Monday 15 April 2019

Layers and a Rust Effect gives an Industrial Effect

I haven't taken part in the Tag Tuesday challenge in quite a while.  The current theme is Anything Industrial which allowed me to try out various techniques.
I started by adding a couple of off cuts of the Tim Holtz Melange Tissue Wrap to a #8 manila tag, sealing, drying and trimming the edges.
I laid the Clarity Clockwork stencil over the top and blended Sepia Archival ink through it.
Replacing the stencil, I blended Acorn Archival ink into the centre of three of the cogs. I added colour to the corners too once the stencil had been removed.
I stamped all of the cogs from the Clocks and Cogs set by Claritystamp directly onto the tag, heat embossing in both Copper and black embossing powders in turn.

I went round the edges of the copper embossed cogs with a black fineliner to help them stand out against the background.
Using one of the chip board arrows from the Leonie's Arty Arrows set, I created a rust effect using the Pentart rust powder and reagents.  I added the powder to the chip board using distress collage medium.
The arrow pieces were added to the tag using acrylic glue.
Next, I added one of the Paper Dolls from the Ancestors set.
To finish, I gave the 'Seek' Quote Chip a coat of Antique Linen Distress Oxide and added it at the top.
I rather like the build up of layers and textures.  I hope it is industrial enough to fit the challenge.  What do you think?


Valerie-Jael said...

This s a gorgeous tag Sarah, love how you built up the layers, and thanks for showing the process shots. Thanks a lot for joining us at Tag Tuesday, great to see you again. Valerie

Sandra Wright. said...

A stunning Tag..I love how you have created all the layering of each it.
Thank you so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday x

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Super tag! Very Tim Holtz inspired!

WendyK said...

Fabulous tag, love all the different layers. Thank you for sharing with us on Tag Tuesday.

Wilma Simmons (Empress Wu Designs) said...

Brilliant tag - the layers give so much meaning and depth.