I wanted to explore hearts in a surreal way. I created an enchanted rain-forest where pink hearts flutter through the trees, the home of Blue Skies, the Colour Muse - she makes ART! The other day while I was having a play with the new PaperArtsy colours and stamps, I created two little Bird-woman tags. Do you ever imagine yourself with a Muse, a kind of magical being who inspires you to create? I think mine would be a Bird-woman. She would remind me of sunny days and bright blue skies and dragon-flies with iridescent wings.
I began by covering a jumbo tag with Caribbean Sea, one of Lin's fabulous new colours, which are brightening my life at the moment! I added some dry brushing in Beach Hut and just the slightest touch of Inky Pool around the edges. Then I stenciled Lin's leaves in Hey Pesto around the edge. I just bought this great sentiment stamp from Red Lead and I stamped this three times onto my tag in Wendy Vecchi Cobalt Blue Archival. It reminds me of myself as a child. I loved to make little books which I illustrated. They were so poorly spelled I'm sure they were like a foreign language and only I could read them, but they brought me so much pleasure to create.
Now I looked through my stamps and saw that this lady's image featured a heart: I decided she would make the perfect Birdwoman and this little character hopped into being! The Red Lead label stamp was the inspiration for her name. Her body is one of Lin Brown's fantastic new Wicked Chickens in Blush Fresco, edged with Inktense and some Bourgainvillea stencilling.
Next I took an MDF heart and mixed up some transparent Prima crackle with a tiny sprinkling of Primary Element in what turned out to be a very bright pink. I've really been enjoying playing with Primary Elements, as just a little creates such intense colour and you can have experimental fun adding them to different gels! Here I had to be patient because the crackle takes some time to dry. You can see that the centre was not yet dry, but I was still keen to try out these wings!
I also created some of my own Washi tape using these lovely Darcy birds; a Lin Brown stencil and some Sara Nauman script stamped with Chalk Fresco.
Thank You so much for looking at my Pink Hearts tag. I do hope you will be inspired to create your own tags, whether they have a traditional vintage valentine look or they put a new slant on the Pink Heart theme. Happy Creating!