After popping over to Michelle Ward's Street Team blog to check on the new Crusade, I was inspired to use the suggested Gesso Resist Technique to fancy up some tags for some Assemblages that went into the mail today. The Birdies will be for sale at GRACE ARTS in Reston VA, for their Annual Giving Gallery Event thru the Holidays. Y'all keep your fingers crossed that they sell out and I have to make more, OK??
Now back to the tags!! I love Gesso resist and I had a blast diverting off track to whip up these tags!
Sorry about the glare on the photo! It was late last evening and I used wonderfully metallic Lumiere paint for some extra holiday BLing, so there was quite a bit of reflective quality even without a flash! I am quite pleased that I took a bit of extra time to make these as they will add such a nice finishing touch to my Birdie Assemblages.
Addendum- As I was slogging through the mountain that my "work table" had become, (I use the term in quotes since when the studio table becomes too impossible, the kitchen table becomes the prefered alternate-I know that I am not alone in this behavior!!!) I came across some gesso resist tags that I had created for another sales opportunity. Here they are:
I used a very fine line stamp for these tags and once the gesso was dry I spritzed each one with Glimmer Mists in several colors. I managed to get a pretty good picture but the Glimmer and shimmer is not apparent. They are very shimmery. I just love Glimmer mists!!
post edited Nov. 23
Now I suppose , you want to see the Birdies??? Thought that you would never ask!!
As many of you know , I make these tweeters out of found objects and recycled itmes exclusively! Don't you just love the gams on the two to the right?? The middle bidie has legs made from typewriter linkages and the one on the far right has legs made form old adding machine number dials!!!
The birdie on the left has a body made from a vintage drink coaster and the one on the right has a body made from the bottom of a soda can. Last year a sold 10 of these tweeters at this same gallery and they approached me this year asking for more. Too Cool!! I just pray that they sell!! Fingers crossed.
I know that the glitzy tags will be just the ticket for boosting sales!!