Hello, Crafty Internet! Today I am sharing a project I actually videoed! This is a whole new world for me. Usually, I am watching the videos, not making them. I’m not sure how I feel about that just yet. I doubt I will actually share the video considering I am still in the learning stage of the editing process. I had fun doing it though. It was weird watching myself do something though.
Anyway, the tags:
These tags were created using parts and pieces of the March Limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I didn’t stop to take during pictures because I had the video camera running. I haven’t figured out how to pull stills yet, but I’ll get there…maybe. My slow brain takes a while to understand how these things work. Luckily for me, the program I am using has gobs of tutorials on YouTube. Y’all should know by now how much I love YouTube. Maybe I’ll get it worked out.
Some close ups:
I used Prima Marketing Chipboard tags. They held up beautifully with all the mediums I used for this. Strips of paper, water, Lindy’s sprays, Gel medium, and of course, gesso, were all used on the background. I think I did some stenciling with texture paste as well. The flowers and various ephemera came from the L.E. kit. I had the lace I used for the tag string in my stash. I filled in around the flowers with some art stones and micro beads.
A word about sisal fibers: I don’t know how other crafters use this stuff. I wanted just a little bit, that’s all! Just a small bit to add some texture. It went everywhere! This stuff has a mind of its own. You have no idea how much of this stuff I ended up cutting away from the tag while working on it. You’re probably thinking: “It’s sisal, how hard can it be? You roll it up, smoosh it down and glue.” No, no, no. It did not work for me that way. I had this stuff EVERY WHERE.
It was a nightmare. Even through the end result looks great; getting to that point took a lot of patience… A LOT. Even watching the video makes me frustrated all over again. I’m sure there is some inside trick I haven’t learned yet. Maybe the space I was using it on is too small to contain the fibers that spring out every where. I wish I knew. Looks great on the tag; makes me want to burn down the village trying to use it.
Anyway, rant over. I hope you like my little tags. Let me know your thoughts on sisal down below in the comments. Is there a product / material you’ve used that makes you crazy? I have a list.
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