I guess using the word Faux would indicate something "pretend" but what I mean is I am not using "watercolors" for this project, but in fact Tim Holtz Distress Markers, which, when mixed with a squirt of water...
then using the other colors I chose (Wild Honey for the petals & flower center), I continued to paint until I was happy..NO, actually I stopped, because painting makes me so happy, I would have never stopped.
Now, dry it almost until dry and then using the fine tip point on the same color Distress Markers you used to make your watercolor paint, add some detail to your work by adding little dots. You can also go back and use the brush tip to add a little more detail by swiping the color right over your dots. Take a close look at this photo to see what I am talking about (I know, a video would be good at this point!)
- I used the Broken China brush tip to add shadow around the right side of the flower and petal (well and a few spots on the left, too!)
- I used the Dusty Concord brush tip to add some shadow on and around the inside of the scallop frame.
- I used a slightly darker marker, Spiced Marmalade to add detail to the petals and then the brush tip of the Wild Honey to blend
- Color in the stem and the leaves using the brush tip of Shabby Shutters.
Using the Broken China, Tumbled Glass and a little Shabby Shutter, I scribbled out a bunch of color on my mat, squirted it with some water, made some paint
Then, using the fine tip of the Black Distress Marker, I just started writing the word CONGRATULATIONS over and over and over. In all caps, in lower case, in cursive, in upper and lower...just repeat the sentiment, keeping your words close together until you fill up the area you are work on:
You write like YOU and do not worry about how it looks..and if needed, take a close look at how willy wonky my letters are:
Okay, now using a hanging manila tag, cover the front surface with glue stick:
NOTE: at some point I must have added some Walnut and Shabby Shutter Distress ink to the edges of the tag and blended it into the blue, which gave it a green tint. Thing is, I was so happy and carried away with how it was looking...I FORGOT TO TAKE PICTURES...
Now, adhere the stamped flower piece that is sitting to the side patently to your tag using popdots, glue dots..whatever you like.
I had a package of "Soul Food by Melody Ross" typed word embellishments (before I had any Chit-Chat) that was perfect for this tag so I grabbed a few, distressed them by adding a little Wild Honey Distress Marker, blended with my finger, adhered them on...
Here are the products I used: