Sunday, 30 July 2017

Doxide Tags set two

Hello lovely visitors, today I have a second set of nature themed tags for my nature journal and they were created again with the help of Oxide Distress Inks. The more I use these inks the more I love them!
If you missed the first set of three tags, you can find them here. In that post I describe how I went about creating the backgrounds, so I won't repeat that here I'll just show you a few close ups...
This one uses a Chocolate Baroque stamp (as far as I remember), Its was stamped in Espresso Adirondack ink and the poppy seedheads were coloured with Antique Linen Oxide Ink, another new discovery, pressing the ink down on your craft mat and then picking up the ink with a small paintbrush works brilliantly and gives a wonderful chalky effect, but because it is also dye based, it remains water soluable, so unlike acrylic paint, can be easily lifted. I used a water soluable pencil around the bouquet to make it pop a bit more against the background.

And here is tag number two, done in a  somewhat different way:
I adhered a scrap of a Tim Holtz paper pad, that was flying around on my desk, blended the Oxides around it, spritzing and playing until I was happy with the effects. I then used a layering stencil and Distress Crayons to blend the image into the background so it looked less stuck on.
Finally I embellished it with one of Tim's Botanical ephemera and some word stickers.
Lastly tag number three:
This one was finished with a couple of wildflower dies, cut from card that was coloured with Oxides before die cutting them.
I tried to tie all three tags together by using similar embellishments, word stickers and stars, and that was pretty much it.

Like usual, thanks you for your visit and before I forget, a big welcome to all my nnew followers!


Adriana B said...

Stunning tags, love the wildflower dies too :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Delightful nature tags, love the muted colours. Those distress oxides are really fun to play with! Hugs, Valerie

Maryann Laursen said...

Very very beautiful as usual Astrid. I love how you´ve mixed these together in colors and words and yet has been able to use some old scrappieces all up, and still get such an outstanding result as this is. Really gorgeous and perfect made in the details.

chrissie said...

A very beautiful trio Astrid you have really made the best of the oxides and have wonderful finish on the flower die cuts as well

Love Chrissie xx

Redanne said...

The tags are beautiful Astrid, I just love those wonderful Oxide backgrounds you created and your finishing details are always perfect! Hugs, Anne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Three more beautiful additions to your nature journal, I love the vintage and delicate look the Dioxides gives the tags - amazing! Your additions of the pops of colour with the stamps, dies, wording and embellishments finishes them wonderfully - stunning 😀. Happy Sunday! J 😊

butterfly said...

Another stunning trio, with wonderful depth in the backgrounds (especially love that butterfly hovering within the layers), and subtle embellishing to create such natural beauty.
Alison x

Dorthe said...

More beauty with your Distressed Oxide tags , dear Astrid, ---like Alison, I`m totally in love with the number two tag, and the almost ghostly feeling of the beautiful butterfly , still soaring ,in its spirit ,over the beautiful flowers!!
Hugs, Dorthe

Joan said...

Absolutely beautiful, amazing layering so the paper melds into the background and lovely wild flower additions

Angela Radford said...

Brilliant tags Astrid. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful nature themed tags Astrid. The new colours look fantastic.
Yvonne xx

suziqu's thread works said...

Absolutely gorgeous Astrid! Love the blending of the stamps into the background and am torn between those gorgeous poppy seed heads and the butterfly! You make it look all so easy!

Kristine Boydstun said...

Wow! I am so in awe of how beautiful these tags are! Thank you for sharing your artistic creations with us!

Brenda Brown said...

Your doxides adventure moves on beautifully with this glorious set of magnificent tags, love what you are creating with them xxx

Helen Wallace said...

Love your work with Oxides Astrid and the tips you share with us are always appreciated. Each of these tags offers something different and if I was forced to choose a fave, it would be the heart and soul one - so pretty with the pink and lavender.

Jackie P Neal said...

Soooooo very beautiful Astrid! I am a complete fan of your nature series!! xoxo

rachel said...

wow - these tags are beautiful Astrid - they look fantastic! Hugs Rachel x

Mrs.B said...

The combination of the new colour oxides looks fabulous, loving this nature theme.
Avril xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Astrid! after scrolling back and to through these beauties it is time for bed!! Thanks for the hint on using the oxides to colour an image! Chrisx

phann son said...

Your doxides adventure moves on beautifully with this glorious set of magnificent tags, love what you are creating with them xxx

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