Sunday, 8 April 2018

The Forty Minute Tag Challenge!

This tag was created in under forty minutes in response to a speed challenge set in a FB live session with Lou Withers of Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art (JJAMMMA).  We had to create a tag using the theme of Paris in a limited amount of time and upload an image to the FB page.
I added some pieces of paper towel mop up sheets in blues and reds to a #8 manilla tag using matte gel medium, sealed, dried and trimmed.  I was in such a rush that I got the blue and red side reversed as far as the French flag is concerned.
Next,  I embossed the tag using the French script embossing folder (Tim Holtz / Sizzix).  This didn't show up over the busy background until I added Renaissance Gold gilding wax over the top (Pebeo).
To add further interest, I went back over some areas with the Silver gilding wax.
I cut the Eiffel Tower out of a scrap of black card using the Marianne die and added it to the tag.
To give further colour intensity, I blended blue and red Van Gogh oil pastels (Royal Talens) around the edges of the tag.
I then went back in with the gilding wax to emphasize the word 'Paris'.
Several of the Small Talk stickers (Tim Holtz idea-ology) provided sentiments.
Later I went back and added ribbons in red, white and blue.
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