Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Crackle Paint Tags

This week's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge at Studio L3 features crackle paint distress.  I made two tags using this technique.  "Art Horizon 2010" started with white (picket fence) crackle paint, and I also used rock candy on the blue stamped bit.  "Nature's Beauty" started with orange crackle paint, and I also used a Tim Holtz mini-mask on the background.  I'm definitely partial to one of them, but before I tell you which one, I'm curious about whether you have a favorite.
Both of the tags also reflect on my 2010 word of the year - Horizon.  The Art Horizon tag has two quotes: "A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows." (John Powell) and "You must learn, day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon." (Ethel Barrymore). I think Ethel has the right attitude!
On the back of Nature's Beauty tag, I have this Horizon quote: "October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen.  It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once more in sight." Hal Bowland. I'm hoping this thought will help guide me into fall and out of summer more easily.
Once August is over, the year is three-fourths of the way passed.  Have you thought about your "word of the year" lately?

19 comments:

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

so lovely. word of the year. hmmm... I will have to ponder. Maybe Change. :)

Amy said...

I didn't end up with one word in particular, but I am stunned at the realisation of how quickly this is year is moving!
I'm partial to the tag on the left - for no other reason than I'm partial to blue :-)

Amy said...

Oh dear, that sounds like there is no ther reason to like the tags - not so! I'm just very fond of blue :-)

scrappyjacky said...

What a coincidence...I'd just started writing a post reviewing my 'word'.
Love the tags, particularly the left hand one.
Thought Deb's halloween house idea great...what do you think?

Sian said...

I have to say I like the blue one too :)

I've seen a couple of haiku already this morning on my travels, it's a great idea.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Rinda, these are both completely gorgeous! The crackle on both turned out perfectly, and I love the masking you did on the "Nature's Beauty" tag. You've done a great job of combining lots of perfect little visuals into each of them.

The Bowland quote is beautiful, and I love how you infuse so much personal meaning into your art. It's inspiring!

Netty said...

Both tags are perfection, love that owl he is superb. Annette x

MarleneMAZ said...

Both of your tags are lovely :)

donna said...

Super Cool tags. I love them both.

Elizabeth said...

Love your tags--especially the orange one which is my favorite color.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Those are lovely!

My word is fortitude & its been on my mind for the past week or so as I count the days until school starts

Terry said...

They are both great, but the Owl catches my eye! Love them!

Sherry said...

They are both fabulous - but the blue one has the edge for me!

I don't even want to think about how fast this year is going!

Karen said...

Interestingly, I had just thought I ought to do a review of how I'm doing with my INTENTIONs this year. Love both tags, but the orange one edges into #1 for me.

Carrie said...

Pretty tags! Love the stamp used on the left one!

laurie b said...

i have never used crackle paint before but love how it looks on your tags so i may have to venture that direction. both are very creative but, for some reason - the overall look, i think - the orange one really caught my eye. i don't have a word of the year. maybe in 2011.

melissamyth said...

love those :)

JeanFB said...

Gorgeous tags, and wonderfully inspiring quotes - thanks for sharing!!

Shar said...

Wonderful tags! Just beautiful!