by the looks of my last tag for the CCC challenge. My Espresso Color Wash Sprayer was blocked but I didn't know it...that stuff goes everywhere if you're not careful (*1)! Hence, almost all my components got splashed. (Heavy sigh.)
First I colorized the tag with lots of yellow, orange and brown distress inks. Plopped on some water droplets then that ECW thing happened. I cut one of the seed packets from Tim's Seasonal Stash, distressed the edges then crumpled it before doing the technique that can be found on page 67...Design Details. Say it isn't so...the last technique in the book!!!!
What do you think of my faux hydrangea flowers? They started out as a tea-stained coffee filter (*2). Hmm, but more oranges, browns and some purple distress inks were added for color variation. Wetted, wadded up and dried numerous TH Tattered Flowers (the smaller 2 sizes). If you stack the layers off-kilter then hold them down with a skewer, the heat gun will automatically curl them upwards. Cool! Of course, I had to further crumple them for more lift. I tried to color some purple gems with a brown marker to get them to be a plum color...nope, you get a lovely shade of garnet (*3). Not going to work with these flowers so I raided my brad drawer and popped in some tiny ones as well as a larger one with a washer.
A M(artha) S(tewart) punch and a Sizzix die created the greenery. Yup, more ECW, distress inks, wetted, wadded and dried. Like the faux enamel tag? Sure matches the tag background better than I could have ever expected; it started out white. That's some MS silk ribbon that I stamped some text with Black Archival Ink, wetted, wadded and dried. Down at the bottom I stamped the sentiment in BAI. It's from a larger piece that I found on Tim's 'Just Thoughts' set.
So, 3 important things I learned while making today's art...(1) use a very large spray box with the Color Wash sprays and wear plenty of protective covering, (2) coffee filters make wonderful flowers and (3) brown + red = garnet .
Guess I'll pause now as I wait for the rains to stop, the sun to come out, and the gardens to dry.