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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

TIO #115 - Behind the Mask

 We have changed our format at DragonsDream TIO, for this next round. Usually, you just get a title, but now we are doing RECIPES = 3 ingredients you need to add to the mix, in addition to using at least one real stamp... I used a Paperartsy plate and some Tim Holtz images, to create my tag. I also used masks by That Special Touch, and some metalic Eco paint.
 I used this stamp because I thought her expression looked like a mask - nothing behind the eyes!! and this close up shows the metallic paint.
 I used pan Pastels for the background and through my masks, using versamark to make the pattern stand out... this close up shows how I masked the lady off in order to stamp the caligraphy over the whole background. I did not use a block to do this, but held the stamp in my hand in order to have some faded bits... I love how the pen nibs peep out from behind the ribbon...
 This picture shows the patterns caused when using the versamark through the mask, then adding more pastel colour... I am loving using these.
So this is the whole tag, showing the Tim ruffled ribbon at the bottom, also coloured with the Pan Pastels. The tie at the top is a bit of burlap.

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Love and light


Netty said...

Terrific tag, x

Helen said...

What a fabulous tag... mine will go live later as I didn't want to clash with WSOYWW!

Gabrielle said...

Lovely, lovely use of PanPastels - I think they look incredibly effective here. I have never used them to dye a ribbon before so I will definitely try that as the colours are wonderful.

Faye said...

Beautiful example for us, Frankie. I love the brilliance of the pan pastels. Great tag!

Sue said...

This is fabulous Frankie, I love the vibrancy of the colours. I NEED more Pan Pastels lol x

May said...

Hi Frankie.. Thanks for your kind comment x x O my word your tag is just fabulous love the colours, I have never used pan pastels.. must try them out, Gorgeous detail on your tag so inspirational.. Hugs May x x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag and the colors are just my cup of tea. The PanPastels are great, aren't they :)

Monique's art said...

love the bright colours, awesome tag

Monique's art said...

love the bright colours, awesome tag