Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Altered Key Tag

This tag was created for the February Mini Mission over on Mission Inspiration.  The prompt is 'Key' and as always I completed it on a #8 manilla tag.  As I've also used a quote, I am entering it into the current challenge on Tag Tuesday too.
I started by working on a large grungeboard key from a set bought at a show.  It was given a coat of black gesso and dried.
As I wanted to create an old, textured, rusty feel, I gave the key a rough coat of Pebeo black texture gel.
Once dry, I dabbed on some Amsterdam metallic pewter acrylic paint.
I finished with some touches of the Phthalo Green and the Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold Golden Hi Flow paints.
The background was created by brushing Gouache paints in shades of browns, ochre, yellow orange and red across a #8 manilla tag.
Once dry, the Pine stamp from the Birch & Pine set (Tim Holtz/Stamper's Anonymous) was stamped over the whole background in Sepia Archival ink.
As I felt this was a little too uniform, I blended Vintage Photo Distress Oxide down the left hand side of the tag; spritzed with water and dried thoroughly.
The key was then added to the tag.
I added the prompt ('key') using the Word Chain Alphabet by Claritystamp in Versamark ink, heat embossing with detail black embossing ink.
The remainder of the quote that I had chosen was printed out onto clear plastic using my Dymo Letratag and added to the tag.
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