Sunday, January 15, 2012
I am going to be busy this week with other projects so I am getting an early start on this week's Tag Tuesday challenge which is "White". There are many shades of white which becomes obvious when you put together everything you have in what you think is white. The base for my tag is corrugated cardboard with area stripped of the top paper and painted with white gesso. I added a strip of white beaded and embroidered ribbon across the bottom and topped with a line of pearls at the edge. I made a small tag with a piece of formica sample that I have embossed with white powder and stamped with three little birds. This I tucked into the ribbon pocket. The three large flowers are dark red flowers from my stash that I have sprayed with white paint. It creates an interesting effect by letting through a small amount of the base colour and make the flowers slightly pink white. Finally I stuck some white pearls and beads onto the tag with hot glue.
Some people have asked about the base of the small tag, it is a small sample of formica that is about 2 inches wide by 2.5 inches long and about 1/8th inch thick, I get them from my local DIY store they have a whole display of chips for you to take samples home to try out colours in your kitchen. They are heat proof and can be easily heat embossed and of course they are very tough.