Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Tag Swap - Texture

Sad, sad day, the last scrapings of my DecoArt media white modeling paste. Good job I have some more on order!!!

I managed to scrape enough out to put through these stencils.

I added white crackle paint to some areas and then covered everything with gesso.

I painted this one with a few colours of DecoArt dazzling metallics, venetian gold, emperor's gold, mink pearl and champagne gold.

Then I rubbed the whole thing over with relic chalky paint and wiped it back and ran over the cogs with champagne ice metallic lustre.

You can still see the shimmer from the dazzling metallic paints.

Next I painted some die cut cogs and an arch in a couple of coats of relic chalky paint and stamped script over them with everlasting chalky paint.

I stamped the Dream On image from my newest Finn set and added some gears for the hair, along with the chipboard cogs, prestuds, washers and gems.

Close up of the metal cogs and clock pieces.

Close up of the cogs, stenciled and chipboard ones.

And finally for more texture, I went over the words with glossy accents.

I used the DecoArt multi surface satin paints on this tag, chartreuse and true blue.

I stamped the main LP image and added a flourish, splats, blots in black stazon and script in olive green stazon.

I painted the two PA chipboard shapes in multi surface satin for the butterfly and serene for the flower shape. Stamped the LP images in black stazon and gave them white cheeks.

Added dots and a few hi-lights with a white posca pen. To bring out the texture I used metallic lustres in turquoise on the chartreuse and emerald on the true blue.

Close up of the chipboard butterfly over the main image.

More texture where the crackle paint was added. I think this would have shown up better if I'd of used some white antiquing cream to hi-light the cracks. 

All products are from DecoArt.

I'm also entering these into this weeks PA challenge which is gels and mediums.


Sandy said...

Good Fathers Sam!!!! What I have admired about you so much is your willingness to experiment. Your first tag is really glorious! How in the world do you know how to do all of these steps. I am just now starting to mess around with mixed media and I think I am really going to like it! Thanks for the tutorial!
Sandy xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Wow, those cogs are amazing, so much texture x

chrissie said...

Stunning projects Sam made with such care and skill

Love Chrissie xx

Sue said...

These are really fab Sam, I love your textures and choice of colours. Sorry I've not been around for a while, it's really good to be back! Sue xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Oh! These are great works, Sam!! Absolutely stunning 'Dream On tag', fab aged colours and wonderful textures, I love it, also great tutorial too. Another LP lady's tag is wonderful idea and colours combo. xxx

Helen said...

I thought I'd left a comment, but must have viewed this before from my phone which doesn't let me,.... love the shimmer, the cogs are fantastic! Fabulous texture on both tags.

craftimamma said...

Gosh, these are great Sam! I couldn't pick a favourite but the metallic shimmer on the first one is amazing. Wonderful tags!

Lesley Xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Fabulous Tags Sam. love ll t5he texture x

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