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Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Tim posted his April tag yesterday and I played around this morning using the same cool techniques he used on his tag.  Usually I try to explore and use a few different elements when I am playing along with Tim, but.  today I am a bit under the weather so I decided to stay close to his design.

 The tag this time is all about giving it a metallic patina finish. I mixed in a few different paints to try to emulate what Tim's tag looked like.
 My background is painted with PaperArtsy Fresco Paints.  I used a variety and many layers. I messed up halfway through and had to re-apply more layers of color.  I followed the technique Tim shared to paint the background.  I added a layer of Paper Artsy Tissue paper to stamp the letters and Voyage. I used versamark and clear embossing powder to attach the tissue paper and allow a translucency.

 Since most of the techniques on this was the same as Tim's I am going to keep my post short. Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Nice tag, thanks for sharing

  2. It's fabulous, Suzz! Love every detail! I sure hope you feel better soon!

  3. This tag is wonderful!!! Please come over and visit and join in on our $25 gift card give-a-way :)
    Have a great week.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  4. Love your version of Tim's tag....still planning my paint job!


  5. Great tag!!

    Cleverly and beautifully "improvised" background!!!

    die amelie x

  6. even if you are feeling under the weather you've still produced a gorgeous tag Sue. get well soon x

  7. I think you have done a great job on this tag, hope you feel better soon
    Rosie x

  8. Gorgeous tag, love the colours in the background and the dragonfly is stunning. Love how,you embossed the tape to give trnpanslucency. Gorgeous. Tracy x

  9. Lovely take on the tag! The tissue paper looks fab...
    Alison x

  10. Love your version of Tim's tag and I hope you're feeling lots better soon!

  11. fabulous tag Suzz. I must visit Tim's blog to have a look how he did it.

  12. Really like the tissue paper. Great effect on this tag. I love it.

  13. Hope you are feeling better, love your tag, the colors and that dragonfly are beautiful.

  14. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. But I have to say your tag looks amazing.


  15. Wow Sue, to creat this gorgeous tag whilst feeling 'under the weather' is amazing. I caught a sickness bug last week and didn't do a thing for a couple of days. I seem to be catching everything my grandchildren get at the moment. Never mind, I think we are finally getting some Spring weather here in the UK so we might all feel a bit better soon.

    I love the patina effect on this tag and your dragonfly is amazing. I haven't had a chance to look at Tim's tag yet but I know your take on them is always superb. I love how you used the wax paper too.

    Lesley Xx

  16. I found your tag on Pinterest.,,big compliment, it is so creative!!!

    Kind regards, Alie :-)


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