Monday, 30 April 2018

Mixed Media Tag: Carpe Diem

I decided to have a second go at the April challenge on Mixed Media Art Journey before the new prompts go live tomorrow.
The first prompt this month was to make a tag; I didn't have to as I have a large stash of #8 manilla tags from Ranger.  The second was to use scrap paper; I covered the tag with a piece of copy paper that I had used to clean my brayer off when creating a gelli print using Golden Hi Flow acrylic paints (see HERE).  The paper was sealed with matte gel medium, dried thoroughly and trimmed.
A third prompt was to use a stamp, a fourth to use blue and a fifth to add a favourite saying.  I combined all three in one step by stamping the Carpe Diem stamp from Claritystamp directly onto the tag using Majestic Blue Versafine ink and heat embossing in detail clear EP.  I then used a blue Sakura PN micron pen to colour in the lettering.
I also stamped and heat embossed - this time in Onyx Black Versafine - one of the large stamps from the Hats 2 set by Claritystamp onto a separate piece of card.  This was coloured using my small selection of Kuretake Clean Colour pens, fussy cut and added to the tag.
The final prompt was to add a border, so I blended the Van Gogh Phthalo Blue Oil Pastel (Royal Talens) along the edges.  I will have to seal the tag otherwise the oil pastel will eventually rub off. 
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