Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wandering Ghosts Tag

When you think of the word accident it's usually not associated with anything positive. Unless you are a crafter and then some of the best techniques and looks have been an accident. Here's mine...

When I started the tag I applied a layer of picket fence crackle paint. My plan was that is would crackle and I would work black ink into the cracks and wipe the rest off. Well, I didn't apply a thick enough layer so the paint did not crackle the way it was supposed to. Instead after applying the black ink I got what I feel is the look of an old house or barn, you know the ones with the washed out untreated wood.  

You can see the background better in this closeup pictured above. You will have to let me know what it reminds you of. I really like to hear peoples different interpretations of artwork. Anyway,  I decided to go with two stamps from the Tim Holtz collection. One is the phrase above, "Not all who wander are lost", and then the image below. When I attached the tags I used staples instead of adhesive for something a little different and fun.


When I stamped the image of the people pictured above, I grabbed the wrong black ink and got this light black image instead of the dark black image that I wanted. Well, another accident gone right! I really liked it. It reminds me of ghosts and makes the phrase that I chose even better!

Since nothing was going the way I had planned, I didn't know how I was going to finish this tag off, but  my desire to use my new Tim Holtz rular is what prompted me to add the fasteners to the side, so I could use the hole punches. Plus it also gives me a chance to use my texture hammer and give the fasteners a new look. There was still something missing so I masked off my image and stamped a background stamp randomly around the tag with the darker black.

To finish the tag off I chose 3 different types of fibers and added them to the top of the tag. So, what do you think about my accidents? I personally love them and hope I make more!

Thanks for coming by for a visit. On your way out if you want to grab my new button you are more than welcome too. You may want to grab it as a reminder to yourself that this Saturday is exactly 30 days since my first post and I am going to celebrate it by having my first Giveaway!

Well, I am off to post my new tag, "Wandering Ghosts" in my Etsy Store.

Until Next Time... Take Care!



  2. That tag is special, no accident at all. I like this look, vintage, used, treasured...
    Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog.
    Monika/ myeuropeantouch

  3. Isn't it great when we discover great things by 'accident'!

  4. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Love your tag...and I have always loved that quote. How true it is.


  5. Hello Sherry, re your comment on Claudia's blog, please don't be in a hurry to sell your dollhouse! Come on over to my blog and from there investigate some of my follower's blogs - there's inspiration and information aplenty! You'll find every imaginable decor style (from 'real world' styles to total fantasy), and lots of passionate miniaturists ready and willing to encorage you every step of the way. Hope to see you around the mini world!! :)

  6. I do love that tag. I admire all your work and so happy I found you as my mentor, just wish you were closer :)

  7. Hi Sherry!!!!

    Girl, I am SO lovin' this tag!!!! Maybe it's because I love ghosts...maybe it's because I'm ALWAYS lost! MAYBE BOTH! haha

    Thank you for visiting me the other day and I do apologize for not coming to visit sooner. I've been a bad blogger lately...I needed a little break. Your blog was one of the first ones I visited since I'm "back in action" and now I'm full of inspiration!!! Thank You!!!! :)
    I love your's so refreshing and full of cool craftness! Your tags are fabulous and I love all of your finds. Any find is a treasure...there is NO such thing as trash in my book! haha

    I'm so happy we met and now I'm hooked. I'm the newest follower of this wonderful blog of yours :))))

  8. Love your tags Sherry!! They are great! -Christie


Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. Each and every one is like finding a gift in my mailbox. ~Sherry

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