Saturday 25 March 2023

Fun Experimental Tag

The prompt this fortnight over on Tag Tuesday is Your Favourite Theme.  I like experimenting, the colour green, book paper and leaves and flowers so thought this tag fitted the bill perfectly.
I started by covering a #8 manilla tag with a page of Romanian text, drying and trimming.
I started adding leaves using the #2 stamp in the Skeleton Leaf 3 way overlay tile stamp set from Clarity Crafts.  I stamped the leaf three times in Versamark ink and heat embossed the images in clear embossing powder.
Next came the experimenting with Oxide sprays.  I chose Cracked Pistachio and Peeled Paint and sprayed them both lightly onto the tag, drying the ink with my heat gun.  Before spraying, I gently shook each spray bottle from side to side, like ringing a bell.
I spritzed a little water over the tag before adding more of the Cracked Pistachio.  I also added a light mist of Twisted Citron Distress Spray Stain.  As the oxide sprays dry to a chalky finish, mixing in one of the original spray stains added patches of vibrancy.  Once again, I used my heat gun to dry the tag thoroughly.
I wondered how the Distress Archival inks would work over the Oxide sprays.  I took the same stamp as before and stamped it multiple times in Peeled Paint Archival ink, then went over the top with a little Vintage Photo around the edges.
I went round the edges of the leaves and the tag with a white gel pen.  The gel pen produces quite a subtle effect over the Oxide sprays.
To finish, I added one of the Tim Holtz quote chips.


aussie aNNie said...

Love the way you designed your tag and the colours you used are stunning.. x


Lovely tag

Valerie-Jael said...

Your tag is fabulous, Sarah, the greens are all so fresh and vivid, just lovely. Thanks so much or linking to Sandie's challenge at Tag Tuesday, hugs, Valerie

pinky said...

And you experiment sooooo well Sarah! This tag is absolutely gorgeous, a work of art!! Thanks for sharing with us at Tag Tuesday where we love to see your tags!!

Michele said...

this turned out beautifully! thanks for linking to tag tuesday! xo

Sandra Wright. said...

How gorgeous is this. Green is one of my favourite colours.
I love the leaves and the amazing background on your tag.
Thank you so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday x