Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Crazy Cat Tag

This tag was created for the April challenge over on Mixed Media Art Journey.  Each month there are six random prompts which can be followed in any order to create a mixed media piece.  The first prompt this month was to create a tag, so I worked on one of the #8 manilla tags that I have in my stash.
The second prompt that I followed was to add scrap paper.  I did this in two ways.  First of all I glued down a piece of deli paper that I had used to clean up my glass mat.  It was sealed with matte medium, dried and trimmed.
Next I used some small offcuts from the Postale tissue wrap by Tim Holtz, adding them in the same way.
A third prompt was to use a stamp, so I stamped and die cut one of the Crazy Cats (designed by Tim Holtz for Stampers' Anonymous / Sizzix).  This was coloured in, using two of my Kuretake Clean Colour pens, matted up and sealed with Distress Glaze.
Once the cat had been added to the tag (and the die cut fish bones as well), I emphasized the blue in the background of the tag - a fourth prompt - by using one of my Faber Castell Big Brush Markers to provide shading around and below the focal image.
A fifth prompt was to use a favourite saying.  The first one which occurred to me is also a lyric from the Tom Jones song: "What's up Pussycat?"  I printed it off in a small font, using my Dymo Letratag and added it to the tag, going round the edge using a black Pitt artist pen.
The sixth and final prompt was to add a border, so I did so by simply blending a blue Van Gogh oil pastel all round the outside of the tag.
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