I decided to use Tim's BigZ Watering Can Die cut from chipboard instead of the usual manila tag. The grout has a lot of texture & is gritty but was easy to put on the chipboard using a palette knife.
I used the old "paint resist" method (didn't have his new paper). I used white picket fence paint on a "wood" stamp, dabbed it all over with peeled paint & hickory smoke stain. I tore the top, used a distresser on the edges & inked with it ground espresso. It's spritzed with water & spattered with black soot paint. I needed a quote so I cut one up from Idea-ology Occasions Small Talk & added a handle to the garden gate.
The base tag was easy, I sprayed the tag with water, walnut stain & ground expresso stain. Once dried, it was attached the panel to the tag. Then I added a clock.
The Tattered Flowers are cut from the same paper as the mosaic. I applied a light coat of gesso then rubbed them with various colors of crayons & crumpled them for a distressed look. I used Glossy Accents to adhere the gears to the flowers & then to the tag. For texture, strips of burlap are woven between the flowers. I sprayed them with Biscotti Perfect Pearls to add a little shine & sparkle.
I thought it needed a little something more so I die cut a crazy bird, applied gesso & colored with him with crayons. The watering can is positioned so the bird & flowers could be "watered". I used Glossy Accents to make water drops on the bird & flowers. I don't think he likes getting wet...he looks so sad! I finished it off by tying burlap & pine twine at the top!
As usual, I learned several new techniques & enjoyed them all...TFL!!