Here's My take on Tim's August Tag. Strange that it was using a rusty technique on the corners, considering the photo album I've just completed. I used a Crafty Individuals stamp that was given to me by my crafty friend Zuzu. I'm not really in to stamping, so don't have that many and this was the only one I had of a head. Or two heads in this case.
I used distress stains in peacock feather, vintage photo, bundled sage and weathered wood, though the sage colour has pretty well disappeared. I used a tiny attacher to attach some of the elements as I haven't got a sewing machine handy (attic? back of cupboard under a pile of junk?), and not enough patience to do that by hand. I made a big fluffy bow using the 3 times around the fingers technique. I think if I was doing this one again I would use embossing powder on the stamp as it doesn't stand out enough and that area of the tag needs a bit of texture.
My other project that I finished recently was an art journal cover. I was supposed to be going over to Zuzu's house on Thursday and she had decided that we would be creating a journal page, and I've not done that before. As it turned out the date was cancelled, but I did the cover of my new journal instead. I bought a ringbound book of multimedia paper to use as a journal, but the cover needed strengthening. I covered the front in patches of embossed foil, using all my favourite embossing folders, and a couple of Movers and Shapers die cuts that were hanging about in a drawer. I added some stiff card to the reverse side. I painted over the foil with white gesso and let this dry then dribbled alcohol inks in several colours over it. Once dry I sanded back the relief areas to reveal the foil. I hope it stands up to some wear and tear.
I hope I can create interesting pages inside. It's a big book (A4) with lots of pages and a bit intimidating. Eek.