Friday, 4 May 2018

Tags with a Feather Theme

These tags were made for the April Tag Swap over on Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art (JJAMMMA); the theme was 'Feathers'.  I thoroughly enjoyed making these and was so pleased at the way they turned out.  I hope my swap partner feels the same way!
For the first tag, I covered a #8 manilla tag with the top layer of a paper towel mop up sheet, sealed it, dried it thoroughly and trimmed the edges.
Next I used Peacock Feathers Distress paint through the mini feather stencil from Claritystamp.
To add further interest, I stamped the script stamp from the journaling set (also Claritystamp) three times, using Manganese Blue Archival ink.
Next I stamped and heat embossed one of the sentiments from the Hot Off The Press Feathers stamp set.  For this I used Versamark ink and Ancient Copper detail EP from Cosmic Shimmer.
The three large peacock feather stamps from the Peacock Duet stamp sets (designed by Linda Williams for Claritystamp) were then added; stamped in Versamark ink, but this time heat embossed using gold EP.
To finish, I went round the outside of the tag, first with the Peacock Feathers Distress crayon, then with Black Soot - but only at the very edge.
For the second tag, I started with a remnant of a gelli print that I had made using Pebeo Dyna paints and bubble wrap.  This was added in the same way as the paper towel sheet on the first tag.
I die cut and embossed five feathers using the Feather dies by Spellbinders.  The card I used was a piece from my stash which had been coloured using Brushos and Pixie Powders previously.
To bring out the embossing, I went lightly over each feather with Pebeo Gilding Wax in Silver.
To help them stand out still further against the background,  I added a couple of drops of Amsterdam Acrylic ink in Oxide Black onto the tag, spritzed lightly with water and brushed out the ink so that the background was still visible, but not as bright.
Another of the sentiments from the HOTP Feathers stamp set was added (Versamark ink/ Silver EP).
The die cut feathers were then added as if floating down the tag.
Finally, a heat embossed silver border was added using an embossing pen and the same silver EP as the sentiment.
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