Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tags- Fly and be free and Hello

Remember the tags I posted about a couple of days ago? Well I thought I'd show you the other two today.

Here's all 3 together. I'd used a white tag, patterned paper and paint scraped over and though a stencil, toned down with some white gesso.

This one ended up with a butterfly theme, so Fly and be free seemed to be appropriate. I added sequins and some old stickers and the dew drops I found in a drawer last week!

As always I outlined lots in black ink.

My angry owl has been hanging around on my desk for months, and he seemed to be saying hello. 

After I'd outlined in black ink, he needed a bit more so some dots and squiggles round the letters and the owl happened. I'm really pleased with these, so next to work out how to use them!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Tags- Hello lovely.

I made tags! Just for the hell of it. I started off with no idea what I was going to use them for, but as I went along some themes emerged! I really enjoyed making them, just because.

The base are white tags, with scraps of patterned paper stuck on. Then I went over the top with scrapes of pink and yellow paint. It was a little bright, so I tones it down with white gesso.

I use an old credit card to scrape the paint on, and a brush to paint through a hexagonal stencil.

The diecuts came from various sets, I just went for colour matches. Plus sequins, some words, and dew drops.

I went for a cake theme with this one. I thought it might work on a layout for an afternoon tea I recently went to. I added number and other odd stickers from an old set, again, just looking for colours.

I finished off with doodles in black ink to edge and finish off these 2 tags.