I can't help myself. I just have to post another photo of a tag I did for the Matisse Derivan open day on Saturday. Every year a few of us girls in the group go down to the Matisse factory and show off a few samples of what we have created using their incredible products. Matisse is a family owned Australian paint manufacturing business who are still small enough to be concerned about their 'peeps'. A very generous company in the way that each year they open their factory for tours, feeding us for free with a sausage sizzle, lucky door prizes and workshops. Its a great way for artists of all types to come together and show off what they do. I always come away inspired! This time I checked out Diana Brandt doing magnificant things with her credit card, no not in a spending spree way, but applying paint to make beautiful papers to cover journals. Another stand out was the calligraphers who used the inks to produce gorgeous works of art. One lady even showed you how you can dye your socks, darn (hehehe!) I missed that workshop. I don't know about you but I find it quite satisfying being able to share, in a small way, some of the knowledge of creating, to people who are genuinely interested. I think this is why I love this idea of blogging (even though I only have two followers :-( which happens to be my daughter and her friend) Eveyone's welcome at Rossy's! Any hoo as promised, a picture!
The instructions for this little label is easy peasy. Paint tag with black gesso. Load Tim Holtz reindeer stamp with Versamark and stamp onto tag. Emboss with clear embossing powder. When cooled down paint over with Matisse Unbleached Titanium. Dry with the heat gun. Gently rub back paint from reindeer to expose. Give a little (dis) stress and add little rusty star.