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Friday, 23 November 2012

I don't know



Hi all, and welcome.  Just a quick share today of another result of last weekend's playing around with the paints, paste and inspiration found at PaperArtsy's stand at the Hobbycrafts show a couple of weeks ago.


As I said before, I saw the amazing Leandra demo-ing using Ferro paste and the fabulous Fresco paints, and I've been having great fun following her lead.


You can see the details of how the textured leaves were created in the previous post, so I won't bore you with it all over again - just slightly different colour combinations this time, though I'm still definitely having a bit of a turquoise thing, which is pretty new for me!


This was done on a regular size 8 tag, and I really just kept messing about until it felt like it was done...













The background has layers of paint, stamping, tissue tape, stencilling and blended ink.













I love the texture you get on the leaves with the Ferro paste - and Leandra's tip about heating them to get a raised effect from the blistering is great (though it advises you on the pot not to use a heat tool).



I had some more fun dying seam binding ribbons with Distress Inks and Stains - I love how they glow in the sunshine.


(There was half an hour of it so I rapidly leapt outside to take the photos, literally leapt... out of my ground floor window).



I made good use of my impulse buy of a tiny Versamagic chalk ink in Sea Breeze - that's what kick-started this whole colour thing, I think.  It was 70p in somebody's sale, so you can't really go wrong!


I used it to edge the words in the sentiment, and to give the lovely chalky effect along the edges of the tag too.


And as with the previous post, the words have come straight out of some of the work frustrations I'm in the midst of!







Thanks so much for stopping by - great to have your company for a while, and it's lovely when you take the time to let me know what you think.  If I know you've been, I'll do my very best to return the visit.  In the meantime, have a lovely crafty weekend (or however you like to spend your time, of course - crafting's not compulsory... just inevitable round here!), and I'll see you again soon.

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did.  I said I didn't know.
Mark Twain 

There ain't no answer.  There ain't gonna be any answer.  There never has been an answer.  That is the answer.
Gertrude Stein

I am not bound to please thee with my answer.
William Shakespeare

I'm entering this in this week's Sketchy Colours challenge which is White, Green and Turquoise
The Happy Daze challenge for November is to Brighten up the Month - you can buy the lovely Versamagic Dewdrop ink pads at the Happy Daze shop, as well as Peeled Paint DI, Tim Holtz tissue tape and Ferro paste

43 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Alison, I love the texture from the Ferro, it makes for a wonderful textural dimensional background. Love the text too. Lovely composition. Tracy x

JoZart said...

Beautiful combination of colour, texture, text and detail. nice one!
jo x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful tag, love the color combination, design and the words are so true!
Have a nice weekend,
hugs Anja

Kim Price said...

I just love tags Alison - this is so beautiful. And the colours are GORGEOUS!

Samantha Elliott said...

Ahhh! Someone else who got bitten by Leandra's stall at Hobbycraft show! I too bought some Ferro and puffed paint! I only threw some 10+ year old puffed paint a few months ago as I thought it wasn't used now. It had separated too.
As for your tag it is just stunning. Love the colours, the elements, and the sentiment.
Hugs
xx

inkypinkycraft said...

I love the colours and again as the piece before the sentiment and textures are fab too! Trace x

Debi said...

looks FAB! Alison and i just adore that colour!! Debi x

Nan G said...

Turquoise is one of my fave colors, so I adore this tag! The texture and layering are cool but I really like the contrast of the color versus the sentiment on this tag and the one before.

chrissies said...

A great tag with inspiring techniques and a very inspiring quote.

Love Chrissie xx

Brenda Brown said...

I get a real sense of the enjoyment you are getting from playing with the paste and paints Alison and you are creating beautiful pieces. I just live the colours.
I am away on a winter break, never done it before, but enjoying some sunshine. Thanks for all your lovely visits and comments.
Take care.
Hugs Brenda xox

Isla said...

Beautiful tag! I love the combination of colour and texture.

craftytrog said...

Another stunning textural piece Alison! I'm a bit of a turquoise addict too, I love all blues! x

Sophie said...

WOW!
Fantastisch...

Redanne said...

Ah, Sea Breeze, one of the first colours I ever bought..... love it and your tag is beautiful. The raised leaves look fabulous and your dyed ribbons are the perfect finishing touch. Hugs, Anne x

die amelie said...

A lovely tag, Alison,

and it looks like this is completely yours, using your newly acchieved painting technique!! Wonderful!

