Daydreams of Spring by Fliss Goodwin



I have a mixed media tag to share this week that came about due to my longing for Spring as although we have sunshine at the moment, there's a very chilly wind from the North which has made it very cold so I really wish Spring would arrive.

Step by Step:

In common with Amanda this week, my chosen substrate is one of the lovely long tags with my favourite shape top which is the scalloped edge. I used the abstract grid stencil with texture paste to add a pattern to the surface.

Once it was dry, I added a coat of Chestnut Multi Surface Paint. I then went to work with Flat Matte Sprays, using Ochre, Blackberry, Raspberry and Walnut randomly on the surface. I followed these up with Lustre Sprays, starting with Lime, then Lilac and finally Aubergine until I was happy with the effect.

I then made my embellishments, stamping some flowers on smooth cartridge paper with brown ink then painting them with Rose and Saffron Flat Matte Sprays before cutting them out. I rounded the shape a little and added dots of liquid pearls for interest.

I stamped some leaves onto paper that had been sprayed with Basil and Saffron Flat Matte Sprays, using the same brown ink. I cut these out too.

I took a greyboard bird on a branch (from the robins and doves set) and painted the bird up to resemble a green finch using a mix of Zig Clean Color Brush markers, coloured pencils and paint. I hope you like how he turned out.

I glued all the elements in place and finished off with my chosen text, stamped on a scrap of spray overflow sheet as happily I had one that toned in well.


Liquid Pearls

There are some exciting happenings here at That's Crafty! towers in the coming week so keep your eyes peeled for the news on Facebook and Instagram.

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. Such a beautiful tag dear Fliss, a stunning background for the lovely flowers and the bird. Gorgeous with the Lustre Sprays , and love your green canary :-) <3 hugs, Dorthe xoxoxo

  2. Oooh, I love the beautiful textured tag and those gorgeous colour choices! The flowers and beautiful bird are making me wish that Spring was just around the corner. I am certainly looking forward to the TV shows next week, it all sounds very exciting! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Beautiful tag with its springtime theme, lovely Fliss
    Amanda x

  4. A wondeful tag , Fliss and a lovley reminder that spring may (?) be just aroung the corner. Love the glimmering textured stenciling- lush! x

  5. This is just fabulous, hoping that spring gets the hint and finally arrives - it seems like it's been such a long winter!


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