I decided to use Andy Skinners technique using hair wax to create a resist. You can see it here. I cut a tag shape from a piece of white foam board and painted with media transparent yellow iron oxide and made the circles by dipping surgical spirits into the paint.
When dry I gave it a coat of media quinacridone burnt orange and whilst still wet, threw on some easy float solution. Placed plain paper over the top and lifted off the paint when the easy float had been.
Next I stamped images in black stazon. I love how it looks at this stage, but I had to continue as I'd not used any resist techniques yet!
Next I used the wax and a coat of purrisan blue hue. Looking back, I should have used a lighter blue, but hey ho!
Wiped back using the hair wax as the resist and I ended up with this.
More hair wax and then a layer of the multi surface satin paint in leprechaun.
And again, after it'd been wiped back but wax added ready for the next coat.
A coat of lace chalky paint and left to let completely dry.
I inked up my Hampton Art script stamp with stazon and stamped over the whole tag.
This is the final result after all the layers and waxing.
As I felt I'd 'lost' the main dragonfly image, I over stamped it and added a couple of bits of script over the green to break up the solid colour.
And for my second resist technique I used bondaweb. Sprayed the tag with orange media mister, ironed on the bondaweb, covered it with clear embossing powder and heated. Then sprayed it with violet shimmer.
You can see the shimmer here, especially on the left hand side.
As you can see because the bondaweb isn't solid, the violet has gone into the pitted areas but resisted where the embossing powder has melted.
Close up of the melted embossing powder and the media sprays.
And another one.
As I didn't want to cover too much of the background up, I cut out an image that had been stamped onto fabric and using the sewing machine sewed it onto the tag and doodled around the outside of the tag with a white posca pen.
Close up of the stitched image on the tag.
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