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T for time tag


Oh dear…….I am not too happy with my efforts for this weeks ukstampers challenge. The letter this week was ‘T’ for time. The idea I had in mind for this was the sands of time; sand (time) in the hour glass and sand in ancient Egypt with partial hieroglyphs as part of the background.
I printed a clipart hourglass twice and cut out the frame of one in order to decoupage it. I glazed the glass parts. The sides of the tag are painted with crackle paints then rubbed with stain to give an old effect. I masked the sides and coloured the background using similar colours to those in the clipart image, then stamped the hieroglyphs and sand. I couldn’t make up my mind how I was going to get the text on it so I printed the text on an acetate version of the hourglass, cut it out and stuck that over the card hourglass that I had already glazed. The sand at the base of the tag just doesn’t look like sand so I added a Sphinx embellishment.

Inks: Distress inks; black soot, frayed burlap, mustard yellow, worn lipstick, walnut
Card: white card, acetate
Stamps: Judikins artifacts cube, A Stamp In The Hand sand
Other: Distress crackle paints; picket fence and frayed burlap, printed clipart, sphink embellishment, large eyelet