Hello! Hope this finds you well! I have been experimenting with paints and different ways to use them and I have been mixing up some stamps by Lynne Perrella for PaperArtsy to make curious characters - I thought I share a tag and show you how I made it.
I took a regular large tag and covered it in Tissue Wrap. I used Multi Medium Matte to glue it down as it glues really well and provides a nice surface to work on! Make sure it's dry! (1) Then I took a palette knife (or a credit card!) and scraped a few thin layers of green paint over the tag. I used Hey Pesto PaperArtsy Fresco paint which is translucent so every layer is seen thorough the next one. (2) I then added some Grunge Paste through a couple of stencils and rubbed Beach Hut paint over the dried paste (3). I then added a little more paint colours with my finger and dabbed it off with a baby wipe so I got a just a hint of colour. I love this bit as you can wipe off any paint you don't like!
I then stamped my chosen images from Lynne Perrella for PaperArtsy onto a piece of tissue paper and then painted the reverse with the paints I used on the tag. It looks pretty awful on the back but the front is lovely! Honestly! I cut out the images and glued it to the tag.
I stamped out a phrase I found on the internet and stamped out each letter and then doodled around the tag with a black pen. I had intended to use my fabulous Tim Holtz alphabet stamps but I've lent them to a friend so I have to ask you to imagine I used them!
I hope you like my tag - I'm back next week with another version!