June 20, 2016

Be Still


My cat knows how to be mindful. He can sit for hours, just being present, calmly watching the world go by (in between frequent naps, of course). The sentiment used on this tag is a tribute to his pensive mood.

I began by pasting paper scraps to the background, covered them with a light gesso wash, then applied tint with inks and stains. I laid down a layer of fine crackle medium and used more ink to emphasize the crackling.

The cat is a tiny image transfer, the leaves and birds are Botanical Remnant Rubs. My confidence in using the rubs has greatly improved since I discovered they always stick better when applied to an acrylic-coated surface.

11 comments:

  1. Wow I love it, it's so beautiful and that tribute to your cat what I can say I have two wonderful cats and I understand you very well, they're so special so magic.

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  2. LOVE it...so peaceful!
    GORGEOUS too!

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  3. Hi B, this is gorgeous, we can learn a lot from cats!
    Sue...xxx

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  4. Great quote and awesome texture. The cat and slats look fabulous!!!

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  5. Fantastic tag with a lovely design!!

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  6. What a gorgeous tag - LOVE how you've used the paper strips to look as if it's a staircase.

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  7. I adore the stories you tell with the images, I am in awe every time i admire your works, you're always an inspiration to me! Barbara

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  8. This is so pretty! Love the colors, it's build up by so many different shades! The slat wall you've created is stunning! Hugs, Sandra

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  9. Stunning tag! Colours and textures are amazing and beautiful sentiment! Thanks for visiting my blog :)
    Hugs
    Priyanka
    https://shiningcolourscrafts.blogspot.in/

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