Monday, August 15, 2016

12 Tags of 2016: August Edition

Honestly, I'm not sure what got into me with this tag. I'm not into bloody and gory Halloween stuff. Horror movies are NOT on my must-see list of films! For some reason though, my tag for August took a creepy turn.  Tim's original tag can be found here.


Maybe it was the recent delivery at my doorstep of almost the entire idea-ology Halloween collection that had me thinking of the spooky season in the middle of August! Whatever it was, I sure had fun putting this tag together.

I used wilted violet and carved pumpkin for the brayered stain with some hickory smoke and black soot around the edges, and obviously the honeycomb framework for the shape.

During Creative Chemistry 103 I was experimenting with tinting the transparent gloss texture paste and created some blood spatter by adding some fired brick stain and then applying it through the Splatters layering stencil.



I had my experimental piece sitting on my desk and decided to whack it up and use it on the tag. Just like Tim said in class, you can always find a use for unloved results as background, die cuts, etc. Not that I didn't like the spatter result, it was just a really small experimental piece, so made a perfect tile in the framework.  

The orangish tiles are leftover pieces of a long ago experiment with Perfect Pearls sprays, so they have a bit of a sheen to them. Wilted violet was used to ink up a plain white tile and I also cut up some remnant silver and cork pieces to add to the mix. The big green googly eye is what started me down this creepy path.



I cut the scalpel out on my Cricut and added some Mirrored for the blade (cut by hand). I added some sutures on the right and the carving time chit chat stickers. I meant to use some more staples here and there with the mini attacher, but ran out and couldn't find my refill box. 

Last but not least I added some red fringy fibers as my ribbon as it kind of reminded me of blood spray. I know....so creepy! 

Anyway, I certainly tried something new with this particular tag and had a blast doing it. Thanks for stopping in to check it out.

10 comments:

  1. Haha, I love it! Super fun... and yes, a little macabre... but that's healthy seasonal fun! LOL

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    1. Thanks Mimi! Not so healthy for whoever the eyeball belongs to but fun for sure! lol

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    1. Thanks Hetty! Was fun to create. :)

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  3. Absolutely love this tag!! The blood splatter and eyeball are awesome! And that scalpel is perfect!

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    1. Thanks so much Cathy! I had a lot of fun planning it out as I went along. It got creepier by the minute!! :)

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  4. After your kind comment on my blog, I just had to look at yours. I love this tag. The sutures and scalpel are great. Does that mean you work in the health care field? Your suturing technique is very nice. I work in a Peds ER. Lucy

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    1. Hi Lucy! I actually do work in healthcare but I'm totally non-clinical, so if my suturing technique is decent, that's more from years of counted cross-stitch than anything patient-related. Any wise person should run for the hills if they see me wielding a scalpel! That would be a true horror story. LOL

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  5. LOL...Luv your sense of humor for this months tag....Great job..the whole idea came together perfectly!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Mylissa! It was really fun once I got going with it.

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