Sunday 19 August 2018

Layered Journal Tag: Landmarks

The current prompt on Tag Tuesday is Landmarks.  I decided to layer up interest, creating a stamped background first then embossing over the top.
I started with a paper towel mop up sheet; the result of a class with Maria Moorhouse.  I used the paper towel to clean off my Claritystamp Carpe Diem and Flyaway foliage stamps as well as taking excess ink off the stencil brushes.  The top layer was added to a #8 manilla tag, sealed with matte Distress Collage medium, dried and trimmed.
As I wished to focus on the Eiffel Tower as my landmark,  I added multiple images using the stamp from the Claritystamp Sketchy Paris Fashion set in Shadow Grey, Watering Can and Jet Black Archival inks.
Before the next step, I knocked back the background by adding watered down white gesso with a palette knife.
Once dry, I ran the tag through the Eiffel Tower Texture Fades embossing folder (designed by Tim Holtz for Sizzix).  I have cut a slit in the top fold just wide enough to allow a tag to be slotted through.  I lined the bottom of the tag up with the bottom of the embossing folder and ensured that the top of the embossing folder was just outside the plate 'sandwich' to avoid a harsh line across the top of the tag.  Next I used the Postal embossing folder to add embossing along the top of the tag, avoiding a join line in the same manner.  The embossing was highlighted with Pebeo Gilding Wax in Renaissance Gold.
To further emphasize the landmark, I added Metallic Rub On (Nubian) from Set #2 over the embossed Eiffel Tower.
To finish,  I added some strips of Design Tape from the Travel Collection (Tim Holtz idea-ology) as well as a few of his Clippings Stickers.

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