Sunday, 18 February 2018

A trio of tags

Yes three tags today made all together when I was trying to get different styles all using Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt media products. Three completely different colour ways and designs - one rusty/timeworn, one vintage and one pink and shabby.

As my blog is a place for me to keep a record not only of the projects I make but also the steps I take to create them this is now a long post - so be warned you either need a cuppa in your hand or just take a quick scroll through all the photos.

Vintage Tag
I didn't have vintage in my head when I started out on this one but I really like the look 0f it in the end.

Seal the tag with gesso.
Make two watery washes, raw umber and prussian blue, dip and splatter with water twice.
Add remnant rubs.
Stamp arch with coffee and black archival ink.

Use stormy sky DI through a stencil blast with a heat gun.
Replace stencil and stamp text with black archival through it.

Collect collage pieces and adhere to the tag, Give a light coat of white gesso or titanium white.
Add some raw umber and quinacridone gold around some of the edges of the collage pieces.

Distress the edges and ink with vintage photo DI.

Pink shabby tag.
Seal the tag with gesso.
Make three watery washes, quinacridone magenta, quinacridone red and raw umber, dip, drip and dry twice.

Stamp text and postmark with embossing ink and use bright white embossing powder.
Stap images over the top with black versafine.
Splatter with titanium white mixed with some water and carefully dry without overheating the embossing powder.
Sand the edges and blend with vintage photo DI, then spritz with water and dry.

Add a small collection of shabby elements and a dies ribbon bow to finish the look.

Pink and Andy Skinner products? You don't see that very often lol.

Rusty Tag
I've used some of the old Tim Holtz vintage photo distress embossing powder to create part of the rusty feel as well as a rusty painted embellishment and punched hearts ona rusty effect masterboard I had created with the decoart media paints.
Seal the tag with gesso.
Make three watery washes, viridian, burnt umber and titan buff, dip, drip and dry twice.
Dip and dry with titanium white wash twice.

Using an Andy stencil apply embossing ink and the distress embossing powder.

Stamp the arch image. text and some smaller number prints using coffee and black archival ink.

Add some embellishments that all look rusted in some way these were all taken from my rusty leftovers box.

And there we have it - a trio of three. Which is your favourite and which style do you like to work in?

Thanks for joining me along my new 2018 journey with Andy. I'm off to Stitches today to meet up with him and quite a few of the team and will take these and a few other bits I have been making as samples when I am demonstrating on the stand. I'm sure there will be a few photos posted on Facebook and hopefully I will be able to add some here when I get back.

hugs Brenda xxx


Annie said...

Each tag is unique and wonderful! I like each individual one for each of its techniques and details. It amazes me how you come up with three different designs ideas making them all at the same time. They’re fabulous!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow very beautiful and special tags, I love them all!!
Have fun!!

Jane said...

3 really lovely tags Brenda...fab colours and designs. Happy Sunday xxx

Meggymay said...

They are all fantastic tags Brenda, I really liked the pink one today.
Yvonne xx

Helen said...

Great tags, and great to see you yesterday. Hope you enjoy Stitches!

Lisa said...

Each one is so creative and beautiful!! The details are fabulous!! They area all amazing, but my shabby heart adores the pink one!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Gio said...

This trio is just fabulous Brenda, can't choose a fave one, I love everyone of them for several reasons and details. All together rock!

Gina said...

3 wonderful tags...and unusually the pink one would be my fav of the 3...maybe because I always forget how effective white embossing can be :D XXX

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

These are really fantastic and each one is just as amazing as the next! What incredible inspiration. Hugs, Autumn

pearshapedcrafting said...

These are all fantastic Brenda! The pink is my favourite- love the white stamping! Hugs, Chrisx

Kate said...

All of your tags are beautiful! I love that each one is different.

Annie said...

All three tags are fabulous Brenda and I so love the backgrounds and layout

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Brenda, they are all beauties... lovely work!

Jackie P Neal said...

Great tags Brenda!

Redanne said...

Your work is always superb, but getting to see your work in real life is just the icing on the cake! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all your samples at Stitches, including these beauties, they are all incredibly beautiful!! Hugs, Anne xx

Fergus Fisher said...

Love all of them!

Miriam said...

Fabulous tags Brenda. A great mix of grunge but with alot of delicacy added.