Old Friend image from Technique Junkie stamps from the minute I saw it. It perfectly captures that feeling I've been lucky to have a few times in my life---the knowing of somebody who so completely gets you.
I saw this great little technique online (a Unity Stamps video) and wanted to give it a go. I'm not really sure that it had/has an official name, so I'm referring to it as Tape Texture. It maybe something that has been around since time began, but it was new to me so I feel kinda like a pioneer! :) It adds dimension and interest--which, like with your personality, is ALWAYS a good thing!
started with a precut tag and some masking tape. After covering the
tag with randomly sized bits of tape, I applied gesso to the whole
thing. When the gesso was completely dry, I added various distress inks
to colorize and highlight the texture added by the tape. I added my
stamped image, Old Friend,
over the top and let it dry completely. When I got around to using the
tag, I decided on a card, adding some extra hot pink ink (Pink Carmine,
Faber Castell PITT pen, to be specific) around the edges to tie it to
the base cardstock a bit more. I created a background using panels of Sea Waves. I like the contrast between the vintage image of Old Friends and the somewhat cartoony nature of Sea Waves---yes, that's a word! I decided to stop apologizing for my sequin obsession. I just got a HUGE mixed bucket of them so, they will be my go to for the next decade--at least. It's better than those fancy cutting scissors. The scattering a sequins was the finishing touch and really
seemed to pull the whole piece together, as usual :)
Have a great day, and don't forget to be awesome! TTFN, Jane