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.
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.
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.
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.