Another fortnight has passed and this means a new challenge starts today over at Try it on Tuesday! (and another one as usual over at FwATCs - so please scroll down to the previous post if you want to see some "red").
This time it's all about the eyes! So show us projects where eyes play a special part in (have to admit: I am really, REALLY curious this time!).
I had some eyes left...*lol...I see how that sounds. Next try: some months ago I had used a copy of a (rather strange looking) postcard I found at a Museum's flea market, showing a collection of glass eyes. I had used some of the eyes for a tag, but I did not use all of them. So the left over eyes were just perfect for this challenge! At least for my interpretation of the theme...
Scary, aren't they? That inspired me to do a rather dark and spooky tag, using alcohol inks on glossy card. (Glossy card is rather easily to be found, when you keep an eye on packaging material that goes with a lot of things you buy - I used the card back of the package of some winter insoles I bought recently. Good thing: that card was already coloured in light grey, which made it the perfect base for my project).
To make the image more visible, I removed some of the dark alcohol inks by using a cotton ball and nail polish remover.
That made the embossed surface dull, but reheating the image restored the gloss of the embossed layer.
Then I used alcohol inks again - mainly red and black - and let them run down the upright held tag, applying the ink directly from the bottle.
I wanted the eyes to be more spooky, so I covered them with "crackle accents" and rubbed in some red Distress ink afterwards - that made it look like thin blood vessels...
I added some stamped (and heat embossed) images - the quote and three flourishes - to get some texture and embellished the tag with the die cut ornament (which was treated with alcohol inks too and fixed with two tiny brads) and a self adhesive black lace ribbon. Done!
(Well, I am sure that you will see something less spooky from the DT when you hop over to TioT! :))
This month's sponsor is Really Reasonable Ribbon, who are offering a $15 gift voucher to this months winner!
I am curiously looking forward to see you (and your creations) over at the awesome design team's challenge blog... and hope you enjoyed your visit with me today!!! Thanks for stopping by!!
Servus from Vienna,
die amelie x