Thursday, March 18, 2010

Shabby Chic Tag Using Paint Chips / Swap

I really had a lot of fun with this swap.  We were told to make a tag using paint chip(s) and the theme was to be Shabby Chic.

I used a large paint chip for my surface and glued two together for more stability.  Next I painted the chip with acrylics the same color and applied a paper crackle medium followed by a white overcoat.  The crackle worked great.   The roses are torn pieces of napkins I took from 2 ply to one ply so the design was thinner.  The grasses are also a paint chip from another brand of paint and the dots of color were done with Gallery Glass.  Also added were 5 Swarovski Moonlight flat crystals, some small,  plastic heart shaped buttons and some ribbons in pink and white. 

The paint chips conveniently had a perforated area that popped right out with a little bit of pressure to allow a place to insert my ribbons.

This photo was taken in the light box that my son in law made me for my birthday last year.  

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I have recently started some new artistic journeys. A slight branch in the road from my first love which is painting. I am hoping to combine my painting abilities with a bit of mixed media to stretch my creativity and think outside the box. I am also doing quite a bit of jewelry design and love the steampunk assemblage although I also love creating jewelry using handmade glass lampwork. Hopefully my journey and the information/photos on this blog will inspire others to think outside the box. Please check out my other blog and my Etsy site by going to my website. Thanks for stopping by....