Friday, October 30, 2015

Playing with Acrylic Inks

Hello creative people I hope you are doing well.

I was playing with Acrylic inks on a tag and ended up adding one of Designs by Ryn's beautiful birds from her Hummingbird 2 unmounted set.


I added copper acrylic paint using Ryn's Maidenhair Fern stencil and white paint using a Memory Box dotty stencil over the background of acrylic inks.   The black circles were 'stamped' with a small empty bottle and black acrylic paint.

I coloured the Hummingbird with Tombow markers, cut him out and added white highlights with a pen.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.
Happy Halloween!
Shirley

27 comments:

brenda said...

Again you have used your flair with colour to the full Shirley, it's a glorious tag.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful tag Shirley, keep the inspirations flowing my way and I may just get back to making a mixed media again.x

Margik said...

A fantastic tag, Shirley! I love your stencilled background and the beautiful bird.
Mar xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Fabulous tag Shirley! Love the autumnal greens and golds. Xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Looks amazing Shirley! Happy weekend!
oxo
Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag Shirley, have a good weekend, hugs, Valerie

maria's knutselplezier said...

Really amazing tag Shirley, great colours and image!!!

Greetings,
Maria

Ryn Tanaka said...

Happy Halloween Shirley :) This is a beautiful tag! I like your use of copper in there. Makes a neat contrast to the other colours. Also like how you coloured the hummingbird in lighter colours to pop him out from the background.

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful tag, great background. Hope you and Archie have a great weekend.

chrissie said...

Stunning tag..you always do wonderful projects with these images

Love Chrissie xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

You talked about acrylic ink in the beginning...and I didn't know what kind of material that was :-), but later on you mentioned the paint (that I recognize).
And what a great background for Ryn's nice hummingbird!!! A great tag, Shirley.
Have a nice weekend, Alie

Sandy said...

A real eye catcher!! Love the way part of the bird comes off the tag.
Sandy xx

Pat said...

Gorgeous colours you have used here Shirley and so much detail. That hummer of Ryn's is a beauty. Have a lovely weekend. x

Amanda said...

Beautiful tag Shirley
Love
Amanda x

Donna Ellis said...

Feels like Spring time, Shirley! Beautifully composed background. Loving how Ryn's hummer is flying off the tag! Hopefully it's not too cold yet, to enjoy the outdoor walking. While we have cooled off considerably, it's still humid and in the mid 80s. 😀

MaryH said...

These Ryn hummers are just so delicate & beautiful. Love all the stenciling against the pretty green background, but the copper leaves really sparkle. (I like copper anyway!). The pops of white on the hummer really emphasize the texture of his little feathers, also the white circles on the tag. Beautiful, as always! TFS & Happy Halloween. Hugs.

Greta said...

Artistic & beautiful, Shirley!

Karin said...

A Happy Halloween to you too and enjoy your weekend! The tag looks great!
Groetjes Karin x

Enny said...

A really beautiful tag Shirley ! Wonderful colors, and such pretty details ! And the bird is stunning ! Thank you so much for your nice comments on my blog. Have a wonderful Halloween weekend ! x Enny

Win Dinn said...

LOVE this tag - as always your colour hits me first, and immediately following that I'm admiring your design. Gorgeous!

~*~Patty S said...

Your color selections are always so very pleasing along with your designs dear Shirley.
This tag is beautiful and full of life.
Happy end of October oxo

Janny said...

Beautiful tag. Love the colours you use. Greetings Janny

Gerrina said...

The bird looks like she belongs there so can understand why you did it! A harmonious prohect again! Enjoy your week!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

just beautiful
warm hello from California
bibiana

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Just wonderful tag! I do love the hummingbird!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your yummer drew me here, Shirley! My own has been sitting up on the top of his swing dripping wet from the rain this morning. YES, RAIN!! We are all doing a happy dance to be getting some measurable rain and, hopefully, lots of snow in the mountains! But that's not why you called. Your mixed media hummingbird tag in all the glorious greens and yellows is simply perfection!! Hugs, Darnell

sheila 77 said...

Cutting out the hummingbird is so effective, he looks like he is flying across.