Monday, August 21, 2017

Live your dream with passion, mixed media project with Astrid

Hello Shimmerz friends, - today I have a a project to share with you using a Tim Holtz etc tag as my substrate
These tags are huge, made from thick chipboard like stuff and I had great fun playing with the following Shimmerz products:
Spritz Treasured Hymn
Coloringz: Chocolate Brownie
Vibez: Before Dawn.
Below a few process photos:
Cover the tag with gesso and when dry some crackle paste. Add base colour with brown toned acrylic paint, then play around with the sprays until you are happy with the result. Finally add some stencilling and splatters using gesso.

Next create focal embellishment, - a butterfly. To create this effect I stamped a Tim Holtz stamped into triple embossed bronze embossing powder using black archival ink, Once dry I then deepened the colour using by sprays,
Next I layered everything up using a background panel, made from scrapbook paper, covered with a thin layer of gesso and then enhanced with the Treasured Hymn spray. I added a pen nib to the centre of the butterfly, again first given a light coat of acrylic and then deepened the colour with the sprays.
A stamped sentiment and and metal crown embellishment finished it all off.

Well, that's it for today. Don't forget our incentive programme, you can find the details below:

Thanks for your visit like always and happy creating!


froebelsternchen Susi said...

This tag is simply WONDERFUL!
AN adorable project Astrid!

Annie said...

Love your fantastic tag Astrid xx wonderful details using the Shimmerz Products

Sending my best wishes
Annie xx

butterfly said...

Wow - that's a fabulous background - just love the earthy crackle. Great tag!
Alison x

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning textures and wonderful detail, a super tag.
Julie x

Dorthe said...

This is stunning Astrid, love the colors you have played with, and the fantastic butterfly, an amazing tag, dear.
Hugs, Dorthe

Team Clark said...

Astrid, this is absolutely incredible! I just love this rustic palette and gorgeous grungy texture. Incredible!

Hazel Agnew said...

A fantastic tag Astrid. Love the colours and textures. X

Luvcreatincards said...

Astrid I love what you have created here, absolutely scrummy yummy. When I first saw the butterfly I thought that you had used an embossing folder :) What a great effect you have achieved and the finished project is brilliant.

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful colors and textures on your lovely tag Astrid- love the earthy tones!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is so beautiful Astrid - it looks as though you can see right through this gorgeous tag! Chrisx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! This is amazing Astrid!! Stunning colour and texture! I love this rustic beauty!! xx

Helen Wallace said...

Another special piece of art in muted and metal tones. As always the step by step process is so much appreciated. TFS

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is as always just amazing, and soooo gorgeous with this kind of rough look and yet it feels soo soft somehow. Don´t know how you manage to get soo much into one little tag, but I LOVE it, and it´s soooo beautiful.

Anneke said...

Wonderful tag! Great background fot your butterfly!