Saturday, 11 February 2017

Tag It Tuesday: Geometric Shapes Part 1



This is the first of two tags that I made for Tag It Tuesday February 2017 on the theme of geometric shapes.  They are for my son, who has been unwell and will take some time to fully recover.
 
This tag is obviously based around circles.  I started with a #8 Manilla Tag and glued on a selection of book text circles, die cut using the four smallest of the nesting circles dies by Tonic Studios.
Next, a layer of watered down gesso.
Texture was added using several sections of the 7" x 7" Dotty Wave stencil by Claritystamp and some Pebeo High Density Modelling Paste.
Once dry, I sprayed some Mowed Lawn Distress spray over the centre of the tag, spritzed with water and let it drip down.  Once dry, I blended some Forest Moss ink down the right hand side. I added a light mist of water and dabbed some kitchen towel over the right hand side to lift some of the colour and add a mottled effect.
When everything had been dried off with my heat tool, I sprayed Twisted Citron distress spray down the left hand side of the tag, added a spritz of water and allowed it to drip down around the textured sections. 
Once dry, I added a couple of puffs of Pixie Powders (Pale Olive and Bronze Blush) and activated them with a spritz of water.  I wish I hadn't as I preferred the effect before I took this step.
I decided to emphasize the book text circles by rubbing distress crayons around the edge using Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn, as well as blending some Earth Green Big Brush marker on the right as Forest Moss has not yet been released as a Distress Crayon.
Between each step, I mopped up the excess ink/spray using some deli paper and now have a great background piece for another project.
I had some deli paper with a gelli print in green using the large Dotty Wave stencil and 9" x 11" gelli plate.  I tore some sections of this and added them using Mod Podge matt medium.
I chose the 'It's all perspective' stamp from the Good Thoughts stamp set designed by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous and stamped it onto another piece of torn deli paper using Fern Green Archival ink.  Once glued across the middle of the tag, I rubbed some Peeled Paint Distress Crayon along both torn edges to emphasize them.
The final step was to add two strands of narrow ribbon in coordinating colours through the hole of the tag and trim them on the diagonal.

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