Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Seashore tag...

Following on from yesterdays Calico Crafts DT project (Check out the Calico Crafts blog for a look! ), I've made a tag using the same techniques.
This one isn't a layout, so on a smaller scale!
Again, I've used the torn paper niche technique....
I've made a short tutorial on this technique, and I've posted it on the Calico Crafts DT blog so you can all pop over and see how that part was done!!
Once the niche was created, I glued lots of seashore type ephemera (and a bit of lace) onto the  tag, then covered the lot with a layer of gesso. A wash of pale blue and turquoise paint went over the gesso, then I spritzed the lot with silver Glimmer Mist to give a bit of a shine!

A bit of text, and it was finished. I love using scrapbook papers in this way, the printed detail shows through the wash of colour and gives that extra bit of interest! The paper tag is really heavy as its now chock full of glued on shells and the like, so I've stuck it to a tag shaped piece of greyboard for extra strength.

Love Trish xxx


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! Lve the soft colours, trace x

  2. Gorgeous tag Trish! Love all the texture!

  3. ...this gorgeous Tag makes you smile...the colour is yummy & loVe all the little elements, a super make...Mel :)

  4. Goodness me - this is amazing too - you are soooo talented xx

  5. Now this is VERY VERY cool, love your torn paper niche tutorial, the results are FAB. x

  6. Gorgeous!!! Beautiful colours.. fabulous creation.. Hugs May x x x

  7. New follower here!!! There are no words good enough!!! This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!

  8. Simply beautiful... visited three of your posts in a row, and I'm running out of superlatives!
    Alison x


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