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.


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!

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.