Friday 10 March 2017

Tag It Tuesday March: Drips and Spatters

When I started this challenge, the only idea I had in mind was to do a double layered tag, with an area die cut from the top layer to show through to the tag below.  The tag evolved quite naturally from one idea to the next and didn't take me too long at all.  So here's my tag for the March 2017 challenge with the Facebook group Tag It Tuesday.

I started with two #8 Manilla tags, coated one with gesso and the second with a section of Postale Tissue Wrap by Tim Holtz.  Once dry I trimmed off the excess and gave the tissue wrap tag a coat of gesso too.  As the section of tissue wrap had a post mark saying British Post Office, I decided on a red, white and blue colour scheme for the finished tag.
I die cut the top tag using the bubble die from the first mixed media die set designed by Tim Holtz for Sizzix, which matches his second layering stencil (although I wasn't going to use the stencil).  I then stamped and embossed the large drip stamp from the Drips and Dirt stamp set designed by Brett Weldele for Stampers Anonymous.  The ink I used was Vermilion Archival ink with detail clear embossing powder by Stampendous.  If you are quick with the embossing powder it is perfectly possible to heat emboss over Archival ink.
Finally I spattered distress paint over the top tag, first Picket Fence, then Blueprint Sketch using the Tim Holtz spatter brush (cleaning it between colours of course) and allowed the spatters to dry. For the bottom tag, I started by blending a layer of After Midnight Dylusions paint over the whole tag, then pounced a second layer over the area which would be seen through the top tag, to create a deeper colour. Once that layer was dry, I stamped one of the Ledger Script stamps designed by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous using Blueprint Sketch distress ink, then heat embossed using detail clear embossing powder.  Again, it is perfectly possible to heat emboss distress ink if you don't delay putting on the embossing powder.  All I had to do then was to glue the two tags together, punch the hole back into the top layer, add coordinating ribbon/elastic in red white and blue and, for the final touch, stick on the sentiment 'make it happen' from the Small Talk sticker book by Tim Holtz.  
The two layers glued together
It is a sentiment that I am determined to follow this year, along with 'Make time for your Art'.

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