Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Scraps of Love

Hello!  I have a tag art project to share with you today.  I think this would be a perfect gift tag for a wedding or anniversary present.

Last week I made a greeting card with two beautiful Prima background papers and a page of mini sentiments.  If you missed the card, you can see it below.  

To make the card background, I tore the sheets of 6x6 paper into strips.  I had several of these paper strips leftover when the card was done, as well as several other little pieces of paper cut from the paper pad.

What do you do with scraps?  Throw them out?  No, that doesn't work for me with large pieces.  Keep them?  Sure, but where? Better just to use them!  The small squares were trimmed off the greeting card background and were only lightly glued together so I pulled most of them apart.  I started with the largest pieces and used a glue stick to adhere them to a Prima Watercolor Tag.

Then I filled in some of the white space with the little square scraps.

I like texture on my mixed media pieces so I used some punchinella as a stencil and sponged some pearly Prima paint onto the tag in three places.

I really like the green Prima paint.  It's a gorgeous deep, rich color and can be very striking.  I stirred the little pot with a toothpick and thought, "Why not?!"  So I added stripes of paint to the background with the toothpick instead of a paintbrush.  Because the paint was pretty thick in a couple of spots, I let it dry overnight just to be sure it wouldn't smudge.

I know Prima is known for their beautiful flowers, but I think the flowers in this design from their paper pad are just as pretty!  I cut out the white "daisies" and shaped them with a stylus and an old mouse pad to give them a little curve.

Some of these flowers were printed on the edge of the paper so they have flat petals.  I inked these flat edges the same color as the inked edges on the paper scraps and tag itself so that they would be part of the framing effect.

All of the Young Lovers collage sheets at Altered Pages feature historical romance, and I chose one that is just a couple sharing a moment.  But the image wasn't large enough when I printed out the entire collage.  That's okay, these are digital images!  I saved this image as a file and printed it 3x5 and it is perfect.

More of the cut out flowers and sentiments were added to the tag and I glued mini Dew Drops into the center of each flower.

A few fibers tied to the top and the tag is complete.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.  You'll also be entered into a drawing for a prize!


Prima Life Time Collection 6x6 Paper Pad
Young Lovers III Collage Sheet

Prima Watercolor Tags
Dew DropsPrima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints
Basic Cardmaking Supplies: ScissorsGlue Stick
Ink for edges

Friday, August 25, 2017

Prima Greetings

Hello again, friends!  Today I have a note card made with Prima papers to share with you.  

I bought this beautiful 6x6 paper pad by Prima at the Altered Pages web store.  I love the muted colors and choice of designs.  One of the pages has this great collection of embellishment images.  I cut them all out and chose two backgrounds to coordinate with them.

Rather than using the pages whole, I tore them into wide strips and inked the edges with a light brown ink.  

Then I used a glue stick to glue them to a 4.25 x 6 piece of cardstock.  I left the ragged eges barely hanging over the sides and trimmed down the top and bottom.  I inked the straight edges to frame the background.

I sponged two colors of Prima paint onto the panel using a 6x6 brick stencil.  I did the green first and then went over it with the copper.  I wasn't careful about coverage.  I wanted the light and dark areas to match the overall look of the background papers.

To go along with the Prima papers, I cut out one of the women on the Cinco de Mayo collage sheet.  

There was still more background showing than I wanted to I chose another sheet from this paper pad with a nice selection of words and cut out a few.

The result is a lovely collage note card perfect for many occasions...or simply to say hello.

Prima Life Time Collection 6x6 Paper Pad
Cinco de Mayo Collage Sheet
6x6 Brick Stencil
Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints
Basic Cardmaking Supplies: Scissors, Glue Stick
Ink for edges

Friday, August 11, 2017

An Art Tag with Prima

Hello artists and crafters.  Happy Friday!  Today I have a floral tag to share.  The rose pattern by Prima in their 6x6 Paintables paper pad reminds me very much of a tapestry.  

The flower background, tag and each of the smaller images which embellish the tag are by Prima and you can find them all at Altered Pages.  

If you'd like to see the project details, please visit my post over at Altered Pages.  The supplies are listed here for you.  Come back again tomorrow and see what else the Design Team has to share!

Prima 6x6 Paintables pad
Prima Julie Nutting Tag Pad
Prima Art Alchemy acrylic paints
Art Anthology Imperial Purple Sorbet
Gel Pen & Permanent Markers
StazOn Emerald and Orange Zest inks
Double Sided Adhesive - tape and foam dimensional
Ink Dauber
Fibers & Threads