Tuesday, March 18, 2014

B is for Butterfly

 We have a brand new challenge for you at Top Tip Tuesday and it's
Metal or Faux Metal
 {visit the TTT blog for ideas on how to create faux metal}
I went with a metal butterfly charm on my mixed media tag and altered it slightly with a Faber-Castell Pitt pen to tone the brass down a bit. If you want a totally different look you can alter metal by...
Tip-Any metal element can be altered by applying a coat of gesso then a medium of your choice (acrylic paint, Faber-Castell Pitt pens, alcohol markers, Perfect Pearls or Splash of Color Twinkling H2O's to name a few).
I used Tim's Dabber Resist method and stamped the poppy image by Donna Downey on my tag. Broken China, Squeezed Lemonade and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink's were used to color the background using the blending method. Strips of Recollections washi tape were adhered to my tag in random places and shaded with Faber-Castell Pitt pens. 
For a pop of color I mixed Liquitex Glass Beads with several drops from a Ripe Persimmon Distress Reinker and applied it to my torn piece of corrugated paper. Black micro beads were sprinkled on the top and the strip was dried and glued to my tag. The "B" is an actual Scrabble tile rescued from an old game with missing pieces and the various alpha letters are by Studio g. I used a new (to me) stencil - Mini Art Is - by TCW and applied modeling paste over it. The grid marks were created with punchinella and I used Festive Berries Distress Ink to apply. Ribbon from my stash, a metal butterfly charm and Kaisercraft rub ons add the finishing touches.
Prize is a $15 Voucher Code
That's all for me today, please drop by my teamies to see their creative inspiration.
 Have a terrific week!



Sarah said...

A great tag Lisa...love the vibrant colours! xx

Elaine Stark said...

Love the colours. They make a Striking tag. Elaine

Chrissy said...

The colours are stunning Lisa..love the butterfly and the corrugated card is striking..beautiful tag.


Pia S said...

Beautiful colors and thanks for the tip, I haven't thought of that!

Anonymous said...

Goodness me Lisa this is another Awesome tag I LOVE this one too! love the colours and also the scrabble letter too! hugs me x

Margaret said...

Gorgeous tag! I LOVE the glass beads strip-so pretty, and the butterfly charm is wonderful too!

Crazy busy here but wanted to pop in and see what you were up to and say hello!

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