I really enjoyed making this Steampunk style bunting. To decorate, I used various bits and pieces including wine bottle foils, an old trouser button, studs, washers, watch parts, die cuts and keys and off-cuts from other projects.
This is the beautiful Isle of Gigha, after which I am named. It's a small Hebrideanislandoff the west coast ofScotland. A 20 minute ferry ride will take you to this beautiful, island with soft sandy beaches and a mild climate and higher than average sunshine.
Gigha has a long history, having been inhabited continuously since prehistoric times and is the ancestral home of Clan MacNeill. It fell under the control of the Norse and the Lords of the Isles before becoming incorporated into modern Scotland and saw a variety of conflicts during the medieval period.
I first visited the island way back in 1987. Last June we spent a week camping on Gigha and enjoying the Isle of Gigha Music Festival as part of our 2000 mile UK tour in our 1974 Volkswagen.
I just love these Dylusions inks couldn't wait to get some onto these tags. I'd seen this technique before and wanted to try it out. I also went a bit mad with loads of stamps and this is the finished result.
I sprayed three different inks; crushed grape, London blue and bubblegum pink and than misted them liberally with water.
You'll get very messy but it's really great fun!
This is Dyan Reaveley's ghosting technique. You spray water through a strencil using a misting spray
I love the effect
I then started stamping...
...and kept building layers until I was happy with the look