Now this is the one project that made me go "wooow" when I saw it. It REALLY looks like marble (or slate even?), doesn't it?
IsasArt's magical hands are the key to success on this one, but I'm sure that with her step by step instructions, you will have a lot of fun trying this one out. Don't forget to come and show us afterwards!
I started with a cardboard tag which I covered with Gesso first and then black paint.
Using a brush and a sponge, I applied a couple more colours: green and yellow. I alternate layers of both shades, sometimes quite dense, sometimes just a wash.
Once I am happy with the background, I focused on the details with white and ochre applied with a fine brush.
I then decided to add a framed picture on my tag
I embossed my image in gold on a black card, covered some wooden sticks with rub-on paints
(she makes it sound so easy, doesn't she?)
Die Tim Holtz Alterations: Movers and Shapers Large die Tag and bookplates
Americana paint: White, Antique white, Antique gold, Hauser medium green, Black