Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Layers Upon Layers

Sandra our Creativity Venture leader has set me an extra personal challenge for this month.  This was the brief -

Avoiding the squares
Create a tag 
Using a quarter of each part of the tag to create something different 
Top left - Must consist of three layers
Top right and bottom left - Must consist of two layer
Bottom right - must be one layer   
Theme, medium and technique your choice. Size and shape of the the tag is also your choice. 
Have fun

Sandra has created these personal challenges to make us think outside the box, so rather than just do layers, I took a different approach.  For each section of the tag, I used the relevant number to represent the layers of paint, the number of times I used a stencil and finally the number of layers for stamping.  

So using the techniques show cased on the PaperArtsy blog from the last couple of weeks and a huge #12 tag, I set to it.

Top Right - l Layer
Paint layer - snowflake fresco paint
Stencil - Harlequin using mushroom fresco paint
Stamping - image and words stamped directly onto the tag
Doodling with black Posca pen

Top Left - 2 Layers
Paint Layers - Haystack and Hey Pesto
Stencils - Reverse of the above harlequin and small circles in mushroom
Stamping - image stamped onto acetate, bunting stamped directly onto the tag and another layer added over the top using 3d foam
Doodling with a white Posca pen

Bottom Right - 2 Layers
Paint Layers - Baltic Blue and Limelight fresco paints
Stencils - small circles in mushroon and alphabet in haystack
Stamping - image stamped directly onto tag, second layer using a white Posca pen and the clown hat
Doodling with a black and white Posca pen

Bottom Left - 3 Layers
Paint Layers - Brown Shed, Autumn Fire and Claret fresco paints
Stencils - Reverse of the alphabet, reverse of the small circles, bubble wrap in Guacamole
Stamping - image stamped onto acetate, back coloured with snowflake fresco paint
Doodling with black Posca pen


Helen said...

What a great challenge, and I love your tags - it's like 4 in 1 really, good job you had a giant tag!!! Great choice of colours.

butterfly said...

Fabulous Sam - each individual panel is brilliant, and together they form the most wonderful tag art!
Alison x

downrightcrafty said...

wow love how you have used the challenge brief and great tags
Hugs Kate xx

chrissies said...

Terrific that you have a personal challenge Sam and you have made such a great job of this tag with so much to admire.

Well done

Love Chrissie xx

Marianne said...

Oh my, I missed this blogpost. What a great artwork. All very lovely! Well done.

Minxy said...

Teachers pet lol
A great quad of tags, each so different but all working together

Last Door Studio said...

This is terrific Sam..

So much happening on this tag and the attention to detail is fabulous..

Congrats on completing..

I do hope you have popped a link over at Paperartsy somewhere - This is a great use of their inventory. overabundance even..

Well done again


hazel said...

What a great challenge. The tag that you've made is fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Sue said...

Each individual piece is wonderful Sam and together it's perfect. I love your doodling, it really add to the effect. This type of challenge is just right for you xx

Alison said...

So cool! I love it Sam! xxx

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE this idea - a personal trainer, no less, eh? Lovely work x

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