Saturday 4 November 2017

A Stencilled Tag Experiment

There are several challenges that I've noticed recently which include stencilling as a technique.  I therefore decided to work on a tag to practise layering different stencilled designs, and shall enter the resulting piece in the November Country View Challenge: Stencils. All the stencils that I used are the mini layering stencils by Tim Holtz.

I usually work on a #8 manilla tag if I'm trying out different techniques and this was no exception.  I started by covering the tag with a brayer mop up sheet from a previous journal page, sealing it with Distress Collage Medium, drying and trimming the edges.
I then added White Linen Dylusions paint with a blending tool down the left hand side of the tag through the 'Plaid' mini stencil (THMS097), extending the pattern to the top of the tag.
This was followed by Polished Jade paint through part of the Splatters mini stencil (THMS009).
I then added Bubblegum Pink paint through the Dot Fade mini stencil
(THMS006) all along the top and Calypso Teal through the Bubble mini stencil (THMS002) on the right.
I then went back over the Bubble stencilling with White Linen paint, but this time slightly offset to produce a shadow effect.
After Midnight paint through the Crate mini stencil
(THMS089) came next.
I decided to repeat the shadow effect, this time using Bubblegum Pink through the Crate stencil.  I also added the same paint through the Tinsel mini stencil
(THMS094) in a diagonal pattern in the bottom left hand corner of the tag.
As the whole point of the tag was to work on my stencilling techniques, I decided to keep the finishing touch simple.  One of the Tim Holtz idea-ology Quote Chips was added, having been coloured with a Pitt Artist pen (153).

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