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