Here's the rundown: Grungy Monday 37 calls for wearable art
Simon Says Stamp and Show.....idea-ology
Tim's March edition of the 12 Tags of 2012 features a beautiful mosaic
Tim used his butterfly movers and shapers to create the mosaic; I went for the tattered florals. He used Ranger's cement embossing powder from the Antiquities line; I used their ancient gold. And I have a surprise.....the flowers on my tag are actually a pin that can be removed and worn. My flowers are embellished with some idea-ology that has been colored with distress embossing powder (I used scattered straw, shabby shutters and worn lipstick), so I'm covered for all three challenges. Wearable art, check. Idea-ology, check. Mosaic technique, check.
Without further blah blah blah, here is my tag:
My background is a gorgeous Hero Arts stamp, lightly inked with tea dye distress ink. Some antique linen was sponged on afterwards, followed by a spritz of pewter perfect pearls mist. I wanted a very subtle background so that my pin would pop.
The sentiment is a Wendy Vecchi stamp and the stick pins are from Maya Road. And here is a closer look at the pin.
Tip: if you're trying the mosaic technique on very small shapes (like the smallest of the flowers), and therefore using very small bits of paper, you might find it a little difficult to precisely place the glossy accents on the paper only, and not the heat set embossing powder. I just squeezed a blob of it on my craft sheet and used a small brush. I didn't exactly brush it on; it was more like a gentle dabbing, but it got the glossy accents exactly where I wanted it, and it self leveled nicely. BTW, I used a tie tack finding to make the pin, and all three flowers were glued together with matte multi medium (held in place with small clamps until dry).
Oh, and this is completely off topic, but here are a few shots of Caribbean tranquility: