Saturday, January 24, 2015

Twinkle Twinkle Pocket Tag

By Guest Artist Nancy Baumiller

The variety of rubber stamps at Rubber Moon is outstanding! Super great artists stamps to choose from and the shipping is lightning fast! Totally blown away!

 I choose Dreamer Girl and Picasso Quote by Mindy Lacefield! Such a lovely soul and such an inspiration! 

Twinkle Twinkle Pocket Tag

To start, I used 3- 6" x 3" brown paper craft tags and then lightly brushed white gesso over all 3 tags.
I then took one of tags and cut in half. With the lower half, I then cut off a small strip, about 1/2" and then with the remainder, I cut off the corners. (sorry for the lack of photos on some parts)

For the background on the first gessoed (full sized) tag, use a damp brush and pick up color from a black water soluable crayon. I use Neo II's. and paint the tag black-ish. Leaving about a 1/4 border around the tag. Paint about 3/4 the way down. I tried make it appear as if the little girl was sitting in bed wishing on stars. 

When that is dry, draw on little stars with a white Gelly Roll pen. With a white Neo II crayon, draw straight onto the tag, creating a moon! Then adding a bit of yellow around the moon.
Paint the bottom piece using an olive green Neo II.  Then paint the 1/2 inch strip with Acrylic Neon Red paint. Add little lace like sticker embellishments to the top of the 1/2 inch strip. Also, added some star sticker gems to the top half of the tag!

To attach the "bed" to the background tag, Poke holes all round about 1/4 apart using an awl, through both pieces. Sew pieces together with embroidery floss.

For the girl...using the second gessoed tag.....Stamp the "Dreamer Girl" using permanent black ink. Stamp just below the hanger(?) Never did know exactly what to call those. hee hee  Then draw a dress skirt.

Paint the girl with Neo II's.  Her cheeks, nose and mouth, use acrylic Neon red paint. Paint stripes on shirt a periwinkle color. Then paint skirt a light pink acrylic paint, then smudge red Gelato crayon around edges. Made polka dots with a blue paint pen and then stamp using the Picasso Quote using permanent black ink and stamped it on her skirt.

Add fibers to top of your tag!

Thanks for having me! It was great fun! Hope you enjoy!



*Thank you Nancy for a super awesome, creative and  fun post! We hope you will join us again soon.
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  1. I LOVE this! I am making one of my own right away!!!!! <3

  2. Love your work Nancy and We love this project so much! Thank you for being our guest! Come back again soon!

  3. I LOVE everything Nancy makes!!!! Her work is always colorful and SO imaginative!!!! Thanks Rubbermoon!!!! <3