This weeks tag theme was Lace, and not being a lacy kinda person, opted for the natural lace makers, spiders. I wanted to try and recreate the lovely dew filled cobwebs you find on a damp and misty morning, so here's what I did.
Next I added another layer of ink in the colours above, in the same way but with less water.
Then I stamped the seed heads using a water proof ink, this is very important for the next step or it just won't work.
The colours are much too vivid for my desired misty morning look so I took a big mop brush and a little paynes grey water colour and washed out a lot of the colour. I then added a wash of heavenly white H2O water colour.
As you can see the flash on the camera really picks this up so you can't see a lot of what is happening below this reflection, but you can see how lovely and muted the colours have now become.
I cut my tag from this half of the paper. I have been using a size 8 tag for all my tags this month which are just over 3" wide and 6 1/4" long or there about.
The cobwebs were then stitched with a fine silver thread and a really fine needle. I added a bit of cotton lace to the bottom which was dyed using some of the same coloured distress inks and finally added a few micro beads to the webs and lace using a dimensional adhesive.
I have shown you a picture here with and without the flash as the weather is just too miserable to get a decent picture in natural daylight.
This week in the Joggles MidWeek Muse, Barbara has made a great video on making a book using tags.
You can watch it here. I love this little book and will be giving a try I think.
I can't believe I have managed a full month of Tag Tuesday, and a big month is was with five tags to be done. Februarys themes are looking very exciting and should provide plenty of opportunity to keep playing with my stash of supplies I have accumulated over the years.