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Glassine Dreams & Mermaid (sighs)

Considering all the Tim Holtz opportunities to get some texture, the diversity of options is inspiring… I often think of him as a catalyst to “make everything new – old again”.  My take on texture is both about adding to a surface and (more importantly to me) the taking away what was inherently there.  I absolutely love the look and feel of Glassine paper; the slick impervious surface - both translucent and luminescent - pristine.  When handled (and over handled), every applied pressure, crease and crack marked with waxy opacity. This marred surface is made soft and handsome with the addition of monochromatically coloured adornments (each with their own texture and way of taking on pigment), punctuated with (more glassine) faux tea roses.

Glassine Dreams & Mermaid (sighs)

Time: <2 Hour
Yield:  1 – #8 Tag
Wet Ingredients:
  • Ink – Alcohol – Espresso, Mermaid, Teakwood;  Archival - Jet Black
Dry Ingredients:
  • Hardware – Arrow, Baubles, Jump Ring, wire Pin
  • Other – Glassine Paper
  • Ribbon – Crinkle Ribbon
  • Dies – Garden Greenery, Tag Collection, Tattered Pinecone
  • Embossing Folder – Book Covers
  • Stamps – Way with Words
A Vintage Journey – Challenge #7 Get Some Texture, is sponsored by Country View Crafts
CC3C – Challenge #3 Faux Tea Roses, is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium












Nicole Wright said...

Fantastic! Great idea using Glassine for the flowers! I see some glassine flowers in my future! As always, love when you post!

Lisa H said...

Beautiful! Glassine is fab stuff. I love the monochromatic look of the whole tag and subtleties of texture and color.

Candy C said...

Very pretty tag! I love how you've used Tim's texture fade to create that ornate embossed frame. The glassine roses are gorgeous and work perfectly with your kraft tag base. I love the black distressing on the raised embossed pattern. The baubles hanging from the top and the way you've distressed your roses and the leaves looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Shelann said...

The monochromatic, vintage feel is georgeous here

Cheryl Grigsby said...

So elegant. It looks like an expensive, aged heirloom. Lovely!!

Jane said...

I love your tag - the colors are perfect. I had totally forgotten the glassine flowers from one of Tim's earlier books. They are beautiful.

Anita Houston said...

These glassine roses ROCK!!! Love the monochromatic look too! Beautiful tag! Thanks so much for joining us on this rosy challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Redanne said...

Your glassine roses are stunning and I love the texture you created with the texture fade, it works so well with the glassine. Thank you for joining in our 'Get Some Texture' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

Buttons said...

SO CLEVER! I absolutely adore the way you've altered the kraft glassine to create so many 'aged' textures here, especially those flowers. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

butterfly said...

Fabulous vintage look, and the glassine flowers are glorious! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey!
Alison x

Anneke said...
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Anneke said...

Beautiful vintage tag. Very inspiring.
Thanks for showing Anneke.