Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Tag time

Good afternoon friends.
I hope you are all well. Thought I'd share this tag I finished last night with you today. Not the easiest of things to photograph but still, hopefully you will get an idea.
I started off by creating a textured tag with a Tim Holtz folder onto silver card. This was then coloured with a selection of Distress Paints

 When the paint had dried, I sanded some of it back to expose the silver. I fixed the tag to a mountboard tag and then the tag was covered with a layer of clear UTEE

 The UTEE gives an amazing depth to the colours and dimension to the background. It's beautiful!
 I added a decorative edge using Tim's Metal gate on the edge die coloured with metallic stain and Black Soot Distress ink.
I used Distress Paint to add colour onto a metal flower and leaf. The paint adheres really well.

Then I stamped onto the tag with one of the images from Time Travelers onto the tag using black StazOn. I wanted to add some colour to the character, I used a couple of things, Distress Markers which gave a nice colour wash but not as intense as I wanted and I was too impatient to wait till dry to layer up so I used Copics too. However there is one thing to be aware of, being alcohol based, the markers can "erase" the StazOn so care is needed. Still the end result is a fabulously depth filled tag, which I think looks amazing, especially in real life!
Hope you like it and that you all have a great and creative afternoon.

11 comments:

Krisha said...

Great depth on this tag, thanks for sharing the process.

Karin said...

This tag looks fabulous Neil. Love the depth you've created.

Elly said...

Fabulous colours, Neil. I believe you every single word about the look (:o)This stamp is actually very cooool and fits perfect.

Francesca said...

Just fab... great clour combination. Love Francesca

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Well worth the wait Neil. A very lovely piece indeed. Love it.

Sioux P said...

Love it, and the colours a bit different, lots of depth even on the screen.

butterfly said...

Wow... how cool - all that amazing texture, and then the Time Traveller just kind of hovering there - fab!
Alison x

Kristina said...

Truly awesome tag! Amazing work on it!
Peace,
Kristy

Terry said...

Fabulous tag and I love the colors and what you have done with that Time Traveler! Have a great weekend! Just became a follower!

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW, Neil! Love all of the layers of media you've used. The depth is phenomenal! Gorgeous tag. xxD

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words, a fantastic tag, great texture.