Tuesday 11 September 2018

Found Poem Tag

The fact that this tag contains a found poem is totally fortuitous, as it was the last thing that I added.  This tag was created for the September challenge over on Tag It Tuesday.  At least two of four given prompts have to be used.  This month the prompts are: 1 Make straight lines, 2 Scribble, 3 Rip text page and 4 Add blue.  One way or another I've managed all four this month for a change.
I had a layer of a paper towel mop up sheet, which I added to a #8 manilla tag using Distress Collage Medium (matte).  It was sealed, dried and trimmed.  The other layer had been used on a card (see HERE).
To fulfil prompt 3, I tore a page of text that I had been sent in happy mail and added that in the same manner.
To help the text blend in,  I scribbled some Neocolor II crayons along the edge (prompt 2).
Once this had been blended out with a water brush and more added for balance, the background was complete.
Combining prompts 2 and 4,  I die cut one of the scribble dies (Sizzix/Tim Holtz) out of blue card, then added it across the tag using Cosmic Shimmer acrylic glue.
The overhang was trimmed on both sides.
I had intended just using a quote from Bob Dylon 'Tangled up in blue'.  This was printed in a small font using my Dymo Letratag, trimmed, added to the tag, then gone round with a blue Sakura everyday micron pen.  However, on looking at the text again, certain words jumped out at me.  This gave me a chance to use prompt 1 and I outlined eight words to make a poem.
To emphasize the 'found poem', I coloured the rest of the text with a Neocolor II crayon (Turquoise) and blended out the colour using a water brush.  The poem reads: another door through dark black, saying 'bring rest'. 
It is my first attempt at a found poem.  What do you think?

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