I wanted to put a Paper Doll on it, but the one I chose was too big. My tag evolved into this.
I used a stage from Gypsy Soul Laser cuts as my base. I covered the base, the sides, and the curtains with paper from Tim Holtz's Wallflower pad. I used a piece of Prima paper for the back.
I used Distress Oxide ink in Vintage photo along the top and then sprayed it with water to make the runs. The sides, curtains, and base received the same treatment but I used various colors of the Oxides.
The back was coated with a very thin layer of gesso. I then blended and sprayed the Oxide inks until I achieved a patina I liked. Once it was all dry I used my mini stencil with Archival inks in Watering Can and Hydrangea for the flowers. It looks like old water stained wallpaper.
The top and the bunting are embossing using Charred Gold powder. I used oxide inks and crayons to get the different shades.
I added some moss and mushrooms to add to the decayed look of the piece. I am normally really particular about making sure the raw chipboard edges are painted, but I think it added to the look I was going for.
I need to get back to playing with my inks now :)
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