Sunday, February 5, 2012

collaged time flies tag

time flies clock crown collage tag
I created this tag yesterday, and the pieces have all finished drying. I was now able to pick it up to take a photo.
The base tag I cut a piece of sturdy water color paper with my Tim Holtz tag die. I then painted on metallic  pearlescent water color paints that I bought some time ago.
water color 21 metallic paint set
The set of 21 colors were really inexpensive. I believe I bought them in Michael's with a coupon...just love  those 40-50% off coupons don't you? The tag background really shimmers, but you can't see that in the photo. I used my heat gun to dry the tag. I found if I heat if from the back side the paper didn't curl.  I then glued a piece of Bo Bunny scrapbook paper to the tag (The Journal.)
With one of the inexpensive ( $1.50) rubber stamps that Michael's is now selling ( a pencil and an old fountain pen with wings)..I stamped the image onto water color paper and cut out the pen/pencil to use as legs.
 winged pen pencil rubber stamp
For the body...I smooshed adirondack mango ink onto a rectangular piece of plastic, and then heat set it. I took grunge board wings, and painted them with gold lumiere paint. When the wings were dry I used tacky glue and sprinkled on fine cut metal shavings.
The cut out legs were glued to the back of the plastic piece, as were the wings.
plastic rectangular stamped time tile
I attached an old watch face for the head.  Finally I glued my Time Flies piece to the tag, added my ribbon, and glued down a crown charm. When I find where my Time Flies rubber stamp is I will stamp that on the tag.
It felt so good to sit and create some art this weekend and to have written 2 posts in one day...WOW!!! I have several other little projects in various stages of drying that I have worked on this morning.


Alicia said...

How Amazing Elaine! Don't forget, you can use Iridescent Medium to make any water color paint sparkly! Just add a drop from the paint brush onto the color, mix it up and it is just as beautiful as the sparkling H20 Paints! *Hugs*

Joanne Huffman said...

A delightful tag!

Sherry Edwards said...

Fabulous tag Elaine! I love all the different elements to it.

I wish we had a Michaels store here in the UK, it sounds great!

Sharne's Bits 'n' Bobs said...

I love your steampunk tag. Like Sherry, I too would love a Michaels in the UK. We have Hobbycraft here, a very small version of Michaels.