Tuesday 26 February 2019

Brayer Background Bookmark Tag

I haven't joined in with a challenge on Tag It Tuesday yet in 2019, so decided to work on a quick tag as I was up very early yesterday morning.  The tag will be used as a bookmark as I always have a few books on the go at any one time.  This challenge always consists of four prompts, at least two of which have to be used.  For once I actually included all four.  The prompts for February are: Add one letter from your name; Add numbers; Doodle with a white pen and Fussy cut and attach something.
I had a piece of copy paper which had been used to clean up my brayer from another project.  A piece was attached to a #8 manilla tag, sealed with matt medium, dried and trimmed.
As my name begins with 'S' I decided to use a shoe as both a focal point and the fussy cut item.  I stamped the large shoe from the Shoes stamp set (Claritystamp) onto an off cut of smooth card in Onyx Black Versafine ink and sealed it with a coat of matt medium, drying thoroughly.
It was important to create a non porous surface, as I was intending to use my Faber Castell Big Brush markers to colour the image, blending with my finger.  The glue created a pleasing texture too.
Before fussy cutting the image and adding it to the tag, I stamped numbers from the Clarity stamp set of the same name all over the background in Magenta Hue Archival ink.

I blended more of the Big Brush markers around and below the shoe to help ground it further.  As I had sealed the background earlier, it was a non porous surface to work on.
Next I stamped the word 'shoes' using the Clarity Word Chain Alphabet in Onyx Black Versafine ink and heat embossed it using a clear holographic embossing powder.
The rest of the sentiment was printed in a medium font on my Dymo Letratag.  I trimmed and coloured the panels, added them to the tag, then went round the edges with a purple Sakura micron pen.
To finish, and to follow the remaining prompt, I added a dropped shadow to the stamped lettering using a white Sakura gelli roll pen.

1 comment:

Lynne Bishop said...

Well done clever use of all the prompts. Good luck in the challenge. X