Hugs,
Claudia xx

Paper Profusion said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison. Love the ferro texturing and overall soft hues. Quote so true - alas there are many who lack the courage to say it! In sunshine your tag looks magical. Nicola x

Buttons said...

What a productive weekend you had!! The chalkiness of Versamagic works superbly with the Ferro leaves and has so helped to blend the background elements into a complete picture. Love these colour combinations - they make such a difference to the impact of a project. Love it as ever, hugs Buttons x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Butterfly
Oh my word this tag is AMAZING there is so much texture to it and so much going on in it.
I love love love it.
Ria

Rosie said...

A very beautiful creation, Alison

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Again a great tag Alison.
Love the colors and the textures.
Greetings Janny

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fanoulous how you make Leandras Ferrotipps to your new and own wonderful creation style!

So WOW!!!!

Anita Houston said...

You do those textured leaves so perfectly...they look like an applique! Exceptional! And...most days I don't know...lol!

JoZart said...

Thanks for your comment and incase you need them I've posted clear scans for all the wraps!
Jo x

Shelby said...

Beautiful work as always. Love all of the texture and color you've brought into your design.

Shelby

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

These colours are so great too!
A lovely background and a good text...'

Enjoy the weekend, Alie :-)

Sue said...

A beautiful tag Alison, I saw Leandra doing the same demo at Doncaster and loved it there too. How true your sentiment is too! x

catherine said...

This just looks so fabulous Alison and love the way it all goes together so well
x catherine

Karen McAlpine said...

Super pretty. Love the effect on the leaves and the bits of printed paper on the background. Gorgeous colors.

Julia S-W said...

Another stunner Alison. I love what you're doing with these paints. The background you've created from such a variety of layers is wonderful. Keep them coming please: turquoise or anything you choose!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for your congrats about SSS&S.
Juliaxx

Bonnie Irvine said...

Out of frustration comes beautiful art! Wonderful layers and texture on this tag. Lovin' the turquoise...so rich. Another stunning creation!

Marianne said...

Wow, this is just GORGEOUS!!!! Thank you so much for joining Sketchy Colors with this beautiful Tag.
Hugs, Marianne:)

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Alison, this is such a gorgeous tag. Love the beautiful color scheme and all the great texture on the background. The seam binding ribbon is so pretty in this color. Great design! :)

Martina2801 said...

Oh Alison, this tag looks so great! I love the texture with the Ferro paste on the leaves. So gorgeous!

Andrea Small said...

my goodness, this sentiment is resonating with me! Lovely colours, splendid texture x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Alison, This tag and the previous one, are just stunning. Love the colour.
Avril x

Netty said...

Loving your chosen colour palette and all the wonderful texture. Thank you for joining in the fun at Happy Daze Alison, xx

Kezzy said...

Paperartsy is brilliant, I love all their products and also took earlier this year there weekend craft holiday. This was the first time going but it was their last so they won't be doing it again. I also follow Lin's blog http://yoursartfully.blogspot.co.uk/ she works loads with paperartsy and is always demoing their products. I haven't tried Ferro paste, could you use normal texture paste? I have Daler Rowney texture paste. I so love your tag, it really is another amazing creation and I really would like to know how you did those leaves, they look out of this world so I'm off now to look at that post :-) Hugs Kerry xxx

craftimamma said...

I'm glad you are having a turquoise 'thing' at the moment because together with tht fabulous green this is a lovely combination. Wonderful texture which really makes me want to run a fingertip over it and lots of layers giving depth to this pretty piece of artwork. The wording made me think of my 4 year old granddaughter who typically always follows an answer to one of her questions with another and keeps on until eventually I run out of an answer and have no choice but to reply 'I don't know!'.

hugs
Lesley Xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Another beauty! Love seeing the techniques move from tag to canvas and back... this is superb!

Lisa S. said...

I love this sentiment and it's so true lol. Beautiful tag and I am loving this series Alison. Sorry to be away but the holiday put me behind and a troublesome shoulder has been a bit of a pain. It's good to be back here soaking in all of your inspiration! :-) Hugs

Lisa M said...

Gorgeous!!! The colors remind me of a glorious blue water to snorkel in. Beautiful work. :)

maj. said...

This is beautiful Artwork!!!

Margaret said...

Oh, I love the shades of blue on this! The leaves are fabulous and your dyed seam binding is so pretty too. I always love reading your quotes and can completely relate to this one. I am approaching a crossroad myself and am finding my answer is 'I don't know' a lot!