I need a tour guide

I need a tour guide

When most of the world is sheltering in place during the Coronavirus Pandemic, many artists and crafters are basking in creative time. I, however, am having the opposite experience. 

Because of a plethora of personal reasons, I have had little creative time. Plus, when I finally do get time to head up to the art studio, I either am too tired, or have faced a massive creative block. I need a tour guide to get me through this.

To counteract this challenge, I decided to instead take on an easy project and make some embellishments. 

I began by painting Gypsy Soul’s new Word Tags. I used my new acrylics by Paper Artsy and just loved the hue and saturation. When I painted the chipboard, I put as light of coat on as possible so the engraved words remained visible. Immediately after painting each tag, I then wiped it with a baby wipe. 

After drying the tags with the heat gun, I drew around the edges of each tag with an embossing pen. I then added Seth Apter’s Eclipse Baked Texture and activated with a heat gun. 

I coiled some black wire around a pencil to make a jump ring and then threaded three of the tags onto it. 

In a case of serendipity, I discovered that the tags were the perfect addition to finish a mixed media page that had been sitting in the studio for several months. 

Great Stuff

  • Gypsy Soul Word Tags – Coming Soon!
  • Paper Artsy Blue Lagoon
  • Paper Artsy Butter
  • Paper Artsy Magic Moss
  • Embossing Pen
  • Seth Apter Baked Texture Eclipse Embossing Powder
  • Black wire

2 Responses »

  1. I love it, Betsy! The composition and colors are wonderful. If it only took a short amount of time – good on you! (of course, using a pre-finished art page doesn’t really make it short work, now, does it?! LOL)

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