February 26, 2014

let it go


e.e. cummings is the poet who inspired the text on this tag
(you can read the poem here)

I'm new to using paste medium and since I need the practice , I've made another tag for link-up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday blog challenge (a second-chance to win the prize drawing can't hurt either).

I just jumped in this time, spread medium all over the tag and pressed in a bird cage stencil. After it dried, the uneven texture made me think of hills and valleys so I used some acrylic paint and a landscape was born.

Since the impression on the side of the cage was messed up, the idea of birds escaping came to mind (déjà vu) and I found a Tim Holtz stamp that worked. Due to the surface's uneven texture there's no way I'd get a perfect impression so a few areas were filled in with a marker.

All in all, it was a good lesson. To be an artist means letting go, right? By treading new territory I've learned how this stuff works and see its possibilities.

Now I just need to figure out how to photograph it!

My cat will help.

2 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore your tag and such a wonderful use of paste to give the great texture you've achieved...it's really gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing and joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog... :)

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  2. This is a beautiful tag. You achieved a wonderful landscape with that paste. So rich! Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I always enjoy seeing your work. ~Michelle

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