Happy Valentine's Day! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. I am very happy this year as I have come to the conclusion this day is NOT about couples, sweethearts, spouses and more. It is about a love of each other and doing all we can to make this world a warm and inviting place for everyone! So let's get started with my special valentine for each of you!
My supply list is much larger this week than most as I am trying to get more adventurous and try the layering of texture and color. I used two stencils from Dreamweaver.
I started with the flourish stencil and used Champagne Ink to stencil on the design.
This is a very light image of the stencil.
Next I layered on some color. I love the Fireworks as they have a fun shimmer to them. I actually applied it with a brush.
Then I added a little Shimmer ink in Gold.
I needed to get the tag dry so I used my heat tool. I love the shimmer of all of these inks!
Next I added some color by applying the ink directly to the paper. I used more Champagne and some Bronze Encore.
I then also added some more of the stenciled image.
I decided after I picked my first stencils that I wanted the Valentine words on the tag as well so I spritzed it with some Walnut Ink. I wanted it a little blurry and new some of the ink would seep under the stencil. I blotted off the excess and removed the stencil.
Of course it would not be done if I did not use some paste, so I taped off my stencil and off set it on the tag. I then applied the Pearlescent Paste.
Once I removed the stencil I rinsed it off. Please be careful as some of the points of the hearts are sharp and WILL cut you. I know as I now have a bandage on my thumb! LOL While the paste is still wet I added my first color of glitter...pink of course in transparent ultrafine.
Then added more transparent ultrafine glitter in a soft green. I am not giving exact colors as you can use any color of glitter. I used transparent and spread it very then. I also went over the entire image and the edges of the tag with Crystal glitter. You could use any transparent clear glitter.
I love this photo as you can see where I went over the words with pen, the shimmer of the gold and the sparkle of the glitter!
This is the finished tag. I am sorry I could not get all the shimmer of color in this final photo but you can see the entire tag. As I am typing this a thought occurred to me. "What if I used Translucent Embossing Paste?" I think I will go play some more!