The theme at Tuesday Taggers this week is to add texture. I had a play with some Ferro paste a while back, and then ran out of steam on this tag. Today I thought I'd finish it....
I stamped into the Ferro with my Old French Writing stamp from Hero Arts and a Paperartsy squiggly ink flower and swirl. Then, inspired by seeing Leandra demo at the NEC, I painted it with a darkish red acrylic paint, making sure I got into all the nooks and crannies. Once that was dry, I brushed more lightly over the top with blue and green so that the red still showed through.
I finished it off with some metallic flowers I picked up in my local craft shop for pennies, and a little frame and bulldog clip. The paper is from Cosmo Cricket. I suspect I was over thinking this one. It needed something more than just the stamping and paint, but I was trying to put too much on, rather than keeping it to a few more simple embellishments. After all, I need to let that texture speak for itself!!!!
I'm entering this into the Tuesday Taggers touchy feely texture theme challenge, and it is easy to keep stroking this one!!! They're sponsored by Tandastamps this week (thanks for the heads up Zoe) so it's well worth a look!!