February 10, 2013

Stormy Seas

I had some fun playing with tissue paper, multi medium and distress stains with this piece.  I had in mind dark windswept seas and knew I wanted to use the Beyond the Sea plate.  I started by smearing a tag liberally with Multi Medium Matte and then smooshed some crumpled tissue paper into it.  While it was wet, I dredged it through some puddles of distress stains including Weathered Wood, Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye and Picket Fence.  Then I dried it some with my heat tool and added a bit more stains directly onto the tag here and there, dried it more and sponged the edges with Black Soot.  The images were stamped onto acrylic from discarded packaging, trimmed out and glued down with multi medium. The sentiment is from the Quote and Quotables plate.

If you know my work, you will know this was a bit out of the box for me, but I had fun with it and really like the result.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Designer:  Linda Coughlin
The Funkie Junkie

14 comments:

Yvonne Garner said...

Fabulous Linda! You really have captured a darker side with this tag. Bravo!

Rosie said...

This is a gorgeous artwork, love it.

Have a wonderful Sunday

inkypinkycraft said...

the texture in this is wonderful and it is so full of atmosphere!what a wonderful make trace x hugs

butterfly said...

What a stunner... totally worth pushing the boundaries for (long comment over at the FJ!!)!
Alison x

Martina2801 said...

WOW - this is absolutely gorgeous! Love all the details, you do amazing work, Linda!

jo said...

Wow!!! This is totally magnificent!!

Brenda Brown said...

Absolutely fabulous tag Linda, the results were so were the risks you took.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous piece Linda, love your use of tissue. A lively atmoseric piece. Great use of the AO images. Tracy x

Dianne said...

Absolutely amazing so beautiful.Its so inspirational, thanks for sharing....

Sharon Y said...

Great job! Love all the texture you created. I'm right there on a stormy coast.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Oh, I do love this! One of my favorite artistic themes, both in collages and in writing!

Electra said...

This is amazing!!

Terry said...

Oh Wow! Linda, this is totally amazing! Gorgeous tag! Hugs!

Sandy said...

Linda is another artist that I go wow, wow, wow over -- this is such a mysterious piece of art. I love it.
sandy