Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Let's talk about the birds and the bees.

Yep, it's them birds and bees over at Try it on Tuesday for tag week! Well I thought I'd take it literally so I did a double tag using 3 bee stamps, a bird embellishment and beeswax......
The base tag is inked and stamped with Tim Holtz stamps and a bit of wax too. The top tag was inked and then stamped with the bees all over. Wild honey distress stains to cover before adding some beeswax, heating    with the heatgun until fairly melted and adding a last piece of wax onto it. a scrunched tissue flower and bird embellie all ready to be "pollinated" to finish. Do pop on over to the Try it on Tuesday blog to join in the fun.

I was also playing around a bit and altered this telephone number book

I just love the texture! It started out with modelling paste, stamped into, then inked etc. Then stamped into and covered with rock candy crackle. That then "pulled" the paste away from the surface in places which was not good! So I covered everything with a dilute PVA glue to seal it. That worked, but didn't feel great to touch so I added more rock candy and rub n buff in ruby, gold acrylic paint and the book plate to finish!
Bit of a marathon job but the finished texture is AMAAAAAZING!
Hope you all have a good day.
Ps don't forget about my matchbox swap, details here.


PatR said...

Great tag Neil and love all the detail you've included.Your address book is amazing, bet you had so much fun creating this fantastic texture. xx

Lori said...

Love the tag, and that book cover is totally fabulous!

Angela Weimer said...

Great tag Neil. love the Bees Wax touch. Also love the book. Great finish you achieved. Have a great day. Angela

Rein said...

Fabulous book cover!