Monday, June 29, 2009

Large Black Tag

I'm participating in a Chunky book swap with the title "The Amazing Technicolor Dreambook". I choose to do the black page. Each page is a large tag measuring $-5/5" x 8". The tags will be bound together on the left ends. I cut out this shape and stamped on three large butterflies with black Versafine ink. When the ink dries they will be very hard to see, just like it's hard to see things at night in the darkness.
I tore out some black tissue paper (in this light it looks gray, but it is black), crumpled it up and opened it, then stamped on a musical score with the black Versafine ink. Again the stamping is very, very difficult to see (but I like knowing that it is there LOL).
Found an image I liked on the Internet and printed on it some of the words from the song "Blackbird Sings" by Paul McCartney and glued to the tissue paper and onto the tag. Mixed a small amount of silver metallic acrylic paint to some black acrylic paint, sponged it onto a flourish stamp and stamped this over the tag and onto parts of the image. (Make sure to clean acrylic paints off of your stamps right away.)
Several years ago (before I was blogging), I had fun making lots of paste paper (using wall paper paste and acrylic paints). I pulled out three sheets of different black designs and punched out butterfly shapes.
Added three various butterflies to each tag. Tied on a decorative fiber to the star brocade button I made for this project last month and attached to the tag. Ran some black fibers through the polymer clay beads I also made for this project last month and tied them to the end of the tag. Also stamped a small blackbird to the bottom right corner of the image with black Versafine ink.
For the back, took another piece of black card stock and ran it through a musical score Cuttlebug embossing folder three times to get an interesting image. Glued this to the back of the other tag before adding the bead and fibers.
Printed an image off the Internet of a singer, added the title "Blackbird Sings" and my details. Also stamped the same black bird on to the woman's outstretched hand ( hard to see in this picture).
Looking forward to receiving all the colorful pages from the other participants.


Lindart said...

This is such a cool project! I LOVE black, one of my favorite colors to work with!
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Pattie said...

Love this tag so very creative,just had a good look round,FAB work !...x

CreativSpirit said...

I must have missed the post about the making of your black tag previously but noted that Niki mentioned that it was here. It's really good to read about your creative process with this and very special to be the proud owner of one of these tags, it's soooo good "in the flesh".