies but recently gave in and got a couple of very nice butterfly die cuts which double as lacy edges if you cut them away from the butterfly body.

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