The word “eyes” has to appear on the project, so I went looking for quotes that could inspire me. It just so happened that I had my (new) Finnabair Moulds sitting out at the same time. By my bead drawer. And a plan started to formulate!
You will see how lighting and flash vs no-flash change the appearance of the mediums, especially with the shine from the paints!
I started with a Julie Nutting tag. Not for the pattern, but because I like the size and the weight of it.
I used a Heidi Swapp stencil, some random filigree, and Ingvild Bolme “Nail Heads” to build my background.
I added some paper straws, a metal butterfly, and a key under my skull.
Another “Nail Head” in one eye and a rose in the other.
Another comparison of how lighting (or a flash) can change the appearance.
I had so much fun with this project! I love getting out my paints and pastes and getting messy! I hope you enjoyed this tag as much as I enjoyed putting it together.
Stay Crafty, Friends
Lindy’s Gang: Starburst Squirts “Polite People Purple,” Tres Jolie Kit Club: Paper Straws, Heidi Swapp: “Square Lattice” Stencil, Prima-Ingvild Bolme: “Nail Heads” Tiny Junkyard Findings, Prima-Julie Nutting: “Hancock” Tag Pad, Prima-Finnabair: “Skull & Bones” Mould, “Rusty Red” Matte Wax, “Burnt Sienna” Liquid Acrylic, “Purple” & “Lavender” Rust Effect Paste, Mega Art Stones, Art Stones, & Mini Art Stones, “Violet-Gold” & “Violet-Green” Opal Magic Acrylic Paint, Jacquard: “Halo Violet Gold” Lumiere Acrylic Paint, Ranger-Dina Wakely: Black Gesso, TCW: Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Tonic-Tim Holtz Edge Distresser, Unknown: rose, filigree, mask, butterfly, key, & chain