22 Feb 2015


Well here I am again last minute Lil lol. The challenge on the paper artsy blog this time is paint...so out came the frescos! Pop over here and take a look...some beautiful artwork as usual!!

I didn't have a lot of time this week to go out to my shed so nipped out this afternoon to have a play with a tag and some fresco paints....I forgot to take the camera out so didn't get step by step piccies sorry :(.

I started with a large prima tag and gave it a wash with snowflake. when that was dry I watered down some beach hut and hey pesto...two of my favourite colours. Using a big brush I made puddles of the paint drying the layers in between.When I was happy with that layer I got a stencil with different sizes of circles and scrapped some crackle glaze through them. When that was dry I sponged mint over the top. Some of the cracks came out better than others. I added another watered down wash of beach hut over the top. Then stencilled another pattern randomly using snowflake.
I stamped the branches from HP1008 in beach hut and the little dots from HPex 01 and the dragonfly from HP1109 in green archival ink. I shabbyed up the edges and dabbed some green olives on to frame the tag.
I had some acetate butterflies I bought last year from Ally Pally so cut 3 of those out and coloured them with alcohol inks..heated them up and bent the wings back..stuck them onto the tag.
The quotes are from my new Finn stamps...

I love the way the puddles of paint look on the tag..the crackled circles look good too although you can't really see them that well in the piccie. It was nice to spend an hour or so throwing some paint around instead of cooking or housework!!

Thanks for stopping by........


  1. Gorgeous tag, Lin... I wonder where I put my acetate butterflies...! Love the paint on your tag.

  2. Lin, that is a beautiful tag. I love the background & the acetate butterflies are gorgeous.

  3. Lovely background colours Lin, very nature inspired! X

  4. Fabulous tag-adore those colours! The butterflies look happy in this environment!! Chrisx

  5. Lovely background and I love how you coloured your butterflies.

  6. Your butterflies are so beautiful and ethereal and your background has the perfect balance of drips and splashes, looks like they are drying their wings after a gentle rain storm:-) x

  7. This is so beautiful. Love the background you created.

  8. Great Tag Lin. Love the colours you have used and those butterflies lovely. Glad you got some time to play xx

  9. Oooh, this is really beautiful Lin! Really pretty colours & butterflies get me every time. Wish I could see the texture better because I bet it's fab.

    Lesley Xx

  10. Wow wow wow your tag is super gorgeous, love it. http://isisimaginings.com/

  11. Ooops ended that wrong lol. Meant to say wow wow wow your tag is super gorgeous love it. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx


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