Wednesday, 6 February 2013


I wanted to this project where the background played just as a bigger part as the stamped image. The Stamp is from my new MUST HAVE stamp designer LYNNE PERRELLA called COLLECTION 013 from PAPERARTSY and a wonderful collection of these stamps are available from THATS CRAFTY ON LINE STORE.
I chose this time to work on a enlarged Tag that i cut from my Silhouette Machine.

Gare Finger Metallics Kit~2
Baby Wipes
Sheet of crumpled Paper design from a paper collection

The first thing to do is to Yes you have guessed it GESSO! By doing this on a surface will allow you to have extra time when it comes to manipulating paint. The tag was cut out from a cardboard envelope that came from THATS CRAFTY ON LINE STORE when some crafting goodies were sent to me. So WASTE NOTHING!

While the Gesso was drying i took the stamp selected and then with the Pitch Black ink i stamped twice onto the paper i had picked out. The reason for doing this was i wanted the face to be raised from the surface of the 'Poster'. Just to give some extra details. The image was then coloured using a selection of the Pro-markers
Now that the Gesso had dried its time to lay down colour. Using the tube place streams of the ink right from the nozzle  Then using a wet brush start to manipulate the colour. You can remove areas using a baby wipe. What your after is to give the impression that the wall had been painted but over time had become weathered. Repeat the same with the top section. I used the holes in the tag to give me that separate layers. When it was time to mix in the middle using a wet but dry brush and start to mix in both colours. Your after a soft line, once again you can use baby wipes to help you. If you want more depth of colour just add a few 'blobs' and mix that into the surface. When your happy the next part is to give even more definition and depth.

This is where the Finger Metallics came into play. You can use other methods like the Rub'n Buff creams. These are used to give a more earthy feel and that feeling of rustic. Its well worth investing in some of these creams as they can give wonderful depth of colour when used over other paints. For instance i place some Gun Metal cream around the circles at the base to make them look as if there was a shadow. Also the edges of the tag were given some 'cream' treatment.

When i was happy with the overall depth of colour i took the wall mask and using a blender and the London Fog l carefully gave a light colour so that when removed it would look like a brick wall but it didn't take away the hard work that had gone into making the bottom layer.

Once i had given the 'brick wall' a quick blast from my heat gun i wanted to add extra detail. So using the Clock and the 'Splat' i laid down them using the Sepia Ink Pad. To make things a bit different l inked up a pad and gently over inked the Splat mask so that it had separate colouring highlights. You don't want your over treatments to be flat when you have gone to a lot of time and efforts to make the layers underneath full of colour and definition. So carefully over inking can give the feeling of depth.

Now then lets add our poster. I cut it out from the paper with a pair of scissors. i didn't bother about it being that perfect cut as i was going to distress the edges with the same pr. of scissors. Then taking the other stamped image i on this occasion take time and carefully cut the face out of the stamped image and with the help of dimensional tape i secured the face on top of the secured poster. Using the dark grey pen just make lines down one side to give the feeling of depth. DON'T GO ALL AROUND THE IMAGE, just highlight.

Now then all that's left to do is to take the poppy mask and with the help of The Red and Green Markers colour in the parts needed. CAREFULLY LIFT THE MASK OFF! as the marker can run if your not careful. Then a quick blast of the heat gun will aid in the fixing of the colour.

There you have it a Tag that's been made using a single stamped image but the work that's gone one under the stamped image plays a big part of the project.

Any questions please send me a message and i will do my best to help a.s.a.p.

Please don't give up if l don't respond right away as lm not going to be able to be at a computer for a few days due to a operation.



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