Next and more of a challenge was the use of die-cuts. I decided to use the pediment dies by Tim Holtz so as to create the effect of a pillar for my tag - I know there are supposed to be seven, but seven pillars would be a lot to get on one tag! I layered lots of Fresco paints in warm browns, sanding every now and then to let the different shades come through.
Here is my pediment at the top and a Prima brad to add contrast. I used Fresco paints in Snowflake then Butternut, Chocolate Pudding and Brown Shed and edged with Wendy Vecchi Archival ink in Potting Shed and some Rose Quartz Treasure Gold. The stamp that forms the central image in by 'Lost Coast'.
The bottom pediment is accented in Treasure Gold with a little amber gem. The text is from a Paper Artsy mini stamp and I tried to create the idea of a medieval palimpsest with its layers of text scratched away then written over. I used a layer of corrugated card with layers ripped away, painted with Frescos and highlighted with White Fire and Rose Quartz Treasure Gold.
Here is the tag in its entirety. I added some hand-made beads and brown ribbons which I threaded through the eyelets either side of my word. Thank you so much for stopping by today, visitors to Magpieheaven, whether you be my followers or new friends. Thank you Dragons too for letting me dream with you again!