My next step was to cover a jumbo tag with some Prima black Gesso and, when this was dry, to stencil using a Prima flourish stencil and some Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste in gold. I also die-cut some black leather flowers because I'm still playing with the idea of flowers with eyes!
I took the same stencil I had used with the paste and used the 'bumping' technique to paint on some card. The colours I used are Smurf, Wisteria, Blue Oyster, Nougat and Toffee Frescos. I stamped this Lynne Perrella lady over the top, painting over the Nougat at the centre of her face with a watery wash of Blush Fresco on the cheeks and some London Bus for her lips. The edges of the card are curled over and covered with Treasure Gold.
I added some more embossing with just a hint of Ranger Worn White EP sprinkled over Versamark pressed through my flourish stencil. I am really enjoying applying crackle to leather at the moment! I painted my leather flowers with a thin coat of Little Black Dress, then a thin coat of PaperArtsy Crackle glaze and finally a thick application of Smurf. All the sections of the flower were then brought together and fixed with heavy gel medium.
'Hope' and 'dream' are both from a Sara Nauman set. The finishing touch to my black tag is an edging of Aged Aqua frantage. I love this Lynne Perrella image from PaperArtsy. The lady looks so clever and astute to me. I imagine her organizing the best salon in Paris, gathering about her philosophers, poets, artists and wits. She looks to me as if she could acquit herself well in any discussion on any number of topics - a wise and witty woman with a keen eye that misses nothing.