Monday, 7 May 2018

Resist Technique Tag

This tag was made in response to the May prompts over on Tag It Tuesday.  At least two of the prompts have to be used; as you will see, I used three of them.
I started with a favourite first step; adding the top layer of a paper towel mop up sheet to the tag.  This one had also been used to stamp clean one of the journaling stamps by Claritystamp, in order to avoid using a baby wipe.  The layer was sealed with matte medium, dried and trimmed.
Fulfilling two of the prompts at the same time, I added flowers and used a stencil (Flower Power by Claritystamp) at the same time.  A Versamark ink pad was pressed through the stencil, clear embossing powder added and the flowers heat embossed.  I repeated this step several times to create a solid resist.
Next came the addition of Black Onyx Amsterdam acrylic ink, painted on with a fine brush at the second attempt.  I had previously gone over the whole tag with the ink, but found it difficult to remove from the resist sections, even though I wiped them over before the ink was dry.  Some hand gel rubbed over the heat embossed areas and some gentle scraping with a finger nail removed the ink, but the background needed touching up, hence the use of a detail brush!
A third prompt was to add buttons.  I had a box of buttons in various sizes in the same colour, so added them to the centres of the daisies.  I chose not to use the fourth prompt: Splatters.
The finishing touch was to add a quote using words from the Small Talk Occasions sticker book by Tim Holtz.  'May' was printed off using my Dymo Letratag.
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