Monday 26 March 2018

Entomology tag for Easter

I have a pretty Spring like tag over on the Country View Crafts project blog today and I think it's a perfect gift tag for that Easter egg or present for someone special. 

I have outlined the steps with photos if you fancy taking a look at how it came together.

Easter is only a few days away. I love getting out my seasonal decorative pieces for this time of year.

Hope you have a good week.

hugs Brenda xxx

Updated from CVC Project Blog

Begin with distress oxides in spiced marmalade, broken china and cracked pistachio and create a dip and dry background.

 Stamp some flying bugs, I used the Entomology set of stamps by Tim Holtz and used his stamping platform to get a strong outline ( I stamped it twice using coffee and black archival inks)

Take forest moss, pine needles, tea dye and rusty hinge ordinary distress inks and with a paintbrush paint in the wings. I also used some white linen ink spray by dylusions to highlight the bodies.

Next take some scraps of paper and tear pieces to cover the butterflies and stamp the text stamp, also from the etymology set, with broken china doxide.. 

Before removing the paper lightly spritz over with water and heat dry.

Stamp the small butterflies from the classics 17 stamps and remove the little Fig. numbers, cut, distress ink the edges and adhere. Also stamp the special delivery from the correspondence set directly onto the tag.

I always 'frame' my tags, cards etc and didn't want to rely just on the normal distress inked edges so I searched my boxes of old unknown stamps and found a fabulous forgotten distressed border stamp which I used with cornflower blue archival ink.

Finally I covered the winged bugs again and splattered some white gesso and then finished with the distress inked edges.

A lovely gift tag with springlike images and colours don't you think?


hazel said...

A beautiful spring tag, I love the background colours.
xxx Hazel.

sarascloset said...

Great spring tag, Brenda! I love the colors and the way you've colored your bugs! Just passed up that set dirt cheap, but not I'm regretting not adding it to my list. Happy Easter in advance! Hugs!

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful springtime tag Brenda,
Yvonne xx

Unknown said...

Well - I'm hoping none of the guests at the ranch for Easter see your bugs... UNLESS they look as lovely as yours are Brenda!!! Xj.

Gina said...

Warms my souls to see such "Spring" colours and the thought of it being warm enough for insects lol XXX

Jackie PN said...

Beautiful tag Brenda! I just love that background and your color choice! And those bugs are looking especially pretty! ")
Jackie xo

Redanne said...

I have just used that very stamp set and I love it... it is perfect for your Easter tag, I love the stamping in brown and the background you created is gorgeous! Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend Brenda! Hugs, Anne xx

sally said...

Springtime colours which is no longer matching our weather but certainly lifts the spirits:-) I have those entomology stamps on my wish list.....Happy Easter

Sally xx

Kate Yetter said...

Your tag is lovely! That background is so pretty and of course the colors are full of spring/Easter. Simple and elegant!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Oh how fun and Springy! LOVE the color marbling with the Oxides! Happy Easter to you!

A Pink said...

Beautiful! Love those fresh spring like tones and the fab inky effects .
Hugs x