I am unbelievably late with my May take on Tim’s 12 tags.
My only excuse is that I have spent most of the month working on 2 pieces for my very first art competition. Which I will share with you all soon.
I am not lucky enough at present to own any of the Rubz, but did make and loose a sheet of my own rub ons of a sort (a technique I will share here for turning any stamp into a rub on type image using the plastic packaging most embellishments come in)
You can see where I used them on the first page at the side and down the bottom, unlike most rub ons they have no missing bits for the colour to absorb into.
I also used some Kaiser Bonjour rub ons in random places as per Tim’s technique.
Used a mix of distress stains for my background which I feel like I am slowly starting to get the hang of as you can see on the 2nd page.
I used Ranger’s 12×12 manilla cut to size for my Donna Downey Art Journal I was sent in a swap last year.
The Stamp I used in the Center is one I picked up at a local red cross shop for $5 I fell in love with the renaissance feel of it and whilst I do not often buy wood mounted stamps owing to the space they take up I just had to have this one.
Not having any of the enamel tags as yet I did some experimenting to figure out how best to create my own faux enamel look and believe me it was a learning curve in the end I simply used Rangers embossing dabber over a cut circle of chipboard and sprinkled over hero arts white embossing powder and then after I heated it added another coat of the embossing powder and heated it until smoothish.
I then added another bonjour rub on and an idealogy chit chat word sticker. Then inked around the edge in Archival Jet Black ink and smudged a little around for effect
Added some tissue tape with a little diamonte bling.
Decorated a fragment pendant thingy by again white embossing the back and putting a bonjour rub on on the front and adding a Diamonte chain to it
and thats it pretty simple this month other than a little inking of the edges with a blending tool and some Archival Jet Black
I did look at this for a while and wonder if I wanted to add anything else, I am sure I could probably add more but will leave it as is sometimes uncluttered is a good thing.