I made masks using Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die and used some techniques from a Ranger Ink video on using Dylusions that was posted on their website this week to create the background colors. I used Distress Markers and a water brush to color the interior of the leaves.
Here is the tag after I painted over it with Picket Fence Distress Paint. I let it dry a little, then misted parts of the tag with water. Some of the Dylusions ink came through and you can see some of the leaf images in the back ground. I used gesso to stamp the leaves and wheat stamps and then did some shading with Distress Markers. I used an ink blending tool and Distress Ink to ink around the entire tag (Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey). I stamped a paragraph on Nature and leaf veins in black archival ink. I topped it with a small tag that I stamped and a bow.
Gotta Run. Deadline looms!! -- Mary Elizabeth