I sketched a face using Portfolio Pastels on a page from a vintage book of old sayings and quotes. The image was scanned into my computer and I then re-sized it and shaped into a circle to fit in with the theme. I had a vague idea of what I wanted before I began the tag, but as is usually the case, it wasn't quite as I planned it. I'll show you a few step by steps.
The first step was to take a Jumbo tag and a Lin Brown circle stencil and apply some Grunge Paste with a palette knife. Before this was quite dry, I pressed a postmark stamp and some tiny beads into some of the circles. Once the tag was dry I gave it a coat of Pansy Fresco.
Now for the fun part! I'm not one to use a lot of purple, but I do have quite a few shades in my paint collection! I blended Spanish Mulberry Fresco; London Night; Blueberry; Eggplant and Bougainvillea on this tag. For the lighter accents I used Sherbet. You can probably see that I did some stencilling in Sherbet too and stamped Sara Nauman's 'Words' in Sherbet. I used a lid dipped in Sherbet Fresco to create some more circles.
Some little hand-rolled paper beads coated with Gold UTEE and Frantage and Clear UTEE added the finishing touch.
I added more circles of melted Frantage until I was happy with the effect and finally added a sentiment from the Artistic Outpost 'Think and Wonder' plate: "If you never did, you should". Copper wire seemed to go with the purple of the tag and the melted gold.
I wonder what my 'purple girl' is thinking? The text across her portrait speaks of not 'grasping for the stars', but finding joy in daily duties. There is also a quote about the stormy seas of love. These words along with the quote I chose, suggest to me that she is conflicted - should she settle for security and domesticity, or should she take risks and live a more adventurous life? I would love to know what she decided! I do hope you will challenge yourself to dream with the Dragons this fortnight and link up a purple tag with a circle theme. If you never did before - you should! Have a great week full of creativity and fun.