(This post is part of my Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the list of all the posts HERE!)
Here’s another way to focus your crafting – by making some art in miniature!
These three tags were inspired by pins of artwork on Pinterest. The one on the left is inspired by THIS PIECE, the middle one is inspired by THIS ART, and the one on the right is inspired by THIS CANVAS.
I printed off the inspiration pieces so I could refer to them while I was working:
And I collected 3 tags – the middle one is a purchased tag, and I used it as a template to cut two more tags from white art paper:
I started the wreath tag by stamping the leaves and berries from this Avery Elle ‘Joy To The World’ stamp set:
Then I stamped some flowers from an old MME stamp set. I included a purple one because there was some purple on the inspiration piece (I would never normally use purple) and I’m so glad I did as it gave it extra depth:
I finished the tag off with a Gossamer Blue sentiment and some gems:
For the silhouette tag I watered down four colours of acrylic paint:
And painted them in an arch pattern, with the lightest at the bottom going to the darkest at the top. I didn’t let it dry between colours as I wanted them to blend a bit:
Then I used some more stamps to add a hot air balloon, tightrope girl, and a border, as silhouettes on top of the sky:
And I finished it off with a few star gems:
For the boat & sunset tag I began with colouring pencils (Derwent Coloursoft), drawing the sea, a yellow sky, and an orange sun:
Then I swiped across it all with clean water:
When it was dry I added a stamped boat which I coloured in with Promarkers, a sentiment, and some swirly waves cut from patterned paper:
I’m very pleased with my three works of art, and I can’t wait to add them to a project or present:
Or I might just hang them on my wall!
Make something in miniature – eg. a work of art, or a small card, or a mini book
Stamp a pretty wreath with words inside
Paint or colour a sunset background
Which tag do you like the best? Do you ever look at works of art for inspiration?
I’ll see you again in an hour,